Boys Basketball Roundup: Raiders meltdown pays off for Mohawks

FOSTORIA – Persistence paid off for St. Wendelin in a 46-43 Midland Athletic League win Friday over Lakota.

Lakota seemed to have the game well in hand during the first half after going on a 21-13 run in the second period. But the Raiders collapsed in the second half, scoring only 13 points in the third and fourth quarters combined.

St. Wendelin rallied back in the second half, scoring 24 points to come out with the win.

The Mohawks’ Peter Campbell was 5 for 5 from the field, which include making both of his 3-point tries, 17 points. Gabe Walters and Cole Frankart each added seven points.

Lakota’s efforts were led by Josh Kirkpatrick’s 13 points. Kyle Below put up 10 points, with Colin Timmons adding eight.

Both teams stayed in step with each other, with Lakota shooting 14 for 33 from the field with 14 turnovers and St. Wendelin going 14 for 34 with 10 turnovers.

New Riegel comes up big in 3rd

NEW RIEGEL – New Riegel was able to turn Mohawk away for good after a solid 10-point lead at the half, pulling away for 61-42 Midland Athletic League win Friday.

In the second half of play, the Blue Jackets stayed the course with a 20-12 run in the third quarter that proved to be insurmountable.

Jake Dryfuse led the Blue Jackets to victory with 14 points, while Michael Kirian added 12 points and 10 boards.

Hunter Fitschen scored 12 points for Mohawk (4-4) and Brayden Dunlap put up nine.

Agony in Tontogony for FHS

TONTOGONY – Fostoria couldn’t catch up after falling behind by 17 at the half Friday in a 49-34 Northern Buckeye Conference loss to Otsego.

Jalen Myers led everyone with 12 points for the Knights in the win, netting three 3-pointers.

Kagen Brown led the Redmen with nine points, Tony Mauricio had six points, and Hunter Abell and Rayshon Martin each chipped in five points with Abell having seven boards.

Redmen hammer Bucks

NEW WASHINGTON – Bucyrus overwhelmed North Central Conference foe Buckeye Central 50-20 Friday.

Kelci Simms fueled the attack with 15 points and 17 rebounds for the Redmen (11-2, 5-2 NCC), and Macey Sheerer led everyone with 24 points.

The Bucks (4-6, 2-4), who trailed 40-9 after three quarters, got 11 points from Brooke Karl.