With the win, the Truckers improved to 9-6 overall ahead of Thursday’s SBC Lake Division game at winless Vermilion (0-16).
“By far our best game of the season,” Norwalk coach Steve Gray said. “A lot of problems tend to go away when you make shots, and we did that tonight. And defensively, we just did a great job on their shooters.”
Norwalk led 16-12 after one quarter, then extended the lead to 27-22 at halftime. The Truckers took a 42-36 lead into the fourth quarter, where they outscored the Warriors (11-5) by a 23-9 margin to win going away.
The Truckers were paced by Will Gehlhausen, who had a huge night shooting the basketball. He made 7-of-9 shots — all three-pointers — to finish with 23 points with five rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Garrett Obringer had 13 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals for the Truckers, as he made 6-of-8 shot attempts. Garrett Chapin added 11 points and 11 rebounds for another double-double.
Rounding out a balanced scoring attack, both Kyler Lacy and Ryan Sowders scored nine points each.
Norwalk shot 25-of-45 (55 percent) from the floor and out-rebounded the Warriors 31-20.
In the junior varsity game, Norwalk fell by a 44-41 score to fall to 8-7. Drew Shope scored 17 points and added nine rebounds and four steals for the JV Truckers, who also got 11 points from Daniel Traczek.
Norwalk 51, Springfield 36
HOLLAND — The Truckers improved to 8-9 overall after outscoring host Springfield 16-3 in the second quarter of Tuesday’s non-league game.
Olivia Ward led Norwalk with 11 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and four steals. Elena Barber added 11 points and six rebounds, while Skylarr Story had 10 points and five rebounds, and Brooklyn Davis also scored 10 points.
Lana Oglesby 0-2—2; Olivia Ward 5-0—11; Elena Barber 5-1—11; Janel Jubak 2-0—5; Kylie Moser 1-0—2; Brooklyn Davis 4-2—10; Skylarr Story 4-2—10. TOTALS 21-7—51.
Carruthers 1-1—3; Hiser 1-1—4; Cunningham 4-1—9; Rose 5-3—15; Briedling 1-0—3; Costell 1-0—2. TOTALS 13-6—36.
Norwalk 9 16 13 12 — 51
Springfield 8 3 13 13 — 36
3-point FGs: (N) Ward, Jubak; (S) Rose 2, Briedling, Hiser.
Hillsdale 54, South Central 47
JEROMESVILLE — The Trojans fell to 7-10 with Tuesday’s non-league loss to the host Falcons.
Trailing 20-18 at halftime, South Central was outscored 22-11 in the third quarter of the setback.
Ally Burton had a big game for the Trojans, as she scored 15 points and grabbed 16 rebounds. Ashley Copus had 14 points and seven steals, while Ellery McKee scored 10 points.
The Trojans entertain Western Reserve on Saturday.
Monroeville 49, Huron 41
MONROEVILLE — The Eagles improved to 9-7 with Tuesday’s non-league win over the visiting Tigers at the Monroeville Athletic Complex.
Camryn Hedrick led Monroeville with 14 points, followed by Lexi Green with 12 and Brayee Wise with eight.
Rae Roldan 3-0—9; Lacey Church 2-0—4; Ava Winnestaffer 7-1—19; Ella Lamb 1-1—3; Madison Belden 2-2—6. TOTALS 15-4—41.
Mirena Miller 0-3—3; Delaney Giles 1-0—2; Lexi Green 5-2—12; Payton Scheid 2-0—4; Stacey Legg 1-0—2; Graisyn Yoder 2-0—4; Braylee Wise 4-0—8; Camryn Hedrick 4-5—14. TOTALS 19-10—49.
Huron 5 12 6 18 — 41
Monroeville 5 10 14 20 — 49
3-point FGs: (H) Winnestaffer 4, Roldan 3; (M) Hedrick
Willard 57, Lexington 32
LEXINGTON — The Crimson Flashes improved to 14-3 overall with Monday's non-league win over host Lexington.
Willard had just four players score in the game, but they each reached double figures, led by McKenna Stephens with 18 points and Cassie Crawford with 17. Presley Feltner and Layla Dials each scored 11 points.
Layla Dials 4-2—11, McKenna Stephens 7-4—18, Cassie Crawford 7-3—17, Presley Feltner 4-3—11. TOTALS 22-12—57.
Lizzie Hamler 2-0—4, Madi Basilone 0-1—1, Gabby Stover 6-2—16, Avery Coleman 1-4—6, Kaleigh Leadbetter 2-1—5. TOTALS 11-8—32.
Willard 16 16 19 6 — 57
Lexington 10 4 2 16 — 32
3-point FGs: (W) Dials; (L) Stover 2.
St. Paul 35, W. Reserve 26
COLLINS — The St. Paul freshman boys basketball team improved to 8-2 with a win over Western Reserve on Saturday.
Ian Deeter led the Flyers in scoring with 11 points, while Jayden Hipp and Thomas Bocock both added seven points. The Flyers travel to Crestview on Saturday.
St. Paul concludes regular season
NORWALK — The seventh-grade Flyers improved to 13-1 with a 53-31 win over Mapleton last week, and Tuesday night's 65-6 win over Plymouth.
Against Mapleton, Brock Houck led the Flyers with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Korey Frazee had 13 points and five rebounds. Nolan McCall had 11 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals, and Ben Blum added six points and six rebounds.
Houck scored 18 points with six rebounds and three steals in the win over Plymouth, while McCall had 15 points, four steals and four assists. Jacob Bocock added eight steals, while Gavin Thurston had five steals and Fletcher Ross had four steals.
All 12 Flyers scored in the game. St. Paul starts tournament action Saturday at home.
Monroeville wrestlers place third
NORTHWOOD — The Monroeville junior high wrestling team placed third out of 13 teams on Jan. 25 at the Northwood Junior High Invitational.
Winning individual weight classes for the Eagles included Landen Roeder (110), Ian Patchen (122) and Brencyn Evans (134). Earning third included Brody McGee (80), Ben Seitz (128) and Ryan Smith (245). The trio of Braden Barman (86), Logan Ellis (104) and Landin Hershiser (142) each placed fifth.