SARAHSVILLE — Thanks to 19 points each from Colby Farmer and Nicolai Wickham, Shenandoah High racked up its 14th victory of the season - a 66-34 conquest of visiting Frontier in Pioneer Valley Conference action on Friday.
Coach Marc Smith’s Zeps (14-4, 6-2 PVC) led 10-7 after one quarter before using an 18-7 surge in the second period to open a 28-14 halftime spread. Frontier trimmed the lead by two with a 19-17 edge in round three to get within 45-33, but Shenandoah went on a 21-11 fourth quarter tear to finish it off.
Backing Farmer and Wickham in the scoring column for the Zeps was Nick Miller with 10 points.
For Frontier, Shon Howell tallied 10 points and Logan Brookover had nine.
NEXT—Shenandoah travels to Steubenville to face Catholic Central in the OVAC Class 2A semifinals on Tuesday, with JV action set for 6 p.m.
Caldwell 62, Monroe Central 52
CALDWELL — Host Caldwell High used some long range shooting to post a 62-52 Senior Night victory over Monroe Central in Pioneer Valley Conference hardwood action on Friday.
The Redskins were dialed in from beyond the three-point line with a total of 10 ‘treys’ in the win, enabling Coach Clint Crane’s squad to improve to 11-8 overall and 5-2 in PVC play.
Senior Chris Hupp, along with juniors Clark Jennings and Logan Heller, each connected for a trio of three-point makes for the Redskins, with junior Jeremy Ditch also connecting for 10 total "triples".
Hupp closed with a game-high 19 points, with Heller finishing with 16 and Jennings right behind with 15 points for the Redskins.
Monroe Central (5-15, 2-6 PVC) was led by Ryan LaFollette with 13 points, with Zak Jones chipping in 12.
NEXT- Caldwell hosts Magnolia in an OVAC consolation game on Tuesday, with reserve action at 6 p.m.
Martins Ferry 69, Barnesville 58
BARNESVILLE - Despite a 36-point explosion from sophomore Luke Powell, Barnesville High could not recover from an early deficit and fell to visiting Martins Ferry, 69-58, on Friday.
Powell’s total included six "treys" and a 6-of-7 effort from the free throw line.
The Shamrocks fell behind 14-4 entering the second quarter and trailed 27-14 at halftime. Barnesville (6-13) edged Martins Ferry, 18-17, in the third quarter and 26-25 in the fourth, but it was not enough to complete a comeback.
Following up on Powell’s big night was junior Tate Dowler who added 10 counters.
For the Purple Riders (7-13), DeAndre Pugh posted a monster double-double with 16 points and 24 rebounds followed by Donovan Shrodes with 14 points, Dasyn Hores with 13 and Ruben Hilson with eight.
NEXT—Barnesville treks to New Matamoras to face Frontier in an OVAC consolation game on Tuesday at 6 p.m.