BC captures final NCC crown
BUCYRUS- An early lead in the second half gave Buckeye Central the window it needed to close out a 49-39 victory over Bucyrus.
The win secured the final North Central Conference for the Bucks (20-2) at 13-1. The conference disbands after this year.
The Bucks trailed 28-24 at halftime, but a 17-5 run in the third period not only closed the gap, but gave Buckeye Central a lead that Bucyrus could not overcome.
Buckeye Central was led by Austin Wurm with 17 points. Wurm went 5 for 10 from the floor with three 3-pointers and led the team in rebounds with six.
Grant Loy and Cade Kaple both added nine points to the Bucks' win.
Mohawks ease past Bettsville
FOSTORIA - All 17 St. Wendelin players scored at least two points during the Mohawks' 87-35 romp over Bettsville.
St. Wendelin had a 27-point advantage at the half to lead 50-23.
A 23-5 run in the third period clinched the victory for the Mohawks as the Bobcats were only able to answer with 12 points the entire second half.
Nick Root, Brady Rutter and Cole Frankart each had 10 points to lead the Mohawks. Nick Kelbley put up seven points, while Gabe Walters, Brodie Whetsel, Joel Lopez and Andrew Schetter all added six.
Kennith Stander's 17 points, nine rebounds and three assists topped the Bobcats. Erin Smalley added eight points and three steals.
Chieftains post their best MAL record in school history
BASCOM - Hopewell-Loudon made school history Friday when it beat Seneca East, 63-37 in both teams' final Midland Athletic League game.
Yet, the game wasn't only special because it was the last but also because the Chieftains posted their best MAL boys basketball record to date as they finished the season 8-2.
The Chieftains shot out to an early 33-11 lead at the half that proved insurmountable for the Tigers.
Ryan Lommerse paved the way for Hopewell-Loudon's historic night with 25 points. He went 5 for 8 at the line and 9 for 16 from the field and had 10 boards.
Garrett Sendelbach backed up Lommerse with 16 points, while Weston Hill chipped in 11.
Hunter Saylors stepped up for the Tigers with a team-high 10 points. Johnny Diehm had seven points, while Jack Daniel added five.