Updated: Chiefs snap skid; Raiders shoot past Falcons; Lakers fall (Audio included)
1/24/2014 9:39:17 PM
By Tom Stephens
Local high school boys basketball teams didn't let a little thing like a polar vortex ruin their night as several teams were in action on the hardcourt Friday.
Bellefontaine 50, Kenton Ridge 34
Bellefontaine used a 10-2 run to open the third quarter and shot a blistering 88 percent from the line (24-for-27) to snap a three-game skid with a 50-34 win at Kenton Ridge Friday. This was the second time this season that the Chieftains have knocked off the Cougars.
With the win, the Chieftains improved to 8-5 overall, but more importantly, remain on top of the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail division with a 5-1 mark.
After a sloppy first half for both teams, Bellefontaine went into the locker room with a 16-11 lead, but came out with all pistons firing, stretching the lead to eight by the end of the third. The Chieftains then dropped a 20-point fourth quarter on the Cougars to seal their first win in four games.
Tristin Tillman was again named the Steve Austin’s Auto Group Player of the Game as he had 14 points, with 10 of those coming in the second half. Daniel Boy netted nine points for the Chiefs.
Listen to BHS head coach Henry Stolly recap the key league win.
Bellefontaine will host Kenton in a non-league game Monday. All the action can be heard on 1390 WBLL with the varsity scheduled to tip-off at 7:30 p.m.
Benjamin Logan 52, Graham 43
Benjamin Logan shot just under 84 percent from the free-throw line – going 25-for-30 on the night – to post a nine-point 52-43 win over host Graham Friday.
Dalton Greene did it all for the Raiders, as he led all scorers with 17 points, went 11-for-13 from the charity stripe, and pulled in 10 rebounds. Grant Ricketts had 11 points and four assists for the winners.
Travis Moffet hit three treys and led the Falcons with 13 points, while teammate Blake Hoblit also drained three bombs and ended with nine points in the loss.
Benjamin Logan also won the JV game, 33-29. Austin VanBuskirk had 12 points for the Raiders.
Greenon 61, Indian Lake 57
The Greenon Knights knocked off the visiting Indian Lake Lakers 61-57 in another CBC game Friday.
The Knights erased a three-point halftime deficit by outscoring the Lakers 26-12 in the third quarter.
Ivan Reichert and Christian Grider each scored 17 points for the Lakers, while Jalon Tuttle 11.
The Indian Lake freshman boys beat Greenon 41-35 to move to 10-0.
Alex Jacobs poured in 16 points.
Other varsity finals:
West Liberty-Salem fell at Cedarville 41-40 in overtime.
Ben Burden had 9 points.
The Tigers are 5-9 overall and 4-3 in the OHC.
Riverside beat visiting Tree of Life Christian Academy 65-60.
Landon Kelsey scored 22 points. Senior Dalton Bollinger had another double-double with 21 points and 14 rebounds.
The Pirates are 7-8.
Lima Perry routed Ridgemont 99-24.
Upper Scioto Valley handled Waynesfield-Goshen 72-40.
Lehman shot past Lima Temple Christian 65-38.
Tecumseh edged Tipp City 53-48 in overtime.
Urbana steamrolled Northwestern 80-36.
Ft. Loramie stifled Houston 51-36.
Jackson Center bounced visiting Botkins 53-39.
Freshman Brady Wildermuth had 16 points and 10 rebounds.