Lincolnview’s Chayten Overholt (11) lets fly with a long jumper over the defense of Continental’s Caleb Olds during a boys Division IV sectional semifinal game in Paulding on Tuesday night. Overholt finished with 11 points in a 49-34 Lancer win. (Image courtesy Kylee Mongold)
Lincolnview’s Chayten Overholt (11) lets fly with a long jumper over the defense of Continental’s Caleb Olds during a boys Division IV sectional semifinal game in Paulding on Tuesday night. Overholt finished with 11 points in a 49-34 Lancer win. (Image courtesy Kylee Mongold)
PAULDING — Tuesday night’s Division IV sectional semifinal in Paulding was anything but a basketball masterpiece. Continental successfully slowed the pace of the game, but made enough shots to stay within shouting distance of Lincolnview. The Lancers made enough shots and got enough stops to eventually pull away for a 49-34 win.

“In the tournament, you need to survive and advance, and we did that,” Lincolnview head coach Brett Hammons said after the game. “We didn’t play anywhere close to our best game, and give Continental credit for that; they slowed the game down by walking [the ball] up [the court] and then in their offense, they were very patient. We tried to speed the game up, and which we did at times. That’s when we were able to get our lead and extend it.”

Lincolnview (16-7) advances to face Wayne Trace on Friday night, back at Paulding. That game will be a 6 p.m. tip-off. Continental’s season ends at 1-22.

The Lancers were led by senior guard Caden Ringwald, who scored 16 points while grabbing 4 rebounds. Chayten Overholt and Zane Miller each scored 11 for the Lancers.

“Once again, Caden, Chayten and Zane led us; I’m very pleased with them,” Hammons said. “When we needed a deuce, those guys gave us one. I thought Alek Bowersock (7 points, 2 steals) did a great job coming off the bench with some strong defense to give us a little spark there, as well.”

Though the Pirates came in with a single victory this season, they didn’t appear ready to see their season end. a deep 3-pointer by Caleb Olds put Continental ahead at 7-5 halfway through the first quarter, and it wasn’t until a Ringwald three with a half minute left in the period that the Lancers took the lead for good. Olds was hounded by the Lincolnview defense all evening long, but still managed a team-best 16 points.

“He’s good. He has to carry that team, and he does a lot for them,” Hammons said of Olds. “He gets pushed into situations where he has to force up some shots, and he’s done that now for 23 games, and he makes them. Guys with his talent and ability are going to make shots; we just try to make them as difficult as possible.”

Bowersock’s defensive prowess on the ball helped to spark what proved to be the game-deciding Lancer run. After a deflection near mid-court, Bowersock finished off a fast break situation with a tough baseline drive. On the next trip, he picked the pocket of Continental’s Jarret Keck and outran the defense for a second straight bucket, making it 15-9 and forcing a Continental timeout.

After the break, Olds stopped the bleeding with a 12-foot turnaround jumper, but Lincolnview kept pushing. Ringwald beat the defense down the court for a transition bucket, then Overholt finished a nifty reverse layup off a Miller assist. Ringwald and Overholt then canned back-to-back threes to put the Lancers ahead by 14 points.

The Pirates climbed back into the game with four straight the end the half, then got as close as eight points (30-22) on an Olds bucket in the lane with 3:30 left in the third period.

“We never could take full control of the game, and kind of for a while we just went through the motions,” Hammons said. “If we want to win on Friday that’s something we can’t do.”

The Lancers got back on track with a Miller jumper to ignite a 5-spurt to close the quarter, but the Pirates came back with the first five points of the fourth, making it 35-28, Lancers, with 5:26 to play.

After a Lincolnview timeout, Miller drilled a 3-ball from the top of the arc to stem the tide. Two possessions later, it was an Overholt trey that quashed any thoughts of a Continental comeback.

Lincolnview finished16-for-34 from the field, including 8-for-20 from 3-point range. Continental was 15- of 32 shooting (47 percent) and 3 of 9 from deep. The Pirates outrebounded the Lancers 21-15. It was on the glass that Hammons saw signs for concern. Lincolnview will face a much taller opponent on Friday against the Raiders.

“We shot right at 47 percent, which isn’t awful, but we didn’t rebound very well on either end of the floor. We have to do a better job of that,” Hammons said. “We can’t just go through the motions come Friday night.”



Jarret Keck 2-4 1-1 5, Chris Potts 4-7 0-0 8, Caleb Olds 7-15 0-0 16, Mitchell Coleman 1-3 0-0 3, Christian Keller 1-3 0-0 2, Alex Hale 0-0 0-0 0, Reed Warnement 0-0 0-0 0, Nick States 0-0 0-0 0, Bryce Recker 0-0 0-0 0, Cameron Mason 0-0 0-0 0; Totals 15-32 1-1 34


Chayten Overholt 4-8 0-0 11, Caden Ringwald 5-10 4-4 16, Zane Miller 4-8 0-0 11, Tristin Miller 0-3 0-0 0, Ethan Kemler 1-2 1-2 3, Alek Bowersock 2-2 3-4 7, Isaic Bowersock 0-0 1-2 1, Logan Wiliams 0-1 0-0 0, Ethan Parsons 0-0 0-0 0, Jake Bowersock 0-0 0-0 0, Jorge Salinas 0-0 0-0 0, Kyle Wallis 0-0 0-0 0; Totals 16-34 9-12 49

Continental 9 6 7 12 - 34

Lincolnview 11 14 10 14 - 49

3-point field goals: Cnt 3-9 (Olds 2, Coleman), