Wayne Trace 83, Miller City 67
Eli Sinn flirted with a triple-double as he helped lead the Raiders to a big win over Miller City Friday night. Sinn finished the game with 18 points, nine assists, and six rebounds in the win. Sinn had plenty of help though as Josh Kuhn and Adam Stoller both had 14 points and Josiah Linder added 10 to give Wayne Trace four scorers in double digits.
Mark Kuhlman did everything he could to keep Miller City within striking distance as he scored a game-high 26 points. Mitchell Gable chipped in another 20 points in the losing cause.
Lincolnview 69, Columbus Grove 66 OT
The Lancers took advantage of a fast start that saw them up 20-10 after the first quarter on Friday Night. Caden Ringwald led Lincolnview with 24 points, he was aided by Chase Overholt with another 15 points as they survived a late push by the Bulldogs to get the win.
Blake Reynolds scored a game-high of 26 points for Columbus Grove and Caleb Barrientes chipped in with a baker’s dozen in the loss. After being doubled up, 20-10 in the first quarter the Bulldogs gave Lincolnview all the Lancers could handle, falling just three points short even though they were tied 59 apiece.
Fort Loramie 80, Houston 41
Fort Loramie started strong, scoring 27 points in the opening quarter. The Redskins continued to build their lead and was 43-18 at halftime. The Redskins scored the first 14 of the third quarter including a Tyler Siegel dunk on a beautiful pass from Evan Berning. Fort Loramie outscored Houston in the third quarter 28-8 and put the game away at 71-26 after three quarters.
Houston finished the game strong, outscoring the Redskins 15-9 in the fourth. Dillon Braun led the attack for the Redskins with 20 points, Tyler Siegel added 13 points, and Eli Rosengarten, Evan Berning, and Cody Barhorst all chipped in with 8 points each.
Jairon Douglas led the Houston scorers with 14 points. Howie Ludwig and James Dilullo both scored eight in support of Douglas, but they just couldn’t come up with an answer for the Redskins offense that scored at will.
Marion Local 77, St. Henry 40
Marion Local blasted the St. Henry Redskins on Friday night and shot a scorching 70% from the field, 60% from behind the three-point arc, and 79% from the free throw line. Compounding St. Henry’s defensive woes was an equally woeful offensive performance where they shot just 25% from the field, 17% from three, and made only 53% off their foul shots.
The Flyers had a trio of scorers break double digits, Tyler Mesher led all scorers with his 23 points and Nathan Bruns (14), and Justin Albers (13) rounded out Marion Local’s top scorers. In all, the Flyers place 10 players in the scoring column in the MAC contest.
Tyler Schlarman led the Redskins in scoring with 11 points in the contest. Ryan Luttmer added nine and Zach Niekamp had seven points in the losing effort. St. Henry did a nice job in forcing the Flyers into 21 turnovers, but they only scored five points off them compared to 18 points of 15 turnovers for Marion Local.
Leipsic 66, Riverdale 57
The Vikings took advantage of decided 42-23 rebounding edge and a sizzling performance shooting from the field to beat Riverdale Friday night.
Cole Rieman (25), Alec Schroeder (14), and Tyler Hiegal (13) led Leipsic with three players in double-figure scoring in the victory. Tyler Gillespie (6), Brent Niese (4), and Reese Mangas filled in the rest of the scorecard for the Vikings as they pulled out the nine-point win.
Riverdale was led by Wes Davis with a game-high of 30 points on 10-15 shooting. He was joined by Alec Loveridge and his 15 points to give the team a pair of scorers in double figures. Beyond those two though Riverdale struggled to find any reliable scoring as four players shared the remaining 12 points.
Arlington 56, Cory-Rawson 34
Ivan Berry had a monster game Friday night when he led Arlington to an easy win over the Cory-Rawson Fighting Hornets. He capped his day off with 16 rebounds and 26 points. Ty Webb gave Berry more than enough help with his 12 points, while Jacob Russell grabbed seven rebounds, scored seven points, and dished out six assists in the game.
Nathan Zuercher held the honor of leading the Hornets in scoring with 11 points. Meanwhile, Ashton Chester scored eight and Eric Ritter added seven points and four rebounds. Cory-Rawson was overmatched from the start and fell behind 17-6 after the first quarter and things only got worse as the game wore on.
Arcanum 45, New Bremen 40
Grey Carter led the Arcanum attack with his game-high of 17 points in their win Friday night over the New Bremen Cardinals. He was helped by Evan Atchley who added nine to the scoreboard.
New Bremen got off to a good start, but after leading through the first quarter they experienced an absolute disaster in their two-point second quarter. They spent the rest of the game trying to close the gap but fell short. The Cardinals were led by Grant Hoehne with 11 points and Nolan Barnhorst’s 10.
Paulding 62, Bluffton 43
Rhinehouse had a game-high for 22 points for Paulding in a big 62-43 win over Bluffton on Friday. Fletcher Cook chipped in with a dozen points and Kessler added 10 to give them three players in double digits in the scoring book.
Bluffton struggled to get into their game throughout the contest as they fell behind early and never found their footing. Kaleb Jefferson led the Pirates with 14 points, but he was unable to make a basket in the pivotal fourth quarter. He was complemented by Joel Piercefield with 12 points in the loss.
Anna 64, Minster 46
The Rockets did a phenomenal job of spreading the scoring around in Friday night’s win over longtime rival Minster. Wyatt Bensman, Austin Fogt, and Griffin Doseck all shared the team high score of 10 points for Anna. Bart Bixler added eight points and Joel Cathcart and Mason Platfoot both scored six to round out Anna’s scoring.
Isaac Schmiesing scored a game-high 14 points for Minster while Cody Frericks added 10 points. Aside from Mike Ketner, who scored eight points, the Wildcats struggled to find someone that could find their way into the scoring book.