The Buckeye Valley boys basketball team got off to a strong start against undefeated and state-ranked Columbus South, and played virtually even with the Bulldogs in the second half, but a rough second quarter proved to be the difference in a 64-49 non-league setback Saturday in Delaware.
The Barons (5-10) led 18-15 after one, but were limited to just three second-quarter points as the Bulldogs turned their early three-point deficit into a 35-21 halftime edge. South (17-0) outscored BV by just one in the second half to smooth out the scoring summary.
Ethan Crawford led the Barons with 16 points while Dylan Herbert and Aaron Watson finished with 10 apiece.
Tre’ohn Watkins, meanwhile, led South with 16 points.
Delaware Christian used a 30-point second quarter to pull away from visiting Genoa Christian Friday night.
Already up 17-7 after one, the Eagles’ 30-12 second gave them a commanding 47-19 lead at the break.
Andrew Dunnavant led the way with 24 points while Isaac Rindfuss added 15, Curtis Bean chipped in 12 and Adam Standley had 11.
Buckeye Valley looked poised to spring an upset early, up 14-9 after a quarter of play, but was outscored by 11 the rest of the way as Pleasant went on to win 53-47 Saturday in Delaware.
The Spartans (15-3, 8-1), led by Summer Blevins’ game-best 23 points, outscored the Barons (8-9, 3-6) 16-7 in the second to take a 25-21 halftime lead. Both teams scored 13 points in the third and Pleasant won the fourth 15-13 to account for the final margin.
Logan Hatcher led Buckeye Valley with 14 points while Morgan Scowden and Alaina Radcliffe finished with 12 apiece.
The Barons outrebounded the Spartans 39-25, but made just four of their 14 free throws in the setback.
Hayes 58, Westland 29
The Pacers bumped their non-league record to a perfect 9-0 Saturday, topping the host Cougars thanks to a fast start.
Hayes (9-9) led 21-3 after the first quarter and never looked back.
Katie Blair led the way with 13 points and six assists. Other standouts included Keiona Houser, who finished with nine points and seven rebounds; Madison Eldridge, who closed with nine points; Abby Weller, who chipped in nine rebounds; and Rachel Bourget, who had five assists and seven steals.
Dublin Coffman 71, Liberty 45
Katie Harrop and Teegan Pifher both scored in double-figures, finishing with 14 and 11 points, respectively, but not much else went well for the Patriots Saturday in Dublin.
The Shamrocks (17-2) led 19-8 after the first quarter and added to their lead in each of the next three.
Liberty fell to 13-6 with the loss.
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