Cory-Rawsons Ethan Misamore, left, leaps to save a wayward ball in Saturdays nonleague game against Hardin Northern. Misamore threw the ball off Hardin Northerns Nick Bame as the Hornets retained possession. (Photo by Matthias Leguire.)
Cory-Rawsons Ethan Misamore, left, leaps to save a wayward ball in Saturdays nonleague game against Hardin Northern. Misamore threw the ball off Hardin Northerns Nick Bame as the Hornets retained possession. (Photo by Matthias Leguire.)

VAN BUREN — Van Buren’s Ryan Turner buried a go-ahead 3-pointer with 10 seconds left and the Black Knights used strong defensive plays to close out a 41-39 victory over Kalida in nonconference boys basketball action Saturday.

After Turner drilled the clutch shot for his first and only points of the game, Van Buren’s Andrew Kelley and Marcus Brand each recorded blocks in the final seconds of play.

Braxton Fasone scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Black Knights (14-5) while Kelley added nine points.
Trent Gerding led the Wildcats (12-9) with 13 points and five rebounds.

KALIDA (12-9)
Siebeneck 3-2–10, Unverferth 1-3–5, Hovest 1-0–3, Maag 1-0–3, Gerding 4-5–13, Nartker 0-1–1, Verhoff 2-0–4. TOTALS: 12-39 11-17–39.

VAN BUREN (14-5)
Brand 2-2–7, Fasone 7-3–18, Turner 1-0–3, Kelley 4-0–9, Adolph 1-2–4. TOTALS: 14-35 6-12–41.

Kalida 8 15 5 11 — 39
Van Buren 9 9 15 8 — 41

3-POINT GOALS: Kalida 4-15 (Siebeneck 2, Hovest & Maag); Van Buren 4-13 (Brand, Fasone, Turner & Kelley).
REBOUNDS: Kalida 21 (Gerding 5); Van Buren 22 (Brand 9).
TURNOVERS: Kalida 7, Van Buren 6.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Kalida, 37-30.

MILLER CITY 40
COLUMBUS GROVE 34

MILLER CITY — Miller City denied Columbus Grove a share of the Putnam County League boys basketball title by defeating the Bulldogs 40-34 on Saturday.

Both teams are now 5-2 in PCL play with the outright title going to Kalida (12-8, 6-1).

Jacob Kuhlman led all scorers with 13 points while Jackson Lammers added 10 points and five steals for Miller City (12-8).

Caiden Grothaus backed Columbus Grove (10-10) with 11 points while Logan Diller collected nine points, five rebounds and three assists.

COLUMBUS GROVE (10-10, 5-2 PCL)
Stechschulte 1-2–4, Clement 1-0–3, Diller 4-0–9, Aguirre 1-0–2, Roney 2-1–5, Grothaus 4-0–11. TOTALS: 13-29 3-6–34.

MILLER CITY (12-8, 5-2)
Lammers 2-6–10, Max Kuhlman 2-0–4, Mar. Kuhlman 1-4–6, J. Kuhlman 6-0–13, K. Kuhlman 1-2–4, Niese 1-1–3. TOTALS: 13-38 13-21–40.

Columbus Grove 11 8 5 10 — 34
Miller City 9 13 9 10 — 40

3-POINT GOALS: Columbus Grove 5-14 (Grothaus 3, Diller & Clement); Miller City 1-6 (J. Kuhlman).
REBOUNDS: Columbus Grove 22 (Roney, Stechschulte & Diller 5); Miller City 29 (Max Kuhlman 6).
TURNOVERS: Columbus Grove 13, Miller City 6.

ARLINGTON 60
LIBERTY CENTER 48

LIBERTY CENTER — Arlington’s Logan Speyer poured in game highs of 27 points and 11 rebounds as the Red Devils knocked off Liberty Center 60-48 in nonleague boys basketball action Saturday.

Matt Glick nearly had a triple-double with 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Red Devils (14-7), who have won five straight games and eight of their last nine. Arlington shot a blistering 70 percent (26 of 37) from the floor.

Zack Carpenter’s 17 points led Liberty Center (9-11), while Brooks Hinton added 14 points.

