Marietta High boys top River View

BOYS BASKETBALL

Marietta 42, River View 35

WARSAW — Marietta High jumped out to a 15-9 lead after the first quarter and never looked back Friday en route to a 42-35 victory over host River View.

The Tigers led 23-16 at halftime. The Black Bears rallied to cut it to 30-27 at the end of three, but Marietta held on from there.

The Tigers, who visit rival Warren on Tuesday, got a game-high 14 points from Austin Witucky. Cyrus Rhodes and Ryan Mannis added eight and seven points, respectively.

River View was led by Will Anderson’s seven markers.

Grace Christian 53, Wood County Christian 51

WILLIAMSTOWN — Eli Foster’s two free throws with 1.8 seconds left sent visiting Grace Christian to a 53-51 win over Wood County Christian Friday night.

The loss spoiled a 26-point, 11-rebound double-double effort for Sam Cremeans as the Wildcats trailed by just one entering the final period, 34-33.

No Wood County Christian scorer joined their teammate in double digits. Garrett Napier came closest after his eight-point effort.

Foster finished the night with 29 points on 11 shots from the field including a pair of 3s.

The loss won’t be easy to stomach as the Wildcats’ visitors missed 10 foul shots. Wood County Christian missed seven freebies too.

Shenandoah 67, Oak Glen 57

SARAHSVILLE — Only a three-point game going into the fourth, Shenandoah pulled away with a double-digit win over Oak Glen 67-57.

Christian Duniver was nearly perfect at the free throw line, going 10-11, finishing as the game points leader with 30, followed 16 from Nickolai Wickham, going 6-6 at the free throw line as the Zeps improved to 11-2 on the season.

Ethan Travis was the leading scorer for Oak Glen with 21, as Sean Smith and Zac Taylor both finished in double figures with 13 and 10 respectfully.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Grace Christian 72, Wood County Christian 18

WILLIAMSTOWN — A 27-percent shooting night didn’t end well for the host Wildcats Friday night. Grace Christian pulled away early in a 72-18 road win.

Emily Hutchinson tallied 24 points and Grace kept its host scoreless in the fourth quarter. The defensive effort came after holding the Wildcats to single-digits in the preceding periods.

Sarah Michael led Wood County Christian in scoring with nine points. Sydney Strauss pulled down 14 boards for the home team.

Paden City 46, St. Marys 28

PADEN CITY– Abbe Stackpole was the game leading scorer with 14 points as Paden City defeated St. Marys here Friday, 46-28.

Paden City as a team made nine 3s, four from Stackpole. Paige Leonard chipped in with 10 points for Paden City.

Struggling all night with shooting, only 13 points in the first half, the leading scorer for the Blue Devils was Kylie Wright with eight points. Josey Moore chipped in with four points and three takeaways, while Millie Kehrer finished the night with six points and 10 rebounds.

From staff reports

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