Jonathan Alder’s Tyler Izzard (left) and North Union’s Trevyn Feasel (right) score baskets in these file photos. The Pioneers and Wildcats wrapped up divisional titles in the Central Buckeye Conference on Friday. (Journal-Tribune photos by Tim Miller and Sam Dillon)
The North Union boys basketball team notched its 18th straight win of the season against Benjamin Logan on Friday.
The 60-42 victory also clinched a Central Buckeye Conference Mad River Division title for the Wildcats, who used tough defense in the first quarter to hold the Raiders to only three points.
NU took a 22-3 lead into the ensuing period.
The North Union offense slowed in the second quarter, but still held a 30-14 lead at the break.
The Wildcats and Raiders split the third quarter offensively, going 12-12.
North Union found its flow in the final stanza by outscoring Ben Logan 18-16 to remain perfect for the season.
Scoring the Wildcats were: Trevyn Feasel-13, Gavin Webb-12, Harley Day-8, Preston Crabtree-6, Owen Davis-6, Joel Krebehenne-4, Connor Terrill-4, Aaron Krebehenne-3, Hudson Davis- 2 and Zach Vernon- 2.
North Union is 9-0 in the CBC with one more league contest remaining against Graham.
The Wildcats will return to the court on Tuesday against Triad.
Pioneers clinch CBC Kenton Trail title
The Jonathan Alder boys clinched the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail title with a 57-28 win over Kenton Ridge.
The Pioneers, who are now 9-0 in the CBC, started out strong against the Cougars by taking a 17-5 lead at the end of the first set.
The Cougars answered with some solid shooting in the second quarter to outscore the Pioneers 13-11.
JA, though, held a 28-18 advantage at the half.
The Pioneers’ tough defense resurfaced in the third and fourth quarters and allowed only 10 points.
Jon Alder (17-3) will return to the court for its final CBC game of the season against London on Friday.
Stevens 5-1-14, Izzard 5-0-12, Santa-Emma 5-2-12, Welsch 5-0-11, Heimlich 1-1-3, Walker 1-1-3, Heinig 1-0-2. Totals 23-5-57.
Three-point goals: Stevens 3, izzard 2, Welsch 1
Eberhart 6-0-13, McKay 3-0-6, Dotson 1-1-3, Moore 1-0-3, Severt 1-0-2, Younts 0-1-1. Totals 12-2-28.
Three-point goals: Eberhart 1, Moore 1
Fairbanks breezes past Northeastern
The Fairbanks boys made light work of their Ohio Heritage Conference foe Northeastern by beating the Jets 58-38.
Fairbanks trailed 10-8 at the end of the first eight minutes, but was able to answer with solid offense that added 20 points to the scoreboard in the second quarter.
FHS took a 28-20 lead into the turn.
The Fairbanks offense held the Jets to only four points in the third quarter, while extending its lead to 44-24 by the end of the set.
Each side’s offense tallied 14 in the final eight minutes, but the damage was already done to the Jets as Fairbanks picked up their 11th win on the season
The Panthers (11-10) will close out the regular season Friday against West Jefferson.
Winkle 4-2-14, Good 5-2-12, Green 4-3-11, Miller 2-2-8, Brake 1-2-4, Galsterer 1-0-3, Luke 1-1-3, Herbst 1-0-2, Schultz 0-1-1. Totals 19-13-58.
Three-point goals: Winkle 4, Miller 2, Galsterer 1
Bush 5-2-13, Nichols 4-1-9, Van Malderson 3-3-9, Fenton 2-0-4, Patterson 1-0-2. Totals 15-6-37.
Three-point goals: Bush 2
Triad drops OHC contest to West Jeff
The Triad boys dropped an Ohio Heritage Conference contest to West Jefferson.
The Cardinals lost, 51-45, to fall to 2-17 for the season.
The Rough Riders came out on top at the end of the first quarter with a 17-12 lead.
Triad was able to erode the Rough Riders’ lead to only 26-23 by the half.
West Jefferson answered in the third set by outscoring Triad, 13-11.
The Riders extended their margin their lead to 39-34.
Triad couldn’t overcome West Jefferson in the final stanza only putting up 11 points.
The Cardinals are 1-13 in the OHC and will return to action Tuesday at North Union.
Hooker 6-1-13, Book 5-0-10, Jones 3-3-10, Oberle 3-2-10, Buescher 2-0-5, Hahn 1-0-2, Simmons 0-1-1. Totals 20-7-51.
Three-point goals: Oberle 2, Jones 1, Buescher 1
Lease 6-0-16, Nott 4-0-11, Spriggs 4-2-10, Sizemore 2-0-4, Werner 2-0-4. Totals 18-2-45.
Three-point goals: Lease 4, Nott 3
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