Prep Hoops Roundup: Seminoles, Jets still perfect in boys’ basketball
Monroe Central and Union Local both remained undefeated in boys’ high school basketball action Saturday night with road victories.
Scooter Tolzda’s Seminoles traveled to Beaverton and returned home with a 95-64 rout of homestanding Frontier in improving to 4-0, while Ben Porter’s Jets ran their mark to 5-0 with a 55-50 triumph against Buckeye Trail at Old Washington.
Chandler Kuhn led six Seminoles in double figures with 22 points. Bryan Duffy added 14, Zac Jorris and Tanner Burkhart evenly split 26, Seth Alleman charted a dozen and Curtis Nixon 11.
Monroe Central led 22-19 after the first eight minutes, but outscored Frontier (2-4) by a whopping 18-3 margin in the second quarter. The seminoles drained nine bonus goals (on 15 tries), including three each by Burkhart and Jorris.
Frontier had 13 long-distance baskets.
Monroe Central plays Tuesday in New Martinsville against Magnolia.
The Jets had to rally from a 38-32 deficit after three quarters to keep their log intact as the Warriors (1-3) started strong.
However, a 23-12 scoring advantage in the final chapter sealed the comeback.
Gavin Porter led UL with 15 points. Kaleb McDiffitt added 14. David Paulick and Trenton Tipton had nine each.
Buckeye Trail’s Tyler Starr had game honors with 16. Josh Toland added 13 and Caleb Gray 11.
The Jets meshed 15 of 17 free throws with Porter netting 7 of 8.
Trail won the JV game.
Union Local returns to ‘The Hangar’ in Morristown Tuesday night to welcome Edison in Buckeye 8 action.
Shadyside 71, Shenandoah 53
SARAHSVILLE — The invading Shadyside Tigers won their second in a row by virtue of a 71-53 victory against Shenandoah.
Coach Ed Andes’ squad outscored the hosts 59-38 in the final three quarters en route to the victory.
The balanced Tigers were led by sophomore John Michael Schuetz, who had a career high 27 points. Junior Luke Nardo added 12. Travis Fulton tallied nine.
Shenandoah was led by Merritt Flood’s 17. Caleb Moore added 10.
Shadyside was charted for only five turnovers.