Fort Loramie 68, Houston 32
On the strength of a 25-0 second quarter and a 32-3 halftime score, the Fort Loramie Redskins easily dispatched of Houston to push their record to 17-1 (8-1 SCAL) on the season. Dillon Braun scored a game-high of 18 points and Nick Brandewie added nine points in the win. The Redskins hit the court again on Saturday with a non-division home showdown with Marion Local (12-3).
After a terrible first half, Houston rebounded in the third and fourth quarters for a respectable 29 points after scoring just three points through two quarters. James Dilulla and Caleb Sluss each scored 10 points as co-leaders for Houston. John Leist added four, Tristen Friesthler and Jarion Douglass scored three, and Brennen Arnold had two points to round out Houston’s scoring.
Coldwater 56, New Bremen 46
Sam Broering (17), Marcus Bruns (12), and Derek Albers (11) combined to give the Cavaliers three scorers in double figures to lead Coldwater to the win over New Bremen on Friday. Coldwater took advantage of their own consistency as they put the game away early in the fourth quarter.
Luke Vonderhaar with 10 points was the Cardinals lone double-digit scorer in Friday’s loss. New Bremen was balanced on offense with Bryce Blickle (9), Nolan Bornhorst (8), and Koby Paul (7) all within one shot from Vonderhaar on the double-digit scoring category.
Kalida 52, Ottoville 49
Luke Erhart led the Wildcats to the win Friday night by stuffing the stat sheet to the tune of 14 points, eight rebounds, and two assists. Trevor Lambert backed him up with 13 points, five rebounds, and three assists, and Grant Laudick chipped in with nine points, seven boards, and two steals.
Josh Thornbahn was the game’s high scorer with 16 points and he added six rebounds in the loss. Ryan Suever did his best to help lift Ottoville to the win by notching a double, double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
St. Henry 56, St. John’s 50
After trailing the entire game, St. Henry finally gathered themselves to score 20 points in the fourth quarter to get the come from behind victory over St. John’s on Friday. St. Henry star player, Tyler Schlarman did it all on Friday where he had a double, double with 26 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists. Devin Huelskamp scored 14 and the rest of the team only managed another 14 points in support of the big two.
Richard Coccuza scored 15 to lead the Blue Jay’s Friday night in their loss to St. Henry. Jared Wurst added 12 points and four rebounds in the loss. The game was decided from the charity stripe where Delphos St. Johns only hit on 50 percent of their tries from the charity stripe, compared to St. Henry’s 69 percent.
Bluffton 49, Allen East 30
The Pirates employed a suffocating defensive style a play to rout Allen East Friday night. Jared Piercefield had the honors os leading scorer with 19 points. He was aided by Kaleb Jefferson who threw in another 12 points in the win. Bluffton only allowed 15 points in both halves of the win.
Mason Dotson scored 13 points and led the Mustangs in scoring in the game, as Allen East found it difficult figuring out the Bluffton Pirates defense, not to mention the Pirate offense. The Mustangs were only able to get two points in the fourth and final quarter.
Miller City 64, Fort Jennings 48
Miller City scored the 16-point blowout victory over the resurgent Fort Jennings Friday night by playing good solid defense and taking advantage of a disciplined offensive attack. Noah Otto (18 points), Mark Kuhlman (16), and Mitch Gable (14) gave Miller City three different players that scored in double figures in a nice-looking win over a very good Musketeer team.
One week after topping the 1,000 career points mark, Brandon Wehri and his 15 points weren’t enough to carry Fort Jennings to a win. Cole Horstman did the heaviest lifting on the Fort Jennings side of things, but his 17 points combined with Wehri wasn’t good enough to slow Miller City.
Upper Scioto Valley 51, Waynesfield-Goshen 37
Wayne Lowery paced the Rams with 14 points and four rebounds to get the win Friday night. Brady Hipsher added 11 points, and Dylan Thompson dominated the game from his defensive position like no other, Thompson finished with six steals and two blocked shots to go along with four points, five assists and four rebounds.
Stats for Waynesfield-Goshen unavailable at press time.