Warriors Defense Grounds Eagles

  • 2/18/2017 9:26:23 PM
  • Staff Reporter
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NORTH ROBINSON, OH -  Ontario put seven players in the score book in route to stopping Colonel Crawford's eight-game winning streak using good defensive pressure with a 53-37 win in North Robinson on Saturday evening.

The Warriors jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the opening minutes and led after one period 17-8.  Ontario would then outscore the Eagles 12-5 in the second period grabbing a 29-13 edge at the break.  Ontario would then put the game away in the third quarter outscoring their former NCC rival 21-8 to take a commanding 50-21 lead after three and for intent and purposes, the issue was settled.  

Colonel Crawford did outscore Ontario in the fourth period 16-3, but the 29 point deficit was too great to overcome even with Ontario using backups.  Leading the way for Ontario was Jackson Todd with 19 points, Logan Jones finished with 12, Trey Jordan 10, Chance Mott six, Alex Schiffer, Owen Zeiter and Quan Jackson had two each.

For Colonel Crawford, Heath Starkey had 14 points, Cameron McCreary 10, Harley Shaum had five, Jordan Fenner three, Gavin Feitchner three, and Reis Walker two, as Ontario's defense virtually shut down the Eagles from the perimeter.  

The win by Ontario increases their winning streak to seven straight games, leaving them with an overall record of 16-5. Ontario will finish the regular season the road against the Willard Flashes next Friday night before beginning tournament play the following Tuesday against Port Clinton at Galion.

Colonel Crawford, also at 16-5 will finish their regular season as they travel to undefeated and number one ranked in Division II, Upper Sandusky next Friday before they begin tournament play at Sandusky the following Friday in Division IV to play the winner between Lucas and Sandusky St. Mary's Central Catholic. 

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