Carey gets early scare, but stays perfect in MAL
NORTH BALTIMORE - North Baltimore ended the first quarter clinging to a 14-12 lead Thursday over Midland Athletic League leader Carey.
It didn't last.
The Blue Devils roared off 47-16 over the next two periods to erase any North Baltimore hopes of saddling them with their first league loss. Carey rolled to a 78-41 win.
Logan Johnson scored 15 points for Carey (17-1, 8-0 MAL), and Shelby Kin and Sydney Wentling each tossed in 11. Abby Hall and Hannah Draper both chipped in eight points.
Ali Rymer backed them with six rebounds and Draper dished six assists.
Olivia Frost's 21 points sparked the Tigers (7-12, 2-7), and Kiah Powell scored 11.
Troike, SW too tall an order for Tigers
ATTICA - Seneca East rallied after the first quarter, but the Tigers came up short. By then they were used to it.
St. Wendelin 6-foot-3 post Kamryn Troike turned in her third single-game school scoring record this year as the Mohawks held on for a 55-50 Midland Athletic League win.
Troike topped everyone with a huge double-double of 34 points and 25 rebounds. She also swatted three shots and played all 32 minutes.
It appeared early on St. Wendelin (15-4, 5-3 MAL) would not need that kind of output as the Mohawks jumped out to a 15-2 lead at the first stop and entered halftime up 27-12.
The Tigers (8-11, 2-7) countered in the third period to cut the gap to 34-27, but St. Wendelin held on from there.
Allie Rutter backed Troike with nine points and four assists, Makenzie McAfee had seven points and five assists and Taylor Williams, who also never left the court for the Mohawks, dished three assists.
The Tigers got 24 points and seven steals from Seina Adachi and 11 points from Brittany Brookes.
Hannah Hahler and Kirsten Camp each hauled in seven of Seneca East's 29 rebounds, with Camp adding four assists.
Chieftains break free from St. Joe in second half
FREMONT - Hopewell-Loudon slowly pulled away in the second half and nearly got a double-double from Brooke Arbogast in Thursday's 61-52 Midland Athletic League win over Fremont St. Joe.
The Chieftains (12-6, 4-4 MAL) entered intermission with a 26-24 edge and built that to 44-41 over the next eight minutes before outscoring St. Joe 17-11 in the fourth period.
Arbogast provided nine points and 12 rebounds for H-L, and Aleta Daniel had 17 points, seven assists and four steals. Sicily Leiter chipped in 13 points, seven boards and four assists.
Ashley Burns and Bre Reardon each netted 18 points for the Crimson Streaks (1-7 MAL), with Burns adding seven assists and six steals.
Laura Baez backed them with nine points and Ava Stepanic had eight boards and four steals.
BC?boys get back to winning
NEW WASHINGTON - One game after having its nine-game win streak snapped, Buckeye Central got back to winning.
Austin Wurm and Cade Kaple combined for 40 points and the Bucks stormed off in the middle quarters to turn a close game with Mansfield Christian into a 63-40 triumph.
Wurm tallied 21 points and six rebounds for the Bucks (15-2) and Kaple had 19 points and six assists
Sam Robertson chipped in eight points and Gray Loy dished four assists.
The Flames (12-5), who suffered their first loss in six games, got 12 points from Caleb Young. Brandon Mount and Stevie Brown each netted nine points, with Mount chipping in five rebounds and Brown adding three steals.
TC takes two from NOL foes
WILLARD - Columbian rolled in the first match and survived in the second Thursday in pair of wins over Northern Ohio League rivals Willard and Sandusky.
Seth Williams paced the Tornadoes with a pair of pins to help TC thump Willard 51-24 and upend Sandusky 38-34.
Williams flattened Willard 182-pounder Fabian Ortega (1:22) and stuck Sandusky 170-pounder Ed Alexander (1:24).
His win over Ortego put TC up 30-18 with five weight classes to go. Willard took the 195-pound bout by pin to get within six points, but Columbian countered with two forfeits, a pin and a decision to pull away.
Against Sandusky, his pin gave TC a 24-10 lead, but the Blue Streaks rallied back for a 28-27 edge with a pin at 285 pounds.
However, Lalo Lucwick answered with a 16-0 tech fall for TC over 106-pounder Leondrey Cooley for a 38-28 lead in the second-to-last bout to secure the win.
Ludwick joined Williams and six other TC double winners, pinning Willard's Jeremy Kimberlin (5:37).
Kaleb Gibson (132), Roman Williams (145), Mason Correll (152), Tyler Mesnard (160), Jacob Parrott (220) and Drew Hoffman (113) also each won twice.
Gibson had a decision and injury default, Roman Williams scored a tech fall and pin, Correll had a pin and decision, Mesnard turned in a major decision and a decision, Parrott added a forfeit and decision, and Hoffman had a decision and a forfeit.