Saturday roundup: Botkins, Jackson Center earn nonconference wins


Fort Loramie girls crush Houston to improve to 10-0

By Bryant Billing - bbilling@sidneydailynews.com



Carter Pleiman

Carter Pleiman


ROCKFORD — After Parkway took a lead in the third quarter, Botkins finished with a big run to stay undefeated by earning a 48-38 nonconference win on Saturday.

Dylan Hughes made a 3-pointer to give the Panthers a 34-33 lead in the third quarter but Carter Pleiman hit a basket shortly after and Jameson Meyer made a 3 by the end of the quarter to give Botkins a 38-34 lead.

Jacob Pleiman opened the fourth with a basket, then Jayden Priddy-Powell hit two foul shots to boost the lead to 42-34. Parkway didn’t come closer than six points after that.

The Trojans built an early 12-4 lead before Parkway finished the first quarter with a 7-2 run to pull within 14-11 heading into the second. Parkway started the second with a 12-7 run to take a 24-21 lead, but the Trojans scored the last eight points to take a 29-24 halftime lead.

Carter Pleiman led Botkins (8-0) with 17 points and 10 rebounds while Priddy-Powell scored 13 and had five rebounds and four steals. Jacob Pleiman finished with 10 points.

The Trojans shot 16 for 41 (39 percent) while Parkway shot 12 for 33 (36 percent). Botkins had a 25-17 rebounding edge.

Jackson Center 53, New Bremen 42

After a close first half, the Tigers ran away to earn a nonconference win on Saturday in New Bremen.

The teams traded points to a 7-7 tie early, but Jackson Center finished with a 5-2 run to take a 12-9 lead into the second quarter. David Homan hit a basket to give New Bremen a 20-15 lead in the second but Jackson Center scored the last 10 points to take a five-point lead by halftime.

The Tigers used a 12-10 scoring edge in the second to push their lead to 37-30 heading into the fourth. The Cardinals pulled within 43-38 after a basket by Homan but never pulled closer.

Aidan Reichert led Jackson Center (8-2) with 18 points, 12 rebounds, three steals and three blocks. Jace Mullenhour scored 17 points. The Tigers shot 17 for 38 (45 percent) from the floor and had a 32-17 rebounding edge.

Homan led the Cardinals (4-3) with 21 points while Reece Busse scored 16. New Bremen shot 16 for 40 (40 percent).

Marion Local 55, Anna 52

The Rockets couldn’t hold on and lost a nonconference game on Saturday in Anna.

Marion Local took a 12-10 lead by the end of the first quarter. Anna used a 12-11 scoring edge to pull within 23-22 at halftime and then outscored the Flyers 20-13 in the third to take a 42-36 lead into the fourth. Marion Local finished with a 19-10 scoring edge in the fourth to earn the win.

Ben Kovacs and Isaiah Masteller each scored 12 points for Anna (6-3) while Jacob Robinson scored 10. Zach Ambos and McKane Finkenbine each scored nine.

Xenia Legacy Christian 55, Lehman Catholic 45

The Cavaliers suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday in Sidney.

Lehman took an 11-7 lead by the end of the first quarter but the Knights used a 13-4 scoring edge in the second quarter to take control. Lehman outscored Legacy 15-12 in the third to pull within 32-30 heading into the fourth but was outscored 23-15 in the final quarter.

Luke Frantz led Lehman (5-1) with 24 points. Michael McFarland scored nine points and Dave Rossman scored seven points and had eight rebounds.

Ottoville 63, Minster 59

The Wildcats lost a nonconference game on Saturday in Ottoville.

The Big Green took a 15-14 lead by the end of the first quarter but Minster used an 18-13 edge in the second to take a 32-28 halftime lead. Each squad scored 15 points in the third. Ottoville earned the win with a 20-12 advantage in the fourth.

Bryan Falk led Minster (5-3) with 18 points while Brady Hoelscher scored 15. Justin Nixon added 14 points and had 11 rebounds and Johnny Nixon scored nine points.

The Wildcats shot 24 for 42 (57.1 percent) from the floor and 6 for 12 from the free-throw line while Ottoville shot 21 for 51 (41.2 percent) from the floor and 12 for 21 from the free-throw line. The Wildcats had a 25-18 rebounding edge.

Riverside 85, Bradford 67

John Zumberger broke two different program 3-point shooting records as the Pirates earned a nonconference win on Saturday in De Graff.

Zumberger scored 35 points and hit 9-of-15 three-point attempts. His nine made 3’s is a program record for 3’s in a game, two better than the previous record. He also set the program’s career 3-pointer record on Saturday and now has 121 to his credit. Landon Kelsey had the previous record with 114.

