Jackson Center ups record to 6-0

Outscores Waynesfield 44-18 in 2nd half

Houston’s Cameron Arnold is double-teamed by Minster’s Aaron Ernst, left, and Josh Nixon in boys basketball action at Minster Saturday night.

Houston’s Cameron Arnold is double-teamed by Minster’s Aaron Ernst, left, and Josh Nixon in boys basketball action at Minster Saturday night.

JACKSON CENTER — The unbeaten Jackson Center Tigers waited until the third quarter to get untracked and when that happened, the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers were no match in high school boys basketball Saturday.

The final was 77-33, the JC Tigers outscoring the WG Tigers 44-18 in the second half to go to 6-0 on the year heading into a key County game Tuesday at home against the Russia Raiders.

Jackson led by just eight at the half but exploded for a 25-2 advantage in the third quarter to quickly turn it into a rout.

Two Jackson players finished with double-doubles. Drew Sosby scored 22 points and handed out 11 assists. He hit four threes in the game.

Brady Wildermuth, meanwhile, had 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

A couple others came close. Ethan Zorn had 10 points and six steals and Bryce Sosby 11 points and six assists.

“Credit to Waynesfield,” said JC coach Scott Elchert. “They came out ready to play with a lot of energy. And they knocked down a lot of shots. We had a little talk about that at halftime and the kids responded.”

W-G (33) — Tate 4, Crumrine 5, Serson 4, Waitman 4, Spencer 2, Maxwell 6, Lowe 6, D. Waitman 2.

JC (77) — D. Sosby 22, Zorn 10, B. Sosby 11, Heitkamp 2, Bunke 2, Wildermuth 24, Hickman 6.

Score by quarters:

WG—19 25 27 33

JC—17 33 58 77

Three-pointers: JC 6 (D. Sosby 4, Zorn, B. Sosby); JC 4 (Maxwell 2, Crumrine, Lowe).

Records: JC 6-0, W-G 1-7.

Reserve score: JC 40, W-G 30.


Anna 63, Bremen 52

NEW BREMEN — The Anna Rockets capped off a good weekend Saturday with a 63-52 victory over the New Bremen Cardinals in non-league basketball action at Bremen.

The Rockets, who beat Fort Loramie Friday, go to 4-2 after their third straight win and play at Houston in County play Tuesday. The Cardinals dip to 1-7 and are off until Dec. 29 at home against Indian Lake.

“It was a good weekend, and it’s nice to see different guys stepping up for us offensively,” said Anna coach Nate Barhorst. “Nate Frilling is our sixth man and he came off the bench and got 13 for us. And Carter Huelskamp was scoring from all over and hit seven out of eight free throws in the fourth quarter.”

Huelskamp had 23 points to lead Anna, Frilling had 13 and Kain Luthman added 10.

Grep Parker poured in 24 for the Cardinals to lead all scorers and Kaelen Reed added 18.

Anna (63) — Frilling 13, Huelskamp 23, Cathcart 1, Luthman 10, Stephens 8, Flesher 8.

NB (52) — Bowers 6, Hemmelgarn 2, Parker 24, Reed 18, Heitkamp 2.

Score by quarters:

Anna—16 30 45 63

NB—13 26 38 52

Three-pointers: Anna 1 (Stephens); NB 6 (Reed 4, Parker 2).

Records: Anna 4-2, NB 1-7.

Reserve score: Anna 58, NB 49.


St. Henry 47, Loramie 46

ST. HENRY — The Fort Loramie Redskins dropped a tough 47-46 verdict to St. Henry in a non-league thriller Saturday night in Mercer County.

The loss left the Redskins at 4-5 on the season. They are off now until Dec. 29 when they travel to Fort Recovery. St. Henry moves to 5-2.

The Shelby County Redskins led most of the night, including 41-34 with 5:37 remaining in the final quarter. But St. Henry went on a 12-0 run to put the Redskins down 46-41.

