PERRYSBURG — Perrysburg won a Northern Lakes League boys basketball co-championship by defeating visiting Sylvania Southview, 70-49, Friday.
Austin Shultz scored 23 points and Matt Watkins scored 20 as the Yellow Jackets improve to 17-5 overall and 12-2 in the NLL. Perrysburg shares the title with Anthony Wayne (14-8, 12-2).
Perrysburg took control in the first half, leading 16-8 after one quarter and 37-20 at halftime against Southview, but the Cougars outscored the Yellow Jackets 18-10 in the third quarter to close to within single digits.
The Yellow Jackets outscored the Cougars 23-11 over the final eight minutes as Shultz scored nine points and Watkins and Avery Hunt scored six apiece. Avery Hunt finished with 13 points.
Matt Hubbard scored six points, Gavin Fenneken and Andrew Hunt scored three apiece, and Matt McEwen added two points for Perrysburg.
Schultz made four three-point goals and Watkins hit two triples and the Yellow Jackets were 11-for-14 from the free throw line.
Micah Bays led Southview with a game-high 27 points, Mike Alexander scored 10, Zack Carter and Avery Offenburg scored four apiece, and Joey Zobrist and Max Powers added two points apiece.
Perrysburg opens the Division tournament with a sectional final game against Clay (2-20) next Friday at Genoa High School with tipoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The Yellow Jackets defeated Clay, 78-42, during the regular season.
Anthony Wayne 65, Bowling Green 57
WHITEHOUSE — For Perrysburg to win an outright Northern Lakes League championship, they needed Bowling Green to defeat Anthony Wayne Friday.
The Bobcats were within striking distance of doing just that, but fell short, losing to the Generals, 65-57.
NLL co-champions AW finishes 14-8 overall and 12-2 in the league, while BG ends the regular season 10-12 overall and 7-7 in the league.
AW held a narrow 16-15 lead after one quarter, and the Bobcats were down by just two possessions, 38-32, at the half, and narrowed the gap to one possession, 49-46, after three quarters.
However, AW senior guard Parker Schofield hit two big buckets and the Generals made 8-of-14 free throws down the stretch, holding off the Bobcats to earn the co-title.
BG senior guard Brock Hastings led all scorers with 26 points, making three 3-point field goals in the first quarter and finishing with five triples.
Jabari Conway, a 6-foot-8 senior, scored 13 points, Jake Amspoker scored six, Ahmir Ruffin scored five, Evan Brandt scored four points and Brayden Freyman added three points for the Bobcats.
Schofield and Ayden Schmenk led AW with 19 points each, Hayden Bender scored nine points, Griffin Pike scored eight, Grant Kinnee scored seven, and Max Walton added three points.
BG opens Division I tournament play next Friday at 6 p.m., taking on Sylvania Northview (16-6) at Lakota High School for the right to advance to the district semifinals.
The Bobcats split with the Wildcats during the season, losing 63-62 on Jerry Sigler Court and winning, 63-60, on BG’s court.
Eastwood 53, Woodmore 40
ELMORE — Eastwood senior guard Case Boos scored nine first quarter points, including two three-point goals, and finished with 20 points to lead the Eagles to a 53-40 Northern Buckeye Conference victory over Woodmore Friday.
Boos’ first quarter scoring outburst helped the Eagles take a 20-10 lead after the first eight minutes and Eastwood never trailed after that, even though the Wildcats closed the gap to six, 26-20, at halftime.
Brady Weaver scored 15 for the Eagles, Andrew Badenhop scored nine, Noah Smith scored six points on two triples, Tristan Schuerman scored four points and Andre Lewis added two points.
The Eagles were 11-for-15 from the free throw line and had 11 turnovers. Woodmore was 7-for-8 from the line and committed nine turnovers.
Brady Thatcher led the Wildcats with 19 points, Jack Everett scored eight, Luke Morris scored six, Jon Everett scored four and Liam McCarthy added three points.
Eastwood finishes the regular season 15-7 overall and 10-4 in the league while Woodmore, in its final season in the NBC, closes at 7-15 and 5-9.
