Trailing 12-8 after one quarter and 30-20 at halftime, Norwalk (0-2) was outscored 22-8 in the third quarter of a 67-43 loss to the Tornadoes.
Columbian was 24-of-55 shooting from the floor in the win.
For Norwalk, Elena Barber had nine points and eight rebounds. Lindsey Koenig added eight points, four rebounds, three steals and three assists.
Also for the Truckers, Alex Nolan scored a team-high 12 points and had three steals, while Paige Mauer grabbed seven rebounds.
Norwalk, which hosts Willard on Tuesday, was just 14-of-51 (27 percent) shooting for the game.
Calvert 50, New London 43
TIFFIN — The Wildcats fell to 0-2 with Thursday’s non-league loss against the host Senecas.
For New London, Gabby Ledbetter scored a team-high 19 points, while Kiaya Thierry added 12.
The ‘Cats host Western Reserve on Thursday in the Firelands Conference opener for both teams.
Willard 80, Bucyrus 36
WILLARD — The Crimson Flashes bounced back from a tough opener vs. Upper Sandusky on Friday with a convincing win over visiting Bucyrus on Saturday to improve to 1-1.
For Willard, Cooper Parrott connected on four 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 25 points. Myles Pinkston added 17, while Davon Triplett had 16 and Terry Baldridge added 10.
Fre. SJCC 54, Monroeville 43
FREMONT — The Eagles trailed by three points entering the fourth quarter of Saturday’s season opener against host St. Joseph, but were outscored 16-8 in the final eight minutes of the non-league setback.
For Monroeville (0-1), freshman Isaac Roeder scored 23 points, while Chayce Schaub added six and Cody Schaffer had five.
S. Central 52, B. Central 40
NEW WASHINGTON — South Central made it a weekend sweep as Simon Blair scored 24 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field and 8-of-10 shooting at the foul line in Saturday’s win at Buckeye Central.
Also for the Trojans, Isaiah Seidel had six points and 11 rebounds, while Alex Holland had six points and 10 rebounds.
W. Reserve 65, Firelands 51
COLLINS — The Roughriders got a fast start and a strong finish in Saturday’s non-league win over the Falcons.
Western (1-1) led 15-7 after one quarter and 35-19 at halftime. However, Firelands outscored the ‘Riders by a 17-5 margin to pull within 40-36 entering the final eight minutes.
But the ‘Riders got things back on track, outscoring the visitors 25-15 down the stretch to pull away.
Luke Wyers led a balanced attack for Western, scoring 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting along with five rebounds. John Skrada added 14 points, six rebounds and three assists, while Aiden Markley also scored 14 points, and Luke Rowlinson added 10.
Wellington 60, New London 56
WELLINGTON — For a second straight game, the Wildcats shot the ball well — but turnovers and a slow start proved costly in a non-league loss to the Dukes.
New London (1-1) shot 20-of-38 from the field, but committed 13 turnovers and trailed 19-11 after one quarter and 37-25 at halftime.
Ben Crawshaw connected on four 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 22 points for the ‘Cats. Ashton Carruthers added 11 points and Karson Howell scored 10.
Bellevue 45, Huron 30
HURON — The Redmen raced out to a 17-5 lead and maintained close to that margin throughout Saturday’s 15-point win over the host Tigers.
For Bellevue (2-0), Trey Ruhlman had 19 points and Garrett Vickery had 13 to combine for 32 of the team’s 45 points.
South Central 63, St. Peter’s 44
MANSFIELD — The South Central boys basketball team opened the season with a commanding win over host St. Peter’s on Friday in Mansfield.
The Trojans built a 36-18 halftime lead and never looked back in shooting 26-of-44 (64 percent) from the floor.
Simon Blair scored a game-high 20 points and added four assists for the Trojans. David Lamoreaux had 13 points and seven rebounds, while Isaiah Seidel had 17 points and three steals.