However, Loramie didn’t go down without a fight. Dillon Braun missed a three, but Tanner Rosengarten grabbed the offensive rebound and kicked it out to Braun, who didn’t miss a second time, to cut the lead to 46-44. Braun then came up with a steal and a bucket to knot the score at 46.

St. Henry worked for the final shot and with 12 seconds left, St. Henry standout Mitch Stammen was fouled. He missed the first but made the second with 1.6 seconds left to give his team the victory.

Braun and Cody Gasson led the Redskins with 11 apiece and Nathan Pleiman added 10. Rosengarten pulled down nine rebounds.

FL (46) — Braun 11, Gasson 11, Pleiman 10, Rosengarten 5, Berning 4, Wehrman 3, Siegel 2.

SH (47) — Niekamp 18, Luttmer 9, Lefeld 8, Stammen 8, Hoying 2, Bruening 2.

Score by quarters:

FL—16 24 38 46

SH—12 20 33 47

Three-pointers: FL 3 (Braun, Gasson, Wehrman); SH 5 (Luttmer 3, Lefeld 2).

Records: Loramie 4-5, St. Henry 5-2.


Minster 48, Houston 33

MINSTER — Houston outscored Minster 13-5 in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough to erase a scoreless third period in a 48-33 loss to the Minster Wildcats Saturday night.

Minster evens its record at 2-2 and hosts Lehman tonight. Houston is 2-6 and is home to Anna Tuesday in County play.

Minster led by 11 at the half, then outscored Houston 12-0 in the third quarter to put the game away.

Bryce Schmiesing had 13 and was the only player on either team to reach double figures. He hit four of his five three-point attempts. Peter Falk had eight points and six rebounds, and Jacob Stechschulte had four assists to go with seven points.

Houston (33) — Phipps 5, McKee 5, Beaver 6, Arnold 3, Freytag 1, Freistuhler 2, Schaffer 4, Hensley 2, Sluss 5.

Minster (48) — Schmiesing 13, Nixon 4, Stechschulte 7, Falk 8, Tumbusch 6, Ernst 9, Ernst 1.

Score by quarters:

Houston—7 20 20 33

Minster—17 31 43 48

Three-pointers: Minster 9 (Schmiesing 4, Falk 2, Ernst 2, Stechschulte); Houston 3 (Phipps, McKee, Sluss).

Records: Minster 2-2, Houston 2-6.

Reserve score: Minster 50, Houston 34.


Newton 56, Botkins 53

PLEASANT HILL — Newton came from behind to hand the Botkins Trojans their second straight setback, 59-56 in non-league boys basketball action Saturday at Newton.

The loss left the Trojans at 4-5 with Fairlawn coming to town Tuesday night for a County game.

The Trojans rode the hot hand of post man Chad Bergman to leads of 32-25 at the half and 45-41 after three periods. But Newton held the big man to just two points in the final period and the lead vanished.

Bergman finished with 22 and was 6-for-8 from the line.

Newton is 5-2 and of the seven games, four have come against Shelby County teams.

Botkins (56) — Egbert 6, Fullenkamp 6, E. Greve 4, Flora 8, L. Bergman 5, N. Greve 2, C. Bergman 22.

Newton (56) — Lavy 2, Honeycutt 14, Jamison 8, McBride 19, Evans 3, Riffle 4, Clymer 6.

Score by quarters:

Botkins—15 32 45 53

Newton—16 25 41 56

Three-pointers: Botkins 5 (Egbert 2, Fullenkamp 2, L. Bergman); Newton 7 (McBride 4, Jamison 2, Clymer).

Records: Botkins 4-5, Newton 5-2.

Houston’s Cameron Arnold is double-teamed by Minster’s Aaron Ernst, left, and Josh Nixon in boys basketball action at Minster Saturday night.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2015/12/web1_SDN122115MinstVsHousBbball.jpgHouston’s Cameron Arnold is double-teamed by Minster’s Aaron Ernst, left, and Josh Nixon in boys basketball action at Minster Saturday night.
Outscores Waynesfield 44-18 in 2nd half