TOLEDO — The Ohio high school boys basketball season got underway throughout Northwest Ohio on Friday night as Anthony Wayne outscored Lima Senior 21-13 in the second quarter on their way to a season-opening 68-60 victory over the Spartans.
Jamir Simpson led a trio of Spartans (0-1) in double digits with 16, while Josiah Fulcher added 14 and Kahlil Luster added 10.
Kenton 78, Indian Lake 48
LEWISTOWN — Jaron Sharp’s 28 points led Kenton to a triumph over Indian Lake.
Jacob Eversole chipped in 15 for the Wildcats (1-0) and Jayden Cornell added 10. Kenton blew the game open with a 46-25 spread in the middle two quarters and also netted 12 3-point field goals to four for Indian Lake.
Delphos Jefferson 31
DELPHOS — Wapakoneta doubled up Jefferson 17-8 in the opening period.
Adam Scott’s 27 led the Redskins (1-0) and Aaron Good tacked on 12.
Hunter Mericle’s was high scorer for the Wildcats (0-1) with 13 and Wayne Nader added eight.
Hardin Northern 27
BASCOM — Host Hopewell-Loudon dominated Hardin Northern in its own season-opening Tipoff Classic.
Lance Good led the Polar Bears (0-1) with nine points and Hunter Joliff, Owen Wetherill and Luke Wilson added four points each.
Ridgemont 59, Ada 50
RIDGEMONT — Freshman Mason Stuck scored 25 points to lead Ridgemont over Ada.
Stuck, a 6-4 forward, netted five 3-point field goals in his outburst and received 19 points from Landon Newland to lead the way for Ridgemont (1-0).
Three players scored in double digits for the Bulldogs (0-1): Connor Fraizer led the way with 15 points, while Phillip Coulson added 14 and Brandon Hull 11.
Paulding 49, Continental 46
CONTINENTAL — Paulding rallied with a 15-9 fourth period spread to down Continental.
Jaret Miller topped the Panthers (1-0) with a total of 26 points and Carson Shull added 11.
Gavin Huff topped the Pirates (0-1) with 15 points, while Mitchell Coleman chipped in 14 and Taron Butler 10. Butler added 10 rebounds.
Arlington 59, Fort Jennings 41
FORT JENNINGS — Three players scored seven points apiece for the host Musketeers (0-1): Evan Hoersten, Simon Smith and Nick Trentman. The Musketeers shot 32 percent from the field (14-of-43)
Bluffton 50, Leipsic 31
LEIPSIC — Jared Piercefield led the way with 17 points as Bluffton knocked off Leipsic.
Baylor Garmatter tacked on 11 points for the Pirates (1-0), who shot 19-of-40 from the field and forced 22 turnovers.
Cole Rieman and Dylan Schroeder countered with 11 points each for the Vikings (0-1), who canned 13-of-47 from the floor.
Tinora 45, Miller City 34
MILLER CITY — After falling behind by two points after the first period, Tinora steadily rallied by Miller City in the Hopewell-Loudon Tipoff Classic.
Nick Gable’s 11 points led the host Wildcats (0-1) and Luke Lammers had eight. The Wildcats shot 13-of-42 from the field.
Allen East 71, Vanlue 34
HARROD — Allen East got off to a quick start with an 18-11 lead after one period and proceeded to rout Vanlue.
Mason Doctson led the balanced Mustangs (1-0) with 12 points and Bradden Crumrine added 11.
St. Henry 65, Spencerville 31
SPENCERVILLE — Caden Niekamp’s 21 led the Redskins (1-0), while Ethan Thieman added 13 and Ben Evers 10. The Redskins dominated the backboards 45-18 as Niekamp led with 11 and they shot 25-of-59 from the field (42 percent).
Jackson Goecke led the Bearcats (0-1) with 11 points and Peyton Brown tossed in seven. The Bearcats shot 11-of-44 from the floor (25 percent).
Minster 73, Houston 48
HOUSTON — Mike Ketner had 26 points and Jacob Salazar and Jarod Schulze scored 12 each for the visiting Wildcats.
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