MALVERN -- The Hornets pulled away in the second half to score a 53-41 win over the Trojans on Friday night in Inter-Valley Conference action.
Both teams deadlocked at 15 apiece after the first quarter but the Hornets got some separation in the second by a 12-9 scoring advantage, putting the halftime score in their favor at 27-24.
Malvern doubled their lead through three quarters as they bumped the score to 37-31 as the fourth frame began. The Green and White won the final eight minutes by a 16-10 count for the final.
Bubba Harris just missed a double-double with a strong 18 points and nine rebounds for the Trojans (5-10) while Darian Arnold came through with 10 points.
Malvern's Travis Tucci led all scorers with 21 points as Max Kapron tacked on nine. Clay Davis came through with 10 rebounds.
Indian Valley 42
GNADENHUTTEN -- The Braves let a good first half of play slip away as they fell to the Falcons on Friday in PAC play, 62-42.
Both team battled to a 28-28 first half performance, but the Braves started to fall behind in the third and trailed 43-35 after three quarters.
A 19-7 Falcon run in the final period secured the win for the visitors.
Indian Valley was paced by nine points from Brett Cox while Brady Byers led the team in rebounds with seven.
The Falcon's were led by Jake Dennis' 17 points.
Newcomerstown 61, Caldwell 45
The Trojans got back on the winning track last Saturday by defeating invading Caldwell 61-45.
Newcomerstown (5-9) outscored the Redskins (5-10) 16-10 in the first quarter, topped by an eight-point effort by senior Bubba Harris.
Scoring was a bit more balanced for the hosts in the second frame as Darian Arnold connected on the Trojans' only three-pointer on his way to a seven-point quarter and Cody Sproat added six, with Newcomerstown claiming a 17-10 edge to lead 33-21 at halftime.
Cody Morris netted five in the third for Caldwell as the Redskins kept an 11-all pace in the frame, allowing the Trojans to hold a 44-32 lead heading into the final quarter.
Despite a pair of three pointers from Morris in the fourth, the Redskins could not make up ground with both benches collecting plenty of playing time to close the game out.
The Trojans placed four players in double-figures, with Arnold and Harris each cashing in 15 to lead the way. Sproat was right behind with 14 while Eric Rose scored 10.
Morris was the top scorer for Caldwell, netting 13 points.
Indian Valley 38
GNADENHUTTEN -- The Braves had no answers for a strong Pirate team as they fell in a nonconference game with Garaway last Friday, 67-38.
The Pirates led 18-7 after the first quarter and bumped their lead to 38-15 by halftime.
Ian Kandray scored 10 points for the Braves while Tanner Klein pace Garaway with 14.