The Archbold junior varsity boys basketball squad defeated Patrick Henry, Defi- ance, and Wauseon recently. The Streaks roughed up the Patriots 42-29 while nipping Defiance 47-42.
Archbold defeated Wauseon for the second time this season, 41-30.
Archbold visited the House of Heat, Friday, Jan. 20. Mike Walker had a big game offensively as he led the way with 12 points. The rest of the scoring was balanced as nine Streaks hit the scoring column.
Archbold forced the Patriots into 19 turnovers with its pressure defense.
The Streaks out-rebounded PH 20-15 and were 6-12 behind the three-point line.
The Streaks traveled to Defiance, Tuesday, Jan. 24, to battle the once-beaten Bulldogs. Tyson Schnitkey hit the go-ahead threepoint field goal to break a 40-40 tie with one minute to go. Schnitkey, who went 4-4 behind the three-point line, and Devin Shannon led the Streaks offensively with 14 points each. Luke Fisher backed them up with 12 points.
The Streaks were 18-33 from the field. The Bulldogs were 17-32. The difference was at the foul line, where the Streaks were 7-8 while the Bulldogs were 1-5.
Archbold hosted Wauseon, Friday, Jan. 27, and defeated the Indians 41-30.
The Streaks outscored the Indians 30-16 in the first and third quarters to key the victory.
Schnitkey continued his three-point marksmanship, drilling three treys in five attempts and scoring 14 points to lead AHS. The “twin towers” of Shannon and Fisher each had eight to back up Schnitkey.
Archbold shot 14-32 from the field for 44% while holding the Indians to 10-28 for 37%. The Streaks had a season low six turnovers while forcing the Indians into 14.
“We played some solid basketball the last three games, especially in the Defiance contest,” said Joe Frank, AHS coach. “It was good to see us make plays in pressure situations.
“It is certainly gratifying for me as a coach when we execute at both ends of the floor at crunch time.
“We have really stepped it up at the offensive end the past three weeks. Hopefully we can continue to make progress at both ends of the floor as we head into the home stretch of our schedule.”