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Prep Basketball Roundup

BOYS BASKETBALL

Ravenswood 57,

Ritchie County 52

ELLENBORO — Ravenswood played a patient shooting game on the road and came out with a win.

Devin Raines’ only 3 was the lone shot from beyond the arc in a 57-52 victory.

This methodic method helped them shoot 64% overall from the field. Raines scored 11 points, but Jaycob Creel stole the show. His 24 points led all scorers.

Ritchie trailed by just one at halftime. Then the Red Devils stepped up the defense in the second half.

Graden McKinney led the Rebels with 16 points.

Marietta 70, Athens 68

MARIETTA — Adrian Avendano, Markie Duckworth and Jackson Graham combined for the game-winning play in Marietta’s 70-68 triumph over Athens Tuesday night at Sutton Gym.

With Athens up 68-67 and seven seconds left, Graham got the rebound when Isaiah Butcher missed the front end of a 1-and-1 opportunity. Graham dished to Duckworth, who quickly brought the ball across halfcourt. With two defenders between him and the basket, Duckworth kicked to Avendano in the corner, and Avendano swished a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the win in front of the Tigers’ bench

Marietta snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 8-7 overall this season.

Butcher led all scorers with 26 points and also grabbed 12 rebounds for a double-double. However, he finished 5 for 12 from the foul line. Brayden Whiting added 19 and Brayden Markins netted 11 as the Bulldogs fell to 10-6.

Tony Munos led Marietta with 18 points and four assists. Avendano scored 15, while Justin LaBarre finished with 12 points, six boards and three steals. Graham contributed eight points while Adam Coil and Duckworth chipped in seven apiece.

Braxton 75,

Doddridge 51

WEST UNION — Host Doddridge County may have shot 44% from the field, but Paul Burnside’s group was done in by 27 turnovers Tuesday evening.

Braxton County took advantage of the giveaways. They led from the first quarter on in a 75-51 victory.

Jadyn Stewart paced the Eagles with 23 points, while Hunter James tallied 19 markers. Stewart also canned a pair of treys.

Holden Hayes’ 25-point effort powered the Bulldogs (1-10).

Roane 50, Calhoun 48 (OT)

MT. ZION — Adam Parsons had a game-high 26 points and Nick Moore finished a block shy of a triple-double for Calhoun County, but it was Roane County which prevailed 50-48 in overtime Tuesday.

Roane (7-6) led 40-29 going into the fourth but was outscored by the Red Devils (3-9) 17-6 to force OT. The Raiders outscored Calhoun 4-2 in the extra session.

Wyatt Kinder led Roane with 15 points while Brayden Miller, Issac Ryan and Noah Lance tallied eight apiece. Miller scored all four OT points for the visitors.

Moore totaled 11 points, 18 rebounds and nine blocks for Calhoun. Gage Bunner added nine points, while Ian Persinger didn’t score but played solid defense on Miller.

Clay 58, Gilmer 50

GLENVILLE — Clay County took advantage of a Gilmer County scoring slump in the second quarter on the way to a 58-50 LKC East road win over the Titans here Tuesday evening.

The Panthers outscored the Titans 15-4. Gilmer managed a similar period right after halftime, 17-7, but the two then played the fourth quarter even 13-all.

Colten Pritt led the Eagles with 17 points. Grant Krajeski chipped in 16 markers. Brady Fitzwater led Gilmer County with 18 points and Ean Hamric also finished in double figures with 14 markers.

Federal Hocking 72, Belpre 43

STEWART, Ohio — Hunter Smith went for a game-high 23 points and Brad Russell pitched in a dozen counters here Tuesday night to help lead Federal Hocking to an easy 72-43 triumph against Belpre.

The Golden Eagles shot just 38% (16 of 42) from the field and were outscored in every stanza. Makiah Merritt’s 10 markers led the Golden Eagles, who also got five boards and four assists from Connor Baker.

Elijah Lucas and Nathaniel Massie added nine points each for the Lancers.

Clay-Battelle 87,

Paden City 59

BLACKSVILLE — Walter Joy’s eight 3s were spoiled by rough first and third periods from Paden City Tuesday night in an 87-59 loss to host Clay-Battelle.

While the Wildcats outscored their hosts in the second and fourth period, PCHS managed only four points in the opening quarter and 10 in the third.

Cee-Bee players took advantage with an eruption for a combined 53 points over the same time frame.

Seth Casino led CBHS with 21 points. Teammate Colten Barr had 15 points. Joy tallied 26 points, while Carson Palmer contributed 16 points.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Ritchie 48, Tyler 20

KIDWELL — Tyler Consolidated was ice cold from the field here Tuesday evening and Ritchie County took advantaged by securing a 48-20 blowout victory.

The 8-6 Rebels, who play Thursday at Williamstown, received a game-high 16 points from Ashley Davis. Rebekah Ruppert pitched in 15 points and Olivia Cress nine for the Rebels.

Tyler Consolidated, which will carry a 3-11 mark into Thursday’s game at Wirt County, was led by Caleigh Phillips’ six markers.

Wood County Christian 51,

Ohio Valley Christian 14

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Sarah Michael had game-highs of 19 points and seven steals, Stella Dunn scored 10 points and had a pair of blocks while freshman Bridget Ward tallied a career-high 10 markers as visiting Wood County Christian raced past Ohio Valley Christian, 51-14, here Tuesday.

WCC, now 9-6 with a home game at 6 p.m. Friday versus Ohio Valley Christian, also got eight rebounds from Sidney Strause, seven steals by Michael and four thefts from Alexis Shutts.

Lauren Ragan led OVC with six points.

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