The Urbana varsity boys basketball team beat visiting Bellefontaine 35-24 on 1390 WBLL Tuesday.
For Urbana, Tristan Singer received Steve Austin’s Auto Group Player of the Game honors with 20 points, including 11 in the decisive fourth quarter.
For Bellefontaine, Logan Mitchell scored 10 points.
The Hillclimbers used a suffocating man-to-man defense to limit Bellefontaine to three field goal attempts in the last quarter, outscoring the Chiefs 13-2.
(Pictured: A time out during the game.)
Listen to BHS head coach Henry Stolly recap the loss.
Listen to the complete postgame interview with Urbana head coach Jeremy Dixon.
The Chiefs fall to 7-7 and host Kenton Ridge Friday on WBLL.
Urbana improves to 11-3 and travels to Northwestern Friday.
WL-S 51 Riverside 37
Landon Hormann poured in 25 points - including 10 in the fourth quarter - to pace West Liberty-Salem to a 51-37 win over a pesky Riverside squad in boys non-league basketball action Tuesday on 98.3 WPKO.
The visiting Tigers took a nine-point lead into the half, which they stretched into a 39-27 lead by the end of the third. The Pirates were able to twice cut the visitors' lead to seven in the fourth, but the Tigers consistently broke the Riverside press and got the ball to Hormann near the basket, allowing him to hit five field goals in the final period and put the game away.
Travis Mayse also scored in double figures for the Tigers, finishing with 11 points.
Riverside was led by Dalton Bollinger's 12 points while Grant Miller and Landon Kelsey each scored nine points in the loss.
West Liberty-Salem is now 12-4 on the year, while Riverside falls to 5-12.
Ridgemont steamrolled visiting Mohawk 80-57.
Josh Corbin had 20 points, Tyler Tillman dropped in 19, and Chris Weyant added 10.
The Gophers are 5-10.
Indian Lake fell to visiting Tipp City 85-58.
Jalon Tuttle and Brennon Lump each scored 14, Christian Grider tossed in 13, and Chris Teague added 10.
The Lakers are 2-11; the Red Devils are 12-3.
Springfield Shawnee stifled Benjamin Logan 77-44.
Tecumseh defeated Graham 65-54.
Dayton Stebbins edged Northwestern 56-55.
Lehman beat Waynesfield-Goshen 45-36.
Jackson Center outscored Botkins 55-49.
The West Liberty-Salem 7th grade boys outlasted Greeneview 47-42 in overtime.
Neil Markin led the attack with 11 points, Braden Miller had 10 points, and James Loffing added 9.
The Tigers are 10-1.
The West Liberty-Salem 8th grade boys fell to Greeneview 43-33.
Luke Woods scored 15. Brandon Wolfe and Jerret Smith each added 6.
The Tigers are 9-2.
WLS will host Miamiview Thursday at 5:00.
The West Liberty-Salem 7th grade girls handled Greeneview 34-11.
Jonni Parker had 10 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists, Tory Cordell recorded 8 points and 4 rebounds, and Taylor Lauck and Aubrie Stillings each added 6 points.
The Tigers are 13-1 overall and 12-1 in the OHC.
The 8th grade Lady Tigers defeated Greeneview 38-28.
Lily Yoder had 19 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 steals, Ashley Rabenstein recorded 6 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists, and Kiana Reames delivered 6 points and 8 rebounds.
The Tigers are 13-1, 12-1.
They will visit Miamiview Thursday.