BUCYRUS — Colonel Crawford’s boys basketball squad traveled to Wynford on Saturday for a Northern-10 Athletic Conference battle with the Royals. The Eagles thwarted the Royals’ fourth-quarter surge to win 62-58.
Crawford is 11-4 on the season and 9-2 in conference play while Wynford drops to 7-7 and 7-4
The score was 7-7 tie after the first quarter. Crawford used a big 21-point second quarter to lead 28-16 at the half. After three quarters, the Eagles led 38-26. With just 64 combined points through the first three quarters of play, both Crawford and Wynford would put on a scoring barrage in the fourth. The Eagles posted 24 points in the final quarter, which proved barely enough to secure a win as the Royals scored 32 against a usually stout Crawford defense.
The difference maker in the game was the free-throw shooting. Colonel Crawford was 25/32 from the charity stripe. Wynford had their struggles from the line, going 5/15 in the loss.
Brody Martin stepped up Saturday night for the Eagles, scoring 15 points to go along with five rebounds and four assists. Harley Shaum continued to ride his hot streak, scoring 14 points, grabbing seven boards and recording a block. Cameron McCreary put up 11 points as the main facilitator for the Crawford offense. McCreary also added five rebounds, four assists and a steal. Heath Starkey notched another double-double, scoring 10 points, grabbing 13 rebounds, rejecting six shots and snagging a steal. Jordan Fenner finished the contest with seven points, Hayden Bute scored three and Reis Walker finished up the Eagles’ scoring with two points.
Lady Eagles grind out a win vs. Bucyrus
BUCYRUS — Colonel Crawford’s Lady Eagles beat Bucyrus on the road Friday, 34-21, in a Northern-10 Athletic Conference matchup.
Colonel Crawford improves to 9-8 on the season and 7-6 in N-10 play while Bucyrus falls to 4-12 and 2-10.
The first quarter saw just five total points scored, three by Bucyrus and two for the Eagles. Things would pick up slightly in the second with both teams scoring eight points, giving the Lady Redmen the 11-10 lead at the half. The story remained the same for the third, both teams scoring eight again and Bucyrus holding on to the one-point advantage heading into the final period. In the fourth however, Crawford would explode for 16 points while Bucyrus made just two free-throws.
Alexus Burkhart and Ashley Gwirtz led the way for the Lady Eagles with 13 points apiece. Abbie Bradshaw tacked on four points. Taylor Webster and Danielle Horsley finished with two points each to round out the scoring for Crawford in the win.
Northmor ladies beat East Knox
GALION — Northmor beat East Knox Thursday, 50-27, to improve to 9-8 overall and 7-3 in the MOAC Blue. East Knox drops to 2-14 and 1-9.
Northmor took a commanding 25-8 lead into the second quarter and led 32-12 at halftime.
Maddie Swihart led the Knights in scoring with 19 points and Karalee Patterson scored 11 points. Lydia Farley chimed in with five points and Addie Farley with four. Christianna Boggs scored three points in the Northmor victory. Lindsey Wiseman, Hope Miracle, Becca Duckworth and Julianna DiTullio all added two points apiece
Knights beat Elgin in double overtime
MARION — On Saturday, the Knights took on Elgin, and although it took two extra periods, the Knights won 53-49.
Northmor is 10-8 on the season and 8-3 in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Blue Division. Elgin drops to 13-5 and 8-3 in the league. Northmor and Elgin are tied for second place behind Cardington.
Northmor led 8-6 after one quarter and 19-18 at the half. Elgin regrouped and took a 32-26 into the final period of regulation. but Northmor rallied in the fourth to make it 40-40 at the end of regulation. It was 45-45 after the first OT, but Elgin scored just four points in the final OT to give the Knights the victory.
Maddie Swihart was the top scorer for Northmor with 22 points. Brooke Bennett poured in 14 points and Karalee Patterson was in double figures with 12 points. Christianna Boggs had three and Lindsey Wiseman scored two to round out the Northmor scoring attack.
Northmor wins Sally George Invitational
MARION — Northmor won last weekend’s Sally George Invitational at Pleasant.
