YOUNGSTOWN OH- A strong defensive effort from the Valley Christian Eagles helped them soar past the visiting Heartland Christian Lions 68-23 in the opening round of the Division IV plat Wednesday night.
The Eagles held quarter leads of 14-7,31-10,50-19 in their victory.
Kristen Gill scored a game high 26 points for the Eagles with Dezyrae Dean added 14 points.
For the Lions, who finished the season with a 6-17 slate, junior Madi Matthews had 15 points. Valley Christian improves to 10-3 will travel to Bristol to take on the Panthers Saturday afternoon in a sectional final game.
*Contributed By YSN’s Gary Leininger