Posted by Fred Steiner on February 20, 2017 - 11:01am
Bluffton High School boys' basketball team split its weekend games, losing to Columbus Grove and defeating Kenton.
On Friday, Grove defeated Bluffton 42-39, Grove was led by Caiden Grothaus with 15, the Bulldogs move to 6-13 (NWC 2-5). The Pirates were led by Gabe Denecker with 14, and move to 10-10 (NWC 4-3).
On Saturday, Bluffton defeated Kenton 54-47 in overtime. The Pirates move to 11-10, while the Wildcats move to 12-9 on the season. Gabe Denecker led all scorers tonight with 19, followed by Luke Denecker with 17. Jaron Sharpe led Kenton with 11.
Posted by Fred Steiner on February 10, 2017 - 3:46pm
By Cort Reynolds - Ada Icon sports writer
Visiting league co-leader Bluffton outscored Ada by 22 points over the middle quarters to post a convincing 69-41 girls basketball win over the Lady Bulldogs in Northwest Conference play Thursday evening.
The purple and gold fell to 7-13 and 1-6 in the NWC after their fourth straight defeat, while the visitors improved to 15-4 and 7-0 in the league with the victory.
Bluffton will face co-league unbeaten Columbus Grove (6-0 NWC) in the conference finale to decide the championship.