Galion continues to improve with its second consecutive non-conference victory after defeating Crestline 79-40 in a road game Thursday night.
The Tigers had a 27-7 lead in the first quarter and headed in the locker room with 40-19.
Galion made 28 of 67 shots and 18 of 29 free throws, while the Bulldogs made 13 of 44 shots and 12 of 26 free throws. The Tigers had 36 rebounds and nine rebounds, while Crestline had 47 rebounds and 27 turnovers.
Galion senior Colton Moore led scorers with 19 points including five of eight free throws. Kalvin Rinehart had 13 points including two 3-pointers, while Houston Blair and Zach Phelps both added 11 points.
For the Bulldogs, Davon Triplett and Noah Hunt led the team with nine points each. Tripplett made three of six free throws, while Hunt had a 3-pointer. Zach Gregory added eight points including a 3-pointer and three free throws.
The Tigers improved its record to 3-2 after Tuesday’s defeat of Cardington-Lincoln, which followed two losses in the Mid Ohio Athletic Conference against Buckeye Valley and Jonathan Alder.
Crestline (0-3, 0-0 Mid Buckeye Conference) will travel to Mount Gilead Tuesday.
Galion will make the trip to play Fairbanks on Dec. 12.
Buckeye Central Bucks
The Buckeye Central boys basketball team lost to St. Peters 57-47 in a road game Thursday night.
The teams were tied at 23 at halftime but it was the fourth quarter that sealed the Bucks fate when the Spartans outscored them 23-13.
Buckeye Central shot 20 of 48, making five of 11 free throws, while St. Peter’s made 20 of 42 shots and four of 13 free throws.
The Bucks had 31 rebounds and 14 turnovers compared with the Spartans’ 28 rebounds and 11 turnovers.
Both teams had 12 assists.
Jacob Shade nearly had a solid night, leading scorers with 24 points including four free throws for the Bucks. Grant Loy added 12 points including a 3-pointer, while Scott Heydinger had seven.
For the Spartans, Mason Campbell led the team with 15 points including two 3-pointers. Jared Jakubick added 11 points and Kyle Oagar had 10.
The Bucks (2-2, 1-0 Northern 10 Conference) will travel to play conference foe Upper Sandusky on Saturday.
Reach Klein at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.
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