Tug Valley Rolls Hillbillies Out Of Sectional Tournament

Joey Gollihue had 22 points to lead the Tug Valley Panthers to a 70-28 win over the Man Hillbillies in the opening round of sectional tournament play on Wednesday in Naugatuck.

The Panthers (20-3) jumped out to a 16-4 advantage after the first period of play. Tug Valley increased its advantage to 35-10 at the half. Man (4-19) continued to fall further behind in the third quarter as the Panther lead grew to 51-17. Tug Valley cruised in the final period.

For Tug Valley, Ashton Davis followed Gollihue with 9 points. Braydun Ferris added 8 points. Parker Davis netted 6 points. Bryson Elia, Carson Newsome, Paul Preece and Buddy Marcum scored 4 points each. Brady Brewer and Kaden Hale dropped in 3 points apiece. Aiden Armstrong chipped in 2 points. Johnathan Wagner chipped in 1 point.

Tray Ward led the Hillbillies with 11 points. Kaleb Mullins fired in 7 points. Devon Sanders and Chris Isaacs scored 3 points each. Landon Cantrell dropped in 2 points. Colton Miller and Cameron Gerace finished with 1 point apiece.

Tug Valley will next host the Tolsia Rebels on Friday in the sectional championship game in Naugatuck.

Man (28) – Tray Ward 11, Kaleb Mullins 7, Devon Sanders 3, Chris Isaacs 3, Landon Cantrell 2, Colton Miller 1, Cameron Gerace 1

Tug Valley (70) – Joey Gollihue 22 points, Ashton Davis 9, Braydun Ferris 8, Parker Davis 6, Bryson Elia 4, Carson Newsome 4, Paul Preece 4, Buddy Marcum 4, Brady Brewer 3, Kaden Hale 3, Aiden Armstrong 2, Johnathan Wagner 1

Photo Courtesy of Karen Watts

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