KALIDA — Continental jumped out to an early lead Friday night on their way to a 47-41 Putnam County League win over Kalida.

The Pirates grabbed a 16-9 first quarter lead and were up 21-16 at halftime. Continental regained those two points lost in the second quarter in the third quarter with a 10-8 scoring margin before the Wildcats finished the game with a 17-16 scoring advantage.

Wade Stauufer led the Pirates (7-12) with 14 points and Gabe Williams added 13.

Randy Zeller led the Wildcats with 13 points, while Joe Gerdeman and Devin Kortokrax both had nine points.

Kalida won the junior varsity game 48-11.

Columbus Grove 53

Ada 36

ADA — Columbus Grove held Ada to 11 second half points Friday night as the Bulldogs claimed a 53-36 Northwest Conference win.

Ada had a 25-22 halftime lead after outscoring Grove 15-11 in the opening quarter. Columbus Grove turned the game around in the third quarter with a 16-7 scoring margin, then finished the game with a 15-4 scoring run.

Logan Diller led Grove (5-2, 13-7) with 20 points and Jace Darbyshire had 13 points. Tanner Neu finished with 10 points.

Grant McBride had 10 points for Ada (0-7, 5-13) and Blake Willeke added nine points.

Columbus Grove won the junior varsity game 58-38.

St. Marys 67

Ottawa-Glandorf 67

ST. MARYS — St. Marys held off a fourth quarter charge by Ottawa-Glandorf Friday night to post a surprising 67-59 Western Buckeye League win.

The Roughriders (9-10) took a 46-40 lead to the final quarter but saw the Titans quickly tie the game at 46-46. O-G was unable to get the lead as St. Marys took a six point lead with an 8-2 run, The Titans pulled within 54-53 on a Noah Bramlage three point play and an Alex Schroeder basket before the Roughriders used a 7-0 run for an eight point lead.

Bramlage made it a five point game with a three-pointer before the Roughriders went on a 6-0 run for an 11 point lead at 67-56. St. Marys hit 11-of-12 free throws in the final quarter, including their final 10 chances of the game.

Nathan Wilker had 19 points to lead the Roughriders.

Bramlage led the Titans (12-8) with a game high 20 points and Schroeder finished with 13. Tyler Zender finished with 11 point for O-G.

O-G won the junior varsity game 66-54.

Liberty-Benton 83

Leipsic 30

FINDLAY — Liberty-Benton picked up a Blanchard Valley Conference win Friday night with an 83-30 decision over Leipsic.

Defense was key for the Eagles as they allowed the Vikings 15 points in each half. Liberty-Benton had a 51-15 halftime lead on their way to the win.

Ryan Geise led the Eagles with 25 points as he had seven three-pointers. John Darnall added 15 points and  Zach Garver had 10.