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Boys Basketball Roundup: Hiegel drains six treys, Leipsic shoots past L-B

Leipsic’s Cole Rieman (2) is fouled by Liberty-Benton’s Josh Reindel (20) during Thursday’s Blanchard Valley Conference game at Leipsic. The Vikings beat L-B 64-47. (Photo by Kent Tarbox.)

LEIPSIC — Tyler Hiegel canned six 3-pointers en route to a game-high 22 points as Leipsic topped Liberty-Benton 64-47 for a Blanchard Valley Conference boys basketball win Thursday.
Hiegel also grabbed eight rebounds while Braydon Niese chipped in 10 points, four assists and five steals for the Vikings (9-13, 7-5 BVC), who used an 18-6 second quarter to lead 32-20 at halftime.
Austin May recorded 24 points, seven rebounds and three assists to lead the Eagles (5-17, 3-8).

LIBERTY-BENTON (5-17, 3-8 BVC)
May 9-4–24, Poling 3-0–7, Kotey 2-1–6, Jenkins 2-0–4, Jo. Reindel 1-0–2, Ja. Reindel 1-0–2, Busch 1-0–2. TOTALS: 19-55 5-12–47.
LEIPSIC (9-13, 7-5 BVC)
Hiegel 8-0–22, Niese 4-2–10, Rieman 3-2–8, Schroeder 2-3–7, Garcia 3-0–6, Gillespie 1-1–3, Erickson 1-0–3, Gerdeman 1-0–2, Mangas 0-2″”2, Rader 0-1–1. TOTALS: 23-45 11-21–64.
Liberty-Benton 14 6 17 10 — 47
Leipsic 14 18 18 14 — 64
3-Point GOALS: Liberty-Benton 4-19 (May 2, Poling & Kotey); Leipsic 7-10 (Hiegel 6, Erickson).
rebounds: Liberty-Benton 33 (May 7); Leipsic 37 (Hiegel & Schroeder 8).
turnovers: Liberty-Benton 18; Leipsic 18.
junior varsity: Liberty-Benton, 38-35.

NEW RIEGEL 58
FREMONT ST. JOSEPH 55
NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel clinched a share of the Sandusky Bay Conference River Division title in a thrilling fashion by outlasting Fremont St. Joseph 58-55 in overtime Thursday.
The Blue Jackets (11-11, 7-3 SBC River) will share the title with either Old Fort or Sandusky St. Mary’s. The Stockaders (12-9, 6-3) and the Panthers (11-10, 6-3) meet tonight in Sandusky.
Ben Dryfuse racked up 22 points for New Riegel while Austin Lescallett and Nick Reinhart each tallied 12 points.
Spencer Harrison and Chris Morrisette scored 18 and 17 points, respectively, for the Crimson Streaks (9-13, 6-4).

FREMONT ST. JOSEPH (9-13, 6-4 SBC RIVER)
Wonderly 2-0–5, Foster 1-0–3, Moore 2-0–4, S. Harrison 9-0–18, Morrisette 4-9–17, C. Harrison 3-2–8. TOTALS: 21-42 11-15–55.
NEW RIEGEL (11-11, 7-3 SBC RIVER)
Dryfuse 9-0–22, Lescallett 5-1–12, Hohman 2-2–8, Reinhart 4-1–12, Feindel 1-0–2, Smith 1-0–2. TOTALS: 22-50 4-8–58.
Fremont St. Joseph 13 12 13 11 6 — 55
New Riegel 13 15 8 13 9 — 58
3-Point GOALS: Fremont St. Joseph 2-7 (Foster & Wonderly); New Riegel 10-24 (Dryfuse 4, Reinhart 3, Hohman 2, Lescallett).
rebounds: Fremont St. Joseph 24 (C. Harrison & S. Harrison 7); New Riegel 27 (Smith 8).
turnovers: Fremont St. Joseph 9; New Riegel 14.
junior varsity: Fremont St. Joseph, 43-30.

