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Week In Review: Nelsonville-York Trends Continue for Respective Teams

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The Nelsonville-York boys and girls basketball teams were looking to start off the new year on the right foot as the calendar flipped to 2020. Each team had a single game as both teams looked to shake off losses to end 2019 and start a win streak as winter break comes to a close.

First, the boys played an out-of-conference game against Berne Union on Friday night. Looking to get some momentum going, the Buckeyes instead faltered against the Rockets 65-39. They struggled offensively, as only senior Mikey Seel ended the game with double digits, as he scored 11. He was followed by Ethan Gail with nine.

The loss keeps a troubling trend going for Nelsonville-York, as it’s their third straight loss by double digits and fourth straight loss overall. The youth of this team shows in its 2-7 record on the season, and as conference play picks up, the Buckeyes are still looking to find some consistency on both ends.

For the girls, they were coming off only their second loss of the season last week against the Trimble Lady Tomcats. They faced off with the Federal Hocking Lady Lancers Saturday as they bounced back with a 58-43 win. 

Nelsonville-York took control of the game with their defense. The Lady Buckeyes held a commanding rebounding advantage of 41-25 and held the Lady Lancers to just 30% from the field on their way to their seventh victory on the year.

The boys’ team will look to bounce back with a road game at Alexander on Tuesday, their first game against the Spartans since they ended their season last year in the playoffs. The Lady Buckeyes have a quick turnaround with a big game Monday against the Vinton County Lady Vikings.