Indian Valley 58, Orrville 40
GNADENHUTTEN -- Taking advantage of a big second half, the host Indian Valley Braves blew open what had been a close game to romp to a 58-40 win over the visiting Orrville Red Riders Friday in the Indian Valley Athletic Center.
The Braves forged a narrow 13-12 lead the initial quarter and added two to the margin the second round with a 12-10 scoring advantage to take a 25-22 lead to the locker room at halftime.
Following the intermission, the Braves erupted for 17 points the third frame, while limiting the Red Riders to just nine to widen the gap to 42-31 heading to the final eight minutes of action. In the final stanza, the Braves out scored the visitors 16-9 to provide the 58-40 final.
Indian Valley (13-6) shot a blistering 55.9 percent (19-of-34) from the field and added a perfect 16-of-16 from the foul line. Connor McGuire and Cade Williams paced the Braves with 12 points each with James Metzger adding eight and Braden Rostad seven markers.
The Braves handed out nine assists with Jarrett Helter dishing out seven and the host collected nine steals led by Helter with three, while Rostad added a pair. Indian Valley was guilty of 13 turnovers.
Orrville hit just 13-of-37 floor shots for 35.1 percent and tacked on 10-of-12 from the bonus line. Logan Domer paced the Red Riders in scoring with 10 points with Marcus Conway following with eight while also handing out six of the eight assists. The Riders had eight steals with R'mani Robinson and Conway picking off two each. The visitors committed 11 miscues.
Indian Valley also controlled the boards with a 28-12 rebounding advantage with Metzger, Karson Hartrick, Helter and Tanner Myers pulling down four boards each. Conway had four caroms to pace Orrville.
Garaway 51, Ridgewood 40
SUGARCREEK -- After jumping out to a 14-9 opening quarter lead, the visiting Ridgewood Generals couldn't hold off the host Garaway Pirates Friday as the host posted a 51-40 Inter-Valley Conference victory.
After the Generals posted the initial quarter lead, Garaway responded with a 15-6 scoring edge the second frame to overcome the deficit and take a 24-15 lead to the locker room at the halftime intermission.
The Pirates added to the nine-point spread the third stanza out scoring the Generals 12-11 and then closed it out with a 15-9 scoring margin the final eight minutes to provide the 51-40 final.
Ridgewood 5-14, 3-11 IVC) made 13 field shots and added 10-of-12 from the charity stripe. Keith Leindecker paced the Generals in scoring with 14 points with Braeden Smith following with nine, while Chase Griffith added seven and Jhett Slusser six counters.
The Pirates canned 16 floor shots and tacked on 15-of-19 from the bonus line. Ty Hamsher paced Garaway with 22 points, including 11-of-13 from the foul line. Ben Hason followed with 16 points and Phillip Gebhardt chipped in with six markers.
Coshocton 60, Newcomerstown 40
NEWCOMERSTOWN -- A big scoring night from Andrew Mason lifted the Coshocton High Redskins past host Newcomerstown by a 60-40 final score in non-league basketball action on Saturday evening.
Mason pumped in a game-high 27 points to pace the Redskins attack including 15 in the first half to lead CHS to a 30-21 lead.
In the second half Coshocton pulled away outscoring the Trojans by a 30-19 margin to pick up the road win.
Gavin Williams chipped in with 15 points for the Redskins with Ashton Jarvis adding 11 points for the winners.
Newcomerstown placed three players in double figures paced by senior George Brode with 15 points, while senior Bryce Barbera contributed 11 and junior Levi Kilpatrick finished with 10 for the Trojans.
With the home court loss Newcomerstown slips to 3-16 on the season.