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District 8 Boys All-Star Game results

ELIDA, OH – Tuesday night the boys 2017-18 basketball season wrapped up in Elida as the District 8 All-Star games took place with the sides splitting the two contests.

Game 1: D1-2-3
East 114
West 94

East

Isaac McAdams (Elida) 13
Chad Frey (Bath) 20
Austin May (L. Benton) 6
Jacob Logsdon (Findlay) 22
BJ Miller (Lima Sr) 5
Will Poling (L. Benton) 14
Skyler Smith (Elida) 5
Daniel Unruh (Elida) 18
Mark Janowski (LCC) 6
Donte Johnson (Elida) 5

3PT: 22 (Logsdon 7, Frey 6, Unruh 4, Poling 2, McAdams, Johnson, Smith)

West

Alex Rode (D. Jeff) 9
Austin Wilker (St. M) 2
Derek Albers (Coldwater) 10
Jacoby Kelly (VW) 16
Bryce Schroeder (OG) 13
Jake Dible (OG) 6
Harrison Gough (Bath) 11
Jace Copeland (Wapak) 5
Jay Kaufman (OG) 14
Tyler Bratton (D. Jeff) 8

3PT: 10 (Kelly 3, Schroeder 3, Kaufman 2, Copeland, Rode)

Game 2: D4
West 94
East 85

West

Tyler Mescher (Marion Local) 9
Logan Kemper (Ottoville) 10
Cole Horstman (Ft Jennings) 15
Mark Kuhlman (Miller City) 10
Derek Stout (Crestview) 14
Richard Cocuzza (DSJ) 7
Tyler Schlarman (St Henry) 5
Caden Ringwald (Lincolnview) 8
Nathan Tinnerman (N. Knoxville) 15

Playing but not scoring: Brandon Wehri (Ft Jennings)

3PT: 15 (Tinnerman 3, Ringwald 2, Kemper 2, Kuhlman 2, Stout 2, Mescher, Schlarman, Cocuzza, Horstman)

East

Noah Howell (Temple Christian) 8
Jacob Rider (McComb) 2
Drew Johnson (PG) 14
Logan Schroeder (Grove) 8
Eli Phillips (PG) 14
Levi Squire (Arcadia) 6
Ethan Swaney (Ada) 4
Eric Ritter (Cory Rawson) 13
Logan Dray (Perry) 17

Playing but not scoring: Caleb Price (Arlington)

3PT: 19 (Dray 5, Johnson 4, Ritter 3, Howell 2, Schroeder 2, Squire 2, Phillips)

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Redskins rally past Riders in regular season finale

ST. MARYS, OH – A strong second half by Wapak led them past host St. Marys 52-46 on Friday night to wrap up the regular season for both teams.

Trailing 34-33 early in the final period the Redskins Jace Copeland sliced his way through the lane and connected on a basket to push his team into the lead for the first time since early in the fourth quarter at 35-34. Despite Copeland missing the free throw that accompanied a St. Marys foul the visitors would keep control of the scoreboard the rest of the contest.

Wapak’s first lead of the game came just moments into the first period on a Gage Schenk three pointer. An Adam Scott basket made the advantage 5-3 Wapak but would represent the last basket of the opening eight minutes as their team finished 2/13 from the field while the Roughriders nailed down a 5/12 performance led by Braeden Dunlap with a five point quarter and a 12-6 lead after one stanza.

For nearly a five minute span between the first and second quarter the Redskins were unable to put anything inside the Memorial High School baskets and watched as the Riders lead grew to 16-6. Adam Scott’s connection on 1/2 free throws with 5:13 to go in the opening two periods pulled his team to within 16-7 before leading a run that pulled the lead down to 24-17 at the break.

Perhaps the biggest play of the first half almost didn’t happen for St. Marys as Ethan Mielke’s tip in of an air ball from a teammates three point try just beat the buzzer to keep the Riders in the lead by 7.

In the opening moments of the third quarter the Wapak duo of Adam Scott and Aaron Good both hit a three point goal and pushed their teams offense into overdrive as they accounted for 14 of their squads 16 markers in the quarter. Austin Wilker’s two deep threes for St. Marys kept the Roughriders in the lead at 34-33 with the game headed to the final period.

