Minster 40, Jackson Center 37
Minster powered past Jackson Center Saturday thanks in large part to an 18-8 wipeout in the third quarter. Mike Ketner (11) and Isaac Schmiesing (10) gave the Wildcats two players that scored in double digits, while Cody Frericks just missed out on the double-double with eight points and 10 rebounds.
Trent Platfoot, Bryce Sosby, and Aidan Reichert all scored nine points for Jackson Center in the loss.
New Bremen 64, Botkins 37
Avery Powers scored 15, Luke Vonderhaar had 14, and Nolan Bornhorst added 12 points to give the Cardinals three players that reached double figures in scoring in their win over Botkins on Saturday. New Bremen set a blistering pace in the first half where they scored 38 points, which was one more than Botkins score the entire game.
Stats for Botkins were unavailable.
Celina 74, St. Henry 69
Kole Murlin and Brett Schwieterman led the Bulldogs with 29 and 17 points respectively as Celina edged St. Henry Saturday. Murlin had a particularly nice night as he shot 9-10 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds. Celina shot 58 percent from the field as a team and held St. Henry to just 39 percent.
Tyler Schlarman notched a game high of 30 points to go along with his nine rebounds and four assists. Devin Huelskamp scored 15 points and had nine rebounds to go along with a pair of steals, while Ryan Luttmer scored a dozen and pulled down five rebounds. Schlarman and Luttmer fouled out and were relegated to the bench for long stretches of the game.
Brandon Wehri led the Musketeers with 15 points, Cole Horstman had 14, and Erik Klausing added 12 points as Fort Jennings followed Friday’s loss by getting a big win on the road over the Mustangs on Saturday.
Bradden Crumrine and Tyler Clum each scored 11 points for Allen East in the loss. Mason Dotson and Harris scored five apiece and Dalton Clum scored six points to round out the Mustangs scoring. The Mustangs got off to a slow start offensively and defensively they could not stop Wehri and the Musketeers.
Arlington 76, Hardin Northern 36
Arlington caught fire on Saturday as they routed the Polar Bears before calling the dogs off in the fourth quarter. Ivan Berry led all scorers with 21 points, nine rebounds, and two steals. Bryce Gast scored 14 and Ty Webb and Jaret Vermilion scored 10 points.
Hunter Jolliff scored 10 points, Brady Cramer had nine, Owen Wetherill and Cody Wilmoth both scored five, while Nick Adams added four, and Daylin Pees threw in three points to round out the Polar Bears scoring. Hardin Northern only connected on 25 percent of their shoots.
Antwerp 62, Montpelier 47
Luke Brewer scored 18 points to lead the Archers in scoring Saturday. Thanks to a big 21-point second quarter, Antwerp easily dispatched of Montpelier. Cole Seslar added 12 points and Ty Rebber and Boston Dunderman both scored eight points.
Kolden Uribes led all scorers with 21 points in the loss while Blake Bumb added 11 and Jacob Bailey dropped in eight points. Montpelier struggled down low in the paint getting outrebounded 33-12 by the Archers. With the loss Montpelier falls to two games below .500 at 8-10.