FPS staff report
February 4, 2013
Garaway 56, Malvern 54 (OT)
The Malvern boys basketball team lost their third close game last Tuesday against visiting Garaway 56-54 in overtime. It was their second straight overtime loss.
The loss dropped the Hornets to 11-6 overall and 6-4 in the Inter-Valley Conference.
Malvern seemed to be in control until the final minute. The Hornets were up by nine points with just over a minute and a half to play, but the Pirates made a furious comeback to tie the score at 52-52 at the end of regulation.
Malvern led 20-18 after the first quarter, 32-27 at the break and 42-32 going into the final frame.
Senior Max Kapron led the Hornets with 28 points, while junior Trey Tucci added 14.
Sophomore Mitchell Loomis led the Hornet rebounders with 10.
Malvern finished with 14 turnovers and 27 rebounds.
For the Pirates, who remained perfect in the IVC, Tyler Walter led the way with 22 points and Josh Werker added 13 points.
Duane Troyer added nine points and six rebounds. They had 17 rebounds and nine turnovers.
Last Friday night the Hornets returned to their winning ways with a 64-41 win over Newcomerstown.
Kapron had another huge night for Malvern with 23 points and nine rebounds. With the nine boards, Kapron became the Hornets all-time leading rebounder.
Tucci followed with 19 points, including eight three-pointers, while Loomis added 11 points.
The Hornets were 25-of-46 from the floor and 10-of-20 from the line. They had 23 rebounds and turned the ball over eight times.
Hunter Seneary led the Trojans with 11 points.
Malvern led 14-1 after the opening period, 38-18 at the half and 49-31 going into the fourth quarter.
Steubenville Catholic Cent. 57, Conotton Valley 46
The host Crusaders outscored the Rockets 28-12 in the final period to win going away 57-46 last Tuesday night.
Senior Brandon Bailey poured in a game-high 20 points for the Rockets.
Matt Martello led three Crusaders in double figures with 15 points, while Zach Harrington added 14 and Aleks Porreca 12.
Sandy Valley 74, Peoples Baptist 63
Zach Schlimm poured in 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Nate Shepler added 19 points and five assists to lead the Sandy Valley Cardinals to a 74-63 win last Friday in a nonleague game.
Tyler Hunter added 10 points for the Cardinals.
Sandy Valley led 18-16 after the first quarter, 35-32 at an intermission, but trailed 47-46 going into the final frame. The Cardinals out-scored Peoples Baptist 28-16 in the fourth quarter to win going away.
The win improved the Cardinals to 3-16 for the year.
East Liverpool 56, Minerva 47
The visiting Potters outscored the Lions 32-16 in the first half in cruising to a 56-47 nonleague win last Tuesday night.
Junior Jantsen Locke led the Lions, who remain winless on the season, with 17 points, while sophomore Joey Gill added 10 points. Sophomore Billy Eyer led the Lions on the boards with six rebounds.
Hayden Cunningham led all scorers with 18 points for the Potters, while D. J. Austin added 15 points. Aaron Long added six points and a game-high 12 rebounds.
The Lions picked up their first win of the season last Friday night with a 59-51 overtime win over Louisville in a Northeastern Buckeye Conference game.
The game was tied at 49-49 at the end of regulation, but the Lions outscored the Leopards 10-2 in overtime to get the win.
Locke led the Lions with 25 points and nine rebounds, while Eyer added 15 points and eight boards.
Nick Clapper was also in double figures for the Lions with 11 points.
Bryce Mathie led the Leopards with 12 points.
Last Saturday in a makeup game, the Lions fell to host Salem 70-58.
Locke led the Lions with a team-high 19 points, while Nick Clapper added 11 points.
Ryan Bush and Tony Shivers led the Quakers with 22 points each.
Minerva led 17-16 after the first quarter, but the Quakers began taking command in the second quarter as they led 29-28 at halftime and 46-39 going into the final frame.
The Lions ended the week with a record of 1-15 and 1-9 in the NBC.