Triad’s Ayden Spriggs passes the ball near the baseline in this file photo. Spriggs led the Cardinals with 17 points during Tuesday’s 66-60 win over Southeastern. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)
Local high school boys basketball teams had mixed results during Tuesday’s Ohio Heritage Conference games.
Triad upped its record to 4-6 overall and 2-5 in the circuit with a 66-60 verdict over Southeastern.
Fairbanks (6-4 overall and 4-2 in the conference) dropped a 50-40 decision at Greenon.
The Cardinals (who will host Cedarville on Friday) jumped out to an 18-8 lead by the end of the opening quarter.
Ayden Spriggs tallied six of his team-high 17 points during the initial eight minutes.
The Trojans pulled to within 28-27 by halftime.
Triad held a 43-39 margin at the conclusion of the third period.
Carson Manley notched seven points during the stanza for Triad.
Spriggs was joined in double figures by Caleb Thomas-15, Manley-13 and Ayden Sanford-12.
Tyler Perry tallied five points and Cameron Thomas finished with four.
The Panthers managed just a handful of points during the opening period and trailed 19-4.
Greenon was limited to eight points during the ensuing quarter, but held a 27-16 margin at the turn.
The Panthers (who will host Greeneview on Friday) fell behind 37-29 by the end of the third set.
Andy Higinbotham led FHS with 15 points.
He was followed by Tanner Ufferman-10, Grant Rausch-seven, Cade Ziegler-six and Dylan Tobe-two.
St. John’s falls
Playing its first game in approximately three weeks, the St. John’s boys basketball team lost an overtime battle to Shekinah Christian, 33-31, on Monday.
The Jaguars got out of the gate a little rusty after the long layoff.
They missed multiple layups to start the game, however, only trailed 8-7 after the first quarter.
St. John’s found its legs in the second stanza.
Connor Boyd scored 10 markers during the period to help the Jags take a 20-17 lead into the break.
St. John’s was outscored 12-1 in the third set.
The Jaguars, though, held Shekinah scoreless during the fourth quarter and tied the game 29-29 by the end of regulation.
The Jags took a two-point edge in OT on a pair of free throws by Lincoln Thrush.
After a Jaguars turnover, Shekinah’s Jayce came up with a huge “and-1” opportunity with 30 seconds left to play.
He nailed the free throw, giving the Flames a one-point lead.
The Jaguars’ last shot came up short and they were forced to foul with three ticks on the timer.
Shekinah’s Camden hit the first of his free throws, giving the Flames a 33-31 lead.
The second offering missed and was rebounded by Boyd.
His half-court shot at the buzzer was wide right.
Boyd led the Jags with 16 points, followed by Thrush with eight.
Mac Rausch scored five and Jackson Firestone finished with two.
The Jaguars will return home on Friday to battle the New Hope Academy Minutemen at 5:30 p.m.