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Lancers upset Panthers on Homecoming night

By Sean LaFontaine

DHI Correspondent

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MIDDLE POINT - The Linconlview Lancers hosted the Paulding Panthers Friday night in Northwest Conference action. On the night when the Lancers crowned their Homecoming king and queen, the basketball squad pulled out a dramatic 63-50 win over the Panthers.

The two teams played an even first 2 1/2 quarters to begin the game. With the score tied a 36-36 with just under three minutes to play in the third, the Lancers put some breathing room between themselves and the Panthers. Steven Strayer hit a free throw to put Paulding up one but junior point guard Kyle Williams answered with a three. After another Paulding free throw by senior Lance Foor, Williams hit another three at the other end, extending the Linconlview lead to 42-38. Williams and senior Kade Cary each hit a basket to push the Lancer lead to 46-38, which is where the third quarter ended.

The Panthers did not go away easily. Paulding went to a 7-0 to open the fourth quarter, led by Neil Roehrig (5 points) and Foor added the other basket. Just as they did all night, the Lancers got a big basket when they needed one. With the score 46-45 in its favor, Lincolnview hit three consecutive threes, two in a row by Cary and the last by sophomore Justis Dowdy, putting the Lancers up 55-45 with just under four minutes to play. The Panthers tried to make one last comeback by scoring the next five points: Foor hit a free throw, while Julian Salinas added two free throws and a basket; but the Lancers were too much down the stretch. The Lancers held Paulding scoreless the last 2:35 of the game and outscored them 8-0, including hitting on 6-of-8 free throws to help put away the game.

The big key for the Lancers was the hot shooting of Williams. He led all scorers in the game with 26 points, including going 5-of-6 from two and hitting an impressive 5-of-8 behind the arc. Carey and Dowdy both added 14 points. As a team, Lincolnview shot 11-of-23 (47%) from two and a very impressive 9-of-16 (56%) from three. The Lancers also hit on 14-23 (60%) free throws.

The victory improves Linconlview to 8-11 overall and 4-3 in the NWC.

“I thought it was one of the best games we have played all year,” said Lincolnview coach Brett Hammons. “It was a low-scoring game to start but we continued to put pressure on them and got some stops. Kyle, Justis and Kade really stepped up for us on the offensive end. The rest of the guys really played great defense for us tonight. I’m just proud of our guys. I told them before the game, I’ve never doubted their heart. They always play with heart but mentally we had to be in it for all four quarters and I thought we were. They made runs and came back at us but in the end we found a way to get it done and I’m really proud of the kids.”

On the other side, Foor led the way for the Panthers with 14 points, while Roehrig chipped in with 11. The Panthers shot well from 2-point land, hitting on 19-of-39 (48%) shots; however, the Panthers shot 0-9 from behind the arc. They also went 12-of-18 (66%) from the charity stripe.

The loss drops Paulding to 14-5 on the season and 4-3 in the NWC.

Lincolnview visits Spencerville Friday.

Paulding (50) (2FG 3FG FT PTS)

Clemens 1-2 0-0 0-0 2, Roster 1-1 0-0 0-0 2, Foor 4-12 0-1 6-8 14, Salinas 4-9 0-0 2-4 10, Roehrig 5-5 0-0 1-2 11, Harder 2-3 0-0 0-0 4, Strayer 1-2 0-0 3-4 5, Schroeder 1-1 0-0 0-0 2.

Lincolnview (63)

Leeth 1-2 0-0 1-2 3, Carey 1-3 3-6 3-6 14, Williams 5-6 5-8 1-3 26, Miller 0-1 0-0 3-4 3, Dowdy 4-8 1-2 3-4 14, McCleery 0-1 0-0 2-2 2, Ludwid 0-2 0-0 1-2 1

Score by Quarters:

Paulding 10 14 14 12 - 50

Lincolnview 10 15 21 17 - 63


Kalida 61, Miller City 60

KALIDA — Kalida rallied in the second half Friday night to defeat Miller City 61-60 in Putnam County League action.

Kalida is 4-2 in the PCL and 6-11 overall, while Miller City dropped to 4-2 in the league and 14-5 overall.

Miller City had a 37-26 halftime lead after jumping out to a 22-14 first-quarter lead at Kalida. Kalida began its comeback with a 17-13 third-quarter scoring advantage before the home Wildcats outscored Miller City 18-10 in the fourth quarter to post the win.

Adam Langhals led four Kalida players in double digits with 16 points. Cody Mathew added 14 points, Austin Horstman had 13 points and Devin Kortokrax finished with 10 points.

Adam Niese had 17 points for Miller City and Austin Lammers finished with 11 points.

Kalida won the junior varsity game 38-20.

Kalida visits Ayersville tonight.

Miller City 22- 7- 60: Russell Niese 3-0-7; Cory Heuerman 2-0-5; Adam Drummelsmith 1-1-4; Adam Niese 6-2-17; Ross Kaufman 4-0-9; Austin Lammers 3-2-11; Ross Vennekotter 3-1-7.

Kalida 23- 3- 61: Adam Langhals 6-0-16; Devin Kortokrax 4-0-10; Cody Mathew 4-2-14; Austin Horstman 6-1-13; Randy Zeller 3-0-8.

Score by Quarters:

Miller City 22 15 13 10 - 60

Kalida 14 12 17 18 - 61

Three-point goals: Miller City 10 (Lammers 3, A. Niese 3, R. Niese, Heuerman, Drummelsmith, Kaufman), Kalida 12 (Langhals 4, Mathew 4, Kortokrax 2, Zeller 2).

Junior Varsity: Kalida 38-20.


Grove wins Bulldog battle

By Cort Reynolds

Ada Herald writer

COLUMBUS GROVE – Host Columbus Grove raced to a 10-2 lead and cruised to a 57-34 victory over Ada in a boys Northwest Conference contest Friday


The Bulldogs of Ada dropped to 5-12 and 1-6 in the NWC with their fifth straight defeat, while the Grove Bulldogs improved to 12-6 and 5-2 in league play.

Junior Spencer Archer led Ada with 11 points, nine of which came in the first half.

Grove 6-6 junior Will Vorhees topped all scorers with 15 points.

Grove led 14-7 after one period on the strength of three 3-point field goals. A left-handed shot by Vorhees inside put CG up by nine before Archer canned a triple from the top of the key to cut the deficit to 16-10 early in the second stanza. Derek Rieman then scored two baskets and Chase Darbyshire added a field goal to rebuild the host Bulldog lead to a dozen with 5:30 left in the half.

Two Archer foul shots were answered by a traditional 3-point play inside by Vorhees. An inside basket and a jumper from the right elbow by Archer got Ada within 29-16 at the halftime break.

A putback by the 6-4 Rieman opened the second half. Freshman playmaker Brayden Sautter buried a right-wing trey and two Archer foul shots kept Ada within 33-21 with 6:14 left in the third period. Senior Mason Acheson nailed a trey and a pair from the charity stripe as the visitors stayed in striking distance. After two Vorhees foul shots,

Gabe Sutton drained a 3-pointer with just under a minute left to slice the deficit to 39-29. Grove powered inside for another short shot and a 12-point margin heading

to the final quarter.

CG then extended its run to 9-0 by scoring the first seven points of the fourth period. Austin Dumbaugh tallied an old-fashioned 3-point play to make it 48-32. Vorhees and Acheson traded post-up baskets but Grove ran off the last seven points of the night as Darbyshire converted four straight foul shots to provide the final margin of 23.

Darbyshire contributed 14 points to support Vorhees.

Ada plays at non-league county rival Hardin Northern today.

Grove hosts Crestview Friday.


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