by Bill Turner
Hidden Valley used a 34-19 halftime advantage to hold off Blacksburg, as the Titans captured the key River Ridge matchup 69-56 Tuesday night at the Hidden Valley gym.
Hidden Valley improved to 3-2 in district play to take a share of second place in the tightly bunched River Ridge race.
Blacksburg made a fourth quarter run to close the gap to single digits, but HIdden Valley executed down the stretch to secure the win.
Dylan Hodson led the Hidden Valley attack with 21 points. Senior center Austin Beecher added 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Titans.