Boys basketball roundup: Dible nets 20 as Upper Sandusky routs Bucyrus

ELMWOOD’S MATTHEW CLINE takes the ball past Arcadia’s Eli Palmer during Friday’s nonconference boys basketball game at Elmwood. (Photo by David Simonis)

ELMWOOD’S MATTHEW CLINE takes the ball past Arcadia’s Eli Palmer during Friday’s nonconference boys basketball game at Elmwood. (Photo by David Simonis)

UPPER SANDUSKY — Five Upper Sandusky players scored in double figures on Friday as the unbeaten Rams rolled past Bucyrus 83-39 in a Northern 10 Conference boys basketball game.
Noah Dible scored a game-high 20 points, while Wes Vent added 14 for the Rams (10-0, 5-0 N10). Jevon Dible and Evan Young both had 13 points and Eli Kinley chipped in 10.
Clinton Carr led Bucyrus (1-7, 1-4) with nine points.

BUCYRUS (1-7, 1-4 N10)
Carr 4-1–9, Robinson 3-2–8, Dick 4-0–8, Spears 2-0–5, Evans 1-2–4, Hamm 2-0–4, Pirnstill 0-1–1. TOTALS: 16 6-7 — 39.
UPPER SANDUSKY (10-0, 5-0 N10)
N. Dible 9-2–20, Vent 7-0–14, J. Dible 5-0–13, Young 6-0–13, Kinley 4-2–10, Fredritz 2-1–5, Kurtz 2-0–4, Clifford 1-0–2, Adams 1-0–2. TOTALS: 37 5-8 — 83.
Bucyrus 8 3 12 16 — 39
Upper Sandusky 27 14 22 20 — 83
3-Point GOALS: Bucyrus 1 (Spears); Upper Sandusky 4 (J. Dible 3, Young).

VAN BUREN 52
OTSEGO 48
VAN BUREN — Van Buren increased its lead by one point each quarter and held on to edge Otsego 52-48 in a nonleague boys basketball game Friday.
Braxton Fasone led the Black Knights (6-0) with 17 points and seven rebounds, while Matthew Ayers (14 points) and Ryan Turner (10 points, five assists) also scored in double figures. Van Buren led 8-7 after the first quarter, 19-17 at halftime and 30-27 after three quarters.
Will Varner’s 16 points led Otsego (4-4).

OTSEGO (4-4)
Varner 6-3–16, Downs 4-0–8, Beach 2-1–6, Glassford 3-0–6, Vollmar 2-1–5, Greenhagen 1-0–3, Silva 1-0–2, Gase 1-0–2. TOTALS: 20-46 5-13 — 48.
VAN BUREN (6-0)
Fasone 7-2–17, Ayers 5-1–14, Turner 3-3–10, Steveson 4-1–9, Saltzman 1-0–2. TOTALS: 20-44 7-9 — 52.
Otsego 7 10 10 21 — 48
Van Buren 8 11 11 22 — 52
3-Point GOALS: Otsego 3-12 (Beach, Greenhagen & Varner); Van Buren 5-13 (Ayers 3, Fasone & Turner).
rebounds: Otsego 20 (Vollmar 4); Van Buren 24 (Fasone 7).
junior varsity: Otsego, 31-26.

ELMWOOD 82
ARCADIA 36
BLOOMDALE — Tayte Lentz scored 28 points and added five assists and four steals Friday as Elmwood blitzed Arcadia 82-36 in a nonleague boys basketball game.
Nate Uzelac had 13 points and six rebounds for Elmwood (7-2). Jonathan Duvall had 12 points and four steals.
Alex Pessell led Arcadia (0-6) with 11 points. Levi Squire scored eight points.

