New Philly Rallies To Halt Zane Trace Post-Season

New Philadelphia outscored Zane Trace 20-10 in the fourth quarter to beat Zane Trace 50-43 in the Division 2 Regional Boys Basketball Semis at Ohio University, Wednesday night.

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The Pioneers led after the first three periods, but not at the end where it mattered most. Zane Trace started quickly in taking a 7-0 lead and held their biggest lead at 13-5, before settling for a 15-9 advantage after one quarter. After both teams traded leads in the second quarter, the Pioneers held a 25-24 edge at halftime.

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At the end of the third quarter, the Pioneers were up 33-30 and saw that lead increase to 37-30 early in the fourth, before the Quakers of New Philly went on a 10-0 run for a 40-37 lead. Zane Trace was able to get back into the lead only once- at 43-42, but New Philadelphia took the lead back and never trailed again.

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New Philly shot 18/48 for 37.5%- including 4/19 from behind the arc. They added a stellar 10-13 at the foul line. Zane Trace shot 19/54 from the field for 35%- including only 1/14 from the arc and managed only going to the free-throw line 4 times, making each one.

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Cam Evans led the Pioneers with 18 points while Triton Davidson added 12 points and 14 rebounds. Nick Nesser added 6 first half points, but was shut-out in the second half. Colby Swain scored 4 and Luke Johnson added 3.

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The Quakers were led by Noah Begue's 16 points, with 12 coming from Nate Voll. Three other players each scored 6 and another with 4.

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Zane Trace closes their season at (21-5) with an unbeaten SVC season and their first Sweet 16 appearance since 1970. New Philadelphia improves to (23-4) and faces Sheridan in the D-2 Regional Final Saturday, after the Generals blasted Steubenville 69-43.

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