VAN BUREN - Leipsic had their offense in high gear Friday night as the Vikings raced past Van Buren 102-62 in Blanchard Valley Conference action.
The win moves the Vikings to 4-1 in the BVC, a game behind BVC leader Liberty-Benton at 5-0. The two teams square off Tuesday in a BVC makeup game at Leipsic. The Vikings are 12-2 on the season, while Van Buren is 3-11 and 2-4.
Leipsic didn't waste any time getting a lead as they raced out to a 31-18 first quarter lead. The Vikings offense scored another 30 points in the second quarter as they had a 61-36 halftime lead.
Devin Mangas led the Vikings with a game high 24 points as he hit 10-of-12 field goal attempts in the game. Zach Kuhlman hit four three-pointers as he finished with 23 points. Austin Brown added 14 points and Caleb Barrera had 10 points. Aric Schroeder dished out seven assists for Leipsic, while Josh Gerten and Mangas both had five assists. Zach Kuhlman had four steals.
Draeton Fasone had 14 points for the Black Knights and Ryan Adolph finished with 10. Ross Adolph had nine points and nine rebounds.
Leipsic won the junior varsity game 37-29.
Miller City 62
Fort Jennings 41
MILLER CITY - Miller City used a big second half Friday night to defeat Fort Jennings 62-41 in Putnam County League action.
The Wildcats had a 31-27 halftime lead before Miller City outscored the Musketeers 31-14 in the second half. A 19-6 run in the fourth quarter sealed the Wildcats win.
Ross Kaufman paced the Wildcats with 21 points and four assists, while Adam Drummelsmith had 11 points. Austin Lammers pulled down seven rebounds for Miller City and Cory Heuerman had eight steals.
Connor Wallenhorst led the Musketeers with 13 points and Brandon Kohli had 10 points. Kurt Warnecke had six rebounds, three steals and three assists.
Miller City won the junior varsity game 37-15.
Columbus Grove 57
Allen East 43
COLUMBUS GROVE - Will Vorhees had a big night for Columbus Grove as the Bulldogs topped Allen East 57-43 in Northwest Conference action.
Vorhees had a double-double for the Bulldogs (3-2, 9-5) as he scored 30 points and ripped down 13 rebounds while coming up with a team high three steals. Collin Grothaus had nine points for Grove and four assists, while Brady Shafer had eight points, five rebounds and two steals.
Columbus Grove had a 23-21 halftime lead before outscoring the Mustangs 16-8 in the third quarter. An 18-14 run in the fourth quarter by the Bulldogs sealed the win.
Tanner Richardson had 16 points for the Mustangs and Tyler Friesner had 10 points, which included a pair of three-pointers.
Columbus Grove won the junior varsity game 52-29.