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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:16 PM


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ELIDA — The boys showed their stuff for the last time before the local crowd Tuesday night as the District 8 Boys All-Star Roundball Games took center stage on the Union Bank Court of the Elida Fieldhouse Tuesday night.

The Division IV game featured something that to anyone’s recollection had never happened in the 40th annual game: overtime.

The West All-Stars outscored the East 14-8 in the extra there minutes to post a 135-129 victory.


In the earlier Division I-II-III battle, the East overwhelmed their counterparts 150-97.

It was bombs-away, high-flying, no-defense-playing and up-tempo to say the least — and that was in warmups.

In the small-school clash, the teams combined for 253 shots, including 147 3-pointers. That also made for plenty of rebounds as the East outboarded the West 80-64 (23-14 offensive).

Players that likely had not attempted a 3 all year long — or not many — got their chance to show the appreciative crowd their skills one last time before heading off to college, either to play some sports or simply be a student.

The West (who hit 54-of-129 for the game, 27-of-71 overall, for 41.9 percent) put seven players in doubles digits: Division IV State champion Crestview players Damian Helm (4 treys; 10 boards, 3 steals) and Cam Etzler (2 triples; 7 rebounds) with 22 each; Fort Recovery’s Elijah Kahlig (6 triples; 7 boards) with 20, 18 by fellow Knight Tyson Bolenbaugh (4 bombs; 11 rebounds), 15 by Ottoville senior Luke Schimmoeller (3 treys; 15 caroms, 3 steals), 14 from Spencerville senior Ben Bowers (2 3s) and 10 by Leipsic’s Zach Kuhlman.

St. John’s senior Ryan Koester notched eight points (2 treys), while Lincolnview Kyle Williams was unable to play due to injury.

The East (who counted 56-of-124 shots, 16-of-66 beyond the arc, for 45.2 percent), was led by 36 points and 10 caroms by Columbus Grove’s Will Vorhees (5 bombs), along 28 from Upper Scioto Valley’s Dustin Hunsicker (4 rainbows) and 16 each by Perry’s Bruce Hodges (13 rebounds, 5 assists) and Pandora-Gilboa’s Jared Tousley (17 caroms).

As the game wore on, the tempo became more free-wheeling and less intense until down the stretch, when the game looked like it might be headed to overtime. Minster’s Brandon Hoying gave the West a lead on his 3-ball with seven seconds left but Hodges forced overtime on his triple that beat the horn.

In OT, Etzler’s bombs gave the Westerners the lead for good.

In the opener, there wasn’t much of a game as the East’s Martyce Kimbrough (Lima Central Catholic) scored 14 of his 32 markers (8 bombs) in the first five minutes to stake them to an early 25-3 edge. From there, the East (who were a torrid 60-of-112 from the floor, 28-of-60 on treys, for 53.5 percent) dominated.

Bath senior Tarren Sullivan added 32 markers (5 trios; 13 boards, 3 assists), while Elida’s Louis Gray added 20 (3 bombs; 3 steals) and Findlay’s Adam Twining (2 treys) and Liberty-Benton’s Adam Cytlak (4 bombs; 7 assists, 8 caroms) added 18 each.

The West (who canned 31-of-97 shots, 11-of-41 downtown, for 31.9 percent) — with only eight players due to injury — were topped by 28 from Ottawa-Glandorf’s Alex Schroeder (6 triples; 4 assists), 20 by Coldwater’s Brandon Wolters (6 boards), 17 from Parkway’s Brant Barna (8 caroms), 13 from Shawnee senior Trey Brock (7 rebounds) and 12 from Celina’s Mason Ross. Defiance’s Emilio Pearson grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds.

Van Wert’s Matt Bidlack scored a triple and added six rebounds for the West as they were outboarded 57-50 (16-13 offensive).


WEST (135)

2-pt. 3-pt. FT Pts.

Damian Helm 5-4-0-22, Cam Etzler 8-2-0-22, Tyson Bolenbaugh 3-4-0-18, Elijah Kahlig 1-6-0-20, Zach Kuhlman 2-2-0-10, Ryan Koester 1-2-0-8, Luke Schimmoeller 3-3-0-15, Brandon Hoying 0-2-0-6, Ben Bowers 4-2-0-14. Totals 27-27-0-135.

EAST (129)

2-pt. 3-pt. FT Pts.

Nick Hagerty 1-1-0-5, Austin Howard 3-1-0-9, Dylan Hunsicker 8-4-0-28, Chris Weyant 0-1-0-3, Bruce Hodges 5-2-0-16, Jared Tousley 8-0-0-16, Seth Schmenk 3-1-0-9, Will Vorhees 10-5-1-36, Austin Dumbaugh 2-1-0-7. Totals 40-16-1-129.

Score by Halves:

West 50 71 (14) - 135

East 61 60 (8) - 129



WEST (97)

2-pt. 3-pt. FT Pts.

Mason Ross 4-1-1-12, Alex Schroeder 5-6-0-28, Tyler Schwieterman 0-0-0-0, Trey Brock 6-0-1-13, Matt Bidlack 0-1-0-3, Emilio Pearson 2-0-0-4, Brandon Wolters 7-2-0-20, Brant Barna 7-1-0-17. Totals 31-11-2-97.


2-pt. 3-pt. FT Pts.

Brady Allen 0-3-0-9, Martyce Kimbrough 4-8-0-32, Ryan Geise 1-1-0-5, John Darnall 2-1-0-7, Louis Gray 5-3-1-20, Adam Twining 6-2-0-18, Adam Cytlak 3-4-0-18, Tarren Sullivan 8-5-1-32, Colin Gossard 1-0-0-2, Austin Gutting 2-1-0-7. Totals 32-28-2-150.

Score by Halves:

West 36 61 - 97

East 80 70 - 150

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