|Hillard Jaguars-8th Grade Champions|
On Saturday, the 8th Grade Hilliard Memorial basketball team completed its second consecutive undefeated basketball season with a dominant 46-25 victory over Dublin Sells in the Martin Memorial Tournament in Hilliard. The victory represented the Jaguars’ fourth consecutive blowout win in the tournament. Not only was Hilliard dominate in tournament play, but they also won all of their regular season games by 20 or more except for a double overtime game against this same Dublin Sells they beat in the championship by 21. Memorial finished their two year run with a record of 34-0 with only 3 games during that time period within single digits.
In the championship game, Isaiah Speelman led all scorers with with 22 points, followed by Braden Norris who finished with 9 and Kory Taylor who added 7. Trevor Grady led Dublin Sells with 8 points
The names of the players are as follows (from left to right):Jackson Beard (in sweater), Tyler Welch, Matt Hanson, Isaiah Speelman, Braden Norris, Kory Taylor, Jaret Lundy, Marlyn Hill, Ryan Kaylar, Isaiah Winters, Jacob Kirk, Clay Stausbaugh, Brad Cronin, Jack Rondy, Assistant Coach Tony Long and Head Coach Andrew Lavender.