Prep Basketball Roundup: Elmwood’s Baxter buries 3-pointer at buzzer

TONTOGANY — Sebastian Baxter’s buzzer-beating 3-point shot capped a big second-half rally for Elmwood as the Royals knocked off Otsego 47-46 in a Northern Buckeye Conference boys basketball game Wednesday night.
Baxter took a pass from Aaron Arnold and buried the shot as time expired to give the Royals the win and spoil Otsego’s winter homecoming festivities.
Otsego led 24-10 at halftime before Elmwood got itself back in the game with a 23-10 advantage in the third quarter.
Baxter led the Royals with 10 points while Arnold added seven points with seven rebounds and four assists.
Schuyler Scherff scored 13 points and John Thomas netted 12 to lead Otsego.

ELMWOOD (6-14, 5-7 NBC)
Peter 2-1–5, Lentz 2-0–6, Childress 2-3–7, Baxter 3-1–9, Buckingham 2-0–6, Arnold 3-0–7, Solether 2-2–7. TOTALS: 16-37 7-10–47.
OTSEGO (8-12, 5-9 NBC)
Myers 4-0″”10, Harrison 1-1–3, Scherff 6-1–13, Downs 3-2–8, Thomas 3-4–12. TOTALS: 17-51 8-12–46.
Elmwood 6 4 23 14 – 47
Otsego 16 8 10 12 – 46
3-Point GOALS: Elmwood 8-13 (Buckingham, Lentz & Baxter 2, Arnold & Solether); Otsego 4-21 (Myers & Thomas 2).
rebounds: Otsego 26; Elmwood 21 (Arnold 7).
turnovers: Otsego 26, Elmwood 21.
CAREY 74
ARCADIA 40
CAREY — Carey’s Bryan Powers and Jared Wentling combined for 39 points as the Blue Devils rolled to a 74-40 nonconference boys basketball win over Arcadia on Wednesday.
Powers netted 20 points and Wentling 19 to lead the Blue Devils (17-4). Teammate Zach Boes also scored in double figures with 16 points.
Shae Watkins was the only player for Arcadia (5-13) in double figures as he knocked down 17 points.

ARCADIA (5-13)
Kieffer 0-0-0, Reamer 0-0-0, Conine 0-1″”1, Ireland 3-0–6, Ramsey 1-2–5, Baker 2-0–5, Pessell 1-0–2, Keefe 1-0–2, Watkins 8-1–17, Recker 0-2–2. TOTALS: 16-36 6-13–40.
Carey (17-4)
Holsinger 3-1–8, Boes 7-0–16, Powers 7-5–20, LaRoche 0-0-0, L. Wentling 1-0–3, J. Wentling 9-1–19, Distel 0-0–0, Rymer 1-0–2, Smallwood 1-0–2, Griffin 2-0–4. TOTALS: 31-59 7-10–74.
Arcadia 14 11 8 7 – 40
Carey 23 17 22 12 – 74
3-Point GOALS: Carey 5-16 (Boes 2, Holsinger, L. Wentling & Powers); Arcadia 2-8 (Ramsey & Baker).
rebounds: Arcadia 29, Carey 26.
turnovers: Arcadia 33, Carey 10.
junior varsity: Carey, 48-17.
OLD FORT 90
ST. WENDELIN 46
OLD FORT — Hunter Perry scored 19 points as Old Fort moved closer to clinching a share of the Midland Athletic League championship with a 90-46 boys basketball win over Fostoria St. Wendelin Wednesday night.
Elijah Cleveland scored 17 points, Maison Steyer popped in 12 points and Brad Bannister added 11 as the Stockaders improved to 14-5 overall and 8-0 in the MAL.
Nick Root netted 14 points and Peter Campbell scored 11 for St. Wendelin (8-11, 1-8).

Fostoria ST. WENDELIN (8-11, 1-8 MAL)
Schetter 1-0–2, Root 3-6–14, Walters 3-3–9, Scudder 1-2–4, Campbell 4-2–11, Frankart 3-0–6, Murray 0-0–0, Rutter 0-0–0, Sellers 0-0–0, Moon 0-0–0, Lopez 0-0–0. TOTALS: 15-40 11-19 — 46.
old fort (14-5, 8-0 MAL)
Perry 8-2–19, Lotycz 3-0–6, Cleveland 6-0–17, Bannister 4-3–11, Alexander 1-4–7, Steyer 4-4–12, Bryon 3-2–8, Anstead 1-4–6, Hammond 0-2–2, Wilson 0-0–0. TOTALS: 31-67 21-34 — 90.
St. Wendelin 10 7 8 21 – 46
Old Fort 14 28 16 32 – 90
3-Point GOALS: Fostoria St. Wendelin 3-11 (Root 2, Campbell); Old Fort 7-19 (Cleveland 5, Alexander, Perry).
REBOUNDS: Fostoria St. Wendelin 24 (Walters 8); Old Fort 37 (Steyer, Bannister 7).
TURNOVERS: Fostoria St. Wendelin 28, Old Fort 10.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Old Fort, 30-28.
KENTON 63
BLUFFTON 49
KENTON — Kenton improved its record to 5-12 on the season with a 63-49 nonconference boys basketball win over Bluffton Wednesday night.
Bluffton fell to 8-11 with the loss.
No other information on the game was available.
Girls Basketball
HARDIN NORTHERN 61
RIDGEMONT 44
DOLA — Hardin Northern got off to a fast start in whipping Ridgemont 61-44 in a nonconference girls basketball game on Wednesday.
The Polar Bears (4-16) rolled to a 27-12 first quarter lead and delivered the knock out punch with a 14-5 edge in the third quarter.
Hardin Northern’s Kylee Hooker led all scorers with 21 points. Holly Wilson finished with a double-double as she netted 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
Keysten Creamer tossed in 20 points and Sydney Totten added 10 for the Golden Gophers (6-15).

