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After dropping their first two conference games, Vinton County was looking for its first win in the TVC-Ohio as it took on River Valley on Thursday.

The Alexander Lady Spartans faced a 19-point first-quarter deficit in Thursday’s matchup in Nelsonville and despite multiple pushes, the Lady Spartans fell to the Lady Buckeyes 58-44.

The Ohio men’s basketball team has a thing for close games. After four straight games decided by 10 points or less, the Bobcats forced overtime in Evansville after a Bean Willis three-pointer tied the game at 69 apiece. Then overtime happened.

The Alexander Lady Vikings shot 16-of-16 from the foul line in the final quarter to help give them a 57-43 win over Vinton County on Monday.

The Bobcats' late-game rally fell just short as Ohio women's basketball fell to the James Madison Dukes, 69-62.

With 1:10 left in the game, Lexie Baldwin hit a layup to bring the Ohio Bobcats within one point at 63-62. The Dukes answered right back with a layup of their own.

Before No. 25 Ohio took on No.

Students home for winter break, a 1-6 Alcorn State squad coming to the Convo and an Ohio team that was riding a two-game losing streak looked to make for a disastrous recipe for the Bobcats, but Ohio managed to overcome the potential obstacles and defeat the Braves, 66-55, on Saturday.

After a 10-0 run by Nelsonville-York to start off the fourth quarter, giving the Buckeyes a 39-37 lead, they could not find any more manpower to get the job done.

It is no shock for a team with a new coach, a new style of play and a host of new players to struggle coming out of the gates, so not surprisingly, Coach Phillips’ Ohio Bobcats squad has scuffled out to a 2-3 start.

The No. 25 Ohio Bobcats wrestle in front of their home crowd for the first time in 2014 on Saturday, in a meet against perhaps their toughest challenge of the year in the No. 5 Missouri Tigers.

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