Needing a win to stay in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League title hunt, the Archbold boys basketball team had little trouble disposing of Delta 68-42, Friday, Feb. 8.
The Streaks stand 14-3 overall. Bryan’s loss to Evergreen Friday night dropped the Golden Bears to 6-1 in the league, while AHS is in a three-way tie with Evergreen and Wauseon a halfgame back at 5-1.
Delta fell to 10-9, 3-3 NWOAL.
With a furious first eight minutes, the contest had the makings of going down to the wire.
Both squads traded baskets throughout the first quarter, with Archbold leading 17-12 as the quarter came to a close.
Delta’s Scott Garlinger tallied the first bucket to start the second stanza, closing the gap to 17-14.
Archbold’s Devin Shannon and Jay Miller pushed the difference to 21-14 on backto back baskets.
Micah Mohr, who paced Delta with 10 points, nailed a ten-footer and followed with one at the foul line. Nick Jones added a jumper and the Panthers were knocking on the door trailing by two, 21-19.
From there it was all down hill for the Panthers. The Streaks went on a 10-0 run to close out the quarter.
Taylor Price started with a jumper. Evan Wyse added two more points for the Blue and Gold.
Shannon scored again, and Miller came up with a steal. Leading the charge, Miller spotted Wyse for two. Garlinger fouled Wyse on the play, and was then hit with a technical foul.
After Wyse made his foul shot, Zeb Frank stepped to the line to shoot the technical.
Frank missed the first foul shot but made the second to close out the half with Archbold holding a commanding 31-19 lead.
Archbold outscored the Panthers 23-11 in the third and 14-12 in the fourth for the 68-42 final.
Wyse and Price led Archbold in the scoring column with 15 and 11 points, respectively. As a team, the Streaks put nine players in the scorebook.
Archbold was 5-6 at the foul line while Delta was 11-19. The Panthers won the rebounding battle 23-22, and committed 10 turnovers to Archbold’s 15.
“Evan played a nice game at both ends of the court tonight,” said Doug Krauss, AHS head coach. “He was guarding the Mohr kid and did a good job on him; (Mohr) got a couple of looks, but not too many.
“Evan was aggressive going to the basket tonight, and that is awesome to see. That is what you have to do to make plays, and our guys are looking to do that.
“We ran the floor well. Taylor Price did a nice job tonight and hit a couple of big shots.
“Overall this was a really good win for us.”
ARCHBOLD (68) – Price 11,
Miller 2, E. Wyse 15, Tinsman 6,
Dietrich 9, Fisher 8, Schnitkey 2,
Shannon 6, Frank 9. Totals 29-5-68.
DELTA (42) – Maclonsky 5, Stickley 6, Callahan 1, Mohr 10, Edwards
8, Garlinger 2, Jones 2, Luetheran 8.
AHS 17 14 23 14 – 68
DHS 12 7 11 12 – 42