Many area high school boys basketball teams began play Friday night.
SPENCERVILLE — Josh Henline had 12 points and Dylan Smith scored eight for the host Bearcats, who outscored the Wildcats 23-11 in the fourth quarter. Brogan Stephey had 15 points and Johnny Nixon scored 13 for Minster.
Lehman Catholic 56,
Temple Christian 27
LIMA — Cody Motter had seven points and Ashton Draper scored six for Temple Christian.
New Knoxville 42
ANNA — Max Henshen had 11 points and Ryan Osborne and Carson Bierlien each scored nine for New Knoxville.
Fort Jennings 36
ARLINGTON — Nick Trentman had 12 points and Jarron Swick scored 10 for Fort Jennings.
Cardinal Stritch 75,
LEIPSIC — Mason Brandt had 39 points and Paul Maag scored 16 for the host Vikings.
Hardin Northern 51
FINDLAY — Nevin Robson had 26 points and Zeb Wilson scored 16 for Hardin Northern.
New Bremen 62,
NEW BREMEN — Aaron Thieman had 15 points and Trevor Bergman and Nick Alig each scored 13 for the host Cardinals, who held a 38-21 lead at halftime. William Miller had 22 points for the Big Green.
PAULDING — Zach Gorrell had 15 points and Christian Bauer scored 14 for Paulding, which held a 31-23 halftime advantage after the game was tied at 13 at the end of the first quarter. Gavin Huff had 15 points and Alex Sharritts scored 12 for Continental.
ADA — The host Bulldogs outscored the Golden Gophers 15-13 in the fourth quarter to earn the victory.
Spencer Wall had 26 points and Carter Conley and Cayden Murphy scored 14 and 11 respectively for Ada. London Newland had 26 points and Mason Stuck scored 14 for Ridgemont.
Wayne Trace 49,
Columbus Grove 21
COLUMBUS GROVE — Trey Sautter and Tadd Koch each had seven points for Grove.
Delphos St. John’s 37
ANTWERP — Nolan Schwinnen had nine points for DSJ.
Reach The Lima News sports department at 567-242-0451.