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CV Rockets win OVAC 1A championship

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Conotton Valley 82, Paden City 41
Conotton Valley senior Brandon Bailey poured in 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Rockets to an 82-41 win over Paden City in the OVAC 1A Tournament last Tuesday night on the Rockets’ home court.

Zach Lyon added 14 points, while Brandon Robin finished with 11 points. Keaton Carrothers added eight points and dished out seven assists.

Kennedy Cain paced Paden City with 14 points.

The Rockets led 17-11 after the first quarter, but took control of the game in the second quarter by outscoring Paden City 22-9.

Last Saturday in the OVAC 1A championship game, the Rockets defeated Bishop Donahue 65-42.

Bailey led the way for the Rockets with 26 points and 12 rebounds, while Brandon Galigher added 10 points and nine rebounds for the 14-7 Rockets. Lyon followed with eight points and 11 rebounds.

Minerva 73, East Canton 50
A huge second quarter lifted the Minerva Lions to a 73-50 win over visiting East Canton last Tuesday night in a nonleague game.

Jantsen Locke led the way for the Lions with 25 points, while Billy Eyer added 14 points and 11 rebounds.

The game was tied at 15-15 after the first quarter, but the Lions outscored the Hornets 24-9 in the second quarter to take control of the game.

Hayden Miller hit five shots from behind the arc and led the Hornets with 24 points.

Last Saturday night, the Lions wrapped up their regular season on a high note with a 63-42 win over visiting United Local.

Locke paced three Lions in double figures with 15 points, while Nick Clapper and Eyer each added 12 points.

It was Minerva’s fourth win in their last seven games after starting the season 0-15.

The Lions end with a disappointing 4-18 mark for the year.

Hiland 52, Sandy Valley 34
The Hiland Hawks took command of the game early and cruised to a 52-34 win over Sandy Valley last Tuesday night in a Inter-Valley Conference contest.

Todd Ropp led the Hawks with 22 points, while Collin Blochlinger added 10.

Nate Shepler led the Cardinals with 10 points.
Last Friday night the Cardinals improved their record to 7-15 and 3-20 in the IVC with a 52-47 OT win over visiting Newcomerstown.

Zach Schlimm recorded a double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds to go along with Shepler’s game-high 17 points for the Cardinals.

The Cardinals led 14-10 at the end of first quarter. The game was tied 21-21 at halftime and the Cardinals took a slim 37-36 advantage into the fourth quarter. Newcomerstown outscored the Cardinals 15-7 in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 44-44 at the end of regulation.

Malvern 59, Strasburg 44
Senior Max Kapron poured in 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Malvern Hornets to a 59-44 Inter-Valley Conference win last Friday over visiting Strasburg.

Junior Trey Tucci added 14 points for Malvern, which improved to14-6 overall and 8-4 in the IVC.

The Hornets led 18-6 after the first quarter, 31-24 at halftime and 39-29 going into the final eight minutes of play.

In a makeup game last Saturday, the Hornets defeated host rival Sandy Valley 63-41 in an IVC game. Tucci led the way for the Hornets with 19 points, while Kapron added 16 points and nine rebounds.

The Hornets got off to a quick start, leading 12-8 after the first quarter. They increased their advantage to 26-20 at the intermission. Malvern put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring the Cardinals 18-7 and taking a 44-27 lead into the fourth quarter.

Tyler Hunter led the Cardinals with 10 points.

The Hornets end their regular season at 15-6 and 9-4 in the IVC, while the Cardinals finish at 5-17 overall and 3-11 in league play.

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