Boys basketball: Tigers fall to Spartans

By Brandon Klein -

Galion’s Houston Blair scores against Pleasant.

Galion’s Houston Blair scores against Pleasant.

The Galion boys basketball team lost to Pleasant 70-57 on Saturday.

The Tigers were trailing the Spartans 33-21 at halftime. The Tigers almost won the second half at 37-36, which was not enough to win the game.

Galion shot 24 of 60 and six of 12 in free throws, while Pleasant made 23 of 42 shots and 16 of 19 free throws. The Tigers had 30 rebounds and 12 turnovers, while the Spartans had 19 rebounds and 13 turnovers.

Houston Blair led the Tigers with 21 points inlcuding a 3-pointer, while Kalvin Rinehart added 16 points.

Galion will host Shleby tonight.

Buckeye Central Bucks

Buckeye Central defeated Carey 62-43 in Northern 10 Athletic Conference action Saturday night.

The Bucks were up 33-19 at halftime and won the second half 29-24.

Buckeye Central shot 26 of 43 and made nine of 11 free throws, while the Blue Devils made 17 of 46 shots and five of seven free throws. The Bucks had 30 rebounds and 18 turnovers, while Carey had 18 rebounds and 14 turnovers.

Jacob Shade led scorers that evening with 28 points for the Bucks, while Grant Loy added 12 points and Max Loy had 10.

For the Blue Devils, Cody Luzader led the team with 12 points, while Abel LaRoche had 10 points and Nathanyal Griffin added six.

The Bucks (4-3, 3-1 N10) will host to play Bucyrus on Saturday.

Bucyrus Redmen

Upper Sandusky defeated host Bucyrus 85-33 in league play Saturday evening.

The Rams were ahead 30-18 at halftime and crushed the Redmen in the second half 50-15.

Bucyrus made 14 of 42 shots and four of eight free throws, while the Rams made 33 of 56 shots and nine of 11 free throws. Additionally, the Redmen had 19 rebounds and 23 turnovers, while Upper Sandusky boys had 34 rebounds and 15 turnovers.

Isaiah Johnson led the Redmen with seven points.

Wes Vent led all scorers that evening with 20 points for the Rams.

Bucyrus (0-7, 0-4 N10) will travel to play conference foe Buckeye Central Tuesday.

Colonel Crawford Eagles

Convoy Crestview defeated Colonel Crawford 44-33 at Bluffton University’s Sommers Center Saturday night.

The Knights were up 21-17 at halftime and won the next half 23-16.

The Eagles shot 12 of 35 and made four of six free throws, while the Crestview made 17 of 38 shots and nine of 11 free throws.

Owen Adams led Colonel Crawford with 12 points, while Brody Martin added nine.

For the Knights, Javin Etzler led the team with 13, while Braden Van Cleave and Connor Lautzenheiser added nine points each.

The Eagles (5-1, 4-0) will travel to play Mansfield Christian tonight.

Crestline Bulldogs

Crestline lost to Lucas 62-37 in Mid-Buckeye Conference action on Saturday.

The Bulldogs were down 20-13 at halftime and the Cubs won the second half 42-24.

Crestline shot nine of 36 and made 17 of 29 free throws, while Lucas shot 18 of 34 and made 22 of 29 free throws.

Brian Sauder led the Cubs with 14 points, while Rueben Luna and Jacob Miller each scored 10 points.

The Bulldogs were led by Ty Clark with 13 points, while Davin Triplett and Tyler Sipes added seven points each.

Crestline (0-5, 0-1 MBC) will travel to play conference foe Central Christian on Tuesday.

Northmor Knights

Northmor scored a home victory in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Saturday evening.

The Knights defeated the Elgin Comets 57-51.

Northmor was up 21-12 at halftime, while Elgin won the second half 39-36.

The Knights shot 20 of 39 and made 14 of 24 free throws, while the Comets made 20 of 45 shots and seven of 13 free throws. Northmor had 30 rebounds and 12 turnovers while Elgin had 19 rebounds and three turnovers.

Demetrius Johnson led the Knights with 20 points, while Frank Keller added 13 and Brock Pletcher had 10.

Northmor (2-2, 1-2 MOAC) will travel to play Lexington on Wednesday.

Galion’s Houston Blair scores against Pleasant.’s Houston Blair scores against Pleasant.

By Brandon Klein

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.