The Federal Hocking Lancers outlasted Belpre last night, 51-41 to set themselves all alone in first place in the TVC-Hocking. Federal Hocking dominated the first half, leading by as many as 18. However, the Eagles would go on a 20-4 run into the third quarter to cut the Lancer lead to four. Belpre cut the lead even more with two minutes left, down to three. However, the Lancers held off the late push behind big baskets from Shawn Parsons and Corey Rex. The Lancers were led offensively by Parsons with 14 points. Federal Hocking will now host Miller on Friday night. Our next Athens County Game of the Week is on Friday and features Alexander at Nelsonville-York on Power 105.
The Athens Bulldogs dominated the Jackson Ironmen last night, 52-22. Athens jumped out to a big lead early, holding Jackson to two points in the first quarter and six points in the first half. The Bulldog offense rolled in transition, led by Ibi Watson with 13 points and Joey Burrow with 11. The Bulldogs are now 10-2 and will face Vinton County on Friday night in a critical TVC-Ohio matchup. The game can be heard on 970 WATH with pre game at 7:15 and tip off at 7:30.
Elsewhere in area boy’s hoops, Nelsonville-York handled River Valley, 77-41. Wellston blasted Eastern, 80-47. Miller bested Trimble, 63-40. Southern defeated Waterford, 57-46 and Wahama edged South Gallia, 60-58.
The Ohio Bobcats hit the hardwood tonight as they welcome Northern Illinois to the Convocation Center. The Bobcats have won their last three and sit at 2-0 in the conference. The Cats and Huskies battle tonight on Power 105. Pre game coverage begins at 6:06 with the Bobcat Insider and tip off is at 7.
In NCAA basketball’s Top 25 last night, Wisconsin upset #2 Indiana, 64-59. #12 Creighton topped Northern Iowa, 79-68 and St. Johns knocked off #20 Notre Dame, 67-63.
In NBA action yesterday, Denver outlasted Portland, 115-111 in overtime. The LA Clippers toppled Houston, 117-109. Brooklyn bested Toronto, 113-106. Indiana handled Charlotte, 103-76 and New Orleans dominated Philadelphia, 111-99.
Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth will be making his first pro bowl trip this year. The tackle was added to the AFC roster yesterday, replacing Denver’s Ryan Clady, who is unable to play due to injury. Whitworth was a first alternate when the rosters were released last month. The Bengals are also sending wide out A.J. Green, defensive tackle Geno Atkins and tight end Jermaine Gresham.
On your radio dial tonight, it’s the Sports Fan presented by J&K Contracting. That’s on 970 WATH and it’s from 6:30 to 7.
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