Senior Kate Garry against Kings on December 4

by Cassie Mattia

Loveland, Ohio – Following quite a successful Fall sports season, Loveland High School Athletics has officially started their Winter sports season and the victories are already rolling in! At the conclusion of the Fall sports season, Loveland High School Athletics still held the top spot for the ECC All-Sports Trophy with a total of 62 points. With all of LHS’s Fall sports successes, it’s safe to say the entire Loveland sports community is more than excited to watch the Winter sports teams grab some wins! Loveland Magazine readers gather around for Part 1 of this week’s Loveland Sports 411 with Cassie Mattia!

Men’s Basketball

This week the Men’s Basketball team kicked off their season at Aiken on Tuesday. Although the Tigers lost 58 to 53, they battled for the win until the very end! Ian Cox played quite the game racking up 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. Many Tigers contributed to the season opener such as Alec Soth, who added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists, Brenton Foust, who scored 9 points and grabbed 3 rebounds, and Aaron Krabacher, who had 9 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists.

Below are some action shots from the game provided by Loveland Athletics!

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Score after 3: Tigers 43. Aiken 40. Let’s go TIGERS!

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The Men’s Basketball Team collected a big win against Anderson at home on Friday! The entire Tiger team fought hard for their first ECC win, with a score of 46 to 34. Loveland’s Collin Hedgepeth had 11 points and 3 rebounds, Brenton Foust collected 16 points and 3 assists, and Aaron Krabacher added 8 points to the final score.

Loveland Men’s Basketball Team will be back in action on Tuesday at 7:30 PM at Kings and then again on Friday at Walnut Hills at 7:30 PM.

Women’s Basketball

The Loveland Tiger’s Women’s Basketball Team had quite a successful week grabbing 2 big ECC wins! On Wednesday the Tiger’s took on Kings at home winning 57 to 22, and on Saturday gained another win at home against Walnut Hills, 78 to 67. With the Tigers, two ECC wins this week that puts them at 3-0 in the ECC and 3-1 overall making the Tigers 2nd in the ECC. Several of the Tigers were recognized for their accomplishments this week! Below are some of the accolades the Women’s Team collected!

The Women’s Basketball Team put up some impressive stats at both the Kings and Walnut Hills games! Jenna Batsch had 16 points and 8 steals against Kings while Jillian Hayes added 13 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, and 4 steals and Tess Broermann had 12 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 steals. The Tiger’s didn’t stop their impressive stats there, they also put up some great numbers against Walnut Hills including Jillian Hayes putting up her 1,000th point! Hayes put up 27 points and 10 rebounds while her teammate Kate Garry put up 21 points, 5 of those baskets coming from the 3 point line, and her other teammate Tess Broermann put up 12 points and 5 steals. Below are some of the captured moments from the Kings game and Jillian Hayes’s big “1,000th” point moment!

The Loveland Women’s Basketball Team will play again on Wednesday at Turpin at 7:30 PM and then again at Milford Saturday at 2 PM.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of the Loveland sports 411 with Cassie Mattia!

Columnist Cassia Mattia is a resident of Historic Downtown Loveland. She is the Associate Editor of Loveland Magazine.

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