Prep basketball roundup: Warren, Frontier, Caldwell victorious

PORTSMOUTH- Reece Patton scored a career-high 27 points as Warren downed Portsmouth, 68-57, in Southeastern Ohio Athletic League boys’ basketball action Friday night.

The Warriors (12-3 overall, 5-1 SEOAL) moved into first place in the SEOAL, one-half game ahead of the Trojans (10-3, 4-1).

Evan French added 16 points, Andrew Drayer had 11, and Michael Hall netted nine for the royal blue and white, which avenged an early season loss to Portsmouth in Vincent.

Defensively, Warren limited PHS, which had an eight game winning streak snapped, to two first-quarter points.

Sky Oliver led the Trojans with 24 points. Ky’re Allison chipped in with 15.

Warren is scheduled to play at New Lexington Tuesday.

Frontier 86, Shenandoah 58

SARAHSVILLE- Frontier got back on track as the Cougars drilled 12 three-pointers and scored at least 20 points in every quarter as they rolled to an 86-58 Pioneer Valley Conference win over the Shenandoah Zeps.

Nick Camino led the way for Frontier with a career-high 31 points while Rodney Barnes and Drew Schneider finished in double figures with 18 and 14 points respectively.

The Cougars shot a blistering 56.6 percent (30-53) from the floor, including 12-of-24 from long range to even their season record at 7-7.

Shenandoah (2-14) was led in scoring by Stanley Gutowski with 17 while Merritt Flood added 13.

The Cougars are scheduled to visit Monroe Central this evening, while Shenandoah travels to Newcomerstown.

Caldwell 80, Barnesville 74

CALDWELL – Jonathan Weichman and Tanner Clark combined for 48 points as the Caldwell Redskins scored an 80-74 victory over the visiting Barnesville Shamrocks in a non-conference contest Friday evening.

The ‘Skins trailed by five points at halftime and three points after three quarters before out scoring the Shamrocks 27-18 in the final eight minutes to improve to 11-5 on the season.

Weichman tossed in a game-high 28 points while grabbing six rebounds and coming up with six steals, while Clark added 20 for the Clint Crane-led Redskins who have now won five games in a row.

Joining Weichman and Clark in double figures for Caldwell was Tanner Baker with 11.

Eric Nicholson made all eight of his field goal attempts to lead Barnesville (4-11) with 21 points, while Zach Houston and Isaac McGee finished with 15 points apiece. The Redskins are scheduled to host the Fort Frye Cadets this evening in a crucial Pioneer Valley Conference rematch.