Early burst fuels Tornadoes

Clyde's Kritsin Harrah takes a shot between Columbian's Abby Dryfuse and Hannah Cooper during the first half of a basketball game on Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019. Jonathon Bird

CLYDE — Columbian roared through the first half Tuesday on the way to beating Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division foe Clyde 69-50.

The Tornadoes (6-5, 2-3 SBC) doubled up the Fliers 16-8 in the first quarter before unloading for a 25-7 burst in the second.

Kaia Woods led the charge with 25 points, Abby Dryfuse netted 16 and Hailey Cooper tossed in 15. Hannah Cooper hauled in eight rebounds.

Siera Hisey netted 15 points for Clyde (5-7, 2-3) and Kristen Harrah 14 points. Alexis Keegan grabbed five rebounds.

Bellevue blasts

Columbian's Hannah Cooper is swarmed by Clyde's Kamdyn Taylor and Haley Salazar during the first half of a basketball game on Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019. Jonathon Bird

Blue Streaks

BELLEVUE — Even if Bellevue only counted its 3-pointers and foul shots, the Lady Red would have won comfortably. Add in the other buckets, and it was a runaway Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division win.

Five players combined for eight 3-pointers and the Lady Red shot a sizzling 13 for 16 at the line Tuesday on the way to thumping Norwalk 73-24.

Casey Santoro scored 19 points for fourth-ranked Bellevue (11-1, 5-0 SBC), Cory Santoro added 16, Payton Vogel netted 12, Gabby Turner added nine and McKenna Davis had eight.

Mascie Horner’s eight points topped the Blue Streaks (1-7, 0-4).

H-L outlasts Woodmore in OT

ELMORE — MaKayla Elmore dominated the game and Hopewell-Loudon held on in overtime Tuesday to claim a 58-56 win against Woodmore.

Elmore topped everyone with 29 points, 13 rebounds, six blocks and five steals. She also tallied three assists.

Abbe Beidelschies chipped in eight points for the Chieftains (11-2), Kenzie Coleman had seven points and Olivia Zender dished three assists.

Brooke Allen keyed the Wildcats (7-4) with 13 points and three blocks. Jordan Nighswander added 11 points and seven rebounds, Nora LaMunyon had eight points and five assists and Katie Brugger tallied seven points and eight rebounds.

Surge in fourth keys Buckeye Central

NEW WASHINGTON — Buckeye Central pulled away late Tuesday to turn a close game into a 42-30 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win against Colonel Crawford.

The Bucks (9-2, 7-1 N10) led just 31-28 entering the final period, but used an 11-2 surge from there to get the win.

Claudia Pifher tossed in 21 points for Buckeye Central, Courtney Pifher had 10 points and three assists and Lexi Evak hauled in eight rebounds.

Allison Teglovic scored 10 points for the Eagles (8-4, 4-4).

Blue Jackets power past St. Joe

FREMONT — Three New Riegel players combined to outscore Fremont St. Joe in Tuesday’s 40-27 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division win.

Sydney Hohman sparked the Blue Jackets (4-6, 4-3 SBC) with 13 points, Aubrey Bouillon had 10 points, six rebounds and three assists, and Brooklyn Gillig added seven points.

Foul shooting also helped New Riegel. The Blue Jackets ended 16 for 21 at the line while the Crimson Streaks went just 2 for 7.

Raiders rule

final period

GIBSONBURG — Lakota countered shaky foul shooting with tight fourth-quarter defense Tuesday to pull away from Gibsonburg for a 42-31 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division win.

The teams ended the third quarter knotted at 26, but the Raiders outscored Gibsonburg 16-5.

The finals surge came despite a 3-for-9 showing at the foul line over the final eight minutes en route to a 5-for-16 showing on free throws for the game.

Samantha Wallace scored 10 points for the Raiders, Aliza Dauterman had nine and Alexa Gabel ended with eight.

Becca Morelock’s 17 game-high points paced the Golden Bears, but she was held to one 3-pointer in the fourth quarter and none of her teammates scored more than five points in the game.

Dominating first half carries SE

MARION — Seneca East controlled the first half and held off Marion Pleasant from there Tuesday for a 45-37 win.

The Tigers (12-1) vaulted to a 26-10 halftime lead before getting outscored 27-19 in the second half.

Emily Siesel led Seneca East’s charge with 11 points and Jessica Bowerman and Alexis Hicks both netted 10. Hicks also hauled in nine rebounds.

Erica Linder, who averages 17 points per game, was held to just 10 for the Spartans (7-5).

Rams hold off Wynford

UPPER SANDUSKY — Alivia Oney and Alexis Fogle combined for 32 points Tuesday to push Upper Sandusky past Wynford 54-51 in Northern 10 Athletic Conference play.

Oney netted 17 points and four assists for the Rams (8-4, 6-2 N10) and Fogle had 15 points and eight steals.

Madison McLaughlin chipped in eight points and eight rebounds for Upper Sandusky.