Weekend Basketball Recaps (12/13-14)

Staff Report

Wheelersburg sophomore Eli Swords scored 14 points in the Pirates’ home opener win over West on Friday.

Wheelersburg sophomore Eli Swords scored 14 points in the Pirates’ home opener win over West on Friday.

Courtesy of Terry Stevenson of burgsports.com

Friday, December 13th


Valley 58 (2-4, 2-1 SOC II), Northwest 51 (0-4, 0-3 SOC II)

Valley picked up a conference road win at Northwest on Friday to improve to 2-4 while Northwest drops to 0-4.

Mason Zaler and Kayden Mollette each scored 14 points to lead the Indians. Carter Nickel scored 10, Bryce Stuart scored eight, George Arnett scored six, Dylan Ellis scored four, and Ty Perkins scored two in Friday’s win.

Northwest senior Billy Crabtree led all scorers with a game-high 27 points. Nathan Rivers finished with 10, Timmy Emmons, Brayden Campbell, and Blake Carver each scored four, and Braden Borens scored two for the Mohawks.

Valley travels to Paint Valley on Tuesday in non-league play while Northwest travels to Ironton St. Joseph on Saturday.

Minford 70 (4-1, 2-1 SOC II), South Webster 64 (1-4, 0-3 SOC II)

Minford earned a road SOC II win over South Webster on Friday 70-64 over the host Jeeps.

Trenton Zimmerman scored a team-high 17 points to lead the Falcons. Nathan McCormick finished with 15, Elijah Vogelsong-Lewis finished with 13, Hunter Davis finished with 12, Skyler Knore finished with seven, Matthew Risner finished with three, and Adam Crank finished with three.

For South Webster, Brayden Bockway led all scorers with 20, Trae Zimmerman and Andrew Smith each scored 13, Devyn Coriell finished with eight, Gabe Ruth finished with seven, and Aidan Andrews finished with three.

South Webster will host Eastern on Tuesday while Minford will host Waverly.

Wheelersburg 57 (2-0, 2-0 SOC II), West 43 (2-2, 0-2 SOC II)

Wheelersburg opened their home schedule with a 57-43 win over West on Friday.

Junior J.J. Truitt led all scorers with 18 while sophomore Eli Swords finished with 14 points. Carter McCorkle finished with seven, Gage Adkins finished with six, and Matthew Miller, Corey Maxie, and Kenny Sanderlin finished with four each.

For West, Brennan Bauer led the Senators with 10 points, Marion Phillips finished with nine, Nick Davis and Dillyn Coe finished with eight each, Noah Coleman finished with five, and Luke Howard finished with three.

Wheelersburg travels to Oak Hill on Tuesday while West prepares to host Northwest.

Clay 59 (3-2, 2-0 SOC I), Notre Dame 28 (1-3, 0-2 SOC I)

Clay continued their unbeaten start in SOC I play with a 59-28 road win over Notre Dame.

Evan Woods led all scorers with a game-high 14 points followed by Shaden Malone’s 13-point and 14-rebound performance. Dakota Dodds finished with eight, Reece Whitley finished with seven, Gage Moore finished with six, Clay Cottle finished with four, Levi Ratcliff finished with three, and Caden Cline and Jaden Jessee each finished with two.

Jarren Edgington led the Titans with a team-high eight points. Jermaine Powell scored seven, Dylan Seison scored six, Carter Campbell scored three, and Caleb Nichols and Ethan Kammer each scored two.

Clay will travel to North Adams on Saturday while Notre Dame travels to Rose Hill Christian (Ky.) also on Saturday.

Ironton St. Joseph 72 (3-0, 2-0 SOC I), Green 66 (3-3, 0-2 SOC I)

Green fell to SOC I newcomer Ironton St. Joe 72-66 in Franklin Furnace.

Gage Sampson led the Bobcats with a team-high 23 points. Levi Sampson finished with 17 points, Ethan Huffman finished with eight, Alex Smith finished with seven, Levi Singleton finished with five, and Mason Hensley and Trevor Darnell each finished with three.

J.C. Damron finished with a game-high 28 points in the Flyers win over Green.

Green will travel to East on Tuesday in SOC I play.

Saturday, December 14th


New Boston 58 (5-0), Whiteoak 50

New Boston won its fourth road game out of five total to start the season on Saturday night, winning at non-league Whiteoak 58-50.

Tanner Voiers and Kyle Sexton combined to score 45 of the Tigers’ 58 points, as Voiers amassed 24 points on eight total field goals and 5-of-11 free throws — while Sexton collected 21 points on six field goals and 8-of-10 foul shots.

The pair also combined for all four of the Tigers’ three-point goals, as Voiers connected on three.

Jerome McKinley with six points, Grady Jackson, Devon Jones and Chase Clark with a field goal apiece, and Marcus Saunders with a free throw rounded out the Tiger totals.

