UPPER SANDUSKY — Following Mohawk’s one-point win over Upper Sandusky a month ago, Warriors coach Paul Dunn emphasized that earning the league title still went through reigning three-time champion in Upper.

A month later, Mohawk edged the Rams again, 60-54, to claim the outright Northern 10 Conference championship on Saturday. The championship is the Warriors’ first since 2006-07 and their first outright crown since 1963.

The Warriors, ranked eighth in the latest state poll, improved to 19-1 overall and 14-1 in the N10.

Following the same January game, Rams coach Jeff Winslow proclaimed Mohawk’s Zach Hayman — recently the school’s all-time leading scorer — as the best player in the league and referred to the 5-foot-11 guard as the difference in the game.

Hayman was held to nine points on Saturday, but Keith Jenkins filled the void with a game-high 16 points for the Warriors. Austin Tusing, who hit all four of his fourth-quarter foul shots, scored 14 and Chris Klopp added 11 with eight rebounds.

Five players scored at least nine points for Upper (15-5, 12-3) led by Cameron McCreary and Evan Young, who scored 10 points each. Trevor Clifford scored all nine of his points in the second half, while Mason Vent and Cole Sowers each added nine points.

Tied after three quarters, Mohawk connected on 7 of 12 fourth-quarter free throws. Upper missed all four of its foul shots in the final frame.

Mohawk (19-1, 14-1 N10)

Jenkins 6-3–16, Tusing 4-4–14, Klopp 4-3–11, Z. Hayman 4-1–9, Hammer 2-0–5, Gottfried 2-0–5. TOTALS: 22 11-17 — 60.

Upper Sandusky (15-5, 12-3 N10)

McCreary 3-1–10, Young 4-0–10, Clifford 4-1–9, Vent 4-0–9, Sowers 4-1–9, Holly 2-0–4, Montgomery 1-0–3. TOTALS: 22 3-11 — 54.

Mohawk 13 17 13 17 — 60

Upper Sandusky 13 11 19 11 — 54

3-POINT GOALS: Mohawk 5 (Tusing 2, Hammer, Jenkins, Gottfried 1); Upper Sandusky 7 (McCreary 3, Young 2, Montgomery & Vent 1).

REBOUNDS: Mohawk 26 (Hammer & Klopp 8); Upper Sandusky 27.

TURNOVERS: Mohawk 13, Upper Sandusky 12.

JUNIOR VARSITY: Upper Sandusky, 62-43.

KALIDA 54

VAN BUREN 52

KALIDA — Kalida never led by more than two points at the end of a quarter but still held off Van Buren for a 54-52 nonleague boys basketball victory Saturday.

Luke Erhart notched a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Wildcats (16-5), while Grant Laudick collected four points, five rebounds, seven assists and two steals.

Connor Ohlrich scored a team-high 18 points to front the Black Knights (13-5).

VAN BUREN (13-5)

Ohlrich 5-7–18, McCracken 4-0–9, Goble 2-4–8, Kramer 3-1–8, Rader2-0–4, Warren 1-0–3, Clark 1-0–2. TOTALS: 18-40 12-20–52.

KALIDA (16-5)

Erhart 8-0–18, Lambert 5-3–15, Recker 2-4–10, Hovest 12–5, Laudick 2-0–4, Roebke 1-0–. TOTALS: 19-42 9-14–54.

Van Buren 11 14 8 19 — 52

Kalida 13 13 10 18 — 54

3-POINT GOALS: Van Buren 4-10 (Ohlrich, McCracken, Kramer & Warren); Kalida 7-24 (Erhart, Lambert & Recker 2, Hovest 1).

REBOUNDS: Van Buren 19 (Goble 6); Kalida 29 (Erhart 10).

TURNOVERS: Van Buren 5; Kalida 6.

HOPEWELL-LOUDON 50

NEW RIEGEL 38

BASCOM — Jordyn Jury scored just four points in the first half and Hopewell-Loudon trailed at the break.

The junior guard erupted for 17 second-half points, including 11 in a 20-point third quarter, as the Chieftains rallied to beat New Riegel 50-38 in nonleague action on Saturday.

Jury also led H-L in assists (4) and steals (4), while Travis Milligan scored 11. Kyle Rumschlag snagged a game-high eight rebounds for the Chieftains (12-9).

