Smothering Defense Leads Archbold To 8th Boys NWOAL Title Over Wauseon

BRYAN – The 8th Grade Boys Championship held on February 11th, pitted the top seeded, and regular season champs, Archbold Bluestreaks against their arch rival, and second seeded Wauseon Indians.

The Indians held the Bluestreaks to just one first quarter point taking a 4-1 led in the opening quarter.  However, from then on the Bluestreak full court press and intense half-court defense limited Wauseon to just 12 more points en route to a 31-16 thrashing of the Indians and the NWOAL Championship.

Archbold had a balanced attack as 7 players reached the scoring column.  The Bluestreaks also utilized the trifecta knocking down 5 out of 10 shots from behind the arc.  Kobe Kennedy led the way dropping in 7 points, while the trio of Brandon Taylor, Austin Roth, and Trey Theobald added 6 points apiece.  Jacob Walters and Noah Gomez put in 3 points each, and Parker VonDeylen contributed 2 to the cause.

Connar Penrod was chief of the Indian charge scoring 11 points, including 2 from downtown.  Ayden Cheney converted an “And one” to finish with 3 points, and Isaac Wilson scored two for Wauseon.

Scoring by quarter:

Wauseon    4  4  3  5 – 16

Archbold     1  13  9  10  – 33

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