OAK HARBOR — Nine Van Buren players combined to pump in 32 points as the Black Knights rallied from a halftime deficit to slip past Vanlue in Wednesday’s Division IV district opener.

Zoe Horne was the top scorer for Van Buren, which improved to 9-14, hitting three 3-pointers while scoring a game-high 11 and leading with eight rebounds and four steals. Mady Parker tossed in six points.

The Black Knights will play third-seeded Old Fort in a district quarterfinal at 8 p.m. Saturday at Oak Harbor High School.

Bethany Smith buried three triples for nine points and Emma Biller scored seven with 12 boards for the Wildcats (10-13).

Van Buren (9-14)

Horne 3-2–11, Parker 1-4–6, Saltzman 1-2–4, Tabler 0-3–3, Durliat 1-0–2, J. Rinehart 0-2–2, Nessler 1-0–2, A. Rinehart 0-1–1, Reineke 0-1–1. TOTALS: 8-48 13-18 — 32.

Vanlue (10-13)

Smith 3-0–9, Biller 1-4–7, Snook 3-0–6, Franks 1-3–5, Price 0-1–1. TOTALS: 8 8 — 28.

Van Buren 5 10 11 6 — 32

Vanlue 6 12 6 4 — 28

3-Point GOALS: Van Buren 3-16 (Horne 3); Vanlue 4 (Smith 3, Biller).

rebounds: Van Buren 31 (Horne 8); Vanlue 30 (Biller 12).

turnovers: Van Buren 15, Vanlue 13.

BLUFFTON 51

PANDORA-GILBOA 23

HARROD — Bluffton’s Averey Rumer scored a game-high 28 points and went over the 1,000-point milestone for her career in the process as the Pirates topped Pandora-Gilboa 51-23 in the Division IV girls basketball district tournament opener Wednesday.

Bluffton (18-5) advanced to meet Leipsic (14-8) 8 p.m. Saturday in the district quarterfinals at Allen East.

Rumer had 10 points by halftime as the Pirates led 25-3 and scored 13 more in the third quarter.

Lacie Fenstermaker tallied 11 points to lead the Rockets (3-20).

BLUFFTON (18-5)

L. Garmatter 1-0–2, Prater 1-1–4, Rumer 13-0–28, Koenig 4-1–13, Schaadt 2-0–4. TOTALS: 21 2-10–51.

PANDORA-GILBOA (3-20)

Augsberger 0-2–2, Russell 3-0–6, Kinsinger 0-2–2, Luttfring 0-2–2, Fenstermaker 3-5–11. TOTALS: 6 11-16–23.

Bluffton 10 15 17 9 — 51

Pandora-Gilboa 2 1 9 11 — 23

3-Point GOALS: Bluffton 7 (Koenig 4, Rumer 2, Prater); Pandora-Gilboa none.

turnovers: Bluffton 8.

ARLINGTON 61

HARDIN NORTHERN 25

HARROD — Arlington scored 22 points in each of the first two quarters to build a 44-11 halftime edge before topping Hardin Northern 61-25 in the Division IV district girls basketball opener at Allen East on Wednesday.

The top-seeded Red Devils (19-4) advanced to meet No. 12 seed Ada (1-20) in the district quarterfinals 6:15 p.m. Saturday at Allen East.

Lindsay Dodds had game-highs of 18 points, six rebounds and four assists for Arlington while Sarah Solt made five 3-pointers en route to 17 points.

Maddie Grappy had 15 points and two steals for the Polar Bears (7-17).

HARDIN NORTHERN (7-17)

Grappy 6-2–15, Stewart-Evans 3-0–6, McCoy 1-0–2, Perkins 1-0–2. TOTALS: 11-28 2-2–25.

ARLINGTON (19-4)

Dodds 8-1–18, Solt 6-0–17, Pepple 4-3–11, Willow 2-2–6, Crawford 1-2–4, Essinger 1-1–3, Sheets 1-0–2. TOTALS: 23-55 9-11–61.

Hardin Northern 6 5 8 6 — 25

Arlington 22 22 14 3 — 61

3-Point GOALS: Hardin Northern 1-5 (Grappy); Arlington 6-25 (Solt 5, Dodds).

rebounds: Hardin Northern 12 (Stewart-Evans 4); Arlington 28 (Dodds 6).

turnovers: Hardin Northern 24; Arlington 8.

