Vikings hand Falcons first loss

A big second half from Peyton Weiler and key free throw shooting on Saturday allowed Teays Valley to hand host Fairfield Union its first loss of the season, 56-55, in a Mid-State League Buckeye Division contest.
“This was a big road win for our team at a tough place to play,” Teays Valley coach Brian Barnett said. “I’m really proud of the effort from all of our guys and the toughness they played with.”
The Vikings jumped out to a 17-8 lead in the first quarter, but the Falcons cut that advantage to just 25-23 at halftime.
Most of the second half was played with the Vikings leading by one or two possessions before Teays Valley was able to open up a nine-point lead with three minutes remaining. The Vikings then held on as the Falcons scored the final eight points of the game to claim the one-point win.
Weiler scored all 18 of his game-high points in the second half to lead the Vikings. Sam Miller contributed 10 points, Cameron Dyas-Rogers tallied nine and Brayden Primmer added six.
“Peyton took over the game in the second half,” Barnett praised. “He was just unstoppable with getting to the basket and knocking down jump shots.
“Overall, I felt our guys did a great job of battling through a little adversity and foul trouble.”
Brennen Rowles had 16 points and Caleb Redding added 12 to pace the Falcons (6-1, 3-1).
The Vikings shot 14 of 17 (82.4 percent) at the charity stripe, compared to just 6 of 16 (37.5 percent) for the Falcons.
Teays Valley (3-2, 3-1) travels to Hilliard Bradley on Monday for a non-league game.
Circleville 57,
Amanda-Clearcreek 33

Circleville held visiting Amanda-Clearcreek to just a combined nine points in the second and third quarters on Saturday to post a 57-33 MSL-Buckeye win.
The Aces held a 10-9 lead following a quarter of play, but the Tigers went ahead 21-16 at halftime and expanded their advantage to 41-19 going into the fourth quarter.
Craig Fleck had seven of his 11 points in the second quarter to help the Tigers take the lead.
Parker Kidwell scored seven of his 11 points in the third quarter and Winston Jones tallied six of his 11 points also during the period. Ian Warden followed with nine points, four of which were scored during the third quarter.
Tayvon Miller scored 15 points, Tucker Shamblin had seven and Cade Young added six for the Aces.
Both teams return to action on Tuesday for non-league play, as the Tigers (3-4, 1-3) travel to Huntington and the Aces (3-3, 1-3) host Granville.
Logan Elm 54,
Liberty Union 42

Logan Elm led at all stops on Saturday as it recorded its fourth-straight win with a 54-42 MSL-Buckeye verdict over host Liberty Union.
Tanner Holbert scored five points and Drew Tomlinson added four in the first quarter to help the Braves to a 12-8 lead. Holbert followed with eight more points in the second quarter to send the Braves into halftime with a 28-17 advantage.
Holbert led all scorers with 28 points, Konnor Starkey tallied eight and Braylen Baker added seven for the Braves (5-1, 3-1), who travel to Westfall on Tuesday for a non-league game.
Girls Basketball
Cincinnati Trailblazers 52,
New Hope Christian 42

The Trailblazers took an 18-7 lead following a quarter of play on Saturday and went onto post a 52-42 win over New Hope.
Maren McCallister contributed 24 points for the Stateswomen and Eden Leist tallied seven.
Columbus School for Girls 52,
Logan Elm 16

Cadence Haupt scored eight points and Enaja Fischer added four for Logan Elm on Saturday in a non-league loss to visiting Columbus School for Girls.
The Braves (0-10) resume MSL-Buckeye play on Tuesday when they host Bloom-Carroll.

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