RIDGEMONT (6-15)
Crweamer 9-2–20, McCullough 0-2–2, Wagner 1-0–2, Cronley 0-0–0, McFadden 0-0–0, Christian 3-2–8, Lingo 0-0–0, Totten 3-4–10., Billenstein 1-0–2. TOTALS: 17-36 10-15–44.
Hardin Northern (4-16)
Campbell 0-0–0, Curtis 3-1–7, S. Schlatter 3-0–9, M. Wilson 0-0″”0, Watts 4-0–8, Madison 0-0–0, Roth 0-0–0, Wilson 6-4–16, Cook 0-0–0, K. Schlatter 0-0–0, Hooker 8-2–21. TOTALS: 27-61 7-11–61.
Ridgemont 12 18 5 9 – 44
Hardin Northern 27 18 14 2 – 61
3-Point GOALS: Hardin Northern 6-15 (S. Schlatter & Hooker 3); Ridgemont 0-1.
rebounds: Ridgemont 28; Hardin Northern 25 (H. Wilson 11).
turnovers: Ridgemont 30, Hardin Northern 14.
junior varsity: Hardin Northern, 45-7.
OTTOVILLE 56
DELPHOS JEFFERSON 46
OTTOVILLE — Ottoville used a 38-20 edge in the middle two quarters to knock off Delphos Jefferson 56-46 in a nonconference girls basketball game Wednesday night.
Lexie Wannemacher led all scorers with a game-high 20 points while Taylor Mangas added 13 points for the Big Green (11-8).
Katie Goergens led a trio of Delphos Jefferson players in double digits as she netted 17 points. Brooke Culp and Rileigh Stockwell chipped in 12 and 10 points respectively for the Wildcats (9-11).

DELPHOS JEFFERSON (9-11)
Pohlman 0-0″”0, Culp 3-6–12, Deuel 0-0–0, Georgens 6-1–17, Stockwell 4-2–10, Sensibaugh 0-0–0, G. Pimpas 1-0–3, Koenig 0-0–0, Binkley 0-0–0, McDougal 2-0–4, Black 0-0–0, J. Pimpas 0-0–0. TOTALS: 16 9-13–46.
OTTOVILLE (11-8)
Kramer 1-0–2, Boecker 0-0–0, T. Mangas 3-5–13, B. Mangas 2-2–6, Sarka 1-0–2, Honigford 1-0–3, Thorbahn 1-0–2, Von Sossan 0-0–0, Landwehr 0-0–0, Lindeman 3-2–8, Le. Wannemacher 9-2–20, Ly. Wannemacher 0-0–0. TOTALS: 21 11-20–56.
Delphos Jefferson 11 7 13 15 – 46
Ottoville 4 19 19 14 – 56
3-Point GOALS: Delphos Jefferson 5 (Goergens 4, G. Pimpas); Ottoville 3 (T, Mangas 2, Honigford).
junior varsity: Ottoville, 37-15.

LIMA C.C. 97
MILLER CITY 31
LIMA — Meredith Shepherd was 7 of 10 from 3-point range on her way to scoring 27 points to lead Lima Central Catholic to a 97-31 nonconference girls basketball win over Miller City on Wednesday night.
Lima Central Catholic was an amazing 18 of 28 from 3-point range for the game.
Four other players scored in double figures for the Thunderbirds (15-6).
Sydney Santaguida popped in 14 points, Elizabeth Kidd scored and Natalie Snider scored 12 each and Kayla Verhoff added 11. Teammate Sydney Mohler just missed a double-double with nine points with 18 rebounds.
Liz Klear netted 10 points for Miller City (1-19).

MILLER CITY (1-19)
Niese 0-4–4, Klear 4-2–10, Schroeder 0-0–0, Altman 1-0–3, Kuhlman 1-1–3, Lammers 2-1–5, Warnimiont 0-0–0, Welty 0-0–0, Berger 3-0–6. TOTALS: 11-28 8-12–31.
LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC (97)
Santaguida 6-0–14, Shepherd 10-0–27, Kidd 4-0–12, Koenig 0-2–2, Mohler 4-0–9, Snyder 5-0–12, Stolly 2-4–8, Hahill 1-0–2, Verhoff 3-3–11. TOTALS: 35-62 9-12–97.
Miller City 12 1 4 14 – 31
Lima Central Catholic 21 31 25 20 – 97
3-Point GOALS: Lima Central Catholic 18-28 (Shepherd 7, Kidd 4, Santaguida, Snyder, Verhoff 2, Mohler); Miller City 1-4 (Altman).
rebounds: Lima Central Catholic 32 (Mohler 14); Miller City 17.
turnovers: Miller City 24, Lima Central Catholic 10.
junior varsity: Lima Central Catholic, 42-23.

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