There seemed to be a lid on the basket at Jimmy Allen Gym for the Zanesville Blue Devils as they fell in their second staright game. The Devils only shot 30 percent from the field in the loss that saw Newark knock off Zanesville for the second time in three years. Zanesville will next hit the court against Massillion Washington on Monday December 27.
What a first week for the Zanesville Blue Devls at the new Winland Memorial Gymnasium. Three games in the first week of the new home nets three wins for Zanesville, but it wasn't easy. The Blue Devils entered the final frame against Cambridge Saturday night tied with the Bobcats at 29, only to outscore the upstart Cambridge team 14-7 in the fourth quarter, to win by the final tally of 43-36. Leading the Blue Devils in scoring was Cole Carpenter who had a game high 19 points and 9 rebounds....
On Monday night, the Zanesville Blue Devils barely stumbled in a 61-48 victory. In their final dress rehersal before East Liverpool, the Blue Devils did a little bit of everything in their Foundation Game against Thomas Worthington. The defense was sharp, and the offense clicked on the perimeter and in the paint. Tanner Gibson led all scorers with 21 points, newcomer Rian Burrell, a Columbus Beechcroft transfer, scored 15.
With all due respect to the Masters golf tournament, the Zanesville Blue Devils basketball program is a tradition unlike any other. A fraternity of brothers that has a lifetime membership. In fact, these days some of the elder statesmen can be found in their stomping grounds. (Click the link for the story)
IN BASKETBALL, THERE ARE COUNTLESS WAYS TO GO ABOUT PLAYING THE GAME ON THE COURT THAT ENSURE A TEAM GETS THE WIN. BUT RITUALS AND ROUTINES OFF THE COURT SEEM TO PULL A LOT OF WEIGHT AS WELL. THE ZANESVILLE BLUE DEVILS, FOR EXAMPLE, ARE VERY SUPERSTITIOUS. (Click the link to view story)