St. Marys who came into the contest seeking their first winning record in the Western Buckeye League since finishing 5-4 in the 2014/15 season saw their conference record finish with a 4-5 mark once the final buzzer rang.

Austin Wilker led all scorers in the game with 22 points and a trio of three pointers. St. Marys (7-15, 4-5) will begin their tournament run on Tuesday night at 7pm against Grand Lake rival Celina at Findlay High School.

Wapak (14-8, 6-3) was led by Adam Scott’s 16 points and will travel to Lima Senior High School on Wednesday night for an 8pm battle with Napoleon.

Box Score:

Wapak (52):

Gage Schenk 14
Nick Schoonover 2
Brady Erb 4
Aaron Good 12
Jace Copeland 4
Adam Scott 16

FG: 18/42
3PT: 5/15
FT: 12/20
REB: 25
TO: 12

St. Marys (46):

Braeden Dunlap 5
Austin Wilker 22
Ethan Mielke 7
Drew Jacobs 5
Colin Clements 5
Ethan Steger 2

FG: 19/41
3PT: 6/16
FT: 2/4
REB: 26
TO: 15

JV: Wapak 49-38

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Redskins move to 3-0

ST. MARYS, OH – Despite not scoring for a nearly 6 minute span between the third and fourth quarters the St. Henry Redskins downed the St. Marys Roughriders 43-32 Friday night in non-league action at the Horseshoe.

St. Marys senior Drew Jacobs opened the scoring for the home squad as his marker put the Riders on top 2-0 early. The WBL members lead would prove to be short lived unfortunately as it would mark his teams only points of the first period. A pair of three pointers for the Redskins from Curtis Ulenhake and Ryan Luttmer coupled with an 0-8 shooting performance by St. Marys would give the visitors a 10-2 lead at the end of the opening stanza.

In the second quarter it was Luttmer again who cashed in from beyond the arc, this time joined by junior Ethan Thieman from deep to help engineer a 14 point quarter to give St. Henry a 24-13 lead heading into the break.

With strong quarter performances both offensively and defensively in the third quarter, the Roughriders pulled to within 29-22 at the next stoppage. Sam Young who finished the night with 7 points connected on a three pointer and a shot from inside the arc to help pull the Redskins lead back into double digits for St. Marys. For their part the visitors were held to just one made basket from the field, a three point goal by Luttmer to go along with a pair of free throws made by sophomore Caden Niekamp.

The final eight minutes of the contest saw a slow down between the two teams and a pair of big performances by St. Henry senior Tyler Schlarman and St. Marys senior Austin Wilker.

Schlarman who entered the contest through the first weekend of the season averaging 19 points per game was held to just 11 and picked up an intentional foul call late in the game exploded in the fourth quarter offensively for 7 of his markers.

Wilker would finish the night with a total of 8 points, but 6 in the final period. On the evening the 6’2 Wilker would help his team with the clock stopped as he connected on 6/6 from the free throw line.

St. Henry moves to 3-0 on the season and will be back in action on Saturday night as they travel to Lima to take on another Western Buckeye League squad in Shawnee.

St. Marys is now 0-3 on the year and has dropped 11 straight games dating back to last season. The Roughriders will welcome New Bremen to town for another WBL vs MAC showdown Saturday night before they begin conference play next Friday night at home against Ottawa Glandorf.

Scoring:

St. Henry (43):

Curtis Ulenhake 6
Ryan Luttmer 11
Ryan Bruening 2
Tyler Schlarman 11
Parker Link 4
Ethan Thieman 3
Caden Niekamp 6

FG: 14/33
FT: 9/16
3PT: 6/18 (Luttmer 3, Ulenhake 2, Thieman)
REB: 23 (Huelskamp 6)
TO: 10

St. Marys (32):
Braeden Dunlap 6
Sam Young 7
Austin Wilker 8
Ethan Mielke 3
Drew Jacobs 8

FG: 11/43
FT: 8/10
3PT: 2/13 (Young, E. Mielke)
REB: 30 (Dunlap 10)
TO: 13

JV: St.Henry 65-32

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Riders rally past Bearcats

ST. MARYS, OH – Trailing by nine heading into the final quarter on Saturday night the St. Marys Roughriders outpaced visiting Spencerville 23-8 in the final stanza and posted a 63-57 win to put a stop to their two game skid.

