Prep Basketball Roundup: Bucks’ surge in third derails upset

GALION – Galion had itself in an upset position in the first half against state-ranked Buckeye Central.

That all disappeared in the third quarter.

The Bucks used an 18-8 run in the third period Friday to turn a one-point halftime edge into a 43-32 advantage Friday to lay the groundwork for a 63-51 North Central Conference win.

Buckeye Central, ranked eighth in Division IV, trailed 13-11 after the first quarter and entered halftime clinging to a 25-24 edge.

Austin Wurm sparked the Bucks (14-1, 8-1 NCC) with 26 points, seven rebounds and two steals, while Cade Kaple turned in 13 points, eight boards and three assists.

Grant Loy, Sam Robertson and Stone Wurm each chipped in seven points, and Scott Heydinger handed out six assists.

Fliers keep Oak Harbor winless in SBC

CLYDE – It was early, but Oak Harbor looked to be on its way to its first conference win with an 11-5 lead over Clyde at the first stop.

It didn’t last.

Clyde cut the deficit to 17-15 by halftime before erupting on a 20-2 run in the third period Friday on the way to a 46-37 Sandusky Bay Conference win.

Collin Rieman led the charge with 16 points for the Fliers (10-3, 6-2 SBC), Derek Gray scored 13 points, Colin Gregory turned in nine points, eight rebounds and three blocks, and Eric Wiseman grabbed 10 boards.

DeShawn Johnson’s 11 points and five rebounds led the Rockets (5-12, 0-10). Andre Ramsey, Tyler Sievert and Anderson Rathbun each added six points.

Early spurt keys Rams

UPPER SANDUSKY – Upper Sandusky rocketed out to a 21-9 lead by the end of the opening period and kept Wynford at bay from there Friday for a 70-57 North Central Conference win.

Cody Clifford’s 20 points paced the Rams (6-6, 5-3 NCC), Wes Vent scored 19 and Cody Collins tossed in 10.

The Royals fell to 4-10 overall and 2-6 in the NCC.

Troike tears up St. Joe

FOSTORIA – Simply put, Kamryn Troike dominated. Again.

The St. Wendelin sophomore set her second team single-game scoring record this year and nearly matched Fremont St. Joe’s team in rebounding Friday as the Mohawks rolled to a 53-21 Midland Athletic League win.

Troike topped everyone with 33 points and 14 rebounds – one less than all of the Crimson Streaks combined. She also added a steal and three blocks.

Makenzie McAfee chipped in six points for the Mohawks (12-4, 4-3 MAL), Edy Mowrey had six boards and five assists and Allie Rutter grabbed four steals.

Ashley Burns scored eight points for St. Joe (3-11, 1-6) and Brianna Reardon tallied seven points and three steals.

Second-half surge, Daniel key H-L?girls

BASCOM – Hopewell-Loudon pulled away in the second half and nearly got a double-double from Aleta Daniel in Friday’s 60-40 Midland Athletic League win over North Baltimore.

The Chieftains (9-5, 3-3 MAL) entered halftime up 21-17, but outscored the Tigers 16-7 in the third quarter and 14-9 in the fourth to get the win.

Daniel’s 25 points, nine rebounds and four steals led the charge.

Courtney Burns backed her with 10 points, Hope Brickner netted nine and Sicily Leiter and Brooke Arbogast both tossed in eight.

Leiter and Arbogast also each hauled in eight rebounds to help H-L hold a 52-24 advantage on the boards, and Leiter dished three assists.

Kiah Powell scored 10 points for the Tigers (6-11, 1-6) and Lindsay Davis, Raegan Fleckner and Olivia Frost each netted seven.