Arcadia (0-6)
Squire 2-2–8, Pessell 4-3–11, Palmer 1-0–3, Rader 0-1–1, Stoner 1-0–3, Brubaker 2-2–7, Johnson 1-1–3. TOTALS: 11-9–36.
Elmwood (7-2)
Jon. Childress 1-0–2, Duvall 5-0–12, T. Lentz 13-1–28, Curtis 3-0–6, Cline 2-2–7, Uzelac 6-1–13, Tienarend 1-0–2, Stearns 2-1–5, Weiss 2-0–4, M. Lentz 1-0–3. TOTALS: 37-5–82.
Arcadia 12 7 7 10 — 36
Elmwood 17 25 21 19 — 82
3-Point GOALS: Arcadia 5 (Squire 2, Palmer, Stoner, Brubaker); Elmwood 5 (Duvall 2, T. Lentz, Cline, M. Wentz).

LAKE 57
MCCOMB 49
MILLBURY — Ben Stowers hit 3 of 7 3-point attempts and led three players in double figures with 16 points as Lake beat McComb 57-49 in the consolation game of the Lake Holiday Tournament on Friday.
Jordan Bekier scored 14 points and Zack Ellison had 11 for Lake (4-5).
Jacob Case finished with 16 points to lead McComb (1-4).
The Panthers also got five rebounds each from Koby Gustwiller, Skye Gustwiller and Justin Wasson.

MCCOMB (4-5)
Case 6-4–16, K. Gustwiller 3-0–8, S. Gustwiller 2-2–7, Wasson 3-0–6, T. Schroeder 2-0–6, C. Schroeder 2–0–4, Grubb 1-0–2. TOTALS: 19-52 6-14 — 49.
LAKE (1-4)
Showers 6-1–16, Bekier 7-0–14, Ellison 2-6–11, Urias 2-4–8, Hornyak, 1-0–4, Muetze 1-0–2, Walsh 0-2–2. TOTALS: 20-44 13-18 — 57.
McComb 8 15 6 20 — 49
Lake 11 23 2 21 — 57
3-Point GOALS: McComb 5-17 (K. Gustwiller & T. Schroeder 2, S. Gustwiller); Lake 4-15 (Stowers 3, Ellison).
rebounds: McComb 24 (K. Gustwiller, S. Gustwiller & Wasson 5); Lake 27.
turnovers: McComb 12, Lake 8.

SPENCERVILLE 62
KALIDA 61
KALIDA — Kalida stormed back from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit with a 24-point final frame, but Spencerville edged the Wildcats 62-61 in Friday’s nonconference boys game.
Spencerville (6-1) shot 20 of 28 on free throws including 6 of 8 in the fourth quarter to stave off Kalida’s late-game rally. Dak Prichard led the way with 20 points, including eight in the fourth quarter by shooting 4 of 6 from the line.
Trent Siebeneck led the Wildcats (2-6) with 14 points and Noah Lambert chipped in 12.
spencerville (6-1)
Prichard 4-11–20, Schrolucke 4-0–11, B. Croft 4-1–10, Dues 2-4–8, Propst 2-0–5, Corso 2-0–4, G. Croft 0-4–4. TOTALS: 18 20-28–62.
kalida (2-6)
Siebeneck 4-2–14, Lambert 4-0–12, Recker 3-0–7, Decker 2-0–6, Knueve 3-0–6, C. Nartker 2-0–5, Klausing 1-1–4, Laudick 1-2–4, A. Nartker 1-1–3. TOTALS: 21 6-13–61.
Spencerville 10 22 18 12 — 62
Kalida 12 12 13 24 — 61
3-Point GOALS: Spencerville 6 (Schrolucke 3, Propst, Prichard & Croft), Kalida 13 (Siebeneck & Lambert 4, Decker 2, Klausing, Recker & C. Nartker).

OTTOVILLE 53
LINCOLNVIEW 46
OTTOVILLE — Ottoville, up two points at halftime, broke open a close game with a 15-8 edge in the third quarter Friday en route to a 53-46 victory over Lincolnview in a nonconference boys basketball game.
Logan Kemper scored 11 points in the first quarter and led the Big Green (6-2) with 18 points. Nick Moorman scored 16 points, including 8 of 10 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter.
Ethan Kemler had 14 points for Lincolnview (3-4) and Caden Ringwald added 10.

