North Baltimore 57, Holgate 35
North Baltimore got off to a slow start against Holgate Saturday night before getting the blow out win. Levi Gazarek scored a game-high of 15 points despite not scoring in the fourth quarter. He was joined by Julian Hagemyer and Adam Flores with 14 and 11 points respectively.
Holgate jumped out to a big 15-8 lead as they headed into the second quarter, but were outscored 49-20 over the rest of the game. They were led Sebastian Briseno and Cody Sonnenberg who scored nine points each in the loss. Sonnenberg scored all nine of his points from beyond the three-point arc.
Fort Recovery 73, Lincolnview 68
Payton Jutte had a huge game for Fort Recovery on Saturday night as he scored 33 points to push the Indians win.
Caden Ringwald did all he could to put his Lancers in striking distance, but ultimately Lincolnview was unable to make one final push in the fourth quarter where they scored 26 points to the Indians 18. Chase Overholt chipped in another 23 points, while Miller added 14 of his own.
Ottoville 67, Minster 50
Logan Kemper scored 32 points to lead Ottoville past the Minster Wildcats Saturday. He was helped by Nick Moorman and Ryan Bendele each chipped in 10 points in the win. The game was still up for grabs at the third quarter and then Ottoville exploded for 23 points and put the game out of reach heading into the final quarter.
Isaac Schmiesing led the Wildcats in scoring with 14 points in the loss. Jared Huelsman added nine and Jacob Salazar also scored nine points in the losing cause. Minster fell to 5-2 on the season and 1-0 in the MAC.
Fort Jennings 71, Columbus Grove 61
Cole Horstman scored 20 points in Fort Jennings win over the Columbus Grove Bulldogs on Saturday. Brandon Wehri tossed in 14 points to go along with Horstman’s 20 and Ian Finn scored 15. Jennings started out by scoring 20 in the first quarter and finished the same way as they scored 20 in the fourth.
Alex Schneider led the Bulldogs with 20 points in the loss. Blake Reynolds added 14 and Logan Malsam chipped in with nine points. The trio didn’t get a lot of help from the rest of the team as Barrientes and Dane Selby both scored five and Kurt Griffith had two, while L Schroeder rounded out Columbus Grove’s scoring with a point.
Kenton 61, Delphos Jefferson 53
Kenton outlasted Delphos Jefferson Saturday night thanks to a 12-6 first quarter that turned into a 26-19 lead at halftime. Landon Rush scored a game-high 23 points and drilled a pair of shots from behind the three-point arc. Jaron Sharp also scored in double digits with his 19 points as the pair was able to carry their team to the win to move to 6-3 on the season.
Delphos Jefferson couldn’t get comfortable against Kenton until the final quarter where they scored 24. Alex Rode netted 20 points in the loss, while Brenen Auer put another 12 points on the scoreboard, but they didn’t get enough help outside those two and the rest of the team scored just 21 combined.
New Bremen 58, Celina 53
Grant Hoehne scored 20 points as he led the New Bremen Cardinals to their third win of the season and they now sit at 3-8. Avery Powers joined the fun by scoring 12 points in New Bremen’s victory.
Celina once again fell short of getting their first win of the season, the Bulldogs now sit at 0-10 for the year. Bret Schwieterman and Kobe Murlin each put 17 points in the scoring column. Brandon Yenser added 13 points to give the Bulldogs three in the double digits, unfortunately for Celina, the rest of the team only mustered up another six points.
Upper Scioto Valley 60, Ben Logan 51
The Rams only had five players put their names in the scoring column on Saturday – that’s all that they needed to knock off Benjamin Logan, thanks to Wyatt Daniels’ 20 points and Wes Lowery’s 19. Quin Sanders added nine points and Brady Hipsher had eight in the win.
As if the Rams having just five players score wasn’t bad enough, Benjamin Logan lowered the bar one and had just four players in the scorebook. All four players scored in double figures as they were led by Nolan Robison with 20, Cole Jones added 11, and Bryce Schnipt and Dalton Rockhold each chipped in with 10 points.
Ottawa Glandorf 73, Bluffton 45
The Titans made it look easy Saturday when they Bluffton winning by a total of 28 points. O-G bombed a dozen shots from three-point range. Jay Kaufman had the game’s high scoring mark at 17 points and he led the defensive pressure that shut down the Pirate offense.
The Pirates were led by Mason Soper and Kaleb Jefferson as they both scored 15. Bluffton fell behind in the first as OG doubled them 18-9 after a quarter of action, then again 38-19 at the half. The Pirates competed a little better in the third quarter before getting outscored 17-10 in the final quarter.