CADIZ — It is likely to be coach-speak, however a win is a win is a win. Irrespective of the way it comes.
For the second time in 10 days, Harrison Central posted a boys basketball victory over Martins Ferry. Friday night time in Harrison County, the Huskies (6-Three) recorded a wire-to-wire, 61-53, nod over the visiting Purple Riders.
Harrison Central doesn’t have a lot time to replicate on the win as it’s again in motion tonight at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland when it meet Olmstead Falls at 7. Martins Ferry (2-6) hosts Bellaire on Tuesday.
“We didn’t end them off however they made some photographs,” Harrison Central head coach Justin Clifford stated whereas shaking his head. “It’s at all times good to have extra factors than your opponent.”
The Huskies spurted to an Eight-Zero lead earlier than the Purple Riders obtained on the board. The guests misfired on their first 4 photographs from the ground and charted 5 turnovers because the hosts led 12-2 after one quarter.
Martins Ferry warmed up within the second quarter as Zach Flesch knocked down three treys early within the second quarter and classmate Peyton Hores labored the paint for 4 factors. A Flesch three from the suitable wing drew even at 15 and the rivals had been deadlocked at 17 earlier than Harrison Central reeled off 10 of the ultimate 12 factors of the half for a 27-19 benefit.
“They went on a run there and we weren’t in a position to cease it. Basketball is a recreation of runs they usually had been in a position to make get out in transition and make some photographs,” Martins Ferry head coach Derek Edwards stated of the late second quarter surge. “They’re so harmful in transition, however our turnovers led to a whole lot of their factors. That was our focus moving into. That’s what occurred once we performed them a few weeks in the past however we weren’t in a position to execute that and handle the ball higher. We’ve got to work on that as a result of we confirmed indicators.”
Harrison Central as soon as once more netted the primary eight factors of the third quarter because the margin ballooned to 35-19.
Akron signee Kobe Mitchell tallied 9 of his game-high 26 factors within the third quarter because the Huskies held a seemingly comfy, 43-26, lead coming into the fourth panel.
After making simply 10 of 35 photographs from the ground via the primary three quarters, the Purple Riders ignited for 27 factors within the fourth quarter as Flesch and Davian Ray evenly divided half-a-dozen bonus objectives. Nevertheless, the couldn’t get any nearer than seven.
Flesch completed with a career-high 20 factors, which included six triples. Ray added 16 and Logan Smith 9. Hores had eight. Ray and Hores had seven rebounds every.
Martins Ferry performed all however 4 minutes with out the companies of Jazien Miles. The 6-Four junior sustained an harm with Four:44 left within the first quarter. He watched the rest of the competition from the bench.
“I can’t let you know how proud I’m of our group for his or her effort and the way arduous they performed,” Edwards continued. “They saved scratching and clawing. When Miles went out within the first quarter we may’ve put our tails between our legs and stopped, however we didn’t. We saved combating. That’s one thing you may construct on. we’ve obtained an extended solution to go however we’re not executed. We’re going to maintain working.”
Along with Mitchell’s 26 factors, the all-Ohioan grabbed seven rebounds, blocked a like variety of photographs, charted 4 steals and handed out two assists. He’s now 21 factors shy of the coveted 2,000-point mark.
Jonathan Vermillion recorded a double-double with 12 factors and 10 boards. Cabot Arbaugh added 9 factors.
“We want everybody to play properly,” Clifford famous. “When these different guys step up, we’re a reasonably good group. Daily we simply must get slightly higher and hold going at it.”
Martins Ferry had 17 turnovers, 9 greater than Harrison Central. Twelve of these Purple Riders miscues got here within the first and third quarters once they mixed for a mere 9 factors.
Harrison Central 61, Martins Ferry 53
MARTINS FERRY (53) — Miles Zero Zero-Zero Zero; Smith Four 1-2 9; Ray 5 2-2 16; Flesch 7 Zero-Zero 20; P. Hores Four Zero-Zero Eight; Shriver Zero Zero-Zero Zero; Bennett Zero Zero-Zero Zero; Totals: 20-43 Three-Four. HARRISON CENTRAL (61) — Mitchell 11 Three-Four 26; Mazeroski Zero Three-Four Three; Vermillion 5 2-6 12; Arbaugh Three Three-Four 9; Santille Three Zero-1 6; Cassidy 1 2-2 Four; Totals: 23-53 13-21
Three-Level Objectives: Martins Ferry 10 (Flesch 6, Ray Four). Harrison Central 2 (Mitchell, Cassidy)
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