TVC-Ohio Basketball Standings Dec. 26

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TVC-Ohio Boys Standings

1. Vinton County Vikings | 7-0 (Conf. 5-0)

Vinton County continued its winning ways this week with two blowout wins, beating Alexander 64-19 and earning a statement win at Nelsonville-York by a final score of 65-38. The Vikings’ average win margin is now a whopping 27.2 PPG and have put some distance between them and Meigs in the TVC-Ohio standings early on.  

Vinton County will take a break from TVC play this week with only one game on Thursday night, as the Vikings host Chillicothe. Vinton County will have to make sure it doesn’t get caught looking ahead in this matchup, though, as a massive matchup awaits on Jan. 2 at South Webster, a fellow undefeated foe in Southeast Ohio.  — Grant Kiefer

2. Meigs Marauders | 6-2 (Conf. 3-1)

This past week was action packed for the Meigs boys. On Tuesday, they hosted the Wellston Golden Rockets in an intense conference matchup. The game tipped the Marauders’ way, as they defeated the Golden Rockets 65-50. On Friday, the boys stayed at home to play Crooksville, and won 66-53. Finally, they rounded out the week with a trip to Chesapeake to take on the Panthers of the Ohio Valley Conference. The Marauders prevailed in a tight battle 50-47.  

This week, the boys will have one game in Reedsville on Friday, taking on the winless Eastern Eagles. — Lucy Schaefer

T-3. River Valley Raiders | 3-5 (Conf. 2-2)

River Valley played two games last week before the holiday weekend. The first they hosted Nelsonville-York and came out with a three-point win. Raiders forward Gary Truance scored a go-ahead bucket in the paint with less than 30 seconds to play and River Valley escaped with a tight TVC-Ohio win. 

 In their second conference game of the week River Valley couldn’t hang with Wellston. The Raiders were outplayed from the start and ultimately lost 64-49. This week the Raiders have just one game on the schedule for Friday against Oak Hill. — Andrew Bowlby

Wellston Golden Rockets logoT-3. Wellston Golden Rockets | 2-5 (Conf. 2-2)

Wellston split their two TVC-Ohio games last week when they took on River Valley and Meigs. The first game was a challenging road test at Meigs. The Golden Rockets we outmatched and lost 65-50 against one of the conference leaders.

In their second game, Wellston picked up its second conference victory with an impressive 64-49 win over River Valley. Wellston will look to keep the positive momentum going when they host Southeastern on Thursday. — Andrew Bowlby

T-3. Athens Bulldogs | 2-6 (Conf. 2-2)

The Athens Bulldogs still find themselves in the middle of the pack for the TVC-Ohio title race. For the Bulldogs, they were able to win one of their two games over the past week. Athens’ first game was against the Jackson Ironmen at home, and they lost this game, 60-49.

The Bulldogs were able to win against the Alexander Spartans on the road in a close matchup of 36-33. The upcoming game for Athens is at home against the Logan Elm Braves Wednesday. — Caleb McCleskey

6. Nelsonville-York Buckeyes | 5-4 (Conf. 1-3)

The Nelsonville-York Buckeyes fall to sixth this week in the TVC-Ohio standings. The boys were only able to take home one win in their three games last week after falling to both River Valley and Vinton County.

They did bring home a convincing 75-47 victory against Miller on Saturday. The Buckeyes will have a week to prepare for their showdown against Waterford on Dec. 30. — Donovan Varney

7. Alexander Spartans | 0-8 (Conf. 0-5)

The Alexander boys struggled, dropping two more games last week. The first loss being a 64-14 blowout against Vinton County. The Spartans also came up short in a heartbreaker against their rival Athens, 36-33.

The Spartans are still looking for their first win on the season, with their next games being against Unito and West Muskingum this week. — Maddie Kiefer

TVC-Ohio Girls Standings

1. Athens Bulldogs | 6-3 (Conf. 4-0)

The Athens Lady Bulldogs remain undefeated in the TVC-Ohio after picking up wins against the Meigs Marauders and the Alexander Spartans. Even with the in-conference wins, Athens also picked up a loss on the road against the Circleville Tigers, 37-62.

The Bulldogs’ next game is another out of conference matchup against the Bloom-Carroll Bulldogs Thursday at home.  — Caleb McCleskey

2. Alexander Spartans | 4-4 (Conf. 3-1)

The Alexander Girls are continuing to shock the TVC-Ohio with a record of 4-4, already four times better than last season. Last week, the Spartans won two huge games against Vinton County and Nelsonville-York in overtime. They also dropped a game to Athens, 67-47.

Currently where it stands, Alexander is second in the TVC Ohio and takes on Paint Valley this week. — Maddie Kiefer

T-3. River Valley Raiders | 5-3 (Conf. 3-2)

The River Valley Girls week was a split of back-to-back two-point games. The first of the pair was on the road at Vinton County. The Lady Raiders were able to escape McArthur with a 43-41 win. In their second game of the week, River Valley hosted Nelsonville-York. This time, however, the Raiders couldn’t win the close game and fell just short 38-36. 

River Valley will play just one game this week on Friday when they travel to Oak Hill. — Andrew Bowlby

T-3. Nelsonville-York Buckeyes | 5-4 (Conf. 3-2)

The Lady Buckeyes faced two conference opponents last week, and both games came down to the wire. Nelsonville-York fell by just one point to the Alexander Spartans on Monday in an overtime thriller. They were able to bounce back on Thursday against River Valley, pulling off a narrow two-point victory.

They’ll have this week off to rest and readjust and will be back in the new year to host Wellston on Jan. 4.  — Donovan Varney

Wellston Golden Rockets logoT-5. Wellston Golden Rockets | 5-4 (Conf. 1-3)

It has been tough to begin this season in the TVC-Ohio for Wellston. While they did earn a 69-33 win over non-conference opponent Zane Trace, they haven’t been able to pick up to momentum in conference play. 

They dropped a game to Vinton County by just three points. That loss extended the Golden Rockets conference losing streak to three straight. Wellston has some more time off before they have a chance to end the skid on Jan. 4 vs. Nelsonville-York. — Andrew Bowlby

T-5. Vinton County Vikings | 3-6 (Conf. 1-3)

It was surely an exciting week for Vinton County, as both games the team played last week went down to the wire. The Vikings lost a heartbreaker on Dec. 18 to River Valley 43-41 but bounced back on Thursday to beat Wellston 53-50 and end a stretch where Vinton County lost six of its previous seven games. The Vikings have been fighting hard this season; despite their record, they’ve only lost two of their games by double digits. They’ve been in every game, and the Vikings believe they can beat anyone as well. 

Vinton County will have a shot to prove it belongs in the TVC-Ohio title discussion on Thursday night, as they travel to face Federal Hocking. — Grant Kiefer

7. Meigs Marauders | 2-6 (Conf. 0-4)

The Lady Marauders opened last week playing an in-conference game at Athens. After a close first quarter, the Athens ladies ran away with it and Meigs suffered a tough loss 66-41. The girls then traveled to Point Pleasant to play in the Mothman Classic, where they played Wahama on Thursday and River View on Friday. Wahama topped Meigs 48-38 in a tight one, but the ladies came back to beat River View the next day 51-33. 

The Meigs girls will play Belpre this Wednesday and Trimble on Thursday at the River City Classic in Marietta. — Lucy Schaefer