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Rams, Graboski knock back Kenton in sectional opener

MOUNT BLANCHARD – Upper Sandusky dominated early and late and got a double-double from Taylor Graboski in Tuesday’s 53-33 Division III sectional semifinal thumping of Kenton.

The Rams (14-9) led 12-2 at the first stop and outscored Kenton (8-15) by a 17-5 margin the fourth after the Wildcats had cut the deficit to 36-28.

Graboski’s 17 points, 13 rebounds and four steals paced the attack. Kalene Johnson backed her with 12 points, seven boards and three steals.

Emma Smith chipped in five assists and three steals.

Upper Sandusky faces Liberty-Benton in Saturday’s finals at 6:15 p.m.

Crestview’s 3s outs Mohawk

SHELBY – Renee Stimpert dropped in 36 points and Ashland Crestview held off Mohawk down the stretch Tuesday for a 68-65 Division III sectional semifinal win.

The Cougars move on to face Bucyrus in Saturday’s finals.

The 3-point shot helped.

Crestview hit 12 behind the arc, with Stimpert draining seven.

Caitlyn Fulk backed Stimpert with 11 points and Macie Restille scored nine.

Brooke Weinandy paced the Warriors with 22 points. Kasey Adelsperger scored 16 points, Clara Adelsperger tossed in 15 and Julie Adelsperger netted eight.

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P-G pulls away from Carey

PANDORA – Meg Maag tossed in 30 points and Pandora-Gilboa powered past Carey in the second half Saturday for a 43-33 win.

The Rockets (12-8) trailed 17-16 at halftime, but outscored the Blue Devils 27-16 from there.

Sydney Wentling scored 11 points for Carey (17-2) and Hannah Draper had four steals and three assists.

Adelspergers lead Warriors

SYCAMORE – Led by Kasey Adelsperger’s 25 points and 17 rebounds, Mohawk was able to easily cruise past North Baltimore, 69-39. Kasey wasn’t the only Adelsperger causing a stir as Julie Adelsperger tossed in an additional 20 points of her own for the Warriors.

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Warriors roll past Buckeye Central

SYCAMORE – The three Adelsperger sisters combined for 43 points and 16 rebounds in a 60-29 Mohawk victory over Buckeye Central.

Kasey Adelsperger led the way with 19 points and four rebounds. Julie Adelsperger chipped in 18 points while grabbing seven rebounds. Clara Adelsperger finished with six points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Taylor McClain dished out five assists for the Warriors and Brooke Weinandy handed out four.

Chieftains earn quick win

RAWSON – The running clock in the second half didn’t help the offenses. But with a 13-point lead heading into intermission, it didn’t hurt Hopewell-Loudon, either.

Hope Brickner scored 14 points, Aleta Daniel netted 11 and Courtney Burns tossed in 10 Tuesday as the Chieftains upended Cory-Rawson 46-33.

Due to Tuesday’s snow storm, the junior varsity game was canceled and the varsity game had an early start and utilized a running clock after halftime.

Brooke Arbogast also tallied nine rebounds, Brickner grabbed eight boards, Sicily Leiter dished four assists and Burns and Daniel each had three assists.

Both squads scored 14 points in the second half.

Kendra Tuttle’s 13 points, four steals and three assists paced the hometown Hornets. Kiley Scott added 12 points and seven rebounds, and Megan Ritter scored eight points.

Fast start carries New Riegel

NEW RIEGEL – With the snowstorm approaching, New Riegel sure played like it was anxious to end its game with Colonel Crawford quickly. The game did go the full 32 minutes but the competitiveness was over quickly in a 55-21 Blue Jacket triumph.

New Riegel raced out to a 22-4 lead after one quarter, and just in case that might not have been good enough, the Blue Jackets followed that up with a 11-2 second quarter run.

Taylor Arbogast more than doubled Colonel Crawford’s scoring output by halftime. She scored 13 of her game-high 18 points in the first half while the Eagles had six at the break. Arbogast added six steals on the night.

Taylor Kirian chipped in 11 for New Riegel (17-1). Lauren Ladd had 10 points and six rebounds. Kara Scherger picked up five steals and Hailey Theis dished out four assists.

Colonel Crawford (3-14) was led by Katie Siegel, who had seven points.

Mohawks smack Gophers

RIDGEWAY – St. Wendelin smothered Ridgemont’s offense Tuesday and Kamyrn Troike turned in a double-double in a 54-19 win.

The Mohawks (14-4) led just 7-2 at the first stop, but took control with a 19-4 scoring surge in the second quarter.

Troike tallied 17 points and 11 rebounds, Hailee Burns had 14 points, seven boards and five steals and Allie Rutter had 12 points and four steals.

Makenzie McAfee added nine points and five steals, and Edy Mowrey hauled in six rebounds.

Aislinn McCullough’s five points and eight boards topped the Golden Gophers, who committed 26 turnovers and ended just 8 for 41 from the field.

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H-L storms past Vanlue

VANLUE – Vanlue had to run into the locker room at halftime feeling good trailing Hopewell-Loudon by only six. But any visions of an upset the Wildcats might have had were erased with a third quarter surge by the Chieftains.

Hopewell-Loudon (10-5) outscored Vanlue (4-15) 20-6 in the third and ran away with a 64-35 victory. The Chieftains allowed the Wildcats just 10 second half points.

Brooke Arbogast tallied a double-double for the Chieftains with 11 points and 14 rebounds. Aleta Daniel led the offense with 19 points with Courtney Burns right behind her with 18. Abby Park tacked on eight points and Sicily Leiter scored six of her own, while dishing out six assists.

Daniel added four steals.

Balanced effort lifts NR

NEW RIEGEL – New Riegel had four players score in double figures in a 65-36 vanquishing of Van Buren.

Taylor Arbogast and Kara Scherger shared the team high for the Blue Jackets with 14 points. Taylor Kirian chipped in 13 and Hailey Theis finished with 11.

Lauren Ladd finished just shy of being a fifth Blue Jacket to hit double digits, finishing with eight points.

But even with all the offense, the defense stood out to coach Steve Lucius.

“Really pleased with our effort today, especially on the defense,” he said. “All of our kids played hard and it was nice to get back into game mode after nine days away.”

Scherger led the defensive effort with seven steals.

On the glass, Kirian finished with nine rebounds and Ladd added seven.

Tough third dooms FHS

FOSTORIA – Fostoria took a one-point lead into halftime against Sandusky, but the Blue Streaks came out smoking in the third. Sandusky doubled up Fostoria 20-10 in the period and that proved to be the difference in a 67-59 win.

Jada Hampton’s 18 points led Fostoria. Erica Moore tallied 15 and Olivia Valenti finished with 14.

Azyah Smith-Crager’s 22 points and eight rebounds led Sandusky (10-7). Dorresha Green, Ta’Sharra Jeffries and Tenisha Hopkins all scored 11.