Boys basketball roundup: Shawnee moves to 11-1 on the season


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ST. MARYS — Shawnee showed incredible scoring balance, especially from behind the 3-point arc, to seize a 87-56 Western Buckeye League victory against St. Marys.

George Mangas led the Indians (11-1, 3-0 WBL) with 23 points, while Sheridan O’Neal added 12 and Jarin Bertke, Justin Behnke and John Barker each scored 11. Shawnee downed 13 treys versus the Roughriders’ eight.

Guiding the Roughriders (3-5, 0-3 WBL) were Ethan Steger with 16 points, 12 by Carter Ballweg (all on 3s) and 10 by Max Mielke.

Defiance 47, Elida 37

ELIDA — Elida led 13-10 after one quarter but then Defiance came back, outscoring Elida 37-24 the rest of the way, to grab a Western Buckeye League affair.

Pacing Defiance (7-2, 2-1 WBL) were Will Lammers with a game-high 14 points and Tyrel Goings tallied 12.

Leading the way for Elida (6-5, 2-1 WBL) were Dante Wheeler and 10 came from Logan Johnson.

Celina 63, Bath 36

BATH TOWNSHIP — Celina opened with a 15-2 edge after one quarter of action and proceeded toward a WBL victory.

Brandon Yenser led the Bulldogs (4-7, 2-1 WBL) with 17 points and Brett Schwieterman added 15. Austin Cotterman led on the glass with six as the Bulldogs outrebounded Bath 25-7. Yenser totaled three steals.

Cyrus Burden scored eight points for the Wildcats (1-10, 0-3 WBL) and Jonah Wauben and Andrew Stahr added six each. Stahr led in rebounding with four.

Temple Christian 52, Elgin 48

LIMA — Lima Temple Christian battled their way past Elgin in a Northwest Central Conference tussle.

Brody Bowman erupted for a 31-point outburst for the Pioneers (4-6, 2-1 NWCC) and Dawson Draper added 11.

Elgin fell to 4-7, 1-3 NWCC.

Ridgemont 53,

Hardin Northern 46

MOUNT VICTORY — Ridgemont manged to hang on to a Northwest Central Conference win against Hardin Northern.

Leading Ridgemont (4-7, 2-2 NWCC) were Jaden Streets with 17 points and Mason Stuck 12.

On behalf of the Polar Bears (2-8, 0-3 NWCC), Nevin Robson led with 20 points and Hunter Joliff added 16.

Upper Scioto Valley 50,

Lehman Catholic 36

SIDNEY — Upper Scioto Valley rode the 25-point outburst by Quinn Sanders to a Northwest Central Conference victory over Lehman Catholic.

Wayne Lowery added 15 points for the Rams (8-3, 3-0 NWCC).

Lehman Catholic dropped to 3-6, 3-1 NWCC.

Kalida 42, Fort Jennings 21

FORT JENNINGS — Kalida came out strong with a 18-2 lead after the first eight minutes and used its stellar defense to double-up Fort Jennings in a Putnam County League clash.

Leading the Wildcats (7-4, 2-0 PCL) were Trevor Lambert with 23 points and Luke Erhart added eight. Kalida shot 37 percent from the floor (17-of-45) and won the board battle 26-15, led by nine by Lambert.

On behalf of the Musketeers (2-9, 0-2 PCL), Zach Shulte and Nick Trentman paced them with four points each. Trentman and Reese Von Sossan led in rebounding with three each.

Perry 77, Riverside 26

PERRY TOWNSHIP — Chazz Jackson exploded for 24 points to lead the way for Perry’s Northwest Central Conference drubbing of Riverside.

Jamal Whiteside added 15 for the Commodores (8-3, 4-0 NWCC) and Terry Riley tacked on 11.

Riverside fell to 4-7, 1-3 NWCC).

Upper Scioto Valley 50,

Lehman Catholic 36

SIDNEY — Upper Scioto Valley rode the 25-point outburst by Quinn Sanders to a Northwest Central Conference victory over Lehman Catholic.

Wayne Lowery added 15 points for the Rams (8-3, 3-0 NWCC).

Lehman Catholic dropped to 3-6, 3-1 NWCC).

Miller City 53, Continental 33

CONTINENTAL — Continental’s season continued to struggle as Miller City handed them a Putnam County League loss.

Luke Lammers was the only Wildcat (6-5, 3-0 PCL) in double digits with 14 points, while Nick Gable chipped in nine.

Coleman Mitchell was the only Pirate (1-11, 0-2 PCL) in twin figures with a game-high 19 points and Gavin Huff chipped in seven.

Kalida 42, Fort Jennings 21

FORT JENNINGS — Kalida came out strong with a 18-2 lead after the first eight minutes and used its stellar defense to double-up Fort Jennings in a Putnam County League clash.

Leading the Wildcats (7-4, 2-0 PCL) were Trevor Lambert with 23 points and Luke Erhart added eight. Kalida shot 37 percent from the floor (17-of-45) and won the board battle 26-15, led by nine by Lambert.

On behalf of the Musketeers (2-9, 0-2 PCL), Zach Shulte and Nick Trentman paced them with four points each. Trentman and Reese Von Sossan led in rebounding with three each.

Pandora-Gilboa 67,

North Baltimore 49

NORTH BALTIMORE — Riley Larcom delivered 27 points to push Pandora-Gilboa to a Blanchard Valley Confernce victory over North Baltimore.

Larcom downed three treys on the night for the Rockets (7-4, 40-1 BVC). Jared Breece chipped in 19. Austin Miller led in rebounding with six and Austin Niese and Zeb George five each.

North Baltimore plummetted to 2-7, 0-4 BVC.

Leipsic 86, Vanlue 37

LEIPSIC — Leipsic shot extremely well and placed six players in double figures in blowing out Vanlue in a Blanchard Valley Conference contest.

The Vikings (5-5, 3-2 BVC) shot 36-of-72 from the floor, especially a 32-5 edge in the second period. Kaiden Rader and Dylan Schroeder shared leading-scorer status with 12 points each, while Tyler Hiegel added 11 and 10 came from Jaden Siefker, Drew Liffick and Reese Mangas. Schroeder added 10 rebounds and Mangas eight.

Vanlue is now 1-9, 0-4 BVC.

Crestview 65,

Delphos Jefferson 28

DELPHOS — A fast start by Crestview – 27-10 after the first quarter – carried the Knights to wallop Jefferson in a Northwest Conference game.

Javin Etzler led the Knights (9-1, 2-1 NWC) with 17 points, while Kaden Etzler and Derick Dealey added 11 each.

For the Wildcats (0-10, 0-2 NWC), Ian Wannemacher led with 13 points and Hunter Mericle added seven.

Paulding 66, Allen East 50

HARROD — Fletcher Cook (23), Jaret Miller (15) and Carson Shull (11) each scored in double digits for the Panthers. Cole Fletcher and Devin Reed each had 10 points for the Mustangs.

Other scores

Celina 63, Bath 36; Ottawa-Glandorf 62, Van Wert 54; Columbus Grove 56, Spencerville 38; Hopewell-Loudon 68, Cory-Rawson 43.

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