MILLER CITY — Miller City’s Noah Otto tallied 18 points, including four 3-pointers, while teammate Jacob Kuhlman added 17 points and eight rebounds as the Wildcats knocked off Leipsic 65-55 in the Putnam County League boys basketball opener for both teams Saturday.

Jacob Schimmoeller had 11 points for the Wildcats (2-1 overall), who committed 10 turnovers compared to Leipsic’s 17.

Grant Schroeder’s 18 points led Leipsic (3-1, 0-1 PCL), and Grant Rader added 12. Jordan Berger had seven points and a team-high seven rebounds.

LEIPSIC (3-1, 0-1 PCL)
G. Schroeder 7-3–18, Rader 5-1–12, Berger 3-1–7, Dunham 2-0–5, D. Schroeder 2-0–5, A. Schroeder 2-0–4, Rieman 1-0–2, Morman 1-0–2. TOTALS: 23-43 6-12 — 55.

MILLER CITY (2-1, 1-0 PCL)
Otto 7-0–18, J. Kuhlman 6-4–17, Schimmoeller 5-1–11, M. Kuhlman 3-2–9, Gable 2-2–6, Niese 2-0–4. TOTALS: 25-57 9-16 — 65.

Leipsic 19 9 12 15 — 55
Miller City 21 14 14 16 — 65

3-POINT GOALS: Leipsic 3-8 (Dunham, G. Schroeder & Rader); Miller City 6-21 (Otto 4, M. Kuhlman & J. Kuhlman).
REBOUNDS: Leipsic 28 (Berger 7); Miller City 25 (J. Kuhlman 8).
TURNOVERS: Leipsic 17, Miller City 10.

BLUFFTON 66
MCCOMB 51

BLUFFTON — Bluffton bolted to a 39-15 halftime lead over McComb on Saturday and had three players score in double figures as the Pirates picked up their first boys basketball win of the season, 66-51, in nonleague action.

Luke Denecker had 16 points, while Kaleb Jefferson and Zane Myers each had 12 for the Pirates (1-4). Bluffton hit 21 of 32 shots from the free-throw line, while McComb (1-1) was 7 of 21.

Jacob Case (14 points) and Tanner Schroeder (nine) both had three 3-pointers to lead the Panthers.

MCCOMB (1-1)
Case 5-1–14, T. Schroeder 3-0–9, K. Gustwiller 2-2–8, Wasson 3-2–8, Grubb 2-2–6, C. Schroeder 2-0–4, S. Gustwiller 1-0–2. TOTALS: 18 7-21 — 51.

BLUFFTON (1-4)
L. Denecker 4-6–16, Myers 4-1–12, Jefferson 3-5–12, Bricker 3-1–8, Kingsley 3-2–8, G. Denecker 2-4–8, Bassitt 0-2–2. TOTALS: 19 21-32 — 66.

McComb 6 9 22 14 — 51
Bluffton 18 21 10 17 — 66

3-POINT GOALS: McComb 8 (T. Schroeder & Case 3, K. Gustwiller 2); Bluffton 7 (Myers 3, L. Denecker 2, Bricker & Jefferson).

LIBERTY-BENTON 65
OTTAWA HILLS 52

OTTAWA HILLS — Anthony Masterlasco and Conor Greer both scored 18 points in leading Liberty-Benton’s boys basketball team over Ottawa Hills 65-52 in a nonleague game Saturday.

Tyler George added 10 points for the Eagles (3-2), who built a 14-point lead with an 18-10 third-quarter advantage.

Brett Hoffman drained seven 3-pointers and scored a game-high 25 points to lead Ottawa Hills (2-3). Peter Roman and Dom Adduci each had 10 points.

LIBERTY-BENTON (3-2)
Masterlasco 7-4–18, Greer 8-0–18, George 4-1–10, Lenhart 4-0–8, Frankart 3-0–6, Young 1-0–3, May 1-0–2. TOTALS: 28 5-9 — 65.

OTTAWA HILLS (2-3)
Hoffman 9-0–25, Roman 4-2–10, Adduci 3-2–10, Sieben 3-0–6, Silk 0-1–1. TOTALS: 19 5-10 — 52.

