St. John's Parker Ernsthausen (24) pulls in a rebound against Central Catholic's Thomas Vetter (33) and Nathaniel Harris (22) on Friday night.
After the snowstorm and subzero temperatures that hit the area at the start of the week, it was a perfect remedy for cabin fever. St. John’s Jesuit and host Central Catholic staged a compelling boys basketball battle before a sold-out and energized crowd of 2,400 on Friday night at the Sullivan Center, and the visitors survived a spirited comeback bid from the Fighting Irish to take a 62-59 victory in overtime. VIDEO PHOTO GALLERY
Southview’s Justin Schaffer calmly sank two free throws Friday night after coming up with a steal to secure a 45-42 upset victory over Perrysburg in a Northern Lakes League boys basketball battle. PHOTO GALLERY
Lake’s Jared Rettig hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:35 remaining in overtime and the visiting Flyers held on for a 67-65 comeback win over Rossford, escaping this battle of conference unbeatens with their perfect season intact and the early inside track for the NBC championship.
Perrysburg appeared lethargic for the first half of its Northern Lakes League girls basketball game Friday night against visiting Southview. Perhaps the time off due to the recent storm had the Yellow Jackets struggling as the Cougars led 14-9 at the break. But Perrysburg (11-1, 9-0 NLL) made a turnaround in the second half to escape with a 31-28 victory.