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Girls basketball: Riverdale drops out of first in NCC

NEW WASHINGTON — It was a costly loss Friday night for Riverdale as the Falcons dropped a 50-48 North Central Conference girls basketball game to Buckeye Central.
Riverdale (15-5, 11-2 NCC) slipped one game behind Wynford (16-3, 12-1), a 70-17 winner over Crestline, in the NCC standings. The Falcons can earn a share of the conference championship Tuesday when the Falcons host the Royals.
Buckeye Central improved to 9-10 overall and 6-7 in the NCC with Friday’s win.
No individual stats from the game were available.

UPPER SANDUSKY 53
COLONEL CRAWFORD 30
NORTH ROBINSON — Upper Sandusky jumped out to a 19-8 first-quarter lead over Colonel Crawford and cruised to a 53-30 North Central Conference win in a girls basketball game Friday.
Taylor Graboski led the Rams (10-9, 8-5 NCC) with 22 points, 14 rebounds, five steals and five blocks. Sierra Carey also scored in double figures for Upper Sandusky (13 points), and Jenna Holly dished out four assists.
Cassie Sager scored eight points to lead Colonel Crawford (3-16, 3-10 NCC).

upper sandusky (10-9, 8-5 NCC)
Holly 1-0–2, Smith 2-0–4, Johnson 4-1–9, Carey 5-3–13, Cox 1-0–3, Graboski 8-6–22, Calvin 0-0–0, Stover 0-0–0. TOTALS: 21-53 10-13–53.
colonel crawford (3-16, 3-10 NCC)
Burkhart 2-0–4, Klingenberger 1-0–2, Sager 3-0–8, Siegel 4-0–8, Vehrs 3-1–7, Hoepf 0-1–1. TOTALS: 13 2-9–30.
Upper Sandusky 19 10 11 13 – 53
Colonel Crawford 8 8 5 9 – 30
3-Point GOALS: Upper Sandusky 1-9 (Cox 1); Colonel Crawford 2 (Sager 2).
rebounds: Upper Sandusky 32 (Graboski 14); Colonel Crawford 20.
turnovers: Upper Sandusky 8, Colonel Crawford 22.
junior varsity: Colonel Crawford, 36-31.

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Boys basketball: Leipsic’s Kuhlman reaches milestone

LEIPSIC — Zach Kuhlman reached the 1,000th career points mark for his career to power Leipsic past Pandora-Gilboa 74-43 in a Blanchard Valley Conference boys basketball game Friday night.
Kuhlman scored 19 points in the first half on his way to a game-high 24 points as the Vikings improved to 9-8 overall and 5-3 in the BVC.
Jordan Brown knocked down 17 points and Matt Schroeder added 10 for Leipsic.
Seth Schmenk netted 19 points and Colin Fenstermaker popped in 13 for the Rockets (3-15, 3-5 BVC).

PANDORA-GILBOA (3-15, 3-5 BVC)
Schmenk 7-4–19, Hovest 1-0–2, Rieman 0-0–0, Tousley 2-0–4, Fenstermaker 6-1–13, Schneck 0-3–3, Miller 0-0–0, Osborn 0-0–0, Alexander 0-0–0, Verhoff 0-0–0, Waters 1-0–2. TOTALS: 17-40 8-16–43.
LEIPSIC (9-8, 5-3 BVC)
Mangas 2-0–4, Cupp 2-1–5, Kuhlman 9-1–24, Lopez 3-1–7, Haselman 2-0–5, Hiegel 0-0–0, Brown 8-1–17, Scheckelhoff 0-0–0, Brecht 0-0–0, R. Schroeder 0-1–1, M. Schroeder 5-0–11, G. Schroeder 0-0–0. TOTALS: 31-52 6-11–75.
3-Point GOALS: Pandora-Gilboa 1-11 (Schmenk); Leipsic 7-14 (Kuhlman 5, Haselman & M. Schroeder).
rebounds: Leipsic 27 (Cupp 7, Haselman 6); Pandora-Gilboa 17 (Tousley 7).
turnovers: Pandora-Gilboa 16, Leipsic 8.
CORY-RAWSON 53
ARCADIA 45
ARCADIA — Grant Risner knocked down 17 points as Cory-Rawson used a 21-14 advantage in the fourth quarter to pull away from Arcadia for a 53-45 Blanchard Valley Conference win.
Matthew Alspach netted 14 points and Drew Miles chipped in 11 for the Hornets (3-12, 2-6 BVC).
Hayden Ramsey led a trio of Arcadia players in double figures with 14 points. Shae Watkins netted 13 points with eight rebounds and Josh Ireland also scored 13 for the Redskins (5-11, 2-6).

