Shenandoah 64, Shadyside 56
SHADYSIDE —Shenandoah High picked up its first win of the season impressively on Friday, scoring a 64-56 road triumph at Shadyside.
Coach Craig Sebring’s squad welcomed back Eli Hurst to the lineup and the senior responded with a 23-point, 10-rebound performance to lead the Zeps (1-2).
“Eli was trying too hard in the first half to do everything,” said Sebring, “but once he got into the flow in the second half he played well and led us.”
James Luyster provided Hurst’s top support with 13 points followed by Brandon Farnsworth with 11, Brett Bond with nine and Daniel Neuhart with eight. Farnsworth also collected 10 rebounds.
Austin Dorris led Shaydside (1-1) with 16 tallies and 12 rebounds; Skyler Gibson had 10 points and Frizzi netted nine.
“We knew we had to disrupt their outside shooters,” said Sebring, “which fortunately we did, because they are they are a good outside shooting team.
Things got very physical,” the Zeps’ coach added, “but I was pleased to survive and pick up a big road win like that. We really needed it.
The Zeps were 25-of-55 from the field compard to a 23-of-58 showing by the Tigers.
Shadyisde had a 30-22 rebounding edge, but had 14 turnovers to 11 for the Zeps.
Beallsville 65, Caldwell 62
BEALLSVILLE — After scoring just 22 points in the first three quarters, the young Caldwell Redskins erupted for 40 points in the final eight minutes but came up just short dropping a 65-62 decision to the host Beallsville Blue Devils on Friday.
Caldwell poured in six three-pointers in the final round and was down by a 43-22 score with six minutes to go before putting on the frantic comeback attempt.
Jonathon Weichman pumped in a game-high 34 points, including 19 in the final frame, but was the only Redskin to reach double figures. He also had 13 rebounds, six assists and five steals.
It was missed opportunities on easy shots the first three quarters that kept the Blue Devils in front.
Beallsville (1-2) jumped out to a 14-3 lead the initial quarter, but Caldwell played nearly even the second round with the hosts adding one to the lead with a 14-13 scoring edge for a 28-16 halftime advantage.
“We missed several lay-ups the first three quarters,” Caldwell coach Clint Crane said. “That is part of having a very young team.”
The Blue Devils padded the lead the third round as Caldwell had trouble again scoring with Beallsville posting a 13-6 scoring edge to take a 41-22 lead to the final stanza.
Beallsville scored the opening bucket of the final eight minutes to hold the 43-22 lead with six minutes to play before Caldwell began the torrid comeback led by Weichman and the six “treys”.
Caldwell (1-2) outgoaled the Blue Devils 23-19, but Beallsville tacked on 21-of-42 from the foul line while the ’Skins tacked on 9-of-14 from the charity stripe.
Following Weichman in scoring Tanner Clark with nine points, while Tanner Harding chipped in with eight. Tanner Baker collected eight rebounds and Daniel Leasure had seven.
Beallsville, which presented new coach Casey Tolzda with his first victory, got balanced scoring with four players in double digits led by Teryn Jarrett with 21 points. Tristan Palmer followed with 14, Logan Nippert with 12 and Dalton Secrest finished with 10 markers. Kyle Grover just missed double figures scoring eight points.
Caldwell was 23-of-70 from the field compared to a 19-of-42 effort by Beallsville. The Redskins had a 35-31 rebounding edge and both sides were charted with 16 turnovers.