OTTAWA — Miller City used a big edge at the free throw line to defeat Kalida 52-44 in a Division IV sectional final at Ottawa-Glandorf Friday night.

The win pushes the Wildcats to the Division IV district semi-finals at Elida Tuesday night at 8 p.m. against Delphos St. John's.

Miller City connected on 19-of-32 free throws in the contest, while Kalida went to the charity stripe just 11 times, making five. Adam Niese hit eight free throws for the Wildcays and Jacob Gerten seven.

Kalida had a 10-9 lead after the opening quarter before Miller City used an 11-7 run in the second quarter for a 20-17 halftime lead. Miller City was still up three points after three quarters before they went on a 19-14 run in the fourth quarter for the win.

Gerten, Cory Heuerman and Adam Drummelsmith all had 11 points for Miller City. Niese added 10 points and had five rebounds.

Devin Kortokrax led Kalida with 13 points and seven rebounds. Randy Zeller had 10 points and 1o rebounds for the Wildcats.

Kalida was 16-of-43 shooting in the game as they hit 7-of-26 three-point attempts. Miller City was 14-of-33 shooting as they were 5-of-19 from three-point range.

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Kalida 16-43 5-11 44: Adam Langhals 2-1-6; Austin Swift 0-0-0; Luke Langhals 3-0-9; Devin Kortokrax 5-2-13; Randy Zeller 3-2-10; Trent Gerding 1-0-2; Logan Roebke 0-0-0; Cole Miller 0-0-0; Joe Gerdeman 2-0-4.

Miller City 14-33 19-32 52: Mick Lammers 0-2-2; Jackson Lammers 3-0-7; Jacob Gerten 2-7-11; Cory Heuerman 5-0-11; Adam Drummelsmith 3-2-11; Adam Niese 1-8-10.

Kalida 10 7 13 14 - 44

Miller City 9 11 13 19 - 52

Three-point goals: Kalida 7-26 (L. Langhals 3, Zeller 2, A. Langhals, Kortokrax 1); Miller City 5-19 (Drummelsmith 3, Heuerman 1, J. Lammers 1).

Rebounds: Kalida 27 (Zeller 10); Miller City 22 (Niese 5).

Turnovers: Kalida 16, Miller City 7.

Columbus Grove 55

Leipsic 33

OTTAWA — Columbus Grove bolted out to a big lead early Friday night in defeating Leipsic 55-33 in a Division IV sectional final at Ottawa-Glandorf.

The win advances the Bulldogs to the Division IV district semi-finals at Elida Tuesday night to face Crestview at 6:15 p.m.

The Bulldogs wasted little time in getting a big lead as they outscored the Vikings 19-1 in the first quarter. Columbus Grove added to its lead with a slim 16-15 second quarter scoring advantage for a 35-16 halftime lead. The Vikings outscored Grove 11-8 in the third quarter before Grove closed out the game with a 12-6 fourth quarter scoring advantage.

Jace Darbyshire had 18 points for Grove, while Will Vorhees had 16 points and eight rebounds. Logan Diller had nine points for the Bulldogs and Riley Brubaker pulled down eight rebounds.

Zach Kuhlman led the Vikings with 16 pointsand five rebounds.

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Columbus Grove 19-37 15-17 55: Colin Grothaus 0-0-0; Jace Darbyshire 4-9-18; Riley Brubaker 3-0-7; Baily Clement 1-0-2; Joey Warnecke 1-1-3; Elisha Jones 0-0-0; Logan Diller 3-3-9; Noah Kohls 0-0-0; Tanner Neu 0-0-0; Will Vorhees 7-2-16.

Leipsic 11-43 8-19 33: Gavin Cupp 1-0-2; Matt Schroeder 3-1-8; Neil Haselman 0-0-0; Ross Mangas 0-0-0; Jordan Brown 1-4-6; Zach Kuhlman 6-2-16; Ross Schroeder 0-0-0; Oscar Lopez 0-1-1.

Columbus Grove 19 16 8 12 - 55

Leipsic 1 15 11 6 - 33

Three-point goals: Columbus Grove 2-7 (Darbyshire, Brubaker); Leipsic 3-11 (Kuhlman 2, M. Schroeder).

Rebounds: Columbus Grove 32 (Brubaker 8, Vorhees 8); Leipsic 20 (Kuhlman 5).

Turnovers: Columbus Grove 17, Leipsic 14.

Crestview 69

Fort Jennings 29

VAN WERT — Crestview took control of their Division IV sectional final game with Fort Jennings right away.

The top ranked Knights had a 20 plus point lead after one quarter on their way to a 69-29 win over the Musketeers at Van Wert High School.

The win advances the Knights to the Division IV district semi-finals at Elida Tuesday night against Northwest Conference foe Columbus Grove at 6:15 p.m.

Crestview didn't waste any time in taking control of this matchup outscoring the Musketeers 26-4 in the first quarter. Damian Helm had a big opening quarter for the Knights with 11 points and Mitchell Rickard had six on a pair of three-pointers. The Knight defense held the Musketeers without a point for nearly half the quarter until Mark Metzger scored.

Crestview continued to build its lead with a 15-9 second quarter scoring run for a 41-13 lead.

Helm led the Knights with 20 points and Rickard had 12 points.

Austin Kehres had seven points for the Musketeers.

 

Delphos St. John's 52

Ottoville 41

 

VAN WERT — Delphos St. John's used a big second half Friday night to rally for a 52-41 Division IV sectional final win over Ottoville.

The win sends the Blue Jays to the Division IV district semi-finals at Elida Tuesday against Miller City at 8 p.m.

Ottoville had a slim 20-19 halftime lead on the Blue Jays. St. John's turned the game around in the third quarter with a 11-5 scoring advantage for a 30-25 lead before closing out the game with a 22-16 fourth quarter scoring run.

St. John’s used a balanced scoring attack led by Tyler Conley with 12 points while Andy Grothouse and Evan Hays added 11 and 10 points respectively.

Brandt Landin had 18 points for the Big Green and Luke Schimmoeller had 14.

Wayne Trace 58

Continental 40

PAULDING — Wayne Trace had trouble shaking an upstart Continental squad Friday in a Division IV sectional final at Paulding.

The Raiders led from the start, but was unable to pull away from the Pirates until the fourth quarter. Using a scoring advantage in the final quarter the Raiders pulled away from the Pirates for a 58-40 win.

Wayne Trace had a 34-25 lead going to the fourth quarter before the Raiders used a 24-15 fourth quarter scoring edge for the win.

Wade Stauffer had 14 points and five rebounds for the Pirates (11-13), while Jacob Williams had nine points and four rebounds.

Devin Wenzlick led the Raiders (20-3) with 14 points and David Sinn added 10. Wenzlick pulled down eight rebounds for the Raiders.