Tigers fall to Blue Devils
Zanesville scored at least 20 points in all four quarters against Marietta Friday night, shooting 23 for 34 (67.6 percent) from the floor en route to an 81-58 victory at Sutton Gymnasium.
Cameron Brooks-Harris poured in a game-high 35 points to lead the Blue Devils. Aronde Myers added 18 markers.
The Tigers were led by Anthony Avendano’s 20 points and three steals. Derek Duckworth added 14 points, six rebounds and four assists.
Frontier 60 (OT)
CALDWELL — Playing in its season opener as well as a Pioneer Valley Conference affair, visiting Frontier gave Caldwell all it wanted here Friday night, but the Cougars came up short in overtime, 64-60.
The Redkins (3-2, 1-1 PVC) received a game-high 23 points from Christopher Hupp, who also pulled down 10 rebounds. Logan Heller (15) and Zeke Liston (11) also scored in double figures for CHS.
Frontier got a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds from Logan Brookover while Toby Minder finished with a team-high 19 markers in the setback. Brent West also added 15 points and five boards in the setback.
Trimble 62, Belpre 48
GLOUSTER — Randy Hixon went off for a game-high 35 points and host Trimble used a 19-10 edge in the third quarter to help knock off visiting Belpre here Friday night, 62-48.
Belpre, which dropped to 1-3 and welcomes Warren to town on Tuesday, received 10 tallies apiece from Jeremiah Stitt and Bailey Sprague. Nate Godfrey pitched in nine counters and Logan Adams seven for the Golden Eagles.
St. Marys 82,
Paden City 29
ST. MARYS, W.Va. — Host St. Marys had more made 3-pointers (16) than Paden City had field goals (11) here Friday night and the Blue Devils blitzed the visiting Wildcats en route to an easy 82-29 triumph.
Isaak Mooney finished with game-highs of 18 points, 15 rebounds and five steals to lead the Blue Devils in their season opener. Evan Lamp added 15 points while Richard Dornon and Walker Hashman scored a dozen apiece.
William Steele chipped in 10 markers and had a game-high seven assists while SMHS teammate Peyton Auxier drained a trio of 3s.
Paden City, which plays host Tuesday to Hundred, was led by Ethan Cross’ nine points.
The Blue Devils, who drained 16 of 34 from downtown, return to action on Monday with a road game at rival Williamstown.
The Covenant School 38
INSTITUTE, W.Va. — Wood County Christian Luke Spencer had a game-high 24 points and six rebounds while teammate Sam Cremeans pitched in 16 markers to lead Wood County Christian past The Covenant School, 74-38, here Friday evening in the Hoops Classic at W.Va. State.
The 3-3 Wildcats, who also got nine tallies from Trey Davis, return to action at 6 p.m. Monday versus Liberty (Harrison) in Doddridge County’s Invitational.
Covenant (0-1) was led in scoring by Josh Roten with 14.
Parkersburg South 85, Musselman 61
INSTITUTE, W.Va. — In a battle of Class AAA preseason ranked programs, No. 9 Parkersburg South dominated No. 10 Musselman, 85-61, here Friday night at the Hoops Classic at W.Va. State.
Brayden Mooney led the 1-0 Patriots with 18 points while Shane Snider double-doubled with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
PSHS, which takes on Capital at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the semifinals of its own holiday tournament, also received 11 points and seven assists from Seth Fallon along with 10 points and five steals from Cole Plants.
VMI-bound Jake Stephens scored half of his team-high 18 points in the fourth quarter for MHS (2-3).