Barnesville 65, John Marshall 58
BARNESVILLE — After seeing an 18-point lead in the third quarter trimmed to just a five-point advantage in the fourth, Barnesville High held off the rally and finished strong in a 65-58 victory over the visiting John Marshall Monarchs on Friday.
The first quarter belonged to John Marshall (1-6) as the visitors tallied 15 points and held the Shamrocks to 11.
The game changer came in the second frame when BHS went on a 10-0 run to end the first half and secure the momentum heading into the locker rooms, possessing a 37-29 lead.
The ‘Rocks geared up for the third quarter and it showed on the floor as they poured in 18 points while the Monarchs generated 11 points and Barnesville led 55-40 as the scoreboard changed to the fourth frame.
In the final period, the tables turned as it was John Marshall holding Barnesville scoreless for a five-minute period where the Monarchs fought back to cut the deficit to just five at 55-50.
With their backs to the wall, the Shamrocks outscored JM 10-8 the rest of the way and held on for a seven-point victory.
Kaelan Hannahs paced the ‘Rocks with 19 points and eight boards, followed by Darien Decker with 14 points and four assists.
Also finishing with double digits for BHS was Ben Houston, who garnered 10 points, while Aaron Marovich and Hunter Graham each generated eight points.
Krsna Naithani paced John Marshall with 24 points.
John Marshall won the battle of the boards by a 42-37 count, but Barnesville took the turnover category with 22 takeaways and 18 giveaways.
Shenandoah 62, Barnesville 36
SARAHSVILLE — Behind a ‘double-double’ effort of 16 points and 14 rebounds from Nick Miller, Shenandoah High claimed a 62-36 win over visiting Barnesville on Saturday.
Shenandoah jumped out to a 16-13 lead after the opening quarter, but doubled up on the Shamrocks 18-9 in the second round to take a 34-22 lead to the locker room at the halftime break.
The Zeps (2-11) continued to click following the intermission, outscoring the ’Rocks 13-8 in the third frame to extend the lead to 47-30 and the capped off the second win of the season with a 15-4 outburst in the final stanza.
Shenandoah hit 24-of-57 floor shots and added 14-of-28 from the foul line. Joining Miller in double figures was Dalton Cowgill and Travis Miller with 10 points each, with Zackary Biancarelli chipping in nine.
Barnesville hit 10-of-40 field shots and tacked on 15-of-27 from the charity stripe. Freshman Tate Dowler led the ’Rocks with nine points and Kaelan Hannahs followed with seven points.
Shenandoah dominated the rebounding with a 50-28 difference led by Nick Miller, with Travis Miller adding six while Cowgill and Biancarelli added five each. Freshman Aaron Marovich led Barnesville on the glass with 10 rebounds, with Gaetan Sinisgalli adding four.