Lincolnview (3-4)
Ringwald 3-3–10, Rager 2-4–8, Kemler 6-2–14, Overholt 3-1–7, T. Miller 1-1–3, Bowersock 2-0–4. TOTALS: 17-11–46.
Ottoville (6-2)
Bendele 1-2–5, Schimmoeller 1-2–4, Kemper 6-5–18, Von Sossan 0-2–2, Fisher 0-2–2, Moorman 2-11–16, Z. Martin 1-3–6. TOTALS: 11-27–53.
Lincolnview 6 13 8 19 — 46
Ottoville 15 6 15 17 — 53
3-Point GOALS: Lincolnview 1 (Ringwald); Ottoville 4 (Bendele, Kemper, Moorman, Z. Martin).
junior varsity: Lincolnview 19, Ottoville 17.

DELPHOS JEFFERSON 74
HARDIN NORTHERN 44
ROCKFORD — Hardin Northern’s Zachary Wilhelm had 15 points as the Polar Bears lost 74-44 to Delphos Jefferson in the consolation game of the Chatt Insurance Holiday Tournament hosted by Parkway High School Friday night.
Shawn Weihrauch and Logan Lease (team-high five rebounds) added 14 and 10 points, respectively, for the Polar Bears (2-5).
Delphos Jefferson improved to 2-6.

MILLER CITY 66
UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY 60
MCGUFFEY — Mark Kuhlman scored a game-high 19 points Friday as Miller City defeated Upper Scioto Valley 66-60 in a nonconference boys basketball game.
Jacob Kuhlman (13 rebounds) and Matt Niese each scored 16 points as Miller City improved to 5-2. The Wildcats outscored USV 19-9 from the free-throw line.
Wayne Lowery scored 16 points for USV (5-3). Chase Rose added 13.

Miller City (5-2)
Snyder 1-2–4, Gable 2-0–4, M. Kuhlman 6-5–19, J. Kuhlman 6-3–16, Schimmoeller 0-1–1, Niese 7-2–16, Otto 0-6–6. TOTALS: 22-19–66.
Upper scioto Valley (5-3)
Lowery 5-1–16, Rose 5-2–13, Daniels 4-1–12, Hipsher 3-4–10, Thompson 2-0–6, Sanders 1-0–2, Dotson 0-1–1. TOTALS: 20-9–60.
Miller City 16 14 19 17 — 66
Upper Scioto Valley 21 7 18 14 — 60
3-Point GOALS: Miller City 3 (M. Kuhlman, J. Kuhlman); Upper Scioto Valley 11 (Lowery 5, Daniels 3, Thompson 2, Rose).
rebounds: Miller City 32 (J. Kuhlman 13); Upper Scioto Valley 14 (Dotson 4).
turnovers: Upper Scioto Valley 14, Miller City 10.

LIBERTY-BENTON 53
LIMA BATH 50
LIMA — Anthony Masterlasco scored 24 points and recorded a pair of steals as Liberty-Benton held off Lima Bath for a 53-50 nonconference boys basketball win Friday.
Tyler George’s six rebounds led the Eagles (6-2), who had a 27-20 halftime margin.
Kaden Sullivan had 14 points and Chad Frey added 12 for Lima Bath (2-5).

LIBERTY-BENTON (6-2)
Masterlasco 11-2–24, George 2-2–7, May 2-1–7, Young 2-0–5, Greer 1-3–5, Vermilya 1-0–2, Frankart 1-1–3. TOTALS: 20-47 9-13 — 53.
LIMA BATH (2-5)
Gossard 1-1–3, Gough 3-1–7, Kinyon 0-2–2, Stahl 1-0–2, Bolon 1-1–3, Frey 3-6–12, Clark 3-0–7, Sullivan 4-6–14. TOTALS: 16-53 17-23 — 50.
Liberty-Benton 13 14 10 16 — 53
Lima Bath 5 15 14 16 — 50
3-Point GOALS: Liberty-Benton 4-10 (May 2, George & Young); Lima Bath 1-14 (Clark).
rebounds: Liberty-Benton 24 (George 6); Lima Bath 22 (Gough 6).
turnovers: Liberty-Benton 8, Lima Bath 6.
junior varsity: Lima Bath, 49-45.