“Obviously, tonight was a special night for John,” Riverside coach Seth Bodenmiller said. “We had hoped that he would be able to the career record out of the way tonight so we wouldn’t have to worry about it anymore. As it turned out, he had a lot more on his mind and wasn’t planning on stopping.

“It’s great when achievements like this happen to good people. John has without a doubt been one of our hardest workers for the last four years and has put a lot of time into his game. I couldn’t be more proud of him, but more importantly, I’m very proud of his teammates for working to create open looks for him and then find him on the floor. It was a great way to start the new year.”

The Pirates took a 19-9 lead by the end of the first quarter and used a 21-19 scoring edge in the second to boost their lead to 40-28 at halftime. They finished with a 23-19 scoring edge in the third and 22-20 edge in the fourth.

Kaden Burk added 11 points for Riverside (2-6).

Versailles 62, Franklin-Monroe 31

The Tigers earned a nonconference win on Saturday in Versailles.

Versailles took control with a 26-4 scoring edge in the first. The Tigers outscored the Jets 17-9 in the second quarter, were outscored 13-11 in the third and finished with an 8-3 scoring edge in the fourth.

Connor Stonebraker led the Tigers (3-7) with 17 points while Jaydon Litten scored 11.

• Girls basketball

Minster 61, Russia 55

The Wildcats earned a nonconference victory on Saturday in Minster.

Minster took a 16-8 lead by the end of the first quarter. Each squad scored seven points in the second, but the Wildcats pulled away further with a 20-14 scoring edge in the third. Russia cut the final gap with a 26-18 advantage in the fourth.

Ivy Wolf led the Wildcats (7-1) with 19 points while Janae Hoying and Ella Mescher each scored 14.

Ashley Scott led Russia (5-5) with 14 points, 11 of which came in the fourth quarter. Kate Sherman and Cece Borchers each scored nine and Sophie Francis scored eight.

Fort Loramie 81, Houston 26

The Redskins earned a big Shelby County Athletic League win on Saturday in Houston.

Fort Loramie hit 11-of-15 shot attempts in the first quarter and took a 29-6 lead. The Redskins outscored the Wildcats 20-8 in the second quarter, 19-8 in the third and 13-4 in the fourth.

Kenzie Hoelscher led Fort Loramie (10-0) with 18 points while Caitlyn Gasson scored 16 points and had three steals. Jadyn Puthoff scored 14 points while Dana Rose scored 12 points and had seven rebounds, five steals and three assists. Colleen Brandewie scored 10 points.

The Redskins shot 33 for 53 (62 percent) from the floor and outrebounded Houston 30-14. The Wildcats shot 10 for 35 (29 percent) from the floor.

Amber Stangel, Mariah Booher and Emma Kemp each scored six points for Houston (4-5).

Anna 44, Miami East 24

The Rockets earned a big nonconference win on Saturday in Anna.

Anna built a 12-7 lead by the end of the first quarter and used an 11-6 advantage in the second to stretch its lead to 23-13 at halftime. The Rockets secured the win with a 14-4 scoring edge in the third.

Ella Doseck led Anna (7-3) with 13 points and three steals. Kayli Brewer scored nine points while Breann Reaman scored eight points and had seven rebounds.

The Rockets shot 13 for 35 (37 percent) from the floor while Miami East shot 9 for 29 (31 percent). Anna had a 25-6 rebounding edge.

Arcanum 67, Lehman Catholic 18

The Cavaliers lost a nonconference game on Saturday in Arcanum.

The Trojans took a 10-6 lead by the end of the first quarter and blew the game open with a 22-4 scoring edge in the second. They outscored Lehman 21-3 in the third and 14-5 in the fourth.

Kiersten Franklin led Lehman (4-3) with six points. The Cavaliers shot 8 for 41 (20 percent) from the floor and committed 19 turnovers.

Versailles 70, Franklin-Monroe 34

The Tigers earned a big nonconference win on Saturday in Versailles.

Versailles built an 18-4 lead by the end of the first quarter and used a 22-6 scoring edge in the second to take a 40-10 halftime lead. The Tigers outscored the Jets 20-10 in the third and 10-4 in the fourth.

Abby Stammen led Versailles (4-7) with 15 points while Keri Dirksen scored 11 and Kaylee Braun scored 10.

Not reported: Jackson Center at Fairlawn.

Carter Pleiman
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Fort Loramie girls crush Houston to improve to 10-0

By Bryant Billing

bbilling@sidneydailynews.com

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