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Monday, February 04, 2013

Boys basketball: Grove stays alive in PCL race
CONTINENTAL -- Columbus Grove cruised to a 15-4 lead by the end of the first quarter and went on to beat Continental 53-40 in a boys Putnam County League game Saturday night.

The win keeps the Bulldogs alive in the Putnam County League. Columbus Grove (11-6, 4-1 PCL) trails Leipsic (14-3, 5-0) by one game.

Will Vorhees led all scorers with 23 points. He was 6 of 6 from the free throw line. The Bulldogs hit 18 of 33 (55 percent) shots from the field in the game.

Tyler Dockery drained four 3-pointers and led Continental (5-11, 0-4) with 14 points.



columbus grove (11-6, 4-1)

Hoffman 2-0--5, Darbyshire 2-2--7, Grothaus 1-1--4, Warnecke 1-0--2, Vorhees 8-6--23, Shaffer 1-3--5, Rieman 3-1--7. TOTALS: 18-33 13-20--53.

continental (5-11, 0-4)

Dockery 5-0--14, Halliwill 1-0--2, Slattman 4-0--8, Rue 4-1--9, Bradford 0-2--2, Schmidt 1-0--2, Mansfield 0-3--3. TOTALS: 15-41 6-12--40.

Columbus Grove 15 17 11 10 -- 53

Continental 4 13 8 15 -- 40

3-Point GOALS: Columbus Grove 4 (Hoffman, Darbyshire, Grothaus & Vorhees 1); Continental 4-19 (Dockery 4).

rebounds: Columbus Grove 24; Continental 15 (Slattman 5).

turnovers: Columbus Grove 17, Continental 16.

junior varsity: Continental, 31-25.



OTTAWA-GLANDORF 74

NAPOLEON 54

NAPOLEON -- Ottawa-Glandorf built a 17-point lead by halftime Saturday night and got scoring from 10 players in coasting to a 74-54 nonconference boys basketball victory over Napoleon.

T.J. Metzger canned seven free throws and led Ottawa-Glandorf (15-2) with 19 points. Michael Rosebrock added 14 points and Alex Westrick finished with 10.

Michael Gilliland had 16 points for Napoleon (5-9) and Blake Dunbar added 14.



WAYNE TRACE 47

KALIDA 44

KALIDA -- Wayne Trace held off a fourth-quarter surge by Kalida and posted a 47-44 win Saturday in nonconference boys basketball action.

Down 33-26 after three quarters, Kalida (5-11) scored 18 fourth-quarter points but the Raiders (14-2) weathered the storm.

Corbin Linder paced the Raiders with 15 points while Dalton Sinn contributed 12 points.

Austin Horstman led Kalida with 19 points and Joe Gerdeman scored 10.



wayne trace (14-2)

Linder 5-1--15, Sinn 4-4--12, Kortokrax 4-2--10, Speice 2-0--5, Gudakunst 1-1--4, McClain 0-1--1. TOTALS: 16-9--44.

kalida (5-11)

Horstman 7-5--19, Gerdeman 5-0--10, Mathew 2-4--9, Kortokrax 2-2--6. TOTALS: 16-11--47.

Wayne Trace 15 4 14 14 -- 47

Kalida 12 10 4 18 -- 44

3-Point GOALS: Wayne Trace 6 (Linder 4, Speice 1, Gudakunst 1); Kalida 1 (Mathew 1).

junior varsity: Kalida, 47-37.



FORT JENNINGS 58

ALLEN EAST 53

FORT JENNINGS -- Fort Jennings' 58-53 come-from-behind win against Allen East on Saturday night snapped the Musketeers' two-game losing streak in a nonconference boys basketball game.

Down by two points entering the final quarter, the Musketeers (4-14) outscored the Mustangs (2-16) 21-12.

Kurt Warnecke was the Musketeers' leader with 16 points, four rebounds and five assists. Josh Wittler added 13 points.

James Richardson scored a double-double with 10 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Clay Plaugher added a team-high 12 points.



ALLEN EAST (2-16)

Quintero 2-0--6, Friesner 2-0--5, Rex 3-4--10, Shuey 5-0--10, Plaugher 4-2--12, Richardson 3-4--10. TOTALS: 19-50 10-13--53.

FORT JENNINGS (4-14)

Von Sossan 1-0--2, Eldridge 1-0--2, Wallenhorst 2-1--6, Wittler 5-2--13, Kehres 5-0--11, Warnecke 5-4--16, Kohli 3-0--6, Stechschulte 0-2--2. TOTALS: 22-48 9-13--58.

Allen East 14 13 14 12 -- 53

Fort Jennings 12 12 13 21 -- 58

3-Point GOALS: Allen East 5 (Quintero & Plaugher 2, Friesner); Fort Jennings 5 (Warnecke 2, Wallenhorst, Wittler & Ricker).

rebounds: Allen East 29 (Richardson 12); Fort Jennings (Warnecke, Stechschulte & Kohli 4).

turnovers: Allen East 7, Fort Jennings 7.

junior varsity: Allen East, 36-27.



Otsego 66

Patrick Henry 36

TONTOGONY -- John Thomas and Jalen Myers combined for 32 points Saturday night and Otsego outscored Patrick Henry 50-19 through the first three quarters en route to a 66-36 boys basektball nonconference victory.

Thomas led Otsego (16-1) with a game-high 18 points while Myers added 14.

A.J. Wagner paced the Patriots (1-14) with 10 points.


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