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Vikings secure PCL title

FORT JENNINGS — Leipsic was not in a sharing mood Friday night, securing the outright Putnam County League boys basketball title with a convincing 78-52 triumph over host Fort Jennings inside The Fort.

Brown led the Vikings (18-4, 7-0 PCL) with a double-double: 26 markers and 10 boards. Z. Kuhlman added 15 points and three assists. Leipsic canned 28-64 from the floor (6-20 3-pointers) and 16-20 at the line. They collected 37 boards and 10 turnovers.

Fort Jennings (6-16, 2-5) received 14 from senior Brandon Kohli, 13 by junior Connor Wallenhorst and 10 from classmate Nick Von Sossan. The Musketeers canned 16-47 shots (4-14 beyond the arc) and 16-26 singles. They added 30 boards and 18 errors. Kohli added nine boards and three dimes.

Jennings opens Division IV tourney play versus St. John’s 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at Van Wert.

LEIPSIC (78)

Mangas 1-0-1-3, Haselman 0-0-0-0, Steffan 2-0-4-8, Brown 11-0-4-26, Barrara 2-0-2-6, Bennett 0-0-0-0, M. Kuhlman 0-0-0-0, Z. Kuhlman 1-3-4-15, A. Schroeder 3-1-0-9, Gerten 1-2-1-9, Gerdeman 1-0-0-2, C. Schroeder 0-0-0-0. Totals 22-6-16-78.

FORT JENNINGS (52)

Nick Von Sossan 0-2-4-10, Dylan Eldridge 0-0-0-0, Connor Wallenhorst 4-0-5-13, Josh Wittler 1-0-0-2, Austin Kehres 0-1-0-3, Nathan German 0-0-0-0, Kurt Warnecke 1-1-1-6, Brandon Kohli 5-0-4-14, Drew Stechschulte 1-0-2-4. Totals 12-4-16-52.

Score by Quarters:

Leipsic 25 24 19 10 - 78

Ft. Jennings 13 15 13 11 - 52

JV score: 34-29 (Leipsic).

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Lancers bomb out Mustangs

By NICK JOHNSON

DHI Correspondent

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MIDDLE POINT — The Lincolnview Lancers welcomed the Allen East Mustangs to Lincolnview High School on Friday night for Northwest Conference boys basketball action.

The Lancers used hot 3-point shooting to jump out to an early lead and never looked back en route to a 70-45 victory.

In the first half, it seemed like the Lancers couldn’t miss from behind the arc. Lincolnview got a 3-point play from Justis Dowdy to take an early 3-1 lead. The Mustangs countered quickly with baskets from Tanner Richardson and Marcos Qunitero to take the lead 5-3. The Lancers then knocked down four 3-pointers: two from Kyle Williams, one from Kade Carey and the final one from Mark Evans; to make the first-period score 19-8, Lancers. Allen East got two foul shots from Matt Shuey to cut the Lincolnview lead to 19-10 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second period, the Lancers got 3-pointers from Evans and Williams and a layup from Carey for a 27-10 lead. The Mustangs got four straight points from Clay Plaugher to chip away at the deficit but Carey knocked down another 3-pointer and Evans added two more as the Lancers built the lead to 40-19 in the second stanza. Allen East got two points from Shuey and two points from Tyler Friesner to make the score going into the half 40-23, Lincolnview.

The Mustangs got their first nine points of the second half from Richardson but it was not enough as the Lancers countered with eight points from Carey to extend their edge to 56-34 at the end of the third period.

Allen East got back-to-back layups from Shuey to cut the Lancer lead to 61-40 but Dowdy drained a 3-pointer to push the Lincolnview lead back up to 24 points.

Carey led the Lancers with a game-high 22. Evans added 14, Williams 13 and Dowdy 12.

“I thought Allen East would be ready coming into the game. They have played a lot of close games,” Lancer coach Brett Hammons explained. “I thought our kids came out and played hard. We can go over Xs and Os all day but we need to come out and make shots. The way we came out and made shots helped us the whole game. I told the guys it was our five seniors’ last game here and it was good to get them out on the floor and let them end their career at home with a win.”

Richardson led Allen East with 13 points, Plaugher added 12 points and Shuey had 11.

Lincolnview improved its record to 9-13 overall (5-4 in the NWC). The Mustangs finished the season with a 3-17 record (0-9 NWC).

The Lancers open Division IV sectional play 8 p.m. Tuesday at Van Wert versus Lima Temple Christian.

Allen East (FG, FT, 3PT)

Marcus Qunitero 1-1 0-0 0-3 2, Tyler Friesner 0-2 2-5 0-1 2, Travis Wireman 0-0 0-0 0-1 0, Logan Rex 2-3 0-0 0-0 4, Matt Shuey 4-9 3-5 0-1 11, Tanner Stippich 0-0 1-2 0-1 1, Bryden Davis 0-1 0-0 0-0 0, Clay Plaugher 1-2 4-4 2-5 12, Jacob Sherrick 0-1 0-2 0-1 0, Tanner Richardson 6-12 1-3 0-0 13, Totals: 14-31, 11-21, 2-13, 45.

