Lancers Leave Mark in TVC-Hocking Showdown

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On Jan. 15, the Miller Falcons came into McInturf Gymnasium, and upset the Federal Hocking Lancers 71-60. Tuesday night, the Lancers (5-13 overall, 5-8 TVC Hocking) got their chance at revenge.

Federal Hocking scored 19 points in the final eight minutes of the game, and played good defense as well, holding the Falcons to just eight points in the same span.

Rising sophomore Collin Jarvis scored 18 points, fresh off the bench during the game. Add another 13 from Hunter Smith and the Lancers came out of Falcon territory with a win in convincing fashion, 65-50.

According to head coach Jonathan Thompson, Jarvis responded to the personal challenge he gave him tonight when he came off the bench. “He gave us everything he had tonight,” he said.

Out of the gate, the Lancers started off strong and led the Falcons 12-7 after the first quarter.  Sophomore Elijah Lucas came alive early, going up for tough boards and contested shots in the paint, and he finished the quarter with six of Federal Hocking’s 12 points.

Hunter Smith added a couple big buckets of his own, including a long, buzzer beating 3-pointer from beyond the top right of the arc to increase the Lancer lead to 29-25 going into the locker room.

Riding the momentum of Smith’s three-pointer, and the tenacious play of Jarvis, the Lancers kept their foot on the gas to start the second half.  They knocked down shots from all around the key and in the paint, but Miller’s Colby Bartley would keep the Falcons in the contest throughout the third quarter.

Heading into the fourth quarter, Federal Hocking held a four-point advantage, 46-42. During the final quarter the Lancers were firing on all cylinders. Shots hit by Jarvis, Smith, Brad Russell, Wes Carpenter, and Elijah Lucas propelled the Lancers through the fourth.

Leading all scorers was Miller’s Colby Bartley with a massive 30 points. But, that did not stall the turn around from Federal Hocking.

The Lancers are back in action on Friday when they travel to Belpre to take on the Golden Eagles.