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Tigers hold off Trojans to continue hot start

West Liberty-Salem’s boys basketball team held off a fourth-quarter rally Tuesday by visiting Southeastern to secure a 63-60 Ohio Heritage Conference victory.

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West Liberty-Salem’s Grant Burden shoots over two Southeastern players during Tuesday’s game at WL-Salem. (EXAMINER PHOTO | TONY BARRETT)

The Tigers move to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the OHC.

Southeastern led 14-11 at the end of the first quarter, but WL-Salem outscored the Trojans 14-10 in the second quarter. That gave the Tigers a 25-24 edge at halftime.

WL-Salem went on a 22-10 run in the third quarter to extend its lead to 13 points (47-34).

The Trojans attempted to rally in the fourth quarter and outscored the Tigers 26-16, but came up short.

WL-Salem had a balanced attack. Travis Mayse and Landon Hormann each had 15 points, Grant Burden tallied 14 points and Max Bailey chipped in with eight points.

In junior varsity action, WL-Salem won 41-30 over Southeastern. Austin Miller led the Tigers with 11 points.

WL-Salem hosts Northeastern on Friday in another OHC contest.

WL-SALEM 63

 SOUTHEASTERN 60

SOUTHEASTERN

Grove 2 0-0 5; South 4 1-2 9; Mercer 9 4-4 24; Boyd 4 1-4 9; Miller 1 0-0 2; Bertemes 1 0-0 3; Banion 4 0-0 8. Totals: 25 6-10 60.

WL-SALEM (3-1, 2-0)

Bailey 3 1-1 8; Mayse 7 0-1 15; B. Burden 1 1-2 3; Woods 3 1-2 7; G. Burden 5 3-4 14; Hormann 5 4-6 15; Merrick 0 1-2 1. Totals: 24 11-18 63.

Trojans    14    10    10    26      —     60

Tigers    11    14    22    16    —    63

Three pointers: Southeastern 4 (Mercer 2, Grove, Bertemes); WL-Salem 4 (Bailey, Mayse, G. Burden, Hormann). Rebounds: Bellefontaine 25 (Holycross 11). Assists: Bellefontaine 14 (Anderson, Patterson, Rapp, Walker 3). Steals: Bellefontaine 4 (Holycross 2). Turnovers: Bellefontaine 8. Team fouls: Southeastern 15; WL-Salem 11.

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