LIMA — The Lima Central Catholic boys and girls swim team combined to finish second at Saturday’s Thunderbird Invitational.
Portsmouth Notre Dame had the top combined total of 731.5 followed by the T-Birds (420.5), Marion Harding (353) and Lehman Catholic (322).
Notre Dame had the top girls team total of 349 followed by LCC (330), Lehman Catholic (258) and Marion Harding (214). Notre Dame also had the high boys total of 382.5 followed by Marion Harding (139), LCC (90.5) and Lehman Catholic (64).
LCC’s Madison Gendreau won the girls 1oo freestyle and 100 backstroke. Cassie Rose (200 freestyle), Anna Janowski (500 freestyle) and Lauren Mayers (100 breaststroke) also won individual events for the Thunderbirds. Mayers, Rose, Janowski and Gendreau combined to win the 200 medley and freestyle relays.
LCC’s Zac Patterson won the boys 200 freestyle.
RAWSON — Liberty-Benton won the team title going 5-0 in the dual matches followed by Columbus Grove (4-1), Cory-Rawson (3-2), Delphos Jefferson (2-3), Lima Senior (1-4) and Ada (0-5).
Nick Wolverton (106 pounds) Caleb Langhals (120), Dylan Sargeant (220) and Jeff Meyer (285) each went 5-0 for Grove as did Aaron Bowsher (132) for Lima Senior and Taylor Thompson (152) for Jefferson.
COLDWATER — Adams Central was the team winner with a 5-0 dual record followed by Elida (3-2), St. Marys (3-2), Coldwater (2-3), Milton Union (2-3) and Preble Shawnee (0-5).
Elida’s Connor Douglass, Lawrence Slygh and Brock Lyons and St. Marys’ Tyler Hisey, Trevor Hisey, Clayton Drummond and Noah Vogel were among those who went unbeaten on the day.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Bluffton led 60-53 with just over four minutes to play but only scored two points the rest of the way. Bluffton stands 4-2 overall and 0-1 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Andrew Renner (Bath) led the way for the Beavers, dropping in 18 points on 7-of-16 from the field, including 4-of-7 from behind the arc. He also pulled down a game-high eight rebounds. Aaron Rich finished with 13 points and pulled down six rebounds. Isaiah Taylor (Yellow Springs) went for eight points and eight rebounds, while Dezman Brown (chipped in with seven points and seven boards. Jameel Cosby added 11 points for the Beavers.
Mount Union 80,
Ohio Northern 70
ADA — ONU opened the Ohio Athletic Conference portion of its schedule with a loss at the ONU Sports Center Saturday afternoon.
The Polar Bears are 3-3 overall and the Purple Raiders improved to 6-1.
Austin Allemeier (Elida) was 5-of-7 from 3-point range en route to a 15-point, four-rebound, and three-assist performance to lead ONU.
Ryan Bruns (Marion Local) had his 19th career double-double with 16 points, 11 rebounds and three steals while senior Daniel Donner had 10 points and seven rebounds.
Rochester 99, UNOH 65
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. — The University of Northwestern could not overcome Rochester shooting 65 percent in the first half as the Warriors went on to a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference decision Wednesday night at Garth Pleasant Arena.
Zach Montes led UNOH (2-7, 0-4 WHAC) with a near double-double of 18 points and nine rebounds while Oslbey Mercer had 13 points and Justin Koepp scored 12 off the bench.
Transylvania 74, Bluffton 38
LEXINGTON, Ky. — The loss dropped the Beavers to 1-5 on the season (0-1 in HCAC contests). Transylvania University improved to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the HCAC.
Bluffton was led by Brianna Gillig who had nine points while going 4-of-4 from the charity stripe. Other contributors for the Beavers included Kylie Brock and Breanna Graham who both scored seven.
Mount Union 77, ONU 58
ALLIANCE — Both teams entered the OAC-opening contest at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex at 5-0.
Jenna Dirksen had 11 points and was 4-for-5 from the field to lead the ONU offense. Jaidyn Hale (Bath) and Alissa Stahler (Shawnee) added 10 and nine points off the bench, respectively, for Ohio Northern.
Siena Heights 81, UNOH 67
LIMA — The Racers (3-7, 0-5 WHAC) trailed by six at the half, only to see Siena Heights take control with a 24-14 third quarter at The Garage.
Emily Patton (Upper Scioto Valley) led UNOH with 15 points while Shatisha Dukes had 12 points off the bench and Ronja Orpo added 10. Fataya Larry (nearly posted a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds.
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