Prep Roundup: Despite Hastings’ 35, Bobcats fall in OT


Visiting Napoleon outscored Bowling Green, 16-11, in overtime, including making 7-of-9 free throws, to defeat the Bobcats, 79-74, Tuesday in a Northern Lakes League tilt.

Brock Hasting scored 35 to lead BG, including making six three-point shots and going 11-for-14 from the free throw line.

Jabari Conway and Jake Amspoker scored 16 points each, Evan Brandt scored five points and Reece Rath added two points for the Bobcats. Amspoiker had four three-point goals and BG had 11 triples as a team.

BG led 52-44 entering the final quarter, but the Wildcats outscored the Bobcats 19-11 over the final eight minutes of regulation to force overtime at 63-63.

BG was 7-for-8 from the line in overtime, but a three-pointer by Andrew Williams and Caden Kruse hit two field goals each, including a three-pointer by Williams, to make the difference.

Of the six players who scored for Napoleon, five got into double figures. Blake Wolf hit six three-point shots and scored 21 points to lead the Wildcats.

Trey Rubinstein scored 14 and Williams, Kruse and Kellen Ressler scored 12 points each. Rossler and Williams had two triples each as the Wildcats made 10 shots from beyond the arc. Caleb Stoner scored eight for the Wildcats.

The game saw 46 free throws shot with the Bobcats making 21-of-30 and the Wildcats making 13-of-16.

Napoleon evens its overall record to 8-8 and is 3-6 in the NLL while the Bobcats drop their fifth straight, falling to 6-10 and 3-6.

Rossford 58, Eastwood 30

PEMBERVILLE — Rossford took a 36-13 halftime lead on its way to a 58-30 victory over Eastwood in Northern Buckeye Conference action Tuesday.

Rossford senior Garette Murphree was 6-for-13 from the arc, scoring 20 points, to lead the Bulldogs. Senior Jake Morrison had a double-double 14 points, 18 rebounds, and two assists for Rossford.

Another senior, Derek Vorst, had eight points as eight points, 12 rebounds, four assists and blocked seven shots.

The taller Bulldogs dominated off the glass, taking a 44-17 commanding rebounding advantage, including 18 offensive rebounds. The 6-foot-4 Morrison had nine offensive rebounds and the 6-10 Vorst had four.

Rossford shot 41% (23-for-56) from the field, including 7-for-22 (32%) from downtown and made five of six free throws. The Bulldogs had nine turnovers, Eastwood had just five.

Brenden Revels had eight points, seven rebounds, and two assists, Brandon Swope scored six points, and Wes Ellison added two points for the Bulldogs.

Rossford led at one time, 58-23, generating a running clock, but Eastwood scored the final seven points of the game.

Rossford, 15-4 overall maintains sole possession of first place in the NBC at 11-0. Eastwood drops to 11-6 and 7-4.

Case Boos and Brady Weaver led the Eagles with six points each, Andrew Badenhop had five points and four rebounds, and Ian Sibbersen scored four points.

Noah Smith scored three points, Tristan Schuerman and Dayquan Oliver scored two apiece, and Caleb Souder and Kadyn Donnell scored one point each for the Eagles.

Eastwood was 12-for-46 (26%) from the field, 4-for-25 (16%) from the arc, and made two of four free throws.

Otsego 62, Lake 47

MILLBURY — Lake led 13-9 after one quarter but Otsego took a 27-20 halftime lead and the Knights continued building on their way to a 62-47 Northern Buckeye Conference boys basketball win Tuesday.

Owen Weaver connected on four three-point shots and led the Knights with 20 points and Jack Simpson scored 14. Caleb Tobias led Lake with 12 points.

The Knights are 7-9 overall and 5-6 in the league, while the Flyers drop to 1-16 and they are winless in 11 conference games.

Cohen Feehan and Carter Lampe scored eight points each, Tanner Balusik scored six, Kaidyn Hutton scored four and Drew Gase added two points for the Knights.

Carter Belhmer scored nine points, Preston Snyder scored eight, Mattthew Perry scored six, Brandon Darr and Myles Lowe scored five apiece, and Dylan Wiley added two points for the Flyers.

Genoa 50, Elmwood 33

BLOOMDALE — Genoa 6-foot-7 freshman Walter Plantz scored 19 points to lead Genoa to a 50-33 Northern Buckeye Conference victory over Elmwood Tuesday.

Genoa improves to 13-4 overall and 10-1 in the NBC, good enough for second place, one game behind Rossford (15-4, 11-0). The Comets and Bulldogs meet again on Friday, February 17, at Rossford’s George Wolfe Field House.

Elmwood, which falls to 3-12 and 1-9, got 13 points and six rebounds from Kade Lentz.

Hayden Wickard had four points, five rebounds, and three assists, and Will Harrison, Andrew Traxler, Jackson Childress and Zach May contributed four points each for the Royals.

Reverse raffle

MOLINE — The Eastwood Athletic Booster Club is holding its reverse raffle fundraiser on April 22 at Glass City Boardwalk in Moline.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 6 p.m. Cost is $100 for a ticket and dinner, or $35 for dinner only. Ticket includes full meal, soft drinks, beer and wine. The grand prize is $10,000.

Email [email protected], call Mick Foster at 419-348-4934, or contact any Eastwood coach.

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