Western Reserve improved to 10-2 overall and 6-2 in the FC with the win. The ‘Riders led 24-11 after one quarter and 47-21 at halftime. They outscored the Mounties (1-11, 0-8) 43-23 in the second half.
The ‘Riders were just a point shy of having five players in double figures, led by John Skrada with 18 points and four rebounds. Luke Rowlinson had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds, while JJ Weisenberger had 15 points and Jude Muenz added 10 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Tate Drennen added nine points for Western, which shot 31-of-65 (48 percent) from the field and held a 48-26 edge in rebounds.
Western is at Plymouth (7-6, 3-5) on Saturday.
Ontario 65, Norwalk 39
NORWALK — The Truckers were outscored 24-4 in the third quarter of Thursday’s non-league loss at home to visiting Ontario.
For Norwalk (6-7), Elena Barber had a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Skylarr Story added eight points, while Olivia Ward had three points, five rebounds, five steals and four assists. Kylie Moser added three points and five steals.
Mangan 9-0—19; Vavra 1-0—2; Graaf 1-0—2; Nigh 4-0—8; Guisinger 2-1—5; Pearson 6-1—13; Minard 3-1—7; Sewell 3-2—9. TOTALS 29-5—39.
Alex Nolan 1-3—5; Olivia Ward 1-1—3; Elena Barber 4-8—16; Janel Jubak 1-0—3; Kylie Moser 1-1—3; Brooklyn Davis 0-1—1; Skylarr Story 3-2—8. TOTALS 11-16—39.
Ontario 15 13 24 13 — 65
Norwalk 7 15 4 13 — 39
3-point FGs: (O) Mangan, Sewell; (N) Jubak
Mapleton 41, New London 31
ORANGE TWP. — The Wildcats fell to 2-11 overall and 1-8 in the Firelands Conference with Tuesday’s road loss to the host Mounties (8-6, 5-4).
Kiaya Thierry led New London with 14 points, five rebounds and two steals, while Kaitlyn Gum had seven points and eight rebounds. Esther Schmidt added three points, seven rebounds and four steals, and Lexi Duggar had five points and eight rebounds.
New London is at Monroeville (6-5, 3-4) on Saturday.
St. Paul freshmen win
MONROEVILLE — The St. Paul freshman boys basketball team improved to 5-1 on the season with a 56-33 win on Tuesday at Monroeville.
The Flyers were paced by Dylan Deppen, who had 17 points. Also scoring for the Flyers was Jack Dvorak with 12 points and Thomas Bocock with eight.
The next game for St. Paul is against Willard on Jan. 21 at convocation center.
Monroeville wins two
CASTALIA — The Eagles improved to 5-1 in dual matches with wins over Seneca East (30-27) and Margaretta (36-12) on Wednesday at Margaretta.
Against the Tigers, Mic Takacs won with a pin in 1:23 at 113 points. Four other Eagles picked up wins via forfeit.
In the win over the Polar Bears, Daniel Smith won by pin (2:16) at 160, as did Thomas Seitz at 132 (1:42) and Brayden Schuller (4:13) at 152. Two others won by forfeit.
The Eagles are in a action this weekend at the Maumee Bay Classic held at Clay High School in Oregon.
Willard sweeps Edison
WILLARD — The Crimson Flashes’ girls bowling team improved to 12-1 overall and 5-1 in the SBC Bay Division with a key 2,208-2,087 win over visiting Edison Tuesday at Dynasty Lanes.
Lynzee Smith rolled a 162-213—375 series to lead Willard, while Abigail Kenestrick (192-156—348) and Sage Ott (178-166—344) closely followed. Emily Jackson (154-138—292) and Jillian Ericsson (131-146—277) rounded out the lineup.
The Edison girls were led by Natalie Costello (184-200—384), Piper Ball (158-155—313), Halle Patton (172-140—312), Lily Shover (131-180—311) and Kaylee Harris (124-152—276).
The Willard boys (10-5, 3-3) also claimed a narrow 2,700-2,660 win. Drew Ericsson led the Flashes (183-236—419), followed by Kaleb Schmidt (185-203—388), Seth Foresman (200-162—362), Jason Bruner (146-174—320) and Riley Barnett (169-144—313).
For the Edison boys, Corbin Taylor rolled a 162-230—392 series, followed closely by Kameron McDonald (198-174—372), Dakota Williams (186-184—370), Brandon Goodrich (180-190—370) and Cole Manning (156-130—286).
Norwalk falls to Sandusky
SANDUSKY — The Norwalk boys and girls bowling team fell to the host Blue Streaks on Monday in SBC Lake Division action at Cedar Lanes.
The Trucker boys lost by a 2,973-2,537 score. Sandusky led by 182 pins after regular games and outscored the Truckers in five baker games, 1,088-834. Hunter Klein lead the Truckers with 248-172—420 series.
In the girls matchup, the Truckers lost by a 2,221-1,825 margin. Sandusky led by 361 after two regular games and outscored Norwalk in five baker games, 678-643. Meadow Boggs led Norwalk with a 259 series.
St. Paul eighth-grade wins
Ben Burger scored with one second left to play to give the eighth-grade Flyers a 29 28 win Thursday at Western Reserve.
St. Paul (8-3) was led by Burger with 13 points, followed by Sam Scavuzzo with 12 points and Michael Kirk with four.
The Flyers host Mapleton on Saturday.
Seventh-grade Flyers are 10-1
COLLINS — The St. Paul seventh-grade boys won by a 45-14 score on Thursday at Western Reserve.
Brock Houck led the Flyers (10-1) with 14 points and five steals. Ben Blum and Garrett Cook added six points each as 10 different Flyers made the scoring column.
Robert Murdock paced Western Reserve with six points.
St. Paul returns to action Saturday when it hosts Mapleton.
NMS eighth-grade falls
NORWALK — The Norwalk eighth-grade girls team lost to Bellevue, 32-18, Tuesday night.
The Truckers were led in scoring by Chloe Klausing with eight points, followed by Emma Berger and Haley Rinner with three points each. Cara Ehrenberg and Sophia Velasquez each scored two points.