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Monday, January 28, 2013 11:53 AM

DELPHOS — The reconfigured Jefferson boys basketball team hosted the Paulding Panthers Friday night in Northwest Conference action.

The Panthers used pressure defense and hot shooting to defeat the Wildcats 68-37.

Jefferson started the scoring on a basket by junior Austin Jettinghoff; however, the Panthers scored the next 11 points of the quarter. Lance Foor led the run with five points, while Caleb Clemens, Quentin Vance and Steven Strayer each added baskets during the run. Trey Smith hit back-to-back baskets for Jefferson to get within five. After two free throws by Strayer, Smith hit a three to get Delphos within 13-9. Foor closed the quarter with four points in the last minute, leaving the Panthers with a 17-9 lead after one quarter.

The Wildcats again began the second quarter with a basket — this by Zach Ricker — but then Paulding went on a 10-0 run in the middle of the quarter with Foor scoring six, opening up a 27-11 lead midway through the period. Paulding went on to take a commanding 33-15 lead to halftime.

Foor had 17 points at the break the the Panthers.

Paulding went on to outscore the Wildcats 35-22 in the second half to finish their 31-point road victory.

The Panthers shot very well from the field, going 29-55 (52%) from the field, including hitting on 26-44 (59%) of their 2-point shots. Foor led the way with a game-high 23 points. Trey Schroeder added nine points. The victory moves Paulding to 12-3 on the season, 4-1 in the NWC.

“Given our youth and injury situation, I am very proud of our kids. We competed from start to finish and that is all we ask of them,” said Jefferson coach Marc Smith. “That is a really fine basketball team we played tonight. They are very deep and they don’t really have many weaknesses. They were everything we expected them to be but with our situation, we are more concered about ourselves. We are trying to work on our individual skills, get our kids kids better every day and get them to continue to play hard. We know they are a better basketball team than we are but at the same time, we improved tonight.”

The Wildcats also had a good night shooting, going 12-26 (46%) from the field. Smith led them in scoring with 18 points. Ricker was also in double digits, adding 10 points. The loss drops Delphos to 3-13 on the season, 1-4 in the NWC.

“Coming out tonight, with Jefferson being so young, I thought it was important to come out, have really good defensive intensity and set the tone on that end of the floor,” said Paulding coach Shawn Brewer. “We caused some turnovers, got in transition and that really allowed us to open up the game. I thought the guys did a really good job of keeping that pressure on in the second and third quarters and taking the ball to the basket. I was really pleased with our effort tonight.”

Jefferson hits the road to Arlington tonight.


Vance 1-2 2-2 0-1 8, Kauser 1-1 0-3 2-2 4, Clemens 2-4 0-0 0-0 4, Roster 1-1 0-1 0-1 2, Foor 11-15 0-1 1-3 23, Salinas 1-4 0-1 0-0 2, Harder 0-1 1-2 0-1 3, Roehrig 3-4 0-0 1-1 7, Strayer 2-3 0-0 2-2 6, Schroeder 4-7 0-0 1-1 9.


Jettinghoff 2-3 0-2 0-0 4, Ricker 1-3 1-3 5-7 10, Smith 4-7 2-2 4-4 18, Mox 0-1 0-1 1-2 1, Hicks 2-5 0-0 0-2 4.

Score by Quarters:

Paulding 17 16 19 16 — 68

Jefferson 9 6 11 11 — 37




Kaleb Hernandez 4-0-8, Corbin Edwards 2-1-5, Brad Crawford 2-0-6, Treston Gonzales 3-1-7, Javier Gonzales 1-0-2, Ben Heilshorn 0-0-0, Alex Arellano 0-0-0, Sean Bentley 0-0-0, Gerod Harder 9-1-20, Christian Burtch 0-0-0, Guy Harder 5-1-11, Chris Bauer 0-0-0. Totals 23-3-4/10-59.


Ryan Goergens 1-0-3, Josh Teman 1-0-2, Kurt Wollenhaupt 1-0-3, Joe Gorman 0-0-0, Justin Stewart 0-1-1, Zavier Buzard 0-0-0, Jordan Herron 1-0-2, Carter Mox 0-1-1, Tyler Rice 0-1-1. Totals 2-2-3/8-13.

Score by Quarters:

Paulding 13 11 18 17 - 59

Jefferson 9 4 0 0 - 13

Three-point goals: Paulding, Crawford 2, G. Harder; Jefferson, Goergens, Wollenhaupt.


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