Early domination sparks Stockaders

PHOTO BY PAT GAIETTO Old Fort's Casey Clouse drives past St. Joe's Derek Ritzman Friday in Old Fort.

OLD FORT — Old Fort bottled up Fremont St. Joe’s offense in the first half while spreading the ball around all game long Friday en route to a 57-46 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division win.

The Stockaders (14-1, 11-0 SBC) cruised into halftime with a 28-12 lead, then held off St. Joe (10-5, 7-4) from there.

Carson Steyer keyed the victors with 14 points and eight rebounds, Jordan Smith had 10 points and four assists, Zach Dewese added nine points and three steals and Colin Nutter had nine points and seven boards.

Blake Michael scored a game-high 20 points for the Crimson Streaks, Noah Lindenberger tossed in 12 and Grant Stepanic had nine.

Burst over middle

quarters fuels H-L

BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon outscored Danbury 35-13 over the middle quarters to turn a solid lead into a 72-39 win Friday in a Sandusky Bay Conference River Division game.

The Chieftains (10-4, 7-3 SBC) ended the first quarter up 22-13 before racing away over the next two periods.

Jordyn Jury led the charge with 23 points for H-L, Carter Ritchey netted 15 and Carter Coffman scored 10.

Travis Milligan hauled in eight rebounds, Ried Jury dished five assists and Ritchey snared four steals.

Jerry Owens scored 11 points for the Lakers (0-15, 0-10) and Tyler Murray and Beau Buchanan both tossed in nine. Murray also registered six rebounds and three steals.

Panthers power off

NEW RIEGEL — Sandusky St. Mary broke free in the second quarter and nearly got a double-double from Nate Roesch in Friday’s 54-42 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division win against New Riegel.

The teams ended the first quarter knotted at 12, but a 20-9 scoring burst in the second put the Panthers in control.

Roesch registered nine points and 10 rebounds for St. Mary (9-6, 7-4 SBC).

Gus Roth scored 10 points, Dylan Christian netted nine and Myles Bruno and Vinny Will both had eight.

Chris Acree paced the Blue Jackets (3-11, 3-8) with 17 points. Brandon Gillig had nine points and eight rebounds and Nick Reinhart tallied eight point and 12 boards.