Nick Reinhart’s 14 points and seven rebounds paced the Blue Jackets (8-11).

New Riegel (8-11)

N. Reinhart 4-4–14, B. Hohman 2-3–8, Findel 2-2–6, Noftz 1-3–5, Acree 1-0–3, Theis 1-0–2. TOTALS: 11-38 12-16 — 38.

Hopewell-Loudon (12-9)

J. Jury 6-8–21, Milligan 3-2–11, Hoover 2-2–7, Rumschlag 2-0–5, Williams 1-1–3, Reinhardt 1-0–2, Coffman 0-1–1. TOTALS: 15-42 14-25 — 50.

New Riegel 13 9 2 14 — 38

Hopewell-Loudon 8 9 20 12 — 50

3-Point GOALS: New Riegel 4-20 (Reinhart 2, Hohman & Acree 1); Hopewell-Loudon 6 (Milligan 3, Hoover, J. Jury & Rumschlag 1).

rebounds: New Riegel 25 (Reinhart 7); Hopewell-Loudon 32 (Rumschlag 8).

turnovers: New Riegel 16, Hopewell-Loudon 8.

junior varsity: Hopewell-Loudon, 52-31.

KENTON 66

BLUFFTON 65

BLUFFTON — Seven of Bluffton’s nine miss foul shots came in the fourth quarter as Kenton rallied with a 28-point finale frame to edge the Pirates 66-65 in Saturday’s nonleague game.

Bluffton was 7 of 9 on free throws entering the fourth quarter before shooting 9 of 16 in the fourth.

Luke Denecker paced the Pirates (14-7) with 23 points, including 17 in the second half and 6-of-8 shooting on fourth-quarter foul shots. Baylor Garmatter and Jared Piercefield scored 14 points apiece.

Jaron Sharp and Jayden Cornell combined to score 40 of their 53 points in the second half to lead the Wildcats (13-7). Sharp led all scorers with 29 points and Cornell scored 24.

Kenton (13-7)

Sharp 11-5–29, Cornell 9-4–24, Lawrence 2-0–6, Ellis 1-0–3, Jeffries 1-0–2, Sherman 1-0–2. TOTALS: 25 9-12 — 66.

Bluffton (14-7)

Denecker 5-10–23, B. Garmatter 6-2–14, Piercefield 5-3–14, Soper 3-0–8, Ault 2-1–6. TOTALS: 21 16-25 — 65.

Kenton 6 15 17 28 — 66

Bluffton 17 15 17 16 — 65

3-Point GOALS: Kenton 7 (Cornell, Lawrence & Sharp 2); Bluffton 7 (Denecker 3, Soper 2, Piercefield & Ault 1).

OTTOVILLE 64

LEIPSIC 57

LEIPSIC — Ottoville’s Josh Thorbahn struggled shooting from deep on Saturday, but he was perfect from the foul line and did a bit of everything in helping the Big Green stop Leipsic 64-57 in Putnam County League action.

Thorbahn made all eight of his free throws in scoring a game-high 26 and added seven rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals for Ottoville (16-4, 5-2 PCL).

Dylan Schroeder’s 17 points carried the Vikings (9-11, 1-5). Cole Rieman added nine points and nine rebounds.

Ottoville (16-4, 5-2 PCL)

Thorbahn 8-8–26, Miller 3-5–14, Manns 5-0–10, Schlagbaum 2-2–6, Fisher 1-2–4, Langhals 0-2–2, Kortokrax 1-0–2. TOTALS: 20-45 19-24 — 64.

Leipsic (9-11, 1-5 PCL)

D. Schroeder 7-3–17, Hiegel 5-1–14, Rieman 3-2–9, Garcia 3-0–7, Mangas 3-0–6, Liffick 2-0–4. TOTALS: 23-49 6-12 — 57.

Ottoville 12 14 18 20 — 64

Leipsic 13 13 12 19 — 57

3-POINT GOALS: Ottoville 5-18 (Miller 3, Thorbahn 2); Leipsic 5-14 (Hiegel 3, Rieman & Garcia 1).

REBOUNDS: Ottoville 30 (Thorbahn 7); Leipsic 26 (Rieman 9).

TURNOVERS: Ottoville 17, Leipsic 16.

JUNIOR VARSITY: Leipsic, 43-33.

ARLINGTON 41

LINCOLNVIEW 37

ARLINGTON — Arlington used a three-point second-half advantage to edge Lincolnview 41-37 in Saturday’s nonleague game.

