Lehman boys win opener

SIDNEY — The Lehman Cavaliers finally opened their season, and in a good way Friday night at home, routing Hardin Northern In Northwest Central Conference action, 66-43.

“The kids played well,” said new Lehman coach Tim Gleason. “They gave me a great effort.”

They also shot extremely well for a first game, hitting better than 50 percent from the field, including 7-for-17 from three-point range. And they were 9-for-11 from the line.

Kam Lee led the Cavs with 18, Max Schutt had 14 and both Dylan Arnold and Michael Bunker added 10 apiece.

East cruises

past Arcanum

ARCANUM — Miami East dominated from start to finish Friday night at Arcanum, going up 20-0 after the first quarter and cruising to a 60-20 Cross County Conference victory.

Damien Mackesy had 19 points and six steals to lead the Vikings (2-0, 1-0 CCC), one of four players in double figures. Logan West added 12 points and seven rebounds, Brandon Mack hit three 3s and scored 12 points, Kley Karadak scored 10 points off the bench and Braxton Donaldson added seven.

“This was the kind of effort I envisioned the team was capable of at the start of the season,” Miami East coach Allen Mack said. “I was very excited about how we played as a team. It was a total team effort and a great win.”

Miami East travels to Twin Valley South Dec. 11.

Newton boys

fall in CCC

NEW MADISON — Three Newton Indians were in double figures Friday night, but it wasn’t enough against defending state champion Tri-Village in a 72-42 loss on the road.

Nick Honeycutt scored 13 points to lead Newton (1-1, 0-1 Cross County Conference), Brock Jamison scored 11 and Brady McBride added 10.

JC boys

edge Cats

HOUSTON — Jackson Center had its hands full with the long-range shooting of the Houston Wildcats Friday night, and carely survivied in a 47-45 County thriller at Houston.

Jackson goes to 2-0, both games in league play. Houston is 0-1 in the County and 0-2 overall.

Houston rang up nine three-pointers to almost pull off a huge upset. Domyneik Phipps had six of them on his way to 23 points, and Cameron Arnold had two threes and 10 points.

Tiger boys

go to 2-0

VERSAILLES — The Versailles boys basketball team won its MAC opener over New Bremen 60-41 to improve to 2-0 on the season.

Justin Ahrens led Versailles with 14 points and Keaton McEldowney added 13.