Blue Devils Get Tough Test;Bishops Remain Perfect

by JT Raymond on December 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm

H.S. Boys Basketball:

New Philadelphia 34 Zanesville 52

After the loss to Newark Sunday, coach Scott Aronhalt and his staff challenged his kids to re-commit themselves to the basketball program. Goals were defined again, and some measures were taken to ensure that the Blue Devils were focused on getting better as a team, rather than as individuals.

The New Philadelphia Quakers (3-2, 2-1) were, unfortunately, the first team to face a rejuvinated Zanesville (4-2, 3-0) squad, as the Blue Devils looked like the bullies on the block from tip to finish. All of the things missing from the Newark game were present tonight: the physical toughness, the defensive intensity. It all added up to an 18 point win for the Devils, their first at home this season.

Jake Phillis, who was removed from the Newark game with an injured ankle, showed no signs of an injury tonight, going for a game high 14 points, on an efficient 5/7 shooting from the field. Marcus Johnson poured in a career-high 12 points, by far having his best night as a varsity member of the Blue Devils. Zanesville will look to stay perfect in league play Friday night, when they travel to Cambridge.

River View 38 Rosecrans 80
Rogge Gym hasn’t been inviting over the years and it was a house of horors for visiting River View. The Bishosps who used a 20 point night from Zak Kirkbride were able to get out and run early and kept their foot on the gas. Aaron Parry chipped in with 13 points while Jared Dalton had 11 for the Bishops who stayed perfect on the season. Jason Hammond and Michael Adams of River View each tallied nine in the lossing effort.

Crooksville 30 Tri-Valley 50
TV: Avery Williams- 12 pts; Brandon Martin- 11pts
C: Mitchell Swingle- 13pts

Philo 39 John Glenn 59
JG: Zack Atkins- 22pts; Heath Dodson- 16pts
P: Nathan Delozier- 16pts; Chase Hambel- 12pts

West Muskingum 53 Maysville 97
M: Bryce Sidwell- 17pts; Seth Brown- 16pts; Justin WIlison- 16pts; Eli Chambers- 15pts; Zach Vallee- 13pts
WM: Shey Herd- 16pts; Colten Pickrell- 12pts; Justin Huey- 11pts

Morgan 40 New Lexington 63

Sheridan 36 DeSales 50

Coshocton 55 Claymont 40
Cosh: Brandon Taylor- 19pts; Drew Jarvis- 16pts

Licking Valley 74 Whitehall-Yearling 55

Dover 47 Meadowbrook 36

Heath @ Columbus Academy

Grove City 68 Newark 70

Ridgewood 71 Indian Valley 56
R: Tanner Stouffer- 24pts

Fort Frye 62 Caldwell 30

Marietta 49 Cambridge 38
C: Devon Francis- 18pts

H.S. Girls Basketball:

Grove City 46 Newark 63
N: Maggie Mitchell- 26pts; Reed Huffman- 17pts; Paige Cashin- 12pts