Beallsville bests Weirton Madonna
Beallsville’s invading Blue Devils improved their record to 5-5 following a 64-54 Tuesday night victory at Weirton Madonna.
Big Blue edged ahead 18-15 after one period and extended the spread to 35-29 at halftime. Casey Tolzda’s troops took a 51-40 upperhand to the final eight minutes.
Veteran guard Teryn Jarrett connected for a game-leading 28 points, including five three-point hoops for Big Blue. Providing double digit support were Kyle Groves and Dalton Secrest both of whom netted 12 points.
Madonna’s Nate Guio tallied a team-best 17 markers. Sophomore James Carnes cashed in 11 markers. Will Bowser netted nine counters.
Groves brought down 11 of Big Blue’s 23 rebounds. Guio grabbed 10 stray ahots for Madonna which fell to 2-5.
Beallsville is back home for a Friday night tipoff against Valley’s Lumberjacks.
River 76, Bridgeport 39
At Hannibal, Mark Romick’s Pilots improved to 7-3 following a convincing 76-39 decision over Bridgeport.
The hosts raced to 24-9 command after one period and went on for 42-22 halftime leadership. The spread was 66-30 after three panels.
Balanced River received a team-leading 21 tallies from Brett Price. Jordan Indermuhle produced a double-double, scoring 18 points and landing 12 rebounds. Chad Isaly contributed a clutch 15 counters.
Bridgeport’s Dallas Fields netted nine points. Robert Teaman contributed seven counters. Jonathan Kreiter added five. The Bulldogs return home for a Friday tipoff with Cameron.
Cody Caldwell totaled six points and five assists in Tuesday’s triumph. River collected 46 rebounds and shot 32-of-71 from the field. The Pilots were charted for but six turnovers.
River has a Friday night road test at Shadyside.
Shenandoah 71, Barnesville 53
At Sarahsville, the invading Shamrocks fell behind 25-11 after one period and couldn’t stage a rally. Shenandoah took a 43-26 lead to the lockerroom at halftime and maintained 62-43 command at the final stop.
Eli Hurst hooped a game-leading 17 points for the Zeps. Brandon Farnsworth provided 16-point support and Brett Bond donated a dozen tallies. Double figure scorers for Chris Pack’s Rocks included Brandon Burkhart (14), Dylan MacMillan (11) and Zach Houston (11).
Burkhart and MacMillan snared six and five boards, respectively. Hurst hauled down 13 of the winners’ 35 rebounds. The Shamrocks led in turnovers, 20-18.
The now 4-6 Shamrocks look to rebound Friday when Steubenville Central invades western Belmont County.
Valley 71, East Richland Christian 46
Joel Mott tallied a game-leading 26 points but the Lions fell to Valley’s Lumberjacks. Logan Lish provided 10-point support. Hunter Hayes hooped 19 markers to pace Valley.
Malvern 57, Conotton Valley 52
At Bowerston, Malvern outscored the host Rockets 30-16 during the middle two periods. Conotton faced a 38-25 deficit after three periods before outpointing the Hornets 27-19 the final eight minutes.
Max Kapron fired in a game-leading 23 points for Malvern. Tyler Tucci provided 15-point support. Conotton, playing without sidelined senior ace Brandon Bailey, received 16 points from Keaton Carrothers. Zach Lyon added 14 and Brandon Robin scored 11.