Only 1 team in Ohio finished the regular season undefeated and that’s the Malvern Hornets


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Ranked No. 2 in the state in Division III basketball, the Malvern Hornets improved to 22-0 with a win Friday night over the River Pilots by a score of 67-47.

With Malvern’s win, the Hornets remain unbeaten on the season and are the only team in Ohio – out of all four divisions – to finish the regular season undefeated this season.

J’Allen Barrino led the scoring attack for Malvern with 16 points followed by Rodney Smith with 11 and Dylan Phillips with 10.

Eric Swain chipped in nine points, Drake Hutchison added seven, Jared Witherow scored six. Mitch Minor and Evan Debo scored five and three points, respectively.

The Hornets will kickoff tournament action at home against the Ridgewood Generals on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.