ARLINGTON (14-7)
Speyer 12-3 — 27, Glick 6-2–14, Crawford 4-0–9, Insley 1-2–4, Babb 2-0–4, McDowell 1-0–2, Durliat 0-0–0. TOTALS: 26-37 7-15 — 60.

LIBERTY CENTER (9-11)
Carpenter 7-3–17, Hinton 6-0–14, Graber 2-5–9, Saneholz 3-0–8. TOTALS: 18-51 8-9 — 48.

Arlington 14 15 15 16 — 60
Liberty Center 12 6 9 21 — 48

3-POINT GOALS: Arlington 1-2 (Crawford); Liberty Center 4-16 (Hinton & Saneholz 2).
REBOUNDS: Arlington 26 (Speyer 11); Liberty Center 19 (Graber & Smith 5).
TURNOVERS: Arlington 14, Liberty Center 9.

CORY-RAWSON 83
HARDIN NORTHERN 48

RAWSON — Bryce Tuttle nearly snagged another double-double on Saturday as Cory-Rawson netted a 52-point second half for an 83-48 win over Hardin Northern in boys basketball action.

Tuttle tallied a game-high 21 points with nine rebounds to lead the Hornets (5-15), while Trevor Snyder scored 10 with eight boards.

Ethan Misamore chipped in 12 points for C-R, Eric Ritter scored 10 and Garrett Kisseberth added nine.

Will Poling led the Polar Bears (8-14) with 14 points, Storm Drumm added 12 points and Zach Wilhelm 11.

HARDIN NORTHERN (8-14)
Poling 5-3–14, Drumm 4-4–12, Wilhelm 4-2–11, N. Bame 3-0–6, Watts 1-3–5. TOTALS: 17-53 12-21 — 48.

CORY-RAWSON (5-15)
Tuttle 10-1–21, Misamore 5-2–12, Snyder 4-2–10, Ritter 4-2–10, Kisseberth 4-0–9, Abell 3-0–7, Edwards 2-0–6, Stuckey 1-0–3, Price 1-0–3, Zuercher 1-0–2. TOTALS: 35-63 7-13 — 83.

Hardin Northern 10 13 10 15 — 48
Cory-Rawson 13 18 21 31 — 83

3-POINT GOALS: Hardin Northern 2-13 (Poling & Wilhelm); Cory-Rawson 6-16 (Edwards 2, Kisseberth, Abell, Price & Stuckey).
REBOUNDS: Hardin Northern 26, Cory-Rawson 35 (Tuttle 9, Snyder 8).
TURNOVERS: Hardin Northern 17, Cory-Rawson 17.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Cory-Rawson, 35-30.

LEIPSIC 63
OTTOVILLE 50

OTTOVILLE — Tied after three quarters, Leipsic used a strong final frame led by Jordan Brown who scored seven of his game-high 19 points to beat Ottoville 63-50 in Saturday’s Putnam County League boys basketball action.

Matt Schroeder was the other Vikings (16-4, 4-2 PCL) player to reach double-digits with 11 points.

Nick Moorman led the Big Green (3-17, 2-5) with 19 points and Dustin Trenkamp chipped in 12.

LEIPSIC (16-4, 4-2 PCL)
Brown 7-5–19, M. Schroeder 4-2–11, R. Schroeder 3-2–8, Mangas 3-0–7, Lomeli 3-0–6, Brecht 1-3–5, G. Schroeder 2-0–5, Berger 1-0–2. TOTALS: 24 12-22–63.

OTTOVILLE (3-17, 2-5 PCL)
Moorman 7-3–19, Trenkamp 6-0–12, Bendele 3-0–9, VonSossan 1-0–3, Martin 1-0–3, Wenzlick 1-0–2, Schimmoeller 1-0–2. TOTALS: 20 3-4–50.

Leipsic 20 11 12 20 — 63
Ottoville 12 19 12 7 — 50

3-POINT GOALS: Leipsic 3 (M. Schroeder, G. Schroeder & Mangas); Ottoville 7 (Bendele 3, Moorman 2, VonSossan & Martin).
JUNIOR VARSITY: Leipsic, 35-27.

SENECA EAST 82
CAREY 74

CAREY — Seneca East shot nearly 73 percent from the free-throw line on Saturday, but fared even better from the field as the Tigers edged Carey 82-74 in Northern 10 Conference boys basketball action.

