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Brandon Patterson connected on six 3-pointers in leading Malvern to a 82-49 win over Newcomerstown.
The Hornets led 21-12 at the end of the opening eight minutes of play, 45-23 at halftime, and 63-34 heading into the final stanza.
Patterson finished with a career-high 20 points and three assists.
"It was good to get another win at home," stated Head Coach Dennis Tucci. "The boys were fired up to play a home game, and they came out and had a good game. Brandon had the big night for us. When he hit that fourth 3-pointer in the first quarter, the gym was as loud as it's been all year. It was nice to see everyone get behind him when he was hot like that."
Mark Mayle had a double-double with 15 points, 12 rebounds and three assists; Drew Hutchison had 12 points, nine assists and three rebounds; Jaret Majestic had 12 points, five assists and three boards; Jake Moser had seven points, nine rebounds and three steals; Christian Grimm had seven points and four caroms; and Jordan Browning had six points.
"Jake Moser had a good game," noted Coach Tucci. "He had nine rebounds, which is a good sign, because we have not been a good rebounding club all year. Drew just missed a double-double. He didn't miss a shot all night. He was 2-of-2 from the 3-point line. 2-of-2 from the free throw line, and made both of his 2-point attempts.
"Christian was very good off the bench. He hit a three, made all four free throws and corralled four rebounds. Jordan hit two big three-pointers. I thought that Jack (Naiman) was at his best tonight. He seemed to get his hands on a lot of balls. Mark had another double-double and had three nice assists.
"Jaret scored in double figures for the 63rd straight time. That is quite an accomplishment. That shows that he has been a good player for a long time. He also had some terrific passes that led to easy baskets."
Malvern was 27-of-62 from the field, 14-of-37 from the 3-point line, and 14-of-19 at the free-throw line; while Newcomerstown was 21-of-52 from the floor, 5-of-17 from behind the arc, and 2-of-3 at the charity stripe.
The Hornets dominated the boards 38-19, and forced 18 turnovers, while committing just seven.
Malvern was to close out the regular season against Ridgewood on Feb. 21.
The Hornets (13-8, 9-6) received the fourth seed at the Division IV East District Tournament draw and will host Frontier (#12) on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. If Malvern wins, it will host either Buckeye Trail (#5) or Bridgeport (#11) on Friday, March 3, 7 p.m.