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Norwalk girls can't sustain fast start in loss to Pirates

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Dec 16, 2018 at 3:44 PM

NORWALK — The Norwalk girls basketball team got the start it wanted.

Hosting a Perkins team that reached a district title game a year ago with several key players back, the Truckers got off to a 12-8 lead after one quarter in Saturday’s SBC Lake Division game at Norwalk High School.

But then the Pirates took complete control, outscoring Norwalk by a staggering 46-6 margin over the second and third quarters in a 71-30 win.

For Norwalk (1-6, 0-3), Paige Mauer had 12 points and six rebounds. Elena Barber added eight points and five rebounds, while both Lindsey Koenig and Cring each scored four points.

The Truckers entertain Wellington in a non-league game tonight.

PERKINS (6-2, 2-1)

Trautman 1-0—3; Jenkins 2-0—4; Howard 9-0—21; Siegel 6-2—16; Skelton 3-2—8; Thom 1-1—3; Baker 4-0—8; Tucker 1-0—2; Winston 3-0—6. TOTALS 30-5—71.

NORWALK (1-6, 0-3)

Mascie Horner 1-0—2; Lindsey Koenig 1-1—4; Elena Barber 3-2—8; Paige Mauer 4-3—12; Kayla Cring 2-0—4. TOTALS 11-6—30.

Perkins 12  6  0  12 — 30

Norwalk 8 28 18 17 — 71

3-point FGs: (P) Howard 3, Siegel 2, Trainman; (N) Koenig, Mauer


Lake Ridge 51, Monroeville 42

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Eagles were outscored by 20 points combined in the second and fourth quarters of a nine-point non-league loss to the host Lions on Saturday.

Kelsie Palmer led the Eagles (0-7) with 11 points, while Macy Schafer added eight.


Alex Carper 2-0—4; Mirena Miller 1-1—4; Kelsie Palmer 4-3—11; Alexis Green 3-1—7; Macy Schafer 3-0—8; Camryn Hedrick 1-2—4; Payton Scheid 1-1—3; Braylee Wise 0-1—1. TOTALS 15-9—42.


Madyson Rosado 11-3—26; Kayleen Kaatz 4-0—8; Emma Miller 5-0—10; Maria Munoz 1-3—5; Grace Adams 0-2—2. TOTALS 21-8—51.

Monroeville 12 5 14 11 — 42

Lake Ridge  8 17 7 19 — 51

3-point FGs: (M) Schafer 2, Miller 1; (LR) Rosado



W. Reserve 56, Plymouth 39

PLYMOUTH — Visiting Western Reserve took control early in Saturday’s Firelands Conference win over the host Big Red.

The Roughriders improved to 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the FC by using a 22-6 scoring margin in the first quarter of the 17-point win.

John Skrada finished with 18 points and seven rebounds on 7-of-11 shooting to pace the ‘Riders in the victory. JJ Weisenberger added 13 points, while Luke Rowlinson added nine points.

Also for Western, Luke Wyers had six points and seven rebounds, while Aiden Markley had nine rebounds and six assists.

Western was 21-of-53 shooting from the floor, held a 38-28 edge in rebounds and a 17-7 advantage in assists. The Big Red (3-1, 2-1) were just 15-of-55 from the field, including 2-of-16 from the three-point line and 7-of-16 at the foul line.


South Central 74, Mapleton 54

ORANGE TWP. — The Trojans stayed perfect on the young season with Saturday’s blowout win over the host Mounties.

Simon Blair capped a big weekend with 24 points and five steals for South Central (5-0, 3-0), while Alex Holland had 11 points, and both David Lamoreaux and Ethan Gifford each scored 10 points.

Also for the Trojans, Isaiah Seidel scored nine points, while Evan Legg added four points, seven rebounds and four steals.

SOUTH CENTRAL (5-0, 3-0)

Simon Blair 8-6—24; Sam Seidel 0-2—2; Alex Holland 4-2—11; David Lamoreaux 5-0—10; Isaiah Seidel 3-2—9; Ethan Gifford 3-3—10; Evan Legg 1-2—4; Tycen Cooper 1-0—2; Kayden Hauler 1-0—2. TOTALS 26-17—74.

MAPLETON (2-3, 1-2)

Shade 6-1—13; Scurlock 2-0—6; Stafford 1-0—2; Pharmer 3-2—11; Sloter 2-0—6; Hickey 3-3—9; Sanders 3-0—6. TOTALS 20-7—54.

S. Central 22 19 16 17 — 74

Mapleton   9  13 14 18 — 54

3-point FGs: (M) Pharmer 3, Sloter 2, Scurlock 2


St. Mary CC 53, Edison 35

MILAN — The Chargers were outscored in each of the first three quarters in Saturday’s non-league loss to the unbeaten Panthers.

