Diehm leads Seneca East past Danbury
LAKESIDE — Seneca East senior guard Johnny Diehm recorded a big double-double of 30 points and 13 rebounds, while also dishing three assists Saturday as the Tigers rolled past Danbury for a 74-59 non-league victory.
Seneca East raced out to a 19-12 lead after one quarter and upped the score to 42-25 at the half and then cruised from there. Other than Diehm, Alex Forehand had 18 points and seven boards and Clint Wurm tallied eight points and nine assists for the Tigers. Seneca East scored 29 baskets on 25 assists.
Danbury was led by Grady Mack’s 21 points, while Brad Pruitt ended with 15.
Fast start leads to New Riegel win
NEW RIEGEL — Ben Dryfuse and Brandon Arbogast combined for 33 points Saturday as New Riegel topped Sandusky Bay Conference River Division foe St. Wendelin, 56-42.
The Blue Jackets (6-3, 4-1 SBC) started fast with a 38-25 halftime advantage and raised the lead to 53-33 after three quarters. Dryfuse collected 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists, while Arbogast chipped in 16 points and three steals, Mitchell Kramer scored 11 points and Shane Halcomb added seven points and four assists.
Cyle Smith dropped in 16 points for St. Wendelin (2-8, 0-5), while Andrew Schetter registered 10 points and six boards.
Warriors outlast Rockets
MORRAL — Despite shooting 9 of 22 from the free throw line, Mohawk held off Ridgedale for a 49-46 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win.
Chris Klopp led Mohawk with 14 points, while Kaiden Hammer tacked on 10 points and Zach Hayman finished with nine points. Nick Hunley and Nick Bridges scored 14 points for the Rockets.
Chieftains get to 9 wins
BASCOM — Gauge Sadler dropped in 16 points and Jordyn Jury added 10 as Hopewell-Loudon slipped past Woodmore 46-43 in a non-league matchup Saturday.
Sadler hit four 3-pointers for the Chieftains (9-1), while Luke Bolte had eight points. Jury pulled down six rebounds and dished four assists. Sadler and Trent Ardner had four steals.
The Chieftains shot 16 of 52, while Woodmore went 16 of 54 from the field.
Derek Wank led the Wildcats with 17 points and both Kevin Paul and Mitchell Miller ended with nine points.
11 Rams score in thrashing of Royals
UPPER SANDUSKY — Four of 11 Upper Sandusky players scored in double digits Saturday as the Rams whipped Wynford 81-33 in Northern 10 Athletic Conference play.
Wes Vent led the winners with 19 points, while Ry Adams added 15 on five 3-pointers, Noah Dible had 11 points and Jevon Dible ended with 10. With a slim 16-14 lead after one quarter, the Rams (12-0, 7-0 N10) outscored the Royals 65-21 the rest of the way.
Jordan Creel scored 11 points for the Royals, and Jack Reed had 10.
Middle quarters hurt BC
NEW WASHINGTON — In quarters one and four, Buckeye Central outscored Colonel Crawford 30-27, but in the middle quarters the Eagles had the upper hand (28-14) as they walked away with a 55-44 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win.
Both teams were cold shooting from the perimeter (5 of 31 combined), but Colonel Crawford was 20 of 39 overall compared to 16 of 55 for BC. Heath Starkey led the winners with 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Cameron McCreary had 12 points and four assists and Harley Shaum ended with 11 points.
Jacob Shade’s 13 points and eight rebounds weren’t enough for the Bucks. Max Loy tacked on 11 points.
Carey drops 108 points on Redmen
CAREY — Five Carey players scored in double figures Saturday as the Blue Devils walloped Bucyrus 108-69 in Northern 10 Athletic Conference play. Trey Bame led Carey (6-4, 6-1 N10) with 24 points, while Hayden Russell chipped in 17 and Griffin Summit and Cody Luzader both ended up with 16. Summit grabbed eight rebounds. Garrett Summit scored 13 points and Brayden Wentling tallied eight points and six assists.
The lowest scoring quarter for the Blue Devils was 24 in the second period. They raced out to a 30-12 lead after the opening quarter. Carey was 37 of 58 from the floor, and went 20 of 27 from the free throw line.