Perkins jumped out to an early lead and held off a late Huron charge to win 51-45 Saturday night in front of a capacity crowd at Huron High School, putting the Pirates a win away from at least a share of the Sandusky Bay Conference title.
Nic Williams scored 20 points for Perkins, which led 40-17 with less than a minute left in the third quarter, but the Tigers outscored the visitors by a 28-11 margin the rest of the way to make the deficit look closer than it felt.
“We are where we want to be right now,” Perkins coach Scott McVeigh said. “We’ll focus on one game at a time like we always do, but we’re where we wanted to be with some of our goals we set in the preseason.”
Margaretta 65, Port Clinton 47 The polar Bears broke a 9-9 tie with an 11-0 run to end the first quarter, and kept the Redskins from getting too close as Margaretta forced a three-way tie for third place in the SBC with the win.
Craig Galindo scored 16 and Corey Kane notched all 11 of his in the first half for the Polar Bears. Alex Green scored 12 for the Redskins, who had trouble on the glass as Margaretta had 14 offensive rebounds for 12 points in the first half.
Clyde 58, St. Mary CC 57 The Fliers lived and died by the 3-pointer again Saturday, this time as Joey Cooper made six of them and scored 21 points in a narrow win against the Panthers. Clyde also got 15 points from Zach Warner and 11 from Ryan Meyer. SMCC was led by Joe Youskievicz with 19 points and Alex Opfer added 16.
Oak Harbor 58, Edison 43
Sandusky 73, Toledo Scott 65 Dameyion Smith scored 26 points and the Blue Streaks, who like the Bulldogs had 27 field goals, got an eight-point win by making eight more free throws.
Sandusky, back to .500 at 7-7, went ahead by outscoring Scott 27-18 in the fourth.
Norwalk 47, Sandusky 39 Norwalk held Sandusky to three points in the second quarter of a Northern Ohio League victory at home.
Sandusky was led in scoring by twin freshmen Azyah and Aschelle Smith-Crager, who checked in with 10 and 11 points.
Bellevue 73, Willard 36 The Flashes were seeing Red as Bellevue rolled to a 35-9 halftime lead en route to a blowout win. Carly Santoro scored a game-high 27 points for Bellevue while Leslie Raifsnider added 19 points and Kristen Sochko had 10.
St. Paul 56, Plymouth 27 The Flyers held a sizable 41-15 advantage in rebounding en route to a 29-point Firelands Conference win over the host Big Red. Allison Spence scored 14 points for St. Paul.
South Central 58, Monroeville 44 Monroeville jumped out to a 20-7 lead in the first quarter, but South Central went on a 37-12 scoring spree to take control and win by 14.
Western Reserve 81, New London 42 The Roughriders led 24-4 at the end of the first quarter and poured it on from there, finishing with a 39-point FC win. Natalie Robson led Western with 19 points
Port Clinton 57, Fostoria 24 Port Clinton secured a plus-.500 season for the first time since the 2006-07 season by beating Fostoria.
Sophomores Tiffany Colston and Hope Thorbahn combined for 39 points a night after scoring 37 in a win over St. Mary Central Catholic.
For more on these games, and the box scores for each, pick up a copy of Sunday's Register.