Malvern 76, Ridgewood 35
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Host Ridgewood High proved no match for IVC power Malvern on Tuesday as the Hornets more than doubled up on the Generals, scoring an easy76-35 league triumph.
A 26-8 initial period start and a whopping 40-19 halftime margin by Malvern pretty much decided the outcome by the end of the first two frames.
Not surprisingly, a trio of Hornets reached double figures with Mitch Loomis tallying 19 to lead all players. Teammates Trey Tucci and Colton Deane added 16 and 11, respectively.
For Ridgewood, only Austin Lowery managed double figures, with 10.
Canton Timken 79, Indian Valley 61
CANTON -- The first and fourth quarters of Tuesday's PAC contest proved decisive as host Canton Timken posted a whopping 48-26 advantage in the "bookend" sessions and cruised to a 79-61 win over Indian Valley High.
Leading 40-35 at the half, the hosts scored a 14-11 advantage in the third before pulling away late with a 25-15 fourth period effort.
The Braves struggled with field goal shooting, managing just 20-of-52 from the floor and 13-of-22 from the line.
The hosts made 28 field goals and were 20-for-30 from the line. Timken also dominated the rebounding by a 44-28 margin.
Indian Valley did place a quartet of players in double figures. Shawn Mills led with 15. Teammates Dalton Bolon and Brady Byers each scored 14 and Bailey McBeth chipped in 10.
For Timken, LaPear Toles scored 25 to lead all players. Randee Reed added 16.
Newcomerstown 54, Strasburg 21
STRASBURG -- Despite jumping out to a 9-6 lead the opening quarter, the host Strasburg Tigers were no match for the visiting Newcomerstown Trojans' defense Tuesday as the visitors rolled to a 54-21 Inter-Valley Conference win to remain unbeaten at 4-0 on the young season.
Henry Malcuit paced the Tigers (1-5, 1-4 IVC) in that opening quarter with nine of his 12 points, all coming from behind the three point arc.
Newcomerstown rebounding after the initial quarter and scored 15 points in both the second and third frames, as Austin King scored 13 of 22 points in the third round. The Trojans finished off the rout with a 23 points fourth stanza while the Newcomerstown defense stifled the Tigers and limited them to not more than nine points in any of the final three quarters and just the 21 points for the game.
Jibril Dansby added 10 points for the Trojans and Josh Green chipped in with eight markers.
Newcomerstown pulled down 28 rebounds led by Steve Poe with 10 boards while scoring six points.
Manchester 64, Indian Valley 54
GNADENHUTTEN -- Jumping in front the first quarter, the visiting Manchester Panthers led throughout as they rolled to a 64-54 Principal's Athletic Conference win over the host Indian Valley Braves on Friday.
The Panther opened with a 20-14 scoring edge the first eight minutes and added a 15-12 scoring advantage the second frame to take a 35-26 lead to the halftime break.
Indian Valley shaved one off the deficit the third round out scoring the Panthers 14-13, but Manchester closed it out in the fourth with a 16-14 scoring differential to provide the 10-point final difference at 64-54.
Manchester was 19-of-49 from the field, including a 5-of-16 effort from beyond the arc, for 38.8 percent and made the difference with a 21-of-30 shooting effort from the foul line.
Mason Hayes led the Panthers with 14 points, while Pavin Parks and Aaron Hoxworth followed with 11 points each.
Kanyon Collins Logan Spear chipped in with nine points each and Matt Sipos was close behind with eight markers.
Indian Valley also sank 19 field goals on 59 shots for 32.2 percent, but converted just 13-of-21 from the bonus line. Shawn Mills paced the Braves and all scorers rippling the nets for 24 points, while Dalton Bolon followed with 14 points.
Manchester posted a narrow 41-38 rebounding advantage led by Collins with 10 boards with Hayes and Logan Harvey adding eight caroms each. Mills also paced the Braves on the glass with 10 rebounds, while Konner Cool added five. The Braves dished out eight assists led by Mills with four and Cool with three and picked off eight steals paced again by Mills with four.
