Prep boys basketball: Fort Frye, Waterford, Morgan win
BEVERLY – The Fort Frye Cadets trailed by eight points at halftime before rallying to score a 70-63, Pioneer Valley Conference win over the Caldwell Redskins.
Senior Chandler Lang scored a team high 19 points for the Fort while dishing out six assists as the Cadets improved to 7-2 overall and 4-1 in conference play.
Joining Lang in double figures for Fort Frye was Carter Kiefer with 16 while Seth Lagraen and Logan Madison added nine points apiece.
Caldwell, who lost for the fourth time in a row, was led in scoring by Jonathan Weichman with 22.
Tanner Harding, Tanner Baker, and Tanner Clark chipped in with 12, 11 and nine points respectively for the Redskins, who slipped to 4-5 on the season and 2-3 in the PVC.
Caldwell will host Belpre this evening while the Cadets return to action next Friday night when they host the Frontier Cougars in another conference battle.
WATERFORD – Junior Tryson Crawford tossed is a game-high 15 points and Waterford outscored visiting South Gallia 17-9 in the final period as the Wildcats pulled out a 45-39 victory over the Rebels Friday night.
The “Cats overcame a sluggish start that saw them score just six points in the opening quarter to register their eighth victory of the season in 11 decisions.
Wyatt Porter added nine points and 10 rebounds for the green and white while Cody Paxton chipped in with eight.
South Galllia (5-5) was led by Ethan Spurlock with 12 points,while Landon Hutchinson added eight.
The Wildcat defense limited the Rebels to just 36 percent shooting in the game (18-50) and won the battle of the boards by a 31-29 margin.
Waterford will hit the road next Friday for a rematch with the Trimble Tomcats.
McCONNELSVILLE – Josh Davis hit a lay-up with three seconds left as the Morgan Raiders upset Muskingum Valley League co-leader Tri-Valley 50-48 Friday night.
Morgan (3-8, 2-6) built a 44-39 lead with 3:52 left in the game on a Mason Edgell bucket off a Marcus Mayle assist.
The Scotties rallied to tie the contest at 48 on a putback by Avery Williams in the final 46 seconds.
Davis would drive the right baseline and then lay it in for what proved to be the game winner.
Mayle preserved the victory by blocking the Scotties final shot attempt.
Brady Weaver’s 13 points paced the winners. Mayle finished with 12 and Davis added 11 for the Raiders.
Williams led Tri-Valley with 18 points and 14 rebounds.
The Scotties, who entered the contest tied with John Glenn atop the MVL, fell to 7-4 overall and 6-2 in the MVL.