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Boys basketball roundup: Cline powers Elmwood past Liberty Center

BLOOMDALE — Matthew Cline led eight Elmwood scorers with a game-high 17 points as the Royals outscored Liberty Center in each quarter to post a 64-50 nonleague win on Saturday.
Clay Stearns added 10 points for the Royals (6-6). Cline also grabbed eight rebounds.
C.J. Spradlin led Liberty Center (3-8) with 14 points.

LIBERTY CENTER (3-8)
Spradlin 4-5–14, Burdue 4-0–8, J. Krugh 2-1–7, Sonnenberg 3-0–6, Shafer 2-0–5, Gerken 2-0–5, C. Krugh 1-0–3, Buote 1-0–2. TOTALS: 19 6 — 50.
ELMWOOD (6-6)
Cline 8-0–17, Stearns 5-0–10, Reinhard 3-2–9, Jon. Childress 4-1–9, Lentz 4-0–8, Weiss 2-3–7, Duvall 1-1–3, Jos. Childress 0-1–1. TOTALS: 27 8 — 64.
Liberty Center 16 12 12 10 — 50
Elmwood 21 16 14 13 — 64
3-Point GOALS: Liberty Center 6 (J. Krugh 2, Shafer, C. Krugh, Spradlin & Gerken 1); Elmwood 2 (Cline & Reinhard 1).

MARION PLEASANT 51
VAN BUREN 46
VAN BUREN — Marion Pleasant’s Nick Kimmel scored nine of his game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter as the Spartans used a 15-6 advantage in the final frame to beat Van Buren 51-46 in nonleague boys basketball action Saturday.
Gage Williams added 11 points for Marion Pleasant (9-2), which trailed 25-17 at halftime.
Matthew Ayers scored 15 points to lead the Black Knights (7-4), while Kade Steveson chipped in 12.

MARION PLEASANT (9-2)
Kimmel 6-2–18, Williams 5-1–11, Warner 4-0–9, Blubaugh 2-0–5, Joehlin 1-2–4, Harter 2-0–4. TOTALS: 20 5-10 — 51.
VAN BUREN (7-4)
Ayers 6-0–15, Steveson 5-2–12, Warren 2-3–7, Ohlrich 3-0–6, Iliff 2-1–5, Goble 0-1–1. TOTALS: 18 7-14 — 46.
Marion Pleasant 11 6 19 15 — 51
Van Buren 11 14 15 6 — 46
3-Point GOALS: Marion Pleasant 6 (Kimmel 4, Blubaugh & Warner 1); Van Buren 3 (Ayers 3).

CONVOY CRESTVIEW 76
ARLINGTON 36
CONVOY — After a long, cold bus ride to Convoy Saturday night, Arlington could never get its offense warmed up as the Red Devils dropped a 76-36 nonconference game to the Knights.
Crestview rolled to a 19-8 first-quarter lead and pushed the margin to 39-19 by halftime.
Ivan Berry scored eight points and Ryan Metzger and Jaret Vermillion both chipped in seven to lead Arlington (5-6).
Crestview’s Derek Stout led all scorers with 21 points. Wade Sheets had a 14-point, 11-rebound double-double and Javin Etzler chipped in 11 points.

ARLINGTON (5-6)
Berry 2-3–7, Metzger 3-0–6, Vermillion 2-0–6, Price 2-0–4, Sheets 1-2–4, Russell 1-0–3, Webb 0-3–3, Essinger 1-1–3, Speyer 0-0–0, Gast 0-0–0. TOTALS: 12-42 9-14–36.
CONVOY CRESTVIEW (7-4)
Stout 9-3–21, Sheets 7-0–14, Etzler 4-1–12, Gibson 3-2–9, Dealey 1-2–4, Vining 1-2–4, Kline 1-0–3, Lautzenheiser 1-0–3, Schlagbaum 0-2–2, Stefanek 1-0–2, Schumm 0-2–2. TOTALS: 28-46 14-19–76.
Arlington 8 11 8 9 — 36
Convoy Crestview 19 20 22 15 — 76
3-Point GOALS: Convoy Crestview 6-12 (Etzler 3, Gibson, Kline & Lautzenheiser); Arlington 3-17 (Vermillion 2, Russell).
rebounds: Convoy Crestview 30 (Sheets 11); Arlington 15.
turnovers: Arlington 7, Convoy Crestview 5.