Jacob Grannan entered play against Spencerville averaging just a shade under 10 points per game but tossed in that mark for that amount through the first two and a half quarters before exploding in the fourth quarter for 14 of his game high 26 points.

St. Marys finished the contest by shooting 22/44 from the field, but it was the strong last eight minutes from the line for Grannan and Derek Jay who combined for 7/7 on charity shots that helped secure the come from behind win.

Spencerville jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter because four three pointers from the trio of Bailey and Griffen Croft, and Gary Schrolucke who hit half of the shots from beyond the arc to put the Cats up 20-11 at the first quarter stoppage.

Schrolucke’s hot streak from three point land continued in the second period as he again tossed in two buckets from deep before falling scoreless for the rest of the evening. Dakota Prichard’s 11 first half points helped give the Bearcats a 37-24 advantage at the midway stop.

During the third quarter it was the Roughriders all-time leading three point shooter Jay that stole the show as pumped in three triples and set up a fourth make for the home squad with an assist on a Drew Jacobs make from deep to cut into the deficit. Bailey Croft and Prichard scored the only points of the stanza for the visiting team as they each hit on six points apiece.

Grannan ended the night by hitting on 10/16 field goals and 5/5 from the free throw line and led the Roughriders in scoring while Dakota Prichard paced Spencerville by connecting on 8/20 shots from the field for his 20 markers.

Entering play Saturday night the Roughriders had dropped six straight to their Route 66 rivals dating back to their last victory in the series on January 9th, 2010.

With the win the Riders improve their record to 3-5 on the season. St. Marys will next be in action on Tuesday night as they welcome Fort Recovery (6-1) to the Horseshoe for a non-league contest.

The Bearcats loss snaps a five game winning streak and sees the team at 7-2 heading into next Friday night as they continue their six game road trip at Ada (2-6) and on Saturday at Bath (2-7).

Box Score:

Spencerville (57):
Daniel Corso 2
Gary Schrolucke 12
Dakota Prichard 20
Bailey Croft 17
Griffen Croft 4
Ben Dues 2

FG: 20/49
3PT: 8/23 (Schrolucke 4, Prichard 2, B. Croft, G. Croft)
FT: 9/14

St. Marys (63):
Braedan Dunlap 4
Jacob Grannan 26
Austin Wilker 2
Drew Jacobs 3
Colin Clements 3
Sam Young 6
Derek Jay 19

FG: 22/44
3PT: 8/14 (Jay 4, Young, Jacobs, Grannan, Clements)
FT: 9/13

JV: St. Marys 45-23

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Jay sets record, scores 1000th in Rider win

LEIPSIC, OH – Derek Jay’s first and fourth quarters not only helped propel his team to a 62-47 road victory over Leipsic Tuesday night, they also helped put the St. Marys fourth year starter into rare company at St. Marys.

When the night began Jay needed to score 10 points to become the fifth player in program history to reach the 1,000 point plateau, a feat he nearly accomplished in the first quarter alone where he accounted for eight of his teams 18 markers. On the second three pointer the 2nd team All-WBL selection from a year ago collected in the opening period he overtook Garet Fledderjohann for first on the all-time Roughrider three point made list with 156 for his career.

Early in the fourth quarter it was the long ball again that helped Jay achieve a bench mark as he came off a screen and connected on a triple from straight away to run his high school total to 1,001 and received a standing ovation from the crowd in attendance and a hand shake from Leipsic mentor Chris Kuhlman.

Outside of Jay who finished with a game high 22 points on the evening the Riders saw their scoring supplemented by Jacob Grannon who scored 15 of his 19 in the third and fourth quarters and helped his squad outpace the Vikings 37-23 in the second half.

Offensively the Vikings were led in scoring by Grant Schroeder who shot 6/14 from the field and 5/7 from the free throw line for a team high 17 points.

