Boys basketball: Eagles soar past Redmen

By Brandon Klein -

Mount Gilead defeated Crestline in a non-conference home game 61-48 Tuesday evening.

The Indians were up 27-14 at halftime but were tied with the Bulldogs in the second half 34-34.

Crestline shot 14 of 40 and made 18 of 28 free throws, while Mount Gilead made 22 of 57 shots and eight of 14 free throws.

The Bulldogs had 29 turnovers, while the Indians had 22.

Zach Gregory and Davon Triplett led all scorers with 12 points each for Crestline that evening. Gregory had two 3-pointers. Ty Clark and Kevin Winkler added six points each.

For Mount Gilead, Zach Hosack led the team with 11 points including three 3-pointers, while Deondre Cook added 10 and Alex Ferguson had nine.

The Bulldogs had 33 rebounds, while the Indians had 37.

Crestline’s record drops to 0-3, while Mount Gilead improves 3-2. The Bulldogs will play conference foe Lucas on Dec. 19, while the Indians play Cardington in Mid Ohio Athletic Conference action.

Buckeye Central Bucks

Buckeye Central defeated Ridgedale 36-32 in Northern 10 Athletic Conference action Thursday night.

The Bucks were up 16-14 at halftime and won the second half 20-18.

Buckeye Central shot 15 of 44 and made six of 10 free throws, while the Rockets made 13 of 43 shots and three of four free throws. The Bucks had 23 rebounds and six turnovers, while Ridgedale had 37 rebounds and 17 turnovers.

Grant Loy led scorers that evening with 14 points for the Bucks, while Scott Heydinger, Tyler Trapp and Warren Wechter added six points each.

For the Rockets, Preston Burton led the team with 12 points, while Alex Eldred had eight points and Mo Britton added seven.

The Bucks (3-3, 2-1 N10) will travel to play Carey on Saturday.

Bucyrus Redmen, Colonel Crawford Eagles

Colonel Crawford defeated host Bucyrus 43-30 in league play Thursday evening.

The Eagles were ahead 17-12 at halftime and took care of business in the second half with a 36-18 score.

Colonel Crawford made 12 of 33 shots and four of 10 free throws, while the Redmen made 13 of 34 shots and four of 13 free throws. Additionally, the Eagles had 30 rebounds and 12 turnovers, while Bucyrus’ boys had 26 rebounds and 20 turnovers.

Colonel Crawford senior Owen Adams led scorers that evening with 17 points, while Derek Burkhart had 10 points and Jaret Tinkey added 6.

For the Redmen, Isaiah Johnson led with 15 points.

Colonel Crawford (5-0, 4-0 N10) will travel to play Convoy Crestview on Saturday, while Bucyrus (0-6, 0-3 N10) will host to play conference foe Upper Sandusky.

Wynford Royals

Wynford walked away with a 50-42 road conference victory against Mohawk Thursday evening.

The Royals had a 25-19 lead at halftime and came back narrowly winning the second half 25-23.

Wynford shot 17 of 33 and made 13 of 15 free throws, while Mohawk had 17 of 48 shots and six of 16 free throws. The Royals 25 rebounds and 10 turnovers compared with 24 rebounds and five turnovers for the Warriors.

James Ort had a solid night leading all scorers with 18 points. Zach Hoffman added nine points, while Jordan Creel had eight.

For the Warriors (1-4, 1-3 N10), Brayden Dunlap and Alex Jeffrey added 10 points each, while Tyler Pummel had eight.

Wynford (3-3, 2-2 N10) will host to play Seneca East in league play on Dec. 23.

By Brandon Klein

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