MOHAWK 34
BUCKEYE CENTRAL 30
NEW WASHINGTON — Keith Jenkins and Zach Hayman each scored 10 points as Mohawk slipped past Buckeye Central 34-30 in a Northern 10 Conference contest.
The Warriors (8-4 overall, 7-2 N10) and Bucks (2-10, 2-7) played even in the first and fourth quarters. Mohawk’s 18-14 edge in the middle frames was the difference.
Buckeye Central’s Max Loy led all scorers with 11 points. Dalton Sheaffer added eight.

MOHAWK (8-4, 7-2 N10)
Jenkins 3-4–10, Hammer 2-1–5, T. Tusing 0-0–0, A. Tusing 0-2–2, Snyder 0-0–0, Hayman 5-0–10, Leeth 2-1–5, Lacey 0-0–0, Klopp 1-0–2. TOTALS: 13 8-21–34.
BUCKEYE CENTRAL (2-10, 2-7 N10)
Abrantes 0-0–0, Rose 1-0–3, McCarthy 0-0–0, Ackerman 1-0–2, Loy 4-2–11, Sanderson 2-0–4, Sheaffer 3-1–8, Reed 0-0–0, Heffner 1-0–2. TOTALS: 12 3-8–30.
Mohawk 7 10 8 9 — 34
Buckeye Central 7 8 6 9 — 30
3-Point GOALS: Mohawk none; Buckeye Central 3 (Rose, Sheaffer & Loy).
turnovers: Buckeye Central 12, Mohawk 10.

UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY 43
ADA 40
MCGUFFEY — Ada missed all eight of its free throw attempts, which cost the Bulldogs in a 43-40 nonleague loss to Upper Scioto Valley on Saturday.
Ethan Swaney had 11 points to lead Ada (2-10) while Phillip Coulson added nine points.
Wayne Lowery and Quinn Sanders scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Rams (9-2).

ADA (2-10)
Mullins 3-0–8, E. Swaney 5-0–11, Frazier 3-0–6, Coulson 4-0–9, Williams 3-0–6. TOTALS: 18-41 0-8–40.
UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY (9-2)
Oglesbee 1-0–2, O. Thompson 1-1–4, Lowery 4-3–11, Daniels 2-0–6, Overs 0-1–1, Hipsher 1-7–9, Sanders 5-0–10. TOTALS: 13-40 11-18–43.
Ada 10 13 8 9 — 40
Upper Sandusky 16 6 10 11 — 43
3-Point GOALS: Ada 4-12 (Mullins 2, E. Swaney & Coulson); Upper Scioto Valley 4-11 (Daniels 2, Lowery & Thompson).
rebounds: Ada 33 (Frazier 11); Upper Scioto Valley 19 (Lowery 6).
turnovers: Ada 15; Upper Scioto Valley 9.
junior varsity: Ada, 62-29.

COLUMBUS GROVE 63
LEIPSIC 53
COLUMBUS GROVE — Leading by a point after three quarters, Columbus Grove outscored Leipsic 23-14 in the final period to ice a 63-53 nonconference win Saturday over the Vikings.
Dane Selby finished with 23 points and Logan Schroeder added 18 for Columbus Grove (3-7).
The Bulldogs went 16 of 22 from the free-throw line to just 2 of 5 for Leipsic (4-6).
Reese Mangas scored 22 points and Tyler Hiegel dropped four 3-pointers and scored 16 for the Vikings.

