Sieve, Marks lead Braves past Pioneers


Jason Sieve poured in a game-high 23 points and Sean Marks backed him up with 19 as the Olentangy boys basketball team knocked off host Orange 64-52 in OCC action Friday night in Lewis Center.

The Braves started well, jumping out to an 18-12 lead after the first quarter and, thanks to a 15-11 second, took a 33-23 edge into the break.

Olentangy pushed its cushion to 47-31 after a 14-8 third and Orange won the fourth 21-17 to account for the final margin.

The Braves’ Jerred Kinnaird was also solid in the win, finishing with 11 points. Matt McCollum and Zack Stablein, meanwhile, led the Pioneers with respective point totals of 11 and 10.

Liberty 75, Westerville Central 56

Ben Roderick finished with a game-high 22 points and Mitch Kershner added 16 as the Patriots rolled to an OCC win over the Warhawks Friday in Powell.

Liberty, which led 32-29 at halftime, used a 21-10 third-quarter surge to get some separation. It won the fourth 22-17 to smooth out the scoring summary.

Ethan Novy hit three three-pointers and finished with nine points to boost the Patriots while Thomas Hickman and Josh McDaniel led the Warhawks with 17 and 14 points, respectively.

Dublin Jerome 56, Hayes 40

The Pacers were within striking distance, down just 26-23 at the half, but the visiting Celtics erupted for an 11-0 run in the second to all but seal the deal Friday in Delaware.

Will Yoakum led Hayes with 18 points while Sam Midura and Terin Kinsway finished with eight apiece.

Also: Delaware Christian 69, Tree of Life 50.


Big Walnut raced out to a 23-6 first-quarter lead and never looked back, cruising to a lopsided 71-33 OCC win over visiting Franklin Heights Friday in Sunbury.

Eleven different Golden Eagles cracked the scoring column. Katie Neff led all scorers with 14 points, Alayna Trott added nine and Katie Cochran and Kelly Kreager finished with eight apiece.

Dublin Jerome 47, Hayes 39

The Pacers started and finished well, outscoring the host Celtics in the first and fourth quarters, but a rough patch in the middle led to an OCC setback in Friday’s regular-season finale Friday in Dublin.

Hayes led 10-8 after one, but was outscored 14-10 in the second and 14-7 in the third. Delaware won the fourth 12-11.

Syd McMillin and Madison Eldridge led the Pacers with nine points apiece while Dami Brewer led the Celtics with 13.


Buckeye Valley 2,154, Hayes 2,063.


Hayes 1,970, Buckeye Valley 1,895.

Olentangy’s Jason Sieve fires a pull-up jumper over a pair of Pioneers during the second half of Friday’s OCC showdown in Lewis Center.’s Jason Sieve fires a pull-up jumper over a pair of Pioneers during the second half of Friday’s OCC showdown in Lewis Center.
Duo combines for 42 points in 64-52 win

By Ben Stroup

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