An early lead in the first half of the game led the Galion boys basketball team to a 52-36 home victory over North Union in Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference action Tuesday night.
The Tigers were ahead 28-13 at halftime. The team shot 23 of 45 and made 2 of 4 free throws that evening, while the Wildcats (3-6, 0-5 MOAC) made 16 of 39 shots and 1 of 6 free throws.
Galion narrowly won the second half 24-23.
The Tigers had 24 rebounds and 11 turnovers, while its opponents had 16 rebounds and 13 turnovers.
Kalvin Rinehart led the Tigers with 18 points including two 3-pointers, while Chase Cooke added 14 points with seven rebounds.
Beau Caldwell led the Wildcats with 10 points. Ronnie Rayburn and Kole Justin added seven points each.
Galion (6-3, 2-3 MOAC) will kick off the New Year when it travels to play Marion Harding (5-3, 3-2 MOAC) in league play on Jan. 7.
The Bucyrus boys basketball team lost to Carey 57-45 in league play on Wednesday.
The Redmen shot 17 of 40 and made 6 of 14 free throws, while the Blue Devils made 22 of 52 shots and 4 of 12 free throws.
Bucyrus trailed Carey 32-25 at halftime and lost the second half 25-20.
Keegan Sims led the Redmen with 12 points, while Ryan Evans added seven.
Cody Luzader led Carey with 14 points including four 3-pointers.
Bucyrus (0-9, 0-6 N10) will travel to play conference foe Ridgedale on Jan. 8.
The Crestline boys basketball team came up short in the Seneca East Holiday Tournament with a 58-46 lossto the hosting team on Tuesday.
The Bulldogs trailed the Tigers 29-20 at halftime. Crestline shot 20 of 53, making 5 of 11 free throws, while the Seneca East made 21 of 54 shots and 15 of 23 free throws.
The Bulldogs lost the second half 29-26.
Crestline had 42 rebounds and 23 turnovers, while Seneca East had 32 rebounds and 13 turnovers.
Davon Tripplett led the Bulldogs with 20 points with 12 rebounds, while Ty Clark added eight points.
For the Tigers, Johnny Diehm led all scorers with 23 points with three assists and seven rebounds. Brady Ferres added 10 points, while Braedon Tipple tallied nine.
Crestline played Tiffin Calvert on Wednesday to conclude the holiday tournament.
The Bulldogs lost 77-52.
Crestline shot 18 of 42, making 14 of 22 free throws and had 27 rebounds, while the the Senecas made 26 of 52 shots, 19 of 23 free throws and 29 rebounds.
The Bulldogs had 16 turnovers, while Calvert had nine.
Triplett led with 12 points, while Zach Gregory added 10.
Crestline (0-7, 0-2 Mid-Buckeye Conference) will travel to play St. Peter’s in league play on Saturday.
The Northmor boys basketball team suffered a 59-48 loss to host Centerburg in league play Tuesday night.
The Knights trailed the Trojans 25-13 in the first half of the game. Northmor shot 21 of 44 and made 4 of 11 free throws, while the Centerburg shot 14 of 25, making 29 of 38 charity shots.
The Knights narrowly won the second half at 35-34, but it was not enough to overcome its early deficit.
Northmor had 20 rebounds and 10 turnovers, while the Trojans had 19 rebounds and 15 turnovers.
Tyler Kegley led the Knights with 16 points and nine rebounds, while Brock Pletcher added seven points.
Gunner Gregory led all scorers with 21 points for Centerburg (4-1, 3-1 MOAC), while Blake Bramer added 12 points and Ross Ryan tallied nine.
Northmor (2-5, 1-3 MOAC) will host to play Colonel Crawford on Saturday to kick off the New Year.
The Wynford boys basketball team lost to Upper Sandusky 85-69 in league play.
The Royals trailed the Rams 51-30 at halftime.
Wynford shot 23 of 43, making 12 of 15 free throws, while Upper Sandusky shot 30 of 56 and made 16 of 21 charity shots.
The Royals defeated the Rams in the second half 39-34.
Zach Hoffman led Wynford with 22 points including four three pointers, while Jack Reed added 18 points and Braxton Tea had 13.
For Upper Sandusky, Wes Vent had a monster night with a game high of 32 points, while Ry Adams had 17 points.
The Royals (5-4, 3-3 N10) will travel to play New London on Saturday.
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