BERLIN -- The Hiland boys dialed long distance to defeat Newcomerstown, 69-34, on Wednesday in an Inter-Valley Conference contest.
The Hawks (14-4, 11-3 IVC) connected on nine long-range buckets, paced by Dylan Kaufman with five treys as he paced Hiland's offensive attack with 21 points. Luke Burch followed with 12 points.
Newcomerstown (6-13, 3-11 IVC) stayed close through the opening quarter and trailed by 20-14 at the close. Hiland opened the game up the second period by outscoring the visitors 28-6 to take a commanding 48-20 lead at the half.
With a 13-9 scoring advantage in the third round, Hiland (14-4, 10-4 IVC) widened the gap to 61-29 after three frames and coasted to the rest of the way to victory.
Newcomerstown was led by sophomore Matt Ayres, who had 10 points. Caleb Rankin added eight points and Jansen Lenzo cashed in seven.
No reserve game was played.
Newcomerstown 14 6 9 5 - 34
Hiland 20 28 13 8 - 69
Yoder 0-4-4, K. Miller 2-0-6, Conn 1-0-2, Gerber 2-3-7, Jas. Miller 1-0-2, Burch 5-2-12, Boyd 3-1-8, Schmucker 1-0-2, Jal. Miller 2-0-5, Kaufman 8-0-21. Totals: 25-10-69.
Rankin 2-4-8, Miller 1-0-2, Wolf 1-2-4, Lenzo 2-3-7, Ayres 4-2-10, Sproat 1-0-2, Craigo 0-1-1. Totals: 11-12-34.
3-point goals: H - Kaufman 5; K. Miller 2; Boyd, Jal. Miller 1.
Indian Valley falls to Tuslaw
MASSILLON -- An icy cold second half doomed Indian Valley as they fell to Tuslaw on Wednesday, 64-29, in PAC action.
The Braves could only muster four points after halftime, including none in the third quarter. The Mustangs led 18-14 after the first quarter and 33-25 at the break. The winners put up 17 points in the third frame and 14 in the fourth.
Tanner Eckstein led the Brave's offense with eight points while Adam Mizer contributed five.
Jack Warth paced Tuslaw with 13 points.
Indian Valley 14 11 0 4 - 29
Tuslaw 18 15 17 14 - 64
Host Newcomerstown avenged an earlier setback by defeating Sandy Valley, 49-33, in an Inter-Valley Conference matchup on Friday.
The Trojans (6-11, 3-10 IVC), who dropped a 49-42 nod to the Cardinals (6-12, 3-11 IVC) in January, received a 20-point effort from Caleb Rankin. Cameron Wolf chipped in nine markers.
After a one quarter stalemate with the scored tied 4-4, Newcomerstown moved on top 14-9 at the half and extended their lead to 30-23 after three periods.
They then closed out the game with a 19-10 edge in the fourth to win going away.
Zach Mozden topped Sandy Valley with 13 points, with Cody Welker contributing 10 tallies.
The Cardinals won the reserve game, 55-25.
Sandy Valley 33
Zach Mozden 4-2-13, Cody Welker 4-2-10, Nick Williams 1-1-3, Corey Fisher 1-0-2, John Rice 1-0-2, Chris Williams 1-0-2, Howie O'Neill 0-1-1. Totals 12-6-33.
Caleb Rankin 5-9-20, Cameron Wolf 1-7- 9, Bubba Harris 2-2-6, Josh Miller 2-1-5, Darian Arnold 2-0-4, Jansen Lenzo 0-2-2, Matt Ayres 1-0-2, Paul Matthews 0-1-1. Totals 13-22-49.
Sandy Valley 4 5 14 10 - 33
Newcomerstown 4 10 16 19 - 49
3-point goals: SV - Mozden 3. N - Rankin 1.
Ridgewood beats Garaway
SUGARCREEK -- Ridgewood won a thriller against Garaway last Saturday as Kevin Davis made two free throws with no time left for a 45-43 victory.
Davis was fouled while shooting a three-pointer as time expired and made two of his three shots.
The Generals led 8-6 after the first quarter but fell behind 20-19 by halftime.
A low scoring 5-4 third quarter in Ridgewood's favor sent the game into the final period with the score knotted at 24-24. The Generals took the last eight minutes, 21-19.
Evan Jones led the way for the Orange and Black with 18 points, including eight in the final frame.
Richard Hawthorne scored 10 points while Davis finished with eight.
A key difference in the game was at the foul line, where the Generals made 17 of 26 while the Pirates converted just 7-of-11 attempts.
Hunter Shaw and Seth Miller both had nine points for Garaway.
Ridgewood lost the reserve game, 37-32. Christian Grove had 15 points for the Generals.
Ridgewood 8 11 5 21 - 45
Garaway 6 14 4 19 - 43
Indian Valley falls to
GNADENHUTTEN -- Indian Valley came up just short as the Braves fell to Tusky Valley last Friday, 48-45.
The Trojans led 12-8 after the first quarter and 25-18 by halftime.
Indian valley (3-13, 3-8 PAC) outscored Tusky Valley 27-23 in a comeback effort that couldn't close the gap.
The win was the Trojans second of the season, both against the Braves.
Tanner Eckstein scored 12 points to lead Indian Valley while Kyle Lehigh and Adam Mizer racked up 11points each.
Ryan McGonagle paced Tusky Valley (2-14, 2-9 PAC) with 13 points.
Tusky Valley 12 13 11 12 - 48
Indian Valley 8 10 13 14 - 45