MAGNOLIA Visiting Sandy Valley got a torrid long-range shooting performance from Zach Schlimm in the opening period which propelled them to a 70-60 Inter-Valley Conference win on Tuesday over the Trojans.
Schlimm drained four treys in the opening stanza en route to 13 of his game-high 24 points. That shooting blunted a solid period by the Trojans, who got eight points from Chris Poe to go along with four from Caleb Fenton. Those markers and other points from Paul Matthews and Cody Sproat allowed Newcomerstown (3-8, 0-7 IVC) to stay close. A 13-8 advantage in the second for the guests, however, put Sandy Valley (4-8, 2-5 IVC) into a 30-24 halftime lead.
Sandy Valley outpointed the guests 19-15 in the third to set up the 10-point edge that would be the final margin.
Poes solid effort of 20 points led the Trojan offense. Sproat and Fenton added 13 and 10, respectively, while both hauled down seven rebounds apiece. Mathews scored nine points to go with seven caroms while Austin King contributed eight markers.
Also scoring in double figures for the Cardinals were Andrew Milhoa with 15 and Nate Shepler with 13.
The Trojans won the reserve game, 52-45.
Newcomerstown 16 8 15 21 - 60
Sandy Valley 17 13 19 21 - 70
Ridgewood 47, Garaway 45
WEST LAFAYETTE Tanner Stoffer made a steal and cruised the length of the court for a layup with just under three seconds to play giving the Generals a dramatic 47-45 win over the Pirates on Tuesday in a hard fought IVC contest.
Garaways final shot hit the rim to set in motion the General celebration that followed.
Trailing 38-34, Ridgewood went on a 10-0 run to take a 44-38 lead. Eventually the Pirates went on their own 5-0 spurt and closed it to 44-43. One free throw from the Generals Zak Keesee and two from the Pirates Duane Troyer knotted the game at 45-45 with 43 seconds to play, setting the stage for Stoffers show-stopping play.
Trailing 16-12 after the first quarter, Ridgewood turned up the defense and won the second period by a 10-7 count to close the halftime gap to 23-22. Both teams scored 12 points in the third quarter making it 35-34 in Garaways favor as the fourth stanza began. The Generals outscored their visitors 13-10 to come away with the win.
Stoffer led Ridgewood (9-2, 5-2 IVC) with 17 points and five steals while Zac Keesee was right behind with 16, including three, three-pointers, to go with six rebounds. C.J. Grove came through with six points and a team-high nine rebounds while Dillion McPherson added six points.
Duane Troyer paced Garaway (6-5, 4-3 IVC) with 17 points while Tyler Walter scored 14.
The Generals got 11 points from Seth Bergeron but fell to the Pirates in the reserve game, 48-21.
Garaway 16 7 12 10 - 45
Ridgewood 12 10 12 13 - 47
Indian Valley 55,
Central Catholic 42
GNADENHUTTEN The Braves knocked off the Saints 55-42 in non-conference action on Tuesday for their second win in a row. It was Indian Valley first back-to-back wins since January 2009.
Racing to a 15-7 first quarter lead, the Braves held on to a 25-18 advantage by the time the half ended. Indian Valley used a 14-9 third quarter for a comfortable cushion of 39-27 as the fourth period began. The Braves outscored the Saints 16-15 in the final eight minutes.
Brett Cox and Jamie MacAdam came through with 17 points apiece to lead Indian Valley (2-10). Brady Byers scored eight while Shawn Mills added six.
Jimmy Tolloti paced Central Catholic (6-7) with 10 points.
Central Catholic 7 11 9 15 - 42
Indian Valley 15 10 14 16 - 55
STRASBURG The Generals overcame a slow start to knock off the Tigers 52-31 in IVC action last Saturday. The game was a make-up due to weather cancellation of last Fridays scheduled date.
Strasburg moved out to a 10-7 first quarter lead but the Generals fought their way through the second quarter to take a 19-18 advantage into the locker room at halftime.
Ridgewood (7-3, 4-2 IVC) dominated the third quarter 18-5 to go up 37-23 as the fourth quarter began. They took the final eight minutes by a 15-8 count.
Zak Keesee led the General charge with 18 points while Tanner Stoffer cashed in 15. C.J. Grove added eight points.
Mitch Wilkinson was top scorer for Strasburg (2-7, 1-5 IVC) with 10 points.
The Generals lost the reserve game 33-29. Josh King led Ridgewood with 13 points.
Ridgewood 7 12 18 15 - 52
Strasburg 10 8 5 8 - 31