The Riverside Pirates traveled to Indian Lake Tuesday night and snatched their second win of the season by defeating Indian Lake 63-53 on 98.3 WPKO.
Indian Lake held a brief lead in the first quarter at 2-0 and again at 2-1, but Riverside rattled off 16 more points in the frame to Indian Lake's 6 for a 17-8 Pirates lead. Riverside never looked back.
The Lakers would cut the Pirates lead down to 27-20 deep in the second quarter, but Riverside scored the final 7 points of the half to push that lead up to 34-20 at the break.
Riverside outscored the Lakers by 1 in the third quarter for a 15 point lead after three.
Indian Lake would rally in the fourth and cut the deficit to four points (54-50) with just over 1:00 left. Then Landon Kelsey took control for Riverside. Kelsey got the ball at halfcourt and raced down the floor and scored a bucket for Riverside to lead 56-50. Then on the very next inbounds after a Lakers free throw Kelsey darted down the floor again for another easy shot in the paint to push the Pirates lead up to 58-51 with about :38 left. Kelsey's buckets helped secure the win for Riverside. Kelsey finished with a game high 16 points and was named the Steve Austin's Player of the Game. Dalton Bollinger added 14 and Kolt Shough knocked in 12 for the Pirates.
Indian Lake was led by Ivan Reichert and Jalon Tuttle's 13 points.
The Lakers search for win #2 Friday night when they play rival Benjamin Logan on Mix 98.3 WPKO.
On 1390 WBLL, the Bellefontaine varsity boys lost at Kenton 54-51.
The Chiefs led 28-23 at the half behind 16 points from sophomore guard Jake Kennedy, including four three-pointers.
The Wildcats rallied in the second half, outscoring Bellefontaine 17-14 in the third quarter and 14-9 in the decisive fourth quarter.
Steve Austin’s Auto Group Player of the Game honors went to Kennedy, who finished with 20 points. A.J. Gorham contributed 13 points for the Chiefs.
For Kenton, Noah Furbush tallied 13 points and Colyn Blackford added 12 points.
Kenton improves to 8-3 on the season.
The loss marks Bellefontaine’s third straight as they fall to 5-5. The Chiefs will host Dayton Stebbins Friday on WBLL.
Coach Henry Stolly comments on the loss.
The West Liberty-Salem varsity boys ran past visiting Benjamin Logan 68-52.
The Tigers are 10-2; the Raiders are 3-9.
Kettering Alter beat Urbana 68-52.
Chaminade Julienne handled Graham 61-36.
Mechanicsburg beat Northwestern 56-42.
Calvary Christian fell to the (Harrod) Ohio Eagles JV team 40-21.
Ben Tanner led the Spartans with 14 points.
Calvary Christian will play Grand Lake Christian Academy Thursday night at 6:15.
The Spartans Jr. High team beat the Ohio Eagles 40-23.
Josh Kilgore had 18 points and 9 rebounds. Parker Grothaus recorded a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.