PREP BOYS ROUNDUP: Beallsville holds off Caldwell rally
BLUE DEVILS’ coach Casey Tolzda won’t soon forget career victory number one.
Leading visiting Caldwell by a seemingly comfortable 43-22 margin after three quarters, Tolzda watched as the Redskins ripped the cords for an amazing 40 fourth period points, only to fall short, 65-62.
Leading 65-62 in the final ticks, Beallsville misfired from the foul line but Caldwell was unable to unload a desperation heave before time expired.
Beallsville led 14-3 after one panel and 28-16 at halftime. Tolzda’s troops complicated matters by converting but 21-of-42 free throw opportunities.
Balanced Big Blue received double digit scoring from four players, including a game-leading 21 tallies from talented guard Teryn Jarrett. Sophomore Tristan Palmer provided 14-point support. Juniors Logan Nippert and Dalton Secrest contributed 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Caldwell received a stellar 34-point output from junior ace Jonathan Weichman.
Now 1-2, Beallsville welcomes Barnesville for a Tuesday tipoff.
BUCKEYE TRAIL 69, FORT FRYE 63
At Old Washington, Trail remained unbeaten through three outings with a dramatic victory over Fort Frye.
Coach Rod Gray’s Warriors fashioned a 16-11 upperhand after one period and went on for a 30-24 intermission advantage. Fort Frye pulled within 49-47 after three panels and came on to mount a number of fourth quarter leads before the hosts countered and eventually prevailed.
Four Warriors produced double figure outputs with senior Zach Roe netting a team-leading 18 points. Classmate C.J. Beavers provided 17-point support. Juniors Tyler Starr and Josh Toland tallied 14 and 10 markers, respectively.
Toland also brought down 13 of Trail’s 36 rebounds. Junior Caleb Gray grabbed nine stray shots. Trail was charted for 13 turnovers.
Seth Lagraen led the now 1-2 Cadets with 17 points. Chandler Lang contributed 16 and Shon Smith scored 14. Fort Frye was guilty of nine giveaways and totaled 24 rebounds.
The Warriors remain home for a Tuesday night tilt against Caldwell. Fort Frye was an overtime victor in Friday’s jayvee outing.
Toronto 71 St. John Central 48
At Bellaire, Toronto’s Tyler Owens erupted for 37 points and rifled home eight three-point buckets in a Friday night rout of the Irish.
The Red Knights mounted a 17-7 upperhand after one panel and stayed on top 37-18 at the half. St. John’s faced a 59-30 deficit after three panels.
D.J. Shoemaker’s 16 points paced the Green with John Alvey providing 10-point support. SJC welcomes Bishop Donahue for a Tuesday night tipoff.