The Tigers finished 26 of 35 (74.3 percent) from the field as Drewe Tipple led the way with 26 points, Johnny Diehm knocked down seven free throws en route to 19 points and Braedon Tipple chipped in 14 for Seneca East (6-15, 4-11 N10).

Abel LaRoche scored 26 points for the Blue Devils (10-10, 7-7). Nathanyal Griffin added 13 points and Cody Luzader 12.

SENECA EAST (6-15, 4-11 N10)
D. Tipple 9-5–26, Diehm 6-7–19, B. Tipple 4-5–14, Martin 1-6–8, Ferres 4-0–8, Forehand 2-0–6, Coppes 0-1–1. TOTALS: 26-35 24-33–82.

CAREY (10-10, 7-7 N10)
LaRoche 12-1–26, Griffin 6-1–13, Luzader 5-1–12, Stephan 4-0–9, Bame 2-0–5, Driggers 1-1–4, Russell 1-0–3, Wentling 1-0–2. TOTALS: 32-59 4-13–74.

Seneca East 19 16 20 27 — 82
Carey 17 11 18 28 — 74

3-POINT GOALS: Seneca East 6-8 (D. Tipple 3, Forehand 2, B. Tipple); Carey 6-19 (Bame, LaRoche, Luzader, Russell, Stephan & Driggers).
REBOUNDS: Seneca East 19, Carey 20.
TURNOVERS: Seneca East 18, Carey 13.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Carey, 45-35.

BOWLING GREEN 70
LIBERTY-BENTON 54

Bowling Green hit 21 of 28 attempts from inside the arc and added eight 3-pointers to defeat Liberty-Benton 70-54 on Saturday in a nonleague boys basketball game.

Trent Hinton knocked down five 3-pointers in his 25-point night for the Bobcats (2-19) and Isaac Elsasser chipped in 16 points with three 3-pointers.

Anthony Masterlasco racked up 30 points and four rebounds but was the only L-B (15-5) player to score in double figures.

BOWLING GREEN (2-19)
Arrington 2-0–4, Brown 2-0–4, Morman 3-0–6, Hinton 9-2–25, Greiger 3-0–6, Rochester 0-1–1, Dohanos 4-0–8, Elsasser 6-1–16. TOTALS: 29-46 4-5–70.

LIBERTY-BENTON (15-5)
Schimmoeller 0-2–2, Masterlasco 10-10–30, May 1-1–4, Lenhart 1-2–4, Tinman 1-0–3, Craft 3-0–7, Hendel 1-0–2, Johannigman 1-0–2. TOTALS: 18 15-21–54.

Bowling Green 18 20 20 12 — 70
Liberty-Benton 14 7 15 18 — 54

3-POINT GOALS: Bowling Green 8-18 (Hinton 5, Elsassen 3); Liberty-Benton 3-13 (May, Tinman & Craft).
REBOUNDS: Bowling Green 16 (Greiger 5); Liberty-Benton 18 (Masterlasco 4).
TURNOVERS: Bowling Green 9, Liberty-Benton 10.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Bowling Green, 52-42.

UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY 70
NORTH BALTIMORE 62

NORTH BALTIMORE — Wyatt Daniels and Trevor Dotson combined for 18 fourth-quarter points as Upper Scioto Valley used a 20-12 edge in the final frame to top North Baltimore 70-62 in a nonleague boys basketball contest Saturday.

The game was the annual battle of the Kloepfers. John Kloepfer is the head coach at North Baltimore while brother Jeff is in charge of the Upper Scioto Valley program.

Daniels led Upper Scioto Valley (14-7) with 21 points, while Dotson had 15 points and 11 rebounds. Wayne Lowery also had a double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds, and Chase Rose chipped in 13 points.

Chad Wright’s 22 points and nine rebounds led North Baltimore (13-8). Sean Watson and Julian Hagemyer added 14 and 12 points, respectively.

UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY (14-7)
Daniels 6-5–21, Lowery 4-5–16, Dotson 5-5–15, Rose 6-1–13, Stephens 2-0–4, Hipsher 0-1–1. TOTALS: 23-46 17-21 — 70.

NORTH BALTIMORE (13-8)
Wright 10-2–22, Watson 4-4–14, Hagemyer 5-1–12, Brian 3-1–9, Naugle 2-0–5. TOTALS: 24-65 9-14 –62.

