There’s a handful of basketball games on tonight’s local sports schedule and we’ll have the latest on all of the action for you tonight here at The Courier.
The University of Findlay men and women’s teams will host Walsh University in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader beginning at 6 p.m.
Courier writer Brian Lester will cover all the action tonight at Croy Gymnasium.
Also tonight, the Ohio Northern women’s basketball team will take on Wilmington in an Ohio Athletic Conference tournament semifinal game,
In prep boys basketball action, Arlington will visit Upper Scioto Valley and Continental will host Holgate.
Also today, the OHSAA state swimming and diving championships get under way for area competitors in Canton.
Findlay High School’s Kyah Fleckner and Bethany Glick will compete in the Division I girls diving championships while swimmers from Ada and Fostoria will compete in the Division II swimming prelims beginning at 5 p.m.
For scores and more after the game check out The Courier’s sports weblog, The Blanchard River Buzz.
You’ll get the best local sports coverage in the region in the daily print edition of The Courier and online at TheCourier.com.
MEN’S BASKETBALL — Walsh at Findlay (GLIAC), 6
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL — Walsh at Findlay (GLIAC), 8
Wilmington at Ohio Northern in OAC Tournament, 7:30
Findlay in OHSAA Division I girls diving, 9 a.m.
Ada & Fostoria in OHSAA Division II preliminaries, 5 p.m.
PREP BOYS BASKETBALL
Other NW Ohio Games
Arlington 57, Upper Scioto Valley 34
Bryan 51, Hicksville 41
Holgate 36, Continental 26
Liberty Center 60, Ayersville 57
Marion Harding 59, Mansfield Temple Christian 47
Wayne Trace 63, Parkway 49
Toledo Start 70, Toledo Bowsher 66
BOYS BASKETBALL: Arlington rolls in regular season finale
MCGUFFEY — In the final regular season game of the season for Arlington, Michael Blunk Andrew Hunter and Andrew Glick made sure the Red Devils would head into the postseason on a high note.
Led by Blunk’s 18 points and nine rebounds, the trio combined for 40 points in a 57-34 win over Upper Scioto Valley. Hunter finished with 12 points and five assists and Glick contributed 10 points in the win for Arlington, which finished the regular season at 17-5.
Arlington started off hot, running out to a 19-7 lead in the first period. The Red Devils carried that momentum into the second half, using a 15-6 run to push the lead to 20 at 46-26 at end of the third quarter.
Lane Hurley had seven points and six rebounds for former Vanlue coach Jeff Kloepfer’s Rams (16-5).
Blunk 7-4—18, Hunter 5-2—12, Glick 5-2—10, Freed 2-0—6, Metzger 2-0—6, McBride 2-0—5, Werst 0-0—0, Frysinger 0-0—0, Steinman 0-0—0, McDowell 0-0—0, Green 0-0—0, Courtney 0-0—0. TOTALS: 22-57 8-8—57.
UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY (16-5)
Hurley 3-0—7, Rofe 2-2—6, Prater 2-2—6, Howard 1-2—4, Rostorfer 2-0—4, Hunsicker 1-1—3, Howard 1-0—2, Evans 0-2—2. TOTALS: 12-43 9-12—34.
Arlington 19 12 15 11 — 57
Upper Scioto Valley 7 13 6 8 — 34
3-Point GOALS: Arlington 5-12 (Freed & Metzger 2, McBride 1), Upper Scioto Valley 1-10 (Hurley 1).
rebounds: Arlington 29 (Blunk 9), Upper Scioto Valley 25 (Hurley 6).
turnovers: Arlington 17, Upper Scioto Valley 23.
CONTINENTAL — Both Continental and Holgate got off to a slow start that lasted throughout the first half of their nonconference boys basketball game Thursday. Holgate finally broke from the blocks in the third quarter to claim a 36-26 win over the host Patriots.
Landon Grimm scored 13 points and Brandon Gustwiller made three 3-pointers to finish with 11 points for Holgate (12-10).
Dalton Bradford had eight points to lead Continental (6-15), which scored more points in the fourth quarter (14) than it did in the first three periods combined (12).
That slow started resulted in a 2-2 tie after the first quarter and Holgate clinging to a scant 11-10 advantage at halftime. An 11-2 spurt by Holgate in the third period stretched the lead to 22-12 heading into the final quarter.
Mack 1-0—2, Clark 1-0—2, Gustwiller 3-2—11, Grimm 4-4—13, Kelly 0-2—2, Aelker 2-2—6. TOTALS: 11-27 10-14—36.
Dockery 0-0—0, Scharzman 2-1—6, Slattman 4-0—8, Rue 0-0—0, Bradford 4-0—9, Mansfield 1-0. TOTALS: 11-24 1-1—26.
Holgate 2 9 11 14 — 36
Continental 2 8 2 14 — 26
3-Point GOALS: Holgate 4-10 (Gustwiller 3, Grim 1), Continental 3-12 (Schwarzman, Bradford & Mansfield 1).
rebounds: Holgate 13, Continental 15.
turnovers: Holgate 3, Continental 11.
junior varsity: Continental 27-24.
Wayne Trace at Parkway