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BOYS BB: Area roundup for Monday, Jan. 8

Jan. 8—Eastern's boys basketball team beat Oak Hill 69-66 on Saturday night at Greentown for its ninth straight victory — and its first victory over the Golden Eagles since the 2009-10 season. Oak Hill had beaten Eastern 13 straight times.

It was a tight game throughout. Oak Hill led 20-18 after the first quarter, Eastern was up 39-36 at halftime and the Golden Eagles led 56-54 after the third quarter. From there, the Comets made plays in the fourth quarter to earn the win.

"I am proud of our team, school and community," Eastern coach Brad Lindsay said. "Oak Hill is a winning basketball program and I respect Coach [Kevin] Renbarger. Our guys hustled, fought and scrapped all game long. Our guys have Greentown grit and they just would not quit."

Corbin Snyder led the Comets (10-4) with 18 points, eight rebounds and two assists. He was 5 of 6 from the field and 6 of 8 from the foul line. Colton Lindsay backed him with 16 points, six assists and two steals. He helped seal the win by making two free throws for a 68-63 lead in the closing seconds.

The Comets also received strong play from Canon Cook and Eli Edwards. Cook had 12 points, five rebounds and five assists and Edwards battled inside for 12 points and seven rebounds.

Kyan Hannah chipped in six points and Perry Kochensparger had five points.

"It took a total team effort," Brad Lindsay said. "It took all of us, including our cheerleaders, band, student body and our Eastern/Greentown community."

Ty Fagan led Oak Hill (4-7) with 17 points, Jace Tonagel had 15 and Levi Trexler had 12.

Eastern visits Delphi on Friday for a Hoosier Heartland Conference game.

"Our team is improving and we believe our best is yet to come. I am thankful to be an Eastern Comet," Brad Lindsay said.

TIPTON 63, BETH. CH. 55

Down 47-30 in the final minute of the third quarter, the Class 2A No. 2-ranked Blue Devils roared back to beat visiting Bethesda Christian. The Devils closed the third quarter on an 8-1 run and then outscored the Patriots 25-7 in the fourth quarter.

Nolan Swan poured in 28 points to lead the Blue Devils. He drilled five 3-pointers and made all seven of his free throws. He went 13 of 18 from 3-land over two weekend games.

Grady Carpenter backed Swan with 14 points and five assists and Jackson Money had 10 points.

Tipton (12-0) hosts Wabash on Tuesday.

TRI-CENTRAL 65, WES-DEL 60, OT

The visiting Trojans prevailed in a razor-tight game that needed an extra session to decide.

TC (8-4) led 15-12 after the first quarter and 28-26 at halftime. Wes-Del led 38-36 after the third quarter and it was 55-all at the end of regulation. Drake Ramseyer scored five points in the OT to help the Trojans break away.

Ramseyer finished with 13 points and seven assists to lead a balanced TC attack. Stetson Newcom scored 13 points, Trenton Patz scored 12 points took six rebounds, Jay Jankoviak had 11 points off the bench and Landon Grant had seven points and four boards.

Josiah Love led Wes-Del (3-7)n with 21 points.

TC visits Rossville on Friday for an HHC game.

LOGAN 59, WESTERN 56

The Berries edged the Panthers in a tight game at Richard R. Rea Gymnasium.

Western led 13-9 after one quarter and 30-29 at halftime. Logansport led 47-44 after the third quarter and went on for the three-point win.

Carson Dubes led the Berries (6-6) with 19 points and Jacob Taylor had 13 points.

Carson Biggs and Hudson Biggs led the Panthers (4-9) with 17 points apiece. Logan Nelson added 10.

Western visits Taylor on Saturday.

PRAIRIE 56, NW 49

Northwestern took a 30-21 lead into halftime, but visiting Clinton Prairie outscored the Tigers 22-8 in the third quarter to take control.

Jake McGraw led the Gophers (7-2) by scoring 33 points — including 15 in the third quarter.

Preston Sims led Northwestern (6-4) with 22 points. Blake Wise scored eight points and Kellen Greer had six.

Northwestern visits Class 2A No. 2 Tipton on Friday for its final Hoosier Conference East Division game.

SNIDER 70, PERU 41

Fort Wayne Snider overpowered Peru in a game at Tig-Arena. The Class 4A Panthers led 21-12 after the first quarter, 37-19 at halftime and 49-32 after the third quarter.

Matthew Roettger led Peru (7-5) with 16 points.

Peru visits Maconaquah on Friday for a Three Rivers Conference game.