CORY-RAWSON (3-12, 2-6 BVC)
Risner 8-1–17, Alspach 4-4–14, Miles 4-3–11, Shepler 1-0–2, H. Risner 1-0″”2, Silvers 0-0–0, Moser 0-0–0, Rossman 0-0–0. TOTALS: 21 13-25–53.
ARCADIA (5-11, 2-6 BVC)
Ramsey 5-2–14, Watkins 5-3–13, Ireland 4-3–13, Baker 2-1–5, Conine 0-0″”0, Pessell 0-0″”0, Kieffer 0-0″”0, Metzger 0-0–0. TOTALS: 16-42 9-17–45.
Cory-Rawson 11 9 12 21 – 53
Arcadia 8 16 7 14 – 45
3-Point GOALS: Arcadia 4-13 (Ramsey & Ireland 2); Cory-Rawson 2 (Alspach 2).
rebounds: Arcadia 25 (Watkins 8).
LIBERTY-BENTON 88
VANLUE 31
Adam Cytlak led 11 Liberty-Benton scorers with 21 points as the Eagles crushed Vanlue 88-31 in a Blanchard Valley Conference basketball game on Friday.
Nathan Craft (15 points), John Darnall (11) and Ryan Geise (11) also scored in double figures for Liberty-Benton (13-4, 7-1 BVC), which outscored Vanlue 52-19 in the first half.
Nick Hagerty scored 12 points to lead Vanlue (6-11, 2-6 BVC).

vanlue (6-11, 2-6 BVC)
Smith 3-0–8, Hagerty 4-3–12, Wagner 3-0–7, Coldren 1-1–4, Huston 0-0–0, Hendricks 0-0–0, Red 0-0–0, Ross 0-0–0, Keeney 0-0–0, Wingate 0-0–0. TOTALS: 11-30 4-5–31.
liberty-benton (13-4, 7-1 bvc)
Cytlak 9-0–21, Darnall 5-0–11, Lawson 2-0–4, Haan 1-1–3, Geise 4-0–11, Garver 2-2–6, May 4-0–8, Craft 7-1–15, Steinman 1-0–2, Dager 2-0–4, Boyd 1-1–3, Rhodes 0-0–0, Archer 0-0–0. TOTALS: 38-55 5-9–88.
Vanlue 7 12 5 7 – 31
Liberty-Benton 26 26 20 16 – 88
3-Point GOALS: Vanlue 5 (Smith 2, Hagerty, Wagner & Coldren 1); Liberty-Benton 7 (Cytlak & Geise 3, Darnall 1).
rebounds: Vanlue 7; Liberty-Benton 26 (Craft 7).
turnovers: Vanlue 20, Liberty-Benton 3.
junior varsity: Liberty-Benton, 56-5.

MCCOMB 68
HARDIN NORTHERN 35
DOLA — Chas Shoop dropped 18 points and Taylor Reardon added 15 on five 3-pointers to lead McComb over Hardin Northern 68-35 in a Blanchard Valley Conference boys basketball game Friday.
The Panthers (10-7, 6-2 BVC) jumped out to a 20-6 lead after the first quarter and extended it to 41-17 at halftime. Clay Dysert also scored in double figures for McComb with 12 points.
Jacob Gossard and Kyle Lamb scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, for Hardin Northern (1-17, 0-8 BVC).

mccomb (10-7, 6-2 BVC)
Reardon 5-0–15, Glaser 1-1–4, Hanes 1-0–2, Dysert 4-4–12, Shoop 8-2–18, Siferd 3-0–9, Grubb 1-2–4, Adams 2-0–4, Schroeder 0-0–0, Bryan 0-0–0. TOTALS: 25 9-13–68.
hardin northern (1-17, 0-8 BVC)
R. Drumm 2-2–6, S. Drumm 0-1–1, Obenour 2-1–5, Thomson 1-0–2, Gossard 4-1–11, Lamb 3-3–10, Watts 0-0–0, Prichard 0-0–0. TOTALS: 12 8-13–35.
McComb 20 21 18 9 – 68
Hardin Northern 6 11 11 7 – 35
3-Point GOALS: McComb 9 (Reardon 5, Siferd 3, Glaser); Hardin Northern 3 (Gossard 2, Lamb).

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Boys basketball: Three-way tie at top of PCL

MILLER CITY — Miller City moved into a tie atop the Putnam County League standings with a key 42-40 win over Kalida Friday night.
The Wildcats improved to 12-6 overall and 5-1 in the PCL and are tied with Columbus Grove and Ottoville for the top spot. Kalida fell to 9-8 and 3-2 with the loss.
Cory Heuerman led a balanced Miller City scoring effort with 12 points. Jackson Lammers and Adam Drummelsmith both netted 10 points. Drummelsmith also grabbed 10 rebounds with four assists for a double-double.
Devin Kortokrax knocked down 15 points and Joe Gerdeman added 11 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double for Kalida.

