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January 15, 2019

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BHS boys' back on winning track

By Sam Brauen www.bliufftonpirates.com
(BLUFFTON) - The Pirate boys basketball team needed a win to refresh the season and they earned a run away victory over Fort Jennings Saturday night by a season 56-31 count.  The win snapped a three game losing skid for Bluffton and improved the Pirates’ record to 9-3 on the year.  Fort Jennings dropped to 2-10 with the loss. 


Overtime '3' Sinks Pirates

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
(BLUFFTON) – The student section was decked out in fishing gear but sadly, the Pirates came up empty.  Bluffton’s boys basketball team dropped their first conference game of the season on a last second banked three pointer in overtime.  Final score : Lincolnview 55 Bluffton 52. Bluffton is now 8-3 overall and 2-1 in the conference.  Lincolnview is 6-5 and 2-1. 


Boys' bball: Wapak second half sinks Pirates

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
(WAPAKONETA) – After winning eight straight games to start the season, Bluffton’s boys basketball team dropped their second straight contest Tuesday at Wapakoneta.  The losses came at the hands of two of the top teams of the Western Buckeye League in Ottawa-Glandorf and Wapak.  The two teams have a combined record of 16-3.  The host Redskins downed the visiting Pirates 61-54 Tuesday night in a game that had a tale of two halves.


Girls' bball: Lincolnview falls, Koenig puts up 27

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
VAN WERT – Alivia Koenig put up 27 points leading Bluffton to a 54-46 victory over Lincolnview. Averey Rumer added balance, scoring 12.  The Lady Pirates are 10-4 overall and remain undefeated in conference play with a 4-0 mark. 

Bluffton trailed 15-13 after one quarter but righted the ship in the second.  Koenig hit her first three pointer and scored 7 in the quarter.  Ashly Eachus and Rumer eached scored as well as Bluffton took a 24-23 lead.


Girls bball: Bluffton 54 - Lincolnview 46

Bluffton girls' basketball team moved to 10-4 overall and 4-0 in the NWC tonight. The Pirates defeated Lincolnview on the road 54-46. Alivia Koenig led Bluffton with 27 points.

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Boys' basketball: O-G 76 Bluffton 55

Tuesday night the Pirates travel to 7-1 Wapakoneta

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
(OTTAWA) - After eight wins in eight contests, Bluffton faced their stiffest test to date as they traveled to Ottawa-Glandorf. 

The Titans proved their mettle, earning a 76-55 victory and leaving both teams with 8-1 records. Mason Soper scored 20 and Luke Denecker 18 for Bluffton.  OG was led by Ben Westrick’s 23 points.