The Journal Gazette
Thursday, January 27, 2022 11:00 pm

Leo halts East Noble as Knights return to court

VICTORIA JACOBSEN | The Journal Gazette

East Noble played its first boys basketball game in 19 days, but the Knights are going to have to wait at least two more days to get back in the win column after falling 57-40 at Leo on Thursday.

The Lions (10-2, 3-1 NE8), who are one of four teams tied atop the conference standings, led 26-18 at halftime and then outscored the Knights (7-8, 0-3) 15-4 in the third quarter to pull away. 

DJ Allen led the Lions with 20 points and Caedmon Bontrager scored 15. Spencer Denton was the top scorer for the Knights with 19 points and Chris Hood had 10. 

Leo out-rebounded East Noble 40-29. 

WOODLAN 49, LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN 43: At Woodlan, the Warriors improved to 11-7 this season on Cancer Awareness Night. Mason Posey led the Panthers with 20 points, Cameron Hindle scored 13 and Carter Harman scored 10 for Lakewood Park. 

Girls Basketball

WHITKO 48, BLUFFTON 43: At Whitko, the Wildcats have won consecutive games for just the second time this year. Bluffton rallied from a halftime deficit to tie the game at 34 heading into the final quarter, but Whitko (6-15) pulled back ahead. Bluffton falls to 7-14. Maryn Schreiber led the Tigers with 15 points, Monroe Heller scored 12 and Isabella Stout had 10. 

BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN 47, ADAMS CENTRAL 42: At Adams Central, the ICGSA Class A No. 12 Braves ended the regular season schedule with a win to improve to 16-7. Allie Boyer and Hailee Kline each scored 13 points for Blackhawk Christian. The Braves trailed 24-18 at halftime, but rallied to tie the game at 32 heading into the fourth quarter and then outscored the Flying Jets (8-12) 15-10 in the final period. 

JAY COUNTY 62, HERITAGE 22: At Heritage, the Jay County Patriots (20-3, 6-0 ACAC) clinched another ACAC title after holding Heritage to five points in the second half and just two in the fourth quarter. It was also the final game of the regular season for Heritage, which fell to 11-11 overall and 3-3 in conference play.


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