From staff reports
JACKSON - The Warren Warriors demolished Southeastern Ohio Athletic League foe Jackson 85-23 Friday night.
Warren improved to 10-1 overall and 5-0 in the SEOAL, while Jackson remains winless at 0-12.
JAY W. BENNETT Special to The Times
Williamstown’s Dakota Watson (20) guards Parkersburg Catholic’s Payton Sturm, right, in a boys basketball game Friday night.
Warren held the Ironmen to under double digit scoring in every quarter of the game, including a single point in the third quarter.
The game was never close, as the Blaine Maddox-coached Warriors were up 24-8 after one quarter and 49 to 13 at halftime.
Adam Lang and Michael Hall each notched 16 points to lead Warren, while Evan French (13), Matt Drayer (11) and Reece Patton all hit double digits as well.
Casey Walker was Jackson's top scorer with six points on the night.
Warren is scheduled to be back in action Tuesday at Marietta at 7:30 p.m..
Parkersburg Catholic 48, Williamstown 33
WILLIAMSTOWN - The beat went on for sixth-ranked Class A Parkersburg Catholic here Friday night as the Crusaders got a game-high 21 points from Jake Ullman and extended their winning streak to eight games by dispatching host Williamstown, 48-33, in a battle of Little Kanawha Conference North Division rivals.
The Yellowjackets led by as many as five points in the second quarter, but head coach Scott Sauro's club, now losers of seven straight, scored their final field goal with 22 seconds left in the third period and didn't have enough against the PCHS defense.
Jarric Hoskins led WHS (3-7, 2-3) with 13 points while teammate Hunter Neely tallied 10.
Belpre 75, Easterm 43
BELPRE - Host Belpre got rolling offensively in the second half while clamping down defensively on Eastern as the Golden Eagles squared
their record at 6-6 with a 75-43 triumph over a TVC Hocking Division rival Friday night.
Belpre turned a three-point halftime lead, 32-29, into a 32-point blowout with a strong second-half performance, tallying 43 points while limiting the visiting Eagles (3-9) to just a pair of seven-point periods.
Nick Therriault led the Golden Eagle offensive assault with a game-high 19 points as well as 18 rebounds. Austin Forshey followed with 17 points, including 12 on four treys, while Dakota Hoffman netted 16 and Ryan Leasure, in a return from a knee injury suffered exactly a month ago in the third game of the season, finished with 10. Brennen Ferrell added eight for Belpre, now 5-2 in the TVC Hocking, which plays next at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Federal Hocking.
Kirk Pullins' 14 points paced Eastern, while Max Carnahan collected 10 and Troy Gantt scored seven.
Buckeye Trail 82, Monroe Central 73
LORE?CITY - Monroe Central suffered its first PVC loss of the season Friday night as the Seminoles were defeated 82-73 by Buckeye Trail.
The loss put Monroe Central at 8-2 overall and 5-1 in the PVC while Buckeye Trail improved to 6-3 overall and 4-2 in the PVC.
"We didn't control them defensively and when they got through us, they made some shots," offered Monroe Central coach Lou "Scooter" Tolzda. "We had some young kids in there and we got a little bit tired. We usually play 8-10 kids and we weren't able to do that successfully tonight."
Monroe Central shot well, going 28-for-63 (44 percent) from the floor, but Trail did not miss, hitting 32-of-53 (60 percent) of its shots.
"They looked real comfortable shooting on their floor and their big kid (Toland) hurt us at times," Tolzda said.
Zach Roe had a game-high 21 points while Josh Toland played well with 20 markers.
Levi Brown's 22 points led the Seminoles while Josh Guiler (15) and Kordell Antill (11) also hit double digits.
Tolzda believes these teams will be seeing plenty of each other before the season is over.
Shenandoah 76, Frontier 34
SARAHSVILLE - Shenandoah was all over Frontier Friday night as the Zeps defeated the Cougars 76-34 in Sarahsville. The Zeps made an early statement by outscoring Frontier 27-7 in the first quarter. Shenandoah led 45-14 at halftime.
Eli Hurst led everyone in scoring with 27 points. Brandon Farnsworth and Levi Reed each hit double digits with 14 and 11, respectively.
Jordan Jefferson paced the Cougars with eight makers of his own.
Frontier (2-9) shot just 13-of-51 (25 percent) from the floor compared to 30-for-61 (49 percent) for Shenandoah.
With the win, the Zeps improved to 6-5 overall and 3-2 in the PVC.