Sports briefs: Waterford wins
CORNING – Waterford was red hot from the floor Friday night in a 71-58 win at Miller.
The Wildcats were 28-for-53 (53 percent) from the floor and had four players reach double figures in the score column.
Tanner Pottmeyer led the ‘Cats with 18 points, Cody Paxton tallied 15 and Trystan Crawford and Jordan Welch each added 13.
The Falcons were led by Elijah Rader’s 18 and Hunter Starlin’s 16. Austin Doughty also scored in double digits with 11.
The Wildcats dominated on the glass 35-24, with Pottmeyer and Paxton grabbing 10 and nine boards, respectively.
The two teams were even for three our of the four quarters, with the exception being a 21-14 third quarter in Waterford’s favor.
The Wildcats won the junior varsity game 50-37, with Isaac Huffman scoring a team-best 12 points.
Waterford (9-6) hosts Eastern Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
REEDSVILLE – Belpre doubled up a struggling Eastern team Friday night 62-31.
The Golden Eagles dominated with a balanced offensive attack as six players scored at least six points, led by Nick Therriault’s 15. Logan Plummer was close behind with 14 markers.
Belpre wasted no time setting the tone, as it jumped out to an 18-5 lead at the end of the first quarter. Eastern showed a bit of life in the second quarter, cutting it to 28-16 at halftime, but Belpre ruled the final two quarters, 34-15, to finish it off.
The Golden Eagles rarely missed, going 24-for-40 (56.5 percent) from the floor. They also crushed Eastern 37-12 on the boards, with Tavian Miller grabbing eight and Therriault notching seven.
Christian Speelman led Eastern with 13 points on the night.
Belpre plays at Marietta Saturday with tip-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
WILLIAMSTOWN – A 9-point game at halftime became a 26-point game with eight minutes remaining as Wood County Christian used a 26-9 run in the third quarter to pull away from Teays Valley Christian and win 64-47 Friday.
Isaac Brown posted a game high 22 points and knocked down six 3-pointers in the contest for the Wildcats. Patrick Goff added 17, Logan Huck contributed 12 and Joseph Krupinski produced 11.
The ‘Cats shot 43 percent (22-for-51) in the game and notched 43 rebounds, led by Goff’s 13 to complete a double-double performance.
Teays Valley was paced by Jace Heller’s 17 markers.
Wood County Christian improved to 14-5 overall and will travel to Ohio Valley Christian on Tuesday.
WILLIAMSTOWN – The Wood County Christian girls dispatched Teays Valley Christian by a score of 54-35 Friday.
Hannah Lord scored 14 and Heather Lord added 13 to pace the Lady Wildcats. Adria Herridge chipped in eight points while Rebecca Morris notched six.
Wood County Christian shot 23-for-57 (40.6 percent) from the floor in the game to overcome 5-of-16 at the foul line.
The Lady ‘Cats amassed 37 rebounds in the game, with Rachel Ruble, Sophia Knolle and Herridge grabbing seven apiece. Hannah Lord posted team-highs with eight assists and six steals.
WCCS (10-6) is back in action Saturday when it plays at Coshocton Christian at 4:30 p.m.