Hartville sweeps Conway on Monday

LDR photo/Mikel Flanders
Hartville Eagles boys’ basketball coach Brett Reed talks to his team during a timeout of a high school boys’ basketball game against the Conway Bears on Monday night. The Eagles won the contest, 64-47.


The Hartville Eagles continued their dominance on the hardwood as both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams defeated the Conway Bears on Monday night at Conway High School.

In the boys’ matchup, the Eagles were led by senior forward Evan Matthews who finished the game with 23 points and hauled in 22 rebounds in the 64-47 win.

“The stat sheet says 22 rebounds and looking back it is probably pretty close,” Hartville head coach Brett Reed said. “He rebounded the ball well on both ends of the floor for us, and he has done that all year. He played a huge part for us, and I was proud of the way he has played for us all year long.”The Eagles controlled things from the beginning, leading 20-9 at the end of the first quarter, but Conway senior Tanner Pippins helped guide CHS back in the game for a little bit by scoring six of his game-high 23 points in the second quarter to cut the lead to five points.

Hartville pressured the Bears to start the second half and forced seven Conway turnovers in the quarter to extend their lead to 13 in the third quarter.

Reed said the pressure was the critical part of the game plan coming into the game.

“We didn’t really have much time to prepare for this game because we didn’t have school (on Monday) and nobody could get to the gym,” Reed said. “We know Conway likes to slow it down and play possession by possession and we needed to speed it up a little bit to be successful.”

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