Hovey scored 20 points, hauled down 20 rebounds, dished out 12 assists and blocked three shots and led the 17-0 Pirates to a 73-31 victory over Ravenna’s Bulldogs. The West Michigan Conference Rivers contest was played at Hart.
Hovey, a 6-5 senior, had plenty of offensive help as junior Blake Weirich continued his consistent play with 19 points and nine rebounds. Senior sharpshooter Diego Escamilla tallied 17 points, including five shots from beyond the arc. Senior Caleb Bitely contributed 11 points.
Hart got off to a fast start and never looked back as they raced out to a 22-11 lead after the first quarter. Ravenna found themselves in a 39-18 halftime hole.
The Hart offense held a 22-6 scoring edge during the third period and closed the game out with a 12-7 advantage in the fourth quarter.
Hart (17-0, 8-0) will host North Muskegon on Friday.
Ravenna (6-12, 5-5) will host Mason County Central on Thursday.