Weekend Boys Basketball Roundup


PIQUA — The Piqua boys basketball team bounced back from a season-opening loss to Butler in a big way Friday night, pulling away in the second half for a 56-44 win over Sidney in MVL action.

Both teams are now 1-1 overall and in the MVL.

The game was close for two and a half quarters as Piqua led just 25-23 at halftime and the game was tied 32-32 late in the third quarter.

But, Piqua would score the next 10 points and Sidney never got closer than seven the rest of the way.

Dre’Sean Roberts scored on a drive to the basket to make it 34-32 with 2:18 remaining in the third quarter.

Ky Warner would hit a 3-pointer and Anson Cox would score three points on one one possession to make it 40-32 heading to the fourth quarter.

Cox would hit the first of two free throws with 1:02 remaining in the quarter.

Tate Kuhlman chased the rebound on the second attempt and the ball was kicked back inside to Cox for a basket with 48 seconds to go in the quarter.

Dre’Sean Roberts opened the fourth quarter with a basket, before a Sidney three cut the lead to 42-35.

But, Piqua would score the next six points and lead by double digits the rest of the way.

Cox would score on an assist by Bryson Roberts, Bryson Roberts scored and Colten Beougher would make a steal, get fouled at the other end and hit both free throws to make it 48-35 with 5:24 remaining.

Warner and Cox — off an assist from Mickey Anderson — would both scored and Dre’Sean Roberts added Piqua’s final four points on two drives to the basket.

Dre’Sean Roberts led Piqua with 15 points, six steals and three assists and Cox had a big game inside with 13 points.

Bryson Roberts had eight points and seven rebounds, Warner would score eight points and Beougher added seven points.

Troy Christian 61,

Covington 37

TROY — Troy Christian rolled to a home win in the season opener for both teams in TRC action.

Troy Christian led 19-11, 34-17 and 44-21 at the quarter breaks.

Parker Penrod led Troy Christian with 18 points, five assists and three steals.

Frank Rupnik scored 12 points, had six rebounds and blocked three shots and Ethan Grise added 10 points and four steals.

Christian Brusman finished with eight points and Vaughn King pulled down nine rebounds.

Britton Miller led Covington with 15 points and nine rebounds.

Bryson Hite had seven points and seven rebounds and Connor Humphrey added five points.

Gunner Kimmel had six rebounds and three assists and Tanner Palsgrove pulled down five rebounds.

Milton-Union 43,

Lehman 33

WEST MILTON — Blake Brumbaugh had an electrifying windmill dunk to spark a big third quarter for Milton-Union boys basketball team as the Bulldogs opened the season with a win.

Lehman dropped 1-1 on the season and 0-1 in the TRC.

Milton had led 13-8 after one quarter, but trailed 21-19 at halftime.

But, the Bulldogs had a 15-2 advantage in the third quarter to open a 32-23 lead.

Brumbaugh hit eight of 12 shots in scoring 18 points and added five steals.

Tyler Kress had 11 points and three steals and Cooper Brown had seven points.

Carson Brown added five points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals and Connor Yates pulled down five rebounds.

Justin Chapman had 11 points, five blocked shots and eight rebounds and Donovan O’Leary had 11 points, five rebounds, three assists and four steals.

Daniel Carlisle scored six points and Turner Lachey had three assists.

Miami East 48,

Northridge 36

CASSTOWN — The Miami East boys basketball team improved to 2-0 by winning its TRC opener.

The Vikings led 13-6, 23-17 and 34-28 at the quarter breaks.

Jacob Roeth led the Vikings with 17 points and four assists.

Wes Enis had 12 points, eight rebounds and three assists, Connor Apple scored 12 points and had three assists and Camren Monnin had five points and pulled down seven rebounds.

Riverside 57,

Bethel 51

BRANDT — The Bethel boys basketball team dropped its TRC opener at home Friday night.

The Bees are now 1-2 on the season.

Bethel trailed 18-15 after one quarter, but took a 29-26 halftime lead. The Bees trailed 45-38 after three quarters.

Mike Halleg had 22 points, eight rebounds and five assists for Bethel.

Jonas Friend has 12 points and Jason Bowen added 10 points.

Cameron Ahrens grabbed nine rebounds and Evan Goodman had three assists.

Newton 50,

TV South 37

PLEASANT HILL — The Newton boys basketball team used a fast start to win its season opener in WOAC action.

The Indians jumped out to a 16-0 lead and led 21-5, 32-18 and 42-31 at the quarter breaks.

Quinn Peters had 14 points, three assists, three steals and two blocks and Hudson Montgomery had 13 points and six assists.

Harold Oburn added 13 points, six rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots and Max Newhouse had nine points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots.

Bradford 86,

National Trail 48

NEW PARIS — The Bradford boys basketball team improved to 2-0 by winning its WOAC opener on the road.

The Railroaders led 24-7, 42-28 and 64-40 at the quarter breaks.

Parker Davidson had 30 points, five rebounds, three assists and four steals.

Owen Canan had 15 points, eight assists and five steals and Hudson Hill had 14 points and five assists.

Landon Monnin had 14 points and four steals, Tucker Miller had seven points and seven rebounds and Zage Harleman grabbed eight rebounds.


Bradford 72,

Fairlawn 39

SIDNEY — The Bradford boys basketball team improved to 3-0 with a road win.

The Railroaders led 20-3, 35-12 and 49-22 at the quarter breaks.

Owen Canan had 24 points, three assists and five steals.

Parker Davidson had 15 points, five rebounds and eight steals and Landon Wills had a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds.

Hudson Hill had nine points and Tucker Miller grabbed six rebounds.

Versailles 64,

Covington 50

COVINGTON — The Covington boys basketball team dropped to 0-2 on the season.

Brogan Angle led the Buccs with 19 points.

Britton Miller had nine points and five assists and Connor Humphrey netted seven points and five rebounds.

Gunner Kimmel scored six points and had five rebounds and Bryson Hite added five points and 11 rebounds.

Tanner Palsgrove had six assists

Lehman 48,

Newton 41

PLEASANT HILL — The Lehman Catholic boys basketball team got a road win in overtime.

Lehman led 10-5, 21-11 and 30-24 at the first three quarter breaks.

Newton’s Harold Oburn hit a late 3-pointer to tie it at 35 and force overtime, before Lehman outscored Newton 11-5 in the extra period.

Donovan O’Leary had 14 points, 10 rebounds, three blocked shots and five assists for Lehman and Justin Chapman had eight points and 11 rebounds.

Dave Brunner scored eight points and Daniel Carlisle and Devin Pride had six points each. Turner Lachey had four steals.

Quinn Peters had 19 points for Newton and Oburn added 12 points.

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