Girls basketball season tips-off

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – It was a roller coaster of a week to say the least for Ohio high school sports. From the highs of Governor Dewine announcing Tuesday that winter sports can proceed as scheduled, to every single game on opening night being postponed due to teams being placed in quarantine.

Luckily, we finally began the girls basketball season, with five local teams in action on Saturday.

West Muskingum and Zanesville were two of the teams who had their season openers postponed Friday night. Fortunately, the teams were both healthy and able to play their scheduled match-up Saturday night.

Both teams got out to a slow start, with Zanesville leading 5-4 after the first quarter. The Tornadoes would start to heat up in the second, taking a 22-15 lead into the half.

Zanesville would fight until the end, but West M’s intermittent hot streaks were too much for the Blue Devils to keep up.

FINAL: Zanesville 41 – West Muskingum 50

In Byesville, Meadowbrook played host to rival Cambridge to open the season Saturday afternoon.

The Bobcats got out to an early lead and held on to get the win to open the 2020-21 season.

FINAL: Cambridge 36 – Meadowbrook 16

In Coshocton, the Lady Redskins welcomed Danville to The Wigwam.

The Blue Devils started fast and never looked back, leading 27-12 after one and 56-18 at the half.

FINAL: Danville 88 – Coshocton 44.

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Chase Fisher
Chase Fisher is a sports reporter and anchor for WHIZ News. Born and raised in Zanesville, he graduated from Maysville High School in 2010 before attending Kent State University and majoring in journalism. Before joining WHIZ in a behind-the-scenes role in 2018, Chase spent the previous four years touring the United States as a drummer in the band Everyone Leaves, as well as performing across the midwest as a professional wrestler. Chase has been around Muskingum Valley League sports for his entire life. His earliest MVL-related memory is watching his cousin play for the Philo Electrics girls basketball team, who made it to the state final four in 2000. He played football and ran track at Maysville High School. Feel free to reach out to Chase with statistics, story ideas and/or feedback by emailing cfisher@whizmediagroup.com, or on Twitter @realchasefisher.