BASKETBALL: Botkins bumps Indians
BELLEFONTAINE — The Botkins Trojans opened their varsity boys basketball season with a 67-57 win over the Mechanicsburg Indians on Friday night in the opening round of the Benjamin Logan Tip-Off Tournament.
Botkins jumped out to a 14-7 lead in the first quarter and led 28-21 at the half.
Senior Ethan Zimpfer hit a pair of 3-pointers in the third quarter as the Trojans maintained their advantage.
Botkins won the game at the free-throw line, hitting on 14-of-21 attempts in the fourth quarter.
The Trojans’ Heath Geyer led all scorers in scoring with 20 points.
Zimpfer added 11, as did Josh Schwartz. Tyler Egbert chipped in with 10.