KALIDA (9-8, 3-2 PCL)
A. Langhals 2-1–6, L. Langhals 2-0–5, Kortokrax 6-0–15, Gerdeman 5-1–11, Zeller 0-1–1, Miller 0-2–2. TOTALS: 15-41 5-7–40.
MILLER CITY (12-6, 5-1 PCL)
Lammers 4-0–10, Niese 1-1–3, Drummelsmith 4-0–10, Heuerman 4-2–12, Gerten 3-0–7. TOTALS: 16-50 5-11–42.
Kalida 10 14 8 8 — 40
Miller City 15 10 8 9 — 42
3-Point GOALS: Kalida 5-19 (Kortokrax 3, A. Langhals & L. Langhals); Miller City 5-19 (Heuerman & Lammers 2, Gerten).
rebounds: Kalida 29 (Gerdeman 10); Miller City 25 (Drummelsmith 10).
turnovers: Kalida 8, Miller City 7.
junior varsity: Kalida, 31-18.
OTTOVILLE 62
CONTINENTAL 55
CONTINENTAL — Luke Schimmoeller led four Ottoville players in double-figure scoring with 16 points as the Big Green used a big second half to knock off Continental 62-55 in a Putnam County League matchup Friday.
Brandt Landin (14 points), Tyler Roby (12) and Austin Honigford (11) each scored in double figures for Ottoville (8-10, 5-1 PCL), which outscored Continental 41-29 in the second half.
Austin Mansfield netted a game-high 20 points for Continental (5-12, 1-4 PCL), and Tyler Rue added 17 points and a team-high seven rebounds.

ottoville (8-10, 5-1 PCL)
Schnipke 1-0–3, C. Bendele 0-2–2, Roby 3-5–12, Honigford 2-7–11, Landin 4-6–14, Schimmoeller 3-10–16, K. Bendele 1-2–4. TOTALS: 14-28 32-35–62.
continental (5-12, 1-4 pcl)
G. Williams 3-2–8, Rue 5-7–17, Mansfield 6-4–20, Stauffer 3-0–7, J. Williams 1-0–2, Baker 0-1–1. TOTALS: 18-42 14-19–55.
Ottoville 9 12 20 21 — 62
Continental 12 14 12 17 — 55
3-Point GOALS: Ottoville 2-6 (Schnipke & Roby); Continental 5-12 (Mansfield 4, Stauffer).
rebounds: Ottoville 14; Continental 18 (Rue 7).
turnovers: Ottoville 15, Continental 10.
junior varsity: Ottoville, 31-25.

BG CHRISTIAN 51
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 49
Heritage Christian’s Lewis Larsen had a double-double but it wasn’t enough Friday night as the Minutemen dropped a 51-49 nonconference decision to Bowling Green Christian Academy Friday night.
Larsen scored 18 points with 13 rebounds to lead the Minutemen (6-6). Matt Beal added nine rebounds.
Josh Siembarski scored 20 points and Andrew Siembarski added 11 for Bowling Green Christian (8-10).

BOWLING GREEN CHRISTIAN (8-10)
J. Siembarski 8-3–20, J. Winters 1-0-2, G. Winters 4-0–8, A. Siembarski 3-4–11, Miller 4-0–8, Turk 0-2–2. TOTALS: 20-48 9-16–51.
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (6-6)
Oestreich 2-0–4, VanDenBerghe 2-3–8, Schultz 3-1–7, M. Beal 1-1–3, Long 1-0–2, Berry 3-0–7, Larsen 9-0–18. TOTALS: 21-65 5-8–49.
Bowling Green Christian 16 15 11 9 — 51
Heritage Christian 10 16 9 14 — 49
3-Point GOALS: Heritage Christian 2-12 (VanDenBerghe & Berry); Bowling Green Christian 2-7 (J. Siembarski & A. Siembarski).
rebounds: Heritage Christian 43 (Larsen 13, M. Beal 9); Bowling Green Christian 38 (Miller 8).
turnovers: Bowling Green Christian 16, Heritage Christian 10.

WAUSEON 61
PATRICK HENRY 27
HAMLER — Wauseon limited Patrick Henry to single-digit scoring in all four quarters on its way to a 61-27 Northwest Ohio Athletic League boys basketball win over the Patriots Friday night.
Wauseon’s Corry Byers led all scorers with 17 points. Noah Castle and Jacob Newlove added 16 and 13 points respectively for the Indians, who lead the NWOAL standings at 5-1 in the league and 12-5 overall.
AJ Wagner, Kyler Seemann and Ben Mangas each scored six points for the Patriots (4-14, 1-5).

WAUSEON (12-5, 5-1 NWOAL)
Byers 7-2–17, Castle 8-0–16, Newlove 6-1–13, Johnson 2-2–6, Andrews 2-0–4, Lillich 1-0″”3, Williams 1-0–2, Boysel 0-0-0, Robinson 0-0–0, Schantz 0-0–0. TOTALS: 27-42 2-12–61.
PATRICK HENRY (4-14, 1-5 NWOAL)
Wagner 2-2–6, Mangas 3-0–6, Seemann 1-3–6, Willford 2-0–5, Scheele 0-0–0, Breece 0-0–0, Bostelman 0-0–0, Nickels 0-0–0, Bonner 0-0″”0, Nelson 0-0–0. TOTALS: 9-32 7-11–27.
Wauseon 17 18 12 14 — 61
Patrick Henry 8 9 2 8 — 27
3-Point GOALS: Patrick Henry 2-16 (Seemann & Willford); Wauseon 2-12 (Byers & Lillich).
rebounds: Wauseon 21 (Castle 6); Patrick Henry 21.
turnovers: Patrick Henry 7, Wauseon 5.

