Prep Basketball Roundup: Scherger fuels second quarter turnaround in second quarter
NEW RIEGEL – Kara Scherger helped New Riegel own the second quarter, turning a tight game into what became a 50-37 Midland Athletic League win over Fremont St. Joe.
St. Joe ended the first quarter clinging to an 11-10 lead, but Scherger scored 11 of her game-high 21 points in the second to enter halftime up 31-18.
Teammate Taylor Arbogast added 13 of her 20 points in the second half for the Blue Jackets (12-2, 6-1 MAL). She also grabbed seven rebounds, and Scherger snared five steals.
Lauren Ladd hauled in six boards and Morgan Noftz dished four assists.
Be Reardon’s 13 points and five rebounds led the Crimson Streaks (5-9, 1-5). Cassidy Frank scored 10 points.
Mohawks get on track quicker
OLD FORT – Both teams started slowly, but St. Wendelin recovered much faster.
St. Wendelin blanked Old Fort 6-0 in the first quarter and had its offense get more proficient from there Friday in a 60-23 Midland Athletic League domination.
Colleen Fondessy provided the spark for the Mohawks (9-7, 3-4 MAL) by scoring 16 points.
Heather Saalman backed her with 13 points, Ali Mowery tossed in 19 and Sami Birkmire netted seven.
The Stockaders got six points each from Shelby Bilger and Hali Kimmet. Bilger also tallied five steals, and Michaela Davidson snared 15 rebounds.
Fourth-quarter surge lifts Bucks
NORTH ROBINSON – Colonel Crawford and Buckeye Central sat tied at the end of the third quarter at 35, but a rally in the fourth put Buckeye Central ahead for good in a 49-42 win.
Austin Wurm led the Bucks (7-6, 5-1 NCC) with 19 points and six rebounds.
Buckeye Central shot a stellar 13-16 within the 3-point line and 16-27 overall.
Connor McCreary led Colonel Crawford (11-3, 5-2) with 15 points.
Warriors turn back Rams
ONTARIO – Ontario dominated the interior and got a solid boost from its bench in Friday’s 51-40 North Central Conference win over Upper Sandusky.
The win moved the Warriors (10-4) to 6-0 in the NCC’s Black Division, while the Rams (7-5) fell to 5-2.
Wyatt Clemens led the way with 11 points and Cameron Mack turned in nine points and seven rebounds for Ontario, which held a 33-16 advantage on the boards and held a 14-4 scoring edge from the bench.
Joe Reile’s 12 points keyed Upper Sandusky. Cody Collins scored nine points, Stuart Young had eight points and three steals and Trent Howard snared three steals.