Four days ago, the Teays Valley boys basketball team jumped out to an 8-0 start against Amanda-Clearcreek, but the Vikings weren’t able to deliver the early knockout blow and instead had to grind out a 58-51 Mid-State League Buckeye Division win.
The Vikings didn’t miss a second chance to deliver the knockout blow on Wednesday against the visiting Aces, as they led 22-8 after a quarter of play and 40-16 at halftime on their way to a comfortable 67-37 victory.
“We did a great job of setting the tempo and getting the game going in our favor,” Teays Valley coach Brian Barnett said. “We did a good job defensively and rebounded the ball well, which allowed us to get out in transition.”
Eli Burgett led the charge in the first quarter, finishing around the glass to score eight points. Garrett Meddock contributed five points and Cameron Dyas-Rogers added four to get the Vikings going. Camden Primmer picked up the scoring in the second quarter with eight markers.
Meddock finished the evening with 14 points, six assists and four rebounds, Primmer tallied 10 points, and Dyas-Rogers earned nine points and seven rebounds and Jackson Smith also had nine points.
Clayton Rhyne paced the Aces with 15 points, Tayvon Miller accounted for eight points and five assists and Cade Young also had eight points.
“Rhyne hurt us at Amanda and we put Garrett Meddock on him to start out and then switched Peyton Weiler on him,” Barnett said. “Those guys did a good job as he had four points at halftime.
“We also talked about how Amanda out-rebounded us last Saturday and knew we needed to do a better job on the glass. Offensively, we shared the ball well and moved well, which allowed us to get great looks at the basket. I was very please with our players effort.”
Both teams continue league play on Friday, as the Vikings (6-6, 6-3) travel to Bloom-Carroll and the Aces (5-10, 2-8) host Logan Elm.
Circleville shaved a 12-point deficit down to a possession in the fourth quarter on Wednesday, but visiting Westfall responded with sharp play to build another lead on its way to a 55-43 non-conference win.
The Mustangs led at all stops – 14-3, 26-16 and 36-28.
Luke Blackburn led the way with a double-double of 17 points and 20 rebounds for the Mustangs, Ashton Nunemaker tossed in 13 points and Casey Cline added seven.
Briley Cramer paced the Tigers with 15 points, Evan Justice turned in 13 points and five rebounds and Ethan Moore scored seven points and controlled eight rebounds.
The Mustangs (5-11) travel to Huntington on Friday for a Scioto Valley Conference tilt, and the Tigers (2-13) host Hamilton Township on Saturday afternoon for a Mid-State League Buckeye Division game.
Marissa Mullins led the way with 11 points, and Gabby Patete and Mahaley Farmer added nine apiece for the Mustangs (14-6, 8-5), who host Piketon today for their final conference tilt of the season.
Teays Valley 67,
AMANDA-CLEARCREEK — Clayton Rhyne 6-1-15, Brody Pugh 1-0-2, Tayvon Miller 3-0-8, Cade Young 4-0-8, Lane Stevens 1-0-2, Nate Hunter 1-0-2. Three-point goals — Rhyne (2) and Miller (2). Total — 16-1-37.
TEAYS VALLEY — Cameron Dyas Rogers 4-0-9, Garrett Meddock 5-2-14, Reese Sauerbrun 1-0-2, Luke Sachs 1-0-3, Peyton Weiler 1-0-2, Jackson Smith 4-1-9, Eli Burgett 4-0-8, Camden Primmer 5-0-10, Liam Sachs 4-0-8, Kevin Scott 1-0-2. Three-point goals — Meddock (2), Luke Sachs, Dyas-Rogerds. Total — 30-3-67.
Quarter scores 1 2 3 4 F
Am.-Clearcreek 8 8 10 11 37
Teays Valley 22 18 19 8 67
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