LAKE 76
ELMWOOD 33
BLOOMDALE — Lake outscored Elmwood 48-16 in the second half to come away with a 76-33 win in a Northern Buckeye Conference boys basketball game Friday.
Lake (16-1, 9-1 NBC) shot 29 of 54 (54 percent) from the floor and outrebounded Elmwood 26-18.
Tayte Lentz scored seven points to lead Elmwood (4-13, 3-7 NBC), and Aaron Arnold added six points and eight rebounds.

lake (16-1, 9-1 NBC)
J. Rettig 4-0–8, Walters 2-2–6, Witt 2-1–5, A. Rettig 6-2–19, Neal 4-3–12, Bowen 8-1–19, Duncan 2-0–5, Permar 1-0–2. TOTALS: 29-54 9-14–76.
elmwood (4-13, 3-7 nbc)
Lentz 3-0–7, Aufdencamp 0-2–2, Childress 2-0–4, Baxter 1-0–2, Buckingham 1-0–2, Arnold 3-0–6, Jones 2-1–5, Solether 2-0–5. TOTALS: 14-35 3-6–33.
Lake 12 16 27 21 — 76
Elmwood 10 7 6 10 — 33
3-Point GOALS: Lake 9 (A. Rettig 5, Bowen 2, Neal & Duncan 1); Elmwood 2 (Lentz & Solether 1).
rebounds: Lake 26; Elmwood 18 (Arnold 8).
turnovers: Lake 13, Elmwood 33.
ELIDA 89
OTTAWA-GLANDORF 69
OTTAWA — Dakota Mathias poured in 38 points for Elida as the Bulldogs took care of Ottawa-Glandorf 89-69 in Western Buckeye League boys basketball action on Friday.
Mathias, who will continue his basketball career at Purdue University, drained seven 3-pointers. Elida (14-3, 6-1 WBL) shot 32 of 49 (65 percent) from the floor and 17 of 20 (85 percent) from the foul line.
Noah Bramlage scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the Titans (11-7, 4-3 WBL) and Tyler Zender added 12 points.

elida (14-3, 6-1 wbl)
Etzler 1-2–4, Wilson 6-1–13, Allemaier 4-0–8, Gray 6-7–20, Mathias 12-7–38, Press 2-0–4, Wentz 1-0–2. TOTALS: 32-49 17-20–89.
ottawa-glandorf (11-7, 4-3 wbl)
A. Schroeder 3-0–7, Unterbrink 0-1–1, T. Schroeder 2-2–8, Wischmeyer 1-0–2, Trampe-Kindt 2-0–4, Kuhlman 3-2–9, Recker 3-0–7, Zender 4-4–12, Blevins 1-0–2, Bramlage 7-1–15, Alt 1-0–2. TOTALS: 27-59 10-20–69.
Elida 28 14 29 18 — 89
Ottawa-Glandorf 12 9 25 23 — 69
3-Point GOALS: Elida 8-20 (Mathias 7, Gray 1); Ottawa-Glandorf 5-15 (T. Schroeder 2, A. Schroeder, Kuhlman & Recker 1).
rebounds: Elida 17; Ottawa-Glandorf 27 (Bramlage 6).
turnovers: Elida 11, Ottawa-Glandorf 13.
junior varsity: Ottawa-Glandorf, 52-32.
ROSSFORD 73
FOSTORIA 18
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Prep hockey: Trojans fall on Senior Night

The Findlay High School hockey team climbed back from a two-goal deficit with a pair of second-period tallies, but two Bowling Green goals in the third period was the difference Friday as the Trojans dropped a 4-2 Senior Night decision in a Northwest Hockey Conference match at Huntington Bank Arena.
Clay Robertson, assisted by AJ Bishop and Mason Williams and Noah Hindall, assisted by Williams, scored for the Trojans (13-12-4, 1-4-2 NHC). Those goals evened things up after the Bobcats had opened up the scoring with two goals in the first period.
Bowling Green’s Jeremy Chambers scored the game-winning goal with just less than six minutes left in the game. The Bobcats added an empty-net goal late in the game.
Bowling Green (4-3 NHC) outshot Findlay 31-19. Trojans goalie Joe Longo faced 30 shots and made 27 saves; Bowling Green’s Tanner Fausnaugh stopped 17 shots.
Findlay committed 10 penalties in the game; Bowling Green had four.
The Trojans have one NHC game remaining, a makeup date at home Feb. 15 against Toledo St. John’s. Before then, though, Findlay will begin district play at 6 p.m. Feb. 14 against Fremont Ross at Tam-O-Shanter Arena in Sylvania.

