Bellefontaine withstood a third-quarter rally by host Tipp City Friday to hand the Red Devils their first lost of the year, 47-34, in a Central Buckeye Conference boys basketball contest.
The game was broadcast live on 1390 WBLL.
The Chieftains allowed the Devils to score only one point in the second quarter and took a 19-8 lead into the locker room, but Tipp pulled to within six, 27-21, to get within striking distance going into the final period.
But excellent defensive rebounding and taking advantage of the double bonus from the charity stripe helped the Chiefs pull away, icing the game from the line late in the fourth quarter.
Chieftain Tristin Tillman was named the Steve Austin’s Player of the Game, leading Bellefontaine with 12 points, including hitting all six of his free throws, including several late in game.
Bellefontaine will play again Friday, December 27th at Sidney. Tip-off for the varsity game is scheduled for 7:30 pm on WBLL.
West Liberty-Salem fell at Greeneview 54-44.
The Rams outscored the Tigers 20-7 in the fourth quarter.
Ben Burden paced WLS with 9 points.
West Liberty-Salem is 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the OHC.
The JV Tigers beat Greeneview 34-30.
Ross Kelley and Michael McIntosh each had 9 points.
Indian Lake rolled at Northwestern 79-35.
Christian Grider poured in 18, Cole Wurster scored 13, and Ivan Reichert added 12.
The Lakers (2-2, 1-1) will host Jackson Center Saturday night.
The freshman Lakers steamrolled Northwestern 69-29.
Nate Kaffenbarger had 21 points. Parker Grothaus and Andrew Hulbert each added 13.
Benjamin Logan lost at Urbana 56-30.
Tanner Rader had a team-high 9 points.
Riverside fell to visiting Lehman 65-45.
Landon Kelsey had 14 points and senior Dalton Bollinger added 12.
The Pirates are 2-5 overall and 0-2 in the NWCC.
Greenon edged Graham 42-40.
Tecumseh blitzed Dayton Stebbins 76-54.
Springfield Shawnee handled Kenton Ridge 60-40.
Triad throttled Northeastern 70-29.
Springfield Catholic defeated Cedarville 48-42.
Mechanicsburg beat Southeastern 43-38.
Anna won at Jackson Center 50-47.
Carter Bensman paced the Rockets with 28 points.
Ft. Loramie routed Botkins 62-28.
Russia raced past Fairlawn 62-38.
Upper Scioto Valley steamrolled Ridgemont 75-45.
Lima Perry beat Waynesfield-Goshen 67-31.
Piqua defeated rival Sidney 77-65.
Miami East nipped Covington 50-46.
Celina outlasted Ottawa-Glandorf 69-64 in overtime.
Spencerville outscored Ada 60-47.
St. Marys beat Kenton 56-42.
Elida routed Wapakoneta 74-45.
The Calvary Christian varsity boys team lost to Grand Lake Christian Academy last weekend 64-29.
Shane Holloway led the Spartans 17 points.
Calvary Christian is 0-2. They will travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse (home of the Indiana Pacers) to take on the Ohio Eagles on January 10th.
The Calvary Christian Jr. High boys team defeated Grand Lake Christian Academy 47-14 last Saturday.
Josh Kilgore had 14 points and 5 rebounds, Tyler Reinhard recorded 9 points and 5 rebounds, and Daniel Wilt added 8 points and 6 rebounds.
All ten players scored in the win.
The Spartans (2-1) will play at Bankers Life Fieldhouse to face the Ohio Eagles on January 10th.