Easy win for Botkins

East pulls away from Lehman in 4th quarter


Botkins’ Luke Bergman dunks the ball at Botkins Saturday.

Botkins’ Luke Bergman dunks the ball at Botkins Saturday.

Jason Alig | Sidney Daily News

Staff report

BOTKINS — The Botkins Trojans had no trouble at home Saturday night, winning by 30 over Waynesfield-Goshen in non-league action 58-28.

The win put the Trojans at 8-13 on the year heading into the season finale Saturday against one of the top teams in the area, Lima Perry. The game will be at Perry.

Botkins exploded out of the gates to a 22-5 lead after one quarter, thanks to the play of senior Luke Bergman, who had 15 of those 22.

The lead stretched to 29-10 at the half.

Bergman finished with 32 points to lead the Trojans, and Alex Bergman added 11.

Waynesfield (28) — Elliott 3, Bowersock 4, Bly 5, Rickle 1, Searson 3, Kauffman 2, Maxwell 3, Waitman 4, spencer 3.

Botkins (58) — Heuker 2, Metz 3, L. Bergman 32, A. Bergman 11, Madden 2, Butcher 8.



Three-pointers: Botkins 1 (A. Bergman); Waynesfield 3 (Searson, Maxwell, Spencer).

Records: Botkins 8-13, Waynesfield 2-17.


Miami East 56, Lehman 41

CASSTOWN — Lehman was looking for its fourth straight win, but Miami East pulled away in the final period to post a 56-41 win over the Cavs in non-league action at East Saturday.

The loss left the Cavaliers at 9-11 on the season heading into a game Tuesday night at 7-13 Mississinawa Valley.

Despite the final margin, the game was close until the final period. The Cavaliers led 15-10 after one quarter thanks to the play of Kam Lee, who had nine of those points.

It was all knotted up at 24 at the half, and the Cavs trailed by just three going to the final period.

But East got 14 final-period points from Logan West and outscored the Cavaliers 18-6 to pull away. West finished with 30.

Lee finished with 19 to lead Lehman and Dylan Arnold added 10.

Lehman (41) — Gilardi 4, Magoteaux 4, Rourke 4, Arnold 10, Lee 19.

Miami East (56) — Brown 5, Kearns 6, Coomes 7, West 30, Taynor 3, Bertch 4.

Score by quarters:



Three-pointers: Lehman 3 (Lee, Arnold, Routke); East 3 (Brown, Coomes, Taynor).

Records: Lehman 0-11, ME 11-10.


Loramie 65, F-M 42

PITSBURG — Fort Loramie bounced back impressively from its overtime loss at Jackson Center Friday night, going on the road and manhandling a good Franklin-Monroe team in non-league action Saturday for an easy 65-42 win.

The Redskins go to 16-4 with the win and host County champion Russia Friday night and 12th-ranked Tri-Village on Saturday to end the regular season.

“We used a balanced attack on offense and a good defense to come away with a big win on the road,” said Loramie head coach Corey Britton. “We got going in the first quarter thanks to a couple of threes by Dillon Braun, and we had a comfortable lead at the half.”

It was 15-11 after a quarter, and the Redskins then outscored the Jets by 10 in the second quarter to make it a 14-point lead at the half.

Ten Fort Loramie players broke into the scoring column, and that’s twice as many as scored for the Jets. Braun was the only one in double figures with 17.

Tyler Siegel had five assists and Braun and Evan Berning three apiece.

Fort Loramie (65) — Brandewie 4, Berning 9, Barhorst 2, Braun 17, Rosengarten 5, Pleiman 8, A. Siegel 7, T. Siegel 6, Berning 2.

Franklin-Monroe (42) — M. Conley 15, McGlinch 2, E. Conley 20, Thurmond 2, Ressler 3.

Score by quarters:



Three-pointers: FL 5 (Braun 3, Rosengarten, Raterman); F-M 5 (M. Conley 3, E. Conley, Ressler).

Records: FL 16-5, F-M 15-6.

Reserve score: FL 52, F-M 18.


Jackson Center 57, LTC 48

LIMA — Jackson Center capped off an outstanding weekend with a road win over Lima Temple Christian in non-league boys basketball action Saturday night, 57-58.

The victory, coming on the heels of Friday’s overtime upset of Fort Loramie, put the Tigers at 13-6 after their third win in a row, and they will try to close out the regular season with two more when they play at Houston Friday and host Riverside on Saturday.

