Blue Lions fall to Waverly, 78-55


By Chris Hoppes - choppes@aimmediamidwest.com



WAVERLY — The Washington Blue Lions boys basketball team visited Pike County Tuesday for a non-conference game against the Waverly Tigers.

The Tigers came away with a 78-55 victory.

Ethan Adrian was the game’s leading scorer for Waverly, pouring in 32 points.

Jake Reed scored 17 and Cobe Marquez added 10 points.

Junior Dillon Steward led the Blue Lions with 16 points.

Junior Blaise Tayese scored 15 and sophomore Garitt Leisure had 12 points.

Waverly led 18-15 at the end of the first quarter.

At the half, the Tigers were on top, 41-27.

At the end of the third quarter, it was Waverly (13-3) holding a 68-38 advantage.

Washington (now 3-11 overall) is back at home and back in Frontier Athletic Conference play against the McClain Tigers Friday. The j-v game is slated to start at 5:30 p.m.

The Blue Lions have a make-up game at Adena High School Saturday, with the j-v starting at 6 p.m.

In other area games Tuesday, Lynchburg-Clay slipped past McClain, 46-45; Amanda-Clearcreek defeated Logan Elm, 72-53; Athens beat Jackson, 55-52; Bloom-Carroll topped Circleville, 60-42; Clinton-Massie beat East Clinton, 50-43; Madison Plains won over Columbus Horizon Science, 70-61 and West Liberty-Salem defeated Greeneview, 54-48.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Wch 15 12 11 17 — 55

Wav 18 23 27 10 — 78

WASHINGTON — Eli Lynch 1-0-2; Dillon Steward 4 (2)-2-16; Ross Matthews Jr. 0 (1)-0-3; Miguel O’Flaherty 2-1-5; Garitt Leisure 5-2-12; Blaise Tayese 6-3-15; Trevor Rarick 1-0-2. TOTALS — 19 (3)-8-55. Free throw shooting: 8 of 14 for 57 percent. Three-point field goals: Steward, 2; Matthews Jr.

WAVERLY — Clayton Howell 0-0-0; Cobe Marquez 4-2-10; Landon Hoover 1-0-2; Cody Remington 1-5-7; Ethan Adrian 14 (1)-1-32; Jake Reed 2 (3)-4-17; Easton Wolf 3-2-8; Ethan Dunn 1-0-2; Trevor Penrod 0-0-0. TOTALS — 26 (4)-14-78. Free throw shooting: 14 of 21 for 67 percent. Three-point field goals: Reed, 3; Adrian.

By Chris Hoppes

choppes@aimmediamidwest.com

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