Bucks upset bid against Rams comes up short
NEW WASHINGTON — Upper Sandusky’s dreams of challenging Colonel Crawford for the Northern 10 Athletic Conference title almost went by the wayside Saturday night as Buckeye Central made things tough for the Rams.
In the end, Upper Sandusky won 43-39.
The contest was tied at 20 at the half, but Upper Sandusky (14-3, 10-1 N10) outscored the Bucks (4-13, 4-8) 23-19 for the win.
Mason Vent led the winners with a game-high 16 points. Jevon Dible chipped in 11 points and five rebounds.
Max Loy struggled, shooting 3 of 13 from the floor, but still led the Bucks with nine points. Darren Wurm had eight.
Both teams were cold shooting as Upper Sandusky shot 33 percent (14 of 42) and the Bucks were at 36 percent (15 of 41). The Rams had the free throw edge, going 11 of 15, compared to just 5 of 7. The teams also combined for 35 turnovers.
Eagles hold off Tigers
ATTICA — The first time Seneca East and Colonel Crawford played this season, the Eagles dominated the Tigers and won, 89-41.
This time at Seneca East, it was a little different.
The Tigers led the Eagles 26-21 at the half, but an 18-7 third quarter in favor of the Eagles gave Colonel Crawford momentum as it ended up winning, 54-50.
Cameron McCreary led the Eagles (15-3, 11-1 N10) with 19 points, while Harley Shaum added 13 and Jordan Fenner finished with 11.
Tyler Turek had a big game posting a double-double of 17 points and 16 rebounds for Seneca East (10-6, 6-6). Alex Forehand chipped in nine points and D.J. Ruffing ended with eight points.
Warriors overpower Bucyrus in N10 clash
BUCYRUS — Mohawk dominated from the start and Zach Hayman poured in 27 points Saturday as the Warriors rolled past Bucyrus 69-57 in Northern 10 Athletic Conference play.
The Warriors (11-5, 9-3 N10) jumped out 20-6 by the end of the first quarter, with Chris Klopp scoring nine of his 11 points in the period.
Keith Jenkins scored 12 more points for Mohawk and Kaiden Hammer helped out all over with five points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals. Klopp also hauled in six boards.
Lucas Kozinski scored 11 points for the Redmen (2-13, 1-10), Ryan Evans tallied 10 and Gram Dick and Dylan Goff both had eight.
Stone-led Blue Devils crush Royals
CAREY — After a slow start by both teams, Carey erupted in the second quarter, using a 19-8 run to propel itself to a 76-61 win over Northern 10 Athletic Conference foe Wynford Saturday.
At the first stop the game was tied a seven. Something sparked the Blue Devil offense in the second as it jumped out to a 26-15 halftime lead.
The Royals outscored Carey 24-20 in the third, but the Blue Devils held on to a 46-39 edge going in to the final quarter of action.
Just for safe measures, Carey piled on 30 points in the final quarter to secure the win.
Hayden Stone led the Blue Devil offense with 29 points while grabbing eight rebounds. Trey Bame added 16 points to the winning efforts.
Wynford was led by game-leading scorer Josh Crall with 37 points. Cole Heilen tossed in 11 for the Royals.
Ernsthausen fuels Golden Bears
GIBSONBURG — Gibsonburg gained breathing room in the second quarter and Josh Ernsthausen came off the bench for a big game Saturday as Gibsonburg upended Lakota 54-45.
The Golden Bears (4-10) trailed 11-10 after the first period, but stormed past Lakota 21-5 in the second for a 31-16 halftime lead.
The Raiders (2-14) rallied in the second half and cut the deficit to six points with a minute to go, but couldn’t overtake Gibsonburg.
Ernsthausen led everyone with 31 points, hitting five 3-pointers.
Addison Weaver added 11 points and Nate Kissell grabbed 10 rebounds.
Tyler Wehrle paced Lakota with 12 points and 11 boards. Josh Kagy scored 13 points and Levi Myers had 12.
Whippets’ fast start downs Redmen
BELLEVUE — Bellevue scored 62 points and made eight 3-pointers Saturday against Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division rival Shelby.
However, it was Shelby that scored 25 first-quarter points and led 40-27 at the half on its way to a 69-62 victory.
Uriah Schwemley led Shelby (10-6, 5-4 SBC Lake) with 16 points, while Carter Brooks chipped in 13, Hunter Hoffman popped in 11 and Nick Amstutz finished with 10.
Trey Ruhlman had 19 points for Bellevue (7-8, 3-6). Jake Waskielis poured in 14 points and Caleb Marshall scored 10.
Late run keys Comets
GENOA — Genoa raced past Clyde 23-8 in the fourth quarter Saturday to turn a close game into a 64-52 win.
The Comets (14-3) trailed 44-41 at the end of the third period before taking control.
Jacob Plantz tossed in 31 points for Genoa, Andrew Bench scored 12 and Nate Lewis chipped in nine.
The Fliers (10-6) got 13 points from Cam Farrar, 11 from Trevor Burtch and eight from Seth Hohman.