Early burst fuels Stockaders

PHOTO BY JONATHON BIRD Old Fort's Jordan Reineck drives past Carey's Sadie Arend during the first half of a basketball game on Thursday, Nov 29, 2018. Jonathon Bird

CAREY — Old Fort took control early and got a double-double from Laini Gillett in Thursday’s 45-22 romp of Carey.

Gillett tossed in seven of her 11 points in the first quarter to help the Stockaders grab a 15-5 lead.

Jenna Clouse chipped in 10 points for Old Fort and Morgan Miller tallied nine. Gillett also hauled in 11 rebounds.

Alaina Tiell paced the Blue Devils (0-2) with 10 points.

Senecas open with a win

PHOTO BY JONATHON BIRD Old Fort's Morgan Miller and Carey's Hannah Lonsway fight for the loose ball during the first half of a basketball game on Thursday, Nov 29, 2018. Jonathon Bird

Calvert got a combined 34 points from three players Thursday to beat New London 53-43 in the first game of the year.

Shelby Hemminger paced the Senecas with 16 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Sydney Johnson and Emma White both added nine points, with Johnson snaring three steals. Lexie White chipped in seven points, 12 boards and four assists.

BC powers past Plymouth

NEW WASHINGTON — Claudia Pifher popped in 20 points Thursday to spark Buckeye Central’s 48-30 win against Plymouth.

Elizabeth Heydinger backed Pifher with seven points for the Bucks (1-1).

Courtney Pifher grabbed eight rebounds and Lexi Evak hauled in seven, while Kyleigh Brown snared five steals.

Tigers jump all over South Central

GREENWICH — Jessica Bowerman nearly had a double-double and Seneca East dominated the start of each half Thursday en route to thumping South Central 63-36.

The Tigers led 21-6 after the first quarter and used a 12-2 advantage in the third to push their lead to 48-21.

Bowerman led the way with 14 points and nine rebounds for Seneca East (2-0). Emily Siesel also scored 14 points and Bailey Hamilton had 11.

Cold shooting can’t stop Raiders

SYCAMORE — Neither team shot well from the field, but Lakota did better at the line Thursday to upend Mohawk 38-31.

Both squads hovered around 26 percent on field goal tries, with Lakota ending 13 for 51 while the Warriors (0-1) went 13 for 50.

But the Raiders (2-0) countered that with a 9-for-17 effort on free throws while Mohawk suffered through a 1-of-8 slide at the line.

Samantha Wallace led Lakota with 11 points, Brooke Shank had 10 and Madison King had nine.

Mohawk got 15 points from Aubrie Harper and 11 from Aubrey Margraf.

Rams can’t catch Willard

WILLARD — Three Willard players scored in double digits and the Crimson Flashes dominated in the middle quarters Thursday en route to beating Upper Sandusky 66-40.

The Crimson Flashes led just 20-16 at the first stop before outscoring the Rams 20-8 in the second period and 16-8 in the third.

Cassidy Crawford keyed Willard with 15 points, McKena Stephens and Lydia Wiers both scored 10 and Chloe Wiers added eight.

Alexis Fogle tossed in 18 game-high points for Upper Sandusky (2-1) and Madison McLaughlin had 10 points and seven rebounds.