Meigs rolls past Buckeyes, 85-65

By Alex Hawley -

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — Offense in abundance.

Four Marauders reached double figures in scoring Friday night, as the Meigs boys basketball team rolled to an 85-65 victory over Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division guest Nelsonville-York.

The Marauders (11-0, 4-0 TVC Ohio) outscored the Buckeyes (3-6, 1-3) 19-to-9 in the opening period, after draining three trifectas. The Maroon and Gold extended their lead to 37-24 at halftime and 62-43 by the end of the third period. Meigs scored 21 points over the final eight minutes to cap off the 85-65 victory.

MHS sophomore Christian Mattox hit five triples and led the victors with 21 points, followed by Kaileb Sheets with 19 and Colton Lilly with 16. Luke Musser drained three three-pointers and had 13 points, Jaxon Meadows added six markers, while Jared Kennedy and T.J. Williams each chipped in with four points. Dillon Mahr rounded out the Marauder scoring with two points in the win.

Lilly led Meigs on the glass with six rebounds, followed by Sheets with five. Sheets had team-highs in assists with eight and steals with four. As a team the Marauders had 21 rebounds, 24 assists, 15 steals and nine turnovers. The Maroon and Gold shot 2-of-5 (40 percent) from the free throw line and 37-of-82 (45.1 percent) from the field, including 9-of-29 (31 percent) from beyond the arc.

Hunter Edwards led the Buckeyes with 32 points, followed by Noah Andrews with 13 and Aron Davis with 11. Jakob Talbert scored five points, while Ronnie Wend rounded out the NYHS scoring with four points. The Buckeyes made 9-of-14 free throw attempts, equaling 64.3 percent.

Meigs will try to sweep the Orange and Brown when the Marauders invade Athens County on February 12, in the scheduled regular season finale.

The Marauders return to the court on Tuesday when they host co-league leader Vinton County.

Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.

By Alex Hawley