Ridgewood boys' team falls to Hiland

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Hiland 69,

Ridgewood 43

BERLIN -- Ridgewood High fell behind early and were unable to recover in dropping a 69-43 decision to host Hiland High in Inter-Valley Conference action on Tuesday.

The Hawks soared out to a 17-9 lead after the opening quarter with Todd Ropp pumping in 10 points to spearhead the charge. Hiland built the lead out to 39-14 at the half and coasted home with the win.

Ropp finished with 16 points to lead the Hawks' effort, with Lucas Mast adding 14 and Jordan Yoder contributing seven.

Ridgewood was paced by senior Zak Keesee with 12 points, while senior Joey Raach tallied 11 and junior Ryan Lowe finished with 10.

Strasburg 32,

Newcomerstown 29

STRASBURG -- A strong second half by the host Strasburg High overcame a five-point halftime deficit and propelled the Tigers to a 32-29 Inter-Valley Conference win over the Newcomerstown Trojans on Tuesday.

The teams were knotted after the opening quarter at 7-7 before Newcomerstown jumped in front in the second round with a 11-6 scoring advantage to post the five-point (18-13) halftime spread.

Strasburg (4-10, 2-8 IVC) narrowed the gap in the third round, outscoring the visitors 10-6 to pull within one, 24-23, heading to the final eight minutes. The Tigers then posted a 9-6 scoring edge in the final round to forge the three-point (32-29) victory.

The Tigers outgoaled the Trojans, 13-10, with Newcomerstown making up part of the difference at the foul line converting 8-of-17 while Strasburg was just 4-of-12 from the stripe.

Hunter Snearey paced Newcomerstown (6-8, 2-7 IVC) with nine points while Steve Poe added eight markers and led the Trojans on the boards with five rebounds.

Marek Walczak was the big gun for the Tigers with a game-high 19 points while Eckhardt added seven. Jordan Turek hauled in 10 rebounds for Strasburg.

Indian Valley 58,

Manchester 55

CANTON -- Jamie MacAdam tallied 17 points, Shawn Mills added 16, Brett Cox finished with 12 and Brady Byers had 10 as Indian Valley (4-5, 9-5) won a PAC-7 game on the road on Tuesday.

Two Manchester players recorded double-doubles as Nick Peyakov finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds and Jamar Dukes added 14 points and 10 rebounds for Manchester (7-3, 11-5).

Malvern 64,

Newcomerstown 41

MALVERN -- Visiting Newcomerstown High got outscored in every period en route to a 64-41 Inter-Valley Conference setback at the hands of Malvern on Friday.

After a narrow 14-11 lead after one quarter, Malvern (12-6, 7-4 IVC) posted an 18-7 advantage in the second period to cruise to a 32-18 halftime lead.

The hosts were determined to not allow the Trojans off the mat as their 17-13 third period was followed by a 15-10 final quarter edge to account for the final score.

The Hornets' duo of Max Kapron and Trey Tucci did most of the scoring damage with 23 and 19 points, respectively. Tucci's bundle included three "treys" while Kapron grabbed a game-high nine rebounds. Malvern outgoaled the Trojans, 25-13.

Newcomerstown (6-11, 3-8 IVC) received 11 points from Hunter Snearey and nine from Jacob Rine.

CVCA 64,

Indian Valley 52

GNADENHUTTEN -- League-leading Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy picked up a 64-52 road win over Indian Valley on Friday.

CVCA improved to 10-1 in the PAC with the win, while the Braves slipped to 10-6 on the year.

The visiting Royals outscored the Braves 16-1 in each of the first two quarters and remained in control in picking up the victory.

Brett Cox led the Braves with 20 points, while Brady Byers chipped in with 13.

Indian Valley 59

Ridgewood 56

GNADENHUTTEN -- The third quarter was the difference as the host Indian Valley Braves held off the visiting Ridgewood Generals for a 59-56 non-conference victory Saturday.

The two teams played even the first half with both scoring 12 points the opening quarter and 19 the second round to go to the locker room deadlocked at 31 at the intermission. Indian Valley seized the upper hand the third frame with a 15-9 scoring advantage to take the six-point lead to the final stanza.

The Generals made a valiant comeback bid with a 16-13 scoring differential the fourth but came up just short with the Braves escaping with the three-point win.

Indian Valley was 20-of-44 from the field (four treys) and a near-perfect 15-of-16 from the foul line led by Shawn Mills with 21 points and nine rebounds. Jamie MacAdam followed with 15 points and Brady Byers added 13 points and six boards in the winning effort.

The Generals connected on 20-of-43 floor shots (three threes) and 13-of-16 from the charity stripe. C.J. Grove paced Ridgewood scorers with a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds with Zack Keese adding 19 points.

In the preliminary reserve contest, the Braves made it a clean sweep with a 55-37 win with Brandon Anderson scoring 12 points. Austin Lowery paced the young Generals with 14 points.

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