SIDNEY — The Jackson Center Tigers rolled to a big lead by the half and went on to beat the Lehman Cavaliers 67-39 in non-league boys basketball action Tuesday night at Lehman.
The win gave the Tigers a 9-1 record and a successful bounce-back from their first loss of the season Saturday night at Anna. The Tigers return to action Friday at home against Fort Loramie, then travel to New Knoxville on Saturday.
The Cavaliers are now 2-7 after their third straight loss. The Cavs have not reached 40 points in any of those setbacks and will play twice on the road this weekend, Friday at Riverside in Northwest Central Conference action and Saturday at Houston.
The Cavs had no answer for Jackson Center senior standout Brady Wildermuth in the first quarter. He had eight of the Tigers’ 11 points in the quarter and it was a seven-point lead at its end.
Then in the second quarter, Wildermuth again scored eight and Drew Sosby warmed up from long range with a pair of three-pointers and eight points in all. The two had 16 of the Tigers’ 19 in the quarter and the lead ballooned to 30-13 at the break.
The Cavs got going offensively in the third period, led by Ben Frantz, who had a pair of three-pointers and nine points in all in the quarter. Heading to the final period, the Tigers were up 49-29.
Wildermuth finished with 27 for the Tigers and Sosby added 19 on the strength of five three-pointers.
Frantz finished with 13 for Lehman.
WEST MILTON — Covington is beginning to find the answers.
Milton-Union is still asking one big question.
Jordan Maschino posted a double-double, hitting three early 3s to kickstart the Buccaneers and staying steady throughout, and though the Bulldogs trimmed a 14-point lead all the way down to one late in the third quarter, the Covington boys basketball team outscored Milton-Union 20-6 in the decisive fourth quarter to pull away for a 53-36 victory Tuesday night at Milton-Union.
Maschino had a game-high 24 points, 12 rebounds and added four assists to lead the Buccs (5-4), winners of four of their last five. He hit three first-quarter 3s to stake Covington out to a 13-8 lead after one, and Trevor Miller — who finished with 10 points — hit a pair of 3s in the second as the Buccs built a lead as big as 28-14 in the quarter.
“Jordan showed up big for us tonight,” Covington coach Matt Pond said. “He got us going in the first with those three 3s and was just solid throughout. Trevor came up big for us, too, but we got a little from everyone tonight. Zach Parrett came off the bench to give us six points, but he was also all over the place on defense, got a lot of deflections for us that were big — and we needed it tonight.
“Our kids flew around tonight. We’re still finding our way a little both offensively and defensively, and this was a big step forward for us.”
Covington plays at National Trail Friday.
ANSONIA — The Rusia Raiders had a case of the Tuesday night blues, but fortunately, it only last for a half in a 56-35 win over Ansonia in non-league boys basketball Tuesday.
The win put the Raiders at 10-2 heading to Fairlawn Friday for the start of the second round of County play.
“They came out in a zone and were very active,” said Russia coach Spencer Cordonnier. “Give them credit. They were the aggressors in the first half. But we turned up the pressure in the second half and got some easy baskets out of it.”
The Raiders trailed 11-6 after one quarter, and outscored the Tigers 15-5 in the second period. But the lead was still just five.
The third quarter was the difference — Russia outscored the Tigers 26-7.
Josh York had 15 for the Raiders.
VERSAILLES — The Fort Loramie Redskins fell behind 35-15 at the half and couldn’t come back against the Versailles Tigers in a non-league boys basketball game at Versailles Tuesday.
The loss left the Redskins at 5-7 on the season heading to Jackson Center for a County game Friday. Versailles is now 9-2 and host St. Henry Friday.
The Tigers were powered once again by sophomore Justin Ahrens, who hit five three-pointers and finished with 30 points. Jared Niekamp added 13.
JH win twice
Bradford’s Abby Gade threw in a 3-point shot at the buzzer to give the Bradford eighth grade girls basketball team a 38-36 win over Covington.
Sipp Miller led the Lady Railroaders with 21 points.
Bradford defeated Bethel 32-28.
Mercedes Smith scored nine points and Miller added eight.
air two games
ScoresBroadcast.com will air two prep basketball game.
On Thursday, the Jackson Center at Anna girls game will air at 7:10 p.m.
On Friday, Russia at Fairlawn boys will air at 7:40 p.m.
Post 43 to
The Troy Post 43 American Legion baseball team will hold an “All You Can Eat” Spaghetti dinner on Saturday at Legion Hall on Market Street in Troy.
The dinner will run from 3-7 p.m.
Cost is $4 for children 13 and under and $7 for adults.
Dinner includes spaghetti, salad bar, bread, desert and drinks.
The public is invited.