Upper Scioto Valley 13 16 21 20 — 70
North Baltimore 11 17 22 12 — 62

3-POINT GOALS: Upper Scioto Valley 7-17 (Daniels 4, Lowery 3); North Baltimore 5 (Brian 2, Hagemyer, Naugle & Watson).
REBOUNDS: Upper Scioto Valley 37 (Lowery 13); North Baltimore 27 (Wright 9).
TURNOVERS: Upper Scioto Valley 14, North Baltimore 7.
JUNIOR VARSITY: North Baltimore, 32-27.

BLUFFTON 74
SIDNEY LEHMAN 35

SIDNEY — Bluffton led by only five points at halftime but used a 29-8 third-quarter edge to put away Sidney Lehman 74-35 on Saturday in nonconference boys basketball play.

Nick Friesen scored a game-high 17 points while Joe Schriner hit four 3-pointers en route to 16 points for the Pirates (13-7) who made nine treys.

Mitchell Ault added 13 points and Joel Siefker sank three 3-pointers in his 11-point effort.

Kameron Lee (11 points) was the only Cavaliers (4-16) player to score in double figures.

BLUFFTON (13-7)
Bassitt 1-2–4, Bricker 2-0–4, Ault 4-4–13, Siefker 4-0–11, Friesen 7-2–17, Schriner 6-0–16, Myers 0-2–2, Denecker 3-1–7. TOTALS: 27 11-15–74.

SIDNEY LEHMAN (4-16)
Schutt 1-0–3, Monnin 0-2–2, Arnold 3-0–8, Lee 4-0–11, Frantz 1-0–2, Bunker 4-1–9. TOTALS: 13 3-6–35.

Bluffton 22 10 29 13 — 74
Sidney Lehman 10 17 8 0 — 35

3-POINT GOALS: Bluffton 9 (Schriner 4, Siefker 3, Friesen & Ault); Sidney Lehman 6 (Lee 3, Arnold 2, Schutt).
TURNOVERS: Bluffton 6.

RIDGEMONT 45
ARCADIA 44

RIDGEWAY — Arcadia’s Shae Watkins scored his 1,000th career point in the third quarter but the Redskins fell 45-44 to Ridgemont on Saturday in nonleague boys basketball.

Watkins scored 12 points and also grabbed 11 rebounds to finish with a double-double.
Clint Recker added 13 points for Arcadia (8-13).

Trevor Stover and Cade McKinley co-led the Golden Gophers (8-12) with 13 points each.

FREMONT ST. JOSEPH 62
MOHAWK 51

SYCAMORE — Fremont St. Joseph used a 19-10 fourth-quarter advantage to knock off Mohawk 62-51 in a nonconference boys basketball game Saturday.

Maliek Johnson’s 21 points led Fremont St. Joseph (4-16), while Zach Militello added 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Logan Wilhelm’s 15 points, including four 3-pointers, led Mohawk (4-15). Tyler Pummell added 10 points.

FREMONT ST. JOSEPH (4-16)
Johnson 3-12–21, Militello 4-4–13, Ysaguirre 2-4–9, Stierwalt 4-1–9, Linke 2-1–5, Harrison 1-0–2, Cortez 1-0–2, Rosengarten 0-1–1. TOTALS: 18-59 23-33 — 62.

MOHAWK (4-15)
Wilhelm 4-3–15, Pummell 4-2–10, Dietrich 3-0–6, Dunlap 2-2–6, Flood 1-3–5, Morter 1-0–3, Hammer 1-0–3, Lacey 1-0–3. TOTALS: 17-66 10-25 — 51.

Fremont St. Joseph 20 12 11 19 — 62
Mohawk 11 17 13 10 — 51

3-POINT GOALS: Fremont St. Joseph 3-19 (Johnson, Militello & Ysaguirre); Mohawk 7-26 (Wilhelm 4, Morter, Hammer & Lacy).
REBOUNDS: Fremont St. Joseph 41 (Militello 10); Mohawk 33 (Flood 9).
TURNOVERS: Fremont St. Joseph 13, Mohawk 10.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Mohawk, 44-41.

