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Mansfield St. Peter's Jerome Wilson defends against Plymouth earlier this month.

MANSFIELD -- Here is a regional high school basketball wrap-up from all across north central Ohio over the past week.

Look to Richland Source for sports results from Richland, Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Marion, and Knox counties. For feature coverage from this week, check out our sports section. 

Ashland holds off Mount Vernon

Friday's outing turned into an endurance test that Ashland passed in a 67-65 victory over Mt. Vernon in an Ohio boys basketball matchup.

The Arrows outscored the Yellow Jackets 22-17 final quarter.

Mt. Vernon came from behind to grab the advantage heading to the fourth quarter 48-45.

The Arrows’ offense jumped to a 27-21 lead over the Yellow Jackets at halftime.

Mt. Vernon started on steady ground by forging a 12-9 lead over Ashland at the end of the first quarter.

Findlay's speedy start jolts Toledo St. Francis

Findlay broke out to an early lead and topped Toledo St. Francis de Sales 69-33 on January 11 in Ohio boys high school basketball action.

Findlay outduels Ottawa-Glandorf in overtime thriller

This thrilling encounter reached overtime before Findlay could edge Ottawa-Glandorf 64-61 on January 8 in Ohio boys high school basketball.

Findlay hummed like a well-oiled machine during the four-minute overtime period, outscoring Ottawa-Glandorf.

The Trojans broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 45-41 lead over the Titans.

Had this been a prize fight, the Titans would've earned the judge's decision at half, with a 32-30 lead on the Trojans.

Liberty-Benton collects victory over Kenton

Liberty-Benton notched a win after defeating Kenton 62-48 at Kenton High on January 8 in Ohio boys high school basketball action.

Liberty-Benton jumped over Kenton 48-39 heading to the fourth quarter.

The Eagles jumped to a 28-23 lead over the Wildcats at the half.

McComb's convoy passes Arlington

Riding a wave of production, McComb dunked Arlington 61-49 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup.

McComb's control showed as it carried a 42-36 lead into the fourth quarter.

McComb jumped to a 34-26 lead over Arlington at halftime.

McComb opened with a 19-14 advantage over Arlington through the first quarter.

Liberty-Benton drums Cory-Rawson

Liberty-Benton looked superb in beating Cory-Rawson 64-26 victory in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 7.

Liberty-Benton's command showed as it carried a 54-17 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Eagles' offense struck to a 39-15 lead over the Hornets at the half.

The first quarter gave the Eagles a 16-7 lead over the Hornets.

Findlay rains down on Fremont Ross 63-48

Findlay collected a 63-48 victory over Fremont Ross in Ohio boys basketball action on January 7.

Norwalk edges Tiffin Columbian

The margin for error was so small it only piqued the anxiety, but Norwalk didn't mind, dispatching Tiffin Columbian 56-55 for an Ohio boys basketball victory on January 11.

Norwalk's kept the advantage through the fourth quarter with a 15-9 scoring edge over Tiffin Columbian.

The Tornadoes came from behind to grab the advantage heading to the fourth quarter over the Truckers 46-41.

Norwalk's shooting jumped to a 24-23 lead over Tiffin Columbian at the half.

Tiffin Columbian authored a promising start, taking advantage of Norwalk 9-8 at the end of the first quarter.

Edison holds off Clear Fork

Edison held on for a 45-37 win over Clear Fork in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 11.

Elyria Open Door Christian holds off Mapleton

Elyria Open Door Christian knocked off Mapleton 71-66 in Ohio boys basketball on January 11.

Madison denies Orrville

Madison knocked off Orrville on the road, winning 62-50 in Ohio boys basketball on January 11.

Carey hustles by Buckeye Central

Carey notched a win on the victory belt after defeating Buckeye Central 61-46 on January 10 in Ohio boys high school basketball action.

The Blue Devils moved in front of the Bucks 41-32 going into the fourth quarter.

Carey opened a modest 29-23 gap over Buckeye Central at the intermission.

The Blue Devils made the first move by forging a 11-9 margin over the Bucks after the first quarter.

