Rockets upset Carlisle


Russia, FL advance, Cavaliers fall

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Fort Loramie’s Jarrett Meyer, left, drives against Riverside’s Kameron Schlumbohm in sectional boys basketball action at Piqua Saturday.

Fort Loramie’s Jarrett Meyer, left, drives against Riverside’s Kameron Schlumbohm in sectional boys basketball action at Piqua Saturday.


Staff report

VANDALIA — The Anna Rockets started off Division 3 Sectional Tournament play with an upset Saturday in boys basketball action, knocking off the Carlisle Indians 53-48 in opening-round action at Vandalia Butler High School.

The Rockets entered the tournament as the No. 8 seed and were tasked with getting by Carlisle, which was the No. 4 seed. And not only was there a disparity in records, with Carlisle at 17-5 and Anna at 13-9, but the Indians came into the game with 12 wins in their last 13 outings, the only loss coming to No. 3 seed Brookville by one point in the regular season.

Early on, it looked like the Rockets were in trouble as Carlisle came out on fire and scored 19 points in the opening quarter.

Fortunately for the Rockets, they trailed by only four going to the second quarter, then clampled down defensively the rest of the way, allowing the Indians just 30 points points over the final three quarters.

“They came out red hot from the field,” said Anna coach Nate Barhorst. “We didn’t think they were prolific outside shooters, but we still needed to get out and get a hand in their faces. And we really picked it up at the defensive end.”

The Rockets came away with a 25-24 halftime lead, and increased it to 34-30 after three periods.

“We opened up an 8-point lead in the fourth quarter and were able to hold on at the end,” Barhorst said. “Mason Platfoot hit a couple of big free throws to nail it down. I was real happy with the composure our kids had. They hung in there through a tough first quarter and got the job done.”

Wyatt Bensman had 19 to lead the Rockets and Joel Cathcart finished with 10.

Anna (53) — Frilling 4, Bensman 19, Doseck 8, Platfoot 4, Cathcart 10, Roe 8.

Carlisle (49) — Moore 6, Flor 4, Butler 11, Goodpaster 6, Baker 12.

Score by quarters:

Anna`15`25`34`53

Carlisle`19`24`30`49

Three-pointers: Anna 5 (Cathcart 2, Doseck 2, Bensman); Carlisle 8 (Butler 3, Goodpaster 2, Moore, Flor, Baker).

Records: Anna 14-9, Carlisle 17-6.

Next game: Wednesday, sectional semifinals at Vandalia vs. Preble Shawnee, 7:30.

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DIVISION 4

Triad 67, Lehman 62

PIQUA — Lehman saw its season come to an end Saturday night, the Cavs unable to duplicate their regular-season win over Triad in a 67-62 setback in Division 4 Sectional Tournament play at Piqua.

The Cavs finish the season with a 10-13 record.

Triad, which lost at home to the Cavs back on Jan. 17 by 13 points, advances to play Fort Loramie Wednesday at Piqua at 7:30.

Triad had a monster second quarter that proved to be the difference in the game. The score was tied at 9-9 after one quarter, but the Cardinals exploded for 28 points in the second quarter to take an 11-point lead at the half.

Dylan Arnold had 22 for the Cavaliers, Kam Lee added 18 and Jared Rourke finished with 11.

Triad (67) — Bails 3, Levan 29, Edley 4, O’Neal 17, Ober 11, Unger 3.

Lehman (62) — Gilardi 5, Rourke 11, Kennedy 6, Arnold 22, Le 18.

Score by quarters:

Triad`9`37`46`67

Lehman`9`26`44`62

Three-pointers: Triad 6 (Levan 4, Bails, Ober); Lehman 8 (Arnold 3, Rourke 3, Lee, Kennedy).

Records: Lehman 10-13, Triad 9-13.

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Loramie 69, Riverside 40

PIQUA — Fort Loramie dominated second-half play to roll to a 69-40 victory over Riverside in D-4 sectional play Saturday at Piqua.

The Redskins are now 18-5 and play Triad Wednesday at 7:30 in the semifinals.

Loramie led 35-24 at the half, then outscored the Pirates 34-16 in the final two quarters.

Dillon Braun had 15 and Austin Siegel 12 for Loramie. Trey Helmlinger had 24 for the Pirates.

Fort Loramie (69) — Brandewie 2, E. Berning 5, Braun 15, Rosengarten 7, Pleiman 3, Gasson 3, Wehrman 2, Raterman 7, A. Siegel 12, T. Siegel 8, M. Berning 2, Seger 2.

Riverside (40) — Sanford 7, Helmlinger 24, Knight 4, Willoby 2, Ritzma 1, Kreglow 2.

Score by quarters:

Loramie`17`35`55`69

Riverside`8`24`32`40

Three-pointers: Loramie 7 (Braun 3, Rosengarten, Pleiman, Gasson, Raterman); Riverside 4 (Helmlinger 4).

Records: Loramie 18-5, Riverside 7-16.

Next game: Wednesday, sectional semifinals at Piqua s. Triad, 7:30.

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Russia 85, Mech’burg 23

PIQUA — As expected, the top-seeded Russia Raiders had no trouble with a young Mechanicsburg team in first-round sectional action Saturday, rolling into the semifinals with an 85-23 victory.

The Raiders go to 17-5 on the season and will play in the semifinals on Wednesday at 6 p.m. against County rival Houston.

Russia sprinted to a 23-3 lead after a quarter and made it 45-10 at the half. All nine full-time varsity players were on the court in the first quarter.

Ten players scored for Russia. Hunter Cohee led the way with 15, Cole Tebbe had 12, and Ethan Monnier and Jack Dapore 11 apiece.

Russia (85) — Cordonnier 6, Sherman 5, Cook 5, Ethan Monnier 11, Evan Monnier 7, Poling 7, Cohee 15, Tebbe 12, Dapore 11, Kearns 8.

Mechanicsburg (23) — Masagri 3, Hurst 9, Hartley 2, Taylor 9.

Score by quarters:

Russia`23`45`69`85

Mech.`3`10`14`23

Three-pointers: Russia 8 (Ethan Monnier 3, Dapore 2, Evan Monnier, Sherman, Cook); Mechanicsburg 0.

Records: Russia 17-5, Mechanicsburg 1-19.

Next game: Wednesday, sectional semifinals at Piqua vs. Houston, 6 p.m.

Fort Loramie’s Jarrett Meyer, left, drives against Riverside’s Kameron Schlumbohm in sectional boys basketball action at Piqua Saturday.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/02/web1_SDN022717LorBbball.jpgFort Loramie’s Jarrett Meyer, left, drives against Riverside’s Kameron Schlumbohm in sectional boys basketball action at Piqua Saturday.
Russia, FL advance, Cavaliers fall

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