UHRICHSVILLE -- Ridgewood led through three quarters of play but couldn't seal the deal against Lake Christian and ended up falling 71-65 on Monday. The game was part of the Claymont Classic played at Claymont High School.
The Generals (1-5) led 21-18 after eight minutes of play and bumped their lead to 39-34 by halftime. The score stood 54-48 in favor of the orange and black when the final eight minutes began. Ridgewood was held to 11 points in that time while allowing 23 tallies by Lake Christian.
Tyler McCullough and Jared Kreitzer scored 17 points each to lead the Generals. Thomas Ellis came through with 14 while Ryan Gress added another 10 points.
Shane Byler led the Tigers with 21 points, including five 3-pointers. Chris Dutcher was right behind with 20, including four 3-point bombs of his own.
Lake Christian 71
Justice 3-5-13, Esber 1-0-2, Troyer 4-1-10, Dutcher 6-4-20, Byler 8-0-21, Ring 1-0-3, Coblentz 1-0-2. Totals: 24-10-71.
Gress 4-2-10, Kreitzer 7-3-17, Davis 0-0-0, Hawthorne 0-0-0, Marlatt 3-0-8, McCullough 6-5-17, Ellis 5-3-14. Totals: 25-13-65.
Ridgewood 21 18 15 11 - 65
Lake Christian 18 16 14 23 - 71
3-point goals: R - Marlatt 2; Ellis 1. L - Byler 5; Dutcher 4; Justice 2; Ring, Troyer 1.
Ridgewood beats Indian Valley
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Ridgewood picked up its second win of the season with a 62-56 non-conference win over Indian Valley on Tuesday.
The Generals (2-5) trailed 15-9 after the first quarter but exploded in the second frame, capturing it 20-8 to take a 29-23 halftime lead.
In the final period, Ridgewood was up 46-37 before Indian Valley made a run to cut the deficit to 53-51 with 2:26 remaining, but could not close any further.
Ryan Gress knocked down 17 points to lead the Generals. He also snagged eight rebounds, had three assists and made two blocks Teammate Thomas Ellis came through with 16 markers.
Jordan Frey was top scorer for the Braves with 18 points. Zach Baker added 12 tallies while Randson Burdette tacked on another 10. Eric Gray made seven points.
Ridgewood nailed 21 of 49 (42 percent) from the field and was 16 of 23 (69 percent) at the foul line. Indian Valley made 21 of 51 (41 percent) from the floor and 11 of 25 (44 percent) at the stripe.
Indian Valley led in rebounds, 37-34. Baker had 12 rebounds for the Braves while Burdette and Gray controlled six caroms each.
The Generals won the reserve game, 47-36. Evan Jones had a game-high 19 points for the Generals while Kyle Lehigh scored nine to lead the Braves.
Bradford 0-2-2, Cahill 0-2-2, Davis 2-0-5, Ellis 4-6-16, Gress 8-1-17, Hawthorne 1-2-4, Kreitzer 2-1-5, Marlatt 3-0-7, McCullough 1-2-4. Totals: 21-16-62.
Indian Valley 56
Baker 4-3-12, Burdette 5-0-10, Frey 6-5-18, Gray 2-2-7, Hall 3-1-7, Mizer 1-0-2. Totals: 25-11-62.
Indian Valley 15 8 14 19 - 56
Ridgewood 9 20 15 18 - 62
3-point goals: IV - Baker, Frey, Gray 1. R - Ellis2; Davis, Marlatt 1.
Ridgewood defeats River View
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Ridgewood won an exciting thriller on Friday for their second win in row as the Generals defeated River View 47-45 on Friday.
Senior Jared Kreitzer was the hero for Ridgewood (3-5) as he tipped one back in with one second remaining for the winning score. The Generals had missed two previous shots in the wild finish before Kreitzer scored on his putback.
The Generals led 10-8 after the first quarter and 21-16 by halftime. River View was down by as much as nine in the third period before closing the gap to 33-31 as the final eight minutes began. Both teams played to an even 14-14 during that period. Ridgewood was up by five at one point before the Black Bears tied the game with 1:12 to go. The teams traded a bucket and two free throws before the winning bucket was scored.
Kreitzer was the game high scorer with 27 points. He also collected seven rebounds. Teammate Brett Marlatt scored 14 points. Thomas Ellis had four points and five assists.
Nick Johnson was tops for the Black Bears (2-5) with 13 points while Brant Schonauer was right behind with 12.
The Generals won the reserve game, 49-33. Tanner Stoffer scored 11 points to pace the Generals.
