Bulldogs, Shamrocks drop boys’ contests

Visiting Steubenville Central jumped out to a 31-9 lead at the half Tuesday night in rolling past Bridgeport 66-40 on Frank Baxter Court inside the John J. Havlicek Gymnasium.

Zach Herrington scored 12 points to lead a balanced Crusaders’ attack. Three other players tallied seven points or more.

Jonathan Kreiter and Parker Dyson evenly split 18 points for the Bulldogs (6-16).

Bridgeport will meet St. John Central in the Division IV?sectional tournament on Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Union Local High School.

John Marshall 76, Barnesville 64

At Moundsville, the homestanding Monarchs (6-15) outscored the Shamrocks (7-14) by a 29-8 count in the third quarter to capture this Wheeling Hospital OVAC?Consolation Pool game.

Zach Houston led Barnesville with 22 points. Dylan MacMillan added 14, as did David Stewart.

Barnesville meets Frontier at 8 p.m. next Wednesday at Union Local in Division IV sectional tournament action.