Upper Scioto Valley 64, Temple Christian 63
Quinn Sanders led the Rams with 24 points and seven rebounds and USV needed every one of them to hold off visiting Temple Christian Friday night. Wyatt Daniels added 17 points and eight rebounds and Wayne Lowery dropped in 10 points giving USV three players in double digits for scoring in the game.
Brody Bowman scored his game-high 25 points for Temple Christian, but it wasn’t enough as they lost by a point to Upper Scioto Valley in a contender for the game of the night. Noah Howell added 18 points and Dawson Draper had 14 for in the loss.
St. John’s 57, Parkway 40
On the strength of a 22-8 third quarter, the Blue Jays were able to pull away from Parkway as they were able to protect home court. Richard Cocuzza held the honors of high scorer with 12 points. He had plenty of help as St. John’s had nine players place their name in the scoring column.
The Panthers couldn’t get much going on the offensive side as Caleb Kinney paced Parkway with 10 points in the game and Andrew Baker flirted with double figures before settling with nine points. Parkway was cold the entire game and connected on just 38 percent of their shots.
Tinora 39, Antwerp 36
Tye Norden led all scorers on Friday with 11 points and he was joined by Brady Bumb with 10 points to give Tinora two scorers with 10 or more points. The Tinora defense did its part too as they set the tone early on by allowing just 23 points through the first three-quarters of action.
The Archers were unable to get into a flow until the final quarter when they scored 13 points. It was too late though, and time ran out on them. Ty Rebber led Antwerp with eight points, Luke Brewer scored seven, and Jayvin Landers and Keaton Altimus both had six points in the loss.
Crestview 61, LCC 33
Javin Etzler led the Knights with a double, double of 23 points, and 11 rebounds, he added three blocked shots and a pair of assists to give him one of the better stat lines from Friday night. Jace Vining added a baker’s dozen and Derek Stout tossed in eight to lead Crestview in the rout.
Mark Janowski scored 10 to lead the Thunderbirds in the loss. Jared Banks scored six points as his primary running mate in the loss.
Fort Loramie 62, Fairlawn 39
Fort Loramie pushed their mark to 15-1 on the season after they easily dispatched Fairlawn on Friday. Dillon Braun led the Redskins in scoring with 18 points as Fort Loramie soared over the Jets 62-39. Austin Siegel scored 13 points and Evan Berning’s 10 points gave the Redskins three players with double figures in points. It was a nice bounce-back game for the Redskins after they fell for the first time this season on Tuesday.
Fairlawn was led by Luke Hickman with 13 points and Drew Brautigram with 11.
Van Wert 55, Kenton 53
The Cougars won a thriller Friday on the road where they traveled to Kenton. Nate Place led Van Wert with 17 points in the contest. Jacoby Kelly added 11 points and Blake Henry chipped in with 10 of his own. Van Wert moves their record to .500 at 7-7 (2-3).
Jaron Sharp was the high scorer in the game with 22 points in the loss. Jayden Cornell gave him 14 points of support, but beyond those two the Wildcats didn’t get much help and with the loss now falls to 8-5 (1-3).
St. Henry 68, Coldwater 48
St. Henry shot a sizzling 59 percent from the field, 50 percent from behind the three-point arc, and 87 percent at the charity stripe to cap off a phenomenal shooting game Friday night. St. Henry doubled up the Cavaliers at the half, where they led 43-20, before cruising to the easy 20-point win. Zach Niekamp was the game’s high scorer with 17 points and Tyler Schlarman, Curtis Uhlenhake, and Parker Link all scored nine in support of Niekamp.
The Cavaliers didn’t find anyone with a hot hand as they went down. Derek Albers, Marcus Bruns, and Sam Broering all tied for the Coldwater scoring lead with seven points each in the ugly loss. Cole Frilling and Jacob Wenning each scored six in a losing effort.