Boys basketball roundup: Pandora-Gilboa falls in overtime

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PANDORA — Riverdale outscored Pandora-Gilboa 12-6 in overtime to grab a 64-58 victory over the Rockets in Blanchard Valley Conference play.

Brock Davis put together a double-double – 16 points and 13 rebounds – to pace Riverdale while getting plenty of help from Coby Miller’s 15 points and 13 by Alec Loveridge.

Jared Breece led the Rockets (1-1) with 22 points, while Travis Maag added nine. Austin Niese led the rebounding with six.

Celina 60, New Bremen 41

NEW BREMEN — Celina built a 19-4 lead after eight minutes of action and continued on to down New Bremen.

Brett Schwieterman’s 18 points led the Bulldogs and Austin Okeley added 17.

Three players scored nine points each for the Cardinals: Mitchell Hays, Patrick Wells and Nolan Bornhorst.

Elida 63, Spencerville 29

SPENCERVILLE — A balanced Elida team outscored Spencerville 19-1 in the opening period and went on to handy win over the Bearcats in a non-league contest.

Three Bulldogs reached double-digit scoring, led by 16 points from Max Parker, 15 by Evan Unruh and 10 from Matt Fish.

Pacing the Bearcats were Jackson Goecke with 10 points and Keegan Goecke added eight.

Kenton 51, Coldwater 50

COLDWATER — Kenton overcame a 7-point halftime deficit and held on at the end for a non-league victory.

A trio of Wildcats reached double-digit scoring: Jaron Sharp led the way with 16 points, while Jacob Eversole added 15 and Jayden Cornell 14. Cornell also added eight rebounds to lead that effort and Sharp delivered three assists.

Marcus Bruns led the Cavaliers with 15 points, while Cole Frilling added nine and Jacob Wenning eight. Bruns topped all rebounders with 12 and chipped in four assists.

Van Wert 49, Parkway 45

VAN WERT — Van Wert made a 9-point halftime lead stand up as the Cougars downed Parkway in a non-league contest.

Leading the Cougars were Nate Place with 18 points and six rebounds and Drew Bagley with 10 points.

For the Panthers, Caleb Kinney was the leaders with 18 points and seven rebounds and Dylan Hughes with eight points.

Riverside 66, Hardin Northern 64

DE GRAFF — Hardin Northern fell behind by 16 at halftime and its rally came up short versus Riverside.

Owen Wetherill topped the Polar Bears with 26 points, while Nevin Robson added 14 points and 11 rebounds and Hunter Joliff chipped in 11 points.

Upper Scioto Valley 54, Lincolnview 53

MCGUFFEY — Upper Scioto Valley put three players in double digits to down Lincolnview in a close contest.

Quinn Sanders scored 21 points to pace the Rams, along with 12 each by Wayne Lowery and Wyatt Daniels.

Zane Miller’s 14 points paced the Lancers, while Ethan Kemler chipped in 11.

Hicksville 65, Continental 42

CONTINENTAL — Hicksville came out strong with a 20-11 lead after the first period and kept it up in pacing a non-league victory over Continental.

Mitchell Coleman led the Pirates with 21 points.

Antwerp 58, Fort Jennings 45

ANTWERP — Antwerp broke a close game open with a dominant 22-7 second-period surge and went on to a non-league victory over Fort Jennings.

Leading the way for the Archers were Luke Brewer with 15 points and 14 by Austin Lichty.

Top scorers for the Musketeers were Reese Von Sossan and Ian Ricker with nine points apiece.

Kalida 56. Ada 41

ADA — Kalida’s boys basketball crew used a balanced offense to down Ada.

The Wildcats totaled 16 assists to a mere four for the Bulldogs in the win. They shared the scoring wealth as Trevor Lambert led the way with 13 points, Owen Recker and Luke Erhart added nine points each and Evan Roebke added eight. Recker led the rebounding effort with five and also chipped in six assists.

The Bulldogs were led by Zac Swaney with 15 points, Phillip Coulson with 14 and Connor Frazier with 10. Frazier led the rebounding effort with six.

Leipsic 62, North Baltimore 44

LEIPSIC — Leipsic used a strong 23-5 second-period spurt to take control of their Blanchard Valley Conference contest with North Baltimore and went on to take the win.

Leading the Vikings (2-1, 1-0 BVC) were Dylan Schroeder with 15 points and six rebounds and Cole Rieman added 10 points. Reese Mangas also contributed six rebounds and Drew Liffick delivered four assists.

North Baltimore stands at 0-2, 0-1 BVC.

Liberty-Benton 48, Cory-Rawson 28

RAWSON — Matthew Roth led C-R with nine points and Tommy Stauffer added eight.

Liberty-Benton outscored Cory-Rawson 29-8 in the second half, including 15-1 in the third period, to open Blanchard Valley Conference play over the Hornets.

Allen East 42, New Knoxville 25

NEW KNOXVILLE — Allen East’s defense took advantage of a cold-shooting New Knoxville to register a non-league triumph.

Leading the way for the Mustangs were Tyler Clum with 12 points and eight apiece by Bradden Crumrine and Devin Reed.

Jared Osborne’s nine points paced the Rangers and Andrew Poppe added eight.

Defiance 68, Paulding 61

PAULDING — Defiance used stellar shooting – 25-of-48 for 52 percent – to down Paulding.

The Bulldogs moved to 2-0 on the young season, led by D.J. Dobson’s 22 points and 16 each by Will Lammers and Tyrel Goings.

Jaret Miller poured in 22 points to lead the Panthers (1-2), while Fletcher Cook added 20.

Other scores

Versailles 51, Fort Recovery 45; Bluffton 62, Bath 52.

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