Indian Valley boys get two wins; Newcomerstown, Ridgewood split

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Newcomerstown 61,

River View 59 (OT)

NEWCOMERSTOWN -- It took nine three-pointers and an extra four-minute period, but host Newcomerstown High outlasted the visiting River View Black Bears 61-59 in overtime in a non-league contest on Tuesday.

The visiting Bears got out of the gate quickly with a pair of 17-point quarters the first half to build a 17-9 lead after the opening round and a 34-21 bulge at the halftime break.

The second half belonged to the Trojans, who dialed up long distance with three "treys" the third frame to post a 14-8 scoring advantage and cut the difference to 42-34 heading to the final stanza.

With five more "triples" in the last eight minutes, Newcomerstown outscored River View 19-12 (all of the Bears' points coming from the foul line) to knot the score at 54-all at the close of regulation time.

In the overtime, the Trojans got another "three-ball" and two deuces for seven points while River View poured in five charity tosses to provide the 61-59 overtime thriller.

Newcomerstown (7-14) connected on 21 field goal attempts, nine of them from beyond the arc, and added 10-of-20 from the foul line. Austin King and Austin Zufelt led a balanced scoring attack with 11 points each. Steve Poe followed with 10 markers, while Hunter Snearey had nine and Jordan Wharff added eight.

River View made just 13 floor shots, but tacked on 29-of-41 from the bonus line. Hunter Winegar paced the Bears with 18 points followed by Corey Miller with 15, Matt Brillhart with nine and Jon Dart with eight counters.

Indian Valley 68,

Tusky Valley 41

ZOARVILLE -- Led by senior Jamie MacAdam's big 34 point night, the Indian Valley Braves picked up a 68-41 road victory over Tusky Valley in PAC-7 action on Tuesday night.

Included in that total was a sizzling 10-of-16 performance from beyond the three-point arc on the night to set a new school record for made three-pointers.

Indian Valley maintained control all night, leading 23-11 at the halftime intermission. In the second half the Braves used a 45-30 scoring advantage to pick up the win and improve to 14-7 overall and 7-7 in PAC 7 play.

Brett Cox added double figure support for the Braves with 11 points and Bret Byers chipped in with nine.

Tusky Valley (7-14, 3-10 PAC 7) was led by Derek Horstman with 10 points, while Jordan Felgenhauer finished with nine.

Indian Valley claimed the rebounding battle by a 32-25 margin with Byers pulling down 10 and Cox adding eight boards. Felgenhauer led the Trojans off the glass with seven caroms.

Ridgewood 48,

Strasburg 42

STRASBURG -- Capitalizing at the foul line down the stretch, the visiting Ridgewood Generals held off the host Strasburg Tigers for a 48-42 Inter-Valley Conference win Tuesday.

Both team scored 17 points the opening quarter and the Generals posted a 10-9 edge the second round to take a narrow 27-26 lead to the locker room at the intermission.

Ridgewood expanded the difference the third frame out scoring the Tigers 10-7 to carry a 37-33 advantage to the final stanza. In the final eight minutes, the Generals converted a perfect 7-of-7 from the foul line to go with two buckets to outdistance the hosts 11-9 to provide the 48-42 victory.

The Generals hit 17 field shots, six of them three-pointers, and added 8-of-12 from the bonus line for the game. Zak Keesee and C.J. Grove paced Ridgewood scorers with 18 points each. Dillon McPherson followed with seven points.

Strasburg had 16 field goals, also including six treys, and were 4-of-6 from the charity stripe. The main cog for the Tigers was Marek Walczak pouring in a game-high 34 points.

Indian Valley 95

Navarre Fairless 58

GNADENHUTTEN -- With six players scoring in double figures, from start to finish it was all the host Indian Valley Braves as they put up 95 points to sail past the visiting Navarre Fairless Falcons, 95-58, in President's Athletic Conference play Friday.

Indian Valley opened with a 16-7 scoring edge the initial quarter, then added a 23-13 edge the second round to take a commanding 39-20 lead to the locker room at halftime.

In the second half it was more of the same as the Braves out scored the Falcons 29-17 the third round to up the difference to 68-37 going to the final stanza, then finished it off with a 27-21 scoring difference the last eight minutes to provide the whooping 95-58 victory.