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Boys basketball: Defense the difference for Arlington

By TED RADICK
staff writer
VAN BUREN — Not every game is going to be an offensive masterpiece.
Often times, it’s the little things that make a difference, and Arlington boys basketball coach Jason Vermillion was quick to point that out Friday after the Red Devils downed Van Buren 54-43 in a Blanchard Valley Conference game.,
“We’ve always preached what we want to get done defensively, and tonight was a pretty good indication of being able to secure this thing on the defensive end,” Vermillion said.
Arlington was missing center Michael Blunk for large parts of the game with foul trouble, and point guard Andrew Hunter had an off night with a 4 for 14 shooting performance.
Defense kept the Red Devils in control as Arlington forced 25 Van Buren turnovers.
“We were able to get some scores off turnovers,” Vermillion said. “For us to come out of here with a double-digit victory feels pretty good, despite us not having our offensive game be what we’d like it to be.”
Arlington (12-2, 8-0 BVC) clinched at least a share of the league title with Hardin Northern remaining on the conference schedule.
“Trying to clinch something is not easy, and Van Buren is very much a quality opponent,” Vermillion said. “Coach (Marc) Bishop has that group going in the right direction. They are getting better each year, and they made us work for everything we wanted to get done tonight.”
The Black Knights (10-7, 5-3 BVC) showed their mettle in the third quarter, when they cut a nine-point Arlington lead to four.
Daniel Roberts got things started with a mid-range jumper. Marcus Brand canned a 10-footer, and Braxton Fasone worked inside for a layup.
Jameson Jacobs scored on a layup on Van Buren’s next possession, and the Black Knights’ 9-4 run closed the Arlington lead to 32-28 with a minute remaining in the third.
“We’re in a much better place this year, in the third year of my tenure, but there’s still improving to be done,” Bishop said. “I thought tonight, beyond skill, our guys took the floor tonight with a lot more confidence. I could see it in their eyes, they were out there to win. They actually believed it, but it just didn’t happen tonight.”
An Arlington scoring run to answer the one the Knights put together played a large role. Hunter ended the third quarter with a layup, and Matt Glick had back-to-back layups early in the fourth quarter.
The second of those, which put Arlington up 39-30, was on a runout after a steal. Van Buren was plagued by turnovers all night, and gave the ball away at least five times in all four quarters.
“Turnovers is the one thing we’ve talked about all year, and I’ve told them that against good teams we just cannot afford to have that many turnovers,” Bishop said. “We tell the kids, too, that’s its OK to have aggressive turnovers. If we get out and run and throw some away, that’s one thing. But, tonight, we had some unforced turnovers and that’s not going to get you wins.”
Blunk scored nine points in the fourth quarter as Arlington pulled away, and finished with 13 points. Jordan Freed also scored 13 for the Red Devils, with Hunter and Glick adding 11 each.
Freed hit three 3-pointer in the first quarter, the first of which broke an 8-8 tie. A trey at the buzzer to end the first put Arlington up 19-12.
“He hurt us tonight,” Bishop said, “and good teams have players that step up and make those shots. That was pretty much the difference in the score at the end of the first half.”
Fasone led the Black Knights with 13 points off the bench. Roberts had 12 points.

Arlington (12-2, 8-0 BVC)
Hunter 4-3–11, Freed 5-0–13, Starr 1-0–2, Blunk 4-5–13, Courtney 0-1–1, Glick 4-3–11, Green 0-1–1, Babb 0-2–2, McDowell 0-0–0, Speyer 0-0–0. TOTALS: 18-42 15-25–54.
Van Buren (10-7, 5-3 BVC))
Endicott 1-0–2, Junge 2-0–5, Brand 1-0–2, Roberts 5-1–12, Williams 0-0–0, Fasone 3-7–13, Jacobs 3-0–6, Franklin 0-0–0, Turner 0-0–0, Adolph 1-0–3. TOTALS: 16-36 8-11–43.
Arlington 19 7 9 19 — 54
Van Buren 12 7 9 15 — 43
3-Point GOALS: Arlington 3-14 (Freed 3); Van Buren 3-10 (Adolph, Roberts & Junge).
rebounds: Arlington 18 (Glick 6), Van Buren 28 (Jacobs 6).
turnovers: Arlington 10, Van Buren 25.
junior varsity: Arlington, 32-28.
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College Basketball: Beavers hold off Manchester

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. — Bluffton University’s men’s basketball team was outscored 32-26 in the second half against Manchester University, but the Beavers held on for a 58-54 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference win on Thursday.
Austin Rohde had a team-high 12 points for Bluffton (8-12, 4-9 HCAC). Billy Taflinger added 11 and Will Pope had 10 points and nine rebounds.
Jon Thompson scored a game-high 18 points for Manchester.

