Archive - Jan 2012 - Sports Article
BOTKINS â€” The Botkins Trojans ripped down a 49-27 victory over the Parkway Panthers in non-league varsity boys basketball action Saturday night at Botkins High School.
The Trojans dominated every aspect of the floor, from the initial tip-off down to the final minute in the first quarter as they pulled ahead of the Panthers 15-3.
But as the second quarter started, Parkway picked up its offensive mentality, matching Botkins with eight points each going into the half.
WAYNESFIELD â€” The 10th-ranked Ada Bulldogs rolled to a 74-51 win over the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers in a non-league varsity boys basketball matchup Saturday night in Waynesfield.
The loss was the eighth in a row for the Tigers after they opened the season with two wins. They now stand 2-8 overall.
Turnovers and missed shots hurt W-G in the loss.
â€śWe need to keep working and playing hard,â€ť W-G varsity coach Ryan Taylor said. â€śWe need to start playing mentally tough and get our confidence back.â€ť
WAYNESFIELD â€” The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers came up short in a hard-fought varsity girls basketball battle against the Bluffton Pirates, falling 44-32 on Saturday in Waynesfield.
The loss was the third in a row for W-G in what has been a tough week for the 4-6 Tigers.
â€śI think our shooting needs to improve,â€ť Tigers varsity coach Ted Patton said. â€śWe have to learn from our mistakes and head down the road.â€ť
The Tigers shot 10 of 46 (21 percent) on field goals and 1 of of 14 (7 percent) on three-point field goals.
CELINA â€” Wapakoneta Redskins coach Matt Bradley watched as his teamâ€™s lead shrank at break-neck speed.
But it never disappeared. Not completely.
One point was just enough.
Bradleyâ€™s Redskins held on for a 53-52 win in a Western Buckeye League varsity boys basketball game Friday at the Celina Fieldhouse after they built a 20-point first-half lead then watched as Celina cut it to one-point by the end of the third quarter.
Celina had three opportunities to take the lead in the final minute but failed to convert on each.
One-by-one the shots rimmed out, clanged off and missed their mark.
And one-by-one, so did the Redskinsâ€™ hopes.
A dismal fourth-quarter shooting performance doomed Wapakoneta in a 51-43 loss to the Celina Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League varsity girls basketball game Thursday at Wapakoneta High School.
Wapak fell to 5-5 overall and 2-2 in the WBL. Celina is 8-3 and 3-1.
Sara Warnerâ€™s transition layup at the 6:50 mark was Wapakâ€™s only field goal in the fourth quarter as the Redskins shot a paltry 1-of-13 (7.7 percent) from the floor.
How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the first of seven weekly Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
1, Reynoldsburg (8) 11-0 192
2, Can. McKinley (8) 9-0 172
3, Cin. Princeton (3) 9-0 155
4, Pickerington N. (1) 11-1 119
5, Twinsburg (4) 9-2 113
6, Springboro 9-0 87
7, Uniontown Lake 10-0 65
8, Zanesville 11-0 62
9, L.C. Olentangy Orange (1) 12-1 60
T10, Cols. Northland 8-1 39
T10, Kettering Fairmont 9-2 39
Celina at Wapak, 6 p.m.
W-G at USV, 6 p.m.
Wapak at Celina, 6 p.m.
W-G at Temple Christian, 6 p.m.
Fairlawn at Botkins, 6:30 p.m.
Wapak at Top Gun, 6 p.m.
Ada at W-G, 6 p.m.
Parkway at Botkins, 6:30 p.m.
Bluffton at W-G, 11 a.m.
Botkins at Houston, 1 p.m.
Wapak at Top Gun, 8 a.m.
Wapak/Celina Invitational, 1 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 16
Indian Lake at Wapak, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 17
New Knoxville at Wapak, 6 p.m.
Like a boxer, the Wapakoneta Redskins hit with a flurry early to draw first blood and then landed stunning blows in the second half to dispatch of the Kalida Wildcats.
Wapakoneta hit with three quick jabs in the opening stanza en route to a 16-1 first quarter lead as they exchanged landing shots the rest of the way in a 50-39 victory in varsity girls action.
NEW KNOXVILLE â€” Behind the 26 points from Haley Horstman the New Knoxville Rangers girlâ€™s basketball team was able to pull away from the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers for a 61-53 victory Saturday afternoon at New Knoxville.
â€śNew Knoxville has a very good team,â€ť Tigers varsity coach Ted Patton said. â€śOur kids played hard and didnâ€™t quit and I am very happy with that.â€ť
BOTKINS â€” The Botkins girls came to within one game of evening out their record with a convincing 47-20 win over Fairlawn on Saturday.
The Trojans survived a slow start and held only a 4 point lead after the first eight minutes of play. They dominated from that point and outrebounded the Jets 47-12 to ease their way to the win.
â€śWe were a little slow getting started and you could tell we hadnâ€™t played in a while,â€ť varsity coach Don Mack said. â€śWe had some time off. An ugly win is still a win.â€ť