Bucks earn first title since ’97

BUCYRUS — Courtney Pifher registered a double-double and three teammates combined for 36 points Tuesday as Buckeye Central beat Wynford 60-35 to claim the outright Northern 10 Athletic Conference title.

The championship is the first for the Bucks (21-1, 15-1 N10) since 1997.

Pifher tallied 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Buckeye Central. Jenna Karl tossed in 15 points, Taylor Ratliff scored 13 and Lexi Evak added eight.

Olivia Grove paced the Royals (5-17, 3-13) with 11 points and seven boards.

Gillig fuels

Blue Jackets

KANSAS — New Riegel’s offense was stop and go, but the Blue Jackets had Brianna Gillig.

Gillig poured in 43 points and added 15 rebounds and three steals Tuesday as New Riegel upended Lakota 64-53 in Sandusky Bay Conference River Division play.

The Blue Jackets (10-10, 8-1 SBC) led 21-16 at the first stop, but trailed 27-26 at halftime. They responded with a 27-11 scoring run in the third to gain momentum.

Gillig’s big night was aided by going 5 for 9 on 3-pointers and 16 for 27 overall.

Kaitlyn Kirian chipped in 11 points, Brooklyn Gillig dished nine assists and snared five steals, Lindsay Bouillon tallied seven rebounds and four assists and Kristin Coleman added four steals.

Lakota had a more balanced attack.

Kaitlyn Mogle scored 13 points. Mackenzie Feathers, Alex Gabel and Samantha Wallace each added nine points and Brooke Shank netted eight.

Shank also grabbed seven rebounds and Wallace had three steals.

Fogle’s 7 triples

fuels Rams

NORTH ROBINSON — Abigail Fogle drained seven 3-pointers Tuesday and she made some history doing it as Upper Sandusky toppled Colonel Crawford 71-41 in Northern 10 Athletic Conference action.

Fogle made her 318th 3-pointer, which moved her into fourth all-time in the state of Ohio in girls basketball history. She ended up with a game-high 25 points.

Backing Fogle was Megan Hensel with 15 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals, Alexis Fogle with 13 points and three steals and Madison McLaughlin with 11 points and four assists. Niki Young pulled down six rebounds.

The Rams (16-6, 12-4 N10) didn’t waste any time with Colonel Crawford (4-18, 3-13), racing out to a 26-9 lead after the opening frame, which hen turned into a 54-17 halftime advantage. The Rams were 10 of 16 from deep.

Danielle Horsley led CC with 13 points, while Hailey Miller finished with 11 points.