Indian Valley 56, Triway 53 (OT)
GNADENHUTTEN -- Brady Byers hit a buzzer-beater in an extra four-minute overtime frame to lift the host Indian Valley Braves to a Principal's Athletic Conference 56-53 win over the visiting Triway on Tuesday.
The game was close throughout, with Indian Valley breaking out to a 13-9 lead after the opening quarter, but Triway then outscored the Braves 12-9 in the second round to cut the difference to one (22-21) at the halftime intermission. The Titans evened the score at the close of three rounds by out scoring Indian Valley, 20-19, to forge a 41-all deadlock.
Both teams scored eight points in the final eight minutes with Dalton Bolon burying a three-pointer late in the frame to knot the score at 49 and send the game into overtime.
Indian Valley hit 18-of-45 floor shots for 40 percent and added 16-of-22 from the foul line in grabbing the win. Byers paced the Braves and all scorers with 22 points followed by Shawn Mills with 15 and Bolon with 10. The hosts dished out 12 assists with Mills handing out four and Bailey McBeth three. The Braves picked off seven steals led by McBeth, Bolon and Byers with two each.
Triway shot an even 50 percent from the field (26-of-52) and tacked on 9-of-13 from the charity stripe. Logan Garrett came off the bench to score 15 points and lead the Titans. Parker Carmichael followed with 10 counters.
Indian Valley posted a narrow 33-31 rebounding advantage led by Caden McGuire with nine boards and Byers followed closely with eight caroms. Garrett also led the Titans on the glass with nine rebounds.
In the preliminary reserve contest, the young Braves suffered a 64-57 loss at the hands of Triway despite 24 points from Jared Byers and 13 more from Evan Neininger. Sprang scored 22 and Shancey 19 to lead the young Titans to the win.
West Muskingum 59, Ridgewood 45
ZANESVILLE -- West Muskingum outscored the visiting Ridgewood Generals 14-4 the final quarter to grab a 59-45 non-league victory on Tuesday.
The Tornadoes jumped out to a 18-12 lead after the first frame, but Ridgewood put together a 19-13 second round to knot the score at 31-all heading to halftime. The game remained close in the third stanza, with West M building a four-point cushion (45-41) and then erupted for the big fourth round to win going away.
Seth Mirgen paced the Tornadoes in scoring with 17 points with Erik Engelahl adding 14 and Kayne Johnson scoring seven. West M outgoaled Ridgewood, 24-16, and Mirgen added 9-of-10 from the foul line. The Generals were 8-of-15 from the stripe.
Braeden Smith paced the Generals with 16 points, including four "triples" followed by Jhett Slusser with eight, while Ryan Lowe and Seth Bergeron tallied six points each.
Sandy Valley 47, Newcomerstown 37
MAGNOLIA -- Capitalizing on a big fourth quarter, host Sandy Valley rolled to a 47-37 Inter-Valley Conference win over Newcomerstown on Tuesday.
The Cardinals outscored Newcomerstown 15-6 in the final eight minutes to break open what had been a tight game to grab the 10-point victory.
The teams were knotted a 23-all going to the halftime intermission with Sandy Valley posting a 13-7 edge in the initial quarter and Newcomerstown coming back with a 16-10 advantage in the second round. The third quarter score remained tight again with the Cardinals forging a 9-8 difference to take a one-point lead to the final eight minutes.
Newcomerstown (5-5, 4-3 IVC) shot just 28.5 percent from the floor (12-of-42) and added 13-of-23 from the foul line. Austin King paced the Trojans with 16 points with Josh Green adding 11. The Trojans had 26 rebounds led by Steve Poe with 12 and Austin Zufelt with seven while committing just seven turnovers.
Sandy Valley outgoaled the visitors, 15-12, including five buckets from beyond the arc, and tacked on 11-of-19 from the bonus line. Nate Shepler led the Cardinals with 14 points followed closely by Chad Neisel with 13.
Garaway 66, Ridgewood 19
WEST LAFAYETTE -- In a makeup contest which was postponed earlier in the year, visiting Garaway continued its winning ways with a dominating 66-19 Inter-Valley Conference win over Ridgewood on Wednesday.
The Pirates broke out to a 14-3 lead in the opening quarter and continued the onslaught into the second round by outscoring the Generals 23-2 to take a commanding 37-5 lead to the locker room at the break. Things didn't get any better for the hosts following the intermission, with Garaway scoring a 20-7 edge to carry a 57-12 lead to the final eight minutes.
Garaway was led by Joel Honigford with 13 points. Hunter Yoder followed with 10 markers, while Ty Hamster had eight and Josh Worker seven points as the Pirates out goaled Ridgewood 28-6 and added 7-of-10 from the foul line.
