Ridgewood beats River View; Nc'town downs Beallsville

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Ridgewood 44,

River View 37

WEST LAFAYETTE -- Homestanding Ridgewood slipped past the visiting River View Black Bears 44-37 Tuesday in a non-league encounter for both.

The Generals jumped in front 11-6 the opening quarter and both teams scored seven points the second round to send the teams to the locker room at the half with Ridgewood nursing a five-point (18-13) lead.

In the second half, River View erupted for a 13-8 scoring edge the third frame to knot the score at 26 going to the final eight minutes. In the final stanza the Generals got seven points from Zak Keesee and Dillon McPherson to out score the visitors 18-11 and claim the 44-37 win going away.

Ridgewood made 16 floor shots (two threes) but added just 10-of-26 from the foul line. McPherson paced the Generals with 17 points followed by Keesee with 12, Joey Raach with eight and Ryan Lowe with seven counters.

River View connected on 14 field goal attempts (one three) and tacked on 8-of-13 from the charity stripe. John Rice paced the Black Bears with nine points with Corey Miller and Jon Dart chipped in with eight points each.

Newcomerstown 57,

Beallsville 55

BEALLSVILLE -- With a torrid rally in the fourth quarter, the visiting Newcomerstown Trojans overcame a 10-point deficit to escape with a 57-55 victory over the Beallsville Blue Devils in a non-conference contest Tuesday.

The Trojans posted a narrow 10-8 edge the opening quarter, but Beallsville, behind the play of Teryn Jarrett, erupted for 19 second-quarter points while limiting the visitors to just seven to take a 27-17 lead to the locker room at the intermission.

Jarrett, with a 26-point effort Tuesday surpassed the 1,000 career point plateau and now has scored 1,007 points.

Newcomerstown (5-5) began the comeback following the break out scoring the Blue Devils 22-17 to pull within five at 44-39 at the close of three rounds. However, Beallsville spurted again and upped the difference to 10 before the Trojans again spurted to grab the two-point win with a 18-11 scoring advantage the final eight minutes. Beallsville missed a potential game-winning three-pointer just ahead of the final buzzer.

The Trojans hit 20 field shots, including three treys, and tacked on 14-of-19 from the bonus line. After scoring just two points the opening half, Hunter Snearey came alive in the second half to pace Newcomerstown scorers with 24 points. He had assistance from Austin King with 13, while Austin Zufelt and Jacob Rine chipped in with seven points each. Snearey also paced the visitors on the boards with nine of the 15 rebounds and recorded two of the Trojans' four steals. Newcomerstown was guilty of 11 turnovers.

Beallsville converted on 18 floor shots and added 15-of-20 from the charity stripe led by Jarrett. Kyle Groves followed with 11 points with Logan Nippert adding six before fouling out. The Blue Devils committed 14 turnovers for the game.

Indian Valley 60,

Fairless 52

NAVARRE -- With a strong second half performance, the visiting Indian Valley Braves overcame a halftime deficit to post a 60-52 Presidents Athletic Conference win over the Navarre Fairless Falcons Friday to keep the hosts winless on the year.

Indian Valley posted a narrow 11-10 edge at the close of the opening frame, but Fairless scored a 18-14 edge the second round to take a 28-25 lead to the locker room at the break.

The third quarter was pivotal with Indian Valley regaining the lead for good with a 17-9 scoring advantage, the added a 18-15 scoring edge the final eight minutes for the 60-52 win.

The Braves utilized the three point arc pouring in seven treys, three by Shawn Mills, and two each from Bailey McBeth and Jamie MacAdam.

Mills led a balanced scoring attack for Indian Valley with 22 points followed by Brady Byers with 10, McBeth with eight, MacAdam with seven and Brett Cox with six.

Lanier paced the Falcons with 17 points including five triples, while Regula and Birchler added eight each and Wells seven.

Fairless posted a 40-24 rebounding advantage paced by Wells with 13.

Garaway 59,

Newcomerstown 38

SUGARCREEK -- Host Garaway capitalized on turnovers by the visiting Newcomerstown Trojans via the full-court pressure to build an early lead and thwarted a comeback bid by the Trojans to remain unbeaten in Inter-Valley Conference play with a 59-38 victory on Friday.

The Pirates got off to a quick start, forcing four Newcomerstown turnovers in the first five minutes of the initial quarter to jump to a 10-2 advantage and improved the margin to nine (17-8) by the close of the frame.

A three-pointer from Tyler Walter and a steal and layin by Duane Troyer expanded the Garaway lead to 23-8 with 6:15 left in the opening half then took a 35-21 lead to the locker room at halftime.

Newcomerstown mounted a comeback bid at the start of the third closing the deficit to 12 points and might have pulled closer except the Trojans were just 1-of-7 from the field in the stanza.

Before the close of the third, Garaway had pushed the lead to 46-25 and there was to be no comeback for the Trojans, although the visitors out scored the Pirates 13-6 the final round to cut the difference to the 59-38 final.

The Trojans (5-7, 2-6 IVC) connected on 13-of-43 from the field and added 10-of-15 from the foul line. Hunter Snearey led the Trojans with 14 points, with Steve Poe following with seven and Jacob Rine chipping in with six.

Garaway (10-4, 8-0 IVC) hit on 25-of-55 floor shots and converted 5-of-7 from the bonus line. Walter paced a balanced scoring attack for the Pirates with 18 points, while Troyer and Josh Werker added 10 points each.

Newcomerstown did post a 28-26 rebounding advantage led by Jacob Rine with nine boards with Snearey adding seven. Walter pulled down six for the Pirates.

Ridgewood 47,

Sandy Valley 36

WEST LAFAYETTE -- Led by the senior duo of Zak Keesee and C.J. Grove, the Ridgewood High Generals picked up a 47-36 Inter-Valley Conference victory over the visiting Sandy Valley High Cardinals on Friday night.

Grove and Keesee each tallied 17 points for the Generals who improved to 6-7 overall and 3-5 in the IVC with the win

RHS got the upper hand in a low scoring first quarter, leading by a 7-2 count. In the second stanza, the Generals closed the first half with 7-0 run to build an 18-6 lead at the halftime intermission with an 11-4 scoring edge in the frame.

The Generals were 20-of-53 from the floor, had a 34-28 rebounding edge and committed just three turnovers.

Sandy Valley (2-13, 1-7 IVC) was led by Zach Schlim with a game-high 20 point effort and added 11 rebounds for a double-double performance, while Nate Shepler added six markers.

Sandy Valley was 15-of-47 from the field, including a chilly 2-of-18 effort in the first half, and made just one 3-pointer in 12 attempts.

Indian Valley 64,

Newcomerstown 46

GNADENHUTTEN -- Host Indian Valley wasted little time in flexing its muscle on Saturday night en route to a 64-46 victory over the Newcomerstown High Trojans in non-league action.

The Braves doubled up the visiting Trojans by a 20-10 count after one period, and then extended that lead out to 41-24 at the halftime break with a 21-14 scoring edge in the second stanza.

Indian Valley closed out the win with a 23-22 points advantage in the second half of action.

Hunter Sneary led the Trojans' attack with 13 points, while Austin King added double figure support with 10. Austin Zufelt finished with six points and Jordan Wharff chipped in with five markers.

Indian Valley (9-4) was paced by Jamie MacAdam with a game-high 23 point night, including four three-pointers with Brady Byers adding 12 and Bailey McBeth contributed nine points.

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