Heritage Christian 51
NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Surviving a poor second quarter and overcoming a nine-point deficit at halftime, the Newcomerstown Trojan regrouped the second half to outscore the visiting Heritage Christian Conquerors 41-22 and claim a come-from-behind 61-51 victory on Tuesday.
The teams played even in the opening quarter with the score knotted at 14-14 at the close. In the second round, Heritage Christian reeled off 15 points while Newcomerstown struggled and tallied just six to provide a 29-20 halftime lead for the Conquerors.
Following the break, the Trojans poured in 22 points and limited Heritage Christian to just eight in the third frame to overcome the deficit and post a 42-37 lead going to the final stanza. In the last eight minutes, the Trojans posted a 19-14 scoring edge to provide the 61-51 final.
Newcomerstown (2-8, 1-6 IVC) connected on 24 floor shots and added 11-of-16 from the charity stripe. Bryce Barbera paced the Trojans' offense with 20 points followed by Brennan Wilkin with 15 and George Brode with 11. Brandon Septer chipped in with seven points in the winning effort.
Heritage Christian (2-8) made 20 field shots including nine from three-point range and tacked on just 2-of-9 from the foul line. Elijah Berry paced the Conquerors with 18 points followed by Romaine Lawton with 12 counters while Zach Welty added seven.
Indian Valley 52,
Sandy Valley 46
GNADENHUTTEN -- With visiting Sandy Valley holding a 46-39 lead heading into the final quarter, the host Indian Valley Braves held the Cardinals scoreless in the final eight minutes to complete a come-from-behind 52-46 win Tuesday.
In a game where the lead changed seven times and the scored was tied nine times, it was the defense of the Braves that turned the tide in the final quarter.
The Cardinals jumped in front 14-12 from the outset, but the Braves matched the scoring in the second round with a 14-12 scoring edge to send the teams to the locker room deadlocked at 26.
Following the break, Sandy Valley poured in 20 points the third frame, while Indian Valley scored just 13 to give the Cardinals the seven-point edge going to the final stanza.
Indian Valley was 18-of-37 from the field for 48.6 percent and added 11-of-19 from the foul line. Jarrett Helter led the way with 16 points, three assist and four steals. Connor McGuire added 13 points, three assists and five steals, while Cade Williams added 12 points.
The Braves had a total of 10 assists and 12 steals and turned the ball over 13 times.
Sandy Valley shot an even 40 percent from the floor (18-of-44) and tacked on 4-of-5 from the bonus line. Chad Neisel led the way with 13 points and two steals, while Bryce Offenberger added 11 points and three assists. Dan Bartholomew chipped in with nine points, four assists and four steals.
The Cardinals dished out 15 assists and picked off seven steals while committing 15 turnovers.
Indian Valley posted a 29-23 rebounding advantage led by Williams with seven. Bartholomew paced the Cardinals on the glass with nine boards.
Ridgewood 63 OT
UHRICHSVILLE -- It took and extra four minutes to decide the outcome, but the host Claymont Mustangs outscored the visiting Ridgewood Generals 5-4 in the overtime to escape with a 64-63 non-conference victory Tuesday.
Claymont jumped in front 25-18 the first quarter and clung to a narrow 38-35 lead at the halftime intermission. Ridgewood overcame the deficit the third round with a 15-7 scoring edge to take a 50-45 lead to the final eight minutes. The Mustangs roared back in the fourth to out score the Generals 14-9 to knot the score at 59 at the conclusion of regulation time.
The foul line became the difference in the overtime as both teams hit a pair of buckets, but Lane Delong added a free throw for the 'Tangs, while Ridgewood came up empty on two bonus attempts.
Ridgewood made 26 field goals, including nine from beyond the three-point arc, but were just 2-of-6 from the foul line. Chase Griffith paced the Generals' offense with 19 points with Braeden Smith close behind with 17 counters. Keith Leindecker followed with 14 points.
Claymont made 24 floor shots, including five from three point range, but converted 11-of-15 from the charity stripe to make the difference. Jake Smith paced the Mustangs with 18 points with Joe Cottis adding 14, Gavin Mooneyham 11, Delong eight, Zane Harris seven and Terin Harris six points.
Sandy Valley 77, Newcomerstown 56
MAGNOLIA --Sandy Valley jumped out to a 13-point lead after one quarter and never looked back in claiming a 77-56 victory over visiting Newcomerstown in Inter-Valley Conference play on Friday.
The Cardinals (8-5, 4-4 IVC) led 21-8 at the first-quarter stop and extended their advantage by one to 34-20 at the intermission. Newcomerstown (2-9, 1-7 IVC) sliced one point off the deficit with a 23-22 edge in the third period to get within 56-43, but Sandy Valley finished the way it started with a big 21-13 edge in the final frame to win going away.
Bryce Offenberger paced the Sandy Valley attack with 19 points while also in double figures were Dan Bartholomew with 11 and Nelson Mozden with 10.
Bryce Barbera took game scoring honors with a 25-point effort for Newcomerstown, with Brennan Wilkin also in twin-digits with 13 but no other Trojan had more than six.
The teams combined for 15 three-pointers in the game, with Sandy Valley knocking down eight led by Offenberger's five "triples".
Indian Valley 58, Triway 47
GNADENHUTTEN --Host Indian Valley claimed a 58-47 victory over Triway in boys basketball action on Friday evening.
The Braves outscored the Titans in every quarter including a 15-9 scoring edge in the second stanza to head to halftime nursing a 23-16 advantage.
Indian Valley outscored Triway 14-12 in the third quarter and 21-19 in the final eight minutes to claim the Principal's Athletic Conference victory.
A trio of scorers carried the load for the Titans including a game-high from Gabe Walker with 20 points while Bryce Biggs and Nick Sparr tallied 11 points each in the setback.
The Braves also had a trio of players reach double-digits in scoring paced by Connor McGuire and Cade Williams with 11 points each while James Metzger scored 10.
The Indian Valley bench scored 17 points compared to the Triway bench who could only manage three points.
Braden Rostad tallied nine points off the bench and Tanner Myers added eight.