Tiffin Calvert roughs up New Riegel 

Tiffin Calvert rolled past New Riegel for a comfortable 58-30 victory at New Riegel High on January 11 in Ohio boys high school basketball action.

Tiffin Calvert fought to a 40-13 intermission margin at New Riegel's expense.

Fredericktown pockets victory over Northmor

Fredericktown edged Northmor in a close 59-54 encounter in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 11.

Danville gallops past Loudonville

Danville put together a victorious game plan to stop Loudonville 64-48 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 11.

East Knox staggers Mt. Gilead

East Knox showed little mercy and even less remorse in overpowering Mt. Gilead 54-32 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 11.

Bucyrus overcomes Ridgedale

A nook of opportunity was all that was needed and Bucyrus nabbed it to nudge past Ridgedale 51-46 in Ohio boys basketball action on January 10.

The Redmen darted over the Rockets 37-33 heading to the fourth quarter.

The Redmen fought to a 26-19 half lead.

Ridgedale showed it was ready to play, using an early thrust to carve out a 12-11 advantage over Bucyrus as the first quarter ended.

Mt. Vernon knocks off Marion Harding 74-64

Riding a wave of production, Mt. Vernon dunked Marion Harding 74-64 for an Ohio boys basketball victory on January 11.

The Yellow Jackets darted in front of the Presidents 17-16 to begin the second quarter.

Huron cruises past Willard

Huron grabbed a 73-55 victory at the expense of Willard on January 8 in Ohio boys high school basketball action.

Shelby escapes close call with Ashland

Shelby knocked off Ashland 70-67 in Ohio boys basketball on January 8.

The Whippets chalked up this decision in spite of the Arrows' spirited final-quarter performance.

Shelby thundered over Ashland 59-44 heading to the fourth quarter.

Shelby's shooting darted to a 35-33 lead over Ashland at the half.

Shelby opened with a 21-19 advantage over Ashland through the first quarter.

Wynford holds off Buckeye Central

Wynford edged Buckeye Central in a close 54-51 encounter in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 8.

The Royals' offense jumped to a 34-30 lead over the Bucks at halftime.

The Royals made the first move by forging a 25-16 margin over the Bucks after the first quarter.

Sandusky sneaks past Mansfield 68-64

Sandusky held off Mansfield Senior’s spirited second-half comeback for a 68-64 win at Sandusky High on January 8 in Ohio boys high school basketball action.

Both teams traded salvos in the final period, but Sandusky had enough offense to deny Mansfield in the end.

Sandusky's influence showed as it carried a 65-59 lead into the fourth quarter.

The first quarter gave the Blue Streaks a 19-9 lead over the Tygers.

Madison earns solid win over West Holmes

Madison toppled West Holmes 57-38 on January 8 in Ohio boys high school basketball.

Colonel Crawford knocks off Upper Sandusky

Colonel Crawford collected a 64-53 victory over Upper Sandusky in Ohio boys basketball action on January 8.

The Eagles moved in front of the Rams 52-38 going into the fourth quarter.

Colonel Crawford kept a 34-22 halftime margin at Upper Sandusky's expense.

The first quarter gave Colonel Crawford a 20-8 lead over Upper Sandusky.

Mansfield Christian roughs up Tree of Life

Mansfield Christian showed little mercy and even less remorse in overpowering Columbus Tree of Life Christian 57-37 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 8.

The first quarter gave the Flames a 52-30 lead over the Trojans.

Mapleton stops Crestview

A tight-knit tilt turned in Mapleton's direction just enough to squeeze past Crestview 66-61 in Ohio boys basketball on January 7.

Mt. Gilead escapes close call with Galion

It wasn't pretty, but Mt. Gilead wasn't going for style points. A victory will do, and it was earned 53-47 over Galion at Galion High on January 8 in Ohio boys high school basketball action.

Lexington overwhelms Clear Fork

Lexington looked sharp in beating Clear Fork, 50-24 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 8.

Crestline pushes past Loudonville

Crestline put just enough pressure on Loudonville to earn a 53-40 victory at Crestline High on January 7 in Ohio boys high school basketball action.