Eastwood opens Division III tournament play at 7:30 p.m., taking on Archbold (11-11) at Springfield High School, with the winner advancing to play the Paulding (13-9)-Tinora (9-13) winner on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Eastwood lost to Archbold, 62-59, during the regular season on the Eagles’ court.
Otsego 59, Fostoria 54
TONTOGANY — Jack Simpson scored 17 points, including three 3-point goals, to lead Otsego to a 59-54 Northern Buckeye Conference win over Fostoria Friday.
Both teams conclude the regular season 9-13 overall and 6-8 in the league.
Otsego trailed 12-11 after one quarter, but had a 21-point second quarter, taking a 32-24 halftime lead and the Knights were still up, 43-37, entering the final stanza.
Simpson had a fourth quarter triple, Owen Weaver and Tanner Balusik had key baskets, and the Knights went 9-for-15 at the free throw line down the stretch to pull away.
Weaver finished with 12 points, Owen Atkinson scored 10, Balusik and Kaidyn Hutton scored nine apiece, and Carter Lampe added two points for the Knights, who won despite 20 turnovers.
Machi Johnson led Fostoria with 22 points, including six three-point goals, and Jordan Ferguson scored 18 for the Redmen.
Kristian Carter-Stokes scored five, Ryan O’Neal and Gavin Miller scored three apiece, and Jayceon Tucker added two points for Fostoria, which was 5-for-16 from the free throw line.
Otsego opens Division II tournament action taking on Toledo Rogers (5-16) Wednesday at Bowsher High School in Toledo, with tipoff scheduled for 6 p.m. The winner faces Toledo Central Catholic (18-4) Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Elmwood 54, Lake 47
MILLBURY — Elmwood kept Lake to without a field goal in overtime, winning 54-47 in both team’s final regular season boys basketball game Friday.
Elmwood concludes the regular season 6-16 overall and 2-12 in the Northern Buckeye Conference with both league wins coming over the Flyers. Lake finishes 2-20 and 1-13.
Kade Lentz led Elmwood with 17 points and four assists and Hayden Wickard had a double-double 14 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals to lead the Royals.
Jackson Childress scored eight points, Will Harrison had seven points and five rebounds, Zach May had four points and seven rebounds, and Allen Sterling added two points for Elmwood.
Caleb Tobias led Lake with 13 points, Dylan Wiley scored 12, Myles Lowe scored seven, M Perry scored six and Jack Caughorn added four points.
Elmwood opens the Division III tournament Tuesday against Mt. Blanchard Riverdale (2-20) at 6 p.m. at the Elida Fieldhouse. The winner plays defending state runner-up and state-ranked Ottawa-Glandorf (19-3) Friday for the right to advance to the district semifinals.
Lake opens D-III play against Huron (14-6) Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Monroeville High School with the winner taking on the Bucyrus (6-16)-Northwood (5-16) winner Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Fremont St. Joseph 45, Lakota 41
KANSAS — Lakota boys basketball ends the season 2-20, falling at home to Fremont St. Joseph, 45-41, in Sandusky Bay Conference River Division action Friday.
The Raiders finished 2-14 in the SBC River while St. Joseph finishes 7-15 and 4-12.
The Crimson Streaks had a narrow 15-13 lead after one quarter, 25-22 at halftime, and 34-32 after three quarters but the Raiders could not get over the top in the fourth.
Mitchell Rosser led Lakota with 15 points, including two three-point goals, and Alex Holman had three triples on his way to scoring 13 points.
Colin Zender scored six points, Mitch McDaid scored three, and Jayson Bennington and Carson Hill added two points each for the Raiders, who committed 16 turnovers to St. Joseph’s 12.
Jackson Wright led St. Joseph with 17 points, Clay Stull scored 16, and Brandon Grahl and Grant Pert scored five points apiece.
Lakota opens the Division III tournament Tuesday with a 7:30 p.m. tipoff against Milan Edison (3-19) at Hopewell-Loudon High School. The winner faces Cardinal Stritch (19-3) next Friday at 7:30 p.m.