Ridgewood was paced by Jhett Slusser with seven points, with Austin Lowery adding four markers. The Generals were 6-of-10 from the bonus line.
Sandy Valley 57, Ridgewood 42
MAGNOLIA -- The Sandy Valley Cardinals outscored visiting Ridgewood, 20-8, in the fourth quarter Friday to pull away for a 57-42 Inter-Valley Conference win.
Ridgewood outscored the hosts 15-12 in the first quarter as Seth Bergeron scored six points for the Generals and Keith Leindecker chipped in three. Nate Shepler and Chad Neisel scored four apiece for the Cardinals.
The hosts took the lead in the second quarter, outscoring Ridgewood 15-9 to for a 27-24 advantage at the half. Leindecker scored the lone bucket for the Generals in the quarter while Shepler converted four field goals including a pair of three-point bombs for Sandy Valley. Shepler finished with a game-high 21 points.
The teams scored 10 apiece in the third frame before the decisive fourth quarter for the Cardinals.
Leindecker closed with 12 to lead Ridgewood (2-11, 1-8 IVC) while Bergeron had 11. Rayven Davidson added eight markers for the visitors.
Neisel added 11 points for Sandy Valley while Luke Sommer tallied eight and Darren Finn scored seven.
Ridgewood converted 12 field goals and 17-of-30 attempts at the free throw line. Sandy Valley knocked down 22 field goals including four treys, but was only 9-of-20 from the charity stripe.
CVCA 62, Indian Valley 42
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- With a big fourth quarter, host Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy blew open what had been a tightly contested contest to roll to a 62-42 Principal's Athletic Conference win over Indian Valley on Friday.
The Royals jumped out to a 15-6 lead after the initial quarter, but the Braves battled back in the second period to cut the deficit by five as CVCA took a narrow 24-20 lead to the locker room at halftime. The Royals built the lead back to 38-30 at the close of the third round and then erupted for 24 points the final eight minutes, while limiting the Braves to 12 points.
Indian Valley didn't shoot very well, hitting just 14-of-47 field shots for 29.8 percent and added 9-of-14 from the charity line. Brady Byers paced the Braves with 13 points and also pulled down seven rebounds. Shawn Mills added nine points and Dalton Bolon followed with eight.
The Royals shot just slightly over 50 percent (25-of-49) and tacked on 5-of-6 from the bonus line. Mike Peters led the way with a game-high 24 points, 18 coming in the second half. Marty Lee followed with 19 points.
In the reserve contest, CVCA made it a clean sweep with a 51-33 victory.
Newcomerstown 57, East Canton 26
CANTON -- Host East Canton got a rude welcome to the Inter-Valley Conference Friday as the Newcomerstown Trojans broke out to a 35-14 first half lead and never looked back in rolling to a 57-26 road win.
The Trojans took control from the outset with a 17-4 scoring difference in the opening frame and then added an 18-10 scoring edge to build the big halftime bulge.
The second half was no better for the hosts as Newcomerstown posted scoring edges of 10-6 and 12-6 during the final two quarters.
The Trojans shot nearly 49 percent from the floor (24-of-49) and converted 9-of-16 from the charity stripe. Austin King led the NHS offense, which had eight players in the scoring column, with 15 points with Josh Green following with 12 markers. George Brode and Steve Poe added eight and seven points, respectively.
Newcomerstown pulled down 36 rebounds paced by Green with eight and Austin Zufelt with seven and the Trojans were guilty of 11 turnovers.
East Canton connected on just 11 field shots and was a miserable 3-of-12 from the foul line. Kody Kennedy paced the hosts with seven points and Hayden Miller tallied five.
Tuscarawas Catholic 51, Newcomerstown 36
NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Host Tuscarawas Central Catholic took advanatge of the charity stripe to collect a 51-36 victory over Newcomerstown High on Saturday night in an Inter-Valley Conference boys' hardwood encounter.
The Saints converted 11-of-15 foul shots, while the visiting Trojans connected on just 2-of-8 attempts in the contest.
With the scored tied at 12-12 following the first quarter, TCC began to take control using a 12-6 scoring edge in the second stanza to build a 24-18 lead.
From that point, the Saints relied on the foul line to maintain the lead and pick up the win.
Mitch Herron led the Saints with 13 points, including a trio of three-point makes with Jay O'Donnell chipping in with 11 and Beau Beamer finished with 10.
Newcomerstown (6-6, 5-4 IVC) was led offensively by Steve Poe with 10 markers and six rebounds, while Austin King and Austin Zufelt each finished with nine. Josh Green contributed eight points for the Orange and Black.