St. Joe drops Carey, grabs a share of MAL title

CAREY – Fremont St. Joe couldn’t control whether it got a share of the Midland Athletic League title Friday night.

All it could do was give itself a chance.

The Streaks did what they needed to do, going to Carey and beating the Blue Devils, 57-42.

Then they got the help they needed.

The win, along with New Riegel’s 73-61 win over Old Fort, created a three-way tie at the top of the MAL, and gave St. Joe a share of the championship. They share it with the Blue Jackets and Stockaders.

The Streaks (17-5, 10-1) jumped out to a 14-4 lead after one quarter, and never lost the lead, getting 13 points from Zack Yeckley and 11 from Hunter Harrison.

Carey (15-7, 8-3) was led by Justin Meek’s 15 points and Jared Wentling’s 11.

Redmen capitalize in critical fourth

GENOA – Fostoria refused to give up it’s 54-48 lead after three quarters, scoring 24 points in the final period and finishing up with a comfortable 78-69 margin over Genoa.

Four Redmen tallied double digits, starting with Rayshon Martin’s 17 points, while Dominique Fuller tossed in 16. Adonis Cousin and Hunter Abell each added 14.

Casey Gose led Genoa with 18 points while teammate Grant Ayres had 14.

Rams can’t finish fourth

UPPER SANDUSKY – Upper Sandusky matched Colonel Crawford for 24 minutes, sitting dead even at 27 with one quarter remaining, but the Eagles powered through the final eight minutes with its highest scoring quarter, upending the Rams 46-39.

Stuart Young tossed in a team high 12 points for the Rams (12-10, 8-5 North Central?Conference), while Cody Collin’s nine points backed him.

Austin Adams chipped in 13 points to lead the Eagles (15-7, 11-2) to the win. The win clinched the Silver Division outright, thanks to Buckeye Central’s 55-47 loss to Wynford.

Caudill’s sharp shooting leads Tiger triumph

ATTICA – Ethan Caudill was the only Seneca East player to tally double figures, but it was enough in a 46-32 win over Midland Athletic League foe Hopewell-Loudon.

Caudill poured in 17 points which included five 3-pointers. They all came in the third quarter.

Nate Phillips and Ben Hahler each backed Caudill with eight points, while Hahler had nine boards for Seneca East (13-9, 7-4 MAL).

Ryan Lommerse’s 13 points paced the Chieftains (10-12, 5-6 MAL).

St. Wendelin hammers Bettsville

BETTSVILLE – St. Wendelin had a 17-point lead at halftime and kept stretching the gap as the game went on, winning 63-25.

Zack Miller’s double-double of 20 points and 10 boards paced the Mohawks (8-15) while Nash Baker snatched 11 boards.

Jacob Grine netted 10 points for Bettsville (0-22).

Loose lets loose against Tigers

NORTH BALTIMORE – Drew Loose had a monster night in North Baltimore, pulling out 33 points and 10 rebounds to help propel Mohawk to a 69-66 victory.

Loose’s double-double was followed up by Grant Ekleberry’s 15 points. Mohawk (7-15, 4-7 Midland Athletic League) shot 25 for 53 from the field.

Jacob Frost led North Baltimore (3-19, 2-9) with 19 points while Jacob Williams tallied 18.