Wauseon 44 Tinora 35

WAUSEON – The Rams hit the road for their third straight road game, this time hitting the road to take on one of the more constant programs over the past decade, the Wauseon Indians. Coming into this season, the Indians have won 17 or more games, in eight of the nine seasons.

Also on the sideline for the Indians was one of the more successful coaches in the area the past 15 season, alumni Chad Burt. Burt, a 1994 Wauseon graduate, was in search of career win 250. Burt entered with a career record of 249-92, a 73% wining percentage.

The host Indians jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead and never trailed the entire game. After the initial quarter, Wauseon led the Rams 15-5

Tinora’s offense would struggle to get kick-started in the second period, the Rams were outscored 10-6 and trailed at the half, 25-11.

Wauseon’s Landon Hines would dominate the half, scoring 12 points.

Things improved a bit offensively for the Rams in the second half, as Harris and Rittenhouse would both try to keep Tinora within striking distance.

Wauseon would lead the Rams after the third quarter, 35-22.

Tinora cut the Indians lead to as little as eight with under 90 seconds remaining, however the Rams could not get any closer, losing to the Indians, 44-35.

Tinora would finish 10-44 from the field, and see the Indians out rebound the Rams.39-25. Tyson Radizuez would up leading the Indians with 14. Gavin Eckert would grab 14 rebounds for Tinora.

Tinora did take care of the ball, committing just 4 turnovers.

Tinora falls to 4-4. The Rams have dropped three straight games after a 4-1 start. Tinora will travel to Miller City on Friday, 12/30 to take on the Wildcats.

Wauseon improves to 6-3 and will travel to Paulding on Thursday, 12/29 and take on the Panthers.

Congratulations to coach Burt on win 250.

TINORA 5-6-11-12-35
WAUSEON 15-10-10-9-44

TINORA SCORING – Harris 19, Rittenhouse 13, Plassman 3,

– Hines 13, Rodriguez 12, McLeod 12, Leatherman 5, Parsons 2

JV Wauseon 45-32
Tinora – Spychala 9
Wauseon – Logan Leatherman 23

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