The Roughriders improved to 5-2 overall and 4-0 in the FC with the win — which keeps them in a first-place tie with South Central (7-0, 4-0). Western and the Trojans shared the FC title a year ago.
In Friday’s win, the ‘Riders raced out to a 22-11 lead after one quarter, and used a 24-15 scoring margin in the second to extend the advantage to 46-26 at halftime.
However, the Cougars (2-5, 0-4) battled back, outscoring Western by an 18-13 margin in the third and 19-10 in the fourth.
Luke Rowlinson led Western, which shot 25-of-57 (43 percent), with 19 points. He added four rebounds, three assists and two steals. JJ Weisenberger added 16 points, four rebounds and three blocks, while John Skrada added 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting and grabbed six rebounds to go with three assists.
Also for Western, Cory Hipp had nine points on 4-of-4 shooting, and Brayden Hood scored seven points to go with seven rebounds and five assists.
Willard 75, Oak Harbor 38
WILLARD — After two straight losses, the Crimson Flashes are back in the win column after a convincing 75-38 win over visiting Oak Harbor Friday night in SBC Bay Division action.
With the win, Willard improved to 6-2 (2-1) as Cassidy Crawford had a game-high 25 points and 15 rebounds. Presley Feltner added 14 points for the Flashes.
WILLARD (6-2, 2-1)
Jena Adams 1-0—2; Kalli Sowers 0-3—3; Layla Dials 4-0—8; Becca Slone 1-0—3; Chloe Wiers 3-0—6; McKenna Stephens 3-1—8; Cassidy Crawford 9-7—25; Lydia Wiers 2-0—4; Tristin Burrma 1-0—2; Presley Feltner 5-2—14. TOTALS 29-13—75.
OAK HARBOR (5-2, 2-1)
Hetrick 1-0—3; Eli 3-0—6; Steinbeck 2-0—4; Harris 5-0—11; Tack 2-1—5; Ryann Steinbeck 2-1—5; Glaser 2-0—4. TOTALS 17-2—38.
Oak Harbor 9 4 15 10 — 38
Willard 21 24 10 20 — 75
3-point FGs: (W) Feltner 2, Slone, Stephens; (OAK) Harris
Edison 31, Huron 14
HURON — The Chargers broke open a tight game at halftime to outscore the Tigers by a 19-4 margin in the second half of a 17-point win.
Edison improved to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the Bay with the win.
The Chargers were led by Alana Fidler’s eight points, while Hannah Vitaz added seven.
EDISON (5-1, 2-1)
Aliyah Caporini 0-1—1; Emma Houser 1-0—2; Lilli Schuster 1-0—2; Deana Blatnik 1-1—3; Molly Houser 3-0—6; Alana Fidler 4-0—8; Hannah Vitaz 2-3—7; Jessica Stoll 1-0—2. TOTALS 13-5—31.
HURON (1-8, 0-4)
Rae Roldan 0-1—1; Olivia Lagando 1-0—2; Ava Winnestaffer 1-0—2; Ella Lamb 2-0—5; Madison Belden 2-0—4. TOTALS 6-1—14.
Edison 8 4 15 4 — 31
Huron 6 4 2 2 — 14
3-point FGs: (H) Lamb
Free Norwalk youth girls camp Dec. 28
NORWALK — The Norwalk girls basketball program will host a free youth basketball camp for grades 3-6 over the Christmas break.
The camp will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Dec. 28 in the main Norwalk High School gymnasium. There is no cost, and the camp will include instruction from the current Norwalk girls coaching staff and players to focus on individual skills and drills along with team activities.
Campers will also be fed pizza at the end of the camp.
Norwalk competes at P.C.
PORT CLINTON — The Norwalk boys and girls swim team had four individual winners in Thursday's Sandusky Bay Conference dual meet at Port Clinton.
The girls, who fell 98-53, got first-place finishes from Anna Little in the 100 freestyle (58.35), Mara Berry in the 100 backstroke (1:11.75) and Carissa Link in the 100 breaststroke (1:22.28).
For the boys, who lost 122-39, Nick Smith won the 100 breaststroke in 1:18.16.