CELINA — Sheridan O’Neal hit the game-winning basket with 1.9 seconds remaining as Shawnee defeated Celina 51-50 in boys high school basketball Friday night.
O’Neal finished with 14 points. Tyler Moore had 19 points also for Shawnee (15-7, 6-3 Western Buckeye League). Kole Murlin had 17 points and Kyle Flaute scored 11 for the host Bulldogs (5-17, 3-6 WBL).
Pandora-Gilboa 90, Cory-Rawson 42
RAWSON — Drew Johnson had 26 points and Jared Breece scored 19 for P-G (21-1), which finished 11-0 in the Blanchard Valley Conference. Eric Ritter had 14 points and Kyle Schultz scored eight for C-R (9-12, 4-7 BVC).
Delphos St. John’s 61,
DELPHOS — Connor Hulihan (17), Richard Cocuzza (14) and Jared Wurst (12) each scored in double digits for DSJ (14-7). Caleb Olds had 11 points for Continental (1-21).
Kenton 62, Bath 57
BATH TOWNSHIP — Jaron Sharp (27), Landon Rush (19) and Jayden Cornell (13) each scored in double digits for Kenton (14-8, 3-6 WBL). Harrison Gough had 16 points and Devon Kinyon scored 14 for Bath (8-14, 2-7 WBL).
Temple Christian 74,
Monclova Christian 48
LIMA — Brody Bowman had 34 points and four assists, Noah Howell scored 20 and had eight rebounds and Dakota Clay had eight points and 11 rebounds for Temple Christian (12-10).
Paulding 57, Spencerville 36
SPENCERVILLE — Carson Shull and Ethan Rhonehouse each had 12 points and Fletcher Cook scored 10 for Paulding (11-11, 5-3 Northwest Conference). Dalton Prichard scored 12 for Spencerville (2-19, 1-7 NWC).
Bluffton 60, Ada 30
BLUFFTON — Jared Piercefield (20), Mason Soper (14) and Kaleb Jefferson (11) each scored in double digits for Bluffton (10-12, 4-4 NWC). Seven Williams scored six for Ada (4-18, 2-6 NWC).
Marion Local 57, Coldwater 43
MARIA STEIN — The Flyers (18-4) finished 9-0 in Midwest Athletic Conference. Tyler Mescher (17), Nathan Bruns (16) and Tyler Prenger (11) each scored in double digits for Marion Local. Cole Frilling had 16 points for the Cavaliers (11-11, 3-6 MAC).
Delphos Jefferson 61, Allen East 37
HARROD — The visiting Wildcats moved to 8-14 overall and 4-4 in the NWC while closed the regular season 4-18 (0-8 NWC).
Fort Jennings 59, Leipsic 42
FORT JENNINGS — Brandon Wehri (16), Erik Klausing (15) and Cole Horstman (10) each scored in double digits for the host Musketeers (15-7, 4-3 Putnam County League). Alec Schroeder had eight points and Cole Rieman scored seven for the Vikings (7-14, 1-6 PCL).
Minster 48, Parkway 37
ROCKFORD — Isaac Schmiesing had 17 points and Mike Ketner scored 14 for Minster (14-7, 6-3 MAC). Caleb Kinney (17), Preston Stober (16) and jack Wehe (10) each scored in double digits for Parkway (9-13, 0-9 MAC).
St. Henry 51, New Bremen 39
ST. HENRY — Tyler Schlarman had 12 points and Zach Niekamp scored 10 for the host Redskins (19-3, 8-1 MAC). Nolan Bornhorst had 14 points and Luke Vonderhaar scored nine for the Cardinals (9-13, 3-6 MAC).
Fort Recovery 55, New Knoxville 41
FORT RECOVERY — Grant Knapke had 19 points and Trevor Vaughn scored 14 for the host Indians (-9, 3-6 MAC).
Caleb Lageman had 14 points and Jared Osborne scored 11 for the Rangers (6-16, 1-8 MAC).
