The No. 2-seeded Roughriders (19-3) outscored winless Huron early and often in a 78-10 victory, which advances them to Saturday’s 8 p.m. sectional title game vs. No. 11 seed Galion (2-20).
In Tuesday’s win, Western led 24-2 after one quarter, and extended the lead to 47-6 at halftime. The ‘Riders then outscored the Tigers (0-21) by a 25-0 margin in the third quarter.
“Those are always tough games to get up and play for and to stay focused, especially for four quarters,” Western Reserve coach Brett Robson said. “All 12 of our kids did exactly that. We came out right out of the gate, pressured the ball like we hoped and created turnovers and got easy buckets early. When we open up games like that, we get in a good flow for the rest of game and play well. Defense drives our offense.”
Andrea Robson scored a game-high 22 points for Western, with Brooke Ommert scoring 14. Both Cora Wyers and Katie Hipp added eight points.
Against Galion, the ‘Riders will again not be overlooking their opponent’s record.
“Each game you play at the tournament is a bit harder, and Galion, throw the record out the window,” Robson said. “They play in a tough league and have a tough schedule, so we know they will come out ready to play and will want to come after us. But we’re proud of the work our girls are putting in and the leadership we’re getting out of our seniors.”
Mansfield St. Peter’s 37, Plymouth 9
SHELBY — The Big Red closed out their season following Tuesday’s loss to the Spartans in a Div. IV sectional semifinal at Shelby High School.
Plymouth, which finished the season with a 2-21 record, got six points from Tristen Wiley in the loss.
Willard girls team advances to districts
PORT CLINTON — The Willard girls bowling team and two individuals off the boys team advanced out of the Div. II sectionals held over the weekend at Star at the Harbor Lanes in Port Clinton.
Josh Holida advanced after rolling a 192-201-243—636 series, while Brandon Dye rolled a 215-235-174—624 series.
Meanwhile, the girls totaled a 3,204 to advance. Kourtney Kraft led the way with a 169-157-214—540, and was followed by Lillian Hellman (174-160-140—474), Jillian Ericsson (173-127-119—419), Katie Isaac (149-139-122—410) and Emily Jackson (135-131-139—409).
The district championships will be held Thursday and Friday at Interstate Lanes in Rossford.