Boys basketball: Fast start pushes Arlington past Falcons

MOUNT BLANCHARD — Arlington got off to an 18-8 start against Riverdale on its way to a 62-57 nonconference boys basketball win Saturday over the Falcons.
Andrew Hunter and Michael Blunk both scored 19 points. Blunk also finished off a double-double with 10 rebounds. Jordan Freed chipped in 12 as the Red Devils improved to 11-2.
The Falcons had excellent balance. Lee Holderman netted 15 points, Jimmy Fox popped in 14 and Chad Pever and Tyson Frey scored 13 for Riverdale (6-9).

Riverdale (6-9)
Rickle 0-0–0, Pever 5-1–13, Holderman 4-3–15, Snider 0-0–0, Fox 5-2–14, Frey 5-2–13, Loveridge 1-0–2. TOTALS: 20-47 10-11–57.
Arlington (11-2)
Hunter 5-7–19, Freed 5-0–12, Starr 1-4–6, Glick 1-0–2, Blunk 9-1–19, Courtney 2-0–4. TOTALS: 23-50 12-17–62.
Riverdale 8 15 20 14 – 57
Arlington 18 9 19 16 – 62
3-Point GOALS: Arlington 4-11 (Hunter & Freed 2); Riverdale 7-19 (Holderman 3, Fox 2, Pever & Frey).
rebounds: Arlington 28 (Blunk 10); Riverdale 23 (Fox 6).
VAN BUREN 65
BLUFFTON 62
BLUFFTON — Marcus Brand’s four free throws in overtime proved to be the difference as Van Buren outlasted Bluffton and picked up a 65-62 win in nonleague play Saturday night.
The Black Knights (10-6) were 10 of 25 (40 percent) from the free-throw line, but made eight of those attempts in overtime.
Braxton Fasone popped in 18 points, Daniel Roberts finished with 12 and Sawyer Junge chipped in 11 for Van Buren.
Bluffton (8-8) was led by Levi Kistler’s 18 point-effort, while Austin Bricker added 15 points and Jordan Skilliter contributed 10.

VAN BUREN (10-6)
Fasone 7-1–18, Endicott 4-0–8, Jacobs 0-0–0. Junge 4-1-11, Brand 0-4–4, Roberts 5-1–12, Franklin 3-1–8, Williams 1-2–4. TOTALS: 24 10-25 — 65.
BLUFFTON (8-8)
Bricker 6-3–15, Stratton 1-2–4, Phillips 2-1–7, Kistler 7-2–18, Ault 2-3–8, Rumer 0-0–0, J. Skilliter 3-1–10, Parkins 0-0–0. TOTALS: 21 12-20 — 62.
Van Buren 11 11 15 14 14 – 65
Bluffton 13 13 9 16 11 – 62
3-Point GOALS: Van Buren 7 (Fasone 3, Junge 2, Roberts & Franklin); Bluffton 8 (J. Skilliter 3, Phillips & Kistler 2, Ault).
HOPEWELL-LOUDON 48
ARCADIA 47
BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon closed the game with a 15-8 edge in the fourth quarter for a 48-47 comeback victory against Arcadia on Saturday night in nonleague action.
The Chieftains (9-8) trailed 29-25 at halftime and 39-33 entering the final period.
Ryan Lommerse led all scorers with 20 points to go with 12 rebounds for Hopewell-Loudon.
Shae Watkins dumped in 18 points and grabbed 12 boards, while Josh Ireland tallied 16 points and three steals for the Redskins (5-10).

ARCADIA (5-10)
Ramsey 3-0–9, Kieffer 0-0–0, Ireland 7-0–16, Keefe 0-0–0, Conine 0-0–0, Baker 1-2–4, Pessell 0-0–0, Watkins 8-2–18. TOTALS: 19-45 4-9 — 47.
HOPEWELL-LOUDON (9-8)
Depinet 1-1-3, Steinmetz 1-0–2, Lommerse 8-3–20, Sendelbach 1-3–5, Hill 4-1–9, Sadler 0-0–0, Bodart 0-0–0, Salem 4-0–9. TOTALS: 19-51 8-12 — 48.
Arcadia 15 14 10 8 – 47
Hopewell-Loudon 12 13 8 15 – 48
3-Point GOALS: Arcadia 5-17 (Ramsey 3, Ireland 2); Hopewell-Loudon 2-14 (Lommerse & Salem).
rebounds: Arcadia 33 (Watkins 12); Hopewell-Loudon 23 (Lommerse 12).
turnovers: Arcadia 17; Hopewell-Loudon 7.
junior varsity: Hopewell-Loudon, 39-35.
VANLUE 58
RIDGEMONT 42
VANLUE — Vanlue blew a close game open with a 20-6 barrage in the third quarter and went to post a 58-42 win over Ridgemont in nonleague boys basketball action on Saturday.
Austin Smith and Sam Wagner combined for six of Vanlue’s seven 3-pointers. Smith finished with 21 points and Wagner popped in 13. Nick Hagerty added 12 points as the Wildcats ended a three-game skid and improved to 5-10.
Zane Connolly led Ridgemont (2-13) with nine points.

