TVC-Hocking Basketball Standings Feb. 12

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TVC-Hocking Boys Standings

T-1. Federal Hocking Lancers | 14-6 (Conf. 8-1)

Federal Hocking matched up with the Tigers out of Marietta Tuesday night, losing by a final of 49-81. The Lancers were able to keep it close throughout the first quarter, but ultimately, the Tigers were just too much to overcome. Tariq Cottrill dropped 27 points on the night, with Andrew Airhart pitching in with 15. 

The Lancers then continued their road trip with a visit to Racine to take on the Southern Tornadoes, coming out with the victory 59-43. Tariq Cottrill led the way with 32 points, with Mosiah Cottrill coming up with 10 as well. 

Federal Hocking travels to take on Athens this upcoming Tuesday and close out the week with a TVC-Hocking battle against Trimble on Friday. —  Gavin Carrig

T-1. Belpre Golden Eagles | 11-7 (Conf. 8-1)

Belpre took on a tough Warren team last week falling short 61-33 in a non-conference battle. The Golden Eagles did bounce back with a TVC-Hocking win over Trimble 65-55. 

This week, Belpre will play another non-conference game when they host Williamstown on Tuesday, and then finish the regular season against Waterford on Friday night.  

Belpre was announced as the No.10 seed in for the upcoming tournament, they will take on Crooksville next week on Feb. 19.  Andrew Bowlby

T-3. Trimble Tomcats | 13-7 (Conf. 5-4)

The Trimble Tomcats only had one game this past week. Trimble hosted the Belpre Golden Eagles on Friday, for their senior night. The Tomcats weren’t able to gain and maintain a lead and they lost 55-65.  

Trimble looks on to play their last regular season in-conference game this upcoming Friday, against the Federal Hocking Lancers. The last time the two squads played the Lancers won by 12. The Tomcats are hoping to bring revenge to Stewart in this highly anticipated rematch.  

Trimble last regular season game will be on Saturday against Fairfield Christian Academy.  Hailey Hollinger

T-3. Waterford Wildcats | 11-8 (Conf. 5-4)

The Waterford boys remained red hot this week, vanquishing the Wellston Golden Rockets and the Eastern Eagles on Tuesday and Friday respectively. Their 63-24 drubbing of the Wellston Golden Rockets saw star senior guard Jarrett Armstrong earn Hardwood Heroes Player of the Week honors with 40 points on a school-record 11 three-pointers made. On Friday, they travelled back to the Cooper to complete the season sweep against the Eastern Eagles in a 55-46 victory. Jarrett Armstrong led the effort with 17 points for the Wildcats, exploiting yet another zone defense which fell victim to Waterford’s elite outside shooting.  

The Wildcats will have two final games to conclude the regular season. They will face long-time rival Fort Frye on Tuesday on the road, and they will wrap up the regular season with another road matchup, taking on conference heavyweight Belpre in the nest of the Golden Eagles.  

Waterford will prepare for their third battle with conference rival Southern in the first round of the playoffs. The Wildcats swept the season series with the matchup in Southern coming down to the final seconds.  Charlie Ihlenfeld

5. Southern Tornadoes | 9-12  (Conf. 1-8)

Southern began the week earning a 45-37 win over River Valley. The Tornadoes then played Federal Hocking for the second time this season. They kept the game much closer in the second meeting but still fell short 59-43. 

The week was capped off with a game against Wahama that saw the Tornadoes lose 66-52.  

Sothern ends the regular season on the road against Eastern on Saturday before beginning the playoffs where they will play No.6 seed Waterford. Andrew Bowlby

6. Eastern Eagles | 3-17 (Conf. 0-10)

The Eastern Eagles played only one game in the past week. This game required a trip to Waterford to take on the Wildcats at the Cooper gymnasium. The Eagles aimed to play spoiler as it was Waterford’s senior night this past Friday.

