BERLIN -- Host Hiland showed no mercy in rolling to a 80-27 Inter-Valley Conference win over visiting Ridgewood on Tuesday.
The host Hawks wasted no time jumping out to a 23-8 lead the initial quarter then adding a 12-6 scoring edge the second round to take a commanding 35-14 lead to the locker room at the halftime break.
The onslaught continued following the intermission with the Hawks pouring in 23 points while limiting the visiting Generals to just four points to post a 58-18 lead going to the final eight minutes of action. Hiland then capped it off with a 22-9 scoring advantage the final stanza to provide the lopsided 80-27 final.
The Generals hit nine two-point goals and a pair of triples while adding 3-of-5 from the foul line. Keith Leindecker paced Ridgewood scorers with 12 points with Jhett Slusser adding four markers.
Hiland pumped in 22 two-point shots and added 10 three-pointers while tacking on 4-of-10 from the charity stripe. Turner Horn paced Hiland with 17 points canning four deuces and three triples, while Bryan Yoder followed with 10 points with Bruce Troyer adding eight as 15 players got in the scoring column for the Hawks.
SUGARCREEK -- Host Garaway High dialed long distance hitting six three-pointers in the opening quarter en route to a 82-47 Inter-Valley Conference romp over the Newcomerstown Trojans on Tuesday.
For the game, the Pirates converted on 12 triples and parlayed the six "threes" in the first eight minutes into a commanding 34-5 lead after one quarter.
Garaway then added a 23-13 scoring edge in the second round to post a commanding 57-18 lead at halftime.
Following the break things became closer as Garaway went heavily to the bench with the Pirates still posting a 14-10 scoring advantage in the third round to take a 71-28 lead to the final stanza.
Newcomerstown then erupted for 19 points in the final eight minutes with Garaway adding 11 to provide the 82-47 final.
Garaway 4-1, 3-0 IVC) connected on 34 field goal attempts, including the 12 "threes", and added 4-of-9 from the foul line. Sam Gebhardt paced the Pirates with 20 points, including six "triples", with Brock Beachy and Ty Hamsher following with 13 each and Cam Miller close behind with 12.
Newcomerstown (0-6, 0-5 IVC) made 17 floor shots, including three from beyond the arc and added 10-of-13 from the bonus line. Nick Millender led the Trojans in scoring with 23 points with Bryce Barbera also reaching double digits with 14. Brennan Wilkin added eight points for the visitors who had just four players score.
WEST LAFAYETTE - Host Ridgewood High dropped a tough 54-52 decision to Strasburg in Inter-Valley Conference boys hardwood action on Friday.
The visiting Tigers held a 21-18 lead at the halftime break, but a last second three-pointer from RHS junior Braeden Smith off an assist from sophomore Hunter Mizer gave the Generals momentum heading to the locker room.
The Generals came out in the second half with energy right from the start. A Strasburg three by Race King negated Smith's three, pushing the lead back up to six, but Ridgewood battled and kept the deficit in single digits throughout the third quarter.
Strasburg finished the third period with an 18-14 scoring edge to lead 39-32 heading to the fourth quarter of play.
The Generals were able to cut the lead to two twice, but tied it just once with a pair of free throws from Mizer to deadlock the contest at 49-49 with 1:11 left to play.
But the Tigers closed the game with a 5-3 advantage to collect the IVC victory.
"We put the pressure on them and Mizer did a great job of hitting two pressure free throws, the crowd was into it at the point. We didn't quit," RHS coach Jamie McCrea said. "A year ago, we might have given in and thought that the other team was better, but there was no quit tonight. These guys win in every other sport, they will win in this program, too."
Junior Keith Leindecker led the Generals with 14 points while Mizer added double figure support with 11 Smith and junior Jhett Slusser each finished with nine markers.
Strasburg was paced by Henry Malcuit with a game-high 17 points, while Shevin Javersak added 12 and Race King chipped in with 11 points.
East Canton 50
NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Host Newcomerstown High collected its first win of the season on Friday by collecting a 57-50 victory over East Canton in Inter-Valley Conference action.
The Trojans held a slim 42-40 lead entering the fourth period and held on for the win with a 15-10 scoring edge in the final stanza.
NHS used a balanced scoring attack to record the victory with four players in double figures led by Brennan Wilkin with a game-high 20 points. Junior Bryce Barbera added 16, Ben Hartline tallied 11 and Nick Millender finished with 10 markers for the Trojans (1-6, 1-5 IVC).
East Canton (0-7, 0-5 IVC) was led in scoring by Mitchell with 14 points with Mallonn adding 12 and Johnson finishing with nine.