Prep Roundup: Dimick, Lehr lead Knights past Bulldogs

OREGON — Sophie Dimick and Samantha Lehr scored 14 points apiece as Otsego defeated Rossford, 48-39, in a sectional tournament game at Clay High School’s Harold Potter Field House Thursday.

Otsego split with Rossford during the season, losing 40-34 on the Knights’ floor but downing the Bulldogs at George Wolfe Field House, 57-40, in their second meeting.

Otsego, 4-19, advances to take on Toledo Rogers this Saturday at 6 p.m. at Clay for the right to advance to the district semifinals.

Rossford, which was led by Scarlett Williams’ 28 points, bows out at 4-19, but both the Knights and Bulldogs have a strong contingent of starters returning next year.

For the Knights Thursday, Jocelyn Cornell scored seven points, Lauren Hillesheim scored six, Morgen Hillesheim scored five points, and Savannah Villarreal scored two points.

Haley Hogan and Madison Kutscher scored four points apiece and Nicole Grix added three points for the Bulldogs.

Lake 55, Toledo Scott 40

OREGON — Lake got three players into double figures during a 55-40 Division II girls basketball sectional tournament victory over Scott Thursday at Clay High School’s Harold Potter Field House.

Elise Staczek hit two three-point goals and scored 16 points, Sydney Stanley scored 14, and Jessie Materni added 10 points as the Flyers led the entire game.

Lake opened a 12-6 first quarter lead, expanded the lead to 11, 30-19, at halftime, and were up 38-33 entering the final stanza. The Flyers had 13 turnovers and forced the Bulldogs into 22 miscues.

Kaydence Eckenrode scored eight points, Kyleigh Christ scored four points and Elena Longoria added three points for the Flyers.

Scott’s Jade Latson led all scorers with 21 points, Briyona Mitchell scored seven, Elizabeth Freeman and Taniah Tucker scored four apiece, Avalon Butler scored three points and Torriona Johnson added one point.

Lake, 10-13, advances to take on Wauseon this Saturday at Clay, tipoff at 7:30 p.m., for the right to advance to the district semifinals.

Bluffton 70, Elmwood 40

BLOOMDALE — Bluffton opened a 22-6 first quarter lead and cruised to a 70-40 non-league boys basketball victory over Elmwood Thursday.

The Pirates, out of the Northwest Conference, finish the regular season 14-8 while Elmwood falls to 5-16.

Bluffton had four players reach double figures — John-Paul Yoder scored 15, Carson Soper scored 14, Landon Worcestor scored 13 and Terron Boblitt scored 10.

The Pirates connected on 11 three-point shots, including three apiece by Soper and Marek Donaldson and two apiece by Boblitt and Worcestor.

Kade Lentz led Elmwood with 16 points, four rebounds and four assists, Hayden Wickard had eight points, eight rebounds and five assists, and Allen Sterling scored five points

State wrestling tickets

COLUMBUS – All-session tickets for the upcoming Ohio High School Athletic Association state wrestling tournaments hosted at the Schottenstein Center March 10-12 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus are now on sale at Ticketmaster.

All tickets are digital and must be purchased online in advance through Ticketmaster or at the Schottenstein Center ticket office.

The state tournament is March 10-12 (Friday through Sunday) and will crown boys state champions for the 86th time and girls state champions for the first time.

OHSAA member schools received ordering information in January to purchase tickets in advance of the public all-session sale.

All-session tickets in the lower bowl of the Schottenstein Center are $75 each plus applicable service fees. All-session tickets in the upper bowl are $55 plus applicable service fees.

Single-session tickets go on sale Monday, March 6. Single-session tickets are $18 in the lower bowl and $15 in the upper bowl plus applicable service fees.

“We are very excited to be at the Schottenstein Center for the wrestling state tournament,” said Doug Ute, OHSAA Executive Director.

“The Schott is the perfect venue to host this large state tournament. The size of the arena floor allows us to start with 10 mats and the auxiliary gymnasium is perfect for the wrestlers to warm up.

“We appreciate how the staff of the Schott and the tournament staff really embrace this tournament and make it a special experience for the state tournament qualifiers.”