The 2016 Class 2A District 6 Tournament kicks off today! We’re previewing each Ark Valley teams matchup. Next up is Swink vs. Hoehne. The game will be played in Swink, at the “Lions Den”, by virtue of Swink being the higher seed coming in at #4. The Hoehne Farmers come into the match-up as the #5 Seed in the District Tournament.
Swink and Hoehne have met twice this season, with each team coming away with a victory. The teams met on January 13th in Swink, the Farmers came away with a slim 74-70 victory. The leading scorers for each team were: Isaiah Mendoza of Swink with 26 points, and Brandon Hazlitt of Hoehne with 27.
The two teams met once again, this time in Hoehne on January 26th. The Lions got some payback on the Farmers and beat them by a score of 58-49. The leading scorers for this game were: Brent Ritter of the Lions with 17 points, and Kyle Kreutzer of the Farmers with 15 points.
This game is going to be a battle throughout. Especially since it is a win or go home game for both teams. The winner advances to the District 6 Tournament Semi-Finals, while the loser’s season is over. Look for this game to come down to free throws, the team who gets to the line more is going to win this one.
Players to Watch For:
Swink– Brent Ritter & Dillon O’Neal
Hoehne– Kyle Kreutzer & Brandon Hazlitt