The Federal Hocking Lancers outlasted Southern in our Athens County game of the week last night, 54-46. The Lancers led a close ball game after one by three and would push the lead out to seven at the half. Federal Hocking would push the lead out to 11 in the fourth, but Southern fought back into the game, cutting the lead to six late. But the Lancers would hold off the late comeback to capture the win. Federal Hocking was led by Pete Crum with 12 points. Our next Athens County Game of the Week features Wellston at Nelsonville-York on Friday. The game can be heard on Power 105 with pre game at 7:15 and tip at 7:30.
The Athens Bulldogs toppled Logan last night, 65-51. The Bulldogs led at the intermission by eight, but would push their lead out even more in the third quarter to 16. However, Logan went on a 14-5 run to cut the lead to seven after three quarters. But in the final period, the Bulldogs proved too much, pulling away from the Chieftans late. The Bulldogs were led by Zacchia Saltzman with 20 points and Ibi Watson with 18. Athens will now host Meigs on Friday. The game can be heard on 970 WATH with pre game at 7:20 and tip at 7:30.
In other area boys hoops yesterday, Alexander fell to Meigs, 47-43. Nelsonville-York topped Crooksville, 58-52. Trimble edged South Gallia, 63-60. Miller bested Belpre, 66-61. Vinton County defeated Gallia Academy, 63-50. Wellston ousted St. Joes, 57-47 and Eastern clipped Wahama, 66-64.
The Columbus Blue Jackets fell to the Minnesota Wild yesterday, 3-2. The Jackets went down early when Minnesota tallied a pair of goals in the first period. However, the Jackets would climb back into the game on a Mark Letestu goal in the second period and then tie the game in the third when a Jack Johnson wrist shot found the back of the net. But late in the third, Pierre-Marc Bouchard would score to give Minnesota the win. The Jackets will now host St. Louis on Thursday night. The game can be heard on 970 WATH with pre game at 6:45 and drop of the puck at 7.
Elsewhere in the NHL last night, Detroit handled Dallas, 4-1. Tampa Bay blew past Florida, 5-2. The New York Islanders dominated Pittsburgh, 4-1. Ottawa clipped Washington, 3-2. Montreal clipped Winnipeg, 4-3. The New York Rangers snuck past Philadelphia, 2-1. Toronto outlasted Buffalo, 4-3 in overtime and Boston edged New Jersey, 2-1 in a shootout.
The Cleveland Cavaliers fell to Golden State last night, 108-95. The Cavs and Warriors were knotted up at 23 after one quarter, but Golden State would outscore Cleveland, 32-21 in the second quarter to pull away. In the third, the Warriors put the game out of reach by outscoring the Cavs by five. Cleveland was led by Dion Waiters and Tristan Thompson with 18 points each. The Cavaliers will now head to Detroit on Friday night at 7:30.
The Ohio State Buckeyes came back to beat Wisconsin yesterday, 58-49. Wisconsin led by two after one half, but the Buckeyes would come storming back in the second half to take the lead. Despite a surge from the Badgers, Ohio State would hold off Wisconsin for their sixth win in the Big Ten. The Bucks were led by Deshaun Thoms with 25 points. Ohio State will now head to Nebraska on Saturday night at 7.
The Ohio Bobcats return to action tonight as they welcome Eastern Michigan to the Convocation Center. The Bobcats are on a seven game winning streak and will look to start 7-0 in MAC play for the first time since 1960. The Eagles and Bobcats can be heard on Power 105 with pre game at 6:06 with the Bobcat Insider and tip off at 7.
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