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Published: Saturday, 12/6/2008

St. John's tops Shaker Heights

Coach Ed Heintschel said his guard, Jay Springs, did a good job on defense.

The man he was guarding must have been pretty good - he still scored 33 points.

Plus Springs was almost perfect at the free throw line, hitting 13 of 14, as he helped St. John's Jesuit defeat visiting Shaker Heights 78-71 in overtime last night at St. John's.

Shaker Heights guard Anthony Wells, who is headed for Cleveland State, scored 33 points despite Springs' efforts.

But the Titans forced an extra session, thanks in part to Springs going 8-of-8 from the line in the fourth quarter, and they prevailed with a strong inside game as Tim Simmons finished with 22 points.

Springs, 2-for-2 from the line in OT, finished with 19 points.

The Titans hit 35 of 50 free throws for the game to Shaker Heights' 17 of 23.

Springfield 70,

Bowsher 69

In a shootout at Bowsher, the Blue Devils' Glandoy Hill tossed in a game-winning 3-point shot from three-quarters court at the buzzer.

Hill finished with 10 points. The Devils were paced by Tyler Liber's 19 points, 18 from Chester McFadden and 12 from Leroy Alexander.

Springfield outscored Bowsher 25-18 in the final quarter.

For the Rebels, Robert Davis led the way with 18 points and Jerome Davis supplied 17.

Clay 67,

Fremont Ross 57

Terrelle Huggins led Clay with 20 points and Drew Kuns added 15, Matt Swaim 12 and Terence Huggins 10. Jeremy Jago paced the Eagles on the boards with 10 rebounds.

Anthony Jones led Ross with 20 points, Stephen Carnicom added 16 and Eric Spann 13.

Start 68,

Independence 65

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio - Marcus Gaines hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Start a victory over the Columbus team in the Paul Walker Classic.

Devon Russell paced the Spartans with 17 points and 16 rebounds. Anthony Henderson added 15 points and Gaines finished with 14.

Findlay 54, Fostoria 46

FINDLAY - The Trojans got 24 points from senior guard Luke Kraus and 13 from senior forward Kevin Krucki.

Kraus scored nine points and Krucki six in the decisive fourth quarter.

Micah Hyde led the Redmen with 22 points and Aaron Burrow contributed 10.

Bellevue 65,

Port Clinton 57

PORT CLINTON - The visiting Redmen got 16 points each from Cody Ruhlman and Zane Huston. Jeff Roth added 12.

Derek Colston tossed in 22 points to pace Port Clinton, which was playing without three of its starters. Cory Brown added 14 for the Redskins.

Clyde 53, Columbian 48

TIFFIN - Juho Hietanen scored 16 points and Kyle Smetzler aded 15 to pace Clyde. Derek Kneeskern paced Columbian with 20.

Napoleon 49,

Defiance 36

DEFIANCE - Jordan Kruse came off the bench to score a game-high 15 points and Joel Hunter added 13 as new Napoleon coach Tim Badenhop earned his first victory.

Alex Keel had 11 points and nine boards for Defiance.

Leipsic 44, Holgate 40

HOLGATE - Leipsic outscored Holgate 16-10 in the decisive fourth quarter for the victory.

Ty Castillo had 13 points for the Vikings, while Ben Rohrs led Holgate with 17.

Sandusky SMCC 75, Tiffin Calvert 71

TIFFIN - Dane Windisch and Aaron Sennish each poured in 23 points to lead Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic.



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