Ian Warden scored 10 of his game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter on Tuesday to help power host Circleville to a 54-51 Mid-State League Buckeye Division win over Hamilton Township.
The Tigers entered the fourth quarter with a 40-39 lead.
Briley Cramer followed with 12 points and Trevor Coleman added eight for the Tigers.
Kaden Kiser had 20 points to pace the Rangers (0-9, 0-7)
The Tigers (4-10, 2-5) continue league play on Saturday when they host Bloom-Carroll.
Liberty Union 71,
Teays Valley 68
Teays Valley was unable to carry over a hot start on Tuesday in a 71-68 MSL-Buckeye overtime loss to visiting Liberty Union.
The Vikings jumped out to a 22-11 advantage in the first quarter, sparked by six points from Sam Miller and five courtesy of Peyton Weiler.
Jackson Smith took the lead for the Vikings over the next two quarters, scoring 10 points in the second quarter and nine more in the third, but that didn’t stop the Lions from cutting their deficit to 34-27 at intermission and 49-47 entering the fourth quarter.
The Lions completed their comeback in the final period of regulation to force overtime and then jumped out to a quick four-point advantage. A pair of steals from Weiler helped the Vikings tie the game, but the Lions answered with a three-ball that proved to be the difference on the night.
Jackson Brown (25 points) and Jacob Denney combined for 49 points to power the LU (4-8, 4-3) upset win.
Smith poured in a game-high 26 points to lead the Vikings, Miller tallied 14, Weiler had 12 and Cameron Dyas-Rogers tossed in eight.
“Sam played a nice inside game for us and Jackson did a nice job of letting shots come to him, but unfortunately Jackson Brown and Jacob Denney were a tough combination for us defensively,” Teays Valley coach Brian Barnett said.
The Vikings (6-7, 5-2) continue league play on Saturday when they host Logan Elm.
New Hope Christian 34
Amanda-Clearcreek opened the second half on a 17-2 run on its way to a 59-34 non-league win on Tuesday over visiting New Hope.
The Aces entered the second half with a 27-22 edge and put the game away in the third quarter.
Emily Buckley had nine of her 18 points in the third period for the Aces, Grace Davis tallied 13 and Addy Pugh added nine for the Aces (8-5).
Maren McCallister tallied 20 points and Jenna Tripp chipped in six for the Stateswomen (5-6).
The Aces host Logan Elm today for a MSL-Buckeye game and the Stateswomen entertain Westfall on Saturday.
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