Lincolnview 84, Perry 70
MIDDLE POINT — Zane Miller (25), Tristen Miller (19), Caden Ringwald (19) and Chayten Overholt (10) each scored in double digits for Lincolnview (15-7). Logan Dray and Jamal Whiteside each had 13 points and Chazz Jackson scored 12 for Perry (13-8).
Ottoville 61, Wayne Trace 56
OTTOVILLE — Logan Kemper (14), Ryan Suever (12) and Josh Thorbahn (10) each scored in double digits for the host Big Green (16-5).
Hicksville 74, Miller City 71
MILLER CITY — Hicksville moved to 17-5 and Miller City fell to 13-9.
Kalida 45, Fairview 22
SHERWOOD — The Wildcats improved to 16-6 while Fairview dropped to 7-15.
TOLEDO — Lima Senior’s freshmen, JV and varsity games Friday were postponed due to a threat made against Whitmer High School where the contests were scheduled to be played. The games have been moved to Monday with the freshmen and JV contests scheduled to be played at different gyms at 4:30 p.m and the varsity encounter at 6 p.m.
D-II state championships
CANTON — The Celina girls finished 14th in the team competition with the Bulldogs’ Claire Gass finishing sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Wapakoneta was the top area team in the boys standings, finishing 23rd. Celina’s Keaton McMurray was sixth in the 50
freestyle and seventh in the 100 backstroke.
Division II district
ROSSFORD — Eastwood (4,072), St. Henry (4,017) and St. Marys (3,971) advanced to state in the boys competition. Napoleon’s Evan Horner (676 series) and Coldwater’s Caden Seitz (652) and Evan Diller (613) advanced as individuals.
On Thursday in the girls district, Coldwater (3,664), St. Marys (3,648) and Bryan advanced as did Bath’s Bryana Twining (585 series), Van Wert’s Lorrie Decker (578) and Perkins’ Gloria Plue (564).
LIMA — Coldwater (72.5 points) lead after the first day at Lima Central Catholic followed by Ottawa-Glandorf (69), Allen East (54), Parkway (48), Wayne Trace (38), Bluffton and Columbus Grove (36 each), Delphos St. John’s (35), Spencerville (27), Cory-Rawson (25.5), Ada (23), LCC (20), Delphos Jefferson (10) and Lincolnview (2).
Transylvania 57, Bluffton 42
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Bluffton University took to the road to compete in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals against Transylvania University at Rose-Hulman. However, struggles from the field (16-of-62) haunted the Beavers for most of the contest, ending the 2017-18 campaign.
The second quarter was not kind to Bluffton as the Beavers were held scoreless for all 10 minutes en route to a 24-8 deficit at the break.
The struggles from the floor lingered into the second half as the Beavers couldn’t score until Macey Sheerer rolled in a layup at the 6:55 mark, making the score 28-10. The teams traded buckets for the next couple minutes, but the Pioneers opened a 22-point advantage following a 3-point shot by Shelby Boyle. Bluffton answered with a triple by TJ Mills that made it 38-19 entering the final quarter.
The Beavers were unable to gain any traction on Transylvania as the two teams went back-and-forth until there was 2:50 left in regulation. Bluffton finally went on a 10-3 run to close out the contest.
Mills was the lone Beaver in double-digits as the sophomore guard scored 11 points that went along with a career-high seven rebounds and three assists. She knocked down a career-high three triples. Senior Kaycee Rowe, an Allen East graduate, would close out her career for the Beavers collecting eight points and snagging six boards. Macey Sheerer also ended her time at Bluffton with a six-point, eight-rebound outing.
It was a rough night for the Bluffton crew as they only managed to connect on 16-of-62 (25.8 percent) from the field, including 3-of-32 (9.4 percent) in the first half, while Transylvania went 22-of-52 (42.3 percent). The Pioneers could not miss from behind the arc, drilling 12 threes compared to the five for the Beavers. Transylvania won the battle of the boards (44-35), but the Beavers’ tenacious defense forced 18 Pioneer turnovers while Bluffton committed just nine.
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