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Jr. High Sports Digest



Arch 8th Grade Boys Basketball

The undefeated Wauseon Indians (18-0) ended Archbold’s season with a 50-36 victory over the Streaks in the semifinals of the Northwest Ohio Athletic League Tournament, Thursday, Feb. 7.

Wauseon raced to a 16-point halftime lead, but the Streaks came roaring back to cut the difference to 37-31 at the end of the third quarter. Archbold could get no closer as its season ended with a 10-8 record.

Archbold 7th Grade Boys Basketball

Archbold entered the Northwest Ohio Athletic League tournament with a 15-1 record and the number one seed.

Archbold faced Patrick Henry in quarterfinals action. Opening an 18-2 lead after one quarter, the Streaks rolled to a 61-5 victory. Bryce Williams had the hot hand, scoring 16 points. Eli Miller and Nic Rodriguez combined for 14.

The Thursday, Feb. 7 semifinal had Archbold squaring off with Delta. Leading 14-8 after one, Archbold shut the Panthers out in the second to go to the locker room with a 27-8 lead. The Blue Streaks went on to win 61-23. Cash Gericke led the way with 12 points. Kaiden Bedsole and Denver Beck combined for 16.

In the finals, Saturday, Feb. 9, Archbold battled Wauseon. The Streaks led 25-18 going into the half. The third quarter was the difference as Archbold outscored the Indians 12- 5 to come away with a hard-fought 44- 30 victory. Williams led the way with 14 points. Gericke bucketed 13.

Archbold finished with an 18-1 record.



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