HINTON -The Hinton girls, rated 7th in the state in Class 2A, bolted off to a 20-0 lead at the end of the first quarter against River Valley here on Monday night, and it didn't get any better for the Wolverines after that.
When the RV gals' long night finally ended, the Blackhawks had rolled to a 91-10 victory.
Kasi McDermott led the Wolverines' scoring with six points, while Hinton had four players who each scored more points than the entire River Valley team - Sadie Schuck had 22, Ashton Moody 14, Mackenzie Small 14, and Katie Clausen 12 for the Blackhawks.
No other statistics were submitted for the River Valley girls.
In the boys contest, River Valley coach Dean Norris said that the game was "back-and-forth the entire way," before the host team finally escaped with a 65-59 victory.
Coach Norris said he was very proud of his team's effort, as this was the first varsity game experience for six of his players, and he felt "they played very well."
River Valley's Austin Hansen started the season with a stellar performance, scoring 28 points and adding eight rebounds and seven steals. Sam Lundt, like Hansen a third-year starter, added eight points and dished out six assists for RV.
Andrew Volkert led the team in rebounding with nine and also scored seven points, while Ryan Kettelson chipped in with eight points and Zak Gander added six points and five rebounds to the River Valley team effort.
Hinton was led in scoring by Seth Butler, who had 19 points and Troy Boetger, with 14. Tyler Stuerman added a dozen points and grabbed an outstanding 19 rebounds for the Blackhawks.
The RV boys host West Monona Monday night.