Second-quarter run fuels Rams

WILLARD — Cam McCreary and Mason Vent helped Upper Sandusky dominate the second quarter Friday, helping turn a close game into a n 83-59 rout by the Rams in the season-opener against Willard.

The Rams led just 19-17 at the end of the first quarter, but outscored Willard 28-11 in the second to take command.

Vent tossed in 13 of his game-high 29 points in the second period for Upper Sandusky while McCreary used a 6-for-7 effort at the line to add 10 points in the period on his way to 22 in the game.

Evan Young backed them with 17 points and Jason Holly netted eight.

Cooper Parrott scored 14 points for the Crimson Flashes and Terry Baldridge and Myles Pinkston both had 13.

Big Red clips Bucks in OT

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth rallied from a five-point deficit at the start of the fourth quarter to force overtime, then scored the only points in the extra period Friday to nip Buckeye Central 50-48 in the season-opener for both teams.

The Bucks led 32-27 at the end of the third period before Plymouth fought back.

Jacob Adams scored 17 points for the Big Red and Kade Collins and Walker Elliott each added 15. Blake Gibson also grabbed eight rebounds.

Mason Stahl’s 16 points and 13 rebounds led Buckeye Central. Darren Wurm chipped in 14 points and eight boards.

Clay breezes past TC

OREGON — Oregon Clay vaulted out 20-9 by the end of the first quarter and kept Columbian in check from there Friday en route to a 58-38 win.

L.J. Reaves netted 13 points for the Tornadoes in the loss, and Chase Frankhauser added eight.

Blue Devils hold off Falcons

CAREY — Riverdale started and ended well, but the middle quarters didn’t go as well in a 55-52 loss to Carey Friday night.

The Falcons led 15-8 after the first stop, but Carey outscored them 35-20 in the middle quarters to take a commanding lead.

Hayden Stone led the Blue Devils (1-0) with a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds. Jordan Dasher added 16 points and both Griffin Summit and Noah Babb had six. The Blue Devils had the rebounding edge, 31-23, but didn’t shoot free throws well, going just 5 of 15 from the charity stripe. The teams combined for 53 turnovers.