ROSSFORD — Rossford 6-foot-10 senior Derek Vorst was named the game MVP after a double-double 17 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, and five blocks in leading the Bulldogs to a 64-35 win over Onsted (Mich.) during the Martin Luther King Showcase at George Wolfe Field House Monday.
Rossford senior guard Brenden Revels led the Bulldogs in scoring with 23 points, including making 4-of-5 three-point shots and 7-of-7 free throws. Revels also had four rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Rossford senior Garette Murphree had 15 points on five three-point goals, Wes Ellison scored three points, and Jake Morrison, Dylan McCann and Blake Dewey added two points each.
The Bulldogs had just one turnover but forced 13 in outscoring Onsted 14-2 in points off turnovers. Rossford outrebounded Onsted, 26-24, including 12-6 off the offensive glass to outscore Onsted 9-1 in second chance points.
Rossford also outscored Onsted 33-6 in three-point goals. Rossford shot 41% (21-for-51) from the field, including 38% (11-for-29) from downtown and 92% (11-for-12) from the line.
Rossford opened a 23-11 first quarter led, led 34-22 at halftime and outscored the Wildcats 30-13 in the second half while improving to 11-2.
For Onsted, Ayden Davis had 15 points and eight rebounds, Aiden Paquin and Bradlee Van Brunt scored six apiece, J.T. Hill scored four points and Quinn Hiram added two points.
The Wildcats were 12-for-33 (36%) from the floor, 2-for-9 (22%) from beyond the arc and made 9-of-15 (60%) from the charity stripe.
Toledo St. John’s 63, Bowling Green 48
ROSSFORD — St. John’s opened a 19-6 first quarter lead and went on to defeat Bowling Green boys basketball, 63-48, during Rossford’s MLK Showcase at George Wolfe Field House Monday.
For St. John’s, C.J. Hornbeak scored 22, Jaylen Murphy scored 14, and Joe Taylor scored 11 points.
Brock Hastings, who was named BG’s MVP by the tournament committee, led the Bobcats with 17 points and Jabari Conway scored 10.
Ahmir Ruffin and Evan Brandt scored nine points each, Jake Amspoker scored three points and Brayden Freyman added two points for the Bobcats.
The Titans are 8-6 while BG falls to 6-6.
Northwest Ohio Christian 36, Bowling Green Christian 26
NAPOLEON — The Northwest Ohio Christian (Home Educators) Cougars moved to 10-2 overall and 6-0 in the Independent Christian Schools of Ohio Athletic Conference West Division with a 36-26 victory over Bowling Green Christian Academy on Saturday night.
BG Christian fell to 9-5 overall and 3-2 (second) in conference play with the loss which ended the team’s four-game winning streak.
BGCA used a 7-0 run to end the first quarter to grab a 9-4 lead. BG pushed its advantage to 11-4 early in the second on a basket by freshman Trent Thompson, but NOCHE went on a 13-2 spurt to close out the half for a 17-13 advantage. BG’s last lead of the contest was 13-11.
The Cougars dominated the third quarter, producing another 13 points to just two by the Lions. NOCHE’s biggest lead of the game came at 30-15 after 24 minutes of action.
BGCA outscored NOCHE, 11-6 in the fourth quarter, but could get no closer than the game’s final margin. The Lions’ defense held the Cougars to zero field goals over the last eight minutes of play.
BGCA was led offensively by junior Will Brose and sophomore Jackson Hammack who each scored eight. Six of Hammack’s points came via three-pointers. Junior Hudson Thomas added four points.
On the boards, juniors John Fyfe and Brent Boston pulled down six rebounds apiece with all of Fyfe’s coming on the offensive end. Juniors Jaydin Pinkney and Caleb Kunstmann, along with Thomas, contributed four caroms each.
Boston had six of his team’s eight steals and Hammack added one block. Thomas, Boston, and Fyfe also registered two assists each. NOCHE was aided by 22 BGCA turnovers, the majority of which were unforced.
Branson Heisey of the Cougars poured in a game-high 14 points (including 3 triples), while teammate Ben Leatherman chipped in 10.
BGCA returns to action on Thursday with a non-conference game at Jones Leadership Academy in Toledo. Tip-off is set for 6:45 p.m.
Rossford 46, Cardinal Stritch 31
ROSSFORD — Madison Kutscher scored 16 points and Scarlett Williams scored 14, the two combining to hit three 3-point goals, as Rossford defeated Cardinal Stritch, 46-31, in the Bulldog’s MLK girls cage showcase at George Wolfe Field House Sunday.
Kutscher hit two treys in the opening quarter as the Bulldogs opened on a 17-1 run. Rossford improves to 3-12 with the win.
Mia DeBortoli scored eight points, Haley Hogan scored three, Sadie St. Mary and Lola Luderman scored two apiece, and Jayden Durfey added one point for the Bobcats.
Asia Brown led Stritch with 10 points, Kenzie Kinnie scored nine, Emi Castillo scored five, Bri Martinez scored three, and Sydney Payeff and Shelby Mercer added two points each.
Northwood 62, Toledo Scott 28
NORTHWOOD — Carissa Davise scored 15 points and Autumn Schroeder added 13 as Northwood defeated Scott in girls basketball Saturday.
Zoe Turner hit three 3-point goals and scored 11 points, Natalie Thompson scored seven, Bree Bolden scored six, E.B. Wauford scored four, Regan Grant scored three, and Cassidy Genson added two points for the Rangers.
Eastwood boys first, girls finish second
In conjunction with the Northern Lakes League swimming meet at the Bowling Green State University Aquatics Center Friday, Eastwood boys finished tied for first and the girls finished second out of non-NLL teams competing.
In the boys meet Eastwood and Maumee Valley scored 178 points each while Tinora was third with 24 points.
In the girls meet, Tinora scored 143 points, followed by Eastwood (71), Van Buren (53), Liberty Center (37), Maumee Valley (32), Archbold (32), Patrick Henry (24), Defiance (13) and Ottawa Hills (12).
Eastwood seniors Ian Sander and Jasper Price and sophomores Eric Sander and A.J. O’Brien won the 200-yard medley relay, finishing in 1:52.67 to defeat second place Maumee Valley (1:55).
The same Eastwood foursome won the 400 freestyle relay, finishing in 3:46.31 to defeat second place Maumee Valley (4:05.52).
Ian Sander won the 200 intermediate medley, finishing in 2:05.23, while Eric Sander (2:09.18) placed second. Ian Sander won the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.56 while Maumee Valley senior Ved Patel (1:10.77) was second.
Price won the 100 freestyle, closing in 1:03.96 to defeat second place Maumee Valley senior Andrew Tran (1:11.67) by over seven seconds.
In the girls 200 intermediate medley, Eastwood finished one-two out of five racers with senior Mary Musteric placing first in 2:24.65 and senior Emily O’Brien second in 2:30.42.
Emily O’Brien won the 500 freestyle in a time of 5:39.08, defeating Patrick Henry sophomore Brynn Lust (7:02.82) by well over a minute.