Nc'town 43, SV 42
The Trojans came alive in the fourth quarter to post an exciting 43-42 win over Sandy Valley on Friday. The game was a preview to the first round Division III sectional tournament game on Tuesday, pitting together the same teams.
Newcomerstown (7-13, 4-12 IVC) edged out to an 11-10 first quarter lead but trailed 23-17 at halftime after a 13-6 run in the second period by the Cardinals. Both teams racked up 10 points apiece in the third frame before the Trojans caught fire in the final eight minutes, outscoring their visitors 16-9 to come away with the regular season ending victory.
Darian Arnold burned the nets with 18 points for Newcomerstown while Bubba Harris came through with 12. Paul Mathews finished with seven points.
Sandy Valley was paced by Zach Schilmm's 11 points.
Newcomerstown won the reserve game 44-32.
Manchester 65, IV 41
GNADENHUTTEN -- The Panthers came through with a 65-41 win over the Braves on Friday night, keeping Indian Valley winless in league play.
Manchester led by scores of 15-7, 34-14, and 51-29 after the first three quarters of play. A 14-12 advantage for the winners in the fourth frame closed out scoring.
Brett Cox racked up a double-double for Indian Valley (2-18) with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Bryce Allensworth contributed another nine points while Jamie MacAdam scored eight.
Nick Miller finished with 21 for the Panthers.
Manchester won the reserve game 50-31.
Garaway 61, RHS 51
WEST LAFAYETTE -- The Pirates got 25 points and eight rebounds from 6-8 senior Paul Honigford to come away with a 61-51 IVC win over the Generals on Friday.
The Generals forged to an 18-16 first quarter lead before Garaway erupted for 20 in the second quarter while holding Ridgewood to 10. With a 36-28 lead to start the second half, the Pirates stretched their lead at times to 20 as they won the third period 17-10 for a 53-38 advantage. Ridgewood came back to close the gap to seven points in the fourth quarter but could pull no closer before falling by 10. The Orange and Black won the final eight minutes 13-8.
Thomas Ellis cashed in 22 points to lead Ridgewood (14-6, 11-5 IVC) while teammate Tanner Stoffer had 13, including three treys. Evan Jones commanded 11 rebounds.
Ryan Troyer had 17 points for the Pirates, including five three-pointers on nine attempts.
Garaway had the hot hand with 22 of 39 made from the field and 7 of 10 at the stripe. The Generals finished 19 of 43 and 8 of 13.
The Pirates won the reserve game 39-36.
Coshocton 58, RHS 46
COHOCTON -- The Generals had a lousy second quarter which proved to be the difference as they came up short in their second game in as many nights, falling to the Redskins on Wednesday, 58-46.
Both teams were sluggish in the first quarter with Coshocton edging out to a slight 5-4 lead. The hosts asserted control in the second with a 20-9 run to go up 25-13 by halftime. The Generals held steady the rest of the way as they and the Redskins scored 12 points each in the third period and 16 apiece in the fourth.
Thomas Ellis fired in 18 points to lead the Generals (14-5) on offense while teammate Evan Jones knocked down a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Brandon Taylor had a game-high 25 points for Coshocton (12-7).
The Redskins won the reserve game, 42-32. Ryan Cunningham scored 16 points for Ridgewood.
Nc'town 58, CV 42
The Trojans pulled away in the second half to come away with a 58-42 win over the Rockets on Tuesday.
Newcomerstown led 10-8 after the first quarter but Conotton Valley rallied with a 16-13 second quarter to take a 24-23 lead by halftime. The Orange and Black came out strong in the third to put up 20 points while limiting their visitors to just seven and own a 43-31 advantage as the fourth period began. The Trojans won the last frame by a 15-11 count.
Darian Arnold fired in 22 points to lead the Trojans (6-13, 3-12 IVC). Cody Sproat nailed down 13 points while Bubba Harris hit double figures also with 10.
Brandon Bailey had a game-high 29 points for the Rockets (5-13, 2-12 IVC).
Newcomerstown won the reserve game, 60-51.
RHS 49, Strasburg 42
STRASBURG -- The Generals raced out to a 19-point lead that shrunk to six on several occasions but eventually held on for a 49-42 IVC win over the Tigers on Tuesday.
After taking an 8-5 first quarter lead, the Generals stretched their advantage to 26-17 by halftime.
It looked as though the game might be a rout in the third period when the deficit reach 19 in the third frame but the Tigers came back and only lost the third quarter by a 10-7 count.
With the score at 36-24 at the end of three, Strasburg closed the gap to six in the final minutes but free throws from Thomas Ellis and Tanner Stoffer helped keep the Tigers at bay.
The hosts won the last quarter 18-13 for the final margin.
The Generals (14-4, 11-4 IVC) got 16 points from Ellis, 14 from Stoffer, and 10 more from Richard Hawthorne. Evan Jones led the team with nine rebounds and five blocked shots while Stoffer and Ellis had eight caroms apiece.
The Tigers (7-12, 5-10 IVC) were led by Drew Kuecher and Kooper Dessecker, who each scored 10 points.
Ridgewood won the reserve game 49-27.
TV 63, IV 36
ZOAR -- The Braves fell to PAC foe Trojans on Tuesday, 63-36.
Tusky Valley led from start to finish, going up 14-4 after the first period and maintaining that margin by halftime, 25-15. The hosts outscored their counterparts 38-21 in the second half.
Jamie MacAdam was top man for Indian Valley with nine points and seven rebounds while Brennan Rentsch was right behind in scoring with eight, including two three-pointers. Ian Kandray tacked on another seven.
Clayton Patton and Clay Shetler each scored 13 points for the Trojans.
The Braves lost the reserve game, 50-45.
Strasburg 50, Nc'town 34
STRASBURG -- Strasburg got its burst in the third quarter of its 50-34 win over visiting Newcomerstown on Monday.
Holding a 20-16 lead at intermission, the Tigers came out with a frenzied start to the third period and outscored the Trojans 19-7 to take a commanding 39-23 lead into the final frame.
The Tigers' Hunter Schneiter provided the spark with five straight points to put the Tigers up 31-21, followed by a 3-pointer by Kooper Dessecker and bucket from Drew Kuecher for a 36-21 advantage.
When the difference got to 39-23, the Trojans settled down and matched the Tigers the rest of the way as both scored 11 to account for the final score.
The Trojans got off to a hot start when Eric Rose's second 3-pointer early in the opening frame put Newcomerstown up 9-3. But Strasburg's Kuecher scored most of his seven points of the first quarter down the stretch, and his driving bucket gave the hosts a 14-12 lead after one frame.
Things got sloppy in the second quarter as both teams turned the ball over and had trouble hitting shots. The Tigers outscored the Trojans 6-4 to take the four-point advantage to half.
Newcomerstown's Cody Sproat had 10 points to lead Newcomerstown (5-13, 2-12 IVC) while Rose and Caleb Fenton added nine and eight, respectively. Harris, who had four blocked shots, tacked on another six tallies.
Kuecher paced Strasburg (7-11, 5-9 IVC) with 11 points. Dessecker scored 10 points while Austin Hostetler scored eight and pulled in nine rebounds.
CVCA 73, Indian Valley 37
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- The Braves dropped a Principals Athletic Conference game to the Royals last Saturday, 73-37.
CVCA bounced to an 18-9 first quarter lead and made it 37-13 by halftime. A 19-10 advantage in the third quarter gave the Royals a 56-23 lead at the end of three.
Brett Cox scored 11 points to lead Indian Valley (2-16). P.J. Heiginbotham scored 17 points for the Royals.