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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Reynoldsburg Lady Raiders Purtell shares coaching award

Reynoldsburg High School (megasportsnews.com photo)

Jack Purtell, the head coach of the Reynoldsburg girls basketball program, guided his team to a 19-1 regular season and a second straight Central District championship, is sharing the Division I coach of the year honor on the Associated Press All-Ohio girls basketball team.

The Raiders lost to Lakota East in a regional semifinal and ends the year at 23-2.

Purtell is sharing the award with Pam Davis of Canton McKinley and Jill Phillips of Cincinnati Princeton.

compiled from TV, radio & high school basketball websites

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: In overtime, Marion-Franklin slips by Reynoldsburg

Game report from Mike Novick

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The Marion-Franklin Red Devils traveled out to the suburb of Reynoldsburg and escaped with a 71-68 in overtime.

Elijah Macon scored 30 points total in the game, five in the overtime session to improve the Red Devils record to 12-5.

Reynoldsburg dropped to 7-10 with the non-league loss.

Penn’s Free Throws in Overtime End Reynoldsburg’s Championship Run

Canton McKinley High School (CMHS)

Columbus, Ohio.–Sydnee Penn’s 4 free throws in the last 1:42 of overtime gave Canton McKinley a 42-39 victory in the Division I semi-final over Reynoldsburg, ending the Raiders’ run for the girls championship.

Penn stole the ball at midcourt with 1:44 to go, and coverted 2 free throws 2 seconds later to break the eighth and last tie of the game. After another Raider turnover with 1:21 left, the senior guard added 2 more free throws with :29 left to make the score 42-38 and effectively put the low-scoring game out of reach. Ironically, the Raiders had gotten a grip on their turnover troubles after halftime, winning the turnover battle 8-4 in the 2nd half after turning it over 9 times in the first half.

Amazingly, the 36-36 score at the end of regulation represented the lowest scoring output of the year for each team. The Lady Pups of McKinley entered the game outscoring their opponents by an average of 68-38.

It was the Raiders’ first State appearance, and it showed right out of the box. Coach Jack Purtell¬†called a timeout in the first 1:13 of the game as the Pups broke to a 7-0 lead, and the Raiders responded with an 11-3 run to take the lead. The Raiders settled down the rest of the first half, apart from their 9 turnovers, and trailed 22-20 at intermission.

McKinley’s largest 2nd half lead was only 5, and the Raiders hung in despite not making it to the free throw line in the 2nd half. Aryelle Goodson’s layup for Reynoldsburg with 1:17 in regulation tied the score at 36, and the Pups held the ball for the last shot. Surya Gaffney of McKinley appeared headed for an easy basket with seconds left, but the Raiders broke up the play to force overtime.

Guard Ameryst Alston–already heavily recruited as a sophomore–played the full 36 minutes and led the Pups with 16 points,

Reynoldsburg finally ‘knocks the money off their backs’, Pickerington North

Renoldsburg High School (rhs)

Prior to Friday night’s the Reynoldsburg women’s basketball had never beaten Pickerington North or Pickerington Central in basketball. The two regular season games with Pickerington North were decidedly close.

And during the first half against Pickerington North, it looked as if it wasn’t going to happen on March 12th either as the Raiders only had two baskets.¬† Luckily, the halftime score was only 13-11, North. But the play was very sloppy as the two teams combined for 21 turnovers and 15 fouls.

But the senior trio of Aryelle Covington, Kenyell Goodson and T’Shera Lucas led their teammates past the number 1 team in the state in Division I, 45-34 in the regional championship game before 2,480 at the Rike Center on the campus of Otterbein College. With the victory, Reynoldsburg will play in their first state tournament game.

Covington, a 5-foot-10 forward was tough under the basket as she had 15 points with 5 rebounds.

The third quarter proved to be the key for Reynoldsburg as Lucas converted on two-straight offensive rebound shots and Goodson had a three-point play to give the Raiders an 18-13 lead.

Reynoldsburg is now 21-5 and Pickerington North Panthers  ends the year at 24-2.