Rams race away from TC
Vent makes it a 60-point weekend with 31-point effort against Tornadoes
UPPER SANDUSKY — Upper Sandusky led by 10 by the end of the first quarter and kept on rolling Saturday, dropping Columbian 83-62.
Seven different Rams (2-0) scored in the opening period, led by Mason Vent’s seven, to forge a 25-15 advantage.
Vent finished with 31 game-high points, Evan Young netted 14, Jason Holly had 12, Trevor Clifford tossed in nine and Cameron McCreary ended with eight.
Bryce Burns sparked the Tornadoes (0-2) with 20 points. L.J. Reaves added 13 points and Davaunte Brockington tallied 10, but none of the other Tornadoes scored more than six.
Stockaders rumble past Vanlue
OLD FORT — Old Fort built a solid lead in the first quarter, then erupted in the second Saturday to set the tone in a 90-38 win against Vanlue.
The Stockaders led 25-14 at the first stop before racing past the Wildcats 25-4 in the second period.
Zach DeWese sparked the assault with 22 points, seven assists, six steals and six rebounds for Old Fort (1-0).
Carson Steyer scored 13 points, Mason Salas added 12 points and five assists, and Garrett Havens and Gregory Steyer both had nine points.
Bucks can’t catch Trojans
NEW WASHINGTON — South Central broke free in the third quarter Saturday to beat Buckeye Central 52-40.
The Trojans (2-0) led just 23-19 at halftime, but outscored the Bucks 10-4 in the third period to gain some breathing room.
Simon Blair led the way with 24 points. Alex Holland and Isaiah Seidel both grabbed eight rebounds.
Darren Wurm tallied 16 points and eight boards for the Bucks (0-2). Tyler Rose and Brady Biglin both scored eight points.
Knights break away
in second half
CAREY — Van Buren pulled away in the second half to turn a close game into a 61-51 win Saturday against Carey.
The Black Knights (1-0) led just 28-27 at halftime before outscoring Carey 15-9 in the third period and 18-15 in the fourth.
Hayden Stone tossed in 19 game-high points for the Blue Devils (1-1) in the loss, and added 12 rebounds.
Isaiah Hoepf chipped in nine points for Carey and Casey Crawford had eight.
NORWALK — Kaia Woods scored a game-high 25 points, while Hailey Cooper drained three 3-pointers for 15 points in a 67-43 Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division win over Norwalk.
Columbian (2-1, 1-0) led 12-8 after the opening quarter and then raised the lead to 30-20 at the half. A big 22-8 third quarter broke the contest open.
Serena Ingalls chipped in eight points and seven rebounds for the Tornadoes and Abby Dryfuse had seven points.
Norwalk tallied 24 turnovers and went 13 of 30 from the free throw line.
Gillig powers NR past Raiders
NEW RIEGEL — Brooklyn Gillig poured in 27 points and New Riegel held Lakota to just 11 for 49 from the field Saturday to claim a 51-32 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division win.
Aubrey Bouillon added seven steals and five assists for the Blue Jackets (1-2, 1-0 SBC River Division) and Sydney Hohman hauled in nine rebounds.
Brooke Schank’s 10 points and 11 rebounds led the Raiders. Aliza Dauterman grabbed 10 boards and Katelyn Klotz and Samantha Wallace both dished three assists.
Pirates flatten Clyde
CLYDE — Perkins owned the second quarter and Olivia Howard keyed the Pirates in the third Saturday in a 46-36 Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division win.
The Pirates used an 18-4 scoring surge in the second period to enter halftime up 30-12. Howard then scored nine of her game-high 23 points in the third period to help extend the advantage to 45-24.
Avery Bing backed her with nine points for Perkins (1-1, 1-0 SBC Lake).
Alexis Keegan scored 14 points for the Fliers (1-3, 0-1).
Lady Red blast Blue Streaks
BELLEVUE — The Santoro sisters combined for 41 points Saturday as Bellevue dropped Sandusky 73-28 in Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division play.
Casey Santoro led the Lady Red (2-0, 1-0) with 24 points, four rebounds, six steals and three assists, while Cory Santoro added 17 points and six steals, McKenna Davis chipped in 10 points and 10 rebounds and Riley Mohr had seven points and four steals. Payton Vogel tallied six points, seven rebounds, four steals and three assists.
Overall, Bellevue recorded 30 steals.
The Lady Red led 25-7 at the first stop and took a commanding 37-12 lead into the half.