FOSTORIA — Rossford boys basketball maintains a hold on first place in the Northern Buckeye Conference with a 58-41 road win at Fostoria Friday.
The Bulldogs improve to 12-2 overall and 8-0 in the league, while Fostoria falls to 4-9 and 3-5.
Rossford senior Jake Morrison was 8-for-14 from the floor in leading his team with a double-double 17 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Senior guard Brenden Revels was 6-for-11 from the floor, scoring 16 points with three assists and four steals.
Senior guard Garette Murphree hit three 3-point shots, scoring 11 points, and 6-foot-10 Indiana State University-bound senior Derek Vorst had 10 points, eight rebounds and blocked two shots for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs outrebounded the Redmen, 27-18, and seven turnovers to Fostoria’s 15, 10 of them steals by the Rossford defense.
The Bulldogs shot 50% (25-for-50) as a team from the floor, made 4-of-23 (17%) three-point shots, and were a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line.
Wes Ellison had two points and two steals and Brandon Swope had two points and two assists for Rossford.
Machi Johnson was 6-for-12 from behind the arc, scoring 20 points to lead Fostoria, and Jordan Ferguson was 6-for-9 from the field, scoring 12 points with eight rebounds and two assists.
Ryan O’Neal scored five points, Aidan Sprang scored three points and Kristan Carter-Stokes added one point for the Redmen.
Fostoria was 16-for-39 (41%) from the floor, including 8-for-20 (40%) from downtown and made one of three free throws.
Eastwood 60, Lake 47
PEMBERVILLE — Eastwood led by just one, 23-22, at halftime, but the Eagles outscored the Flyers 37-25 over the final 16 minutes to pull away for a 60-47 Northern Buckeye Conference boys basketball victory Friday.
Eastwood 6-foot-2 senior forward Brady Weaver hit three second half three-point shots and led the Eagles with 16 points. Noah Smith had two treys and scored 11 points for Eastwood.
Lake was led by Preston Snyder and Myles Lowe, who scored 11 points each. The Flyers fall to 1-13 overall and are winless in eight league games, while Eastwood improves to 9-4 and 6-2.
Dayquan Oliver scored nine points, Andrew Badenhop scored eight points and Tristan Schuerman scored seven points for the Eagles.
Caleb Souder, Andre Lewis, and A.J. Thompson scored three points apiece to round out Eastwood’s scoring.
David Parsons and Dylan Wiley scored eight points apiece, Caleb Tobias scored six points, and Matthew Perry added three points for Lake.
Otsego 43, Elmwood 35
BLOOMDALE — Otsego broke open a close game, outscoring Elmwood 17-9 in the fourth quarter, to come away with a 43-35 Northern Buckeye Conference boys victory Friday.
The Knights improve to 6-7 overall and 4-4 in the league, while Elmwood falls to 3-9 and 1-6.
Owen Weaver led Otsego with 10 points, Owen Atkinson scored nine, Jack Simpson and Cohen Feehan scored eight apiece, Tanner Balusik scored six points, and Drew Gase added two points.
For the Royals, Kade Lentz scored 11, Jackson Childress scored eight points, Zach May had seven points and 10 rebounds, Hayden Wickard had seven points and four assists, and Lucas Barringer added two points.
Perrysburg 54, Sylvania Southview 42
SYLVANIA — Northern Lakes League leading Perrysburg trailed Southview, 30-26, at halftime, but outscored the Cougars 28-12 in the second half during a 58-42 victory.
Senior guard Matt Watkins led Perrysburg with 18 points, Avery Hunt scored 16, and Andrew Hunt scored 10. The Yellow Jackets improve to 11-4 overall and are 6-1 in the conference. Southview falls to 5-7 and 2-5.
Gavin Fenneken scored eight points and Matt Hubbard added two points for the Perrysburg cause. Watkins and Avery Hunt had two three-point goals and the Jackets were 15-for-18 from the free throw line.
Southview’s Micah Bays scored 22 points, including three triples, to lead all scores. Bays had all three of his downtown shots in the first quarter.
Zack Carter scored five points, Mike Alexander and Max Powers scored four points apiece, Avery Offenburg scored three points, and Parker Sears and Zach Steinhauser added two points each for the Cougars.
Perrysburg 42, Sylvania Southview 38
SYLVANIA — Kallie Thames hit three 3-point goals, including one key fourth quarter triple, to lead Perrysburg to a 42-38 Northern Lakes League girls basketball win over Southview Friday.