Edison (0-5) fell behind 32-18 at halftime, then got outscored 16-5 in the third quarter. For the Chargers, Larry Kessler had 13 points and Patrick Amburgy added seven.

SMCC (4-0)

Jaden Bell 0-3—3; Dylan Christian 1-0—2; Jordan Jude 3-5—11; Luke Coval 0-1—1; Myles Bruno 4-2—11; Michael Capizzi 3-0—6; Nate Roesch 8-3—19. TOTALS 19-14—53.

EDISON (0-5)

Dylan O’Dell 1-0—2; Connor Romell 0-4—4; Seth Thompson 0-1—1; Larry Kessler 4-2—13; Patrick Amburgy 2-2—7; Andrew Neale 1-2—4; Patrick McManus 1-0—2. TOTALS 9-12—35.

SMCC 14 18 16 5 — 53

Edison 8 10 5 12 — 35

3-point FGs: (SM) Bruno; (E) Kessler 3, Amburgy


Bellevue 49, Port Clinton 39

PORT CLINTON — The Redmen improved to 3-2 overall with Saturday’s non-league win over the host Redskins.

Trey Ruhlman scored 20 points for Bellevue, followed by Caleb Marshall with 11 and Chase Eisenhauer with seven points.



Maloney, Hernandez win titles for Norwalk

FINDLAY — Ethan Hernandez (170 pounds) and Alec Maloney (220) both earned individual championships for Norwalk, which placed fifth at the Findlay Invitational with 263 points.

Host Findlay won the team title with 324 points.

Hernandez won four matches by pin before defeating Chaminade Julienne’s Nicholas Machuca by a 4-3 decision in the finals.

At 220, Maloney won three matches by pin all in the first period, including in 1:29 over Bellefontaine’s Bruno Pattison.

At 182, Gabe Phillips was runner-up with three pins and one decision. He was pinned by Chaminade Julienne’s Hunter Johns in 1:50 in the championship. Ethan Phillips was second at 160, winning three times by pin and once by decision before dropping a 12-3 major decision in the finals to Lorain’s Brandy Crawford.

Also for the Truckers, Darian Smith placed fourth at 182 and Kaleb Ruhl was fifth at 106.

“Everyone won at least one match, and we were without three starters,” Norwalk coach Frank Staley said. “I thought we got a lot better from last Tuesday to Saturday, but there is still a lot of room to improve by everyone.”


Edison second at Archbold Duals

ARCHBOLD — Edison sophomore Casey Barnett went 10-0 at 113 pounds, earning Most Valuable Performer honors at Saturday’s Archbold Duals as the Chargers went 9-1 as a group, finishing runner-up to Oregon Clay.

Of Barnett’s 10 wins, eight came via pin within the first two periods. Edison lost 44-30 to Clay in the finals.

Over the two-day tournament, the Chargers beat Avon (39-35), Swanton (43-30), Anthony Wayne (53-15), Ayersville (66-12), Wauseon (40-33), Elmwood (46-30), Ashland (42-36), River Valley (35-34) and Hudson, Mich. (46-33).

Senior Ray Adams (120) went 9-1 with five pins, losing only to state-placer Gavin Ritter (Wauseon).

Also for Edison, freshman Shadrick Slone went 10-0 with seven pins and two technical falls at 145 pounds. Senior Jordan Keegan went 9-1 at 138 pounds while junior Jakey Neer was 8-2 at 126.

Junior Jacob Brewer went 6-0 with six pins at 195.


Western, New London have one champ

SULLIVAN — Western Reserve’s Aidan Fry-Silva (145 pounds) and Tyler Ramage (152) each won titles at their respective weight classes as the Roughriders were fifth at the JB Firestone Invitational.

Lakewood won with 255.5 points. Western had 128 points while New London was seventh at 120.

Western’s Devin Good was runner-up at 220 and Jacob Martz at 138.

The Wildcats’ Mitchell Philipps was first at 195, winning by fall in 4:25 over Lakewood’s Spencer Reynolds.

At 145, Fry-Silva topped New London’s Austin Reed by an 11-3 major decision. Ramage earned a second-period pin in 3:06 over Lakewood’s James Trudel at 152.


Willard has two champs at Loudonville

LOUDONVILLE — D.J. Slone was first at 160 with an 11-6 win while Raven Brant earned a pin in 4:30 to win the 285 title as the Crimson Flashes were seventh at Loudonville’s John Lance Invitational.

Also for Willard, Jacob Jones was third at 182 while Eli Jaramillo was fourth at 126.

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