Late foul shots lift Bucks over Plymouth
SANDUSKY — Plymouth picked the wrong guy to foul, and by the time the Big Red did it, they should have known better.
Dalton Sheaffer sank two foul shots with four seconds left Tuesday to push Buckeye Central past Plymouth 56-55 in the Division IV sectional opener.
The winning pair of free throws gave him 16 points and let him finish 11 for 12 at the line, helping the Bucks end up 21 for 25 there.
Plymouth (5-18) looked to be in control after entering halftime up 34-24, but Buckeye Central rallied, cutting the deficit to 48-42 by the end of the third period before doubling up the Big Red 14-7 in the fourth.
Jacob Shade added 18 points and eight rebounds for Buckeye Central, Max Loy tossed in 13 points and Sheaffer also dished three assists.
Buckeye Central advances to play third-seeded Norwalk St. Paul in Friday’s 8 p.m. sectional final at Sandusky High.
Jarred Reed led Plymouth with 14 points, Austin Nester scored 12 points and Jacob Adams had nine points, six rebounds and five assists.
Woodward gets around FHS
MILLBURY — Fostoria rallied in the fourth quarter, but Woodward answered when it had to Tuesday to claim a 62-59 Division II sectional tournament win.
The Redmen trailed 46-40 entering the fourth quarter, but battled to take a 53-52 lead with 2:41 to play.
However, the Polar Bears (8-14) answered moments later to re-take the lead and held on to get the win.
Armand Cousin led Fostoria (5-18) with 18 points, Dae’mier Johnson netted 17, Maalik Tucker tossed in 12 and Aneas Cousin added 10.