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College Basketball: Royal tosses in 16 in ONU victory

ADA — Dominique Royal dropped 16 points to lead Ohio Northern University over Otterbein 88-74 in an Ohio Athletic Conference men’s basketball game Thursday.
Lucas Pennington and Branden Rushton each added 12 points for Ohio Northern, which improved its record to 11-9 overall and 7-6 in the OAC.
Jake Phillis scored 19 points to lead Otterbein (4-16, 3-10 OAC).
The Polar Bears will travel to New Concord on Saturday to take on Muskingum at 4 p.m. in the second game of a men’s-women’s doubleheader with the Muskies.

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BVC Girls Basketball: Leipsic rallies to top McComb

MCOMB — Leipsic’s bus may have pulled up in front of McComb High School right on time. But the Vikings’ girls varsity basketball team showed up a bit late.
Leipsic scored just six points in the second quarter and trailed McComb 22-15 at the half of Thursday’s Blanchard Valley Conference matchup. It was a whole different team that sprinted out the halftime locker room, however, a team that poured in 28 points in the third quarter, dominated the second half and came away with a 58-41 victory in the final league game of the season.
Amber Gerdeman and Haley Gerten scored 19 points each and Shaylynn Morman added 11 as Leipsic improved to 17-3 overall, 8-1 in the league and finished second in the final BVC standings. Gerten was 9-for-10 from the line and Gerdeman pulled down 11 rebounds to complete her double-double.
Emily Clymer scored 11 points and Brenna Dee 10 for McComb (11-9, 4-5 BVC).

LEIPSIC (17-3, 8-1 BVC)
H. Kreinbrink 1-0–3, Morman 3-4–11, Gerdeman 8-3–19, Nadler 2-0–4, Gerten 4-9–19, Steffan 0-0–0, N. Kreinbrink 0-0–0 TOTALS: 18-55 18-22–58.
mCcOMB (11-9, 4-5 BVC)
Hemminger 1-2–4, Dee 4-0–10, Hammond 1-0–2, Clymer 5-1–11, Herr 2-3–8, Riegel 3-0–6, Buck 0-0–0. TOTALS: 16-50 6-11–41.
Leipsic 9 6 28 15 – 58
McComb 17 5 11 8 – 41
3-Point GOALS: Leipsic 4-13 (H. Kreinbrink, Morman, Gerten 2); McComb 3-15 (Dee 2, Herr).
REBOUNDS: Leipsic 27 (Gerdeman 11, Nadler 6); McComb 2 (Clymer 6, Dee 6, Herr 6).

ARCADIA 56
VANLUE 26
ARCADIA — Courtney Cramer scored 19 points and Molly Glick added 17 Thursday night as Arcadia rolled over Vanlue 56-26 in Blanchard Valley Conference play.
Glick also made five steals and Cramer racked up three assists to help the Redskins improve to 14-4 overall and 7-2 in conference play.
Arcadia held Vanlue (4-16, 0-9) below 10 points in every quarter and took a 36-12 lead into halftime.
At the offensive end, the Redskins shot 47 percent (23 for 48) while committing only seven turnovers.
Rebecca Kirian collected a team-high seven rebounds for the Redskins.
Jackie Kloepfer led the Wildcats with eight points and seven rebounds.
Vanlue (4-16, 0-9 BVC)
Wagner 0-0–0, H. Gerschutz 0-0–0, Kromer 2-0–4, Bonham 3-1–7, Hartman 0-0–0, C. Gerschutz 1-0–2, Clymer 2-0–5, Kloepfer 4-0–8. TOTALS: 12-37 1-5–26.
arcadia (14-4, 7-2 BVC)
M. Mock 0-0–0, Kieffer 0-0–0, Pina 1-0–2, Ball 0-0–0, Glick 7-3–17, Courtney Cramer 8-3–19, Dauterman 3-3–9, Coward 1-1–3, A. Mock 1-0–2, Ward 1-0–2, Ware 1-0–2, Kirian 0-0–0. TOTALS: 23-48 10-15–56.
Vanlue 6 6 9 5 – 26
Arcadia 14 22 12 8 – 56
3-Point GOALS: Vanlue 1-5 (Clymer); Arcadia 0-3.
REBOUNDS: Vanlue 23 (Kloepfer 7), Arcadia 21 (Kirian 7).
TURNOVERS: Vanlue 26; Arcadia 7.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Arcadia, 37-6.

PANDORA-GILBOA 50
CORY-RAWSON 32
PANDORA — Megan Maag tossed in 18 points to power Pandora-Gilboa past Cory-Rawson 50-32 in a BVC play.
Anna Abelovska and Hunter Hermiller also reached double figures as both netted 10 points for the Rockets (11-8, 5-4 BVC).
Kiley Scott led the Hornets (6-12, 1-7) with 16 points. Megan Ritter just missed a double-double as she netted nine points with nine rebounds.