The Knights finished with 217 points, followed by Upper Sandusky, 195. Other Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference teams competing were: Pleasant-finished fourth with 138.5 points, North Union-finished eighth with 98 points and Harding-finished 16th with 36 points.
In the 138-pound weight class, Northmor’s Conan Becker would earn the hardware and in the 145-pound weight class it was brother Conor Becker who was named champion.
Eight other Northmor wrestlers place within the top six wrestlers in their respective weight classes.
Placing for Northmor was: 113-pounds Austin Amens, fifth place; 120-pounds Jake Neer, second place; 132-pounds Aaron Kitts, second place; 152-pounds Matthew Ross, second place; 160-pounds Kyle Price, fourth place; 182-pounds Mason Burger, second place; 195-pounds Nathan Price, sixth place and 220-pounds DJ Christo, third place.
Centerburg defeats Northmor boys
CENTERBURG — Northmor’s boys basketball team was on the road Friday at Centerburg in a Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Blue Division battle. The Knights dropped their second game in a row, losing 46-36.
Northmor is 10-5 on the season and 6-3 in the MOAC Blue. The loss drops them from first place into a four-way tie for second place with Highland, Cardington and Mount Gilead. Centerburg improves to 11-5 overall and takes over first place in the division with a 7-2 record.
The Golden Knights would manage just nine points in the first and only four points in the second to find themselves trailing the Trojans at the half, 21-13. Both teams would exit intermission and come up to put up 13 points in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Centerburg left no doubt on their way to the victory, outscoring the Knights 12-10.
Tyler Kegley led the way for Northmor with 10 points and 13 rebounds to go with two assists, two steals and two blocks. Meech Johnson had another low-scoring night with just eight points for Northmor. Rounding out the Golden Knights’ scoring was Kyle Kegley, Brock Pletcher and Alijah Keen with six points apiece.
Crestline knocks off Vanlue for third win of the season
VANLUE — Crestline beat Vanlue on Saturday, 64-55, to improve to 4-11.
Crestline trailed 35-25 at the start of the second half, but outscored Vanlue 39-20 in the second half for the win.
Ty Clark was the top scorer for the contest for the Bulldogs, scoring 20 points while recording nine rebounds. Zach Gregory also finished in double figures for Crestline with 12 points on the night. Davon Triplett chipped in 10 points in the win as well. Kaden Ronk and Kevin Winkler both finished with seven points on the evening. Max Anatra contributed five points in the win while Tyler Sipes scored just three points but dished out 11 assists and grabbed eight rebounds.
Calvert’s fast star too much for Crestline to overcome
TIFFIN — Tiffin Calvert beat Crestine on Friday, 71-40. The Bulldog are 3-11.
Calvert was in control of the contest from the opening tip. Heading into the second quarter, Calvert led 21-9. It was 37-19 at the half and 60-31 after three quarters.
Ty Clark led the way for Crestline and was the only player in double figures with 10 points to go with six rebounds and a block. Kaden Ronk finished the contest with nine points and Zach Gregory chipped in seven. Davon Triplett added five points and nine boards and Tyler Sipes also scored five. Kevin Winkler had four in the losing effort for the Bulldogs.
Temple Christian beats Crestline girls squad
MANSFIELD — The woes continue for the Crestline Lady Bulldogs. Since winning their first game in almost 700 days, the Lady ‘Dogs have lost six in a row, the latest Saturday to the Temple Christian Lady Crusaders, 36-35. Crestline is 1-16.
The Lady Bulldogs were in a hole early, trailing 18-12 after one quarter of play. Crestline would respond with just six points in the second quarter to Temple Christian’s seven to trail at the half, 25-18. The third quarter would shine a bit of light on the ‘Dogs chances, outscoring the Crusaders 11-3 and taking a one-point lead into the final quarter. However, with just six points scored in the fourth, Crestline netted loss No.16.
Brianna Briggs was the workhorse for Crestline on Saturday, scoring 10 points while grabbing seven rebounds. Alandra Tesso and Dennesa Baker both added eight points apiece. Lauryn Tadda contributed six points and grabbed eight rebounds in Crestline’s efforts. Sarah Toy wrapped up the Lady Bulldogs scoring with three. As a team, Crestline grabbed 23 total rebounds and committed 15 turnovers.