The Trojans kept it close in the first half but the Hornets pulled away in the second for a 72-51 win on Friday in IVC action.

Malvern (14-3, 10-2 IVC) led 20-11 after the first quarter but a 13-6 run allowed Newcomerstown to go in at halftime trailing by just 26-24. But the Hornets outscored their hosts 20-10 in the third quarter after giving up two quick buckets to start the period, then closed with a 26-17 fourth quarter.

Cody Sproat had 15 points to lead the Trojans (3-13, 0-11 IVC) while Chris Poe scored 13 and Paul Matthews finished with 10.

Max Kapron scored 20 points to lead the Hornets.

Malvern won the reserve game 48-37. Bret Burrier led the Trojans (8-8, 5-6 IVC) with 11 points while Chance Bower finished with nine.

Malvern 20 6 20 26 - 72

Newcomerstown 11 13 10 17 - 51

Ridgewood 59, Sandy Valley 51

MAGNOLIA The General came away with a 59-51 make-up win over the Cardinals on Friday night in an IVC contest.

A 19-10 first quarter gave Ridgewood the cushion they needed as Sandy Valley won the next three quarters by a 41-40 count.

Christian Grove led the Generals (13-4, 7-3 IVC) with 20 points, including eight in the fourth quarter. Tanner Stoffer came through with 15 points while Zak Keesee added nine. C.J. Grove pulled in 11 rebounds.

Andrew Milhoan paced the Cardinals (6-10, 3-7 IVC) with 20 points.

The Cardinals won the reserve game 39-34.

Ridgewood 19 14 13 13 - 59

Sandy Valley 10 15 15 11 - 51

Strasburg 50, Newcomerstown 42

The visiting Tigers utilized the foul line to pick up their second Inter-Valley Conference win of the season, both against the Trojans, by converting 19-of-25 foul shots en route to a 50-42 win on Tuesday.

The Tigers moved out a 13-10 lead after the first quarter. Newcomerstown responded with a 14-6 scoring edge in the second frame to take a 24-19 lead by halftime.

Strasburg (3-11, 2-8 IVC) shaved a pair off the deficit the third stanza with an 11-9 scoring difference and then went to the foul line in the final round, converting 14-of-18 there to complete the comeback with a 20-9 scoring differential.

Newcomerstown (3-12, 0-10 IVC) outgoaled the Tigers 16-14, but the difference was at the foul line where the Trojans hit just 10-of-16 chances.

Cody Sproat paced the Trojans with 15 points while Paul Matthews and Caleb Fenton added nine each.

Hunter Schneiter led the Tigers with 16 points.

The Trojans won the reserve game 63-31. Derek Stamets led Newcomerstown (8-7, 5-5 IVC) with 13 points while three Trojans scored 10, including Steve Poe, Tyler Wheeler, and Chance Bower. Austin Zufelt added nine markers.

Indian Valley 62, Manchester 61

GNADENHUTTEN What a difference a month can make.

The Braves avenged a 59-32 December loss to the Panthers by posting their fourth win in five games, this one being a 62-61 win over those same Panthers on Tuesday in a PAC-7 rematch.

Indian Valley (4-11, 3-6 PAC) led at the end of every quarter, including 17-12 in the first frame, 32-30 by halftime, and 47-44 after three.

Jamie MacAdam led the Braves with 16 points. Brett Cox and Ian Kandray came through with 10 points apiece while Cox pulled in 10 rebounds.

Manchester (4-9, 2-6 PAC) got 13 points from Bob Daily.

The Panthers won the reserve game, 70-45.

Manchester 12 18 14 17 61

Indian Valley 17 15 15 15 62

Hiland 65, Ridgewood 50

WEST LAFAYETTE The Hawks steadily pulled away and eventually finished with a 65-50 win over the Generals on Tuesday in an IVC match-up.

Hiland led 17-15 after the first quarter and 31-25 at halftime. The Hawks (14-0, 10-0 IVC) used a 34-25 second half to close out scoring.

Tanner Stoffer was lead scorer for Ridgewood (11-4, 6-3 IVC) with 18 points while C.J. Grove came through with 11. Zak Keesee added seven points.

Seger Bonifant led the Hawks with 24 points while Dylan Kaufman scored 20.

Hiland won the reserve game 54-20 with Josh King scoring nine for the Generals.

Hiland 17 14 16 18 - 65

Ridgewood 15 10 14 11 - 50

Garaway 75, Newcomerstown 54

In a rare Saturday afternoon game, the visiting Pirates rolled to a 75-54 victory over the host Trojans in IVC make-up action.

The Pirates jumped to a 16-11 lead after the first quarter. Garaway pushed the lead out to 40-27 at the intermission with a 24-16 scoring edge in the second quarter. The Pirates then coasted to the win with a 35-24 advantage in the second half over the Trojans, who had just played not even 24 hours ago in a tough loss to Ridgewood.

Newcomerstown (3-11, 0-9 IVC) was led in scoring by senior Cody Sproat with 14 points. Junior Chris Poe chipped in with 12 and senior Eric Rose contributed 11 points, including three treys. Caleb Fenton tacked on another six tallies.

Poe and Sproat each pulled down six rebounds to lead the Orange and Black.

Ryan Troyer tallied with 20 points to lead Garaway (8-5, 6-3 IVC).

The Pirates won the reserve game, 60-52. Steve Poe scored 11 while Bril Dansby added 10 for Newcomerstown.

Garaway 16 24 20 15 - 75

Newcomerstown 11 16 16 11 - 54