At left: Phillip Beans (44) powers his way to the basket for Ottawa Hills past Archbold's Christian Goering (25). The Streaks held Beans, who is committed to playing at Holy Cross College, a Division I college, to 16 points, 6.1 under his season average of 22.1 points per game. At right: David Rupp (24) splits a pair of Green Bears and puts up a shot.
Fifth grade boys basketball teams from Wauseon, Tinora, Delta, and Archbold met at Archbold Middle School, Saturday, Feb. 21, for a round robin tournament. The top two teams met for a championship shootout. Archbold defeated Wauseon 25-15 and Delta 36-22. Tinora and Archbold's first matchup during regular play finished with the Rams winning 31-23.
Above, Greg Nofziger, head coach of the Blackbirds, gives his team instructions during a timeout. At left, McComb's Kevan Westenbarger (32) attempts to get his hand on the ball from behind as Michael Deffely drives the lane in the third period.- photos by Scott Schultz
Quinn Nofziger takes an off-balance shot against Leipsic but still keeps his eye on the basket. The PHS senior led all scorers with 22 points in the Blackbirds' 59-46 district semifinal victory.- photo by Scott Schultz