Hiland 64, Ridgewood 24
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Visiting Hiland High took control from the outset and never looked back in powering to a 64-24 Inter-Valley Conference win over the Ridgewood on Friday.
The Hawks jumped out to a 20-4 lead after the opening quarter and then added a 16-7 scoring advantage in the second round to take a commanding 36-11 lead to the locker room at the halftime break.
The onslaught continued following the intermission, with Hiland scoring a 16-5 scoring edge the third and then coasted by outscoring the host Generals 12-8 the final eight minutes.
Hiland outgoaled Ridgewood, 25-9, and added 10-of-14 from the foul line with 13 players breaking into the scoring column. Lucas Mast and Todd Rapp scored 10 points each; Jordan Yoder followed with nine and Dennis Chupp added eight.
The Generals converted 5-of-8 from the charity line, with Ryan Lowe leading the Generals with seven points with Matt Saylor following with six.
Massillon Tuslaw 71, Indian Valley 65
MASSILLON -- A fourth quarter comeback bid by the visiting Indian Valley Braves came up just short as the Massillon Tuslaw Mustangs raced to a 71-65 Principal's Athletic Conference victory on Friday.
The visiting Braves forged a narrow 18-17 lead in the initial quarter, but had trouble scoring in the second frame as the Mustangs posted a 17-8 scoring advantage to take a 34-26 lead at halftime.
Indian Valley battled back following the intermission, scoring a 19-18 edge to cut the deficit by one and the outscored the Mustangs 21-18 the final eight minutes for the final six-point margin.
Indian Valley shot just 35 percent from the field (21-of-60) and added 14-of-21 from the bonus line. Brady Byers paced the Braves with 19 points with Shawn Mills close behind with 18. Dalton Bolon added 14 points and Caden McGuire nine. Mills also dished out nine of the Braves' 15 assists, while Byers picked off seven of the 16 steals. The Braves had 20 turnovers.
Tuslaw hit 25-of-50 floor shots for an even 50 percent and tacked on a near perfect 18-of-19 from the foul line. Josh Getz was the big scorer for the Mustangs with 25 points followed by Harley Snyder with 13 and Mason Karn with 10.
The Mustangs posted a 38-27 rebounding advantage with McGuire pulling down seven and Byers six caroms. Snyder and Mark Meyer each pulled down six boards for the hosts and Getz added five.
In the reserve contest, Indian Valley escaped with a 52-49 win with Jarrett Helter scoring 14 and Evan Neininger adding 10 for the Braves. J. Carroll scored 19 and J.D. Ryder 14 to pace Tuslaw.
Malvern 68, Newcomerstown 52
NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Newcomerstown High received little help from their "home court" advantage in Friday's contest with Inter-Valley Conference rival Malvern as the Hornets rolled to a 68-52 victory.
Newcomerstown jumped out to a 15-12 lead after one quarter, however, the remainder of the contest belonged to the Hornets as they carried a 31-22 lead into the half following a 19-7 second quarter scoring advantage.
Malvern continued its solid play throughout the second half, outscoring the Trojans by a 37-30 mark over the final two periods en route to a double-digit conference win.
Trey Tucci and Mitch Loomis paced the winners with 23 and 22 points, respectively.
The Trojans (5-4, 4-2 IVC) were led by Austin King with 23 points, followed by Steve Poe with 11 and Jibril Dansby who just missed twin figures with nine points.
Newcomerstown finished the game with 23 rebounds. Poe led the way grabbing 10 followed by Josh Green with five.
Malvern also won the JV game, 40-23, Jarrett Majestic topped the Hornets with 14 points while William Ansley had seven. Lincoln Shaw and George Brode topped NHS with six and five, respectively.
Claymont 75, Indian Valley 64
GNADENHUTTEN -- Visiting Claymont High collected a 75-64 victory over neighboring Indian Valley on Saturday.
The Braves found themselves down by one point (17-16) after the initial quarter, but a 23-13 showing by Claymont in the second stanza sent the hosts into the half trailing by a 40-29 margin.
Indian Valley trimmed the deficit in the third stanza following a 20-14 scoring advantage, but a 21-15 scoring response in the final period propelled the visitors to a double-digit victory.
The Braves were paced by Brady Byers with 21 points, followed by a 19-point contribution from Shawn Mills while Caden McGuire added 15.
Dylan Sterling's 17 points paced the winners, with Dallas Clarke adding 15.
Tusky CC 20, Ridgewood 54
RIDGEWOOD -- The third quarter proved to be pivotal in Saturday's Inter-Valley Conference contest between Ridgewood and Tuscarawas Central Catholic as a 20-14 advantage propelled the Saints to a 60-54 victory.
Ridgewood trailed by only one (12-11) after a quarter of play and an 11-11 stalemate in the second quarter kept the Generals' deficit at one (22-23) as the teams went into the half.
However, the Saints gained control of the game in the third stanza with the 20-14 showing and hung on for the win in the final period as RHS managed an 18-17 edge in the quarter.
The Saints were paced by Mitch Herron, who led all scorers with 16 points.
Jhett Slusser led the way for the Generals with 12 points followed by Ryan Lowe with 11.