PEMBERVILLE — After spraining his ankle on Jan. 7 in the first quarter against Elmwood, Eastwood senior guard Case Boos made a major splash on his return.
In his first game back, Boos scored 36 points, including seven three-point goals, in leading Eastwood to a 63-34 Northern Buckeye Conference victory over Otsego Tuesday.
Boos connected four triples in the second quarter as Eastwood, leading just 12-7 after the first stanza, grabbed a 34-12 halftime lead and cruised from there.
Eastwood, which weathered the storm winning every game during Boos’ absence, won its fifth straight game to improve to 10-4 overall and 7-4 in the league while Otsego falls to 6-8 and 4-5.
Eastwood coach Jason Faykosh said Boos’ performance Tuesday was “unbelievable,” but added that during his absence “we had some guys really step up.”
For Eastwood, Andrew Lewis scored six points and Noah Smith, Tristian Schuerman, and Andrew Badenhop scored five apiece.
Daquan Oliver and Ian Sibbersen scored two points each and Caleb Souder and Kadyn Donnell added one point each to round out the Eagles’ scoring.
As a team Eastwood hit on 10 three-point shots, had eight turnovers and was 7-for-11 from the free throw line. Otsego had 16 turnovers, two treys and was 4-for-7 from the line.
For the Knights, Jack Simpson and Cohen Feehan scored six apiece, Carter Lampe scored five points, and Kaidyn Hutton and Trey Studer scored four each.
Drew Gase scored three points and Owen Atkinson, Mason Roe, and Devin Silva added two points each for the Knights.
Rossford 50, Elmwood 33
ROSSFORD — Rossford opened a 27-13 halftime lead and expanded that to 43-22 entering the fourth quarter on their way to defeating visiting Elmwood, 50-33, in Northern Buckeye Conference action at George Wolfe Field House Tuesday.
The Bulldogs improve to 13-3 and maintain sole possession of first place in the NBC at 9-0, while Elmwood falls to 3-10 and 1-7.
Jake Morrison led Rossford, shooting 5-for-9 from the field, with 14 points and six rebounds, Brenden Revels had 13 points and three assists.
Derek Vorst had 13 points, seven rebounds (including four offensive rebounds), two assists and two steals for the Bulldogs. Kade Lentz led Elmwood with 14 points and four rebounds.
The Bulldogs shot 46% (18-for-39) from the field, including 5-for-19 (26%) from three-point territory and made 9-of-15 free throws.
The Bulldogs outrebounded Elmwood, 25-23, and had 10 turnovers to the Royals’ 13. The Bulldogs outscored the Royals 14-9 in points off turnovers and 8-4 in second chance points.
Brandon Swope and Garette Murphree scored six points apiece and Wes Ellison had five rebounds for Rossford.
Elmwood was 12-for-38 (32%) from the field, 4-for-14 from downtown and connected on 4-of-6 from the charity stripe.
Hayden Wickard had six points, five rebounds and two assists, Andrew Traxler and Evan Barringer scored three points each and Landry Seedorf, Lucas Barringer and Allen Stering added two points apiece for the Royals.
Bowling Green Christian 42, Grand Lake Christian 37
CELINA — Bowling Green Christian Academy’s varsity boys basketball team completed a sweep of its Saturday games with a 42-37 victory over Grand Lake Christian Academy at the Montezuma Center.
The Independent Christian Schools of Ohio Athletic Conference win pushed the Lions’ league record to 5-2 and 11-6 overall.
BG Christian has a strong hold on the West Division’s No. 2 seed heading into the state tournament held in February.
After trailing early, BGCA went on an 11-2 run to lead 11-4 after eight minutes of action. The Lions led by as many as 12 points on two occasions in the second quarter before taking a 10-point (22-12) lead going into the half.
GLCA outscored BG 12-7 in the third to cut its deficit to 29-24 heading into the final period. The Eagles would grab just their second lead of the contest (31-29) at the 5:27 mark of the fourth.
However, a three-point basket by junior Hudson Thomas, his second of the game, put the Lions ahead for good (32-31) at the 4:39 mark.
GLCA would get no closer than one point the rest of the way after a pair of Eagle free throws made the score 34-33 with 3:54 left.
BGCA made 4-of-5 charity shots over the last 37.8 seconds of the contest to ice the contest. Juniors Will Brose and Jaydin Pinkney both successfully converted 1-and-1 attempts (for four points) during that stretch to keep the Lions in control.
Brose paced BGCA with 13 points, including two triples. Thomas chipped in 11, while Pinkney added 10 and junior Caleb Kunstmann added five.
Sophomore Jackson Hammack added three points from beyond the arc and also blocked three GLCA shots before suffering a season-ending leg injury in the third stanza.
Pinkney and Thomas each had six rebounds to lead the Lions, while junior Brent Boston had five. Hudson also contributed a team-high six thefts, while Boston and Kunstmann were the team’s top assist men with four and three, respectively.
BGCA resumes play on Saturday with a non-conference game at Put-In-Bay High School.
Lakota 44, Gibsonburg 37
GIBSONBURG — In a key Sandusky Bay Conference River Division encounter, Cassidy Fox had 14 points and seven rebounds to lead Lakota to a 44-37 girls cage win over Gibsonburg Tuesday.
The Raiders are 14-2 overall and 9-1 in the River Division.
Carlie Foos had 11 points and three assists and Riley King had seven points and seven rebounds for the Raiders. Jenna Bloomfield scored 12 points and Sam Deininger scored nine for the Golden Bears.
Gibsonburg grabbed a 14-8 first quarter lead and still was on top, 20-19 at halftime and 31-30 entering the final quarter, but Cassidy Foos scored seven fourth quarter points as the Raiders outscored the Bears 14-6 over the final eight minutes.
Kaiya Mompher scored six points, Lexie Moon scored four points and Zoie Widman added two points for the Raiders.
For Gibsonburg, Ellie Stout and Jazmyne Morant scored six points apiece and Sophia Paul and Sophia Simmons added two points each. The Golden Bears fall to 11-6 and 8-4 in the River Division while Lakota
Napoleon sweeps BG bowling
At Al-Mar Lanes Monday, Bowling Green boys bowling coach Kyle Main says the “boys fought hard” in a loss to Napoleon that came down to Baker games.
BG lost the first game by 39 pins and came back to win the second by 82, but Napoleon was able to make up the difference in the Baker games, winning 2,476-2,302
For BG, Aiden Peper led the boys in the first match with a 243 game and Jerrad Main led in the second game with a 219. Main also had a 196 and Peper a 147.
Other bowlers for BG were Miguel Lorenzen (167, 193), Lucas Lilly (158, 192), and Cyrus Higham (143, 191).
Napoleon bowlers were Riley Ehlers (222, 140), Ashton Kiessling (199, 123), Andrew Gallagher (192, 194), Preston Miller (184, 204), and Brennen Babcock (149, 199).
Napoleon Baker scores were 194, 219 and 257, while BG bowled 153, 159, and 141 in the Baker games.
In the girls match, Napoleon downed BG 2,149-1,473.
BG bowlers were Haley Roberts (133, 141), Maya Beagle (128, 124), Ali Murphy (129, 119), Delanie Jarvi (127, 98) and Addison Nickey (70).
Napoleon bowlers were Arianna Kiessling (214), Carlee Hohenbrink (187, 174), Alexa Miller (168), Keigan Schuster (183, 207), Sophia Cohrs (103, 131), and Lily Light (119, 113).
Napoleon Baker games were 172, 168 and 210, while BG scored 89, 76, and 91 in Baker games.