Roundup: Coleman scores 34 in Continental boys basketball victory

By Staff Reports -

VAN WERT — Mitchell Coleman had 34 points and Trevor Brecht scored nine in a 65-56 Division IV boys high school basketball semifinal victory Tuesday night.

Continental (5-18) will play Ottoville at 6:15 p.m. Friday at Van Wert. Walker Macke had 19 points and Austin Miller scored 11 for P-G, which finished its season 10-12.

Marion Local 56,

Temple Christian 22

ST. MARYS — Bryce Moeller had 11 points and Alex Eyink scored 10 for Marion Local (11-12), which will play Fort Recovery at 6:15 p.m. Friday at St. Marys. Preston Patrick had 11 points and Landon Callahan scored five for Temple Christian, which finished its season 1-22.

New Riegel 58,

Hardin Northern 52

TIFFIN — Nevin Robson (23), Owen Wetherill (14) and Ewan Martin (11) each scored in double digits for Hardin Northern, which finished its season 10-13.

Division II

Elida 47, Kenton 42

LIMA — The Bulldogs (8-15) advanced to play Wauseon at 8 p.m. Friday at Lima Senior. Kenton finished its season 12-11. No other information was reported about this game at deadline.

Celina 57,

Napoleon 44

LIMA — The Bulldogs (3-20) will play Shawnee at 6:15 p.m. Friday at Lima Senior. No other information was reported about this game at deadline.

Division III

Allen East 60, Bath 49

MILLER CITY — The Mustangs (6-17) will play Ottawa-Glandorf at 6:15 p.m. Friday at Miller City. Bath finished its season 2-21. No other information was reported about this game at deadline.


New coach

at Allen East

HARROD — Athletic director Jacklyn Smith has announced that assistant Joel Billings has been recommended to be the new Allen East varsity head coach, pending school board approval.

Billings would replace Wes Schroeder, who resigned in January after his wife accepted a new position in Columbus.


LIMA — Two Lima Senior students will sign their national letters of intent to continue their athletic and academic careers at the next level at 3:30 p.m. today in the Lima Senior teachers’ lounge.

India Benton will sign with Indiana University-East to compete in track. She was a member of the 2018 TRAC championship team and the 2019 4 x 400 and 4 x 200 conference championship teams. Benton is a three-year varsity letter winner and TRAC All-Academic.

Larry Ragland will sign with Independence Community College to play football. The varsity letter winner was a starting wide receiver for the Spartans.


Women’s basketball

Bluffton 47, Anderson 41

ANDERSON, Ind. — Bluffton stifled Anderson in the first round of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament. Not only did the victory avenge a pair of regular-season losses to the Ravens, it propelled the Beavers into the semifinals at Transylvania on Saturday. Bluffton improved to 14-12, while Anderson’s season came to an end with an 11-15 mark.

Bluffton’s Brianna Gillig had 21 points and 12 rebounds for her 10th career double-double. Teammate TJ Mills scored 12.

Bluffton is slated to take on the No. 1 seed and tournament host Pioneers at 1 p.m. with the winner to face either Hanover or Franklin on Sunday for the HCAC tournament championship at 11:30 a.m.

Ohio Northern 58, Mount Union 50

ADA — Abby Weeks netted a career-high 18 points to lead ONU. The Polar Bears propelled themselves into the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals.

ONU (20-6 overall) will travel to University Heights to face No. 25-ranked John Carroll at 7 p.m. Thursday.


OAC honors

3 from ONU

ADA — Seth Transue, Cash Thompson and Jordan Hardrick were named All-Ohio Athletic Conference in voting conducted by the league’s eight head coaches.

Transue earned First Team All-OAC accolades at the 133-pound weight class, where he is currently ranked No. 9 nationally.

Thompson (at 197) and Hardrick (at 165) were each named Second Team All-OAC.

By Staff Reports

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