North Baltimore’s Johnny Hagemyer, left, scoops up a loose ball in front of Elmwood’s Josiah Childress during Saturday night’s nonconference game at North Baltimore. (Photo by Kent Tarbox)

NORTH BALTIMORE — Elmwood’s Josiah Childress posted team highs of 23 points and seven rebounds as the Royals outlasted North Baltimore 65-56 for a nonleague boys basketball win Saturday.

Bryce Reynolds added 16 points, five rebounds and two steals for the Royals (1-0), who led 46-44 entering the fourth quarter. Reynolds hit three 3-pointers, as did his teammate Zach Abke en route to 10 points.

Levi Gazarek racked up a game-high 24 points for the Tigers (0-1). Jaden Bucher hit three 3-pointers in his 13-point effort and Johnny Hagemyer added 10 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

ELMWOOD (1-0)

Childress 10-3–23, Lawson 1-1–3, Plouck 0-3–3, Lentz 1-0–2, Abke 3-1–10, Shank 3-0–6, Reynolds 5-3–16, Beck 1-0–2. TOTALS: 24-54 11-16 — 65.

NORTH BALTIMORE (0-1)

Gazarek 9-5–24, Hagemyer 3-3–10, Weinandy 2-0–4, Bucher 5-0–13, Kepling 1-0–3, Heineman 1-0–2. TOTALS: 21-48 8-17 — 56.

Elmwood 13 19 14 19 — 65

North Baltimore 16 8 20 12 — 56

3-Point GOALS: Elmwood 6 (Abke & Reynolds 3); North Baltimore 6 (Bucher 3, Gazarek, Hagemyer & Kepling 1).

rebounds: Elmwood (Childress 7, Reynolds 5); North Baltimore 15 (Hagemyer 7).

turnovers: Elmwood 5; North Baltimore 16.

ARLINGTON 54

KALIDA 36

ARLINGTON — Arlington’s boys basketball team buried 13 3-pointers en route to knocking off Kalida 54-36 in nonleague action on Saturday.

For the second straight night, Zavier Thornton made six 3-pointers and scored 18 points to lead the Red Devils (2-0). Jaret Vermillion added 13 points and seven assists, Bryce Gast had 12 points and Ty Webb pulled down 12 rebounds. Arlington was 13 of 28 (46 percent) from beyond the arc.

Evan Roebke’s nine points led Kalida (0-1).

KALIDA (0-1)

Roebke 3-2–9, Hovest 3-1–7, Siefker 3-0–6, Horstman 1-3–5, Warnecke 2-0–4, N. Miller 1-1–3, B. Miller 0-1–1, Vorst 0-1–1, VonderEmbse 0-0–0. TOTALS: 13-43 9-17 — 36.

ARLINGTON (2-0)

Thornton 6-0–18, Vermillion 4-4–13, Gast 4-0–12, Webb 2-1–6, Lafferty 1-0–3, Speyer 1-0–2, Bateson 0-0–0, Frysinger 0-0–0, Price 0-0–0. TOTALS: 18-47 5-6 — 54.

Kalida 9 8 9 10 — 36

Arlington 20 5 12 17 — 54

3-Point GOALS: Kalida 1-9 (Roebke); Arlington 13-28 (Thornton 6, Gast 4, Lafferty, Webb & Vermillion).

rebounds: Kalida 18 (Hovest & Siefker 4); Arlington 34 (Webb 12).

turnovers: Kalida 9, Arlington 16.

junior varsity: Kalida, 40-26.

DEFIANCE 60

LIBERTY-BENTON 47

DEFIANCE — Defiance broke a close game wide open with a 19-8 advantage in the third quarter and the Bulldogs used a big edge at the line in posting a 60-47 nonleague boys basketball win over Liberty-Benton on Saturday.

Will Lammers, a 6-foot-3 senior, poured in 27 points for Defiance. Tyrel Goings, a 6-4 senior, had 15 points and seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (1-0), who trailed 23-22 before going on their 19-8 run in the third quarter.

Ben Spiess scored 16 points, Marcellus Eckford 12 and Josh Reindel 10 for L-B (0-1). The Eagles connected on 9 of 20 shots from 3-point range, but missed all eight of their free throws and were outscored 17-0 from the line.

LIBERTY-BENTON (0-1)

Eckford 5-0–12, Jenkins 1-0–2, Reindel 4-0–10, Spiess 6-0–16, Dillon 1-0–2, Collert 1-0–2, Gerken 1-0–3. TOTALS: 19-47 0-8 — 47.

DEFIANCE (1-0)

Shaw 0-2–2, VanderHorst 1-0–3, Hutchinson 0-5–5, Zachrich 1-0–2, Goings 6-3–15, Moats 1-0–2, Kline 1-2–4, Lammers 10-5–27. TOTALS: 20 17 — 60.

Liberty-Benton 13 10 8 16 — 47

Defiance 13 9 19 19 — 60

3-Point GOALS: Liberty-Benton 9-20 (Eckford 2, Reindel 2, Spiess 4, Gerken); Defiance 3-10 (VanderHorst, Lammers 2).

REBOUNDS: Liberty-Benton 23 (Jenkins 4); Defiance 25 (Goings 7).

TURNOVERS: Liberty-Benton 15, Defiance 9.

JUNIOR VARSITY: Defiance, 33-27.

ADA 61

FORT JENNINGS 55

ADA — Ada had five players score in double figures on Saturday and the Bulldogs rode that balanced attack to a 61-55 nonleague boys basketball win over Fort Jennings.

Phil Coulson pumped in 14 points to lead Ada. Brandon Hull and Jake Rayl added 11 points each and Zac Swaney and Micah Cook both netted 10.

Ada jumped ahead 40-26 by the half and held on to even its record at 1-1.