Wooster knocks off Madison

Wooster's overpowering offense lit up the scoreboard to topple Madison 68-43 during this Ohio boys high school basketball game.

Shelby pulls away from Clear Fork

Shelby left no doubt in polishing off Clear Fork 58-36 during this Ohio boys high school basketball game.

The Whippets' determination showed as they carried a 39-20 lead into the fourth quarter.

Shelby's shooting moved to a 28-14 lead over Clear Fork at the half.

The two teams dueled to an even start, with Shelby and Clear Fork settling for a 9-9 first-quarter knot.

Lucas stops Mansfield Christian

Lucas jumped out to an early lead and pulled away for a 64-45 win over Mansfield Christian in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 7.

Lexington collects win against West Holmes

Lexington found the tipping point, and leaned on it to knock off West Holmes 57-51 in Ohio boys basketball on January 7.

Marion Harding puts down Ontario

Impressive was a ready adjective for Marion Harding's 69-38 throttling of Ontario in an Ohio boys basketball matchup.

Centerburg roughs up Highland

Centerburg cruised to a 73-36 win over Highland on January 8 in Ohio boys high school basketball action.

Tiffin Columbian thwarts Clyde

No quarter was granted as Tiffin Columbian blunted Clyde's plans 82-68 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 6.

The Tornadoes broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 51-45 lead over the Fliers.

A halftime tie at 31-31 allowed for a respite as both teams looked to regroup in the locker room.

The Fliers started on steady ground by forging a 19-17 lead over the Tornadoes at the end of the first quarter.

Marion Pleasant cruises past Galion

Marion Pleasant topped Galion 85-80 in a tough tilt in an Ohio boys basketball matchup.

Fredericktown earns solid win over Mt. Gilead

Fredericktown knocked off Mt. Gilead and collected a 53-41 victory in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 7.

Tiffin Calvert paints near-perfect picture in win over Kansas Lakota 57-34

Tiffin Calvert showered the scoreboard with points to drown Kansas Lakota 57-34 in Ohio boys basketball on January 6.

Mohawk topples Carey

Mohawk rumbled to a 73-57 win over Carey on the road in an Ohio boys basketball matchup.

Mohawk enjoyed a comfortable 59-41 advantage over Carey heading to the fourth quarter.

The Warriors' offense struck to a 41-24 lead over the Blue Devils at the half.

Mohawk made the first move by forging a 40-21 margin over Carey after the first quarter.

Hopewell-Loudon tops New Riegel in overtime

Extra action was needed before Hopewell-Loudon could slip past New Riegel 42-40 for an Ohio boys basketball victory on January 6.

River Valley sinks Highland

River Valley collected a 66-53 victory over Highland in Ohio boys basketball on January 6.

The Vikings fought to a 32-20 half margin at the Fighting Scots' expense.

Convoy Crestview collects victory over Arlington

Convoy Crestview charged past Arlington for a 55-39 victory in Ohio boys basketball on January 8.

The Knights' edge showed as they carried a 37-26 lead into the fourth quarter.

Convoy Crestview's offense jumped to a 26-15 lead over Arlington at the half.

The Knights made the first move by forging a 14-10 margin over the Red Devils after the first quarter.

Celina sneaks past Kenton

Celina knocked off Kenton 60-54 in Ohio boys basketball action on January 7.

Celina hummed like a well-oiled machine through the final quarter, extending the lead with a 48-36 advantage in the frame.

The Wildcats authored a promising start, taking advantage of the Bulldogs 18-12 at the end of the first quarter.

Ridgemont thunders past Riverdale

Ridgemont controlled the scoreboard and the game in a sound 84-58 victory over Riverdale in an Ohio boys basketball matchup.

The Golden Gophers' force showed as they carried a 58-40 lead into the fourth quarter.

Ridgemont's offense jumped to a 40-26 lead over Riverdale at halftime.

Ridgemont made the first move by forging a 20-12 margin over Mt. Blanchard Riverdale after the first quarter.

Marion Elgin wins tense tussle with Fairbanks

Marion Elgin posted a tight 43-41 win over Fairbanks on January 8 in Ohio boys high school basketball.

