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3-pointers, foul shots key for Buckeye Central

NEW WASHINGTON — They were tied at the end of each of the first three quarters and were nearly tied at the end of the fourth, but Buckeye Central survived a miss at the buzzer by Seneca East to claim a 42-40 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win Tuesday.

Buckeye Central’s advantage came at the lines — 3-pointers and foul shots.

The Bucks (3-1, 3-0 N10) went 7 of 22 on 3-pointers and 9 of 15 on foul shots, while Seneca East ended 2 of 10 on 3-pointers and 4 of 6 on free throws.

Claudia Pifher scored 12 points for Buckeye Central and Taylor Ratliff and Ally Green each netted 10. Ratliff also grabbed seven rebounds, Kendra Ackerman dished four assists and Green snared three steals.

Jessica Bowerman scored 13 points for the Tigers (3-2, 3-1) and Alexis Hicks added 12, with both grabbing seven rebounds.

Unbeaten Bellevue

steamrolls Fliers

CLYDE — The Santoro sisters each topped 20 points in just three quarters Tuesday as Bellevue blasted Clyde 87-43 in Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division action.

The unbeaten Redmen (5-0, 2-0 SBC) took control early, with a 28-11 lead at the end of the first quarter and a 55-23 halftime advantage.

Cory Santoro popped in a game-high 25 points for Bellevue and Casey Santoro netted 23 for Bellevue. Kami Hay backed them with nine points, Emma Bollinger added eight and Gabby Turner and Brynn Vogel each tossed in seven.

Kaylee Eltringham and Kristen Harrah each paced the Fliers (2-3, 1-2) with 13 points.

Chieftains flatten

Gibsonburg

BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon dominated from the start and ended with more points off 3-pointers than Gibsonburg had as a team Tuesday in an 81-24 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division rout.

The Chieftains (4-0, 3-0 SBC) led 26-8 at the first stop and 48-14 at halftime, finishing 9 of 28 on 3-pointers.

MaKayla Elmore keyed H-L with 36 points, eight rebounds, five blocks and four steals.

Kaia Woods backed her with 18 points, six steals and three assists, Olivia Zender tallied 15 points, five steals and four assists, Abbe Beidelschies chipped in three steals and three assists and Lennah Fox dished three assists.

The Golden Bears (0-4, 0-1) got six points and 10 boards from Marissa Bruns.

Rossford rolls past FHS

FOSTORIA — Rossford vaulted out to a 27-11 halftime lead and rolled from there Tuesday in a 50-29 Northern Buckeye Conference win against winless Fostoria.

The Redmen (0-7, 0-3 NBC) got six points from Imani Velazquez in the loss and five from Christina Maurer.

Late rally not enough for TC

MANSFIELD — Columbian rallied late, but Mansfield Madison held on Tuesday to earn a 60-56 win.

The Rams led just 17-13 at the first stop, but outscored Columbian 33-22 over the middle quarters to forge a 50-35 advantage.

The Tornadoes (3-2) countered with a 21-10 scoring barrage in the fourth, but couldn’t overtake Madison.

Serena Ingalls sparked TC with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Hailey Cooper added nine points.

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