(1-31-21) High school basketball heads into February and the Mercer County League is getting closer to crowning league champions.

The boys race has Marion Local and St. Henry deadlocked at 5-1, while the Flyer girls remain undefeated at 6-0.

Parkway’s Dylan Hughes scored his 1,000th career point against New Knoxville this past week.

MCL Standings

BOYS
Won-Lost
Marion Local 5-1
St. Henry 5-1
Ft. Recovery 2-2
Coldwater 2-4
Parkway 0-1
Celina 0-5

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

2021
1-8-21 – St. Henry 54 Coldwater 43 – Carter Ontrop with 17 points
1-9-21 – Coldwater 49 Celina 29 – Ethan Post led Coldwater with nine points. Myles Blasingame and Jesse Meyer both scored eight
1-15-21 – Marion Local 42 Ft. Recovery 41
1-22-21 – St. Henry 43 Fort Recovery 42
1-29-21 – Ft. Recovery 45 Coldwater 37 FR: Cale Rammel had 14 points
1-30-21 – St Henry 65 Celina 42 – SH: Logan Lefeld and Bennett Gels both had 15 points for St. Henry. Casey Bruening had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Jaden Lange scored 11 points

GIRLS
Won-Lost
Marion Local 6-0
Ft. Recovery 3-1
Parkway 2-1
Coldwater 3-3
St. Henry 1-5
Celina 0-5

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 rebounds, 4 steals and Heidi Rethman – 13 points, 3 assist, 3 steals
12-29-20 – St. Henry 37 Celina 35
12-29-20 – Marion Local 55 Coldwater 31

2021
1-2-21 – Marion Local 59 St. Henry 34 – Sammy Hoelscher scored 25 points, 9 rebounds, 7 steals and 2 assists
1-5-21 – Marion Local 53 Celina 23 – Sammy Hoelscher – 18 points, 3 reb, 5 steals
1-7-21 – Coldwater 53 St. Henry 22 Coldwater’s Riley Rismiller scored 17 points and had 7 rebounds
1-9-21 – Coldwater 52 Celina 19 – Riley Rismiller scored 13 points and had 11 rebounds
1-14-21 – Marion Local 42 Ft. Recovery 32 – Heidi Rethman – 13 points
Sammy Hoelscher – 12 points, 3 steals, 3 rebounds
1-21-21 – Ft. Recovery 52 St Henry 26
1-28-21 – Ft. Recovery 53 Coldwater 23

Cover photo courtesy of www.pantherzden.com

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….

1949-50 (Maria Stein) St. John Boys Basketball (Mascot: Blu-Jays, School colors: Blue & Gold)