Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony Adams County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak

North Adams gets three-game Saturday night sweep at Huntington Ross

It was a profitable Saturday night trip to Huntington Ross High School for the trio of high school boys basketball squads from North Adams High School as the Green Devils were not very good guests, knocking off the Huntsmen in the freshman, JV, and varsity contests.

After posting a 44-13 win in the freshman game that opened the evening, Coach Rob Meade and his JV Devils took the court and handed the JV Huntsmen another thumping, winning by a score of 39-17. North Adams led 14-3 after the first quarter and never looked back, leading 19-6 at the half and 26-13 after three quarters, before outscoring Huntington 13-4 in the fourth to seal the deal.

“We struggled a little with finding a rhythm during this game.,” said Coach Meade. “Having to sit guys quarters so they would be available to help the varsity messed with our chemistry, but we got some timely baskets from Elijah Young and Bryant Lung that kept us in control of the game.”

North Adams, 6-4 after the win, was led by 14 points from Young and 6 from Lung on a pair of three-point goals. Seth Daulton chipped in 5 for the winners.

In the varsity contest, the Green Devils were down two starters who were out for disciplinary reasons, and needed a “next man up” mentality. They got that from sophomore Ryan Shupert, who came off the bench to fire in 17 points in three quarters of play, including five three-pointers.

Things looked gloomy for the visiting Devils after the first quarter, when they were outscored by the Huntsmen 20-9, staying even that close thanks to a pair of treys from Patrick England, but unfortunately the home team drilled five threes in the first period to build the double digit lead.

The Green Devils regained their composure in the second stanza and outscored Huntington 11-4, holding the Huntmen scoreless for the first four minutes of the quarter to cut the gap to just 24-20 at halftime.

“We came out flat in the first half and settled for too many three-point shots,” said North Adams head coach Nathan Copas. “We didn’t attack the rim and to give up 20 points in the first quarter was unacceptable.”

The Huntsmen held their lead after the third quarter, where they outscored North Adams 13-11, to head to the final eight minutes with a 37-31 advantage. Huntington led 46-43 with 1:32 to play but didn’t score again as the Devils finished the game on a 9-0 run, taking the lead for good on another England three and hitting 6 of 8 free throws to rally from behind and grab victory from the jaws of defeat, topping the Huntsmen 52-46.

“In the second half our defense got much better,” said Copas. “With two starters out, we needed someone to step up and Ryan Shupert just put us on his back and helped lead us to this win.”

In the win the Devils, who moved to 6-4, Shupert led three players in double figures with 17, followed by Trey Meade with 14 and Patrick England with 11.

JV BOX SCORE

NAHS 14 5 7 13 —39

HHS 3 3 7 4 —17

NAHS (39): Lung 2 0-0 6, Campbell 1 0-0 3, Call 1 0-0 2, Daulton 2 1-1 5, Figgins 1 0-0 2, Young 6 0-0 14, Gill 0 2-2 2, Rogers 2 0-0 4, Reeves 0 1-2 1, Team 15 4-5 39.

Three-Point Goals: Lung 2, Campbell 1, Young 2

VARSITY BOX SCORE

NAHS 9 11 11 21 —52

HHS 20 4 13 9 —46

NAHS (52): England 4 0-1 11, Shupert 6 0-2 17, Sheeley 1 3-4 5, Gingerich 1 0-2 2, T. Meade 3 8-11 14, C. Meade 1 1-3 3, Team 16 12-23 52.

Three-Point Goals: England 3, Shupert 5

Sophomore Ryan Shupert (14) came up big for the North Adams Green Devils in their win Saturday night at Huntington Ross, leading the squad with 17 points, including five three-pointers.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Shupert.jpgSophomore Ryan Shupert (14) came up big for the North Adams Green Devils in their win Saturday night at Huntington Ross, leading the squad with 17 points, including five three-pointers. Photo by Patrice Yezzi England

By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com

Reach Mark Carpenter at 937-544-2391 or on Twitter @adamscosports.

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