MILLER CITY - Miller City jumped out to a quick lead Friday night as the Wildcats defeated Ayersville 64-43 in non-league action

.The Wildcats (2-0) jumped out to a 15-7 first quarter lead and pushed that to 34-20 at the half.

Ross Kaufman led the Wildcats with 16 points, while Austin Lammers had 13 points and Adam Drummelsmith finished with 10 points. Ross Vennekotter pulled down seven rebounds for Miller City and Cory Heuerman came up with five steals.

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Ayersville 18-45 5-19 43: Lawson 2-0-4; Martin 2-0-4; Rosok 2-1-5; Lamb 2-2-7; Retcher 2-0-4; Bauman 3-0-7; Zimmerman 1-1-3; Smith 4-1-9.

Miller City 24-59 11-19 64: R. Niese 1-0-3; Heuerman 4-0-9; Drummelsmith 4-1-10; A. Niese 1-0-2; Kaufman 6-4-16; Lammers 4-3-13; Vennekotter 3-1-7; Alexander 1-2-4.

Ayersville 7 13 12 11 - 43

Miller City 15 19 16 14 - 64

Junior Varsity: Miller City 36-31.

Three-point goals: Ayersville 2-13 (LAmb 1, Bauman 1); Miller City 5-15 (Lammers 2, R. Niese 1, Heuerman 1, Drummelsmith 1).

Rebounds: Ayersville 24 (Smith 7); Miller City 25 (Vennekotter 7).

Turnovers: Ayersville 26, Miller City 15.

Continental 43

Hicksville 28

CONTINENTAL - Continental's defense was strong in the first and third quarters as the Pirates claimed a 43-28 non-league win over Hicksville Friday night.

The Pirates (2-1) held the Aces to two points in each of the first and third quarters. Hicksville outscored the Pirates 14-7 in the second quarter before the Pirates third quarter defense put them back in control of the contest.

Justin Halliwill led the Pirates with 16 points and Chaz Slattman had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Tyler Rue had nine rebounds and three steals.

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Hicksville 12-42 0-4 28: Walters 1-0-2; Crall 0-0-0; Giesige 4-0-10; Klima 1-0-2; Yoder 5-0-12; Sholl 1-0-2.

Continental 14-33 13-24 43: Dockery 0-2-2; Halliwill 5-4-16; Schwarzman 1-2-4; Slattman 5-5-15; Rue 2-0-4; Vogt 0-0-0; Prowant 0-0-0; Williams 0-0-0; Bradford 0-0-0; Schmidt 1-0-2.

Hicksville 2 14 2 10 - 28

Continental 13 7 13 10 - 43

Junior Varsity: Continental 40-22.

Three-point goals: Hicksville 4-20 (Giesige 2, Yoder 2); Continental 2-10 (Halliwill 2).

Rebounds: Hicksville 20; Continental 30 (Slattman 10, Rue 9).

Turnovers: Continental 15, Hicksville 13.