Ivan Berry and Ryan Metzger each scored a team-high 13 to lead the Red Devils (16-4). Berry added five rebounds and Ty Webb led with six boards.

Zane Miller paced the Lancers (10-10) with 15 points — including three 3s — and eight rebounds, all game highs.

Lincolnview (10-10)

Miller 4-4–15, Kemler 5-0–10, J. Bowersock 2-0–4, A. Bowersock 1-0–2, Overholt 1-0–2, Wallis 1-0–2, Salinas 0-2–2. TOTALS: 14-34 6-7 — 37.

Arlington (16-4)

Berry 5-3–13, Metzger 5-2–13, Vermillion 2-3–9, Russell 2-0–4, Webb 0-2–2. TOTALS: 14-33 10-15 — 41.

Lincolnview 9 9 11 8 — 37

Arlington 12 7 12 10 — 41

3-POINT GOALS: Lincolnview 3-9 (Miller 3); Arlington 3-10 (Vermillion 2, Metzger 1).

REBOUNDS: Lincolnview 19 (Miller 8); Arlington 19 (Webb 6).

TURNOVERS: Lincolnview 11, Arlington 10.

CAREY 67

RIDGEDALE 55

CAREY — Carey’s Hayden Stone racked up 26 points and nine rebounds as the Blue Devils topped Ridgedale 67-55 in Northern 10 Conference boys basketball play Saturday.

Griffin Summit canned four 3-pointers en route to a 18-point effort for Carey (12-7, 9-5 N10).

Adam Beard scored 15 points to lead the Rockets (10-11, 5-10).

RIDGEDALE (10-11, 5-10 N10)

C. Lust 5-0–11, Leach 1-2–5, Bigler 1-2–4, C. Lust 5-1–11, Burns 3-0–7, Beard 4-3–15, Gordon 1-0–2. TOTALS: 20-46 8-12–55.

CAREY (12-7, 9-5 N10)

Hertel 1-0–2, Dasher 2-1–6, Stone 10-6–26, Hoepf 1-0–3, Crawford 1-0–2, Summit 7-0–18, Babb 4-2–10. TOTALS: 26-43 9-17–67.

Ridgedale 15 9 14 17 — 55

Carey 22 18 15 12 — 67

3-POINT GOALS: Ridgedale 7-15 (Beard 4, Burns, C. Lust & Leach); Carey 6-13 (Summit 4, Hoepf & Dasher).

REBOUNDS: Ridgedale 17; Carey 28 (Stone 9).

TURNOVERS: Ridgedale 12; Carey 11.

PANDORA-GILBOA 54

FORT JENNINGS 41

PANDORA — Jared Breece and Riley Larcom combined for 26 first-half points in leading Pandora-Gilboa over Fort Jennings 54-41 in Saturday’s Putnam County League game.

Breece finished with a game-high 16 for the Rockets (13-7, 2-4 PCL), who snapped three-game conference losing streak. Larcom buried four 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 13 points. Zeb George (5 rebounds) added 10 of his 12 points in the second half.

Evan Hoersten led the Musketeers (3-18, 0-6) with 12 points. Reese VonSossan scored 11.

Fort Jennings (3-18, 0-6 PCL)

Hoersten 6-0–12, VonSossan 3-5–11, Smith 2-1–6, Kazee 3-0–6, Ricker 2-0–4, Luersman 1-0–2. TOTALS: 17 6-11 — 41.

Pandora-Gilboa (13-7, 2-4 PCL)

Breece 5-4–16, Larcom 4-1–13, George 4-4–12, Miller 2-1–7, Maag 2-0–4, Niese 1-0–2. TOTALS: 18 10-14 — 54.

Fort Jennings 8 13 11 9 — 41

Pandora-Gilboa 18 17 8 11 — 54

3-POINT GOALS: Fort Jennings 1 (Smith 1); Pandora-Gilboa 8 (Larcom 4, Breece & Miller 2).

REBOUNDS: Fort Jennings (Hoersten 6); Pandora-Gilboa 24 (George 5).

TURNOVERS: Fort Jennings 5, Pandora-Gilboa 5.

JUNIOR VARSITY: Pandora-Gilboa, 40-19.