LEIPSIC (4-6)
Niese 2-0–5, Gillespie 1-0–2, Hiegel 6-0–16, Gerdeman 1-0–2, Schroeder 3-0–6, Mangas 10-2–22. TOTALS: 23 2-5 — 53.
COLUMBUS GROVE (4-7)
Reyunolds 2-4–8, Schroeder 7-3–18, Birnesser 3-1–8, Malsam 2-0–6, Selby 7-8–23. TOTALS: 21 16-22 — 63.
Leipsic 12 9 18 14 — 53
Columbus Grove 14 13 13 23 — 63
3-Point GOALS: Leipsic 5 (Malsam 2, Schroeder, Birnesser & Selby 1); Columbus Grove 5 (Hiegel 4, Niese 1).

RIDGEMONT 69
RIVERDALE 57
MOUNT VICTORY — Riverdale had no answer for Ridgemont’s Jordan Streets who went off for 37 points and seven rebounds in helping the previously winless Golden Gophers defeat the Falcons 69-57 in a nonleague boys basketball contest Saturday.
Streets made 15 of his 24 shots, 13 of 21 from inside the arc.
Ethan Mouser chipped in 13 points for Ridgemont (1-12) which had lost their last 15 games dating to last year.
Coby Miller led Riverdale (1-12) with 21 points while Alec Loveridge finished with 20 points and 15 rebounds.

RIVERDALE (1-12)
Miller 7-3–21, Morris 0-1–1, Loveridge 8-3–20, Mason 1-0–2, Frey 2-1–5, Walter 2-0–5, Davis 1-0–3. TOTALS: 21-61 8-12–57.
RIDGEMONT (1-12)
Streets 15-5–37, Martino 3-1–9, Streets 0-2–2, Roof 1-0–2, James 2-0–6, Mouser 5-2–13. TOTALS: 26-55 10-21–57.
Riverdale 11 13 16 17 — 57
Ridgemont 21 17 12 19 — 68
3-Point GOALS: Riverdale 7-23 (Miller 4, Loveridge, Walter & Davis); Ridgemont 7-17 (Streets, Martino & James 2, Mouser).
rebounds: Riverdale 40 (Loveridge 15); Ridgemont 29 (Martino 12).
turnovers: Riverdale 23; Ridgemont 18.

OLD FORT 55
HOPEWELL-LOUDON 42
BASCOM — Old Fort staked itself to a 10-point lead through one quarter and pulled away to register a 55-42 victory over Hopewell-Loudon on Saturday night in nonconference boys basketball.
The Stockaders led 16-6 by the end of the opening period and went on to raise their record to 6-5 while dropping the Chieftains to 7-4.
Old Fort made just 35.8 percent (19 of 53) of its shot from the field, but H-L struggled to the tune of 25.9 percent (14 of 54 percent) and connected on just 8 of 20 free throws.
Jacob Webb tallied 18 points and a pair of steals for the Stockaders, while Luke Wagner recorded 12 points and four assists. Carson Steyer also scored 12, while A.J. Steyer grabbed 10 rebounds and Zach Kohlenberg handed out five assists.
Jake Simonis made three 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 19 points for the Chieftains. Adam Milligan also made three treys and finished with 11 points.
old fort (6-5)
Wagner 4-3–12, A. Steyer 3-2–9, , Miller 0-0–0, Kohlenberg 1-0–2, Webb 6-5–18, Salas 0-0–0, DeWese 1-0–2, C. Steyer 4-4–12, Barney 0-0–0, Beachler 0-0–0. TOTALS: 19-53 14-23 “” 55.
hopewell-loudon (42)
Grieser 1-0″”2, Milligan 3-2–11, Bolte 2-1″”5, Coffman 0-0–0, Jury 1-2–4, Rumschlag 0-1–1, A. Hoover 0-0–0, Simonis 7-2″”19. TOTALS: 14-54 8-20 — 42.
Old Fort 16 9 12 18 — 55
Hopewell-Loudon 6 15 9 12 — 42
3-Point GOALS: Old Fort 3-13 (Wagner, A. Steyer & Webb 1); Hopewell-Loudon 6-22 (Milligan & Simonis 3).
rebounds: Old Fort 35 (A. Steyer 10); Hopewell-Loudon 29.
turnovers: Old Fort 11; Hopewell-Loudon 16.
junior varsity: Hopewell-Loudon, 45-40.
FRESHMEN: Hopewell-Loudon, 35-24.

