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Western handles Cougars

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Jan 25, 2020 at 1:17 AM

OLIVESBURG — Leading just 17-15 after one quarter, the Western Reserve basketball team exploded over the middle two quarters in a 79-47 Firelands Conference win over the host Cougars.

The Roughriders, who improved to 12-2 overall and 8-2 in the FC, outscored Crestview by a 45-21 margin in the second and third quarters en route to the blowout victory.

For Western, John Skrada finished with 22 points, while Luke Rowlinson added a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds. JJ Weisenberger added 12 points for Western, which also got eight assists from Jude Muenz and six rebounds from Matt Jarrett.

Western Reserve, which finished 30-of-62 shooting, has a big test in a rare Sunday game. The Roughriders travel to Canton to play in the inaugural Eric Snow McKinley Classic against New Middletown Springfield (7-5) at 2:45 p.m. at the Canton Fieldhouse.


Margaretta 44, Edison 30

MILAN -- Edison converted just 11 of 49 shots from the field, falling to Margaretta by a 44-30 count in Sandusky Bay Conference Bay Division play Friday.

The offensive woes were on display as Grant Ott, Drew Sneider and Patrick Amburgy were the Chargers’ top scorers with just five points each.

“We just couldn’t get anything to go in,” said Edison coach Kyle Hammond. “Give them credit, the won.”

The Polar Bears never trailed after scoring the first six points of the game. The Chargers closed the deficit to 28-25 early in the fourth quarter, but Margaretta scored the next seven points to pull away for good.

MARGARETTA (9-6, 4-3)

Cameron Sosa 1 0—2, Nathan Schaefer 1 0—3, Brycetyn Hedden 4 8—16, Spencer Michel 1 0—3, Daltyn Wiedbrauk 3 1—7, Jake Leibacher 3 4—12. TOTALS 13 14—44.

EDISON (4-9, 0-6)

Grant Ott 2 0—5, Dylan O’Dell 1 0—2, Drew Sneider 1 2—5, Patrick Amburgy 2 0—5, Patrick McManus 2 0—4, Seth Thompson 2 0—4, Troy Rutherford 1 0—3. TOTALS 11 2—30.

Margaretta 11 6 11 16 — 44

Edison        5  4 12   9 — 30

3-point FGs: (M) Schaefer, Michel, Leibacher 2; (E) Ott, Amburgy, Sneider.

JV: Edison won.

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