Kaczinski (20) is swarmed by Northview defenders. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
PERRYSBURG — It was a spectrum of highs and lows for Perrysburg’s boys basketball team Friday night.
On one end, the Yellow Jackets shot 68 percent (32-of-47) from the field. But at the other end, poor
all-around play early and a stretch of turnovers in the third quarter gave Northview a slight chance of
an upset. PHOTO
slight chance was a far as it would go.
Perrysburg bounced back from its brief lapses and trounced the Wildcats, 79-51 in a Northern Lakes League
The Jackets are 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the NLL, while Northview is 1-7, 0-4.
“We were pretty consistent on offense except at the end of the third quarter, and that was turnovers,”
said Perrysburg head coach Dave Boyce, who saw his team commit five turnovers in eight possessions in
the middle of the third quarter.
“What we were tonight, for the first time, was we were inconsistent on defense,” Boyce continued. “That
combined with not a good start, and a bad end of the third quarter gave (Northview) two times to keep
them in it.”
Aerin West scored eight of Northview’s first 13 points to keep the Wildcats within one point after the
first quarter. Matt Bishop’s two buckets to start the second quarter put Northview up 17-16 with 6:45 to
play in the half. But that was about it for the Wildcats.
Perrysburg used a 17-0 run to take a 33-17 lead — a lead it never came in real danger of losing.
“West is a pretty good player,” Boyce said. “We didn’t do a very good job on him in the first quarter,
and they hit some shots. And we missed some shots inside.
“In the second quarter we finished inside a lot better and we found (West).”
Perrysburg shot 6-of-12 in the first quarter and was 26-for-35 the rest of the way.
Nick Moschetti led three players in double figures for Perrysburg with 31 points. Nate Patterson added 17
and Matt Kaczinski scored 15.
West finished with 17 points for Northview.
Moschetti opened the third with a catch-and-shoot triple from the right corner and followed it with
another bucket inside before Kaczinski connected, giving Perrysburg a 46-24 lead.
Northview responded with four 3-pointers, three from Ryan Moebius, over the next two minutes to put the
Wildcats within 52-38. Northview closed the third on a 7-3 run, making it 55-45, thanks to its hot
shooting and Perrysburg’s spree of turnovers.
“We’ve been very good in the open court this year. We’ve been very disciplined and made the
high-percentage plays,” Boyce said. “We had a stretch there in the third quarter, the last four minutes
of it, where we just made some horrible decisions in the open court.
“When they do those things and the ball goes in, then you shake their hand,” Boyce later added. “But when
we lose concentration and we’re not all on the same page, then that’s something that we’ve got to get
After what Boyce called “a little talk,” Perrysburg out-scored Northview 24-6 in the fourth quarter,
where Moschetti scored 11 of his points
Leading 63-47, Moschetti rattled off three straight 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to push
Perrysburg’s lead to 74-47 halfway through the fourth.
Perrysburg was 9-for-9 shooting to start the fourth quarter with Moschetti hitting four of those shots.
“He is certainly not afraid to take the big shots. … He understands the moment,” Boyce said.
“He struggled a little bit here and there at times tonight but I think he got it going at the right
Perrysburg won the junior varsity game, 54-28. Kyle Recker led the ’Jackets with 14 points while Zach
Peats and Zach Schrock added 11 and 10 points, respectively.
PERRYSBURG 79, NOrtHVIEW 51
Reeves, 1-0—2; Downing, 3-1-2—11; Afifi, 2-0—4; Moebius, 0-3-0—9; Rodgers, 1-0—2; West, 6-1-2—17; Wendt,
0-0—0; Bishop, 2-0—4; Sample, 1-0—2; Sturt, 0-0—0. TOTALS: 16-5-4—51.
Thomas, 0-2-1—7; Mesker, 0-0—0; Zimmerman, 0-0—0; Kaczinski, 7-1—15; Moschetti, 6-6-1—31; Vrzal, 0-0—0;
Jordan, 1-0—2; Hafner, 2-0—4; Patterson, 7-3—17; Schrock, 1-1—3; Adams, 0-0—0. TOTALS: 24-8-7—79.
NORTHVIEW 13 11 21 6 —51
PERRYSBURG 14 25 16 24 79
Junior varsity: Perrysburg, 54-28.