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Pettisville’s Graeme Jacoby shows the better hand and takes the ball to the basket against the Hicksville Aces, Saturday, Feb. 9. He scored 16 points, but the Birds lost.– photo by Phil King

Pettisville’s Graeme Jacoby shows the better hand and takes the ball to the basket against the Hicksville Aces, Saturday, Feb. 9. He scored 16 points, but the Birds lost.– photo by Phil King

The Pettisville boys basketball team kept pace with Stryker in the Buckeye Border Conference when the Birds took to the road to blow past North Central (9-10, 5-6 BBC) 72-34, Friday, Feb. 8.

The Birds moved to 9-1 in the BBC. Stryker is 10-1 with one league contest remaining; Pettisville has a pair of BBC games left.

The Birds traveled to Hicksville on Saturday, Feb. 9 in a non-conference matchup and fell 66-47, dropping their record to 14-5.

PHS 72, North Central 34

Pettisville throttled the Eagles 90-27 in their first meeting of the season on Dec. 18.

The Birds jumped out to a 20-8 first-quarter lead behind Logan Rufenacht and Detric Yoder, who scored eight points each.

Sam Rychener took over in the second, scoring 13 of the team’s 28 points to lead 48- 16 at the half.

Rychener scored 10 points while the defense gave up just two points in the third for a 61-18 advantage.

North Central outscored Pettisville 16-11 in the fourth.

Rychener led all scorers with 23 points. Rufenacht added 14, including four of the team’s 11 three-pointers.

Jack Bailey tallied 11 points to lead NC.

PHS held the rebounding advantage 33-19.

Hicksville 66, PHS 47

It was billed as a Divily sion IV tournament preview when the Birds battled the Aces, ranked ninth in this week’s Associated Press poll.

Pettisville led 8-7 with just over four minutes to play in the first quarter, but Hicksville (17-1) finished the quarter with a 13-4 run for a 20-12 advantage.

The Aces opened the second with a 9-0 run on three straight three-pointers to build the lead to 29-12.

Graeme Jacoby momentari- stopped the bleeding with a basket, but Hicksville ended the first half with an 8-2 scoring advantage to take a 37-16 lead into the locker room.

The Aces held a 23-point lead– their biggest of the game– with just over five minutes left in the third.

PHS went on a 9-0 run to cut the deficit to 14, 43-29, but went cold the rest of the period and trailed 47-29 with eight minutes left.

Pettisville got no closer than 14 points the rest of the game as the Aces scored 19 points in the quarter and held off any Blackbird rally for the 66-47 win.

Jacoby scored 16 points to lead PHS. Rufenacht added 12.

Hicksville had four players in double figures, with Landon Turnbull scoring 19 to lead all scorers.

Michael Myers scored 14; Parker Thiel, 13; and Travian Tunis, 11.

BOX SCORES
PETTISVILLE (72) – Avina 9,
Rufenacht 14, Yoder 8, Leppelmeier 5,
Vickery 5, Grieser 4, Keim 2, Rychener
23, Jacoby 2. Totals 27-7-72.
NORTH CENTRAL (34) – Bailey
11, Patten 4, Williams 4, Hayes 8,
Lehsten 7. Totals 15-3-34.
PHS 20 28 13 11 – 72
NCHS 88216-34
JV: Pettisville won 51-17.

PETTISVILLE (47) – Avina
6, Rufenacht 12, Yoder 5, Vickery
2, Grieser 2, Keim 2, Rychener 2,
Jacoby 16. Totals 16-11-47.
HICKSVILLE (66) – Tunis 11,
Brickel 3, Early 6, Myers 14, Thiel
13, Turnbull 19. Totals 23-8-66.
PHS 12 4 13 18 – 47
HHS 20 17 10 19 – 66
JV: Pettisville won 38-27.


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