The Archbold boys basketball team played a pair of non-league contests and had a pair of lopsided victories last week, defeating Napoleon 73-42 and Fairview 58- 26 to run its record to 7-2.
The Northwest Ohio Athletic League season opens tomorrow, Thursday, at Swanton.
AHS 73, Napoleon 42
Archbold battled the Wildcats in the Grand Canyon, Tuesday, Jan. 2.
The Streaks jumped out to a 23-14 first-quarter lead and maintained the nine point difference, 37-28, at halftime.
Archbold used a big third quarter to charge ahead, outscoring the Wildcats 18-8 for a 55-36 advantage with one quarter to play.
The Streaks put up 18 points in the final eight minutes while holding Napoleon to six for the 73-42 final.
Bryce Williams led all scorers with 20 points. Rigo Ramos and Austin Wiemken each scored 12, while Eli Miller added 11.
Landon Willeman led Napoleon (2-8) with 15.
AHS 58, Fairview 26
The Streaks welcomed Fairview to the Thunderdome, Saturday, Jan. 6.
Williams opened the game with a three-pointer and then ended a 9-0 run with a steal and layup.
Archbold’s press helped cause turnovers that led to easy points and a 16-6 firstquarter lead.
Ramos opened the second quarter with a three, while B. Williams followed with five straight points, including a rare four-point play, for a 24-6 lead.
The Apaches stopped the run with their only bucket of the quarter, but Archbold then scored 10 points to lead 34-8 at the half.
“I thought we had a lot of energy out there,” said Doug Krauss, AHS head coach. “We turned them over a few times and got into them. We have enough guys that I think can put decent pressure on, and we did.”
Fairview scored a three to open the third, but Wiemken scored four straight with Kaiden Bedsole also scoring for a 40-11 advantage.
After an Apache bucket, Archbold scored five straight, but Fairview scored the final six points of the quarter to trail 45-19.
Krauss threw his starters out on the floor to start the fourth quarter and built a 35-point lead, 54-19.
With 5:39 left, the bench players finished the game.
“They (Fairview) are young kids, but young kids who are athletes,” said Krauss. “They are going to develop into some nice young players, but we didn’t want to see it tonight.”
Archbold shot 50% from the field on 20-40 shooting with eight three-pointers while holding Fairview to 11- 28 shooting for 39%.
“I thought we had a lot of good shots and we had good looks that didn’t fall,” said Krauss. “I’m waiting for that night when we really get going.
“I’ve seen it in practice, but practice and games are two different things.”
Williams led all scorers with 16 points.
Ramos netted 14 points with four treys. Wiemken contributed 12.
Chayse Singer led Fairview with 10.
ARCHBOLD (73) – B. Williams
20, Miller 11, Mahnke 3, J.
Williams 3, Wiemken 12, Bedsole 3,
Zimmerman 3, Ramos 12, Wooley 6.
NAPOLEON (42) – Gerdeman 12,
Bump 3, Kruse 2, Towne 3, Blair 5,
Willeman 15, Druhot 2. Totals 15-3-
AHS 23 14 18 18 – 73
JV: Archbold won 63-29.
ARCHBOLD (58) – B. Williams
16, Miller 2, J. Williams 3, Wiemken
12, Bedsole 7, Ramos 14, Wooley 4.
FAIRVIEW (26) – Polter 8, Crites
4, Singer 10, Jackson 2, Zeedyk 2.
AHS 16 18 11 13 – 58
JV: Archbold won 47-8.