Old Fort clinches share of SBC River
OLD FORT — Old Fort started fast and didn’t let up against Calvert Saturday in a 63-44 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division matchup.
With the win, the Stockaders clinched at least a share of the league crown.
Old Fort (17-4, 12-1) led 21-5 after the first stop and 30-15 at the half. After a 22-10 third quarter, the Stockaders were cruising up 52-23.
Old Fort had 10 players score as Madison Guth recorded 14 points and four assists, while Morgan Miller added 10 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three blocks, Ashlyn Magers tacked on nine points and Kara Davidson added eight points and seven boards. Jenna Clouse tallied five assists and four steals and Laini Gillett dished four assists.
Ashlyn Jones dropped in 18 points for the Senecas. They also got 15 points from Lexie White and eight points by Maddie Schumacher.
Shooting woes can’t keep Tigers from
tying win record
BUCYRUS — Seneca East struggled from the field, ending up hitting just less than 20 percent of its shot attempts.
But free throws were a different matter.
Led by Jessica Bowerman’s 16-for-20 foul shooting effort, the Tigers went 27 for 32 at the line and overcame a 38-34 deficit at the start of the fourth quarter Saturday to beat Wynford 51-45.
The victory not only let the Tigers end a perfect 16-0 in the Northern 10 Athletic Conference, but tied a program record for wins in a season — the 2014-15 team finished 20-6 — by moving Seneca East to 20-1.
Saturday’s win came two days after the Tigers claimed the outright N10 title, their first crown since taking the 1981-82 Seneca County League championship, by outlasting Buckeye Central 63-56 in double overtime.
Bowerman topped Seneca East in Saturday’s game with 25 points and 14 rebounds. Emily Siesel and Caylin Quiggle each netted seven points and Marina Adachi and Alexis Hick tallied six points each.
The Tigers needed every point.
Wynford (13-6, 9-5) overcame a 27-22 halftime deficit by outscoring Seneca East 16-7 in the third period to grab the 38-34 lead.
The Royals finished 18 for 40 from the field, but couldn’t hold back Seneca East in the fourth quarter.
Lyndie Williams scored 16 points for Wynford and Olivia Grove added 10.
LAKESIDE — Aubrey Bouillon had a double-double and New Riegel took advantage of Danbury’s frigid shooting Saturday to post a 36-24 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division win.
Bouillon led everyone with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while tying the lead with six steals
Brooklyn Gillig added 11 points for the Blue Jackets.
Kalee Rakosky and Annie Tibbels each scored seven points for the Lakers, who ended just 10 for 38 from the field. Tibbels added six steals and Kayla Rodriguez had five rebounds and three steals.
Rams’ 1-2 punch
too much for Mohawk
SYCAMORE — Alivia Oney and Alexis Fogle combined for 14 points and 14 rebounds Saturday to spark Upper Sandusky’s 38-32 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win against Mohawk.
Oney tallied 13 points and Fogle scored 11, with both hauling in seven boards for the Rams (13-7, 11-4 N10).
Marah Gillig’s 12 points topped the Warriors (4-16, 3-12) and Aubrie Harper had 11.
Santoros, surge in
second fuel Bellevue
CLYDE — Bellevue’s defense smothered Clyde in the first half and the Santoro sisters teamed up to nearly match Clyde’s offensive output Saturday in a 67-41 Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division win.
The Redmen led 14-7 at the first stop before blitzing the Fliers 20-2 in the second period for a 34-9 advantage.
Cory Santoro popped in 20 points for Bellevue and Casey Santoro scored 18.
Gabby Turner backed them with 10 points.
Alexis Keegan tossed in 13 points for Clyde and Sidney Hohman had 11.
Bucks gang up
NEW WASHINGTON — Lexi Evak registered a double-double and three teammates scored in double digits Saturday in Buckeye Central’s 78-42 Northern 10 Athletic Conference romp past Bucyrus.
Evak tallied 10 points and 13 rebounds to key the Bucks (17-3, 13-2 N10).
Courtney Pifher added 19 points, Claudia Pifher had 15 points and five steals, Taylor Ratliff registered 12 points and seven assists and Elizabeth Heydinger tossed in eight points.
Tornadoes bounce back
After a frustrating loss to New Riegel Thursday, Columbian got back to its winning ways Saturday with a 54-45 non-league win over Mansfield Senior.
TC (11-8) sprinted out to an 18-9 lead after the first period and led 26-24 at the half. A 16-8 third quarter propelled the Tornadoes to the win.
Kaia Woods compiled 17 points for TC, while Abby Dryfuse scored 16 (now 30 points away from 1,000 for her career) and Serena Ingalls ended with eight points and 11 rebounds.
Columbian did a good job on the boards with a 40-29 edge, but did struggle at the charity stripe going 15 of 35.
KANSAS — Madison King led Lakota in points Saturday with 15, but it was her last bucket that was the key one.
With two seconds left in the game, King hit the game-winning shot, giving the Raiders a 48-47 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division win over Sandusky St. Mary.
Alexa Gabel chipped in 12 points and Aliza Dauterman ended with 10 points.
Ashley Huntley had 14 points for the Panthers, while Allison Weilnau finished with nine.
The Raiders made it a little closer than it probably had to be shooting just 7 of 19 at the free throw line.
BASCOM — Neither team shot particularly well Saturday, but Hopewell-Loudon did enough to top Genoa 44-26 in non-league action.
Olivia Zender had a solid game for H-L with 18 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists, while MaKayla Elmore chipped in 17 points, 11 rebounds and three steals.
H-L shot 35 percent (15-44) from the floor, while holding Genoa to 29 percent (11-37), including 2 of 17 (11 percent) from 3.
Rylee Frederickson led the Comets with nine points and seven rebounds. Kendall Gerke pulled down 11 boards.
Big 4th quarter
CAREY — Carey led Ridgedale 33-28 after three quarters, but a big 22-13 fourth lifted the Blue Devils to a 55-41 Northern 10 Athletic Conference victory.
Hannah Lonsway led the winners with 14 points, while Sadie Arend tacked on 12 points and Alaina Tiell finished with eight points. Avarie Stewart had seven boards. Arend swiped six steals and Ellison Roark dished four assists.
McKinley Britton popped in 15 points for the Rockets. Raylynn Mullins added 10.