North Union, Jonathan Alder cagers earn wins


Trevyn Feasel of North Union eyes the basket in this file photo. Feasel helped the Wildcats stay unbeaten with a win over Springfield Shawnee on Tuesday. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)

Question: 9-0, how far can they go?
Answer: It could be pretty darn far.
North Union’s boys basketball squad kept its record unblemished Tuesday evening with a 64-55 victory at Springfield Shawnee (5-3).
The contest was deadlocked at 17-all by the end of the first quarter.
NU (which will host Graham on Friday) took a 32-28 margin at halftime, but Shawnee pulled to within 46-45 by the end of the third quarter.
The Wildcats’ defense clamped down over the final eight minutes and limited Shawnee to just 10 points.
Preston Crabtree led North Union with 18 points.
He was joined in double figures by Zach Vernon-15 and Harley Day-12.
Others scoring for the Wildcats were Connor Terrill-eight, Trevyn Feasel-six and Owen Davis-five.

Lady Pioneers triumph
Jonathan Alder’s girls upped their record to 9-2 with a 54-43 victory over Mechanicsburg.
It was the first setback in 12 games for the Indians.
Alder set the tone early with an 18-5 lead by the end of the first quarter.
JA (which will travel to Springfield Shawnee on Saturday) held a 29-18 advantage at halftime and took a 41-31 lead into the fourth quarter.
Sydney Bourquin and Melissa Walbom paced Alder respectively with 18 and 17 points.
Jonathan Alder
Bourquin 7-0-18, Walbom 5-7-17, Ferrito 3-3-9, Jones 3-2-8, Zawodny 1-0-2. Totals 19-12-54.
Three-point goals: Bourquin 4.
Schipfer 5-4-16, Hamby 4-1-9, Forrest 4-0-8, Jones 2-2-8, Rausch 1-0-2. Totals 16-7-43.
Three-point goals: Schipfer 2, Jones 2.

JA rolls to win
Jonathan Alder’s boys had no trouble climbing to 8-2 for the season with a 61-31 triumph over Indian Lake (5-5).
The Pioneers (who will travel to London on Friday) controlled the game from start to finish.
They took a 17-8 lead into the second quarter and a 33-21 margin at the turn.
The Lakers’ offense couldn’t do much of anything against a stout Alder defense during the second half, tallying only 10 points.
Jackson Izzard scored 21 points to lead Alder, while Jack Santa-Emma tossed in 19.
Jonathan Alder
Izzard 8-2-21, Santa-Emma 8-2-19, Walker 3-2-8, Stevens 2-0-5, T. Begin 2-0-4, Gower 1-0-3, Welsch 0-1-1. Totals 24-7-61.
Three-point goals: Izzard 3, Santa-Emma 1, Stevens 1, Gower 1.
Indian Lake
Reichert 3-1-8, Parker 2-2-6, Jacobs 2-0-5, Murphy 1-0-3, Jackson 1-0-3, Barnes 1-0-2, Loriva 1-0-2, Parks 1-0-2. Totals 12-3-31.
Three-point goals: Reichert 1, Jacobs 1, Murphy 1.

Lady Monarchs fall
Marysville’s girls slipped to 4-8 with a 49-42 loss at Westerville North (9-3).
The game was marked by a low-scoring first half.
North led, 7-6, after eight minutes and MHS (which will play at Hilliard Davidson on Friday) grabbed a 14-10 margin at halftime.
North poured in 22 points during the third quarter and took a 32-26 advantage into the final period.
Tinley Graves and Kass Lee both led MHS with 12 points.
Westerville North
Wright 4-8-17, Smith 5-3-13, Martin 2-0-6, Hildebrand 1-3-5, Curry-Brown 2-1-5, Preston 1-0-3. Totals 15-15-49.
Three-point goals: Martin 2, Wright 1, Preston 1.
Graves 4-1-12, K. Lee 5-1-12, Cook 3-2-8, S. Lee 1-2-4, Hazelbaker 1-1-3, Brown 1-0-2, Sloan 0-1-1. Totals 15-8-42.
Three-point goals: Graves 3, K. Lee 1.

Triad’s struggles continue
The Cardinal boys slipped to 0-7 overall and 0-5 in the Ohio Heritage Conference with a 71-57 loss to Greeneview.
The Rams (9-2) held a 26-14 lead after the first quarter and took a 38-25 margin at halftime.
Triad (which will travel to Southeastern on Friday) trailed 51-39 by the end of the third stanza.
Ayden Spriggs led the Cardinals with 17 points, while Dillon Nott added 13.
Drew Campbell scored nine, followed by Batai Lease-seven, Ayden Sanford-six, Alex Freyhof-three and Jacob Warner-two.

Sydney Bourquin (center) of JA is fouled while going to the basket in this file photo. The Lady Pioneers beat Mechanicsburg on Tuesday. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)

Triad’s Ayden Spriggs goes up for a basket against Greeneview on Tuesday. Spriggs led the Cardinals with 17 points. (Photo submitted)

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