MARIA STEIN — Jackson Center used a big second quarter to power a 62-43 nonconference win over Marion Local on Saturday.
The squads traded points to an 8-8 score at the end of the first quarter, but the Tigers used a 17-6 scoring edge in the second to take a 25-14 halftime lead. Jackson Center secured the win with a 17-9 edge in the third.
Jace Mullenhour led Jackson Center (9-6) with 18 points while Nolan Fark scored 16, Carson Regula scored 14 and Camdyn Reese scored 11.
Botkins 55, New Bremen 50
The Trojans fought off a late rally attempt and earned a nonconference win on Saturday in Botkins.
New Bremen built an early 11-2 lead, but Jaydon Wendel and Jameson Meyer combined to hit three 3-pointers in the last two minutes to tie it 11-11. The Trojans continued their run in the second quarter and took a 22-19 lead at halftime.
Botkins used a 15-10 scoring advantage in the third quarter to take a 37-29 lead and pushed their advantage to 49-37 after a dunk by Jacob Pleiman. But New Bremen scored the next nine points to pull within three points and later pulled within 52-50. The Trojans held on and sealed the win at the free-throw line.
Pleiman led Botkins (15-1) with 17 points. Meyer finished with 14 and Wendel finished with 12.
Trevor Bergman led New Bremen (12-3) with 20 points while David Homan scored 15.
Russia 54, Arcanum 45
The Raiders won a nonconference game on Saturday in Arcanum.
Arcanum took a 12-9 lead by the end of the first quarter, but the Raiders used a 15-9 scoring edge in the second to take a 24-21 halftime lead. Russia pulled away with a 17-13 edge in the third quarter and 13-11 edge in the fourth.
Russia improved to 10-5 with the victory. No statistics were reported.
Fort Recovery 48, Fort Loramie 43
The Redskins lost a nonconference game on Saturday in Fort Recovery.
The Indians took an 11-8 lead in the first quarter. Fort Loramie used an 11-10 scoring edge in the second to pull within 21-19, but Fort Recovery used an 11-8 scoring edge in the third to take a 32-27 lead heading into the fourth. Fort Loramie came no closer than three points in the fourth.
Logan Eilerman led Fort Loramie (9-7) with 13 points while Caleb Maurer and Ethan Keiser each scored eight points.
West Liberty-Salem 45, Anna 35
The Rockets lost a nonconference game on Saturday in Anna.
West Liberty-Salem built a 6-2 lead by the end of the first quarter, then used a 13-9 scoring edge in the second to take a 19-11 lead at halftime. Anna used a 15-11 scoring edge in the third to pull within 26-20 at the end of the third, but the Tigers finished with a 15-9 edge in the fourth.
McKane Finkenbine led Anna (5-11) with 19 points.
Minster 43, Pandora Gilboa 30
The Wildcats won a nonconference game on Saturday in Pandora.
Minster built a 12-9 lead by the end of the first quarter, then used a 9-2 scoring edge in the second to take a 21-11 halftime lead. Pandora Gilboa cut into the gap with an 11-9 edge in the third quarter, but the Wildcats finished with a 13-8 edge in the fourth.
Johnny Nixon led Minster with 13 points and 15 rebounds. Brogan Stephey scored 11 points.
Minster shot 15 for 34 (44.1 percent) from the floor while Pandora Gilboa shot 9 for 36 (25 percent). Minster had a 35-17 rebounding edge.
• Girls basketball
Sidney 79, Xenia 19
The Yellow Jackets won a Miami Valley League Valley Division game Saturday in Xenia.
Sidney built a 26-2 lead by the end of the first quarter, then followed with a 22-8 advantage in the second to take a 48-10 halftime lead. The Yellow Jackets outscored the Buccaneers 21-3 in the third and 10-6 in the fourth.
Jordan Scully led Sidney (13-5, 12-2 MVL Valley) with 27 points, including five 3-pointers. Allie Stockton scored 24.
With the win and Troy’s 60-51 loss to Vandalia-Butler on Saturday, Sidney and the Trojans are now tied for first place in overall MVL standings. The two squads are scheduled to meet on Wednesday in Sidney.
Fort Loramie 45, Lima Bath 32
The Redskins jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the first quarter and cruised from there to a nonconference win on Saturday in Fort Loramie.
The Redskins followed with an 11-8 scoring edge in the second to take a 23-12 halftime lead. Bath cut into the gap with a 13-10 advantage in the third, but Fort Loramie finished with a 12-7 edge in the fourth.
Ava Turner led Fort Loramie (17-0) with 16 points and had six rebounds. Riley Heitkamp scored eight points and had three assists.
Fort Loramie shot 15 for 25 from the floor.
Russia 55, Jackson Center 36
Russia won a Shelby County Athletic League game on Saturday in Jackson Center.
The squads played to an 8-8 tie in the first quarter, but Russia used a 22-9 scoring advantage in the second to take a 30-17 halftime lead. The Raiders ran away with a 15-4 edge in the third.
Kate Sherman led Russia (14-4, 8-2) with 13 points while Reese Goubeaux scored 11, Miah Monnin scored nine and Cece Borchers scored eight.
Morgan Huber led Jackson Center (4-15, 2-9) with 10 points.
Botkins 48, Houston 28
The Trojans won an SCAL game on Saturday in Botkins.
Carmen Heuker led the Trojans (11-5, 7-3) with 16 points while Camdyn Paul scored 10 and Malanie Maurer scored eight.
Megan Maier and Taylor Maxwell each scored eight points for Houston (7-10, 4-7).
Anna 49, Fairlawn 37
The Rockets won an SCAL game on Saturday in Anna.
Anna improved to 10-8 overall with the victory and 5-5 in SCAL play while Fairlawn dropped to 6-12 and 0-10, respectively.
No statistics were reported.
Tri-Village 52, Minster 31
The Wildcats lost a nonconference game on Saturday in Minster.
Tri-Village built a 19-2 lead by the end of the first quarter. Minster used a 10-7 scoring edge in the second to pull within 26-12 at halftime, but the Patriots secured the win with a 15-10 edge in the third and 11-9 edge in the fourth.
Kaycie Albers led Minster (9-6) with 11 points while Ella Mescher scored eight.
Covington 54, Versailles 42
The Tigers lost a nonconference game on Saturday at Hoosier Gymnasium in Knightstown, Indiana.
Covington built an 18-6 lead by the end of the first quarter. Versailles used a 14-6 scoring edge in the second to pull within 24-20 at halftime, but the Buccaneers followed with a 15-9 advantage in the third and 15-13 advantage in the fourth to seal the win.
Hannah Dirksen led Versailles (4-12) with eight points.
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