What was looked at by many as a "trap game" for Adena, turned out to be just that as Huntington upset the Warriors 46-42 Tuesday in an SVC make-up game. The Huntington victory hands the (13-0) Zane Trace Pioneers the undisputed SVC Boys Basketball Championship, leaving (11-2) Adena's game at Zane Trace this Friday, just for pride among two very good teams.
Elijah McCloskey came up big for Huntington, including a clutch free throw and rebound in the closing seconds to hold off a furious Adena come back effort, that saw the Warriors trailing 41-30 with five minutes left to play. McCloskey scored 30 points in the game.
Huntington led most of the fist half, including a 23-17 halftime lead, then 36-28 after three. But, the Warriors roared back to within 43-42 in the closing minute, but Huntington did what they needed for the 46-42 upset.
The SVC boys regular season closes Friday night, with 94 Country WKKJ broadcasting Adena at Zane Trace, to see whether the Pioneers can also claim the Gold Basketball for a (14-0) conference season.