Jarret Armstrong was coming off a record setting game for the Wildcats as he knocked down eleven threes in a blowout win over the Wellston Golden Rockets. The Eagles trailed behind Waterford by 10 points at half but cut that deficit to four points going into the final quarter. In this final quarter, the Wildcats handled the ball well and eventually shut the door on Eastern, winning 55-46.

This is the Eagles fourth straight loss. Despite the loss, Gavin Murphy shined for Eastern scoring a team-high thirteen points. The Eagles close their season this week with two home games against Alexander and Southern.  Stephen Koroly

TVC-Hocking Girls Standings

1. Waterford Wildcats | 18-3 (Conf. 9-1)

The Waterford girls wrapped up their season in convincing fashion, beating the Belpre Golden Eagles 41-35 to secure the TVC-Hocking and Fort Frye 43-31 to complete the season sweep of their cross-town rival. It was Waterford star Avery Wagner who led the way in both victories, tying the team lead for points at 12 against Belpre with senior guard Laykyn Jones and leading outright against Fort Frye with 19 points.  

It was the Wildcats’ 20th TVC-Hocking title in the last 23 years, and they will now move their focus to the Division Four playoffs. Waterford will square off against the winner of the Eastern Eagles and Sciotoville East in the second round of the playoffs. The Wildcats hold the No. 1 seed in region 15.  — Charlie Ihlenfeld

2. Federal Hocking Lancers | 15-6 (Conf. 8-2)

The Lady Lancers had their hands full with the Tigers on Tuesday as well, losing 41-62 to Marietta. Brenlee Cottrill led the way for Federal Hocking, finishing with 15 points. 

The ladies then bounced back with a TVC-Hocking win against Trimble, taking that one by a final of 50-30, closing out their regular season. Taylor Snedden dropped 17 points in this one, with Cottrill pitching in with 10. 

Federal Hocking travels to Warren this upcoming Thursday to take on Nelsonville-York in their first tournament matchup of the season. —  Gavin Carrig

3. Belpre Golden Eagles | 10-9 (Conf. 6-4)

The Belpre lady Golden Eagles dropped a pair of heartbreakers this past week both coming against TVC-Hocking opponents. They began the week on the road vs Trimble and lost 52-50 in overtime. 

They then played Waterford in a battle at the top of the conference. In a physical and defensive game, the Wildcats prevailed over the Golden Eagles 41-35.  

Belpre will face South Webster in the first round of the tournament Thursday. — Andrew Bowlby

4. Trimble Tomcats | 7-14 (Conf. 5-5)

Last week the Trimble Lady Tomcats finished out their regular season. They played Belpre on Monday and fought until the end of regulation. Trimble came out on top winning 52-50.  

In their last conference game the Tomcats faced the Federal Hocking Lancers and lost 30-50. Trimble finished fourth in the TVC-Hocking but will play Glenwood in the playoffs on Thursday. Hailey Hollinger

5. Southern Tornadoes | 6-16 (Conf. 2-8)

Southern played in three games last week and came away with a 2-1 record. The loss was at the hands of River Valley 51-28. 

The Tornadoes were stronger in the second half of the week earning wins over Miller 64-21, and Eastern 54-27.  

Southern begins the tournament on Thursday against No.7 seed Valley. — Andrew Bowlby

6. Eastern Eagles | 1-20 (Conf. 0-10)

The Eastern Lady Eagles finished their season this past week with two home games and one away game. Firstly, the Eagles hosted Point Pleasant and lost by twenty-four points with a final score of 59-35. Eastern then hosted one of the hottest teams in the area, the 18-4 Marietta Tigers.

The Eagles also fell in this game by a wide margin. Eastern lost in their last home game of the season by 49 points with a final score of 70-21. Finally, eastern travelled to Southern to take on the Tornadoes. In a matchup that was decided by only four points in January, the Eagles could not keep the game as close this time.

On Southern’s senior night, the Tornadoes swept blew away the Eagles with exceptional outside shooting. Southern defeated Eastern with the final score being 54-27. The Eagles now venture into the postseason where they are ranked as a sixteen seed. Eastern will take on the seventeen seeded Sciotoville East on Monday night. — Stephen Koroly