PANDORA-GILBOA 54
CONTINENTAL 32
PANDORA — Pandora-Gilboa secured its first 20-win season in school history with a 54-32 Putnam County League victory over Continental on Thursday.
The Rockets (20-1, 7-0 PCL) bettered the previous single-season win total of 19 (2008-09).
Drew Johnson scored a game-high 19 points for P-G while Jared Breece tallied 12 points and four assists.
Jarret Keck led Continental (1-20, 0-7) with 11 points.

CONTINENTAL (1-20, 0-7 PCL)
Keller 1-0–2, Keck 4-1–11, Coleman 1-0–3, Potts 0-1–1, Olds 3-0–8, Recker 2-0–4, States 1-1–3. TOTALS: 12-27 3-5–32.
PANDORA-GILBOA (20-1, 7-0)
Schwab 1-0-2, Breece 5-0–12, McCullough 3-0–8, Johnson 7-4–19, Murphy 1-1–4, Phillips 3-1–9. TOTALS: 20-40 6-9–54.
Continental 10 2 10 10 — 32
Pandora-Gilboa 17 13 14 10 — 54
3-Point GOALS: Continental 5-6 (Keck & Olds 2, Coleman); Pandora-Gilboa 8-19 (Breece, McCullough & Phillips 2, Johnson & Murphy).
rebounds: Continental 10 (States 3); Pandora-Gilboa 18 (Phillips, Johnson, Larcom & Hoffman 3).
turnovers: Continental 9; Pandora-Gilboa 3.
junior varsity: Pandora-Gilboa, 22-17.

VANLUE 57
LAKOTA 48
KANSAS — Vanlue trailed by 10 points at halftime but started the second half on a 16-0 run to overtake Lakota and eventually earn a 57-48 nonleague boys basketball victory.
The Wildcats (8-13) outscored the Raiders 21-5 in the third quarter to lead 41-35 entering the fourth.
Vanlue’s Treg Price posted game-highs of 21 points and 11 rebounds while Caleb Bonham added 16 points.
Levi Myers scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Lakota (2-19).

VANLUE (8-13)
Price 8-7–21, Bonham 6-4–16, Sunderhaus 2-0–5, Ward 2-1–6, Kloepfer 3-1–7. TOTALS: 21-44 12-19–57.
LAKOTA (2-19)
Myers 4-3–12, Wehrle 2-3–7, Schaser 3-1–8, Gabel 2-1–7, Balderson 1-0–2, Miller 3-0–7, Hipsher 1-0–2, White 1-0–3. TOTALS: 17-57 8-16–48.
Vanlue 8 12 21 16 — 57
Lakota 16 14 5 13 — 48
3-Point GOALS: Vanlue 2-9 (Sunderhaus & Ward); Lakota 6-31 (Gabel 2, Schaser, Myers, Miller & White).
rebounds: Vanlue 39 (Price 11); Lakota 21 (Myers 6).
turnovers: Vanlue 22; Lakota 11.
junior varsity: Lakota, 56-47.

OTSEGO 49
FOSTORIA 39
TONTOGANY– Fostoria was stymied across the first three quarters on Thursday before eventually falling 49-39 to Otsego in Northern Buckeye Conference play.
Maalik Tucker was the lone Fostoria player to score in double figures with 10. Devin Mauricio scored nine and Aneas Cousin chipped in eight points as the Redmen fell to 3-18 overall and 1-12 in the NBC.
Will Varner’s 21 points were a game-high and helped Otsego improve to 15-6, 8-5 in the conference.
Fostoria (3-18, 1-12 NBC)
Tucker 4-1–10, Mauricio 3-0–9, Cousin 4-0–8, Bemis 3-0–7, Finsel 1-0–2, Ward 1-0–2, Sierra 0-1–1. TOTALS: 16-48 2-9 — 39.
Otsego (15-6, 8-5)
Varner 6-6–21, Harroun 4-0–9, Beach 3-2–8, Downs 1-5–7, Meier 2-0–4. TOTALS: 16-40 13-17 — 49.
Fostoria 5 10 6 18 — 39
Otsego 8 13 11 17 — 49
3-Point GOALS: Fostoria 5-22 (Mauricio 3, Tucker & Bemis 1); Otsego 4-17 (Varner 3, Harroun 1).
rebounds: Fostoria 23 (Sierra 5); Otsego 36.
turnovers: Fostoria 13, Otsego 17.



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