LEIPSIC — Leipsic jumped out to an early lead Friday night and
continued to build on it as the Vikings topped Fort Jennings 69-52 in
Putnam County League action.
The Vikings grabbed a 22-15 first quarter lead and were up 40-29 at halftime. Leipsic continued to pull away in the second half.
Brown had a double-double for the Vikings with 15 points and 10
rebounds. Matt Schroeder added 15 points, while Zach Kuhlman had 11
points and Gavin Cupp 10. Kuhlman also had seven rebounds for Leipsic.
Connor Wallenhorst led the Musketeers and all scorers with 17 points. Nick Von Sossan finished with 10 points.
PANDORA — Continental built a first half lead on their way to a 50-29 Putnam County League win over Pandora-Gilboa.
The Pirates led 9-2 after the opening quarter and were up 25-7 at halftime.
Rue led the Pirates (10-12) with 11 points and seven steals. Gabe
Williams and Wade Stauffer both had eight points for Continental.
Seth Schmenk, Alex Osborn, Jared Tousley and Colin Fenstermaker all had six points for the Rockets.
P-G won the junior varsity game 30-22.
SHERWOOD — Kalida held Fairview to 14 points in the first half Friday night as the Wildcats claimed a 74-32 non-league win.
The Wildcats closed out the regular season strong as they jumped out to a 21-7 first quarter lead, then put the game away in the second quarter with a 22-7 second quarter scoring margin. Kalida held Fairview to single digits in three of the four quarters, while Kalida scored more than 20 points in each of the first three quarters.
Cole Miller had 15 points to lead the Wildcats, while Devin Kortokrax chipped in with 14 points. Luke Langhals added 13 points and Randy Zeller had 11 points and eight rebounds.
Kalida won the junior varsity game 54-24.
Wayne Trace 68
— Ottoville put together a fourth quarter charge against Wayne Tarce
only to come up short in a 68-62 non-league loss at the L.W. Heckman
The Big Green trailed the Raiders 52-37 heading into
the fourth quarter, but out together a 25-16 fourth quarter scoring run
only to fall short of a complete comeback. Brandt Landin had 12 points
in the final quarter for Ottoville, while Luke Schimmoeller added seven
points. Ethan Linder had nine points in the final quarter for the
Wayne Trace jumped out to a quick lead Friday night
outscoring the Big Green 22-11 as Colby Spiece had nine points in the
opening quarter, all on three-pointers. The Raiders hit five
three-pointers in the opening quarter.
The Raiders added to their lead with a 16-13 second quarter scoring run.
Linder led the Raiders with 28 points and Speice added 15 points.
Landin led the Big Green with 21 points and Schimmoeller added 20 points. Kyle Bendele finished with 13 points for Ottoville.
Wayne Trace won the junior varsity game 56-27.
Columbus Grove 48
CONVOY — Crestview completed an undefeated run through the Northwest Conference Friday night. But it wasn't easy.
Columbus Grove gave the number one ranked and unbeaten Knights all they could handle before falling 55-48 in overtime. The Knights moved to 8-0 in the conference and 22-0 overall, while the Bulldogs dropped to 5-3 in the NWC and 13-8 overall.
Columbus Grove trailed by six points late in the fourth quarter before outscoring the Knights to tie the game at 42-42. The Bulldogs had a chance to win the game as they played for the last shot only to see it miss. The Knights grabbed the rebound and had a chance to win the game only to see a long three-pointer glance off the rim.
In overtime, the Knights scored the first seven points of the extra session before Grove went on a late 6-0 run to pull within a point. After the Knights went back up two points on a free throw. The Bulldogs had an opportunity to tie the game, but had a shot blocked down low. The Knights got the ball back and sank two free throws to ice the game. The final Crestview points came on a late three-pointer after both coaches had removed their starters.
Will Vorhees had 22 points to lead the Bulldogs.