Boys Basketball: Miller City rallies for win over Fort Jennings

FORT JENNINGS — Miller City rallied from a five-point halftime deficit with a 20-10 advantage in the third quarter Friday as the Wildcats defeated Fort Jennings 58-50 in a Putnam County League boys basketball game.
Cory Heuerman led a trio of Miller City scorers in double figures with 12 points. Jackson Lammers and Jacob Gerten each scored 11 points as Miller City improved to 10-5, 4-1 PCL. Adam Niese scored nine points and grabbed eight rebounds.
Connor Wallenhorst scored a game-high 19 points for Fort Jennings (3-12, 0-4 PCL). Wallenhorst also had seven rebounds; Alex Berelsman scored 12 points and Nick Von Sossan 10.

Miller city (10-5, 4-1 PCL)
J. Lammers 2-6–11, Niese 3-3–9, Drummelsmith 2-1–5, M. Lammers 3-1–7, Heuerman 5-2–12, Gerten 3-4–11, Kuhlman 1-1–3. TOTALS: 19-42 17-28″”58.
Fort Jennings (3-12, 0-4 PCL)
Von Sossan 2-2–10, Berelsman 5-2–12, Wallenhorst 6-5–19, Wittler 1-0–3, Kehres 1-0″”3, Grone 1-0–2, Metzger 0-1–1. TOTALS: 18-42 8-13–50.
Miller City 12 5 20 21 — 58
Fort Jennings 14 8 10 18 — 50
3-Point GOALS: Miller City 2-8 (J. Lammers, Gerten); Fort Jennings 6-20 (Von Sossan & Wallenhorst 2, Wittler & Kehres).
rebounds: Miller City 24 (Niese 8); Fort Jennings 18 (Wallenhorst 7).
turnovers: Miller City 16, Fort Jennings 16.
MARION CHRISTIAN 73
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 44
Heritage Christian got off to a hot start, but it was visiting Marion Christian that eventually caught fire and overwhelmed the Minutemen 73-44 on Friday.
Marion Christian trailed 16-15 after the first quarter, but outscored Heritage Christian 58-28 the rest of the way behind Zac Potteiger’s 33 points. Tim Jones added 14 points and grabbed 18 rebounds and Steve Church finished with 10 points for Marion Christian (10-3).
Marion Christian dominated in every phase of the game, hitting 53 percent (32 of 60) of its field goal attempts, outrebounding Heritage Christian 49-29, and forcing the Minutemen into 29 turnovers, while committing just 11.
Dillon Berry finished with 18 points to lead Heritage Christian, which connected on just 35 percent (16 of 46) of its field goal tries.

MARION CHRISTIAN (10-3)
Church 5-0–10, Jones 6-0–14, Schade 1-1–3, Potteiger 14-1–33, Schelling 4-0–8, Haller 1-1–3, Miller 1-0–2. TOTALS: 32-60 3-6–73.
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (5-5)
W. Oestreich 3-0–6, VanDenBerhghe 2-0–5, M. Beal 1-0–2, Long 2-0–5, Berry 4-6–18, Larsen 4-0–8. TOTALS: 16-46 6-9–44.
Marion Christian 15 18 23 17 — 73
Heritage Christian 16 9 10 9 — 44
3-Point GOALS: Marion Christian 6-9 (Potteiger 4, Jones 2); Heritage Christian 6-11 (Berry 4, Oestreich & Long).
rebounds: Marion Christian 49 (Jones 18); Heritage Christian 29 (Larsen 14).
turnovers: Marion Christian 11; Heritage Christian 29.
HOPEWELL-LOUDON 52
TIFFIN CALVERT 48
TIFFIN — Ryan Lommerse exploded for 26 points and added eight rebounds Friday night to lead Hopewell-Loudon to a 52-48 Midland Athletic League victory over Tiffin Calvert.
Gauge Sadler added 10 points and Weston Hill had nine points and six boards for the Chieftains, who cashed in on 17 of 19 free throws and improved to 8-7 overall and 5-1 in the league.
Garret Sendelbach added five rebounds and four assists and Waleed Salem also passed for four assists for Hopewell-Loudon.
Drew Ritzler led the Senecas (4-9, 3-3) with 21 points, while Mike Bennett added 18.
HOPEWELL-LOUDON (8-7, 5-1 MAL)
Hill 3-3–9, Sendelbach 1-2–5, Sadler 3-2–10, Salem 1-0–2, Lommerse 7-10–26.
TOTALS: 15-47 17-19 — 52.
TIFFIN CALVERT (4-9, 3-3 MAL)
Bennett 8-1–18, Burns 1-0–2, Behm 1-0–2, Ritzler 8-1–21, Ball 1-1″”3, Sommers 1-0–2. TOTALS: 20-44 3-9 — 48.
Hopewell-Loudon 15 12 14 11 — 52
Calvert 13 9 15 11 — 48
3-Point GOALS: Hopewell-Loudon 5-18 (Sadler, Lommerse 2, Sendelbach); Calvert 5-14 (Ritzler 4, Bennett).
REBOUNDS: Hopewell-Loudon 23 (Lommerse 8); Calvert 26.
TURNOVERS: Hopewell-Loudon 10, Calvert 13.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Tiffin Calvert, 47-40.
BLUFFTON 74
ALLEN EAST 49
BLUFFTON — Austin Bricker and Levi Kistler combined for 28 points to lead Bluffton to an easy 74-49 win Friday over Allen East in Northwest Conference basketball.
Bricker and Kistler led 11 Bluffton players with 14 points each to lead the Pirates (7-7, 1-4).
Allen East (4-9, 1-4) hung around in the first half, trailing 18-16 in the first quarter and 32-24 at halftime. But a 21-7 run by Bluffton in the third quarter gave the Pirates a 22-point lead at 53-31.
Matt Shuey finished with 13 points to lead Allen East.

ALLEN EAST (4-9, 1-4)
Friesner 2-3–9, Miller 1-2–5, Shuey 5-3–13, Stippich 1-0–3, Perkins 2-1–5, Wireman 1-2–4, Sherrick 4-0–10. TOTALS: 16 11-20–49.
BLUFFTON (7-7, 1-4)
Bricker 6-0–14, Stratton 4-0–8, Phillips 1-2–5, Kistler 4-3–14, Ault 2-2–6, B. Skilliter 1-0–2, Rumer 2-0–6, J. Skilliter 3-3–11, Siefker 1-2–4, Parkins 1-0–2, Swisher 1-0–2. TOTALS: 26 12-17–74.
Allen East 16 8 7 18 — 49
Bluffton 18 14 21 21 — 74
3-Point GOALS: Allen East 6 (Sherrick & Friesner 2, Miller & Stippich); Bluffton 10 (Kistler 3, Bricker, Rumer & J. Skilliter 2, Phillips).
SPENCERVILLE 56
COLUMBUS GROVE 53
COLUMBUS GROVE — It’s tough to win in the Northwest Conference.
Just ask Columbus Grove.
The Bulldogs played an overtime game for the third straight Friday night as the Bulldogs dropped a 56-53 NWC overtime decision to Spencerville on Friday night.
Columbus Grove (7-5, 2-2 NWC) is 1-2 in those conference overtime contests beating Paulding 58-55 last week and falling to Lincolnview 59-57 in double overtime on Jan. 10.
Ben Bowers led three Spencerville players in double figures with 18 points. Zach Goecke netted 15 points and Dakota Prichard chipped in 10.
Will Voorhees led Columbus Grove’s offense with 18 points. Jace Darbyshire knocked down 15 points and Riley Brubaker added 11 points and seven rebounds.

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