OLD FORT 56
WOODMORE 44

WOODMORE — Jacob Webb’s game-high 18 points and six assists helped pace Old Fort to a 56-44 win over Woodmore in Saturday’s boys basketball action.

Hootie Cleveland knocked down three triples and 15 points for the Stockaders (12-7), while Eric Bell sported an 11-point, 14-rebound double-double.

Mitchell Miller led Woodmore (5-15) with 12 points and Derek Wank chipped in 11.

OLD FORT (12-7)
Webb 7-3–18, Cleveland 6-0–15, Bell 4-3–11, Hammond 3-3–9, Wagner 0-3–3. TOTALS: 20-37 12-19–56.

WOODMORE (5-15)
Miller 5-1–12, Wank 3-4–11, Blausey 3-0–8, Wellors 2-0–5, Sandrock 2-0–5, Atkin 1-0–3. TOTALS: 16-54 5-9–44.

Old Fort 20 16 14 6 — 56
Woodmore 17 12 11 4 — 44

3-POINT GOALS: Old Fort 4-11 (Cleveland 3, Webb); Woodmore 7-28 (Blausey 2, Sandrock, Atkin, Miller, Wank & Wellors).
REBOUNDS: Old Fort 30 (Bell 14); Woodmore 23.
TURNOVERS: Old Fort 18, Woodmore 12.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Woodmore, 55-43.

CONTINENTAL 60
TINORA 50

CONTINENTAL — Continental erupted for 41 points in the second half to defeat Tinora 60-50 in nonconference boys basketball Saturday.

The Pirates trailed 26-19 at halftime before taking the lead with an 18-8 third quarter advantage.

Wade Stauffer led Continental with 22 points while Trevor Williamson added 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Tinora’s Brevin Renollet finished with a game high 25 points.

TINORA (11-10)
Anders 3-1–9, Renollet 10-2–25, Drewes 1-1–3, Bumb 0-2–2, Grube 2-0–5, Mohr 0-2–2, Bailey 2-0–4. TOTALS: 18-50 8-11–50.

CONTINENTAL (6-12)
Brecht 2-0–5, Stauffer 7-4–22, Williamson 8-3–19, Williams 1-0–2, Krendl 2-0–4, Potts 2-0–6, States 1-0–2.

Tinora 14 12 8 16 — 50
Continental 10 9 18 23 — 60

3-POINT GOALS: Tinora 6-19 (Renollet 3, Anders 2, Grube); Continental 7-16 (Stauffer 4, Potts 2, Brecht).
REBOUNDS: Tinora 19; Continental 23 (Williams 7).
TURNOVERS: Tinora 9; Continental 9.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Tinora, 45-35.

FORT JENNINGS 53
PANDORA-GILBOA 46

FORT JENNINGS — Fort Jennings used a 28-15 first half advantage to knock off Pandora-Gilboa 53-46 in Saturday’s Putnam County League boys basketball action.

Fort Jennings (6-16, 1-5 PCL) claimed its first PCL win of the season as Brandon Wehri had 15 points and Drew Grone chipped in 13 points and six rebounds.

Drew Johnson paced P-G (6-14, 0-6) with 12 points and seven rebounds, while Riley Larcom pitched in 10 points.

PANDORA-GILBOA (6-14, 0-6 PCL)
Johnson 5-1–12, Larcom 3-4–10, Breece 4-1–9, McCullough 2-0–6, Huffman 1-2–4, Murphy 1-0–3, team 1-0–2. TOTALS: 17-49 8-12–46.

FORT JENNINGS (6-16, 1-5 PCL)
Wehri 6-3–15, Grone 3-7–13, Finn 3-1–7, Berelsman 2-2–6, Stechschulte 3-0–6, Neidert 1-0–3, Trentman 1-0–2, Klausing 0-1–1. TOTALS: 19-38 14-21–53.

Pandora-Gilboa 7 8 16 15 — 46
Fort Jennings 17 11 11 14 — 53

3-POINT GOALS: Pandora-Gilboa 4-23 (McCollough 2, Murphy & Johnson); Fort Jennings 1-6 (Neidert).
REBOUNDS: Pandora-Gilboa 21 (Johnson 7); Fort Jennings 33 (Grone & Neidert 6).
TURNOVERS: Pandora-Gilboa 11, Fort Jennings 18.

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