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Prep Roundup: River rallies to stun Shadyside

HANNIBAL — For the second time in three nights, River found itself looking up at a deficit at halftime only to turn up the defensive tenacity and pull out a victory.

The Pilots found themselves on the short end of a 31-16 reading to Shadyside Friday night. However, they proceeded to outscore the Tigers, 32-15 to pull out the 48-46 victory.

“Our kids just play hard and absolutely never quit,” River head coach Mark Romick said.

River was led by Brody Longwell, who scored 15 points. He hit a clutch 3-pointer with two minutes to play to put the Pilots on top by a 43-42 score.

Sophomore Brody Lollathin iced the game by connecting on four consecutive foul shots in the final minute to preserve the victory.

The Tigers were led by junior Korey Beckett, who scored 20 points. Sophomore Elijah Brock added 10 and freshman Ben Wach hit three bonus goals for nine.

Bridgeport 82, Beallsville 54

BEALLSVILLE — Bridgeport picked up a big road win Friday, cruising past homesteading Beallsville.

The Bulldogs received an impressive shooting performance from Dylan Gregorcic. He hit nine, 3-pointers and scored 29 for the game. Freshman Quinton Burlenski added 21 and Adam Sommer went for 12.

The Blue Devils were led by Adam Baker, who poured in 27.

Monroe Central 59, Frontier 33

BEAVERTON — Invading Monroe Central hit nine bonus goals and cruised to a victory over the Cougars Friday night.

The balanced Seminoles, who visit Bellaire this evening, were led by Dillon Lincoln’s 12 points. Auston Hogue added 11. Collin Kroll finished with nine.

Tanner Bills paced the Cougars with 10.

(Late Thursday)

GIRLS BASKETBALL

St. Clairsville 43,

Steubenville Catholic 40

STEUBENVILLE — Free throws made the difference Thursday, as St. Clairsville hung on for a victory over Catholic Central inside the Mickey Barber Gymnasium.

The Red Devils, who were coming off a Wednesday loss to John Glenn, knocked down 15 of 20 from the charity stripe and went 9 for 12 during the final period to collect their fifth victory in 11 starts. Central, on the other hand, converted just 7 of 16 tries. The Crusaders finished with 15 field goals compared to 13 for St. Clairsville.

The Red Devils, thanks to six points by Alexis Thoburn, jumped out to a 12-7 lead after the opening quarter and were up, 19-14, at the break. It was 32-25 St. Clairsville heading into the fourth.

Central, which fell to 1-7, turned up the defensive pressure in the final quarter and cut the lead to one (35-34) on a triple by Katie Zatta. Agnew’s club then went to work at the line to put the win away.

Macy Malin, Agnew’s only returning senior from last season, tallied 11 points for the winners. Nine of her total came in the final period. Shae Brookover contributed nine and Thoburn finished with eight.

St. Clairsville hosts Edison at 10 a.m. today in the Buckeye 8 tournament.

WRESTLING

Steubenville 60, Martins Ferry 18

It was another day, another dual and another win for the Steubenville wrestling team, as Big Red extended its undefeated mark to 13-0 with a win over visiting Martins Ferry, Thursday night, at the Crimson Center.

Big Red took nine of the first 10 matches by six points in its latest victory, putting the Purple Riders away early. Cal Beadling got the Red rolling with a quick pin at 106. Anthony Shevlin (113) followed with a forfeit win, while Anthony Hill (126), Kaiden Minella (132), Savier Faulks, Cole Antil (145), Tyler Muldrew (152) and Aaron Ferguson (160) all pinned their opponents. Ethan Pappas was awarded a forfeit at 170. The run put Big Red ahead, 54-6. Nate King (195) would later register a pin for Steubenville.

Martin Ferry’s Domenick Tedeschi came out on top in a hard-fought battle over Logan Hale at 120, scoring late for a 6-3 decision. At 182, Kameron Hughes stopped Brandon Kinney’s season-long winning streak by a score of 6-3. Hughes, who is ranked No. 4 in the state at Division III 182 pounds, came down to wrestle the previously unbeaten Steubenville junior.

Fellow state-ranked Purple Rider Zak Dobson (No. 14 at 220) earned a pin over Big Red’s Spencer Ostovich. Zeke Bruney also earned a win at heavyweight for Martins Ferry.

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