Kreitzer 12-3-27, Marlatt 5-2-14, McCullough 0-2-2, Ellis 2-0-4, Gress 0-0-0. Totals: 19-7-47.
River View 45
Schonauer 5-0-12, Bassett 1-0-2, Miller 0-1-1, Johnson 5-0-13, Hammond 1-0-3, Moore 3-2-8, Dawson 3-0-6. Totals: 18-3-45.
River View 8 8 15 14 - 45
Ridgewood 10 11 12 14 - 47
3-point goals: R - Marlatt 2. RV - Johnson 3; Schonauer 2.
Indian Valley falls to Fairless
BREWSTER -- Indian Valley lost a heart breaker to Fairless, 46-45, in Principals Athletic Conference action on Saturday. The Braves (1-5, 1-3 PAC) had a chance to win the game at the buzzer but came up short on the last second shot.
The Falcons (2-5, 1-3 PAC) were behind 21-19 at the break but took control of the third quarter with a 15-8 advantage. The score stood 34-29 in their favor as the fourth stanza began. The Braves won the final period 16-12 for the final margin.
Jeremy Smith led Fairless, who won their first league game of the season, with 16 points. He also had nine rebounds.
Jordan Frey paced Indian Valley with 19 points while Zach Baker scored 16.
Fairless won the reserve game, 42-31.
Pratt 2-0-5, Soehnien 2-0-4, Hull 1-0-3, Smith 6-4-16, Morris 1-1-3, Matheson 1-1-3, Bentley 1-4-6, Troxell 2-2-6. Totals: 16-12-46.
Indian Valley 45
Baker 8-0-16, E. Gray 0-2-2, Frey 7-3-19, Mizer 1-1-3, Burdette 1-3-5, Albaugh 0-0-0. Totals: 17-9-45.
Indian Valley 10 11 8 16 - 45
Fairless 11 8 15 12 - 46
3-point goals: IV - Frey 2. F - Pratt, Hull 1.
Nc'town beats Caldwell
After entering the final quarter of play trailing by three points, Newcomerstown rallied for a 49-44 victory over visiting Caldwell on Saturday.
The Trojans (3-4) outscored the Redskins, 15-7, in the decisive fourth quarter, led by four points apiece from J.C. Rine, Caleb Rankin and Josh Miller. The final three points in the fourth were scored by Chris Deal off the bench.
"It wasn't pretty," said Newcomerstown coach Danny Weekley. "We have been off for 10 days and we had some nice shots early, but they didn't fall and it looked like we had been off for 10 days. The kids fought back and we were fortunate to get the win. We have been in all our games this season, but a few have not gone our way. It was nice to start the new year with one going our way."
Chase Addy finished with 12 points for the Trojans while Curtis Blind added nine markers. Rine and Miller came through with seven apiece.
Weekley noted, "I though Josh and Chris gave us a solid energy boost. J.C. helped in a lot of different aspects and Caleb four free throws at the end helped us stay ahead."
Caldwell (1-7) opened the contest with a 15-10 lead after the first quarter, but the Trojans trimmed the deficit to four points, 27-24, at the half by outscoring the Redskins, 13-12, in the second quarter.
Newcomerstown managed to trim another point off the deficit in the third frame by outscoring Caldwell, 11-10.
"The aspect that stands out to me is that in the past, we would have lost a close game like this", said Weekley. "But our guys are developing to the point that even on a cold shooting night, we can pull out a win."
The Redskins were paced on offense by Cody Crum and Ryan Keith with nine points apiece while Robbie Lamp and Aaron Lucas each tallied eight.
The Trojans finished with 27 boards as a team, led by Rine with six and four apiece from Blind and Miller.
Newcomerstown won the reserve game, 40-35, for their first win of the season. Jansen Lenzo led the Trojans with 10 points. Darian Arnold and Serafin Sanchez contributed eight tallies apiece. Kyle Fink had 12 points for the Redskins.
Addy 5-0-12, Blind 4-1-9, Rankin 0-4-4, Deal 2-1-5, Wolf 0-2-2, Rine 3-1-7, Miller 3-1-7, Snyder 1-2-4.
Keith 4-1-9, Crum 1-6-9, Lamp 2-3-8, Sayre 1-0-2, Lucas 3-1-8, McGilton 2-1-3, Warner 2-1-5.
Newcomerstown 10 13 11 15 - 49
Caldwell 15 12 10 7 - 44
Three-point shots: N - Addy 2. C - Crum, Lucas 1.