River View 55, Newcomerstown 46
NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Visiting River View picked up its first win of the season Tuesday, outlasting the host Newcomerstown Trojans 55-46 in a non-conference contest.
The first half was the achilles heel for the Trojans as Newcomerstown managed just five points the opening round and didn't score a point during the second eight minutes as the Black Bears poured in 11 the initial quarter and followed with an 18-point effort to take a commanding 29-5 lead to the locker room at halftime.
The Trojans came to life following the intermission and outscored River View 20-13 in the third frame and added a 21-13 scoring edge the final eight minutes, but couldn't overcome the big hole of the first half as the Bears held on for the victory.
Newcomerstown (3-17) converted on 15 field shots and tacked on 14-of-23 from the bonus line. Bryce Barbera led the way for the Trojans with a game-high 26 points before being relegated to the bench with five personal fouls in the fourth quarter. Brandan Septer followe with seven points and Levi Kilpatrick chipped in with five markers.
River View (1-20) hit on 20 floor shots and added 12-of-19 from the charity stripe. Jacob Gossman and Chase Whitehair led a balanced scoring effort with 12 points each with Sean Orillion and Keith Stewart adding eight points each, while Will Anderson had seven and Jorn Hocter six points.
Coshocton 57, Ridgewood 36
WEST LAFAYETTE -- The Coshocton Redskins controlled the glass to upend host Ridgewood 57-36 victory over their county rival on Tuesday.
The Redskins finished with a huge 27-9 rebounding edge over the Generals and forced 16 turnovers in picking up the victory.
The Generals held a 9-7 lead with just over three minutes left in the first quarter before Coshocton finally caught fire.
Coshocton (12-8) closed with a 16-11 edge at the first stoppage before a pair of Ashton Jarvis 3-pointers helped balloon the lead to 28-13 midway through the second quarter.
"We knew coming in that they want to play fast while we want to try and manage the game and in order to do that you have to win the glass and apply good pressure defensively and we did that in the second quarter," Ady said.
Ridgewood junior Chase Griffith had a pair of third-quarter triples but was offset by 10 third-quarter points by Andrew Mason as the 'Skins pushed the lead to 47-28 after three periods.
Mason finished with 20 points and six rebounds to lead Coshocton while Dallas Griffiths added 17 points and seven rebounds. Ashton Jarvis chipped in with 11.
Griffith had 17 points to pace Ridgewood.
The teams will meet again at 6 p.m. March 2 in the sectional tournament at Coshocton High School.
Indian Valley 62, Triway 61
WOOSTER -- Indian Valley High escaped with a 62-61 Principals Athletic Conference road win at Triway on Tuesday.
The visiting Braves led 18-17 after one quarter before Triway took a 27-25 lead at halftime and a 42-41 advantage heading to the final period.
Karson Hartick tallied 20 points to pace Indian Valley (15-5, 7-6 PAC) with Cade Williams right behind with 19 and adding double figure support was Connor McGuire with 11 markers.
Triway got a big night from Gabe Walker who pumped in a game-high 33 points for the Titans while Nick Sparr chipped in with nine and Cole Hissong finished with eight points.
Malvern 82, Newcomerstown 49
MALVERN -- Host Malvern made more three-pointers than two-pointers as the Hornets stung the visiting Newcomerstown Trojans, 82-49, in Inter-Valley Conference play on Friday.
The Hornets led from the opening tip as they outscored the Trojans 21-12 in the opening quarter and then added a 20-11 margin during the second frame for a comfortable 41-23 lead going to the locker room for the break.
Malvern never let up the second half, putting together an 18-11 scoring edge in the third frame and closing with a 19-15 advantage over the final eight minutes to provide the 82-49 final.
The Hornets (13-8, 9-6 IVC) tossed in 14 "treys", with Brandon Patterson hitting six, while Drew Hutchinson and Jordan Browning each had a pair. Malvern added 13 deuces and 14-of-19 from the foul line for the 82 points. Patterson led the host in scor-ing with 20 points and got support from Mark Mayle with 16, while Jaret Majestic and Hutchisnson added 12 points each. Christian Grimm chipped in seven while Jake Moser and Browning had six each.
Newcomerstown (3-18, 2-13 IVC) collected 21 field goals, five from beyond the arc, but tacked on just 2-of-3 from the charity stripe. Brandon Septer paced the Trojans with all five of the "triples" and 22 points. Bryce Barbera added nine, Alex Porcher had eight and George Brode added six for NHS.