Tri-Valley hands John Glenn first league loss, sits atop the MVL

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DRESDEN, Ohio — The Tri-Valley Scotties used a big second half to help hand John Glenn their first league loss of the season, downing the Little Muskies 64-52 to move into sole possession of first place in the MVL.

Tri-Valley, now 8-1 on the season, and still unbeaten in league-play, held a six-point lead after the first quarter. John Glenn turned things around though thanks to an effective press and high-pressure defense, building a three-point lead before Matt King’s three-pointer at the end of the final 16 minutes sent the two teams to their locker rooms tied at 25.

Jake McLoughlin, an Ashland commit, scored 14 points on the night to lead the Scotties. Justin Heacock lead all scorers though with 20 for the Little Muskies.

McLoughlin and teammate Dow Cameron spent a good portion of the first half in foul trouble. Their return to the floor in the third helped Tri-Valley solve John Glenn’s press defense and establish an eight-point lead heading into the final quarter.

Despite a trio of three-pointers from Josh Raley in the second half for John Glenn, the Little Muskies were unable to do enough to earn the road victory.

Coming up next, Tri-Valley heads to Duncan Falls to take on Philo on Saturday. John Glenn hosts New Lexington at The Fish Tank on Friday night.