Boys Basketball Roundup: Blue Devils stay perfect in MAL
CAREY – Jared Wentling poured in 37 points and Carey turned back New Riegel’s second-half comeback bid Friday for a 78-70 Midland Athletic League win.
Wentling helped stake the Blue Devils (7-2, 4-0 MAL) to a 38-21 halftime lead, but New Riegel outscored Carey 49-40 from there.
Bryan Powers added 13 points, Laine Wentling netted 10 and Zach Boes tossed in eight.
Jared Wentling also tallied nine rebounds and five steals, with Boes handing out five assists.
Tim Ink and Jake Dryfuse scored 15 points each for the Blue Jackets (3-6, 2-2) and Austin Mathias tossed in 12.
Michael Kirian backed them with nine points and 11 rebounds, Dryfuse had seven boards and Ink added five assists.
Bucks, Wurm throttle Crestline
NEW WASHINGTON – Buckeye Central dominated early and got 30 points from Austin Wurm in Friday’s 81-42 North Central Conference romp over Crestline.
Wurm hit five 3-pointers for the Bucks (8-1, 3-1 NCC), who led 25-8 at the first stop and 45-16 at halftime.
Cade Kaple added 14 points, Seth Ollis added 12 and Sam Robertson scored 10.
Blake Hunger scored 16 points for the Bulldogs (1-5, 1-3) and Nate Coffman had nine.
Chieftains still unbeaten in league
BASCOM – Tyler Imes turned in a double-double and Hopewell-Loudon shook off a lackluster night of shooting Friday to beat Midland Athletic League foe Lakota 47-28.
Imes tallied 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Chieftains (6-4, 4-0 MAL), who went just 18 for 53 from the field.
Rebounding helped counter the shooting woes, with H-L holding a 43-28 advantage on the boards.
Ryan Lommerse added nine points for the Chieftains, who also went only 8 for 18 at the foul line.
Lakota didn’t fare much better when shooting, going 11 for 50 overall and 5 for 12 at the line.
Josh Kirkpatrick scored nine points for the Raiders (4-6, 1-3), Colin Timmons had seven points and eight rebounds and Kyle Below grabbed eight boards.
Warriors gain first win
FOSTORIA – Mohawk doubled up St. Wendelin 24-12 in the final period Friday to turn a close game into its first win of the year, claiming a 58-48 Midland Athletic League triumph.
Mitch Parker paced the Warriors (1-7, 1-3 MAL) with 21 points, four steals and three assists.
Hunter Fitschen backed him with 19 points, Jacob Jeffrey scored nine points, Brayden Dunlap added eight points and four assists and Gunnar Johnson grabbed six rebounds.
Nick Root’s 17 points and Gabe Walters’ 13 points and six boards led the Mohawks (3-5, 0-4). Steven Murray (5) and Peter Campbell (4) combined for nine assists.
Wright place, Wright time for NB
ATTICA – Chad Wright keyed a key third quarter and North Baltimore made enough foul shots in the fourth to keep winless Seneca East at bay Friday for an 80-75 Midland Athletic League win in Attica.
Wright scored 12 of his team-high 19 points in the third period as part of a 26-10 scoring surge in the quarter.
Four other visiting Tigers scored in double digits – 14 for Jacob Frost, 12 for Sean Watson and 11 each for Levi Newcomer and Tyler Trumbull – as North Baltimore (4-6) moved to 1-2 in the MAL.
Foul shots helped, but barely. North Baltimore went 12 for 20 at the line in the fourth quarter and ended 21 for 39 there overall.
Seneca East (0-11, 0-4) just couldn’t match North Baltimore’s offense, although Ethan Caudill tried by tallying 20 points, nine rebounds and three assists.
Jack Daniel added five 3-pointers en route to 16 points, Adam Hall scored 12 points and Hunter Saylors had 12 points, eight boards and five assists.
Rams suffer first NCC loss
BUCYRUS – Three Bucyrus players scored at least 11 points Friday in a 56-45 North Central Conference win over Upper Sandusky.
Brian Snouffer led the charge with 14 points, Greg Patrick netted 12 and D.J. Dagher tossed in 11 for the Redmen (7-3, 3-1 NCC).
Austin Williams added nine rebounds for Bucyrus, who led 27-12 at halftime.
Westin Vent paced the Rams (6-4, 3-1) with 11 points and seven rebounds, and Seth Frey backed him with 10 points and eight boards.
Cody Clifford and Cody Collins scored nine points each for Upper Sandusky.
Redmen still seeking first NBC win
FOSTORIA – Mackenzie Johnson and Allie Wank each tossed in 17 points Friday to key Woodmore’s 60-50 Northern Buckeye Conference win over Fostoria.
Johnson added seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (5-8, 4-2 NBC). Grace Weirech chipped in eight points and three steals and Jordan Williams dished three assists.
The Redmen (1-8, 0-6) got 17 points from Jada Hampton. Erica Moore and Deija Williams each netted nine points and Olivia Valenti netted eight, with Williams grabbing six boards, Moore handing out three assists and Valenti snaring two steals.