Turnovers were a big problem in the game for the home squad as they were forced into 16 turnovers by a hounding St. Marys defense that also held them to just 18/45 shooting and 0/7 from behind the three point line.

St. Marys improves their record to 2-3 overall and will be home for the first of three straight games at the Horseshoe Friday night as they welcome New Knoxville to town.

Leipsic has dropped two out of their last three contests and sees their record rest at 4-2 overall. The Vikings will entertain Pandora Gilboa on Thursday night in Blanchard Valley Conference play for their second of four straight home contests.

Box Score:

Leipsic (47):
Cole Rieman 2
Chase Dunham 4
Grant Schroeder 17
Grant Rader 2
Dylan Schroeder 14
Alec Schroeder 1
Jordan Berger 7

FG: 18/45
3PT: 0/7
FT: 11/21
REB: 30 (Berger 8)
TO: 16

St. Marys (62):
Braedan Dunlap 5
Jacob Grannan 19
Ethan Mielke 2
Drew Jacobs 6
Colin Clements 2
Sam Young 4
Derek Jay 22
Bo Kuenning 2

FG: 23/46
3PT: 6/14 (Jay 5, Grannan)
FT: 10/13
REB: 27 (Jay 8)
TO: 14

JV: Leipsic 43-34

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2nd quarter barrage pushes Wapak past St Marys

ST. MARYS, OH – Wapak’s torrid shooting from the field in the middle two quarters of their game Friday night pushed them past rival St. Marys in WBL action 75-49.

Leading just 11-8 after the first quarter, the Redskins converted on 18 of their 28 shots in the second and third period for quarters of 30 and 25 points and a 66-37 lead heading into the final 8:00.

Ethan Good was the high scorer on the evening for the visiting team as he knocked down four three pointers and accounted for 31 of his teams points in the victory. Jarrett Koch was the lone Redskin to join Good in double figures as he connected on a trio of three point shots and finished with 15 markers.

The Roughriders connected on 20 of their 51 shots but were only able to knock down 8 of their 20 shots from behind the arc and just 1 of 2 from the free throw line in the loss. St. Marys was led in scoring by Derek Jay who finished with 10 points in the Riders 5th straight loss on the season.

With the win Wapak ups their record on the season to 11-9 overall and 4-4 in the Western Buckeye League. For the final two games of the season the Redskins will travel to Coldwater tonight in a non-league tilt before finishing up the regular season at home against Van Wert next Friday night.

St. Marys sees their season tally fall to 5-15 on the year and 2-6 in WBL play. The Roughriders will travel to Fort Recovery on Saturday before ending the regular portion of their schedule at home against Ottawa Glandorf on Friday evening.

Both teams will begin their tournament runs on Feb 23rd as they are each members of the Division 2 Ohio Northern District. St. Marys will tip off their postseason at 6:15pm as the #11 seed and will do battle with #12 seed Kenton inside Paulding High School while the 7th seeded Redskins tangle with #6 Celina at Lima Senior High School beginning at 6:15.

Scoring:

Wapak (75):
Jarrett Koch 15
Levi Martin 3
Kyle Huffman 6
Nate Schroer 5
Ethan Good 31
Aaron Huffman 9
Aaron Good 6

FG: 27/54
3PT: 11/28
FT: 10/13
TO: 9

St Marys (49):
Jacob Grannan 8
Drew Jacobs 2
Derek Jay 10
Austin Wilker 6
Sam Young 2
Chase Roop 2
Josh Wingett 3
Colin Clements 9
Bo Kuenning 7

FG: 20/51
3PT: 8/20
FT: 1/2
TO: 13

JV Game: Riley Worthen’s free throw with .2 left in regulation gave Wapak a 46-45 win.

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Jay 24 point effort leads Riders past Leipsic

ST. MARYS, OH – A big night from Junior guard Derek Jay helped the St. Marys Roughriders improve to 3-4 on the season as they defeated the visiting Leipsic Vikings (2-3) 64-49 in non-league action Tuesday night.

The Roughriders would see four of their players get into the scorebook in the first quarter including Jay who tossed in 4/4 free throw attempts to jump out to a 14-10 lead once the period came to an end over Leipsic.