Marion Pleasant overcomes Cardington-Lincoln

Marion Pleasant collected a 49-32 victory over Cardington-Lincoln in Ohio boys basketball action on January 8.

Marion Pleasant's offense darted to a 23-21 lead over Cardington-Lincoln at halftime.

The first quarter gave the Spartans a 10-4 lead over the Pirates.

Liberty-Benton tops Van Buren

Liberty-Benton jumped out to an early lead and pulled away for a 55-28 win over Van Buren in an Ohio girls basketball matchup on January 11.

Miller City roughs up Arlington

Miller City showed little mercy and even less remorse in overpowering Arlington 50-18 for an Ohio girls basketball victory on January 8.

The Wildcats darted in front of the Red Devils 26-14 to begin the second quarter.

Liberty-Benton stops Kalida

Liberty-Benton collected a 40-22 victory over Kalida in an Ohio girls basketball matchup on January 8.

Arlington knocks off McComb

Arlington knocked off McComb 37-32 in an Ohio girls basketball matchup.

The Red Devils put a bow on this victory with a strong fourth-quarter kick, outpointing the Panthers 15-7 in the last stanza.

McComb took the lead 25-22 to start the fourth quarter.

A half tie at 22-22 allowed for a respite as both teams looked to regroup in the locker room.

The Panthers started on steady ground by forging a 13-9 lead over the Red Devils at the end of the first quarter.

Quick start pushes Findlay past Oregon Clay 64-30

Findlay broke out to an early lead and topped Oregon Clay 64-30 at Oregon Clay High on January 6 in Ohio girls high school basketball action.

Buckeye Central pounds Colonel Crawford

Buckeye Central took control early and methodically pulled away to beat Colonel Crawford 65-35 during this Ohio girls high school basketball game.

The Buckettes breathed fire to a 50-21 bulge over the Eagles as the fourth quarter began.

The Buckettes fought to a 41-11 halftime margin at the Eagles' expense.

The Buckettes made the first move by forging a 27-11 margin over the Eagles after the first quarter.

Coldwater earns solid win over Crestview

Riding a wave of production, Coldwater dunked Crestview 65-55 in an Ohio girls basketball matchup on January 11.

Coldwater's offense moved to a 32-27 lead over Crestview at halftime.

The first quarter gave the Cavaliers a 13-9 lead over the Cougars.

Mapleton rolls over Hillsdale

Mapleton grabbed a 42-24 victory at the expense of Hillsdale in an Ohio girls basketball matchup on January 11.

Mansfield Christian clips Temple Christian

Mansfield Christian broke on top and refused to fold in holding off Mansfield Temple Christian 38-31 in an Ohio girls basketball matchup on January 11.

Mohawk cruises past Bucyrus

Mohawk dominated the first half and coasted to a convincing 50-24 victory over Bucyrus on January 11 in Ohio girls high school basketball action.

The Warriors registered a 31-15 advantage at halftime over the Redmen.

Upper Sandusky topples Wynford

It wasn't pretty, gut-tough wins usually aren't, but Upper Sandusky wasn't going for style points. A victory will do, and it was earned 42-40 over Wynford in an Ohio girls basketball matchup on January 11.

The scoreboard showed the Royals with a 32-31 lead over the Rams heading into the third quarter.

Huron gallops past Willard

Huron knocked off Willard on the road 42-31 during this Ohio girls high school basketball game.

Lexington edges Ashland

Lexington poked just enough holes in Ashland's defense to garner a taut 47-38 victory in an Ohio girls basketball matchup on January 8.

Norwalk pockets victory over Tiffin Columbian

Norwalk snuck past Tiffin Columbian's for a taut 52-45 victory in an Ohio girls basketball matchup on January 7.

The clock was the only thing that stopped Norwalk, which enjoyed the upper hand in a 31-27 final quarter, too.

Norwalk opened with a 21-18 advantage over Tiffin Columbian through the first quarter.

Hardin Northern holds off Temple Christian

No quarter was granted as Hardin Northern blunted Mansfield Temple Christian 41-31 in an Ohio girls basketball matchup.