LEXINGTON 65
UPPER SANDUSKY 52
LEXINGTON — Lexington’s Cade Stover scored a game-high 20 points and Kyle Johnston added 18 as the Minutemen defeated Upper Sandusky 65-52 in a nonleague boys basketball matchup Saturday.
Lexington (9-3) led 34-26 at halftime and used a 19-13 third-quarter edge to push its lead into double figures.
Jevon Dible and Evan Young scored 15 and 14 points, respectively, for the Rams (10-3), who had 17 turnovers.

UPPER SANDUSKY (10-3)
Sheaffer 0-2–2, Dible 5-3–15, Vent 4-2–12, Kurtz 2-0–4, Young 5-2–14, Holly 2-1–5. TOTALS: 18 10–52.
LEXINGTON (9-3)
Johnston 6-3–18, Dials 3-0–7, Kearns 3-0–6, Aiello 6-2–14, Stover 5-9–20. TOTALS: 23 14-21–65.
Upper Sandusky 14 12 13 13 — 52
Lexington 20 14 19 12 — 65
3-Point GOALS: Upper Sandusky 6 (Dible, Vent & Young 2); Lexington 5 (Johnson 3, Dials & Stover).
turnovers: Upper Sandusky 17.

FORT JENNINGS 44
BLUFFTON 42
FORT JENNINGS — Fort Jennings started off hot, then hung on for a 44-42 nonconference win Saturday against visiting Bluffton.
Erik Klausing and Brandon Wehri both finished with eight points for Fort Jennings (8-3), which led 27-18 at halftime.
Jared Piercefield scored four of his team-high 10 points in the third period to fuel an 11-5 run by Bluffton (4-6) to close Fort Jennings’ lead to 32-29 going to the fourth quarter.

BLUFFTON (4-6)
Brickner 4-0–8, Fuchey 2-0–6, Soper 3-2–8, Ja. Piercefield 5-0–10, Ault 0-2–2. TOTALS: 17 4-6 — 42.
FORT JENNINGS (8-3)
Klausing 2-2–8, Ricker 2-0–5, Hoersten 3-0–6, Finn 2-3–7, Trentman 2-0–4, Corstman 2-1–6, Wehri 1-5–8. TOTALS: 14 11-17 — 44.
Bluffton 6 12 11 13 — 42
Fort Jennings 18 9 5 12 — 44
3-Point GOALS: Bluffton 4 (Fruchey & Soper 2); Fort Jennings 5 (Klausing 2, Ricker, Horstman & Wehri 1).

AYERSVILLE 47
CONTINENTAL 41
CONTINENTAL — Ethan Schlachter scored a game-high 20 points as Ayersville denied Continental its first win of the season by a 47-41 count on Saturday in nonconference boys basketball.
The Pilots rallied from a 10-8 first-quarter deficit to raise their record to 8-3 while dropping the Pirates to 0-10.
Sam Mcguire added eight points for Ayersville.
Caleb Olds paced Continental with 16 points, followed by Cameron Mason with seven.
AYERSVILLE (8-3)
Mcguire 8, Emerling 4, Martin 3, Nicely 6, Schlachter 20, Zachrich 1, Berner 5. TOTAL: 47.
CONTINENTAL (0-10)
Keller 4, Keck 6, Coleman 3, Mason 7, Potts 3, Hale 2, Olds 16. TOTALS: 41.
Ayersville 8 12 10 17 — 47
Continental 10 7 10 14 — 41
rebounds: Ayersville 19; Continetal 19.
junior varsity: Continental, 37-36.



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