Notre Dame 55 (2-3), Rose Hill Christian (Ky.) 49

Notre Dame picked up a nice non-league road win on Saturday night in the Bluegrass State, winning at Rose Hill Christian 55-49.

Caleb Nichols notched a double-double for the bounce-back Titans, tallying 15 points and corralling 12 rebounds, which included two of the team’s three three-pointers.

Jarren Edgington added 10 points on four baskets and two free throws, and grabbed eight rebounds for Notre Dame.

Jermaine Powell posted eight points, six rebounds and four assists, as Dominic Sparks scored eight as well.

Dylan Seison and Ethan Krammer had six points apiece, as Carter Campbell chipped in a field goal.

Notre Dame returns to the road, and returns to Southern Ohio Conference Division I action, on Tuesday night at Symmes Valley.

Fairland 61, South Webster 51 (1-5)

The South Webster Jeeps suffered their fifth consecutive defeat, falling at Fairland on Saturday night 61-51 as part of the annual Fairland High School Big “E” Classic.

Braden Bockway’s 16 points and Devyn Coriell’s 15, which included three three-point goals apiece by both Jeeps, were not enough for South Webster.

The Jeeps just scored 15 first-half points and 27 through three quarters, despite going off for 24 fourth-period points.

Trae Zimmerman with seven, Andrew Smith with five, Gabe Ruth with four, and two points apiece by Brady Blizzard and Will Collins rounded out the South Webster scoring.

South Webster will return home, and return to SOC Division II competition, against Eastern on Tuesday night.

Ironton St. Joseph 72 (4-0), Northwest 37 (0-5)

Northwest remained winless, while Ironton St. Joseph remained undefeated, following Saturday night’s 72-37 victory by the host Flyers in Ironton.

Billy Crabtree paced the Mohawks with 15 points, as Brayden Campbell chipped in nine — including a three-point goal.

Braxton Marcum made the Mohawks’ other three-pointer — as Kyle Butler, Nathan Rivers, Judd Evans and Braden Borens all had two points apiece.

Northwest will return to the road, and return to SOC II play, on Tuesday night at Portsmouth West.

Other scores: North Adams 61, Portsmouth Clay 43 (3-3)


Wheelersburg 39 (6-0), South Point 23

The Wheelersburg Lady Pirates’ road show success continued on Saturday night at South Point.

In a definite defensive struggle, which included a 3-2 score in favor of the Lady Pirates following the opening quarter, Wheelersburg won over the host and non-league Lady Pointers by a count of 39-23.

Thus, the Lady Pirates remained undefeated at 6-0 — with five of those victories coming on the road.

The key to Wheelersburg’s win at South Point was its middle two periods — doubling up the Pointers 17-8 in the second stanza and outscoring South Point 11-2 in the third frame.

Of Wheelersburg’s 14 field goals, six were good from three-point range, including three by Alaina Keeney.

South Point made just one three.

The usual suspects of Kaylee Darnell (10 points), Keeney (nine) and Ellie Kallner (eight) led the Lady Pirates in scoring, as Lani Irwin added four, Brittani Wolfenbarker three, Lauren Jolly and Macee Eaton two apiece, and Makenna Walker a single free throw.

Wheelersburg, which also leads the SOC II at 4-0, hosts Minford on Monday night for another league tilt.

Manchester 62, New Boston 51 (OT) (6-2)

The New Boston Lady Tigers tried to go to overtime to keep their winning streak alive on Saturday.

Unfortunately for the Lady Tigers, visiting Manchester snapped their five-game winning streak, prevailing 62-51 in overtime inside Homer Pelligrinon Gymnasium in New Boston.

The Lady Tigers are now 6-2, with both losses coming in the non-league at home.

New Boston fell behind 12-6 after the first quarter, but outscored the Greyhounds 18-5 in the second period to lead 24-17 at halftime.

Manchester forced the 44-44 overtime after outscoring the Tigers in the second half 27-20.

In the extra session, the Greyhounds went off for 18 points, compared to New Boston’s seven.

Sammy Oiler, on three three-pointers and 6-of-10 free throws, amounted 17 points to pace the Lady Tigers.

Lexus Oiler added 11, with Taylor Hickman netting nine, Kenzie Whitley eight, Shelby Easter four and Cadence Williams two.

New Boston returns to the road, and returns to SOC I action, on Monday evening at Ironton St. Joseph.

Wheelersburg sophomore Eli Swords scored 14 points in the Pirates’ home opener win over West on Friday.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2019/12/web1_Wheelersburg-_-Eli-Swords-2.jpgWheelersburg sophomore Eli Swords scored 14 points in the Pirates’ home opener win over West on Friday. Courtesy of Terry Stevenson of burgsports.com

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