(12-31-20) The Mercer County League has finished 2020 with a flurry of games.

Marion Local won the two Mercer County Holiday tournaments this week, the girls won the OVISCO Classic and the boys picked up the Asset Allocations trophy.

2020 Asset Allocation Holiday Basketball Classic
All Tournament team:

  • Casey Bruening -St. Henry
  • Josh Rasawehr -Celina
  • Tyler Schwieterman -Coldwater
  • Ethan Post -Coldwater
  • Peyton Otte -Marion Local
  • Brady Ronnebaum -Marion Local (MVP)

Note: Cover photo of Celina Cheerleaders…courtesy of Amy Hoyng Photography

BOYS
Standings – Won Lost
Ft. Recovery 1-0
Marion Local 4-1
St. Henry 2-1
Coldwater 1-2
Parkway 0-1
Celina 0-3

12-11-20 – St. Henry 38 Marion Local 36
12-12-20 – Marion Local 41 Celina 30
12-19-20 – Marion Local 49 Coldwater 34 – Alex Eyink with 23 points
12-19-20 – Ft. Recovery 51 Parkway 43 – Dylan Hughes with 29 for the Panthers
12-28-20 – Coldwater 46 St. Henry 43
12-28-20 – Marion Local 27 Celina 23
12-30-20 – St. Henry 50 Celina 40
12-30-20 – Marion Local 41 Coldwater 29

GIRLS
Standings-Won Lost
Marion Local 3-0
Ft. Recovery 1-0
Parkway 2-1
Coldwater 1-2
St. Henry 1-2
Celina 0-3

12-3-20 – Parkway 31 St Henry 29
12-17-20 – Fort Recovery 48 Parkway 41 Kierra Wendel with 21 leads the Fort
12-17-20 – Marion Local 47 Coldwater 35 Sammy Hoelscher – 20 points, 7 rebounds
12-21-20 – Parkway 38 Celina 33 – Gabby Stober with 16 points
12-28-20 – Coldwater 56 St. Henry 30 – CW – Riley Rismiller scored 21 points and had 4 rebounds. Madison Wendel scored 10 points and had 7 rebounds. Jenna Leugers scored 6 points and had 6 rebounds. Bria Dues scored 6 points and had 7 assists.
12-28-20 – Marion Local 61 Celina 31 – ML: Alana Pohlman – 15 points, 6 reb., 4 steals and Heidi Rethman had 13 points, 3 assist, 3 steals
12-29-20 – St. Henry 37 Celina 35
12-29-20 – Marion Local 55 Coldwater 31

SSN’s Mercer County League
Why the MCL?

To add a little extra excitement to the high school basketball season SSN again will bring you the Mercer County League.

The first year SSN introduced the (mythical) MCL was in 2018-19.

All six Mercer County high schools are included, actual head to head match-ups between the schools that will determine a MCL champion in both boys and girls basketball.

A look back in time…

1961 St. Henry Boys Basketball Team

Mercer County Chronicle

So what happened in the 1st tournament game? After St. Henry beat Rockford twice during the season by scores of 73-46 and 78-45…they would lose to the Tigers 58-56 in the opening tournament game.

The 1961-62 season would see a new St. Henry coach, a guy named Fran Guilbault.