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Gophers bag win over Village Academy

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Ridgemont got its season off to a strong start as it handled visiting Village Academy 71-51 on Friday in its non-league home opener.

The Gophers also played Delphos Jefferson on Saturday, but that score was not reported.

On Friday, Ridgemont led 15-11 after the opening quarter and 33-30 at halftime.

The Gophers pulled away in the third quarter with a 21-7 run.

Chris Weyant led the Gophers with a game-high 24 points and four steals, while Trevor Sparks added 10 points and four steals.

Ridgemont hosts Mansfield Temple Christian on Friday.

RIDGEMONT 71 VILLAGE ACADEMY 51

VILLAGE ACADEMY

Shafer 1 1-2 3; Block 0 3-4 3; Bechtel 0 1-2 1; Hatch 3 0-5 6; Clark 5 6-18 16; McLoughlin 9 1-2 22. Totals: 18 12-23 51.

RIDGEMONT (1-0)

McKee 1 2-2 4; McKinley 1 0-0 2; Wagner 1 0-0 2; James 2 1-2 5; Ch. Weyant 9 2-3 24; Connolly 2 2-2 7; Co. Weyant 2 0-0 4; Stover 3 0-0 8; Jenkins 1 3-3 5; Sparks 2 4-7 10. Totals: 24 14-19 71.

Griffins    11    19    7    14    —    51

Gophers    15    18    21    17    —    71

Three pointers: Village Academy 3 (McLoughlin 3); Ridgemont 9 (Weyant 4, Stover 2, Sparks 2, Connolly). Rebounds: Ridgemont 29 (McKee 5). Assists: Ridgemont 16 (McKee 9). Steals: Ridgemont 20 (Sparks 4, Weyant 4, Connolly 4). Turnovers: Ridgemont 21.

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