The story of the game was Jackson Center big man Brady Wildermuth, who was unstoppable in pouring in 34 points, adding to his all-time career scoring record, which he set Friday night in the win over Loramie.

“They had a tough time with him inside,” said Jackson coach Scott Elchert. “And he did a great job at the free throw line.”

Wildermuth finished a perfect 11-for-11 on free throws.

Freshman Calvin Winner just missed a double-double, with nine points and nine rebounds.

Jackson Center (57) — Platfoot 5, Booser 4, Sosby 5, Wildermuth 34, Winner 9.

Lima Temple (48) — Hohlbein 9, Howell 14, Bowman 17, Clay 2, Callahan 6.

Score by quarters:



Three-pointers: JC 5 (Platfoot, Booser, Sosby, Wildermuth, Winner); LTC 6 (Hohlbein 3, Howell 2, Bowman).

Records: JC 13-6, LTC 9-11.

Reserve score: JC 38, LTC 34.


Fairlawn 78, L’view 60

Fairlawn bounced back from Friday’s two-point loss at Russia to beat visiting Lincolnview in non-league action at Fairlawn.

The Jets increased their county-best record to 17-3 with Anna coming to town Friday night. They will then conclude regular-season play Saturday night at Lehman.

The game wasn’t really as close as the final score might show — the Jets led by 31 points after three quarters at 68-37.

Nathan Lessing was again at the top of the scoring list for the Jets with 32 points. Drew Brautigam added 14.

“It was a nice bounce-back win,” said Fairlawn coach Justin Tidwell. “We played extremely hard and it was an emotional loss at Russia. So I was a little concerned at how we would come back. But our defense was good and we got a lot of easy transition baskets.”

Lincolnview (60) — Ringweld 12, Williams 3, Rager 11, Kemler 8, Overholt 18, Miller 3, Bowersock 4, Motyelza 1.

Fairlawn (78) — Lessing 32, Reck 7, N. Brautigam 6, Kurtner 6, Johnson 8, Hickman 5, D. Brautigam 14.

Score by quarters:



Three-pointers: Fairlawn 4 (Kurtner 2, Lessing, Hickman); Lincolnview 3 (Ringweld 2, Overholt).

Records: Fairlawn 17-3, Lincolnview 8-12.

Reserve score: Lincolnview 46, Fairlawn 39.


Minster 73, St. Marys 44

ST. MARYS — Minster hasn’t stared down many 2-3 zones this season. So when St. Marys spent the first half in a 2-3 zone, it took a while for the Wildcats to adjust.

In the end, Minster bombed over the zone, hitting 13 three-pointers to roll past St. Marys 73-44 in a non-league boys basketball game Saturday at St. Marys.

St. Marys played the game without its leading scorer, 6-foot-3 senior Derek Jay, who missed all weekend with a back injury.

Minster (10-8) has won two in a row and three out of four, and will be back in action at Fort Recovery Friday.

Minster ended up hitting 13 of 22 on 3-pointers.

Minster guard Aaron Ernst led the way with 24 points and six threes. Mike Ketner had 12 points for Minster with four three-pointers, and Jarod Schulze, a 6-8 sophomore, had 10 points and seven rebounds.

St. Marys actually led 22-19 midway through the second quarter. But that’s when Minster’s three-pointers turned the tide. Ernst hit one, then Ketner, and then Ernst again, triggering a 15-2 run to openup a 34-24 lead.

The Wildcats then started the third quarter on a 15-8 run to push the margin to 49-34 with 1:25 left in the third quarter.

Minster (73) — Lehmkuhl 1, B. Schmiesing 8, Ketner 12, Huelsman 6, Ernst 24, Frericks 7, Schulze 10, Dorsten 5.

St. Marys (44) — Dunlap 10, Wilker 6, Mielke 2, Jacobs 6, Clements 14, Kuenning 6.

Score by quarters:


St. Marys`14`26`36`44

Three-pointers: Minster 13 (Ernst 6, Ketner 4, Schmiesing 2, Huelsman); SM 5 (Clements 4, Dunlap).

Records: Minster 10-8, St. Marys 8-12.

Reserve score: SM 33, Minster 32.


Ansonia 66, Riverside 56

ANSONIA — The Riverside Pirates came up short on the road Saturday night, falling to the Anbsonia Tigers in non-league action 66-556.

