SIDNEY — Russia ran away in the second half to a 61-49 win over Fairlawn in a Shelby County Athletic League game on Friday.
The Raiders led 13-11 at the end of the first quarter and 26-24 at halftime. The Jets couldn’t keep up in the second half, though. Russia used a 15-9 scoring advantage in the third quarter to take a 45-32 lead and closed the game out with a 17-16 advantage in the fourth.
Mason Dapore led Russia with 14 points while Jack Dapore scored 11 and Jordan York added 10. The Raiders made 21 field goals and 13-of-22 free throws.
Drew Brautigam led Fairlawn with 15 points while Ashton Piper added 13. Fairlawn made 20 field goals and 7-of-10 free-throw attempts.
Fort Loramie 44, Jackson Center 28
Fort Loramie pulled away from Jackson Center in the second half of a Shelby County Athletic League game on Friday to earn a win.
The Redskins and Tigers traded blows for much of the first half as neither team got much traction.
Fort Loramie led 7-2 early, but Christopher Elchert hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Jackson Center an early lead. Tyler Siegel made a basket at the end of the first quarter to give the Redskins a 9-8 lead.
The second quarter saw both teams trade leads again. Elchert hit a deep 3 from the right wing to give the Tigers a 17-16 lead, but Fort Loramie scored the last six of the half to take a five-point lead at halftime.
The Redskins turned it on in the second half, as they scored the first six of the third and took a 28-17 point lead. Loramie got two huge 3-pointers from Nathan Raterman and Eli Rosengarten to give the Redskins more cushion.
Fort Loramie led 32-22 at the end of the third and was able to push the lead to 17 midway through the fourth.
Dillon Braun led Fort Loramie with 12 while Tyler Siegel finished with 11. Elchert led Jackson Center with 14 points.
Anna 66, Botkins 45
Anna put Friday’s SCAL game at Botkins away before halftime.
The Rockets led 20-5 at the end of the first quarter and boosted their lead to 49-15 by halftime in part thanks to 12 points in the second quarter by Mason Platfoot.
Botkins narrowed the final deficit with an 18-11 scoring advantage in the third and 12-6 advantage in the fourth.
Platfoot led Anna with 16 points while Bart Bixler scored 11. Anna made 25 field goals and 10-of-13 free-throw attempts.
Spencer Heuker led Botkins with 15 while Zane Paul added 12. The Trojans made 18 field goals and 4-of-9 free throws.
Lima Perry 52, Lehman Catholic 47
Lehman narrowed the gap in the third quarter of a Northwest Central Conference game on Friday but Perry didn’t let the Cavaliers complete a comeback.
Perry led 11-7 at the end of the first quarter and 25-16 at halftime. The Cavaliers used a 19-14 scoring advantage in the third to pull within 39-35, but Perry closed out the game with a 13-12 scoring advantage in the fourth.
Kameron Lee led Lehman with 19 points.
Minster 58, New Knoxville 36
Minster gradually pulled away from New Knoxville in a Midwest Athletic Conference game on Friday.
The Wildcats led 13-6 at the end of the first and 25-15 at halftime. They extended their lead to 35-22 by the end of the third quarter and then ran away with a 23-14 scoring advantage in the fourth.
Isaac Schmiesing led Minster with 15 points while Cody Frericks scored 14 and Alex Lehmkul added 11. The Wildcats shot 21 for 47 (45 percent) from the field and outrebounded New Knoxville 30-24.
Jonah Lageman and Nathan Timmerman each scored 10 points for the Rangers. New Knoxville shot 12 for 40 (30 percent) from the field.
New Bremen 55, Parkway 46
The Cardinals gradually pulled away from Parkway in a home MAC contest on Friday.
New Bremen led 16-9 at the end of the first quarter and 33-25 at halftime. The Cardinals outscored Parkway 7-4 in the third to take a 40-29 lead heading into the fourth.
Luke Vonderhaar, Nolan Bornhorst and Bryce Blickle each led New Bremen with 14 points. Vonderhaar led the team with eight rebounds while Bornhorst grabbed six. New Bremen shot 24 for 59 (41 percent) from the field and had 34 rebounds.
Caleb Kenney led Parkway with 13 points.