Boys basketball: Bucks defeat Redmen

By Brandon Klein -

The Galion boys basketball team rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat non-conference foe Shelby 64-61 Tuesday evening.

The Whippets had a 34-29 lead at halftime but the second half made all the difference with Tigers winning 35-27.

Galion had 33 rebounds, while Shelby had 17.

Houston Blair and Colton Moore each scored 15 points for Galion, while Kalvin Rinehart had 13 points. Zach Phelps and Chase Cooke each had nine.

Davey Hipp lead the Whippets with 14 points, while Brock Kehres and Brady Hill had 12 points each and Brandon Schneider added 11.

Galion (5-3, 1-3 MOAC) will host to play North Union in league play on Tuesday.

Crestline Bulldogs

The Crestline boys basketball team came back from a 78-32 road conference defeat at Central Christian Tuesday evening.

The Bulldogs trailed the Comets by 27 points in the first half scoring just 12 points at halftime.

Crestline shot 12 of 32 and made 6 of 12 free throws, while the Comets shot 32 of 49 and made 6 of 13 free throws. The Bulldogs had 23 rebounds and 24 turnovers, while the Comets had 23 rebounds and 13 turnovers.

Central Christan scored 39 points again in the second half, while Crestline improved its scoring game at 20.

Davon Triplett led the Bulldogs with 10 points, while Connor Kurtzman added eight.

Jacob Raber paced the Comets with 14 points, while Garret Miller added 12 and Jacob Ramseyer had 10.

Crestline (0-5, 0-2 Mid-Buckeye Conference) will be back in action at the Seneca East Holiday Tournament Tuesday and Wednesday.

Buckeye Central Bucks, Bucyrus Redmen

Strong performances in the first and third quarter led to a 67-43 home victory for Buckeye Central against Bucyrus in Northern 10 Athletic Conference action Wednesday evening.

The Bucks headed to the locker room with a 28-18 lead at halftime. The team shot 24 of 48 and made 15 of 19 free throws that evening, while the Redmen shot 15 of 43 and made 8 of 14 free throws.

Buckeye Central went on to win the second half 39-25.

The Bucks had 31 rebounds and 12 turnovers, while the Redmen had 27 rebounds and 22 turnovers.

Grant Loy had a solid night leading scorers with 21 points with 11 rebounds for Buckeye Central. Jacob Shade and Max Loy added 13 points each.

Keegan Sims led the Redmen with 1o points, while Gavin Lewis and Clinton Carr added seven points each.

Buckeye Central (5-3, 4-1 N10) will travel to play Colonel Crawford on Wednesday, while Bucyrus (0-8, 0-5 N10) hope to break its losing streak when hosting Carey in league play the same day.

Wynford Royals

Wynford’s consistent performance was enough for a narrow 64-63 conference victory over Seneca East on Wednesday.

The Royals had a 32-22 lead at halftime. The team made 23 of 46 shots and 12 of 23 free throws, while the Tigers shot 25 of 56 and making 6 of 13 free throws.

Seneca East outperformed Wynford in the fourth quarter scoring 28 points to win the second half 41-32.

But it wasn’t enough to defeat the Royals, who had 36 rebounds and 12 turnovers, while the Tigers had 24 rebounds and 10 turnovers.

James Ort led the Royals with 23 points with 10 rebounds, while Braxton Tea added 12 points including four 3-pointers and Alex Crall had 10.

Braedon Tipple led the Tigers with 20 points.

Wynford (4-3, 2-3 N10) will host to play Ashland Crestview on Monday.

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.