Posted On: 12/18/19 12:25 PM
Tuesday nights. We always look forward to ’em.
Tuesdays are always loaded and nothing feels better than that mid-week trip to a high school gymnasium.
This is our first installment of Tuesday Across the Buckeye State where we will quickly fill you in on how the top games went while noting other important happenings at the end.
Contender v Contender
A matchup of two teams who could realistically make a regional final
St. Edward (81) at Brush (53): Statement win. With Michigan State football signee Montorie Foster back in the fold after missing the first few games, the Eagles soared to their most impressive victory to date.
Records: St. Edward 5-0, Brush 5-1. Information courtesy of Cleveland.com and reporter Matt Goul.
Lima Senior (66) at Toledo St. John’s (44): Lima Senior — despite trailing after the first and second periods — trounced St. John’s in their building.
This comes less than two weeks after SJJ dominated Findlay and hung with St. Edward. Point being, Lima won by 22 points on the road against a very good team.
Records: Toledo St. John’s 2-2, Lima Senior 4-0. Information courtesy of the Toledo Blade and reporter Steve Junga.
Pickerington North (71) at Pickerington Central (54): No Jack Sawyer (for the season), no problem. North won the battle of Pickerington in convincing fashion behind their trio of top returners — Chris Scott, Hunter Shedenhelm, and Casey George — who combined for 45 points.
This serves as a quality win for North, whose three losses are by an average of 5.7 points to St. Vincent-St. Mary, Bradley, and Gahanna.
Garner Wallace led Central with 15 points.
Records: North 3-3, Central 3-2. Information courtesy of 270 Hoops and reporter Jake Spegal.
Fort Loramie (34) at Jackson Center (55): Junior 6-foot-4 forward Aidan Reichert led all scorers with 20 points as Jackson Center is creating separation from the pack of Division IV teams in Southwest Ohio. Their defense, shooting, and the outstanding play of Reichert were the story here.
Records: Fort Loramie 3-1, Jackson Center 5-0. Information courtesy of the Sidney Daily News and reporter Bryant Billing.
With Lutheran East bumped up to Division II, Fairview appears to be the strongest Division III team in Northeast Ohio. They’re on a five-game winning streak including a win over Benedictine last Tuesday.
Sophomore 6-foot-5 forward Jack Kenneally scored a team-high 18 points for Holy Name.
Records: Fairview 5-1, Holy Name 3-3. Information courtesy of Cleveland.com and reporter Matt Goul.
Cincinnati Christian (37) at CHCA (48): We were at this one! Check out our full report here. Records: Cincinnati Christian 3-3, CHCA 5-2.
Grandview Heights (45) at Buckeye Valley (65): Buckeye Valley sophomore guard Dylan Thompson, donning newly purchased contact lenses, buried six 3-pointers in their blowout win over Grandview. Thompson’s shooting wasn’t a fluke and he doubles as one of the best perimeter defenders in Ohio’s 2022 class.
He scored 24 points while Grandview seniors Luke Lachey and Brian Collier added 16 a piece.
Records: Grandview Heights 4-2, Buckeye Valley 5-0. Information courtesy of the Delaware Gazette and reporter Michael Rich.
Greeneview (43) at Cedarville (48): Cedarville juniors Trent Koning (16 points) and Isaiah Ramey (15 points) pushed them past Greeneview in a matchup of the top two teams in the Ohio Heritage Conference.
Greeneview stifled Cedarville’s senior leader Colby Cross, but the junior duo picked up the slack.
Records: Greeneview 5-1, Cedarville 6-0. Information courtesy of the Xenia Gazette and reporter John Bombatch.
Normandy (56) at Elyria Catholic (52): Led by 6-foot-5 wing Stefan Stanic, Normandy invaded EC and handed them a shell-shocking first loss of the season.
Stanic scored 15 points, including the go-ahead layup. He’s a strong, athletic perimeter player with ball skills and a motor. True sleeper in Ohio’s 2021 class.
- Rhodes sophomore 6-foot-2 guard Jamal Sumlin continued his strong play in the early season with 20 points, eight rebounds, and six assists in a win over John Adams. Rhodes is proving to be one of the surprises of the year at 6-0.
- Centerville got on track with their first win of the season, 65-45 over Fairmont. Forwards Mo Njie (2020) and Rich Rolf (2022) continue to produce as a frontcourt pairing. They combined for 30 points and 16 rebounds as Rolf even connected on a pair of 3-pointers.
- Ashton Price, a 6-foot junior guard, set a new Bay program record for points in a single game with 47. He also scored 35 against Oberlin in their opener.
- Jerome senior 6-foot-1 point guard Dan Lee scored 28 points in a double-overtime win over Westerville North. Lee’s step-back 3-pointer sent this game to the second overtime. He’s an unsigned senior with a high-IQ and shooting ability.