Belpre rallies to defeat Lancers

BELPRE — For three quarters, visiting Federal Hocking was in complete control. But host Belpre outscored the Lancers 19-5 in the fourth quarter to rally for a 62-56 win Friday.

The Golden Eagles trailed 14-9 after a quarter, 33-25 at halftime and 51-43 going into the fourth.

Connor Baker and Logan Adams scored 22 and 21 points, respectively, to lead the Belpre charge. Big man Jerimiah Stitt was held to four points but made big contributions in rebounds (10) and blocks (7).

The Golden Eagles shot 43 percent (24 for 55) from the floor while holding Federal Hocking to 35 percent (22 for 62).

Coshocton 54, Marietta 38

COSHOCTON — Marietta High dropped a 54-38 decision to Coshocton Friday.

Coshocton’s Gaven Williams and Logan Desender amassed 18 points apiece to lead all scorers.

The Tigers were led by Mark Duckworth’s nine points. Derek Duckworth and Austin Witucky added seven points apiece.

Marietta was within three, 11-8, after a quarter, but Coshocton built its lead to 26-19 by halftime. The Tigers trailed 35-27 going into the fourth but were outscored 19-11 to take the setback.

Wirt County 69, Wood County Christian 54

ELIZABETH — A balanced scoring attack helped Wirt County get over the .500 mark in a 69-54 win over Wood County Christian Friday.

Kyler Carper led the way for the Tigers (10-9) with 16 points. Hunter Hickman added 13 points, Justin Windland netted 11, Nathan Murray tallied eight, Charles Wells tacked on seven and Seth Suslik and Dylan Lowe chipped in six apiece.

Garrett Napier scored a game-high 24 points for the Wildcats (10-11). Wood County Christian also got eight from Camden Huck, seven from Sam Cremeans and six from Trey Davis.

Williamstown 71, Tyler Consolidated 65

KIDWELL — Griffin Phillips’ game-high 20 points weren’t enough here Friday evening as host Tyler Consolidated was upended by Williamstown, 71-65.

The 13-5 Yellowjackets, who play host at 7 p.m. Monday versus Wood County Christian in a varsity only affair, used a balanced scoring attack. Xavier Caruthers, who had a trio of key 3s in the fourth quarter, joined ‘Jacket teammate Cullen Cutright with 14 points. Eli Inman (11) and Trent Lynch (10) also cracked double figures in scoring while Boston Caruthers added nine markers and Baylor Haught seven.

TCHS, now 12-7 with a home game Monday versus Ravenswood, also received 15 points from Justin Bowman, 14 from Mark Rucker and a baker’s dozen by Tyler West.

Parkersburg Catholic 50, Ravenswood 43

RAVENSWOOD — Parkersburg Catholic held on Friday at “The Pit,” defeating Ravenswood 50-43.

The Crusaders led 10-7 after a quarter but built their lead to 10, 25-15, at halftime. Catholic was up 39-28 after the third and, despite being outscored 15-11 in the final eight minutes, held on to win.

Cade Ullman and Jeb Boice scored 16 points apiece for Parkersburg Catholic (13-5). Patrick Copen added 13 points for the winners.

The Red Devils, who dropped to 4-14 and visit Tyler Consolidated Monday, got 13 points from Devin Raines and a 10-point, 11-rebound double-double from Nick Westenhaver. Trey Mandrake chipped in 10 points as well while Patrick Francis contributed seven boards.

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Wirt 50, Wood County Christian 23

ELIZABETH — Wirt County’s Brooklyn Smith, Pheobe Hayes and Morgan Wagner had a successful senior night as the Tigers improved to 10-11 following a 50-23 defeat of Wood County Christian.

Emma Wyer tossed in a game-high 11 points for the orange and black, who play host Wednesday to Williamstown. The Tigers also got 10 counters apiece from Hayes, Wagner and Kylie Stephens.

The Wildcats were led in scoring by Katie Michael with six and Sarah Michael with five.

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