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Malvern falls to Hiland, drops close game at Walsh based event

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Malvern High School boys basketball
Malvern junior Trey Tucci get a shot off over LaBrae'sPeyton Aldridge in last Sunday game at the Dunk 4 Diabetes Shootout at Walsh University.

Hiland 42, Malvern 41
Hiland’s Todd Ropp nailed a three-pointer with six seconds left to lift the visiting Hawks to a 42-41 Inter-Valley Conference win over Malvern last Tuesday night.

The Hawks led 12-10 after the first quarter, 25-20 at halftime and 33-31 after three quarters.

Max Kapron paced the Hornets with 15 points and 12 rebounds, while Trey Tucci added 10 points.

Malvern was 14-of-46 from the floor and hit 11-of-21 free throws. They grabbed 35 rebounds and turned the ball over 16 times.

Brennan Coil led the Hawks with 11 points and Ropp ended with seven.

From the floor, the Hawks hit 16-of-42 action shots and were 3-of-8 from the line.

They had 23 rebounds and also turned the ball over 16 times.
Last Sunday morning at the Dunk 4 Diabetes Shootout at Walsh University, the Hornets battled the whole game.

On two different occasions, they found themselves down by double digits. Both times they rallied to tie the score, only to fall in over time 61-57 to LaBrae.

Malvern trailed 17-7 after the first quarter, 30-24 at halftime and 44-31 going into the final period. The game was tied at 53-53 at the end of regulation, forcing the extra period.

In the fourth quarter, the Vikings scored the first four points to take a 15-point lead at 48-33.

But, the Hornets mounted a rally when Tucci canned two long three-pointers from the left side, sophomore Mitch Loomis converted a three-point play, and Kapron and Tucci went back-to-back from three-point range to cap a 15-0 run and tie the score at 48-48 with 3:45 left in the game.

In overtime, the Vikings outscored the Hornets 7-4 to pull out the win. LaBrae scored what would be the winning basket with 24-seconds left. They added a pair of foul shots to close out the scoring with just seconds left on the clock.

Kapron had a game-high 20 points and 10 rebounds, Tucci add 16 points and seven rebounds. Loomis finished with 13 points and eight rebounds.

Malvern was 22-of-62 from the floor and 8-of-11 from the line. They had 36 rebounds and 13 turnovers.

For the Vikings, Marcell Richardson led the way with 17 points, while Peyton Aldridge added 12 points and 10 rebounds. John Richards added 11 points and seven rebounds.

From the floor, the Vikings hit 25-of-53 shots and 8-of-14 free throws. They grabbed 38 rebounds and committed 15 turnovers.

Conotton Valley 74, Bellaire St. John 31
The Rockets’ Brandon Bailey poured in 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead host Conotton Valley to a 74-31 win last Tuesday night.

Conotton also got 16 points and seven rebounds from Zach Lyon, while Brandon Galigher added 15 points for the Rockets, who improved to 11-5 for the year.

D. J. Schomaker led Bellaire St. John with 10 points.

Tuscarawas Central Catholic 63 Sandy Valley 27

Tuscarawas Central Catholic improved to 7-8 for the year and 5-4 in the Inter-Valley Conference with their big 63-27 win over visiting Sandy Valley last Tuesday night.

Nate Shepler led the Cardinals with 10 points.

For Central Catholic, Alex Milleman led the way with 14 points, while Doug Ross added 11 points.

Canton South 57, Minerva 38
Canton South outscored host Minerva 37-24 in the second half and cruised to a 57-38 Northeastern Buckeye Conference win last Tuesday night.

Quade Zeedrich led the Lions with 11 points, while Billy Eyer grabbed nine rebounds for the winless Lions.

Armand Fontes led three Wildcat players in double figures with 20 points, while Kyle Deckerd added 11 points and Trey Taylor 10. Austin Joliff pulled down nine rebounds for the Wildcats, who improved to 13-2 for the year and 7-2 in the NBC.

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