Maplewood faces Hiland tonight

MASSILLON – Maplewood High School’s girls basketball team is in uncharted territory.

The Rockets, who are in their first regional final, face Berlin Hiland (24-3) in tonight’s Division IV final starting at 7:30 p.m.

Berlin Hiland junior guard Regina Hochstetler scored 16 points, all in the second half as the Hawks beat Lake Ridge Thursday’s in a regional semifinal at Massillon Perry High School, 38-28.

Hiland rallied with a 10-0 run in the third quarter to close Lake Ridge lead to one heading into the final quarter.

Meanwhile, Maplewood (22-5) put a stingy zone defense on Lowellville in Thursday’s other semifinal victory, 45-36. Lowellville was 5 of 26 from 3-point range.

Brooke Dawson paced Maplewood with 13 points in the victory.

HATHAWAY BROWN 49, CANFIELD 34: BARBERTON – Despite a double-double effort from Sabrina Mangapora, the Cardinals’ season ended with a Division II regional final loss.

Holding a two-point lead at halftime, Hathaway Brown (21-6) outscored the 33-20 in the second half to pull away for the win. Nia Marshall led the way for the Blazers with 25 points.

Mangapora paced the Cardinals (26-2) with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the losing effort.