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AHS Boys Open With Pair Of Wins

Archbold’s DJ Newman takes a shot over the outstretched arm of Edgerton’s Logan Showalter (22).– photo by Mario Gomez

Archbold’s DJ Newman takes a shot over the outstretched arm of Edgerton’s Logan Showalter (22).– photo by Mario Gomez

Archbold opened the boys basketball season with a pair of wins last week to start the season 2-0.

The Streaks defeated Edgerton 49-31 and Kalida 50-35.

“I really didn’t know what to expect after the great football run that we had,” said Joe Frank, AHS head coach.

“We’re still trying to get the football worked out of them, but I think overall those guys did a good solid job.”

AHS 49, Edgerton 31

Three-pointers were the difference in the game with the Bulldogs, Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Thunderdome.

Both teams made 10 two-pointers and eight free throws. But the Streaks sank seven treys for 21 points to only one for three points for the Bulldogs, for the 18-point difference.

Archbold grabbed an early 7-1 lead on deuces by Ethan Hagans and Elijah Zimmerman and a three by DJ Newman.

Edgerton scored five straight points to pull within one, 7-6.

Zimmerman pushed the lead to three, 9-6, but the Dogs scored four straight points for their first lead, 10-9.

Zimmerman scored on a layup for the final points of the first quarter and an 11- 10 lead.

After a Zimmerman three, Edgerton went on a 5-0 run with 2:33 to play in the half.

The Streaks scored the final four points of the half for an 18-15 advantage at the half.

“We didn’t shoot the ball well in the first half, and we were still ahead by three points,” said Frank.

“We felt like we were going to make a few more shots and we were going to keep the pressure on.”

AHS took control of the game in the third, outscoring the Bulldogs 22-10, including four treys to go up 40-25 after three.

Austin Roth hit a three to start the fourth for an 18- point lead, 43-25.

The reserve players finished the game as the Streaks outscored Edgerton 9-6 to win 49-31.

“We’re still feeling our way through this process,” said Frank.

“We aren’t anywhere near where we’re going to be conditioning wise and healthwise, so we’re just trying to battle through some things and just keep competing.

“We’ll continue to get better, and hopefully that’ll be good enough to keep us in games.”

Zimmerman led all scorers with 13 points.

Roth hit three treys to contribute nine points.

Arryn Pahl led Edgerton (1-1), with 11 points.

AHS 50, Kalida 35

The Wildcats invaded the Thunderdome, Saturday, Dec. 7, for a non-league contest.

After a quick start in which the Streaks led 9-0, Kalida went on a 13-2 run to lead 13-11 after one.

Archbold outscored the Wildcats 14-11 in the second to go into the locker room up 25-24.

Archbold held the Cats (1- 2) to 11 points in the second half while scoring 25 points for the 50-35 win.

Zimmerman paced Archbold with 16 points while Hagans dropped 14.

Kalida’s Gabe Hovest led all scorers, with 25.

The Streaks won the rebounding battle 29-15.

BOX SCORES
ARCHBOLD (49) – Gomez 7,
Roth 4, Newman 5, Roth 9, Theobald
5, Zimmerman 13, Hagans 6. Totals
17-8-49.
EDGERTON (31) – Roth 2, Pahl
11, Ripke 2, Landel 4, Gray 3, Wolfe
2, Showalter 7. Totals 11-8-31.
AHS 11 7 22 9 – 49
EHS 10 5 10 6 – 31
JV: AHS won 36-16.

ARCHBOLD (50) – Gomez 2,
Roth 4, Kennedy 2, Newman 8,
Theobald 4, Zimmerman 16, Hagans
14. Totals 21-7-50.
KALIDA (35) – VonDerembse 7,
Hovest 25, Horstman 3. Totals 12-4-
35.
AHS 11 14 14 11 – 50
KHS 131156-35
JV: AHS won 50-42.