New Boston senior Shelby Easter (10) applies defensive pressure to Chesapeake’s Ashlee Conley (30) during Wednesday night’s non-league girls basketball game at Chesapeake High School.


Boys Basketball

New Boston 75, Greenup County (Ky.) 64

Jackson 47, Minford 44

MINFORD — Unfortunately for the Minford Falcons, on Wednesday night, it was another nail-biting three-peat home defeat against a Division II team.

And, a second straight GOOD Division II group —and on a second consecutive night.

That’s because the Falcons fell victim to visiting and non-league Jackson 47-44, as another poor second quarter once more did Minford in.

The loss dropped the Falcons to 8-6, and was their second three-point home loss to a D-II team in as many nights.

On Tuesday night, Minford fell 62-59 against Waverly —as the Falcons trailed 58-44 before staging a furious comeback.

The Ironmen, meanwhile, raised their record to 9-2.

As Minford managed just eight points in a decisive second quarter against Waverly, the Falcons forged just six points —two Trenton Zimmerman baskets and one Elijah Vogelsong-Lewis bucket —in the second stanza against Jackson.

The Ironmen amassed a 25-20 halftime lead —on the strength of doubling the Falcons 13-6 in the second.

But Minford flipped the script in the third frame, outdoing the Ironmen 14-6 to lead 34-31.

However, Jackson —behind Braxton Hammond’s eight fourth-period points —rallied for 16 markers and ultimately the 47-44 win.

Zimmerman made two first-quarter three-pointers, then scored six deuces the rest of the way —en route to a team-high 18 points.

He had four of those in the tide-turning third frame.

Vogelsong-Lewis threw in 14 points to follow closely, as his two triples came in the fourth.

Matthew Risner — on a first-quarter basket and 4-of-4 third-canto free throws — scored six, while Adam Crank had four on two freebies and a field goal.

Skyler Knore, with a third-period hoop, rounded out the Falcons’ scoring.

Hammond, on eight field goals and 3-of-4 free throws, paced all scorers with 19 points.

Drew Bragg, who bagged both of the Ironmen’s two threes along with four twos, followed with 14.

The Falcons return to the road, and return to non-league action against another Jackson County club —at Wellston on Monday night.

Girls Basketball

Northwest 45, West Union 24

Manchester 61, Clay 27

ROSEMOUNT — The Manchester Lady Greyhounds, by outscoring the host Clay Lady Panthers 54-17 through the opening three quarters, garnered a 61-27 non-league victory on Wednesday night.

The loss left the Lady Panthers winless at 0-15, while Manchester moved to 6-11.

Kenzie Loper led the Lady Panthers with eight points — on two three-pointers and one two.

Sophia Gatti scored seven points, as she and Maggie Swayne —who finished with five — sank a trifecta apiece.

Swayne scored a two-pointer as well, while Tabby Whitt went 3-of-4 from the line in addition to her field goal.

Shaley Munion, on a first-quarter basket, rounded out the Clay scoring.

Emily Sweeney, who popped five treys and four deuces, scored a game-high 23 points to pace the winners.

Brooke Kennedy, on six total buckets and 4-of-4 free throws, followed with 17.

The Lady Panthers’ Southern Ohio Conference Division I bout against East on Thursday was postponed, so Clay’s next game is now on Saturday —at Eastern in non-league play.

Chesapeake 48, New Boston 24

CHESAPEAKE — The Chesapeake Lady Panthers, at New Boston’s ‘Fab Five’ expense —exacted their revenge.

That’s because the Lady Tigers — early-season five-point winners over the non-league Panthers — were doubled up on Wednesday night, falling to the hosts this time by a count of 48-24.

The loss dropped New Boston below .500 to 7-8.

The Lady Tigers trailed throughout by scoring single digits in all four quarters —including only three in the last on a Shelby Easter field goal and a Kenzie Whitley free throw.

Chesapeake led 15-8 after the opening salvo, 25-14 at halftime and 34-21 following three frames.

The junior Whitley was the leading Lady Tiger with 15 points — amassing four twos, the only Tiger trifecta, and 4-of-7 free throws.

The senior Easter added five points on two twos and a split of third-frame foul shots, while freshman Cassie Williams was in the scoring early on two hoops.

Chesapeake’s Maddie Ward tied Whitley with game-high honors for 15 points, including knocking in three threes.

Blake Anderson, on five baskets, tallied 10 points.

The Lady Tigers’ Southern Ohio Conference Division I bout at Western on Thursday was postponed, so New Boston’s next tilt is now on Saturday —against Notre Dame in an SOC I makeup matchup.

Tip time is set for noon.

Waverly 59, Valley 38

LUCASVILLE — Hindered by combining for only eight points in the middle two quarters, the young Valley Lady Indians lost to the visiting Waverly Tigers on Wednesday night — by a score of 59-38.

Valley did lead 15-12 after the opening period, but the Tigers outscored the Indians 18-5 in the second stanza to trail 30-20 at halftime.

In the third frame, all the Indians amounted was an old-fashioned three-point play from freshman Lexie Morrow, while Waverly went off for 10 more markers —and made it 40-23.

The loss left the Lady Indians at 2-10, and 1-10 in the Southern Ohio Conference Division II.

The league win raised Waverly’s record to 12-3 —and to 8-3 in the SOC II, with a key road show at division-leader Wheelersburg on Thursday night.

Morrow mustered nine points which also included two thee-pointers, as Caitlin Kennard canned the team’s two other trifectas.

Madison Montgomery led the Lady Indians with 13 points —on six baskets and a foul shot.

Haley Whitt wound up with seven first-half points, posting three buckets and splitting second-stanza free throws.

Carli Knight netted 13 points to pace the Lady Tigers, and made off with 10 steals for an impressive double-double.

Kelli Stewart’s double-double consisted of a dozen points and 10 boards, while Sarah Thompson’s 10 counters gave the Tigers three double-figure scorers.

Valley’s non-league tilt at Raceland on Thursday night was postponed —due to coronavirus complications within the Raceland program.

Portsmouth at Rock Hill, ppd.

East at Whiteoak, ppd.

New Boston senior Shelby Easter (10) applies defensive pressure to Chesapeake’s Ashlee Conley (30) during Wednesday night’s non-league girls basketball game at Chesapeake High School. Boston senior Shelby Easter (10) applies defensive pressure to Chesapeake’s Ashlee Conley (30) during Wednesday night’s non-league girls basketball game at Chesapeake High School.