PATRICK HENRY 50
LIBERTY CENTER 46
HAMLER — Alex VanDe Bussche scored 26 points in the opening round of the Henry County Classic, and Patrick Henry beat rival Liberty Center 50-46 in overtime of what might be one of the longest tournaments in the history of Henry County high school basketball.
The Patriots (2-4) will play Holgate in the finals on Jan. 16 at Napoleon High School. The Tigers beat Napoleon 37-29 in the other first-round game . . . on Dec. 2.
The tournament originally was scheduled for the opening weekend of the prep season, but has been delayed because of Patrick Henry’s run through the football playoffs.
Xavier Wensink hit a pair of 3-pointers and finished with 11 points, and Jeremy Schoch had nine rebounds for Patrick Henry, which saw a 30-25 fourth quarter lead evaporate.
Blake Graber scored 13 points, and Zach Carpenter had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Liberty Center (1-4).

LIBERTY CENTER (1-4)
Sonnenberg 1-0–2, Chambers 3-0–7, Like 1-1–3, Spradlin 2-1″”5, Graber 4-4–13, Carpenter 4-4–12, Tonjes 2-0–4. TOTALS: 17-61 10-20 — 46.
PATRICK HENRY (2-4)
Fintel 2-0–4, Norden 0-1–1, Van De Bussche 8-10-26, Wensink 2-5–11, McGraw 0-2–2, Schoch 2-1–5, Michaelis 0-1–1 . TOTALS: 14-43 20-30 — 50.
Liberty Center 5 9 11 14 7 — 46
Patrick Henry 12 4 14 9 11 — 50
3-Point GOALS: Liberty Center 2-21 (Chambers, Graber); Patrick Henry 2-11 (Wensink 2).
rebounds: Liberty Center 28 (Carpenter 10); Patrick Henry 27 (Schoch 9).
turnovers: Liberty Center 12; Patrick Henry 18.

FORT JENNINGS 50
LIMA TEMP. CHRISTIAN 45
FORT JENNINGS — Ian Finn led three Fort Jennings players in double figures scoring with 14 points as the Musketeers topped Lima Temple Christian 50-45 in nonleague action Friday.
Brandon Wehri and Logan Hardeman added 12 and 10 points, respectively, for Fort Jennings (3-5). Luke Trentman and Cole Horstman both had six points.
Brody Bowman’s game-high of 22 points led the Pioneers (3-4).

CAREY 54
BUCKEYE CENTRAL 46
NEW WASHINGTON — Trailing by seven points entering the fourth quarter, Carey rattled off a 20-5 final frame behind Cody Luzader’s team-high 19 points to claim a 54-46 win in Friday’s Northern 10 Conference boys basketball game.
Luzader added a team-high six rebounds for the Blue Devils, who improved to 4-4 overall and 4-1 in the N10. Brayden Wentling scored 10. Trey Bame led with six assists.
Jacob Shade led all scorers with 22 points for the Bucks (3-5, 2-3 N10).
carey (4-4, 4-1 N10)
Luzader 4-9–19, Wentling 4-1–10, Ga. Summit 4-0–8, Russell 3-0–7, Stone 3-0–6, Bame 0-2–2, Gr. Summit 1-0–2. TOTALS: 19-48 12-16–54.
buckeye central (3-5, 2-3)
Schade 10-2–22, Craft 4-1–9, Loy 2-1–5, Langjahr 2-0–4, Sanderson 2-0–4, Sheaffer 1-0–2. TOTALS: 21-48 4-9–46.
Carey 14 9 11 20 — 54
Buckeye Central 9 16 16 5 — 46
3-Point GOALS: Carey 4-17 (Luzader 2, Wentling & Russell), Buckeye Central 0-6.
rebounds: Carey 23 (Luzader 6); Buckeye Central 29 (Schade 7).
turnovers: Carey 14, Buckeye Central 22.
junior varsity: Carey, 49-28.



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