The first time the Mansfield Tygers and Madison Rams met Ram sophomore Tyrell Ajian helped Madison to a 52-43 win scoring 25 points. It was also the Tygers first game of the year. Saturday evening at Madison with Ajian out of the lineup with a broken foot, Mansfield Senior made sure their would be no season sweep for their cross-town rivals as Senior High won going away 70-38.
Ontario kept their winning streak alive by knocking off Sparta Highland, 71-46, Saturday night at the O- rena. The Warriors captured their 9th straight victory behind a huge third quarter surge, outscoring the Fighting Scots 27-13 in the frame, after leading by just six at the half. Ontario's pressure defense forced Highland into 14 second half turnovers, leading to a number of fast break opportunities.
The state ranked Crestview girls basketball team held serve at home stopping New London 58-48. The Cougars Renee Stimpert led all scorers with a game high 38 points, Caitlyn Fulk was next with 11, Lexie Shriver and Megan Hill both had five, Sydney McLaughlin one.
Despite a monster night from Kadin Chrastina who knocked down a game high 36 points, the Mansfield Tygers came back from seven down in the second half to edge Clear Fork in Bellville 70-65. A strong fourth quarter helped push the Tygers over the top outscoring the Colts 24-14. The Tygers Naradain James had a big night for Senior High dropping in 27 points.
The Ashland Arrows remained undefeated in Ohio Cardinal Conference play by running past Madison by a final of 80-54. The Arrows jumped out to a 24-3 lead in the first quarter, then led at the break 45-14 and the issue was pretty much settled. Brett Vipperman led the way for Ashland with a game high 20 points, Isaac White was next with 14, Grant Denbow 11, John Wolfe 10 and Trey Smith eight. For Madison Austin Finley led the way with 16, Alec Keen 12 and Jesse Weightman had ten.
Colonel Crawford continued its undefeated season with a 70-39 victory at Wynford. The Eagles are now 14-0 on the year and 10-0 in the Northern 10 Conference. After trailing 13-12 early in the 2nd quarter, Colonel Crawford went on a 10-0 over the next 1:30 and never looked back. Todd Entenmann and Dylan Gulley paced the high- soaring Eagles with 27 and 20 points respectively.