Wauseon Dominates Delta in Battle of First Place Teams


Tyson Rodriguez drained seven shots from behind the arc for all of his game-high 21 points in leading the Wauseon Indians to a 54-31 blowout victory over the Delta Panthers in a game that pitted two of the four teams tied atop the boys NWOAL basketball standings with a 3-1 record. Landon Hines controlled the boards on both ends of the court, scoring 14 points, blocking shots and pulling down rebounds as the Indians scored in double figures in all four quarters while holding the Panthers’ offense to single digits in each frame.

The Wauseon victory kept them in a tie for the league lead with Patrick Henry at 4-1. The Delta loss slips the Panthers into a tie for third place at 3-2 with Archbold who suffered a 52-44 loss to Swanton on the same night. The Indians will try to remain in first place when they host the Archbold Blue Streaks on Friday night at 7:30 PM. Delta travels to Patrick Henry to face the league-leading Patriots on Friday at 7:15 PM, looking for a win to get back in the race for the top spot.

Wauseon: 12-13-16-13 = 54 Tyson Rodriguez (21), Landon Hines (14), Jace Leatherman (12), Jude Armstrong (4), Elijah McLoed (3)

Delta: 7-7-9-8 = 32 Bryce Gillen (11), Bryar Knapp (7), Nolan Risner (6), Justin Ruple (4), Brayden Ruffer (3)

Click on the link above to access photos from the game. Photos are in the jpeg format to allow for editing and can be downloaded for NO CHARGE courtesy of the fultoncountymedia.com website.

Photo: Landon Hines (24) jumps ball with Bryce Gillen

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