Area Teams Gear Up for Tournaments as Season WInds Down

by JT Raymond on February 18, 2012 at 12:07 pm

High School Boys Basketball:

Marietta 67 Zanesville 69 2/OT

Zanesville head coach Scott Aronhalt has been fond of the word, "resilient" to describe his team this season. The Blue Devils lived up to the true meaning of that word in their final game of the regular season on Senior Night at Winland Memorial Gymnasium.

While it wasn’t the prettiest game by any stretch of the imagination, especially on the defensive end, but Zanesville found a way (again) to get a victory. Senior Kade Haddox tied the game at the end of regulation, taking a missed Marietta free throw the length of the floor to tie the game at 51. Haddox had 19 in his final contest at Winland. With Christian Myers aggrivating an ankle injury late in the first half, the Blue Devils leaned on their youth, as sophomore guards Dar Stanford and Thomas Wibbeler both had 11 points in the victory. Jake Phillis saved his best play for the overtime periods, scoring ten of his 15 points in the extra two frames, including the winning shot that put Zanesville up for good.

Marietta had a chance after the Blue Devils took a late lead in double overtime, but a half court heave from the Tigers’ Tim Grosel just rattled out, breaking the hearts of the Tiger faithful instead of the home Blue Devil crowd.

With the win, Zanesville finishes their regular seasonwith a 15-5 record, winning 75 percent of their regular season games, after losing 73 percent of their scoring from a season ago. Zanesville will open the tournament a week from tonight against St. Charles at Marysville High School

Claymont 42 Rosecrans 51

John Glenn 60 Tri-Valley 55

Sheridan 63 Crooksville 33
S: Jacob Horsley- 31pts; Matthew Freville 14 pts, 13 reb
C: Lake Channel- 11pts

Maysville 54 New Lexington 60
NL: Jacob Martin- 20pts, 10reb

Morgan 28 West Muskingum 62

Newark Catholic 40 Licking Valley 60

Whitehall-Yearling 53 Granville 61

Cambridge 61 Meadowbrook 34
C – Kyle Ritz- 19 pts

River View 22 Coshocton 73
C: Drew Jarvis- 24pts; Brandon Taylor- 18pts; Evan Johnson- 10pts

Lakewood 43 Heath 50

Lancaster 19 Newark 50

Shenandoah 68 Barnesville 76