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December 10, 2017

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Kalida stymies Ada boys

By Cort Reynolds

KALIDA - Host Kalida smothered the Ada boys basketball team 64-18 Friday night in a non-league contest.  


The Bulldogs fell to 1-1 with the defeat, while Kalida improved to 2-0 with the lopsided win.


Freshman guard Zac Swaney led Ada with nine points.


Trevor Lambert, a 6-3 Kalida junior forward, made all 10 of his field goal attempts en route to a game-high 23 points. Wildcat junior guard Connor Krouse added 10 markers.


Bulldog matmen 2nd at Lancer Invite

By Cort Reynolds

MIDDLE POINT - Ada senior Chase Sumner was named tournament MVP after leading the Bulldog wrestling team to a strong second- place finish at the 12-team Lincolnview Invitational Saturday.


Twelve of the 13 Ada wrestlers placed fifth or higher in their weight class at the event. The runner-up team finish was Ada's best-ever showing at the Lancer Invite.


Sumner won the 145-pound division title with a 3-2 win over Bretz of Van Wert in the finals. It was the second time Sumner was named MVP of the Lancer tourney.


Freshman Colton Biederman finished second in the 106 lbs. division to improve to 7-1 this season.


Basketball: ONU 63, Mount Union 52

ALLIANCE — The No. 15-ranked Ohio Northern women's basketball team used a balanced offensive scoring attack to claim its seventh straight victory as they defeated Mount Union 63-52 at the MAAC on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears improve to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference standings, while the Purple Raiders drop to 3-5, 1-2.

Senior Amy Bullimore (Morrow/Little Miami) scored a game-best 15 points, added four rebounds and three blocks, while senior Lindsey Black (Urbana/Graham) chipped in 10 points for ONU.

Basketball: ONU 86, Mount Union 82

Junior Ryan Bruns (Chickasaw/Marion Local) used a 30-point effort, while senior Nate Burger (Dayton/Alter) flirted with a triple-double to lead the Ohio Northern men's basketball team to an 86-82 victory over visiting Mount Union on Saturday afternoon at the ONU Sports Center.

The Polar Bears improve to 5-2 overall and stand atop the Ohio Athletic Conference standings as the only remaining undefeated team at 3-0 in conference play, while the Purple Raiders drop to 6-2, 2-1.

Wrestling: ONU 28, Manchester 16

The Ohio Northern wrestling team won its first dual meet of the season as it defeated Manchester (Ind.) 28-16 Friday evening at the ONU Sports Center.

The Polar Bears improve to 1-2 on the season, while the Spartans fall to 1-2.

Freshman Jacob Thompson (West Mansfield/Triad) pinned his opponent in 3:48 at 174 pounds.

Heaveyweight Nate Barcaskey (Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area) pinned his opponent in 2:35.

Ohio Northern will return to action Dec. 18 at the Washington & Lee (Va.) Duals.

Reich gains region scholar/athlete honor

Senior Hannah Reich (Howell, Mich.) added to her impressive resume during the 2017 season as she was named a First Team Scholar All-North/Central Region honoree by the United Soccer Coaches.

The senior was one of only two athletes from the Ohio Athletic Conference to be named a Scholar All-Region honoree and the only member of the OAC to be named first team.

She was also named an Academic All-OAC awardee in 2017.


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