Behind a monster quarter of 13 points the Vikings stormed into the lead at the halftime break with a 33-28 lead behind 6’4 Jordan Brown who came in on the evening averaging 19.0 points per game and 13.0 rebounds per contest. The Riders 14 points came from the hands of Colin Grothause and Jay who combined for all of the home squad markers in the quarter.

While Leipsic was held to just seven points in the third quarter the Roughriders put a dozen scores in their column and turned a handful of Viking turnovers directly into points as all five starters scored in the stanza.

A 20 point fourth quarter led by 7/7 from the charity stripe by Jay helped to finish off the Vikings who saw their leading scorer Brown held to just one score. Nate Brecht, a 5’10 senior who had accounted for 9 points in the first half was held scoreless by the tenacious Rider defense as well in the second half.

As the buzzer hit and the contest came to an end St. Marys found themselves able to put a stop to their two game losing streak with a 64-49 win led by a 24 point performance by Jay who finished the game by hitting 12/12 from the free throw line. The Roughriders will travel to New Knoxville on December 29th to finish off the 2015 part of their calendar.

Despite being held to just five points in the second half, Brown finished with a team high 18 points for the Vikings who will travel to Pandora Gilboa Saturday night to take on the Rockets live on PG vs Leipsic Boys.

Scoring:

Leipsic (49):
Matt Schroeder 4
Grant Schroeder 8
Ross Mangas 7
Jordan Brown 18
Devin Hiegel 2
Nate Brecht 9

FT: 6/14

St. Marys (64):
Jacob Grannan 9
Drew Jacobs 5
Derek Jay 24
Austin Wilker 14
Colin Grothause 12

FT: 18/20

JV: 42-41 St. Marys

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Redskins keep streak alive vs Riders

ST MARYS, OHIO – With their 62-41 victory Friday night the St. Henry Redskins have now defeated the Roughriders for nine straight games between the two schools.

St. Marys came out firing early on behind 6’3 Derek Jay’s six first quarter points and found themselves leading 13-12 at the end of the stanza.

In the second quarter it was the Redskins who would takeover behind 6’0 Senior and last season 1st team MAC selection Mitchel Stammen who tossed in 12 of his game high 23 points, including a pair of makes behind the arc to put his squad ahead at the halftime break 30-21.

With a lead coming in to the third period and an experienced group on the floor the Redskins began to milk the clock and space the floor in an effort to force St. Marys to breakdown defensively. In a pair of their possessions St. Henry was able to find a space on the baseline against the Riders defense and it would result in a layup for a pair of points from Jesse Niekamp who finished as one of three players in double figures for his team with 12. Niekamp hauled in 9 rebounds on the night and came up just short of becoming the second player for his team to have a double double (Evan Lefeld 14 pts, 11 rebounds) on the night.

Leading 42-31 at the beginning of the fourth quarter the Redskins were able to penetrate the lane and get to the free throw line often behind Stammen who finished 3-6 from the charity stripe in the period. Of his team high 20 points on the night, Jay would toss in 12 of those in the second half including a pair of triples.

Despite the big night from Jay for the Roughriders they were unable to get enough points on the board and fell to 0-2 by a 62-41 score, they will be home tonight as they play host to New Bremen in non-conference action.

With the win the Redskins improve to 2-1 on the season and will be on the road tonight to take on Mississinawa Valley.

Scoring:

St. Henry (62):

Evan Lefeld 14
Paul Stammen 3
Mitch Schwieterman 5
Mitchel Stammen 23
Tyler Schlarman 3
Ryan Bruening 2
Jesse Niekamp

FG: 23-52 (44.2%)
3PT: 6-21 (28.6%)
FT: 10-19 (52.6%)
REB: 32 (10 Offensive)
TO: 8

St. Marys (42):

Jacob Grannan 5
Randy Slife 2
Drew Jacobs 3
Derek Jay 20
Austin Wilker 3
Chase Roop 2
Colin Grothause 4
Colin Clements 2

FG: 15-37 (40.5%)
3PT: 4-12 (33.3%)
FT: 7-12 (58.3%)
REB: 20 (4 Offensive)
AST: 6
TO: 18

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