1. Woodmore (6-1) (Last Ranking #2) – We’ll admit, Woodmore is the biggest surprise so far this season. Mitchell Miller is one of the area’s leading scorers with 21.7 points a contest while Drew Burner just lit Lake for 32 points in the Wildcats’ last outing. With a three game winning streak going, Woodmore will have a huge tilt at Genoa on January 4th.
2. Oak Harbor (4-2) (Last Ranking #3) – Let’s face it. Anytime you have a team that has four players averaging in double figures you have yourself a well balanced team. Alex Gezo currently leads the Rockets with 12.5 points a game while Jac Alexander (11.3), Aric McAtee (11.3), and Tate Smith (11.0) are the other big offensive contributors. If Oak Harbor can stay focused it will most likely see its largest win total in quite a long time.
3. Bellevue (3-2) (Last Ranking #1) – Trey Ruhlman (24 points a contest) continues to be Bellevue’s leading scorer as the Redmen are 1-0 in the Lake Division of the Sandusky Bay Conference. Bellevue will have a bit match-up at Shelby on Friday before hosting Margaretta on Saturday.
4. Clyde (3-2) (Last Ranking #4) – Clyde has won its last two contests and will travel to Sandusky on Wednesday before playing at Fremont Ross on Saturday. Derick Harrah touts a 15.4 points a contest average while Seth Hohman (11.8 ppg) and Camaron Farrar (11.8 ppg) are close behind. Farrar and Hohman have become quite a threat from long range and will help the Fliers throughout the season.
5. Genoa (4-2) (Last Ranking #7) – We figured Genoa would come back after its opening two losses to start the season. The Comets have done just that and last weekend picked up a big victory at Eastwood. Jake Plantz and Drew Bench have aided the Comets’ four game win streak as they play at Gibsonburg on Wednesday and at Anthony Wayne on Friday.
6. Margaretta (3-3) (Last Ranking # 5) -Sitting at .500, the Polar Bears have three scorers tallying double figures to start the season. Led by Bailey Kimberlin’s 16.2 ppg., Margaretta will look to knock off division leader Vermilion this Friday before a game at Bellevue on Saturday. Nick Leibacher is adding 11.0 ppg., and Dylan Morris is chipping in with 10.2 ppg.
7. Fremont SJCC (3-3) (Last Ranking #6) – Behind leading scorer Chris Morrisette (14.6 points a game), the Crimson Streaks are off to a .500 start. Last weekend SJCC dropped a gut-wrenching decision to Vanlue by just one point. The Crimson Streaks return to River Division action this Friday with a game against Lakota at the Thunder Dome.
8. Old Fort (3-4) (Last Ranking #8) – Jacob Webb is carrying the Stockaders with a 17.3 points a game average while A.J. Steyer is adding 8.0 a game. With five players averaging at least six points a game, Old Fort is able to stay competitive. This Saturday the Stockaders will play at Elmwood in a non-conference game.
9. Gibsonburg (2-4) (Last Ranking #11) – With Genoa coming to town Wednesday for a non-conference contest, the Golden Bears are looking to win their third game in four tries.
10. Danbury (2-4) (Last Ranking #9) – After a 44-point loss against a very strong Cardinal Stritch squad, the Lakers will look to bounce back this Saturday with a game against Monroeville (1-5).
11. Lakota (1-4) (Last Ranking #10) – The Raiders have dropped their last three games and now square off against Oak Harbor on Wednesday in a make-up contest from Saturday afternoon. Tyler Gabel leads Lakota with 10.2 points a game followed by Braden Schaser’s 9.4 ppg. Both Josh Kagy and Tyler Wehrle each are scoring 8.4 ppg.
12. Port Clinton (0-5) (Last Ranking #12) – Max Rumbarger is Port Clinton’s top scorer despite a tough start to the season. The Redskins will play at Toledo Christian (6-1) on Wednesday and at Sandusky St. Mary’s on Saturday.
13. Fremont Ross (0-5) (Last Ranking #13) – Fremont Ross is struggling to find any confidence as it faces tough competition on a consistent basis. Keyon Sewell leads the Little Giants with 9.6 points a game while Bryce Root is adding 8.4 points a game. Ross returns to the court this weekend with back-to-back home contests against Lima Senior and Clyde.
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