Shelby shuts down Ontario

Shelby swept across the scoreboard with a dizzying flurry of points to ambush Ontario 76-14 on January 7 in Ohio girls high school basketball.

The Whippets' power showed as they carried a 76-14 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Whippets' shooting took charge to a 51-4 lead over the Warriors at the half.

The first quarter gave Shelby a 26-4 lead over Ontario.

Triway knocks off Madison

Fireworks are most common on the Fourth of July, but Triway broke out its own form of pyrotechnics during its 65-45 explosion on Madison in Ohio girls basketball action on January 8.

Buckeye Central overwhelms Wynford

Buckeye Central controlled the scoreboard and the game in a sound 59-29 victory over Wynford in an Ohio girls basketball matchup.

Buckeye Central opened a monstrous 38-12 gap over Wynford at the half.

Buckeye Central opened with a 21-3 advantage over Wynford through the first quarter.

Lucas squeezes past Mansfield Christian

Early action on the scoreboard pushed Lucas to the front, and it stayed there to fend off Mansfield Christian 50-46 on January 8 in Ohio girls high school basketball action.

Seneca East vanquishes Bucyrus

Seneca East's powerful offense roared to a resounding victory by pulling away from Bucyrus 63-32 at Attica Seneca East High on January 7 in Ohio girls high school basketball action.

Northwestern manhandles Hillsdale

Northwestern offered a menacingly balanced approach while handling Hillsdale with an all-around effort during this 57-37 victory in an Ohio girls basketball matchup.

Upper Sandusky thwarts Colonel Crawford

Upper Sandusky put just enough pressure on Colonel Crawford to earn a 33-22 victory at Upper Sandusky High on January 7 in Ohio girls high school basketball action.

The Rams' leg-up showed as they carried a 30-17 lead into the fourth quarter.

Upper Sandusky's shooting darted to a 20-12 lead over North Robinson Colonel Crawford at the half.

The Rams opened with a 9-6 advantage over the Eagles through the first quarter.

Fredericktown knocks off Mt. Gilead

Fredericktown trucked to a 40-27 road victory at Mt. Gilead during this Ohio girls high school basketball game.

Mohawk trips Carey

Early action on the scoreboard pushed Mohawk to the front, and it stayed there to fend off Carey 44-39 in Ohio girls basketball on January 7.

Mohawk chalked up this decision in spite of Carey's spirited fourth-quarter performance.

Sycamore Mohawk fought to a 26-20 intermission margin at Carey's expense.

Clear Fork takes victory lap over Highland

Clear Fork showed little mercy and even less remorse in overpowering Highland 51-24 in an Ohio girls basketball matchup.

Mt. Vernon overcomes Ashland

The margin for error was so small it only piqued the anxiety, but Mt. Vernon didn't mind, dispatching Ashland 40-37 in an Ohio girls basketball matchup on January 6.

Wooster roughs up Madison 67-43

Wooster's overpowering offense lit up the scoreboard to topple Madison 67-43 on January 6 in Ohio girls high school basketball.

Bucyrus nips Marion Elgin

Bucyrus edged Marion Elgin in a close 42-40 encounter in Ohio girls basketball on January 6.

The Lady Red darted ahead of the Comets 32-30 as the fourth quarter started.

Bucyrus' offense moved to a 24-22 lead over Marion Elgin at halftime.

Marion Elgin started on steady ground by forging a 22-8 lead over Bucyrus at the end of the first quarter.

Waynedale roughs up Hillsdale

Waynedale looked superb in beating Hillsdale 73-25 in an Ohio girls basketball matchup on January 6.

Marion Pleasant stops Marion Harding

Marion Pleasant collected a 40-27 victory over Marion Harding in an Ohio girls basketball matchup.

Danville trips Fredericktown

Danville found the tipping point, and leaned on it to knock off Fredericktown 64-58 for an Ohio girls basketball victory on January 5.

Ridgemont stops North Lewisburg Triad

With little to no wiggle room, Ridgemont nosed past North Lewisburg Triad 48-39 in Ohio girls basketball action on January 10.

Celina sneaks past Kenton

Celina edged Kenton in a close 43-35 encounter in an Ohio girls basketball matchup on January 6.

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