Roundup: Bluffton women open HCAC basketball schedule with win


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Allen East’s Grant Whitley drives against Pandora-Gilboa’s Cooper McCullough during Wednesday night’s game at Allen East High School. P-G won the game 68-31. No other information was reported about the game at deadline.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Allen East’s Bradden Crumrine puts up a shot against Pandora-Gilboa’s Ryan Lee during Wednesday night’s game at Allen East High School. P-G won the game 68-31. No other information was reported about the game at deadline.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

RICHMOND, Ind. — The Bluffton women’s basketball team opened Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play with an 84-56 victory Wednesday night against Earlham College.

The Beavers (4-1) had their conference home game last Saturday against Transylvania postponed due to car accident involving the Transylvania team. No one was seriously injured in the accident and the game is now scheduled to be played at 2 p.m. Jan. 2.

Against Earlham (1-5, 1-1 HCAC), Kaycee Rowe had 15 points, nine rebounds and six steals, Macey Sheerer had 15 points, eight rebounds and five steals and Abigail O’Donnell had 10 points.

Ohio Northern 65, Wilmington 44

WILMINGTON — The 15th-ranked Polar Bears improved to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. Tori Wyss (14), Amy Bullimore (13) and Courtney Cramer (10) all scored in double digits. Bullimore also had 10 rebounds.

Siena Heights 60, UNOH 57

LIMA — Siena Heights erased the University of Northwestern Ohio’s 30-27 lead at halftime by outscoring the Racers 33-27 in the last two quarters.

Bath graduate Danielle VanDyne had 12 points, Upper Scioto Valley grad Emily Patton scored 11 and Kierra Billingsley had 11 rebounds for UNOH (4-8, 1-4 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference).

MU-Middletown 81,

OSU Lima/Rhodes St. 56

LIMA — No other information was reported about this game at deadline.

Men’s basketball

Bluffton 81, Earlham 78

BLUFFTON — The host Beavers hung on after Earlham College pulled to within 80-78 with five seconds remaining in the game.

Aaron Rich had 16 points, Kevin Christie scored 14, Bath grad Andrew Renner and and Lincolnview alum Justis Dowdy each had 11 points and Jared Wentling had nine points and 17 rebounds for Bluffton (2-4, 1-1 HCAC). Earlham fell to 2-5 and 0-2 in the conference.

ONU 92, Wilmington 83

ADA — Nate Burger (27), Marion Local grad Ryan Bruns (24), Joey Diorio (18) and Brandon Waugh (16) all scored in double digits for the host Polar Bears (4-2, 2-0 OAC). Bruns also had 14 rebounds and six blocks.

Siena Heights 65, UNOH 63

LIMA — Sadeeq Bello had 12 points for the host Racers (5-7, 1-4 WHAC).

OSU Lima/Rhodes St. 90,

MU-Middletown 87 (OT)

LIMA — No other information was reported about this game at deadline.

Football

ONU, Bluffton

players honored

Ohio Northern linebacker and Wapakoneta graduate Zach Schmerge and running back and Anna alum Christiaan Williams have been named second team All-North Region by D3football.com.

Schmerge is now a three-time All-Region honoree, earning second team honors in 2016 and third team in 2015.

For the fourth straight season, Bluffton has an all-region selection in Isaac Zickafoose. Zickafoose is the third two-time all-region honoree in the past three seasons following 2015 first team selection Ryan Aelker and Ada grad Micah Roberson who was honored in 2015 and 2016. It also marks the fourth straight year that a Bluffton defensive lineman has been named all-region. Zickafoose was named third team All-North Region.

Players who are first or second-team all-conference or independents at full Division III members are eligible for nomination and 1,037 players were nominated this season, a new high. All players nominated for All-Region teams are eligible for selection to the D3football.com All-America team in December. However, the All-America team is made up primarily of players named to the All-Region first or second teams.

High schools

Boys basketball

CONVOY — The start time for the Delphos St. John’s at Crestview junior varsity game Dec. 29 will start at 5:30 p.m. Crestview booster club and All-Ohio recognition will take place immediately after the game with the varisity contest slated to start 15 minutes after the conclusion of the ceremony.

Allen East’s Grant Whitley drives against Pandora-Gilboa’s Cooper McCullough during Wednesday night’s game at Allen East High School. P-G won the game 68-31. No other information was reported about the game at deadline.
http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/12/web1_AE-vs-PG-RP-001.jpgAllen East’s Grant Whitley drives against Pandora-Gilboa’s Cooper McCullough during Wednesday night’s game at Allen East High School. P-G won the game 68-31. No other information was reported about the game at deadline. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Allen East’s Bradden Crumrine puts up a shot against Pandora-Gilboa’s Ryan Lee during Wednesday night’s game at Allen East High School. P-G won the game 68-31. No other information was reported about the game at deadline.
http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/12/web1_AE-vs-PG-RP-002.jpgAllen East’s Bradden Crumrine puts up a shot against Pandora-Gilboa’s Ryan Lee during Wednesday night’s game at Allen East High School. P-G won the game 68-31. No other information was reported about the game at deadline. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
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