Prep Roundup: Jabari Conway scores 20 to lead Bobcats

MAUMEE — Bowling Green 6-foot-8 senior Jabari Conway scored 20 points to lead the Bobcats to a 49-38 victory over Maumee Tuesday in Northern Lakes League action.

Conway, who announced during BG’s Senior Day that he will attend Bowling Green State University and study aviation, scored in every quarter, including six two-point field goals, one three-point goal and he was 5-for-6 from the free throw line.

BG led 11-9 after one quarter, but trailed to the Panthers, 25-17, at halftime, and BG was still down, 34-28, entering the final stanza.

But Conway scored seven fourth quarter points and Ahmir Ruffin scored nine, plus Reece Rath hit a key shot and the Bobcats 7-for-7 from the stripe down the stretch, going on a 21-4 run to close the game.

Ruffin finished with 12 points, Evan Brandt scored seven, Brock Hastings scored six and Rath and Jake Amspoker added two points apiece for BG.

BG is 10-11 overall and 7-6 in the league heading into its final game against co-leader Anthony Wayne. Maumee is 8-13 and 0-13 in the NLL.

Jaden Walker led Maumee with 11 points, Ayden McCarthy scored seven, Kyle Arndt and Caleb Brown scored six apiece, and Jayvon Hutchinson scored four points and Austin Hamilton and Jackson Kain added two points apiece.

Fostoria 61, Elmwood 40

Elmwood opened a 14-5 first quarter lead over Northern Buckeye Conference foe Fostoria Monday, but the Redmen battled back to take a 61-40 victory.

The Redmen led by just one, 25-24, at the half, and then outscored the Royals, 36-16, in the second half.

Hayden Wickard led Elmwood with 15 points, Kade Lentz scored 12, Allen Sterling scored five, and Landry Seedorf, Zachery May, and Jackson Childress added two points each.

Jayceon Tucker scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Redmen, Machi Johnson scored 19, Jordan Ferguson scored six points, and Kristian Carter-Stokes scored five points.

Ryan O’Neal and Cayden Miller scored three apiece, Aidan Sprang and Gavin Miller scored two points apiece, and Jason Harpster added one point for the Redmen.

Fostoria is 9-12 overall and 6-7 in the NBC, while Elmwood slipped to 5-15 and 1-12.

Northwood 61, Lakota 30

KANSAS — Northwood got three players into double figures en route to defeating Lakota, 61-30, in non-league boys basketball Tuesday.

Kaden Cluckey scored 15 points, Ethan Clair scored 14, and Brandon Clair scored 10 points to lead the Rangers, who improve to 5-15.

Northwood had nine three-point goals, including three by Ethan Clair and two each from Cluckey, Thomas McCrory and Brandon Didion. Didion scored eight points and McCrory scored six points.

Lakota led 16-12 after the first quarter, but the Rangers went on a 17-2 run and led 29-18 at halftime. In the second half, Northwood outscored Lakota 32-12.

Adam Schroeder scored four points and Tyler Brown and C.J. Simmons scored two points apiece to round out the Rangers’ scoring.

Drew Matz led Lakota with nine points, Collin Zender scored seven, Alex Holman scored four, Mitchell Reinhart and Zane Frey-Quick scored three apiece, and Jacob Stuller and Avery Shilling added two points apiece.

The Raiders had 16 turnovers to Northwood’s nine. Lakota falls to 2-19.

Grand Lake Christian 58, Bowling Green Christian 45

The Bowling Green Christian boys basketball team concluded the regular season with a 58-45 setback to Grand Lake Christian Saturday at the Delores A. Black Gymnasium inside the Bowling Green Community Center.

BG enters the Independent Christian Schools of Ohio state tournament with a 14-8 overall record.

The Lions finished second in the conference’s West Division with a mark of 6-3. GLCA (Celina, Ohio) improved to 12-13 overall and ended league play at 5-5 (third in the West).

BGCA jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead against GLCA on consecutive three-point shots by junior Hudson Thomas, but GLCA rallied for the game’s next seven points to take a 7-6 advantage at the 3:40 mark of the first frame.

The Lions regained the upper hand on junior Caleb Kunstmann’s coast-to-coast score eight seconds later, but BG would never lead again after the Eagles tied the score at 8-8. GLCA produced the final five points of the opening stanza to lead,12-8, at the horn.

The Lions came back to tie the game at 14 on another trey by Thomas, 1:45 into the second, but the Eagles closed the half on a 15-4 run to take a 29-18 lead into the break.

GLCA led by as many as 16 late in the third before settling for a 45-31 cushion after three quarters of action.

BGCA fell behind by 17 in the fourth before cutting the lead to 11 with 1:10 left on a hoop by senior Bryce Oberlander and then again with 54.1 seconds left on a basket by Kunstmann, but the Lions would get no closer.

GLCA’s Jacob Kaiser had a game-high 20 points, while teammate Cole Krogman chipped in 18, including four 3-point goals.

BGCA was paced by Thomas’ 15 points. Kunstmann added 12, while junior Jaydin Pinkney had seven.

Oberlander, who was honored in a pre-game ceremony as the team’s lone senior, finished with four as did junior Brent Boston. Freshman Trent Thompson rounded out the scoring for BG with three.

Pinkney had a team-best 13 boards (7 offensive) for the Lions, while Thomas hauled down six and Boston had four.

Boston was the club’s assist and steal leader with four each. Hudson had three steals while Kunstmann and Oberlander had two apiece. Pinkney blocked one shot.

BGCA’s next action will be Thursday, Feb. 23 when it plays in the conference quarterfinals in Mt. Gilead, Ohio, against the winner of the Kingsway Christian/Clyde Harvest Temple game set for Friday (Feb. 17).