COLUMBUS GROVE 62

MILLER CITY 43

COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove started pulling away in the second quarter and carried that momentumn into the second half in outlasting Miller City 62-43 on Saturday in a Putnam County League boys basketball matchup.

The Bulldogs showed great balance in winning their eighth straight game, improving to 16-4 overall and completing PCL play at 6-1. Tayt Birnesser led Grove with 19 points, Blake Reynolds (8 rebounds) and Gabe Clement added 12 each and Evan Hopkins had 10.

Grayson Flores scored seven points and dished out seven assists for Grove, which finished second to Kalida in the PCL but is still unbeaten (7-0) in the Northwest Conference and can win that league championship outright on Friday when the Bulldogs travel to Convoy Crestview (19-1, 6-1 NWC).

Luke Lammers led Miller City (10-11, 4-3 PCL) with 12 points. Isaac Fillinger had eight points and five rebounds and Jake Koenig six points and six assists.

MILLER CITY (10-11, 4-3 PCL)

Lammers 4-4–12, I. Fillinger 4-0–8, Ruhe 3-0–7, Koenig 2-0–4, Michel 0-2–2, Z. Fillinger 2-0–4, Gable 3-0–6. TOTALS: 18-41 6-14–43.

COLUMBUS GROVE (16-4, 6-1 PCL)

Reynolds 6-0–12, Birnesser 7-1–19, Hopkins 4-1–10, Clement 5-1–12, Flores 1-4–7, Johnson 1-0–2. TOTALS: 24-40 7-12–62.

Miller City 13 8 12 10 — 43

Columbus Grove 14 15 16 17 — 62

3-Point GOALS: Miller City 1-8 (Ruhe); Columbus Grove 7-18 (Birnesser 4, Hopkins, Clement, Flores).

REBOUNDS: Miller City 22 (Fillinger 5); Columbus Grove 24 (Reynolds 8).

TURNOVERS: Miller City 12, Columbus Grove 4.

PATRICK HENRY 49

LIBERTY-BENTON 35

HAMLER — Patrick Henry’s Kaiden McGraw sank five 3-pointers en route to a game-high 18 points as the Patriots downed Liberty-Benton 49-35 in a nonleague boys basketball game Saturday.

Hunter Diem collected seven points, 11 rebounds and three assists for the Patriots (6-15).

Cole Busch led L-B (6-15) with 11 points and five rebounds while Josh Reindel and Ben Spiess each had 10 points.

LIBERTY-BENTON (6-15)

Busch 3-4–11, Reindel 4-2–10, Spiess 3-2–10, Ja. Reindel 0-2–2, Rath 1-0–2. TOTALS: 11-41 10-16–35.

PATRICK HENRY (6-15)

Jackson 2-0–5, Holloway 2-0–5, McGraw 5-3–18, Schulze 2-0–4, Shanks 1-1–3, Diem 3-1–7, Petersen 1-5–7. TOTALS: 16-32 10-18–49.

Liberty-Benton 16 2 10 7 — 35

Patrick Henry 12 8 13 16 — 49

3-POINT GOALS: Liberty-Benton 3-16 (Spiess 2, Busch 1); Patrick Henry 7-15 (McGraw 5, Holloway & Jackson).

REBOUNDS: Liberty-Benton 18 (Busch 5); Patrick Henry 31 (Diem 11).

TURNOVERS: Liberty-Benton 6; Patrick Henry 10.

JUNIOR VARSITY: Liberty-Benton, 54-38.

CORY-RAWSON 60

HARDIN NORTHERN 49

DOLA — Cory-Rawson’s Tommy Stauffer and Carson Houck combined for 39 points as the Hornets held off Hardin Northern 60-49 for a nonleague boys basketball win Saturday night.

Stauffer (six rebounds) went for a game-high 22 points, 10 in the first quarter and 12 in the second half, while Houck (three steals) had 10 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to help C-R (7-13) win the final frame 22-14.

Owen Wetherill backed the Polar Bears (6-14) with 16 points, five rebounds and three steals, while Noah Robson had 13 points four rebounds and two steals.

CORY-RAWSON (7-13)

Roth 1-2–4, Stuckey 2-0–5, Lee 2-0–4, Schultz 2-3–8, Houck 5-4–17, Stauffer 8-5–22. TOTALS: 20 14-20–60.

