The Shelby boys basketball team will begin play in the Division II sectional final on Friday at Madison facing either Norwalk or Clear Fork at 8pm. Those two teams meet Tuesday evening at Madison in the sectional semi. For coach Troy Schwemley, he says the tone for the game is set in practice saying he can usually tell by mid week if his team is going to play well or not in their first tournament game.
Boys tournament basketball begins on Tuesday night. Area teams that will be in action on Tuesday include #1 seed Ontario in Division II taking on #12 seed Oak Harbor at Madison at 6:15 pm. The second game that evening in D-2 at Madison will feature #5 seed Norwalk taking on #8 seed Clear Fork. At Willard in Division II, #7 seed Galion will play #9 seed Port Clinton at 6:15pm Tuesday.
The Wynford girls basketball team used good defense shooting and rebounding to upset state ranked Crestview in double overtime 55-51, at Shelby High School. Wynford led by five at halftime 18- 13, then built a nine point lead after three quarters at 33-24. But Crestview came roaring back to outscore the Royals 13-4 to force overtime with the game all even at 37.
The Colonel Crawford Eagles bounced back into the win column on Friday making Senior Night a happy one, with a hard fought 52-49 win over the Carey Blue Devils. Crawford was led by Todd Entenmann with a game high 17 points, followed by Dylan Gulley with 16, Owen Adams had eight, Derek Burkhart seven with Nick Kemper and Will Kirkpatrick each getting two. The Blue Devils Zach Boes had 16 with Abel LaRoche getting 13.
The Mansfield Tygers roared out to a 31-13 lead at the half, then outscored the Colts in the second half 50- 32 en route to a 81-45 win in the teams final regular season game. The Tygers were led by Naradian James with 17 points, Raheem Clark had 13, Marshall Levins 10, while Mario Young and Jenerio Minard each had eight, Asante Wilder along with David Hall had seven, Antonio Weatherspoon six, Phillip France five. For Clear Fork, it was the Griffin Robinette and Kadin Chrastina show, with Robinette getting 22 to lead all scorers, Krastina was next with 21. The only other Colt to score was Clay Leedy with two.
Ashland wrapped up an undefeated OCC record with a 73-35 thrashing over Madison. The Arrows went undefeated in conference play for the first time since the 1925-26 season. All five starters for Ashland finished with double-digits with Trey Smith leading the way with 16 points. The Rams were led offensively by Billy Buckley's 10 points. With the win the Arrows finish the regular season at 20-1, 14-0 in the Ohio Cardinal Conference.