VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL
Wauseon 67, Evergreen 31 – The Indians broke the game open early with a 25-9 first quarter lead as they topped the Vikings in NWOAL play. Wauseon (15-3, 5-1) needed just two three-points shots as they hit on 23-2s enroute to their lopsided victory. Austin Rotroff led the Indians with 16 and Chase Brock along with Carter Bzovi each had 13 points. Bryce Hudik led Evergreen (7-11, 1-5) with 12 points.
Swanton 58, Montpelier 42 – The Bulldogs used a 30-15 second half advantage to claim their 16th win of the season. Gunnar Oakes led the Swanton charge with 15 points while Robbie Gilsdorf finished with nine and the trio of Devin Jones, Duyane Goings and Bryce McComb had eight points apiece for Swanton (16-3, 4-2). Montpelier (9-8, 3-4) was led by Michael Blake’s 13 points and Kyrin Schuman added 10.
Archbold 57, Liberty Center 53 – The Bluestreaks paid tribute to their origins by dressing in the original Ridgeville Falcon uniforms as they to 11-6 and atop the NWOAL standings. The Tigers tried to claw back into the contest after falling to a 34-21 half time deficit. Liberty Center 32 second-half points but Archbold held tough for the win. Kaiden Bedsole connected for 21 points to lead Archbold. Liberty Center was led by Zack Carpenter with 16 points and Blake Brager with 15.
Patrick Henry 53, Delta 49 – (No game stats received)
Edon 70, North Central 60 – The foul line was the Bombers’ friend as they hit 13 of 22 shots from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter to gain the 10-point win. Edon’s (4-14, 3-5) trio of Jim Peckham, Braden Miller and Landon Bloir finished with 20, 19 and 13 points and the three sank 10 of the fourth quarter foul shots. North Central (1-17, 0-8) also had three players in double figures as Josh Roesener finished with 18, Nick Henry 16 and Steven Wiliams 15.
Fayette 54, Hilltop 47 ( OT) – The Eagles used an 11-4 overtime session to outlast the Cadets in a tough BBC match up. Fayette (17-1, 8-0) had a 23-17 lead at the break. Hiiltop (11-8, 6-2) outscored Fayette 26-20 during second half action as the game ended deadlocked. In the extra session the Eagles used a perfect nine of nine from the line to secure the win. Jared Seiler led Fayette with 19 points and Tristen Bates ended with 11. Steven Riley, Quinn Smith and Tim Maneval finished with 17, 13, and 12 points respectively for the Cadets.
Pettisville 71, Stryker 67 (3 OT) – The Blackbirds ended the marathon session After knotting the game at 51-51 at the end of regulation, the teams traded baskets over the first two overtimes before the Blackbirds were able to outscore the Panthers 9-5 in the third overtime for the win. Pettisville got 23 points from Dillon King while Caleb Rychener was right on his heels with 22. Izayah Ferguson paced Stryker with 21 points and Hayden Clingaman added 14 for the Panthers.
JV BOYS BASKETBALL
Stryker 33, Pettisville 30 (OT)- The game was close throughout with the scored tied at 28-28 as overtime was presented. In the overtime session, the Panthers made three of six foul shots plus a a bucket by Logan Boetz as they outscored the Blackbirds 5-2 for the victory. Chase Glock led Stryker with 10 points. Detric Yoder was the leading scorer for Pettisville with 12 points.
North Central 39, Edon 34 (OT) – The Eagles scored 16 fourth-quarter points to force the game into overtime. Then in the overtime, North Central continued with a hot hand as they outscored Edon 7-2 for the win. Cody Tomblin led the Eagles with 12 points including five of seven from the line in the overtime session. Brayden Bauer was Edon’s top contributor with 13 points.
FRESHMAN BOYS BASKETBALL
Pettisville 48, Stryker 22- The Blackbirds jumped out to an 18-5 lead after the first quarter and cruised the rest of the way for the easy victory. L. Rufenacht led Pettisville with 15 and K. Keim added 11. The Panthers, struggling most of the game offensively, were led by Reese Hall’s eight points.