CORY-RAWSON (6-12, 1-7 BVC)
Shoemaker 0-0–0, Scott 6-3–16, M. Burkholder 0-1–1, VonStein 2-0–4, Ritter 3-3–9, Tuttle 1-0–2, Rettig 0-0–0, C. Burkholder 0-0–0, Galvan 0-0″”0, Biery 0-0–0, Holland 0-0–0. TOTALS: 12-36 7-20–32.
PANDORA-GILBOA (11-8, 5-4 BVC)
B. Hovest 0-0-0, McCullough 3-0–7, Hermiller 3-3–10, Dorn 0-0-0, O. Maag 1-0–3, Bri. Hovest 1-0-2, M. Maag 8-2–18, Swary 0-0-0, Watkins 0-0–0, Basinger 0-0–0, Abelovska 5-0–10, Macke 0-0–0. TOTALS: 21 5-10–50.
Pandora-Gilboa 12 15 13 10 – 50
Cory-Rawson 6 9 10 7 – 32
3-Point GOALS: Pandora-Gilboa 3 (McCullough, Hermiller & O. Maag); Cory-Rawson 1 (Scott 1).
rebounds: Cory-Rawson 25 (Ritter 9).
turnovers: Cory-Rawson 13.
VAN BUREN 53
HARDIN NORTHERN 46
VAN BUREN — Van Buren trailed Hardin Northern 32-31 after three quarters, but a 22-14 fourth-quarter advantage helped the Black Knights win 53-46 in a Blanchard Valley Conference girls basketball game Thursday.
Paige Sudlow scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Van Buren (4-15, 3-6 BVC), which had a 21-10 advantage at the free-throw line.
Holly Wilson and Kylee Hooker scored 13 and 12 points, respectively, for Hardin Northern (2-15, 1-7 BVC).

hardin northern (2-15, 1-7 BVC)
Campbell 0-1–1, Curtis 3-0–6, Watts 3-2–8, Madison 3-0–6, Wilson 5-3–13, Hooker 4-4–12. TOTALS: 18-49 10-14–46.
van buren (4-15, 3-6 BVC)
Wise 4-5–13, Endicott 1-0–2, Wymer 1-2–4, Lasley 2-4–9, Sturgill 3-0–6, Hassan 0-4–4, Sudlow 4-5–14, Edler 0-1–1, Cooper 0-0–0, Miller 0-0–0. TOTALS: 15-54 21-32–53.
Hardin Northern 8 16 8 14 – 46
Van Buren 16 11 4 22 – 53
3-Point GOALS: Hardin Northern 0; Van Buren 2 (Lasley & Sudlow 1).
rebounds: Hardin Northern 16 (Wilson 5); Van Buren 26 (Sudlow 8).
turnovers: Hardin Northern 17, Van Buren 10.
junior varsity: Van Buren, 31-19.

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Boys Basketball: Falcons out-Fox Wynford

BUCYRUS — Jimmy Fox dropped 29 points, Lee Holderman added 18, and Riverdale outscored Wynford 31-18 in the fourth quarter to pull away with a 76-61 North Central Conference win on Thursday.
The Falcons (7-10, 4-6 NCC) shot 28 of 53 (53 percent) from the floor, including 10 of 20 (50 percent) from three-point range.
Mason Davis and Jake Glowaski each scored 24 points to lead Wynford (4-12, 2-8 NCC). Glowaski also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.

riverdale (7-10, 4-6 NCC)
Rickle 1-0–2, Pever 3-0–9, Holderman 6-3–18, Snider 1-0–2, Fox 10-5–29, Frey 4-2–10, Loveridge 3-0–6, Pickett 0-0–0, Stewart 0-0–0. TOTALS: 28-53 10-14–76.
wynford (4-12, 2-8 ncc)
Roe 1-1–3, Miller 1-0–2, Pfeiffer 1-0–3, Shutler 1-1–3, Davis 9-4–24, Glowaski 11-2–24, Lear 1-0–2, Teynor 0-0–0, Styles 0-0–0. TOTALS: 25-54 8-15–61.
Riverdale 12 15 18 31 – 76
Wynford 15 16 12 18 – 61
3-Point GOALS: Riverdale 10-20 (Fox 4, Pever & Holderman 3); Wynford 3 (Davis 2, Pfeiffer 1).
rebounds: Riverdale 23 (Loveridge 7); Wynford 26 (Glowaski 7).
turnovers: Riverdale 8, Wynford 14.

