Monday, Tuesday basketball roundup: Houston can’t keep up with Tri-Village in tourney opener


CLAYTON — Houston stayed close with Tri-Village early, but the Patriots pulled away late in the second quarter and ran away in the third quarter in a Division III sectional opener on Tuesday at Northmont High School to beat the Wildcats 74-30.

Tri-Village led 14-6 at the end of the first quarter. Houston cut the gap to 16-9 early in the second, but the Patriots finished with a 21-10 run to take a 37-19 halftime lead, then used a 23-4 scoring edge in the third to start a running clock.

Rusty Vondenhuevel led Houston with nine points.

The Wildcats finish the season with a 3-20 record. They’ll lose four seniors to graduation: Hayden Mowery, Parker Herrick, Luke Beaver and Bryan Scott.


• Girls basketball

Sidney Div. IV sectional

Botkins 48, Franklin-Monroe 31

The Trojans won a Division IV sectional semifinal on Monday at Sidney High School.

Botkins led 11-0 at the end of the first quarter, 22-14 at halftime and 30-23 at the end of the third quarter.

Malaine Maurer led Botkins (13-10) with 16 points while Lydia Dietz scored 15 and Camdyn Paul scored nine.

The No. 4 seed Trojans advance to face No. 3 Mississinawa Valley in a sectional final on Thursday.

Mississinawa Valley 53, Riverside 29

The Pirates lost a Div. IV sectional semifinal on Monday in Sidney.

The Blackhawks led 10-0 at the end of the first quarter, 19-10 at halftime and 36-20 at the end of the third quarter.

Ayva Stewart led Riverside with 12 points while Avery Perk and Emma Saylor each scored six.

The Pirates finish 6-16 overall. They’ll lose three seniors to graduation: Stewart, Jade Copas and Kylie Shoe.

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