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Archbold Wins Seventh Straight League Title




Bryce Williams drives to the basket against defensive pressure from Evergreen’s Chandler Lumbreezer (10) and Phoenix VanOstrand (12), Friday, Feb. 12.– photo by Scott Schultz

Bryce Williams drives to the basket against defensive pressure from Evergreen’s Chandler Lumbreezer (10) and Phoenix VanOstrand (12), Friday, Feb. 12.– photo by Scott Schultz

Archbold won at least a share of its seventh straight Northwest Ohio Athletic League boys basketball title, Friday, Feb. 12, with a 53-34 victory at Evergreen.

Archbold (13-6, 7-0 NWOAL) can win the title outright with a victory at Bryan (9-11, 4-3 NWOAL) in its final regular-season game, Friday, Feb. 19.

The struggling Vikings fell to 7-13, 1-6 NWOAL.

“Right now a share of the title is as good as it gets,” said Doug Krauss, AHS head coach.

“We put ourselves in this position. I have to tip my hat to our guys; a lot of people didn’t give us a chance.

“To get number seven is a great, great accomplishment, and I give our kids a lot of credit.”

The Streaks set the tone early, scoring the first 11 points.

The Vikings finally broke into the scoring column at the 3:20 mark of the first quarter on a jumper by Peyton Pawlaczyk.

Archbold answered with seven straight points for an 18-2 lead, and closed out the first eight minutes with a 20-6 advantage.

Archbold didn’t let up in the second stanza, outscoring its host 13-9 for a 33-15 halftime lead.

Both squads tallied eight points in the third, with AHS edging the Vikings 12- 11 in the final eight minutes for the 53-34 final.

Mike Weigand paced Archbold with 12 points. Eli Miller scored 11.

Evergreen’s Bryce Hudik led all scorers with 16 points.

BOX SCORE
ARCHBOLD (53) – Williams 8,
Miller 11, Weigand 12, Bedsole 6,
Welch 6, Gericke 4, Radabaugh 4,
Wooley 2. Totals 17-12-53.
EVERGREEN (34) – Hudik 16,
Pawlaczyk 4, Machacek 4, Truckor
4, Etue 2, VanOstrand 2, Dowling 2.
Totals 14-4-34.
AHS 20 13 8 12 – 53
EHS 69811-34


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