Lumberjacks Comeback Against ’Dogs
By Rick Loy
The Valley Lumberjacks picked up their fifth win of the season to the delight of the hometown crowd with a second half comeback to defeat the Bridgeport Bulldogs, 71-59 Feb. 11 inside the VHS Gymnasium in the OVAC Consolation opener.. The Bulldogs led the entire game until the final seconds of third quarter when Gavin Streets made a move down the lane to lay it in to knot the score at 47.
Bulldogs led 36-28 at halftime but had a 13 point lead midway through the second quarter, but a deep three pointer from Levi Anderson with time winding down cut the lead to eight points at halftime.
The’Jacks made some halftime adjustments and picked up their defensive intensity to force the Bulldogs into turning the ball over resulting in fast break layups for the home team.
With the game tied at 47 heading to the fourth quarter, Valley scored first with Streets picking up an offensive rebound and put back to give the ‘Jacks their first lead of the game. They then went on to outscore Bulldogs 24-12 in the fourth quarter for the win.
Gavin Streets and Levi Anderson each tallied 25-points to be the games top scorers, while Ryan Baker chipped in 10-points to lead Valley. The Bulldogs were led by Dylan Gregorcic with 16-points, including five 3-pointers, while Dulesky and O’Kernick had 14 each. Lumberjacks improved to (5-15).
Also scoring for Valley was, Logan Bassett with six points, while, Abe Satterfield and Tommy Shannon netted two each, and, Jakob Hall knocked down a free throw to round out the scoring. T
he Lumberjacks had 24 field goals and three 3 -pointers and were 14 of 21 from the foul line, while the ‘Jacks held Bulldogs to 12 field goals and six 3-pointers and was 17 of 23 from foul line.
As a team, the Lumberjacks collected 10-steals in the game, with Anderson leading the way with five, while Saterfield hauled in 10-rebounds.
Free Throws Lifts Valley Over South Harrison, 47-40
By BRUCE CRAWFORD
The Valley Lumberjills and the South Harrison Hawks shot 52 free throws, with Valley making 17 and the Hawks nine to come out the winner 47-40 in a slug-fest Feb. 11inside the SHHS Gymnasium.
With the score all knotted up at 19-19 at the break, the Lumberjills would out-score the Hawks, 28-21 in the second half to claim the hard-fought victory.
The ‘Jills was paced by Shyanne Moore with 11-points,, while Kimberly Soles added 10-points to lead the Valley squad. McKinlee Yoho collected 8-points and 9-rebounds, while making 3-steals, followed by Jamie West who pocketed 6-points and made 3-steals.
In addition, Reagan Dallison tacked on 6-points and 7-rebounds, while Rachel Bates colleted 4-points and 9-rebounds. Addison Brown came off the bench to score 3-points and grab 7-rebounds. Kylie Saths paced the Hawks with 12-points, while Reagan Rudder penciled in 9-points.