RIDGEMONT (2-13)
Stover 2-0–4, Connolly 4-0–9, Ch. Weyant 3-0–7, Sparks 0-2–2, McKee 2-4–8, Co, Weyant 2-3–7, McKinley 1-1–3, Ramsey 1-0–2. TOTALS: 15-39 10-14 — 42.
vANLUE (5-10)
Huston 1-1–3, Smith 9-0–21, Hagerty 4-3–12, Wagner 5-0–13, Coldren 1-3–5, Reed 1-0–2, Wingate 1-0–2. TOTALS: 22-56 7-9–58.
Ridgemont 8 8 6 20 – 42
Vanlue 13 10 20 15 – 58
3-Point GOALS: Ridgemont 2-16 (Connolly, Ch. Weyant); Vanlue 7-22 (Smith 3, Hagerty, Wagner 3).
rebounds: Ridgemont 29; Vanlue 25 (Huston 6).
turnovers: Ridgemont 21, Vanlue 12.
junior varsity: Ridgemont, 35-11.

MILLER CITY 68
MCCOMB 41
MILLER CITY — Miller City built a 33-17 halftime lead and never let McComb threaten in the second half as the Wildcats earned a 68-41 nonconference victory Saturday night.
Miller City (11-5) was led by Adam Niese’s 20 points. Jackson Lammers finished with 15 points; Adam Drummelsmith added 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists; and Cory Heuerman recorded 10 points and four steals.
Trey Hanes’ 17 points were tops for McComb (9-6).

MCCOMB (9-6)
Hanes 7-0–17, Dysert 4-0–8, Shoop 0-4–4, Siferd 1-3–5, Bryan 1-0–3, Grubb 1-2–4. TOTALS: 14-41 9-9 — 41.
MILLER CITY (11-5)
J. Lammers 5-2–15, A. Niese 7-4–20, Drummelsmith 5-2–13, M. Lammers 1-0–2, Heuerman 4-2–10, Gerten 1-2–4, M. Kuhlman 0-2–2, T. Niese 1-0–2, K. Kuhlman 0-1–1. TOTALS: 24-50 15-24 — 68.
McComb 9 8 6 18 – 41
Miller City 15 18 15 20 – 68
3-Point GOALS: McComb 4-20 (Hanes 3, Bryan); Miller City 6-19 (J. Lammers 3, A. Niese 2, Drummelsmith).
rebounds: McComb 11 (Hanes 3); Miller City 35 (Drummelsmith 7).
turnovers: McComb 17, Miller City 10.
CORY-RAWSON 55
NORTH BALTIMORE 46
NORTH BALTIMORE — Cory-Rawson jumped on North Baltimore for a 15-6 lead after one quarter Saturday night, but the Hornets needed an even bigger rally in the fourth period to earn a 55-46 nonconference win over the Tigers.
North Baltimore erased its early deficit with a 31-18 advantage in the second and third quarters. Cory-Rawson rallied back, though, outscoring the Tigers 22-9 in the final eight minutes.
Grant Risner finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Matthew Alspach chipped in 12 points and Chad Shepler added 10 for Cory-Rawson (2-12).
Jacob Frost tallied 15 points and Chad Wright netted 11 for the Tigers (7-9).

CORY-RAWSON (2-12)
Moser 0-1–1, Alspach 2-8–12, Silvers 1-0–2, Rossman 0-0–0, Tuttle 0-1″”1, G. Risner 8-2–18, Shepler 4-1–10, H. Risner 2-2–6, Miles 2-1–5. TOTALS: 19-44 16-29 — 55.
NORTH BALTIMORE (7-9)
Newcomer 2-1–6, Frost 4-6–15, Watson 1-0–2, Wright 5-1–11, Bishop 0-1–1, Trumbull 2-5–9, McMahon 1-0–2, De Los Reyes 0-0–0, Nichols 0-0–0. TOTALS: 15-48 14-23 — 46.
Cory-Rawson 15 4 14 22 – 55
North Baltimore 6 13 18 9 – 46
3-Point GOALS: Cory-Rawson 1-8 (Shepler); North Baltimore 2-16 (Newcomer & Frost).
rebounds: Cory-Rawson 28 (G. Risner 12); North Baltimore 32 (Wright 9).
turnovers: Cory-Rawson 14; North Baltimore 18.
junior varsity: North Baltimore, 47-33.
LAKOTA 68
HARDIN NORTHERN 38
KANSAS — Colin Timmons led four Lakota scorers in double figures with 15 points as the Raiders crushed Hardin Northern 68-38 in a nonconference matchup Saturday night.
Josh Kirkpatrick added 13 points, while Hunter Chalfin and Kyle Below each tallied 11 for Lakota (6-10), which outscored the Polar Bears 41-16 in the second half to break open a 27-22 halftime lead.
Hardin Northern (1-15) was led by Rylie Drumm’s 20 points.

HARDIN NORTHERN (1-15)
R. Drumm 8-1–20, S. Drumm 0-0–0, Obenour 1-2–4, Thomson 0-0–0, Gossard 4-2–12, Watts 0-0–0, Lamb 1-0–2, Wilhelm 0-0–0, Prichard 0-0–0. TOTALS: 14 5-9 — 38.
LAKOTA (6-10)
Timmons 7-0–15, Kirkpatrick 5-1–13, Chalfin 4-0–11, King 2-0–4, Monroe 1-0–2, Mason 0-1″”1, Riddle 0-1-1, Below 5-1–11, Crowe 2-0–4, Bowling 3-0–6. TOTALS: 29 4-12 — 68.
Hardin Northern 10 12 6 10 – 38
Lakota 12 15 23 18 – 68
3-Point GOALS: Hardin Northern 5 (R. Drumm 3, Gossard 2); Lakota 6 (Chalfin 3, Kirkpatrick 2, Timmons).

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