Pioneers roll past OVCS, 82-65

By Bryan Walters -

WAYNE, W.Va. — The Ohio Valley Christian boys basketball team had its four-game winning streak come to an end Monday night following an 82-65 setback to host Wayne in a non-conference matchup Wayne County.

The visiting Defenders (11-5) never led as the Pioneers (4-8) stormed out to early leads of 5-0 and 9-3 before securing a commanding 43-29 cushion at the break. The hosts kept that advantage in double digits throughout the course of the second half, using a 39-36 run to wrap up the 17-point triumph.

Marshall Hood and Elijah McDonald both led OVCS with 19 points apiece, followed by Dillon Ragan with nine points and Justin Beaver with six markers. Austin Ragan and Justin Sizemore was next with four points each, while Andrew Sims and Michael Gruber rounded things out with two points apiece.

Hood had team-bests of 11 rebounds and three blocks, while Dillon Ragan added three assists and Austin Ragan came away with three steals. The guests were also 20-of-30 at the free throw line for 67 percent, while the Pioneers went 20-of-28 at the charity stripe for 71 percent.

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.

By Bryan Walters