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Tigers No Match For Archbold In Sectional Final




Blue Streak senior Micah McQuillin (11) penetrates the paint for a basket with 44 seconds left in the first half of Archbold's sectional final with Liberty Center. The bucket gave Archbold a 25-13 halftime lead. Trying to stop McQuillin is LC's Logan Burdue.– photo by Mary Huber

Blue Streak senior Micah McQuillin (11) penetrates the paint for a basket with 44 seconds left in the first half of Archbold’s sectional final with Liberty Center. The bucket gave Archbold a 25-13 halftime lead. Trying to stop McQuillin is LC’s Logan Burdue.– photo by Mary Huber

Leading 14-4 after the first period, Archbold cruised to a 59-29 victory over Liberty Center to win a Division III sectional boys basketball championship at Defiance High School, Friday, March 5.

Archbold went on a 10-2 run over the last 5:46 of the first period for a 14-4 lead.

The Tigers didn’t add a point until Leighton Chambers hit one of two foul shots with 3:27 left in the half. By then the Streaks had a 21-5 advantage, which was extended to 23-5 when Luke Kammeyer hit a basket and was fouled.

Liberty Center closed the difference to 25-13 going into the locker room.

Archbold outscored the Tigers 18-8 in the third period and 16-8 in the fourth for the 30-point margin of victory.

Kammeyer was the only scorer in double figures. He scored 12 points. Twelve Blue Streaks scored.

District

Archbold (17-4) plays Evergreen (17-4) in a district semifinal at Napoleon, Thursday, March 11, 6:15 p.m.

The Vikings handed the Streaks their only loss in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League this season. Evergreen won a 76-64 battle with AHS, Thursday, Dec. 17.

Delta (13-8) plays Tinora (13-8) in the nightcap, at approximately 8 p.m.

The Streaks beat the Rams 59-56 in overtime on Feb. 13 at Tinora, Archbold handed the Panthers a 55- 29 defeat in The Thunderdome on Feb. 18.

Thursday winners play for the district championship, Saturday, March 13, 7 p.m. at Napoleon.

BOX SCORE
ARCHBOLD (59)
– Corey Walker
3, Giesige 7, McQuillin 6, Grosjean
1, Bernath 2, Fricke 4, Morton 9,
Miller 4, Smith 1, Collin Walker 2,
Kammeyer 12, Goering 8. Totals 23-
10-59.
LIBERTY CENTER (29)
Elling 3, Burdue 7, Slee 1, Smiddy 3,
Chambers 4, Snyder 2, Bly 2, Snow
7. Totals 10-7-29.
AHS
14 11 18 16 – 59
LCHS
4 9 8 8 – 29



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