Indian Valley claimed a 64-45 JV win with Jared Byers scoring 18 points. Brandon Anderson added 10 points, while James Metzger and Jarret Helter chipped in with eight and seven points, respectively. Austin Todd led Manchester with 10 points.
Ridgewood 43, Strasburg 31
WEST LAFAYETTE -- After suffering through four consecutive losses to open the season, the host Ridgewood Generals finally broke through Friday with a 43-31 Inter-Valley Conference win over the visiting Strasburg Tigers.
Neither team set the nets on fire the opening quarter and with the Tigers clinging to a 6-5 lead, D.J. Varian buried a three-pointer to give the hosts a lead they would never relinquish and give coach Jamie McCrea his first win at his alma mater.
The Generals (1-4, 1-3 IVC) won every quarter with a 10-7 edge the second round for a 18-13 lead at the halftime intermission, then added a 12-10 scoring edge the third frame, after the hosts had built the margin to 30-17 before the Tigers put together a run, and finished it off in the fourth out scoring the Tigers 13-8 for the 43-31 IVC victory.
Ridgewood out goaled Strasburg 16-11 and added 7-of-17 from the charity stripe, while the Tigers converted 8-of-21 bonus shots.
Ryan Lowe paced the Generals (1-6, 1-5 IVC) with 16 points and also pulled down eight rebounds, while Varian added nine counters.
Joe Bryan led the Tigers with 12 points, scoring seven in the fourth quarter, and Jared Burnsworth grabbed off a game-high 12 boards to pace Strasburg on the glass.
Braeden Smith scored 17 points and Jhett Slusser added 10 as the Ridgewood junior varsity improved to 4-1 on the year with a 52-47 victory over the young Tigers.
Hiland 71, Newcomerstown 40
NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Visiting Hiland remained at top of the Inter-Valley Conference by handing the Newcomerstown Trojans a reality check with a 71-40 victory on Friday.
The Hawks used a strong second half to pull away after posting a 17-11 lead after the initial quarter and adding a 15-8 edge the second round to take a 32-19 lead to the locker room at the halftime break.
The third quarter was a back-breaker for the Trojans as Hiland poured in 24 points and limited the Trojans to just 13 to build a commanding 56-32 lead going to the final eight minutes of action. The Hawks then finished it off with a 15-8 scoring advantage in the fourth to provide the lopsided final margin.
Hiland (6-0) connected on 27 floor shots, including six "triples", and added 11-of-14 from the foul line with three players scoring in double figures. Todd Rupp led the way with 11 points and was followed closely by Eric Miller and Brennan Coil with 10 points each. Jordan Yoder and Dennis Chupp chipped in with eight points each.
The Trojans (4-1, 4-1 IVC) hit 16-of-59 field shots for just 27 percent and tacked on only 4-of-10 from the bonus line. Austin King paced NHS scorers with 13 points with Josh Green adding eight markers.
Newcomerstown hauled down 34 rebounds led by Austin Zufelt with 11, while Green added eight and Steve Poe seven boards. The hosts were guilty of just nine turnovers.
Buckeye Trail 64, Indian Valley 50
OLD WASHINGTON -- Buckeye Trail High recorded its 500th boys' basketball victory Saturday night, defeating Indian Valley by a 64-50 score to reach the .500 mark for the season.
The 3-3 Warriors came off a 14-14 first quarter stalemate and posted a 17-6 edge in the second period to move in front, 31-20, at the intermission.
An 18-10 third quarter edge increased the lead to 49-30 and more than offset Indian Valley's 20-15 edge in the final frame.
"Terry Leggett got 250 of those in the first 12 years and it's taken 24 more to get the next 250," Trail coach Rod Gray said of reaching the milestone, "so that's a pretty good testament to his success."
Tyler Starr poured in 27 points, including five three-point goals, to lead the Warriors' attack. Caleb Gray contributed nine tallies; Josh Toland had seven and Jed Burga added six.
Indian Valley was led by Dalton Bolon's 23 points, wiht Shawn Mills collecting 14.
Trail had a 31-21 rebounding edge, with Toland grabbing nine and Gray collecting eight, and the Warriors were charted with just eight turnovers, half of Indian Valley's total.
Tyler Starr recorded four steals and Lane Starr had four assists for the winners.