Blue Jackets out-scrap Stockaders in key SBC River matchup

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel struggled with shooting, but outscored Old Fort 8-0 off turnovers Saturday to claw its way to a 30-28 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division win.

The Blue Jackets ended just 12 of 48 overall (25%) and 0 of 7 on 3-pointers while also finishing only 6 of 11 at the foul line (54.4%).

Old Fort fared only slightly better from the field, going 10 of 38 overall (26.3%) and 4 of 16 on 3-pointers (25%). However, the Stockaders went just 4 of 10 at the foul line.

Both committed plenty of turnovers — 20 for Old Fort, 17 for New Riegel — but Old Fort couldn’t convert any of New Riegel’s miscues into points.

Brooklyn Gillig led the Blue Jackets with nine points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals. Aubrey Bouillon added seven points, eight boards, four steals and three assists. Sydney Hohman and Kayleigh Lininger each scored six points.

Old Fort got seven points each from Kara Davidson and Jaislynn Woodall. Chloe Wilkinson hauled in 11 rebounds, Davidson had eight boards and Jordan Reineck dished five assists.

Defense fuels

offense for Chieftains

BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon used its defense as a catalyst for its offense Saturday in a 66-29 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division romp past Sandusky St. Mary.

The Chieftains scored 24 points off St. Mary’s 32 turnovers, using the defensive dominance to vault out to a 42-18 halftime lead.

Olivia Zender paced H-L with 18 points, eight steals and five assists, MaKayla Elmore had 17 points, five rebounds and four blocks, and Kaia Woods tallied 12 points, nine steals, six assists and five boards.

Abbe Beidelschies backed them with nine points, Kenzie Coleman registered six points and three steals and Morgan Searles handed out three assists.

Jillian McGuire had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Panthers, Allison Weilnau turned in six points and six boards, and Sara Morrow added eight rebounds and four steals.

Hay sparks quick start

SANDUSKY — Bellevue took control early and got a combined 43 points from the Santoro sisters Saturday in a 70-57 Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division win against Perkins.

Kami Hay scored all nine of her points in the first quarter to help the Redmen leap out to a 26-14 lead at the first stop.

Casey Santoro ended up leading Bellevue with 23 points and Cory Santoro tossed in 20. Emma Bollinger backed them with eight. Gabby Turner (6) and Alex Fiske (4) teamed up for the team’s other 10 points.

Olivia Howard’s 22 points topped the Pirates. Kelley Baker netted 10 points.

Surge in third carries SE

ARCADIA — Seneca East rallied in the third quarter and held off Arcadia from there Saturday to claim a 51-47 win.

Arcadia entered halftime up 24-15, but the Tigers used a 26-11 scoring surge in the third quarter to grab a 41-35 advantage.

Jessica Bowerman topped the Tigers (11-2) with 23 points and 10 rebounds, Makenna Depinet scored 12 points and Alexis Hicks chipped in nine points and eight boards.

Caity Cramer hit six 3-pointers and paced the Redskins with 21 points.

Rams hammer

Royals for top N10 spot

BUCYRUS — Just a half game separated them atop the conference standings heading into the game.

Then came tipoff.

Cameron McCreary keyed a dominating first quarter, Brett Montgomery and Gavin Carey kept the momentum going in the second quarter and Upper Sandusky thumped Wynford 91-58 Saturday in Northern 10 Athletic Conference play.

McCreary netted 11 of his 17 points in the first quarter to help the Rams, now 7-0 in the N10, jump out 22-11.

Montgomery and Carey each scored eight points in the second period to help push the advantage to 49-22 by halftime and the Rams (11-1) cruised from there.

Carey ended with a team-high 18 points, Montgomery finished with 16, Mason Vent added 12 and Evan Young tossed in 11.

The Royals (8-4, 6-2 N10) got a game-high 24 points from Josh Crall and another 10 from Gavin Burris.

Eagles storm off in second

NORTH ROBINSON — Colonel Crawford roared away in the second quarter to set the tone in what became a 62-38 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win against Buckeye Central.

The Eagles (9-2, 6-1 N10) led just 12-6 at the first stop before using a 23-3 burst in the second period to take command.

A balanced attack helped, with Gavin Feichtner and Chase Walker each scoring 12 points, Mason Studer and Jordan Fenner both netting 10, Carter Valentine tossing in nine and Reis Walker adding seven.

Studer grabbed seven rebounds, Fenner dished seven assists, Reis Walker had six boards and three steals and Chase Walker snared four steals.

The Bucks (2-9, 1-6) got 12 points and seven rebounds from Brady Kerschner. Aiden McDougal scored eight points, Alex Kanney added seven points, Jake Heefner hauled in nine rebounds and Damian Dean had four assists.

Kalb-led Tigers rally

ATTICA — Andrew Kalb fueled a fourth-quarter comeback Saturday as Seneca East rallied past Arcadia 56-55.

The Tigers (3-8) trailed 43-33 at the end of the third quarter, but Kalb tossed in 11 of his game-high 18 points in the final eight minutes to help Seneca East post a 23-12 scoring surge.

Luke Stockmaster and Andy Bauman both backed him with eight points and Jake Forehand added seven.

Brause, Tusing spark Warriors

SYCAMORE — Brock Brause and Austin Tusing combined for 39 points Saturday to propel Mohawk past Northern 10 Athletic Conference foe Ridgedale 58-47.

Brause led the Warriors (7-6, 4-4 N10) with 21 points and Tusing tossed in 18.

Landen Snyder chipped in another nine points for Mohawk, who outscored the Rockets 32-23 in the second half.

Clayton Lust scored a game-high 25 points for Ridgedale (3-8, 1-6), Sam Leach had 10 and Adam Beard added eight.

Blue Devils crush Redmen

BUCYRUS — Hayden Stone turned in a double-double and Carey dominated in the first half Saturday in an 82-52 thumping of Northern 10 Athletic Conference foe Bucyrus.

Stone tallied 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils, who sprinted out to a 43-17 halftime lead.

Ian Yeater chipped in 11 points for Carey (7-3, 6-1 N10) and Hayden Nash added 10.

Lucas Kozinski scored 25 points for the Redmen (1-12, 1-8).

and Mike Wise netted eight.