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Bluffton Knocks Off Kenton 54-47 In Overtime

The Bluffton Pirates edged the Kenton Wildcats 54-47 in overtime Saturday in boys basketball action.


The Wildcats jumped out to an early 11-2 lead, but the pesky Pirates fought back, drawing to within 15-11 after one period. Kenton led 27-22 at halftime, but Bluffton scored the first six points of the second half to take the lead. The game was nip-and-tuck the rest of the way as neither team led by more than four points through the end of regulation.


The Pirates scored the first five points of the extra session and never trailed in overtime, leading by as many as eight points. The Cats pulled to within four points in the final minute but could get no closer as the Pirates made three free throws down the stretch to get the win and improve to 11-10 on the year.


Jaron Sharp had 11 points to lead Kenton.Thomas Phillips had 10 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats while Tye Sherman and Trent Hites scored eight points each.


The Wildcats are now 12-9 and will wrap up their regular season on Friday when they travel to Celina for Western Buckeye League action with the Bulldogs. WKTN will carry that game live, with the pregame show starting around 7:15 p.m. from the Celina Fieldhouse.


Riverdale Lady Falcons Finish .500 With Win Over Carey

The Riverdale Lady Falcons finished the regular season with an 11-11 record by defeating Carey 62-59 on Saturday.


The Falcons battled back from an early deficit to take a 43-31 lead after three periods and then held off a fourth-quarter surge from the Blue Devils to post the win on Senior Day.


Sydney Holderman led all scorers with 28 points for the Falcons while Lexie Wright added 12 points and a game-high 16 rebounds for Riverdale.


The Falcons will begin tournament action on Tuesday when they take on Huron at 7 p.m. at Lexington. The Falcons were the fourth-seed in the Division III Shelby District while the Tigers are the 14th seed.


House on Detroit Street Broken Into

A burglary that occurred in the 500 block of North Detroit Street was reported Friday afternoon.
According to the Kenton Police Department report, the resident told officers that when she arrived home from work, she noticed the door was standing open.
Numerous items inside were disturbed, but it is not known what if anything is missing at this time.


Driver Cited For Possession of Marijuana Following Traffic Stop

A routine traffic stop Friday night led to a possession of marijuana citation for a Kenton man.
According to that report from the Kenton Police Department, an officer pulled the car over because the driver, identified as 23 year old James Holland II, failed to activate a turn signal while making a turn. 
Holland allegedly was shaky and unable to make eye contact. When the officer asked if there was anything illegal in the car, Holland is alleged to have said he was in possession of a gram of weed.
The substance was confiscated and tested positive for marijuana, according to the report.
In addition to the possession of marijuana citation, Holland was also issued a citation for a turn signal violation. 


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