Liberty-Benton 13 16 18 18 — 65
Ottawa Hills 10 13 10 19 — 52

3-POINT GOALS: Liberty-Benton 4 (Greer 2, George & Young); Ottawa Hills 9 (Hoffman 7, Adduci 2).

PATRICK HENRY 40
TINORA 35

HAMLER — Patrick Henry opened with a decisive 10-3 first quarter and turned the ball over just once in topping Tinora 40-35 in a nonconference boys basketball game Saturday.

Xavier Wensink led the Patriots (1-1) with 12 points, while Alex VanDeBussche did a bit of everything with 11 points and team highs of three rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Ryan Mohr led all scorers with 17 points for the Rams (1-3).

TINORA (1-3)
Mohr 6-1–17, Giesige 4-0–10, Bumb 1-2–4, Rinkel 1-0–2, Backhaus 1-0–2. TOTALS: 13-36 3-5–35.

PATRICK HENRY (1-1)
Wensink 4-1–12, VanDeBussche 3-4–11, Norden 2-1–8, Maas 1-2–4, Schoch 1-0–2, Michaelis 1-0–2, Fintel 0-1–1. TOTALS: 13-33 8-12–40.

Tinora 3 9 11 12 — 35
Patrick Henry 10 8 14 8 — 40

3-POINT GOALS: Tinora 6-18 (Mohr 4, Giesige 2), Patrick Henry 6-18 (Wensink 3, Norden 2, VanDeBussche).
REBOUNDS: Tinora 12 (Rinkel 3); Patrick Henry 13 (Fintel, Norden, VanDeBussche & Michaelis 3).
TURNOVERS: Tinora 10, Patrick Henry 1.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Tinora, 33-26.

ELMWOOD 66
GIBSONBURG 44

GIBSONBURG — Elmwood built a three-point first-quarter lead and then buried Gibsonburg with a 15-3 second frame in a 66-44 nonconference boys basketball win Saturday.

Jonathan Duvall led the Royals (4-1) with 12 points and five assists and Nate Uzelac chipped in 11 points.

Kane Gomez and Addison Weaver led Gibsonburg (3-2) with 13 points apiece.

ELMWOOD (4-1)
Duvall 4-1–12, Uzelac 5-1–11, Cline 2-4–8, Curtis 3-0–8, Lentz 3-0–7, Childress 3-0–6, Stearns 3-0–6, Reinhard 2-0–5, Weiss 1-0–3. TOTALS: 26-51 6-9–66.

GIBSONBURG (3-2)
Gomez 5-2–13, Weaver 3-7–13, Kille 2-3–7, Clark 3-0–6, Carnicom 1-2–4, Richards 0-1–1. TOTALS: 14 15-22–44.

Elmwood 16 15 22 13 — 66
Gibsonburg 12 3 15 14 — 44

3-POINT GOALS: Elmwood 8-18 (Duvall 3, Curtis 2, Lentz, Weiss & Reinhard); Gibsonburg 1 (Gomez).

NEW RIEGEL 47
BUCKEYE CENTRAL 42

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel stormed back in the fourth quarter to force overtime, but Buckeye Central used an 8-3 edge in the extra frame to pick up a 47-42 nonleague boys basketball win on Saturday.

Jacob Shade’s 14 points and six rebounds led Buckeye Central (2-3). Dalton Scheaffer added 12 points.

Lucas Williams and Mitchell Kramer scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, for New Riegel (2-3).

The Blue Jackets had an 11-4 advantage in the fourth quarter.

BUCKEYE CENTRAL (2-3)
Shade 5-4–14, Scheaffer 3-3–12, Sanderson 4-0–8, Ackerman 2-1–7, Wurm 1-2–4, Langjahr 1-0–2. TOTALS: 16-46 10-16 — 47.

NEW RIEGEL (2-3)
Williams 3-4–12, Kramer 4-0–11, Arbogast 3-0–6, Dryfuse 2-1–5, Hughes 2-0–4, Halcomb 2-0–4. TOTALS: 16-53 5-9 — 42.