HARDIN NORTHERN (6-14)

Joliff 5-1–11, Cramer 1-1–3, Wilmoth 1-0–2, Wetherill 7-0–16, Robson 6-0–13, Martin 0-1–1, Good 1-0–3. TOTALS: 21-43 3-7–49.

Cory-Rawson 16 12 10 22 — 60

Hardin Northern 13 10 12 14 — 49

3-POINT GOALS: Cory-Rawson 6-15 (Houck 3, Stauffer, Stuckey & Schultz); Hardin Northern 4-15 (Wetherill 2, Martin & Good 1).

REBOUNDS: Cory-Rawson 18 (Stauffer 6); Hardin Northern 23 (Wetherill 6).

TURNOVERS: Cory-Rawson 9; Hardin Northern 14.

JUNIOR VARSITY: Cory-Rawson, 37-30.

UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY 90

NORTH BALTIMORE 67

NORTH BALTIMORE — Upper Scioto Valley’s Quinn Sanders scored 15 of his game-high 30 points during an explosive third quarter that highlighted the Rams’ 90-67 nonleague boys basketball win over North Baltimore.

USV had a comfortable 41-30 lead at the half, then more than doubled that advantage with a 29-11 barrage in the third quarter. Wayne Lowery, who would finish with 14 points, scored half of his total in the third period when he and Sanders combined for 22 of USV’s 29 points.

Wyatt Daniels hit three of his four 3-pointers and scored 15 of his 18 points in helping USV forge that 41-30 halftime lead. The Rams won their fourth straight game and improved to 15-5.

North Baltimore’s Levi Gazarek pumped in 23 points and Jaden Bucher had 16. Bucher knocked down five 3-pointers, Johnny Hagemyer three and Gazarek two as 13 of North Baltimore’s 20 field goals came from beyond the 19-9 line.

UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY (15-5)

J. Rohrs 1-0–2, K. Rohrs 2-2–6, D. Thompson 2-0–5, C. Sanders 2-2–6, Lowery 5-23–14, Daniels 6-2–18, Hipsher 4-1–9, Q. Sanders 14-1–30. TOTALS: 36-10–90.

NORTH BALTIMORE (3-17)

Gazarek 7-7–23, Hagemyer 3-0–9, Heineman 1-2–5, Snyder 1-0–2, Clark 0-4–4, Bucher 5-1–16, Sexton 2-0–5, Kepling 1-0–3. TOTALS: 20-14–67.

Upper Scioto Valley 22 19 29 20 — 90

North Baltimore 19 11 11 25 — 67

3-POINT GOALS: Upper Scioto Valley 8 (D. Thompson, Lowery 2, Daniels 4, Q. Sanders); North Baltimore 13 (Gazarek 2, Hagemyer 3, Heineman, Bucher 5, Sexton, Kepling).

RIDGEMONT 80

VANLUE 41

MOUNT VICTORY — Ridgemont’s Mason Stuck scored a game-high 20 points as the Golden Gophers rolled over Vanlue 80-41 in a nonleague boys basketball contest Saturday.

Landon Newland added 16 points for Ridgemont (10-11), which opened up a 26-6 lead after one quarter.

Joey Bonham tallied 12 points, four assists and four steals to lead the Wildcats (2-18), while Jared Kloepfer chipped in 10 points and six rebounds.

VANLUE (2-18)

Temple 4-0–8, Jaren Kloepfer 2-0–6, Jared Kloepfer 4-2–10, Ward 1-0–2, Bonham 4-4–12, Jad. Kloepfer 1-0–3. TOTALS: 16-52 7-13–41.

Ridgemont (10-11)

Streets 3-2–8, Skaggs 1-1–3, Martino 4-2–11, Reppart 1-1–4, Newland 5-5–16, Stuck 6-2–20, Elsasser 2-0–4, Miller 3-2–8, Underwood 2-2–6. TOTALS: 27-67 17-22–80.

Vanlue 6 8 14 13 — 41

Ridgemont 26 15 23 16 — 80

3-POINT GOALS: Vanlue 3-10 (Jaren Kloepfer 2, Jad. Kloepfer 1); Ridgemont 6-21 (Stuck 3, Newland, Martino & Reppart).

REBOUNDS: Vanlue 31 (Jared Kloepfer 6); Ridgemont 41.

TURNOVERS: Vanlue 21; Ridgemont 12.

JUNIOR VARSITY: Ridgemont, 29-16.

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