A 19-0 deficit by the end of the first quarter set the tone for Marysville’s boys basketball squad.
The Monarchs managed only 10 points during the first half en route to a 61-29 loss at Hilliard Davidson.
RJ Thornton tallied six of his seven points during the second quarter as Marysville trailed 31-10 at the halftime break.
The Wildcats pulled out to a 50-18 spread by the end of the third quarter.
Nick Wever led MHS with eight points.
Kade Focht also scored seven points for Marysville (3-7), which will play at Olentangy on Friday.
Neidert 8-0-21, Niemeier 3-0-8, Nervis 4-0-8, Frey 3-1-8, Oakley 3-0-6, Carter 2-1-5, Ruhe 2-1-5, Arnett 0-0-0, Abele 0-0-0. Totals 25-3-61.
Three-point goals: Neidert 5, Niemeier 2, Frey 1.
Wever 2-2-8, Thornton 1-4-7, Focht 2-3-7, Fourman 1-0-2, Adkins 1-0-2, Bowden 1-0-2, Johnson 0-1-1, Moore 0-0-0, Coil 0-0-0, Rausch 0-0-0, Smith 0-0-0. Totals 8-10-29.
Three-point goals: Wever 2, Thornton 1.
Triad’s boys slipped to 4-8 overall and 2-7 in the Ohio Heritage Conference.
The Cardinals dropped a 72-42 verdict to state-ranked (tied for fifth in Division IV) Springfield Catholic Central.
Triad trailed, 21-7, by the end of the first period and 39-22 at halftime.
SCC took a 56-29 margin into the final eight minutes of action.
Ayden Sanford led the Cardinals with 10 points.
Also scoring for Triad, which will host Madison Plains on Friday, were Carson Manley-nine, Kane Bailey-seven, Tyler Perry-six, Ayden Spriggs-four, Caleb Thomas-four and Cameron Thomas-two.
St. John’s triumphs
The St. John’s Lutheran School boys (4-2) won their second game in as many nights.
The Jaguars captured their third consecutive victory by beating Gahanna’s ONE School, 31-16.
Connor Boyd was a one-man wrecking crew, pouring in 24 of St. John’s points.
He drained a pair of trifectas, hit all six of his free throws and finished with six field goals.
The Jaguars’ defense was stifling.
The Sparks didn’t have an answer to the Jags’ full court 2-2-1 trap and 2-3 zone.
Lincoln Thrush chipped in three points and both Cody Gallmeyer and Jackson Firestone added two for St. John’s.
The Jaguars will play at to Cypress Christian on Thursday.