Chloe Kilbride had two triples, including one in the fourth, in scoring 12 for the Yellow Jackets. Their scoring helped Perrysburg hold onto a 29-26 lead entering the fourth quarter.
Wrigley Takats and Megan Gibbs scored six points each and Ayla Turks added three points for Perrysburg.
Carys Bourbeau led Southview with 11 points, Paige Brown scored nine, Julia Williams scored eight, Kaela DuPree and Mariam Kassem scored four apiece, and Audrey Huffman added two points for the Cougars.
Anthony Wayne 54, Bowling Green 12
In the opener of a Northern Lakes League varsity doubleheader, defending Division I state semifinalist Anthony Wayne had little trouble defeating host Bowling Green, 54-12, Friday.
The Generals scored the game’s first 17 points inside of five minutes and led 42-4 at halftime. AW improves to 14-3 overall and 9-1 in the Northern Lakes League, just one-half game behind league leader Springfield.
AW sophomore guard Elise Bender had 10 points, eight rebounds and three steals, freshman guard Leah Pike had 10 points, five rebounds and three steals, and sophomore guard Sophie Smith scored 10 points.
The Generals were 22-for-45 (49%) from the field, made 7-of-9 free throws, had 10 turnovers to BG’s 20, and outrebounded the Bobcats, 34-13.
BG, which falls to 6-12 and 2-8, was 6-for-30 (20%) from the floor and did not get a free throw attempt.
For the Bobcats, senior post Jamie Sayen had six points and four rebounds, senior guard Sydney Maas scored four points, sophomore post Anne Konecny scored two points, and junior guard Lola Thompson had two steals.
Junior wing Tatum Roder had nine points, four rebounds and four steals, sophomore wing Brooke Bender had seven points, four rebounds and two steals, and senior post Mallori Pollock had four points and two steals for the Generals.
Senior post Gwen Engelhardt had two points and five rebounds and sophomore guard Emily Szul added two points to round out AW’s scoring.
Cory-Rawson 53, North Baltimore 21
RAWSON — Cory-Rawson built a 31-12 halftime lead and cruised to a 53-21 Blanchard Valley Conference boys cage victory over North Baltimore Friday.
Preston Stumpp scored 14 to lead Cory-Rawson, who improve to 8-6 overall and 4-2 in the BVC. NB is 1-12 and 0-6.
Wyatt Baltz led NB with 10 points, Owen Clark had five points and five rebounds, Brody Walter scored five and Rowan Tackett-Spangenberg added one point for the Tigers.
NB had 13 rebounds and 20 turnovers. The Tigers were 7-for-27 from inside the arc, missed all five three-point shots, and were 7-for-9 from the charity stripe.
Toledo Jones Academy 68, Bowling Green Christian 30
TOLEDO — Powered by 27 points from Tewan Terry and 20 points from Rashard Lucas, the Jones Leadership Academy of Business defeated Bowling Green Christian Academy, 68-30, Thursday evening in a non-conference game.
Terry had 12 of his points in the first quarter which helped stake the Mustangs to a 22-7 advantage at the horn.
Terry ended the game with four of his team’s seven three-point goals. Lucas scored 11 of his total in JLA’s 25-point third quarter. The Mustangs led 36-15 at the half and 61-28 after 24 minutes of action.
The Lions were paced by junior Hudson Thomas’ 10 points. Junior Brent Boston chipped in seven, junior Will Brose netted six, junior Caleb Kunstmann had four, and sophomore Jackson Hammack contributed three.
Hammack, Boston, and Thomas all hit consecutive three-point shots early in the third quarter to cut the Mustang’s lead to 38-24.
BG trailed 43-28 after back-to-back buckets by Boston and Kunstmann, but JLA proceeded to go on an 18-0 run to end the period. The hosts then scored the first five points of the fourth before a basket by Thomas ended the long Lion scoring drought.
Kunstmann led BGCA with nine rebounds and three assists. Thomas had a team-best three steals and grabbed three rebounds.
Boston and Kunstmann also recorded two steals apiece. Brose grabbed five rebounds and assisted on two BG buckets as did Thomas.
BGCA fell to 9-6 overall with the loss, while JLA improved to 5-4. BGCA plays conference games against Castine and Grand Lake Christian on Saturday in Celina.