NEW PHILADELPHIA -- The Generals came away with a hard fought 56-51 IVC win over the Saints on Friday.
Ridgewood looked like they might run away with the game after going up 16-6 after the first quarter. But the Saints slowed things down and played the Generals even through the next two quarters, 27-27. The score stood 43-33 as the last period began, which Central Catholic won by an 18-13 count for the final margin.
Evan Jones fired in 20 points to lead Ridgewood (13-4, 10-3 IVC) while Tanner Stoffer came through with 16.
Jimmy Fickes scored 24 for Central Catholic (9-8).
The Generals won the reserve game in overtime, 35-33. Landon Smith and Dillion McPherson each had 10 points for the Orange and Black.
Hiland 73, Nc'town 30
The Trojans had no answers for the state's Division IV, number two ranked team as they fell to the Hawks 73-30 on Friday.
Hiland raced to a 21-8 first quarter lead and increased it to 38-12 by halftime. The score stood 55-18 at the end of three periods.
Bubba Harris led the Newcomerstown offense with seven points. Darian Arnold and Austin King both posted six points while Eric Rose tacked on another five.
Seger Bonifant and Dylan Kaufman both had 14 points for Hiland.
The Hawks won the reserve game, 62-47.
Tuslaw 77, Indian Valley 59
GNADENHUTTEN -- The Braves led after the first quarter but couldn't hold the lead beyond that as they fell to the Mustangs on Friday, 77-59
Indian Valley was up 11-10 after the first eight minutes of play but trailed 27-23 by halftime. Tuslaw led 47-39 at the end of three and posted a 30-20 advantage in the fourth quarter for the final score.
Brett Cox scored 17 points to go with five rebounds to lead the Braves (2-15). Teammate Jamie MacAdam came through with 14 points while Ian Kandray and Allensworth tacked on another nine.
Jake Warth was 13-for-13 at the line and finished with 27 points for Tuslaw (6-11), who was 28 of 31 at the charity stripe as a team.
The Braves won the reserve game in overtime, 60-56.
Malvern 54, Ridgewood 52
WEST LAFAYETTE -- The Hornets broke a 52-52 tie on two free throws with 3.1 seconds left to escape with a 54-52 win over the Generals on Tuesday. Both teams are now 12-4 overall and 9-4 in the Inter-Valley Conference.
Ridgewood's Evan Jones had tied the game with a basket at the 30 second mark of the game but Travis Tucci scored the last points of the game after taking the inbound pass and being fouled while driving to the basket.
Tanner Stoffer led the Generals with 13 points while Jones was right behind with 12. Thomas Ellis cashed in 10 markers as Richard Hawthorne came through with nine points and six rebounds.
Tucci led all scorers with 32 points.
The Generals did score a 59-35 win in the reserve game as Landon Smith piled up 15 points and C.J. Grove came through with 13. Also hitting double figures was Dillion McPherson with 11.
Central Catholic 71, Newcomerstown 48
NEW PHILADELPHIA -- The Saints steadily pulled away through the game to eventually finish with a 71-48 win over the Trojans on Tuesday.
Central Catholic led 14-11 after the first quarter and bumped it to 29-21 by halftime. A 20-13 Saint's advantage in the third frame made it 49-34 as the fourth quarter began. The Black and Gold continued to pour it on, taking the final eight minutes 22-14.
Cody Sproat led the Trojan offense with 14 points while Bubba Harris finished with nine. Caleb Fenton contributed eight points while Paul Mathews tacked on another six.
Jimmy Fickes had a game high 20 points to go with eight rebounds for Central Catholic (9-7).
The Saints won the reserve game 54-48 in overtime. Austin King scored 16 for Newcomerstown.
Triway 70, Indian Valley 51
GNADENHUTTEN -- The Braves are still looking for their first PAC win of the season as they fell to conference foe Triway on Tuesday, 70-51.
Triway led 20-7 after the first quarter, 37-21 at halftime, and 58-35 at the end of three.
The Titans (5-11) made the most at the free throw line as they made 23 of 30 attempts. They had four players in double digits, including Nolan Wharton (20), Sawyer Polen (18), Ed Grenert (12), and Jacob Lawson (10).
Ian Kandray laid in 16 points for Indian Valley (2-14, 0-8 PAC) while Brett Cox finished with 13.
Indian Valley won the reserve game, 51-49.
Hiland 60, Ridgewood 37
BERLIN -- The Hawks rode a fast start all the way to the finish as they posted a 60-37 win over the Generals last Saturday.
Hiland, who is second in the Division IV state rankings, led 10-0 before Ridgewood got on the board.
They eventually got the score to 13-6 by the end of the first quarter and trailed 29-14 at halftime.
The score stood 46-35 by the end of three periods.
Tanner Stoffer paced the Generals (12-3, 9-3 IVC) with 10 points. Evan Jones and Richard Hawthorne each finished with seven, while Jones also ripped down eight rebounds.
The Hawks (16-1, 12-1 IVC) were led by Noah Boyd with 16 points, as 10 players reached the scoring column.
Ridgewood got a hard earned victory in the reserve game, 40-38. Landon Smith led the Generals with 19 points.