Evan Hoersten, a 6-foot-4 junior, poured in 28 points for Fort Jennings. Carson Kazee added 18 points for the Musketeers (0-2).

FORT JENNINGS (0-2)

Trentman 1-0–2, Kazee 7-1–18, Hoersten 11-6–28, Grote 1-0–2, Schulte 1-2–5. TOTALS: 21 9 — 55.

ADA (1-1)

Swaney 4-0–10, Murphy 1-0–2, Coulson 6-1–14, Hull 5-1–11, Paul 1-0–2, Cook 2-4–10, Rayl 5-1–11, Miller 0-1–1. TOTALS: 24 8 — 61.

Fort Jennings 15 11 10 19 — 55

Ada 22 18 9 12 — 61

3-Point GOALS: Fort Jennings 4 (Kazee 3, Schulte); Ada 5 (Swaney 2, Cook 2, Coulson).

REBOUNDS: Fort Jennings 31; Ada 20 (Coulson 5).

TURNOVERS: Fort Jennings 16, Ada 10.

JUNIOR VARSITY: Ada, 29-18.

UPPER SANDUSKY 75

TIFFIN COLUMBIAN 72

TIFFIN — Upper Sandusky’s Mason Vent scored 24 points and the Rams held off Tiffin Columbian’s late charge to earn a 75-72 nonleague boys basketball win Saturday.

Gavin Carey added 14 points, Jaidyn Thiel had 12 points and Evan Young chipped in 10 points for the Rams (1-1), who led 60-50 entering the fourth quarter.

L.J. Reaves dropped a game-high 25 points to lead the Tornadoes (0-1), while Logan Beaston hit five 3-pointers en route to 18 points.

UPPER SANDUSKY (1-1)

Thiel 6-0–12, McCreary 3-2–8, Montgomery 1-0–3, Vent 9-5–24, Sowers 1-0–2, Young 2-5–10, Beamer 1-0–2, Carey 5-4–14. TOTALS: 28 16-21 — 75.

TIFFIN COLUMBIAN (0-1)

Frankhauser 1-0–3, Goble 0-1–1, Reaves 8-8–25, Burden 2-1–7, Burns 3-0–8, Zimmerman 4-2–10, Beaston 5-3–18. TOTALS: 23 15-23 — 72.

Upper Sandusky 29 17 14 15 — 75

Tiffin Columbian 19 14 17 22 — 72

3-Point GOALS: Upper Sandusky 3 (Montgomery, Vent & Young); Tiffin Columbian 11 (Beaston 5, Burns & Burden 2, Reaves & Frankhouser 1).

turnovers: Upper Sandusky 18.

junior varsity: Tiffin Columbian, 39-34.

PANDORA-GILBOA 58

ALLEN EAST 41

HARROD — Pandora-Gilboa dominated the second quarter 22-3 and rolled past Allen East 58-41 for a nonleague boys basketball victory Saturday.

Walker Macke scored a game-high 16 points for the Rockets (1-0). P-G’s Ryan Johnson (12 points) and Blake Steiner (11 points) also reached double figures.

Mason Dotson’s 14 points led the Mustangs (1-1).

PANDORA-GILBOA (1-0)

Macke 6-2–16, Johnson 4-2–12, Krohn 2-0–6, Steiner 3-4–11, Miller 3-1–7, Huffman 0-1–1, Norton 0-2–2, Biery 1-1–3. TOTALS: 19 13-17 — 58.

ALLEN EAST (1-1)

Crumrine 2-2–6, Hutchison 2-0–4, McCluer 2-1–7, Newland 3-0–6, Fletcher 2-0–4, Dotson 4-4–14. TOTALS: 15 7-18 — 41.

Pandora-Gilboa 12 22 18 6 — 58

Allen East 15 3 14 9 — 41

3-Point GOALS: Pandora-Gilboa 7 (Macke, Johnson & Krohn 2, Steiner 1); Allen East 4 (McCluer & Dotson 2).

UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY 62

RIVERDALE 47

MOUNT BLANCHARD — The Sanders boys did a number on Riverdale on Saturday, combining for 43 points in leading Upper Scioto Valley to a 62-47 win over the Falcons in the boys basketball season opener for both teams.

Quinn Sanders, a 6-foot-3 senior, knocked down five 3-pointers, scored 16 points in the first half and finished with 27 points for the game. Connor Sanders, a 6-3 sophomore, was 8 of 12 from the line, scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

Riverdale and Upper Scioto Valley were basically dead even in the first and fourth quarters. In the middle two periods, though, the Rams outscored the Falcons 36-19.

Brock Davis had 13 points, and Coby Miller (four steals) scored 12 with both hauling in seven rebounds for the Falcons.

UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY (1-0)

Rohrs 1-4–6, Thompson 2-0–5, Stephens 2-1–5, C. Sanders 4-8–16, Hurley 1-1–3, Q. Sanders 10-2–27. TOTALS: 20-41 16-25 — 62.

RIVERDALE (0-1)

Morris 2-3–8, Frey 3-0–8, Miller 5-0–12, Kuenzli 2-0–4, Mix 1-0–2, Davis 5-0–13. TOTALS: 18-56 3-10 — 47.

Upper Scioto Valley 14 22 14 12 — 62

Riverdale 14 9 10 14 — 47

3-Point GOALS: Upper Scioto Valley 6-12 (Q. Sanders 5, Thompson); Riverdale 8-27 (Davis 3, Frey & Miller 2, Morris).

REBOUNDS: Upper Scioto Valley 34 (Rohrs 10, C. Sanders 8); Riverdale 26 (Miller & Davis 7).

TURNOVERS: Upper Scioto Valley 16; Riverdale 11.

JUNIOR VARSITY: Upper Scioto Valley 40, Riverdale 29.

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