Vikings defeat Rangers for second-straight win

Teays Valley opened a Mid-State League Buckeye Division game on a 10-1 run on Thursday and didn’t look back as it routed visiting Hamilton Township 75-19.
“I have been waiting for us to click on all cylinders and I thought tonight we did just that against Hamilton Township,” TV coach Brian Barnett said. “I can’t say enough about how these guys are sharing the basketball offensively and really starting to dig in defensively. It has been fun watching this team play and grow together.”
Teays Valley won for the second consecutive time after closing the pre-Christmas calendar with three games in four days.
The Vikings extended their lead to 14-5 after a period of play and 32-8 at halftime. Teays Valley didn’t lose any focus coming out of the break as it produced a 29-point outburst in the third quarter.
Sam Miller poured in a game-high 18 points, Peyton Weiler tallied 13, Kevin Scott had 12 and Liam Sachs added seven as 10 players overall reached the scoring column for the Vikings.
“Sam Miller is starting to play really well in the post for us, he did a nice job tonight and over the past few games,” Barnett praised. “Peyton Weiler is getting his basketball legs and I think he will continue to excel this season.
“Kevin Scott has done a great job on the boards for us and tonight looked to attack the glass in scoring 12. His play has been on the rise the last few games and I think as he gets more time will only get better.”
The Vikings (5-3, 4-1) travel to Logan on Tuesday for a non-league game.
Fairfield Union 47,
Logan Elm 33

Logan Elm fell out of a three-way tie for second in the MSL-Buckeye on Thursday in a 47-33 setback to visiting Fairfield Union.
The Falcons held the Braves to just 14 of 42 (33.3 percent) shooting and led at all stops – 12-7, 24-15 and 33-22.
Braylen Baker paced the Braves with 12 points and Tanner Holbert added 10.
Brennen Rowles scored a game-high 14 points and Caleb Schmelzer added 12 for the Falcons (7-2, 4-1)
The Braves (6-2, 3-2) host Zane Trace on Tuesday for a non-league game.
Liberty Union 56,
Circleville 41

Liberty Union came out firing on offense to produce 35 first-half points on Thursday on its way to a 56-41 MSL-Buckeye win over host Circleville.
The Lions led 35-22 at intermission.
Jackson Brown led all scorers with 15 points and Kaleb Riddle chipped in 10 for the Lions (2-7, 2-3)
Craig Fleck paced the Tigers with 11 points, Matt Bradley had eight, and Preston Hulse and Parker Kidwell added six apiece.
The Tigers (3-6, 1-4) host the Roundtown Holiday Classic on Tuesday and Wednesday. New Hope and Washington Court House open the Classic on Tuesday at 6 p.m., followed by Circleville playing Westfall. The consolation game is Wednesday at 6 p.m., followed by the championship game.
Westfall 64,
New Hope 61

Westfall rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit on Thursday to claim a 64-61 overtime non-conference win over visiting New Hope.
Casey Cline contributed 20 points and eight rebounds, Blaec Bugher followed with 17 points and Trevor Wolfe added 16 points and six rebounds for the Mustangs (3-4).
Simon Kuhlwein paced the Statesmen with 18 points, and Lane Bruning and Hunter Cavanaugh added 13 apiece.
Both New Hope and Westfall travel to Circleville on Tuesday for the Roundtown Holiday Classic.

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