ONTARIO -- Some of the area’s brightest stars were in action Saturday during the 419 Challenge, but none shone brighter than Ashland’s Klejhan Randleman.
A rangy 6-foot-5 swingman, Randleman scored 22 points to lead Ashland to a 78-63 win over Ontario in the final game of the four-game showcase at the O-Rena.
Randleman set the tone for the Arrows, driving to the basket and nearly dunking in traffic while being fouled on Ashland’s first possession. He would knock down both free throws and connected on 9 of 10 freebies on the evening.
“Klejhan set the tone right off the bat,” Ashland coach Jason Hess said. “We knew that was in him and he just did a tremendous all night long on both ends of the floor.
“He was a game-changer for us.”
Brennan South, Clear Fork: A junior, South led a balanced Clear Fork attack with 14 points in a 60-31 win over Mansfield Christian. He had a dozen in the first half and didn’t play in the fourth quarter, helping the Colts (6-1) to their sixth straight win after a season-opening loss to Lexington.
Jashawn Au, Madison: A senior guard, Au scored 14 points in Madison’s 63-53 win over Galion. Au scored half his points in the third quarter as the Rams (2-5) built a comfortable 49-37 lead.