ELIDA — The host Bulldogs moved to 5-0 on the season with a 60-44 Western Buckeye League boys high school basketball victory Friday night against Bath.
Elida saw its 14-12 first-quarter advantage grow to 31-21 by halftime and then 45-28 at the end of the third period.
Issac McAdams (17), Daniel Unruh (16) and Dante Johnson (15) all scored in double digits for the Bulldogs (1-0 WBL). Chad Frey had 17 points and Harrison Gough scored 14 for the Wildcats (2-3, 0-1 WBL).
Ottawa-Glandorf 64, St. Marys 50
ST. MARYS — The Titans outscored the Roughriders 31-8 in the fourth-quarter for the WBL victory. Owen Hiegel had 28 points and Jake Dible scored 12 for O-G. Drew Jacobs had 14 points and Max Mielke scored 11 for St. Marys.
Delphos St. John’s 48, Fort Recovery 45
FORT RECOVERY — The Blue Jays outscored the Indians 24-16 in the fourth quarter for the Midwest Athletic Conference victory. Jared Wurst had 20 points for DSJ and Payton Jutte scored 26 for Fort Recovery.
Pandora-Gilboa 68, Riverdale 23
MT. BLANCHARD — P-G held a 24-2 lead at the end of the first quarter. Drew Johnson had 23 points and Jared Breece scored 11 for Pandora-Gilboa.
Ottoville 65, Fort Jennings 57
OTTOVILLE — The host Big Green held a 32-21 halftime lead. Ottoville’s Logan Kemper (22), Nick Moorman (14), Ryan Suever (11) and Zane Martin (11) and Fort Jennings’ Ian Finn (12), Cole Horstman (12), Brandon Wehri (12) and Luke Trentman (11) all scored in double digits.
Shawnee 57, Defiance 46
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — The host Indians rebounded from a 17-10 first-quarter deficit to pull within 26-25 at halftime and then held a 42-40 advantage heading into the final period of the WBL opener for both squads.
John Caprella had 14 points and Sheridan O’Neal scored 10 for Shawnee (2-2).
Crestview 43, Bluffton 25
BLUFFTON — Crestview held an 8-0 advantage at the end of the first quarter and held a 19-7 lead at halftime. Kalen Etzler had 17 points and Jace Vining scored nine for the visiting Knights (2-1). Dakota Bricker had 12 points and Kaleb Jefferson scored seven for the Pirates (1-2).
Paulding 53, Columbus Grove 50
PAULDING — The host Panthers held a 44-38 advantage heading into the fourth quarter of the NWC opener for each team. Marcus Miller, Fletcher Cook and Logan Bradford each had 13 points for Paulding. Blake Reynolds scored 24 for Grove.
Kalida 48, Holgate 21
KALIDA — Trevor Lambert had 11 points and Owen Recker scored nine for the host Wildcats.
Lincolnview 46, Spencerville 40
MIDDLE POINT — Chayten Overholt had 16 points and Caden Ringwald scored 15 for Lincolnview. Drew Armstead had 14 points and Ben Dues scored 11 for Spencerville.
Ada 40, Allen East 32
ADA — The host Bulldogs build a 15-5 lead by the end of the first quarter. Ada’s Cade Mullins (14) and Connor Frazier (13) and Allen East’s Brady Harris (13) and Devin Reed (12) all scored in double digits.
Kenton 55, Celina 50
KENTON — The host Wildcats outscored the Bulldogs 33-7 in the second half for the WBL victory. Kenton’s Jaron Sharp (25) and Landon Rush (10) and Celina’s Brett Schwieterman (16) and Kole Murlin (13) each scored in double digits.
New Knoxville 65, Parkway 47
NEW KNOXVILLE — The host Rangers’ Nathan Tinnerman (28) and Ben Lammers (14) and the Panthers’ Logan Huff (13) each scored in double digits.
Upper Scioto Valley 73, Hardin Northern 21
MCGUFFEY — Wyatt Daniels (10), Quinn Sanders (18) and Dylan Thompson (11) each scored in double digits for USV. Owen Wetherill had five points for Hardin Northern.
Versailles 55, New Bremen 51
NEW BREMEN — Avery Powers had 17 points and Nolan Bornhorst scored 12 for the host Cardinals, who trailed 40-27 heading into the final period.
Perry 70, Waynesfield-Goshen 56; Fairview 46, Continental 28; North Baltimore 51, Leipsic 45; Cory-Rawson 40, Liberty-Benton 39.
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