Blackjack! Hickory earns 21st win of the season over Fairview

To the high school ranks where the Hickory boys wrapped up the Region 5 crown yesterday. The Hornets have been one of the BEST in the Valley this year—12 straight wins—20 and 1 overall and that lone loss coming to last year’s state finalist Sharon. Today—Chris Mele’s group looked to complete just their THIRD one-loss season in school history—and first since 1978. —Fairview is no slouch though…16 and 4 and Region 4 winners… —Fast start from the Hornets…DONALD WHITEHEAD drives and pulls up and drills the jumper. —Later…Skip pass to WHITEHEAD…Drives then stops pops and drops down the duece…He had 16…Hickory by 8 —2nd quarter…Off the WHITEHEAD miss…PEYTON MELE grabs the board, gets the putback and the foul! He had 14…Hickory up double-digits. —But the Tigers roared back…In the corner to MATT NILAND for three…Got it! Forced a timeout…Lead down to one possesion. —But that didn’t take the sting out of the Hornets…WHITEHEAD to ISAIAH JARZAB who sees he is behind the line then launches the three…Yes! Had at 16…Hickory rolls

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