Upper Scioto Valley 43, Ada 40
It wasn’t pretty, but it was another win for the Rams as they turned a halftime deficit into a come from behind 43-40 win over the Ada Bulldogs.
Wayne Lowery led USV with 11 points and six rebounds. Quinn Sanders scored 10 and Brady Hipsher added nine points and four assists. Wyatt Daniels had an off night, connecting on just two of ten from the field for six points, what he wasn’t doing on offense, he more than made up for on the defensive end of the court as finished with four steals and a block.
Ada wasn’t any better on offense and Ethan Swaney led the Bulldogs with 11 points and did a nice job defending the Rams. Phillip Coulson played a supporting role to Swaney and scored nine points of his own.
Kenton 78, Liberty Benton 71
The Wildcats fell behind early at home before regathering themselves in the third quarter en route to the win Saturday. Kenton trailed the Eagles at the half and then exploded for 45 points in the second half.
Jayden Cook led Kenton with 26 points as he was deadly from every spot on the floor. Jacob Eversole chipped in 17 points and Jaron Sharp dropped a 16 spot on Liberty-Benton to give their team a trio of players in double-digit scoring. With the win, Kenton is now an impressive 7-3 this season.
Liberty Benton was unable to slow the Wildcat offense, so they tried to outscore them. They gave it a great shot, but just fell short when they ran out of gas late in the third and the fourth quarters. Will Poling was the game’s high scorer with 28 points and Austin May helped the cause with 19 points in the loss that dropped Liberty Benton to 1-8 for the season.
Wayne Trace 68, Delphos Jefferson 54
Nate Gerber (22 points) and Eli Sinn (15 points) combined to hit on 8-11 three-point attempts Saturday as the Raiders easily dispatched of Delphos Jefferson. Jake Kuhn had himself a game as well, scoring another 19-points to add to the Raiders win. Sinn just missed out on completing the double-double, dishing out eight assists to go with those 15-points in the 68-54 road win.
Alex Rode also had a career day Saturday the Wildcats, going off with a 8-8 from the field and hitting three of his four free throw attempts as he led Delphos Jefferson with 20 points. Brenen Auer was able to manage 10 points in Rode’s support, but it wasn’t enough to get the win and defend home court.
New Bremen 55, Covington 40
New Bremen had a banner day from the free throw line Saturday when they connected on 18 of 19 foul shot attempts. Thanks to their excellent free throw shooting the Cardinals were able to distance themselves from Covington along their way towards the 55-40 blowout. Luke Vanderhaar led New Bremen with a baker’s dozen 13 points and was kept by Grant Hoehne (12 points) and Nolan Barnhorst (10 point) to give New Bremen three players in double-digit scoring.