Lincolnview (FG, FT, 3PT)

Nick Leeth 1-5 2-2 0-0 4, Kade Carey 8-12 0-1 2-5 22, Angelo Katalenas 0-0 1-3 0-0 1, Kyle Williams 2-3 0-0 3-7 13, Mark Evans 0-2 2-2 4-6 14, Justis Dowdy 2-3 2-3 2-3 12, Conner McCleery 2-4 0-2 0-0 4, Eli Farmer 0-0 0-0 0-1 0, Brooks Ludwig 0-1 0-0 0-0 0, Totals: 15-30, 7-13, 11-21, 70

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Kalida 69, Fairview 39

KALIDA — Kalida closed out the regular season Friday night with a 69-39 non-league win over Fairview.

The Wildcats had a 15-12 lead after the opening quarter before using a 24-9 run in the second quarter for a 39-21 halftime lead.

Cody Mathew drained five 3-pointers for Kalida as he finished with 21 points. Devin Kortokrax and Austin Horstman both had 12 points for the Wildcats. Kalida finished the game with 12 three-pointers.

D. Smith and R. Graziani both had 11 points for the Apaches.

Kalida won the junior varsity game 57-21.

The Wildcats open Division IV sectional play 6:15 p.m. Tuesday versus Ayersville at Paulding.

Fairview 15- 4- 39: R. Graziani 4-0-11; J. Macsay 2-2-8; J. Zeedyk 2-0-4; T. Layman 2-1-5; D. Smith 5-1-11.

Kalida 26- 5- 69: Adam Langhals 1-0-3; Devin Kortokrax 5-0-12; Cody Mathew 8-0-21; Joe Gerdeman 8-0-21; Austin Horstman 5-2-12; Randy Zeller 2-2-8; Cole Miller 0-1-1; Logan Roebke 1-0-3; Austin Swift 1-0-3; Trent Gerding 2-0-4.

Score by Quarters:

Fairview 12 9 9 9 - 29

Kalida 15 24 16 14 - 69

Three-point goals: Fairview 5 (Graziani 3, J. Macsay 2); Kalida 12 (Mathew 5, Zeller 2, Kortokrax 2, Langhals, Roebke, Swift).

Junior Varsity: Kalida 57-21.

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Titans survive vs. Cougs

By BRIAN BASSETT

DHI Correspondent

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VAN WERT - When hosting Division III No. 6 Ottawa-Glandorf Friday evening at the Cougars’ Den, Van Wert elected to slow the tempo way down.

The plan worked for a majority of the game but the Titans converted 4-of-4 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 44-28 win.

The Cougars (11-11, 3-6) came out eating plenty of clock in their offensive sets to try to slow the game down. O-G (19-3, 7-2) only took 31 shots on the night and Van Wert put up 34.

Van Wert coach Dave Froelich agreed that the style is atypical of the Cougars but with 1:13 to play in the third quarter, Van Wert trailed by only two.

The Cougars shot 11-of-33 from the field (33 percent) and only 1-of-7 from 3-point range.

The glaring stat was that senior forward A.J. Smith, Van Wert’s top scorer who averages 15.4 points per game, scored only one point on the night, on 0-of-6 shooting.

Sophomore guard Connor Holliday, who had a team-high 11 points, picked up some of the slack, scoring seven first-half points for Van Wert to keep the Cougars close.

In that same span, sophomore forward Noah Bramlage had five points to top O-G, which held a 20-19 lead that the break.

Bramlage topped the Titans with 10 points and eight rebounds. Bramlage’s most important basket of the game came with time expiring in the third period, when he nailed a three to extend a 2-point O-G lead to five after three quarters.

The Titans took advantage by not missing a shot in the final frame. Meanwhile, Van Wert went 1-of-7 from the floor and 0-of-2 from the foul line.

The Titans shot 15-of-31 from the field (48%) including a 6-of-9 (67%) clip from long range.

Bramlage was the only Titan in double figures, though eight O-G players scored.

Senior guard Caleb Siefker and senior forward Michael Rosebrock each added eight. Senior guard T.J. Metzger added five points while battling foul trouble much of the night.

The Cougars turn around to open tournament play Wednesday when they play WBL co-champion Elida at Lima Senior.

OTTAWA-GLANDORF (2pt. 3pt. FT Pts.)

Metzger 0-1 1-1 2-2 5, Bramlage 3-8 1-1 1-2 10, Siefker 1-1 2-4 0-0 8, Rosebrock 3-8 0-0 2-2 8, Leopold 0-1 0-0 0-0 0, Kaufman 1-2 0-1 3-4 5, Westrick 1-1 0-0 0-0 2, Von Sossan 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Beckman 0-0 1-1 0-0 3, Schroeder 0-0 1-1 0-0 3.

VAN WERT

Markward 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 0-5 0-1 1-2 1, Stoller 0-0 0-1 0-0 0, Hurless 2-7 0-1 2-4 6, K. Keber 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Bidlack 3-5 0-1 0-0 6, Holliday 3-6 1-4 2-3 11, Wolford 2-3 0-0 0-0 4.

Score by Quarters:

Ottawa-Glandorf 11 9 11 13 - 44

Van Wert 8 11 7 2 - 28

 

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