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Hornets down Trojans in finale

FPS staff report

Malvern 73, Newcomerstown 51
The Malvern wrapped up its regular season last Friday night with a 73-51 win over the visiting Newcomerstown Trojans.

Mitch Loomis led Malvern with 22 points and five rebounds, while Trey Tucci added 17 points and Jaret Majestic 16 for the Hornets who improved to 15-6 overall and 11-4 in the Inter-Valley Conference.

Loomis and Tucci each grabbed five rebounds for Malvern.

Austin King led Newcomerstown with 18 points and seven rebounds, while Jibril Dansby added 10 points.

The Trojans fell to 11-11 overall and 15-6 on the year.

Tuscarawas Central Catholic 51 Sandy Valley 31

The Saints’ Michael Teater scored 20 points to lead Tuscarawas Central Catholic to a 51-31 Inter-Valley Conference win last Friday night.

Chad Neisel led the Cardinals with 12 points and seven rebounds.

Shenandoah 55, Conotton Valley 50
The Rockets fell to Shenandoah 55-50 in the opening round of the OVAC 1A tournament consolation round last Friday night at home.

Brett Bower netted 16 points for the Rockets, Noah Beamer added 15 and Colton Cottis nine points.

The loss dropped the Rockets to 5-13 for the year.

Minerva 56, West Branch 52
Minerva senior Jantsen Locke poured in 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Lions to their first Northeastern Buckeye Conference win of the season last Friday night at West Branch.

West Branch led 16-15 after the first quarter and 27-20 at the intermission.

Minerva outscored the Warriors 36-22 in the second half to get the come-from-behind win.

The win improved the Lions to 4-17 overall and 1-13 in league play, while the Warriors fell to 5-13 and 3-11 in the NBC.

Kip DeShields led the Warriors with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Last Saturday, the Lions ended their regular season with a 63-50 win over host United Local.

The Lions end with an overall record of 4-18.

Chase Cappelli led the Lions with 16 points and Locke added 14.

The Lions trailed 28-24 at halftime, but put together a big second half for the come-from-behind win. Minerva outscored the Eagles 39-21 in the second half.

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