FORT JENNINGS — The host Musketeers outscored Crestview 15-8 in the fourth quarter for a 45-43 girls high school basketball victory Monday night.
Kristen Luersman had 19 points and Kayleigh Klir scored 12 for Fort Jennings. Lexi Gregory had 18 points and Bailey Gregory scored eight for Crestview.
Versailles 63, Bath 41
VERSAILLES — Abbie Dackin had 10 points and Ja’Dasia Hardison and Esther Bolon scored eight each for Bath.
Delphos St. John’s 61,
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Betty Vorst had 17 points, Paige Gaynier scored 14 and Taylor Zuber and Melanie Koenig each had eight points for DSJ, which held a one-point lead at halftime.
Grace O’Connor had 25 points and Trinity Gearing scored nine for the host Indians. Each also had six rebounds.
Van Buren 65, Ada 26
ADA — Kirsten Poling had eight points and Megan Light scored seven for the host Bulldogs.
Ridgemont 54, Cory-Rawson 47
RAWSON — Ridgemont went from being behind 13-11 at the end of the first quarter to leading 25-21 at halftime. C-R was able to get to within 34-33 before being outscored 20-14 in the final period.
Faith Jenkins had 16 points and Shaylee McGrath scored 12 for Ridgemont. Zoe Chisholm had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Grace Roebke scored seven for Cory-Rawson.
Wayne Trace 48,
MIDDLE POINT — Jordan Decker had 11 points and Brianna Ebel scored eight.
Fort Recovery 40,
St. Marys 28
ST. MARYS — Olivia Patch had 14 points and Brook Kahlig scored 10 for the visiting Indians. Carly Caywood had 11 points for the Roughriders.
DELPHOS — The Delphos School Board accepted the resignation of head varsity coach Luke Taviano without discussion Monday night.
The Wildcats went 1-9 overall and 0-7 in the Northwest Conference in Taviano’s only season at the helm. Taviano came to Jefferson from Perry where in 2017 the Commodores went 6-5 (6-4 Northwest Central Conference), their first winning season in 11 years, and made the playoffs. The season before heading to Perry, Taviano had been an assistant at Jefferson. Taviano could not be reached for comment.
Columbus Grove 39,
COLUMBUS GROVE — The host Bulldogs won six matches by forfeit and Grove’s Caleb Langhals earned a 1-0 victory at 126 pounds. O-G’s Michael Basinger (106), Isaac Hernandez (138) and Evan Ellerbrock (145) won by pin and Matt Schmersal (195) and Danny Rosales (220) won decisions for the Titans.
Paulding 68, Miller City 60
PAULDING — Jaret Miller had 28 points and Fletcher Cook and Carson Shull had 14 and 10 points respectively for the host Panthers. Jake Koenig had 13 points and Jon Burgei and Chase Kuhlman each scored 10 for Miller City.
COLUMBUS — Beginning with the 2019 state tournament, the state semifinals will be doubleheader sessions, meaning fans will need only one ticket for both semifinal games of each division and will not need to leave the arena between those two games.
The new format for the boys semifinals is similar to how the girls basketball state tournament has been conducted. The changes were approved last week by the OHSAA Board of Directors.
All-session tickets will go on sale to the general pubic in early February. Ticket order forms will be mailed to OHSAA member schools this week.
Some ticket prices will be adjusted for the boys state tournament, including a decrease in the cost of all-session tickets in the terrace level from $120 down to $96 per person ($12 per session). All-session ticket prices in the lower level remain the same at $144 per person ($18 per session). For the semifinals, single-session tickets will increase from $15 to $20 in the lower level and from $10 to $15 in the upper level.
Single-session tickets in the lower bowl for students and fans of the 16 semifinalists will be sold at the schools for a reduced rate compared to the public lower-bowl cost and will allow admittance for both games of the session.
Like the girls basketball state tournament, the boys basketball state championship games Saturday will remain as a separate ticket for each game.
The 2019 OHSAA girls basketball state tournament will take place March 14-16, while the boys basketball state tournament is March 21-23.
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