The Pirates are now 6-14 on the year and will host Waynesfield Friday night in league play, then end the regular season at Jackson Center the following night.

The Pirates led 15-13 after a quarter but the hosts outscored them 23-12 in the second quarter to take control. However, the Pirates outscored the Tigers 15-8 in the third quarter to trail by just two going to the fourth.

But Ansonia hit three three-pointers and was 5-for-7 from the line in the final period to pull out the win.

For the game, the Tigers drained 14 three-pointers.

Riverside was led by Kyle Knight with 15. Trey Helmlinger added 13 and Hunter Kreglow finished with 12. Both Helmlinger and Knight had eight rebounds, and Kreglow dished out five assists. Four of Knight’s rebounds came at the offensive end.

“After a big win last night (over Upper Scioto Valley), tonight was pretty disappointing,” said Riverside coach Seth Bodenmiller. “We knew that Ansonia had a lot of good threepoint shooters, and they were able to knock down a bunch of them. When a team attempts as many threes as this team does on a regular basis, they are incredibly dangerous. We knew that coming in, and it just seemed like we couldn’t do anything about it.”

Riverside (56) — Sanford 8, Helmlinger 13, Knight 15, Willoby 6, Kreglow 12, Wilgus 2.

Ansonia (66) — Sanders 5, Sink 14, Swabb 3, Kimmel 3, Muir 24, Alexander 6, Burk 3, Clark 8.

Score by quarters:



Three-pointers: Ansonia 14 (Sink 3, Muir 3, Clark 2, Alexander 2, Burk, Kimmel, Sanders); Riverside 2 (Sanford, Helmlinger).

Records: Riverside 6-14, Ansonia 12-9.

Reserve score: Ansonia 40, Riverside 30.


Versailles 52, Urbana 50

URBANA — Versailles, the No. 2-ranked Division 3 team in Ohio, had its hands full on the road Saturday night, but came away with a 52-50 thriller over Urbana in non-league boys basketball action.

The Tigers upped their record to 19-1 on the season going into a game Friday at home against Coldwater. A win would give the Tigers a perfect 9-0 mark in the tough Midwest Athletic Conference. They have already wrapped up an outright title.

The Tigers were down big at the half after scoring just 11 points in the first two periods, including getting outscored 14-5 in the first quarter.

But in the third quarter, the Tigers exploded, outscoring Urbana 26-12 to take a four-point lead into the final quarter.

Justin Ahrens had 23 to lead the Tigers and AJ Ahrens added 12.

Versailles (52) — McEldowney 4, Wendel 7, J. Ahrens 23, Barga 4, Niekamp 2, AJ Ahrens 12.

Urbana (50) — Hower 16, Rooney 3, Underwood 14, Taylor 5, Howell 4, Emmons 4, Boettcher 4.

Score by quarters:

Versailles 5`11`37`52


Three-pointers: not available.

Records: Versailles 19-1, Urbana 12-8.


Fort Jennings 57, NB 52

FORT JENNINGS — New Bremen did a good job rallying back from a 26-18 halftime deficit, but Fort Jennings had the last surge and it resulted in a 57-52 victory over the Cardinals in non-league boys basketball action Saturday night.

The loss left the Cardinals at 1-17 going into action Tuesday at Covington.

Avery Powers had 16 to lead the Cardinals and Nolan Bornhorst added 10.

New Bremen (52) — Bowers 1, Alig 8, Powers 16, Myers 6, Bornhorst 10, Vonderhaar 5, Heitkamp 6.

Fort Jennings (57) — Haroeman 4, Finn 17, Trentman 17, Horstman 7, Wehr 12.

Score by quarters:



Three-pointers: NB 6 (Powers 4, Bornhorst, Vonderhaar); FJ 7 (Trentman 5, Finn 2).

Records: NB 1-17, FJ 8-12.


Mississinawa 57, Houston 43

HOUSTON — Mississinawa Valley made it back-to-back wins by defeating Houston 57-43 on Saturday night at Houston.

The loss left the Wildcats at 2-18 on the year with Bradford coming to town Tuesday night.

Mississinawa is now 7-13.

No boxscore was available.

Botkins’ Luke Bergman dunks the ball at Botkins Saturday.
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East pulls away from Lehman in 4th quarter