Around the Area: Wapak, Celina lose, Marion Local rallies


Lima Bath 61, Wapakoneta 47

WAPAKONETA — The Bath Wildcats used a balanced offensive attack and took advantage of a lackluster showing by the Redskins to pull away to a 61-47 win in a Western Buckeye League varsity boys basketball game at Wapakoneta High School.

“It seems like we’ve got to be down 10 points in the fourth quarter to start really playing hard defensively,”  Wapak varsity coach Matt Bradley said.  “It’s got to be that way all the time.”

Bath had four players in double figures.  Seniors Brad Davis and Nate Heffner led the way for the Wildcats with 14 points apiece.  After a slow start, Davis got into a rhythm in the third quarter and scored 13 of his points in the second half.

Sophomore Taren Sullivan added 13 points and junior Cole Chambers chipped in with 11.

Travis Bertram led Wapak with 17 points, matching his season average.  Jake Buzzard added 16 points.

Defiance 84, Celina 48
CELINA — Defiance had four players in double figures and the Bulldogs beat up on Celina on Friday night. Torrie Guilliam had 19 points, Anthony Kidston, Doug Herrett had 16 points apiece and Josh Scott had 14 points. Matt Buschur led Celina with 10 points.

Marion Local 44, St. Henry 42
MARIA STEIN — Craig Niekamp scored a game-winning shot with six seconds left and Marion Local scored the game’s final nine points to rally past St. Henry on Friday night. St. Henry led 42-35 with three minutes left before the Flyers stormed back. Niekamp led all scorers with 17 points. Kyle Stahl paced St. Henry with 16 points.


  • Van Wert 65, Kenton 59
  • O-G 67, Shawnee 37
  • Coldwater 65, Parkway 31
  • Ft. Recovery 64, Versailles 56
  • Spencerville 73, Allen East 52