Buckeye Central 10 12 13 4 8 — 47
New Riegel 10 10 8 11 3 — 42

3-POINT GOALS: Buckeye Central 5-13 (Scheaffer 3, Ackerman 2); New Riegel 5-18 (Kramer 3, Williams 2).
REBOUNDS: Buckeye Central 25 (Craft & Shade 6); New Riegel 28 (Arbogast 9).
TURNOVERS: Buckeye Central 15, New Riegel 9.
JUNIOR VARSITY: New Riegel, 51-31.

OLD FORT 65
OAK HARBOR 55

OAK HARBOR — Hootie Cleveland and Jacob Webb combined for 35 points, 15 rebounds, 11 assists and six 3-pointers as Old Fort connected on more than 50 percent of its 3s in a 65-55 nonconference boys basketball win over Oak Harbor Saturday.

Cleveland scored a game-high 18 with eight rebounds and five assists, and Webb scored 17 with seven boards and a team-best six steals.

OLD FORT (4-1)
Cleveland 6-3–18, Webb 6-2–17, Bell 5-0–12, Baker 3-0–6, Wagner 2-0–5, Hammond 2-0–4, Steyer 1-0–3. TOTALS: 25-50 5-9–65.

OAK HARBOR (1-4)
Jefferson 6-0–12, Gezo 4-1–10, Alexander 3-1–8, Smith 3-1–7, Schulte 2-2–7, Poiry 2-0–5, Harris 1-2–4, McAtee 1-0–2. TOTALS: 22-58 7-12–55.

Old Fort 22 13 13 17 — 65
Oak Harbor 16 9 12 18 — 55

3-POINT GOALS: Old Fort 10-19 (Webb & Cleveland 3, Bell 2, Wagner & Steyer); Oak Harbor 4-20 (Poiry, Gezo, Schulte & Alexander).
REBOUNDS: Old Fort 33 (Bell & Cleveland 8); Oak Harbor 27.
TURNOVERS: Old Fort 17, Oak Harbor 13.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Oak Harbor, 54-34.

TIFFIN CALVERT 56
ARCADIA 27

TIFFIN — Alex Pessell netted 13 points as Arcadia dropped a 56-27 nonconference boys basketball game at Tiffin Calvert.

Connor Meyer led three Calvert players in double figures with 13 points. Korbin Kantner netted 12 points and Connor Kennedy added 10 for the Senecas (2-2), who outscored the Redskins (0-4) 21-0 in the fourth quarter.

ARCADIA (0-4)
Squire 1-0–3 Pessell 4-5–13, Palmer 2-0–4, Brubaker 2-0–4, Stoner 1-0–3, Stahl 0-0–0. TOTALS: 10 5-7–27.

TIFFIN CALVERT (2-2)
Dull 3-0–6, Meyer 5-2–13, Deats 3-2–8, Kennedy 5-0–10, Keller 2-1–5, Conn 0-2–2, Kantner 6-0–12. TOTALS: 24 7-8–56.

Arcadia 5 11 11 0 — 27
Tiffin Calvert 15 14 6 21 — 56

3-POINT GOALS: Arcadia 2 (Squire & Stoner); Tiffin Calvert 1 (Meyer).
TURNOVERS: Arcadia 30, Tiffin Calvert 14.

UPPER SANDUSKY 67
RIDGEDALE 42

MORRAL — Jake Dible connected for seven 3-point goals for a game-high 21 points as Upper Sandusky rolled to a 67-42 Northern 10 Conference win over Ridgedale.

Ry Adams popped in 15 points, Noah Dible netted 14 and Eli Kinley chipped in 10 as the Rams improved to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play.

CAREY 73
MOHAWK 44

CAREY — Carey’s Cory Luzader scored a game-high 22 points to power the Blue Devils to a 73-44 Northern 10 Conference win over rival Mohawk.

The Blue Devils improved to 2-3 overall and 2-1 in the N10 while Mohwk fell to 1-3 and 1-2.

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