Boys basketball: Galion defeats Fairbanks

By Brandon Klein -

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It was a good night for Colton Moore who led Galion with 20 points for a 58-55 road conference victory over Fairbanks Saturday night.

The Tigers had a 30-25 lead in the first half but lost the second half 30-28.

Galion made 18 of 49 shots and 14 of 20 free throws, while the Panthers made 21 of 50 shots and nine of 16 free throws.

Moore dropped three 3-pointers on the Panthers, while Houston Blair added 18 points including four 3-pointers. Kalvin Rinehart added eight points including four free throws.

For Fairbanks, Adam Blumenschein led the team with 19 points, while Bryce Piwtorak added 10 points including a 3-pointer.

The Tigers improved its record to 4-2 after Saturday’s defeat of Fairbanks, which followed two consecutive wins of non-conference games. But Galion’s losses include teams in the Mid Ohio Athletic Conference – Buckeye Valley and Jonathan Alder.

The Tigers hope to improve its record when hosting the Pleasant Spartans (2-1, 2-1 MOAC) in conference play on Saturday.

Buckeye Central Bucks

Buckeye Central lost to conference foe Upper Sandusky 69-42 in a road game Thursday night.

The Bucks were down at halftime 28-26 but lost heavily to the Rams in the second half 41-26.

Buckeye Central shot 14 of 33, making 10 of 19 free throws, while Upper Sandusky made 25 of 48 shots and 13 of 14 free throws.

The Bucks had 20 rebounds and 16 turnovers compared with the Rams’ 17 rebounds and 10 turnovers.

Buckeye Central had eight assists and Upper Sandusky had 15.

Grant Loy led the Bucks with 14 points including three 3-pointers, while Jacob Shade added 12 points and Scott Heydinger had nine.

For the Rams, Wes Vent had a monster night leading all scorers with 26 points including two 3-pointers. Kameron Beekman had 15 points, while Ry Adams added eight.

The Bucks (2-3, 1-1 Northern 10 Athletic Conference) will host to play conference foe Ridgedale on Thursday.

Bucyrus Redmen

Bucyrus lost to host Seneca East 65-50 in conference play on Friday.

The Redmen had a 32-28 halftime lead but lost the second half to the Tigers 37-18.

Bucyrus had 21 of 58 shots and made four of nine free throws, while the Tigers shot 28 of 59 and made five of 11 free throws.

Isaiah Johnson led the Redmen with 14 points including, while Clinton Carr added 12 points and Gram Dick had seven.

For the Tigers, Brady Ferres led all scorers with 19 points, while Braedon Tipple and Johnny Diehm added 14 points each.

Bucyrus (0-5, 0-2 N10) also lost its second conference game for the weekend to the Mohawk Warriors 70-44 on Saturday.

The Redmen made 14 of 35 shots and 10 of 17 free throws, while the Warriors made 26 of 47 shots and seven of 10 free throws.

Gavin Lewis led Bucyrus with 12 points, while Gram Dick added nine points.

For Mohawk, Brandon Flood led with 10 points, while Logan Wilhelm added nine.

Bucyrus will host to play Colonel Crawford on Thursday.

Colonel Crawford Eagles

The Colonel Crawford boys basketball team had a good run this weekend with a 75-59 victory over Seneca East in a home game on Saturday.

The Eagles shot 18 of 29 and made two of five free throws. The team had 22 rebounds and nine turnovers. For the Tigers, the team made 19 of 32 shots and 13 of 20 free throws. Seneca East had 18 rebounds and 14 turnovers.

Derek Burkhart had a solid night leading all scorers with 30 points including 10 3-pointers, while Owen Adams added 27 points. Brody Martin and Jaret Tinkey added five points each that evening.

For the Tigers, Brady Ferres led the team with 16 points, while Braedon Tipple added 12 points and Johnny Diehm recorded 10.

The Eagles (4-0, 3-0 N10) will travel to conference foe Bucyrus on Thursday.

Wynford Royals

It was a rough weekend for the boys basketball team, which lost two home conference games during that time.

After losing to Colonel Crawford on Friday, the Royals suffered a 74-70 home defeat to Carey.

Wynford shot 26 of 51 and made 14 of 21 free throws. The team had 27 rebounds and 16 turnovers.

The Blue Devils made 22 of 43 shots and 18 of 28 free throws. The team had 19 rebounds and eight turnovers.

Alex Crall led the Royals with 17 points including a 3-pointer, while James Ort added 15 points. Braxton Tea and Zach Hoffman added 13 points each.

For Carey, Abel LaRoche led the team with 17 points, while Hayden Russell added 16 points and Chris Stephan had 11.

The Royals (2-3, 1-2 N10) will travel to play Mohawk on Thursday.

By Brandon Klein

For Friday/Saturday night coverage of boys basketball go to on Monday.

Reach Klein at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

Reach Klein at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.