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August 18, 2019

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Perry out-guns Ada boys

By Cort Reynolds

CRIDERSVILLE - Host Perry started fast and ran past former NWC foe Ada 68-39 in non-conference boys basketball action Saturday night at Cridersville.

The Bulldogs fell to 0-6 with the defeat, while the Commodores improved to 5-1 with the victory.  

The Commodores raced to a 26-13 lead after the first quarter, and Ada inched to within 32-20 at intermission. But Perry pulled away for good on the strength of a 23-9 third quarter.

"We had a very slow start but I am very proud of how we responded and fought back early," said Bulldog third-year head coach Dre White.

"We talked in much detail after the Allen East game about responding when a team makes a run, staying together and battling back," he continued. "After a bad first quarter, we were able to win the second quarter by one. That was a step in the right direction for us."

Ada senior guard Cade Mullins scored a game and season-high 18 points with the aid of four three-point field goals.

"I am very proud of our senior Cade Mullins for having a strong weekend not only in the scoring column, but overall," White offered. "He is very deserving and his off-season commitment was on display."

Chazz Jackson and freshman Ryan Yingst each scored 16 points to pace Perry. Jamal Whiteside added 11 markers.

The Bulldogs committed 22 costly turnovers. Ada knocked down 15 field goals, including seven triples. Perry sank 26 baskets, seven of which were trifectas.

Ada canned two of its mere three free throw tries, while Perry converted eight of 11 at the charity stripe.

Ty Miller led the Bulldogs by grabbing six of their 23 rebounds.

"Overall, Perry did what they do so well in getting after us and run, run, run," summed up White. "Coach Tabler always has his guys ready to go and they got after us early on. Those kids play so hard and together; give them credit.

"Jackson and Yingst played really well. Ryan is a stud for a freshman and is already a handful for a lot of teams."

The Bulldogs are 0-4 on the road so far this season.

Ada also lost the reserve contest, 53-21.


Ada 39 (0-6)

Mullins 7-0-18, Frazier 1-2-4, Coulson 2-0-4, Hall 0, Z. Swaney 1-0-3, Hull 2-0-4, Cook 2 0-0 6, Miller 0, Paul 0, Gautier 0.

Totals: 15/2-3/39. 3-pointers: Mullins 4, Cook 2, Swaney 1.


Perry 68 (5-1)

Knight 2-0-5, Jackson 6-0-16, Cooper 1-0-2, Hoersten 2-0-4, Whiteside 4-1-11, Yingst 7-2-16, Riley 1-2-4, Walter 1-0-2, Knight 1-0-2, White 1-3-5.

Totals: 26/8-11/68. 3-pointers: Jackson 4, Whiteside 2, Knight 1.


1 2 3 4 F

Ada 13 7 9 10 39

Per 26 6 23 13 68

JV: Perry 53, Ada 21.


Ada (0-2 home) tries to regroup and snap an 11-game losing streak dating back to the end of last season when they host non-league foe Cory-Rawson (1-3) Wednesday evening, Dec. 19.

The Hornets started off 0-3 with losses to Perry,

Liberty-Benton and Arlington. C-R then knocked off visiting Temple Christian 58-45 Saturday night to earn their first win.

"Cory-Rawson has played well of late," said White. "We have watched them, and they play very hard and play well together."

Ada lost 63-44 last December at Cory, but the Bulldogs won their last meeting at Ada in 2016 by a 57-51 count.

Ada (0-1 NWC) then hosts Delphos Jefferson (0-4) Friday, Dec. 21 in the Bulldog home NWC opener.