NEWARK, Ohio — Despite 13 points each from Avery Hunt and Matt Watkins, Perrysburg lost to Newark, 55-48, in the championship of the Rebounders Classic tournament Saturday.
Gavin Fenneken scored seven points, Andrew Hunt scored six points, Austin Schultz scored five points and Matt Hubbard scored four points for the Yellow Jackets.
Newark got 16 points from Grant Burkholder, Steele Mewter scored 15, Ethan Stase scored 13, Drew Oberholtzer scored five, and Brayton Morris and Ty Giilbert added three points each.
Perrysburg, which defeated Beavercreek 87-63 in the semifinal Friday, sees its record even to 1-1.
In the semifinal, Watkins scored 24, Shultz scored 22 and Avery Hunt scored 14 to lead Perrysburg. The Jackets opened a 27-7 first quarter lead and cruised from there.
Hubbard scored eight, Fenneken scored six, Andrew Hunt scored five, Matthew McEwen scored four, and Joe Dynda and Carter Petteys scored two points apiece.
For Beavercreek, Liam Gluck scored 24, Isaiah Williams scored 19, Kaden Ellerbe scored 18 and Daniel Jefferson added two points.
Vanlue 68, Lakota 54
VANLUE — Collin Zender scored 18 points, but Lakota fell to Vanlue, 68-54, in a non-league boys basketball game Wednesday. It was both teams’ season opener.
For Lakota, Drew Matz scored nine, Carson Hill scored eight, Mitchell Rosser scored six, Zane Frey-Quick scored five, Alex Holman scored four, and Jacob Stuller and Alex McGinnis added two points apiece.
Vanlue took a 22-11 first quarter lead and never trailed afterwards.
For Vanlue, Jerome Kloepfer led all scorers with 37 points, including four three-point goals and he made 7-of-10 free throws.
Landon Saltzman scored 11, Owen Roszmon scored nine, T.J. Rickle and Alex Secord scored five apiece, and Ian King added one point.
Bowling Green 35, Lima Senior 26
On the Bobcats’ floor Saturday, Jamie Sayen scored nine points and Lola Thompson added eight points as Bowling Green defeated Lima Senior, 35-26, in non-league girls basketball.
The Bobcats led 34-19 and held off the Spartans’ defense, which held BG to one fourth quarter point, to maintain the lead and win the game.
For BG, Allison Fry scored six points, Sydney Maas scored five points, Macyn Dean-Scheele scored four points and Shayle Greiner added three points.
The Bobcats improve to 1-1 on the season.
For Lima Senior, Tiana Spivey and Anna Engberg scored eight points each,
Lake 40, Eastwood 37
MILLBURY — Lake made 5-of-6 free throws down the stretch in defeating Eastwood, 40-37, in both teams’ Northern Buckeye Conference girls basketball opener Saturday.
Elise Staczek led Lake with 14 points, including making 6-of-8 free throws, and Mary Enright scored 12. Overall, Lake was 13-for-16 from the line.
The Flyers are 1-2 on the season while Eastwood falls to 0-2.
The Flyers led 28-18 at halftime, but the Eagles battled back to tie the game, 29-29, entering the final quarter.
Jessie Materni scored eight points for the Flyers and Elena Longoria had six points.
Amelia Ward led Eastwood with 10 points, Paige Hoodlebrink scored eight, Kayla Buehler had six points, Saylor King and Kyrie Henline scored four apiece, Grace Kingery scored three points and Jordan Jensen added two points.
Elmwood 47, Otsego 26
TONTOGANY — Cara Frank had a double-double 17 points and 10 rebounds, four steals and two assists as Elmwood defeated Otsego, 47-26, in Northern Buckeye Conference girls basketball Saturday.
The Royals took a 20-6 first quarter as Aubrey Johnson scored on three shots from beyond the arc, accounting for all nine of her points. The Royals put 10 different players into the scoring column.
It was both teams’ NBC opener. Elmwood improves to 1-1 overall while Otsego falls to 1-2.
Anna Meyer and Kate Keiffer scored five points each, Riley Daniels, Allyie Reynolds, Madi Lee and McKenzie Laird scored two points apiece, and Selina Deal and Brynn Laugherty added one point each for the Royals.
Reynolds had four rebounds, Keiffer had three steals and Laird had two assists. The Royals had 28 rebounds, just four turnovers, was 19-for-32 (59%) from inside the arc, 4-of-6 (67%) from outside, and made 14-of-20 (70%) free throws.
Sophie Dimick led Otsego with 13 points, Sam Lehr scored seven, Morgen Hillesheim scored six and Lauren Hillesheim added one point for the Knights.