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College Basketball: Kahlig, Heagen combine for 56 in rout of ODU

By BRIAN LESTER
STAFF WRITER
Jake Heagen was ready to make a big play and capitalized on the opportunity as he took the in-bounds pass and threw down a dunk early in the first half.
It was the first basket of the night for the University of Findlay junior forward, energizing himself and the crowd of 715, and the start of an impressive performance.
Heagen went on to carve up Ohio Dominican for a career-high 28 points and the Oilers rolled to another big win at home, trouncing the Panthers 91-71 Thursday night at Croy Gymnasium.
How good was Heagen?
He didn’t miss on five shots from beyond the arc and was 10-of-12 overall from the field.
Add in four rebounds, three assists and no turnovers to the stat line and what you have is a stellar effort that helped UF win its third consecutive game and keep pace in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship race.
“It was a real big game and I was fortunate to play well,” Heagen said. “When you play hard, good things happen. I hit some shots and put in a lot of hard work. The most important thing is we were successful as a team.”
Heagen’s dunk put the Oilers (16-4, 12-4 GLIAC) in front 10-7. Moments later, he knocked down a 3-pointer for a 15-10 advantage.
He hit two more treys in the opening half, the last giving the Oilers a 41-26 lead with 4:20 to go. UF went into halftime with a 47-32 lead.
“The dunk got me going and then the three’s started going in,” Heagen said. “When shots fall, you get into a rhythm. My teammates found me open and I made plays.”
Heagen is a tough matchup for opponents because of his slashing ability, but he is often given center stage for because of the emphasis opponents have to put on senior preseason All-American forward Greg Kahlig.
On this night, Kahlig still went off, torching the Panthers for 28 points. He hit back-to-back treys to open the game for a 6-0 lead and also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out five assists. He now has 1,585 points and is 11th on the all-time scoring list.
“Teams fumble around with those matchups every game,” UF head coach Charlie Ernst said. “They have to decide who to put on Jake and who to put on Greg. They are two different players. When Jake shoots that well from the 3-point line, he is really tough to stop.”
The Oilers were 8 of 19 from beyond the arc and shot 57.1 percent (36 of 63) overall from the field. And while the Oilers are a dangerous team from the outside, Ernst wanted his team to scale back on the 3-point attempts in the second half.
“We relied on the 3-point shot too much in the first half, and that is when you get in trouble as a team. The 3-point line can be a fickle friend,” Ernst said. “We have to be balanced as an offense, score off the dribble, get to the line, find different ways to score. We are at our best when we do that.”
The Panthers (5-15, 3-13) tried to hang around and closed the gap to 55-44 when Reece Dils nailed a trey with 15:56 to play.
Heagen responded with a trey of his own before scoring on a strong drive to the basket. Back-to-back layups by John Staley stretched the UF advantage to 65-46 with 11:48 remaining.
ODU shot 41.9 percent (26-of-62) from the field and went 13 of 24 from the line. Jesse Ward led the way as he hit five treys and scored 17 points.
“We didn’t defend the 3-point line very well,” Ernst said. “It’s something we need to address. The last two teams have combined to go 24 of 44 from the 3-point line against us. That isn’t going to get it done.”
Still, any win in the rugged GLIAC is a good win, especially at home at a point in the season where the league title race is heating up. UF entered the night a half game behind Walsh for first place in the South Division.
“All in all, it was a good win,” Ernst said. “Ohio Dominican is playing better. The played hard and it’s tough to beat a team by 20 twice in the same season. I’m happy about that.”
Ernst is also pleased with the effort by his bench, which produced 24 points.
Quaran Jones led the way as he scored a career-high 12 points and grabbed three rebounds. He also tallied a steal in 14 minutes of work.
Jones said he’s put in a lot of time to improve his game. It showed against the Panthers.
“I do what I can with the minutes I get and play my hardest,” Jones said. “I give a lot of credit to coach (Dan) Shardo because he’s worked a lot with me and has critiqued my game to make me a better player.”
UF has only two regular-season home games remaining, the first coming on Saturday in a 3 p.m. game against rival Tiffin (8-12, 4-11).
The Oilers have all the motivation they need for this game as the Dragons earned a stunning 57-55 win at Croy last season.
The loss cut deep as it cost the Oilers home-court advantage in the GLIAC tournament.
Ernst reminded his players twice about the loss Thursday and his players took the words to heart.
“Everyone is going to give you their best shot, and we have a big game against Tiffin,” Heagen said. “We know they will play tough. We have to be ready to step up to the challenge.”

OHIO DOMINICAN (5-15, 3-13 GLIAC)
Weaver 2-4 2-2 7, Dils 2-6 0-0 6, Carr 0-0 0-0 0, Nelson 5-13 2-2 13, Ward 6-10 0-0 17, Dominique 0-0 0-0 0, Decker 1-1 0-0 3, Stennis 3-8 0-0 9, Minch 4-12 2-2 10, Leach 1-3 0-0 2, Kellum 2-5 0-0 4, Cowgill 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 26-62 6-6 –71.
FINDLAY (16-4, 12-4 GLIAC)
Heagen 10-12 3-4 28, Kahlig 10-17 6-7 28, Frilling 2-4 0-0 4, Baity 2-5 0-0 4, Kaufman 1-4 0-0 3, Gardner 1-2 0-0 2, Smith 1-1 …read more

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