The Braves shot a sizzling 55.9 percent from the field (33-of-59), including a 8-of-27 effort from beyond the three-point line and tacked on 21-of-27 free throw attempts.

Brady Byers led the scoring parade with 17 points as all five Indian Valley starters scored in double digits. He was followed by Shawn Mills with 16, Jamie MacAdam with 15, Caden McGuire and Bryce Allensworth with 11 each and Brett Cox with 10 counters. Bailey McBeth chipped in with seven points in the winning effort.

Indian Valley had 22 assists with Mills dishing out six and MacAdam five and five steals, while turning the ball over just 10 times.

Fairless connected on just 18-of-65 floor shots for 27.6 percent and added 16-of-29 from the charity stripe. H. Wells led the Falcons with 20 points with C. Simmons adding 14. The Falcons had just four assists and four steals while committing 13 turnovers.

The visitors posted a 40-38 rebounding advantage as Wells made it a double-double with 15 boards and A. Birchler added five. Cox led the Braves on the glass with nine boards followed by Byers with seven and Mills with six.

Garaway 47

Ridgewood 41

WEST LAFAYETTE -- Behind a fourth quarter surge, the visiting Garaway Pirates snapped a deadlock at 34 at the close of three quarters to escape with a 47-41 Inter-Valley Conference win over the host Ridgewood Generals Friday.

After Garaway posted a 12-9 lead the opening quarter, Ridgewood out scored the Pirates 16-12 the second round to grab a 25-24 lead going to the locker room for the halftime break.

The Pirates got the one back the third stanza with a 10-9 scoring edge to send the teams to the final eight minutes knotted a 34. Garaway capitalized at the foul line (6-of-7) down the stretch to out score the Generals 13-7 for the six-point winning margin.

Both squads made an equal number (16 field goals) and both had three treys with the difference coming at the charity stripe where the Pirates were 12-of-14, while the Generals cashed in just 6-of-8.

Zac Keesee paced the host Generals with 17 points followed by Christian Grove with seven.

Garaway had a pair of double digit scorers led by Duane Troyer with 15, including a perfect 7-of-7 from the bonus line, with Tyler Walter close behind with 14 points (4-of-5 from the foul line). Josh Werker chipped in with seven points in the winning effort.

Sandy Valley 52,

Newcomerstown 47 (OT)

MAGNOLIA -- The three-point arc and the foul line made the difference as the host Sandy Valley Cardinals outlasted the visiting Newcomerstown Trojans 52-47 in a Inter-Valley Conference overtime thriller on Friday.

In the extra four minute frame, the Cardinals got a three from Walker Grossman and converted 5-of-12 from the foul line to post a 8-3 scoring advantage to secure the victory. Newcomerstown's lone points in overtime were on a "trey" by Austin King.

The Cardinals jumped to a 14-10 lead after the opening quarter, but Newcomerstown responded with a 11-7 scoring advantage in the second round to knot the score at 21-all going to the locker room at the half.

Sandy Valley (5-16, 3-10 IVC) doubled up on the Trojans the third frame with a 16-8 scoring difference to grab a 37-29 lead going to the final stanza. Newcomerstown utilized the foul line down the stretch, hitting 9-of-13 from the bonus stripe to out score the Cardinals 15-8 and pull even at 44-all at the close of regulation play.

Newcomerstown (7-15, 2-12 IVC) was cold shooting from the floor, hitting just 15-of-51 attempts for 29 percent and added 15-of-28 (54 percent) from the foul line. Hunter Snearey led the Trojans with 15 points followed by King with 10, Chris Poe with eight and Jordan Wharff with six markers. The visitors committed 19 turnovers, while Austin Zufelt collected two steals.

The Cardinals shot slightly better from the field hitting 15-of-39 for 38 percent and tacked on 18-of-34 from the charity stripe. Nate Shepler led Sandy Valley in scoring with 17 points with Zach Schlimm chipping in with a double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds. Andrew Lancaster and Grossman added eight and seven points, respectively.

Shepler also dished out five assists and grabbed four steals for the winners who were also guilty of 19 turnovers.

Newcomerstown had a 37-32 rebounding advantage led by Wharff with 12 boards, while Schlimm paced the Cardinals.

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