Boys Basketball Roundup: Bucks set up shot for Silver Division title
LUCAS – Buckeye Central pulled away after the first quarter and nearly got a double-double from Austin Wurm in Saturday’s 68-47 win over Lucas.
The victory moved the Bucks (14-7) into a tie with Colonel Crawford for the top spot in the NCC Silver Division at 10-2.
Friday, the Bucks host Wynford while Colonel Crawford travels to Upper Sandusky for regular-season finales, with the division title on the line.
Saturday, Wurm turned in 22 points and nine rebounds for Buckeye Central, which led just 13-12 at the first stop before racing away 15-6 in the second quarter and 20-8 in the third.
Stone Wurm chipped in 11 points and Grant Loy netted 10 for the Bucks.
Rams rough up Bucyrus
UPPER SANDUSKY – Upper Sandusky bottled up Bucyrus all night Saturday, coasting to a 52-21 North Central Conference win.
The Rams (12-9, 8-4 NCC) never led Bucyrus scored more than seven points in a quarter, and led 23-7 at halftime.
Carson Mittermaier led the attack with 16 points and nine rebounds for the Rams. Joe Reile tossed in 12 points and Trent Howard had six assists and four steals.
Michael Purcell topped the Redmen (5-16, 3-9) with 12 points.
Panthers erupt in second to boot Mohawks
SANDUSKY – Sandusky St. Mary blitzed St. Wendelin 24-5 in the second quarter Saturday, helping turn a five-point deficit into a 75-57 victory.
The Panthers (13-8) trailed 17-12 after the first eight minutes, but the surge in the second period put them ahead to stay.
Jack Milkie fueled St. Mary with 13 points and 17 rebounds, helping the Panthers hold a 43-24 advantage on the boards.
Denarius Harris chipped in eight points, eight boards and six assists. Ryan Myers scored 16 points and Brett St. Clair netted 15 points.
Zach Miller, Brady Rutter and Terrance Bello all scored 10 points for the Mohawks (6-15). Peter Campbell tossed in nine and Steven Murray had eight.
Woodmore uses strong fourth to down H-L
BASCOM – Woodmore held a slim 30-29 lead after three quarters, but then doubled up on Hopewell-Loudon in the fourth quarter for a 48-38 win in Bascom.
Brad Flick scored 19 for the Wildcasts, while Harrison Wooten had seven rebounds, as Northwood outscored the Chieftains 18-9 in the final quarter.
Hopewell-Loudon (10-11) got 15 points and nine rebounds from Alec Gregg, and eight points from Adam Black.