UPPER SANDUSKY 48

MANSFIELD SENIOR 45

MONROEVILLE — Upper Sandusky trailed Mansfield Senior by eight entering Wednesday’s fourth quarter.

The Rams responded with a 17-6 final frame in rallying to edge the Tygers 48-45 in a Division II district opener.

Alexis Fogle knocked in a game-high 19 points, while Alivia Oney buried eight of nine foul shots in the second half to score 17 for Upper (14-9).

DaKiyah White led the Tigers (10-13) with 13 points, Talayzha Catchings scored 12 and Akira Johnson added 10.

Mansfield Senior (10-13)

White 6-1–13, Catchings 4-3–12, Johnson 5-0–10, Marshall 2-2–8, Petty 1-0–2. TOTALS: 18-64 6-10 — 45.

upper sandusky (14-9)

Fogle 9-0–19, Oney 4-8–17, McLaughlin 2-1–6, Smith 1-0–3, Kurtz 1-0–2, Ward 0-1–1. TOTALS: 17-53 10-15 — 48.

Mansfield Senior 8 13 18 6 — 45

Upper Sandusky 12 6 13 17 — 48

3-Point GOALS: Mansfield 3 (Marshall 2, Catchings 1); Upper Sandusky 4 (Oney, Fogle, Smith & McLaughlin 1).

rebounds: Upper Sandusky 27 (McLaughlin 6).

turnovers: Upper Sandusky 14.

Boys basketball

MOHAWK 85

LAKOTA 28

KANSAS — Mohawk’s Zach Hayman scored a game-high 22 points while Hunter Gottfried had a double-double as the state-ranked Warriors routed Lakota 85-28 in a nonleague boys basketball game Wednesday.

Gottfried recorded 12 points and 11 rebounds while Kaiden Hammer nearly had one at nine points and 10 rebounds for the Warriors (20-1), ranked No. 5 final Division IV AP poll.

Dakota Travis had five points to lead the Raiders (2-18) and four other players chipped in four points apiece.

MOHAWK (20-1)

Jenkins 5-1–11, Hammer 3-1–9, Tusing 5-1–11, Snyder 2-1–6, Hayman 8-4–22, Gottfried 5-0–12, Klopp 7-0–14. TOTALS: 35 9-15–85.

LAKOTA (2-18)

Franks 1-0–2, Hipsher 2-0–4, Schaser 2-0–4, Mahler 2-0–4, Goodman 2-0–4, Matz 1-0–3, Travis 2-0–5, Balderson 1-0–2. TOTALS: 13 0-0 28.

Mohawk 20 21 26 18 — 85

Lakota 12 6 4 6 — 28

3-Point GOALS: Mohawk 7 (Hammer, Hayman & Gottfried 2); Lakota 2 (Matz & Travis).

rebounds: Mohawk 50 (Gottfried 11); Lakota 27.

turnovers: Mohawk 11; Lakota 30.

junior varsity: Mohawk, 44-34.

NEW RIEGEL 55

GIBSONBURG 47

NEW RIEGEL — After losing four of its past five games New Riegel opened Wednesday’s game with a 29-point first half and held off Gibsonburg for a 55-47 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division win.

Darek Feindel’ 12 points paced the Blue Jackets (9-11, 7-6 SBC River), who shot 17 of 19 at the foul line. Cole Noftz scored 11 and Jacob Theis chipped in 10.

Theo Hernandez popped in 14 points to lead all scorers for the Golden Bears (7-14, 5-8).

Gibsonburg (7-14, 5-8 SBC River)

Hernandez 6-2–4, Weaver 4-3–12, Henderson 3-0–9, Tille 1-2–4, Biddle 2-0–4, Foster 1-0–2. TOTALS: 18-49 7-13 — 47.

New Riegel (9-11, 7-6 SBC River)

Feindel 5-2–12, Noftz 3-4–11, Theis 2-6–10, Hohman 2-1–7, Acree 2-2–7, Reinhart 2-2–6. TOTALS: 17-34 17-19 — 55.

Gibsonburg 8 12 14 13 — 47

New Riegel 11 18 12 14 — 55

3-Point GOALS: Gibsonburg 4-19 (Henderson 3, Weaver 1); New Riegel 4-14 (Hohman 2, Acree & Noftz 1).

rebounds: Gibsonburg 18 (Biddle 5); New Riegel 26 (Reinhard 5).

turnovers: Gibsonburg 9, New Riegel 20.

junior varsity: New Riegel, 54-47.

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