Tied at 12 after one quarter, the Roughriders (4-0) took a 32-25 lead into halftime. Both teams scored 15 points in the third quarter, but then the ‘Riders put the game away with a 15-8 scoring advantage over the final eight minutes.
Luke Rowlinson scored a game-high 26 points and added four rebounds for Western, while Jude Muenz added nine points, five rebounds and four assists.
Also for Western, Cory Hipp had seven points, seven rebounds and three assists, while Luke Wyers contributed seven points and four rebounds.
Western finished 50 percent from the floor in shooting (22-of-44) and held a 26-12 edge in rebounds.
The ‘Riders entertain Plymouth and Crestview on Friday and Saturday in a double-weekend in Firelands Conference play.
St. Paul 66, Fre. SJCC 62 OT
FREMONT — The St. Paul boys basketball team turned a fourth quarter deficit into a four-minute overtime, where it came away with a 66-62 win over St. Joseph Central Catholic on Saturday in Fremont.
The Flyers (2-0) led 17-15 after one quarter, but trailed 35-31 at halftime and 48-44 through three quarters. They tied things up with a 14-10 scoring edge the fourth quarter, then outscored the Crimson Streaks (3-1) by an 8-4 margin in the overtime.
“Very proud of our guys tonight,” St. Paul coach Mike Smith said. “Their determination and effort was outstanding. We beat a very good, well-coached team in a tough gym. This game will make us a better team moving forward. We can’t wait to get this group back in the gym and get to work on Monday.”
Nick Winslow scored a game-high 20 points for St. Paul. Nate Winslow added 16 points, Brandon Furlong had 13 and Jordan Shepherd scored 11 for a balanced scoring effort. Scott Adelman rounded out the scoring with six points.
The Flyers also won the junior varsity game, 49-17. Kaden Maxwell had 10 points for the JV Flyers (2-0), while Jake Carper, Caleb Schwan and Travis Herner each scored eight points.
St. Paul visits Crestview on Friday, then travels to New London on Saturday for a pair of road Firelands Conference games.
ST. PAUL (2-0)
Scott Adelman 1-3—6; Nick Winslow 7-4—20; Brandon Furlong 5-0—13; Nate Winslow 5-6—16; Jordan Shepherd 4-3—11. TOTALS 22-16—66.
ST. JOSEPH (3-1)
Hirt 2-0—6; Blake 7-1—19; Ritzman 2-1—5; Stepanic 2-7—13; Stosio 1-0—2; Harrison 3-1—7; Lindenberger 1-0—2. TOTALS 19-12—62.
St. Paul 17 14 13 14 8 — 66
F. SJCC 15 20 13 10 4 — 62
3-point FGs: (STP) Furlong 3, Ni. Winslow 2, Adelman; (SJ) Blake 4, Hirt 2, Stepanic 2
JV: St. Paul, 49-17.
St. Paul freshmen 2-0
The St. Paul freshman boys basketball team opened the season with two wins last week.
On Wednesday (Dec. 4), the Flyers topped Ashland Crestview with a 36-34 win in overtime. Ian Deeter led the Flyers with nine points and xis steals, while Dylan Deppen scored eight points — including the basket that sent the game to OT.
On Thursday (Dec. 5), the Flyers held on to beat rival Monroeville, 40-37. Deppen paced the Flyers with nine points and Luke Blum scored eight.
St. Paul is at New London on Thursday.
St. Paul eighth-grade is 2-1
The St. Paul eighth-grade boys basketball team split a pair of Firelands Conference games last week.
On Thursday (Dec. 5), the Flyers fell to visiting Crestview, 25-26, at the Monroe St. Gym. Ben Burger led the Flyers with eight points, and Sam Scavuzzo added five.
On Saturday, the Flyers rebounded with a 45-12 win at New London to improve to 2-1. Burger scored 10 points and Scavuzzo had nine, followed by Brady Daley with eight points and Drew Kuhnle with six.
St. Paul will host Western Reserve on Thursday.
St. Paul seventh-grade is 3-0
The St. Paul seventh-grade boys basketball team won at New London on Saturday by a 38-19 final score.
Korey Frazee hit three 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 13 points. Brock Houck added 10 points and seven rebounds for the Flyers, who improved to 3-0 ahead of Thursday's game vs. Western Reserve.