Parkersburg South defeats Linsly, 71-47

PARKERSBURG-Ty Dobson’s triple at the 7:40 mark of the first quarter gave host Parkersburg South the lead for good as the Patriots rolled to a 71-47 victory over visiting Linsly in an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference game played Friday night at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center.

The win improved Parkersburg South to 6-0 on the season with a contest against visiting John Marshall slate for 7:30 p.m. tonight at the ROAC.

“This will be the first time that we’ve played back-to-back, so I’m going to be interested in how our kids come out (on Saturday),” Parkersburg South head coach Mike Fallon said. ‘This is the fun time of the year. We are getting into the meat of our OVAC schedule and every game will be important.”

It definitely was fun for the Patriots against Linsly (1-3) as senior Logan Lawrentz led four players in double digits for the hosts with 16 points. Junior J.R. Kerr and Tyler Berry chipped in with 14 each while Dobson added 12.

Linsly, which plays at South Charleston tonight, received 11 points each from Anthony Wallace and Cole Griffin.

It was all Parkersburg South in the first eight minutes of action as Dobson’s triple ignited a 10-0 run by the hosts. Kerr chipped in with a bucket, Lawrentz connected for the first of his three treys in the game and Berry added a deuce before reserve Arien Seymour got the visitors on the scoreboard with a layin at the 3:28 mark.

The Patriots would answer that score, however, with an 8-0 run as rebound buckets by Alex Simon and Dobson preceeded four straight points from Lawrentz to hand the red, white and blue an 18-2 lead with 30 seconds showing on the clock.

Colton Coss hit a layup with 15 ticks remaining in the quarter to bring Linsly to within 14, 18-4, as the period ended.

The two OVAC rivals would play on even terms in the second quarter with South receiving five points from Lawrentz and Linsly getting four from Cole Griffin to head into the locker rooms at the intermission trailing by a 36-22 margin.

“We really haven’t played great offensively yet,” said Fallon. “But, we are getting scoring from a number of players and that is allowing us to keep the pressure on other team’s defenses.”

That was the case on Friday as South lit up the scoreboard for 20 points in the third quarter and 15 in the final eight minutes to complete the blowout victory.

“This is a very, very unselfish team,” continued Fallon. “The guys understand that is the way we have to win. Our kids have embraced the fact that we will have different scoring leaders every night. We play 12 to 13 kids a game so that we can make sure that we have fresh legs for the fourth quarter.”

And, that depth will hopefully pay off when the Monarchs come to town tonight.

“They (John Marshall) are a scrappy team that will get up in your face,” said Fallon. “They are in our conference and they are in our region so this game will go a long way in determining seeding and who wins the OVAC.”

Warren 72, Jackson 45

JACKSON, Ohio – A third-quarter blitz lifted Warren past Jackson 72-45 on Friday night.

Jackson trailed 30-22 at intermission before Warren won the third quarter by a 28-7 margin after forcing nine turnovers. Jackson made just 3-of-8 shots from the floor in the period.

Evan French led Warren (6-3, 2-1 SEOAL) with 31 points on six 3-pointers, while Michael Hall and Andrew Drayer each pitched in 14 points.

Jackson’s Casey Walker scored a team-high 16 points.

New Philadelphia 57,

Marietta 55

MARIETTA – A strong third-quarter showing by New Philadelphia led to a 57-35 win at Marietta on Friday.

Marietta (4-3) was within eight at 27-19 by halftime, but New Philadelphia outscored the Tigers 21-8 in the third period.

Marco Colombo led New philadelphia with 24 points, while Ethan Boose tossed in 15 points.

Corey Hill scored a team-high 14 points for Marietta, while Braden Riley added 10 points.

Waterford 72, Trimble 63

WATERFORD – Despite a valiant comeback attempt from Trimble in the fourth quarter, Waterford held on for a 72-63 victory on Friday night.

Waterford built a 58-43 lead before Trimble outscored the Wildcats 22-14 in the final eight minutes.

Tanner Pottmeyer led Waterford with 23 points, while Wyatt Porter finished with 19 points.

Trimble’s Micah Couch led all scorers with 32 points.

Monroe Central 66, Caldwell 63

WOODSFIELD -Monroe Central evened its record at 6-6 with a 66-63 win against Caldwell on Friday night.

Three players scored in double figures for Caldwell, including Jonathan Wiechman and Tanner Baker both with 15 points.