Edwards, Davis Lead Buckeyes Over Aces

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Despite sloppy play, the Nelsonville-York Buckeyes survived a nailbiter and defeated Amanda Clearcreek 52-50.

The game was close throughout all four quarters. Both teams had numerous fouls and turnovers, and the game was consistently back and forth with no dominant team. The matchup was messy with a combined 23 turnovers out of both squads.

Some of these chaos and fouls can be due to the new players and lineups on each side. The Aces welcome six underclassmen to the varsity level, and the Buckeyes welcome back only three returning seniors. Several times players passed the ball to empty space or out of bounds.

The Buckeyes are trying to come back from last season’s 8-13 record. Returning junior, Hunter Edwards scored 25 points in a home field advantage over the non-conference Aces, but he himself even had a few turnovers in the match-up. Edwards scored more than twice as many points than anyone else on either team, and is definitely a player to watch as the season unfolds. Nelsonville-York head coach Jay Kline was particularly impressed with Edwards performance in the second half.

“He was the best athlete on the floor,” Kline said. “That’s what we look for out of him”

Nelsonville-York (2-0) seeks to stay undefeated on Dec. 11 at River Valley. The Aces (1-1) look to rebound off the loss in search of a win on Dec. 4 in Circleville.