The Buckeye Central girls basketball team defeated Northmor 60-39.
The Buckettes had a 33-28 lead over the Lady Knights at halftime.
Northmor girls basketball head coach Daryl Uhde said the team did a good job passing, shooting and spreading the floor in the first two quarters.
“The first half was as good as we could play,” he said.
Buckeye Central shot 22 of 52 and made 12 of 15 free throws, while Northmor shot 15 of 41, making 4 of 4 free throws.
With sectionals coming up, Uhde said the team will be working on its half-court offense.
Buckeye Central girls basketball head coach Greg Moore said his team was sluggish on defense.
The Buckettes defeated the Knights 27-11 in the second half of the game that evening.
“We had a little talk about that at halftime and we adjusted,” Moore said.
He added that the team is going through a spell of playing eight games in 16 days total.
“We got to fight through the fatigue,” he said.
Buckeye Central had 32 rebounds and 12 turnovers, while Northmor had 25 rebounds and 22 turnovers.
“I’m not happy with the boards,” Moore said.
He didn’t missed Jenna Karl and Haley Green leading the Buckettes with a game high of 16 points each. Both also shot two 3-pointers each.
“Jenna Karl played her normal good game,” he said. “She did a real good job offensively.”
For the Knights, Karalee Patterson led the team with 13 points including three 3 pointers. Karlee Carroll added 12 points.
Buckeye Central (12-6, 9-5 N10) will host to play Cardington on Thursday. Moore said the team is focusing on Cardington, which has a record of 17-1 and 12-0 in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Blue Division – the same league as Northmor.
“We’re just playing one game at a time,” Moore said.
Northmor (10-9, 7-5 MOAC) will host to play Pleasant the same day.
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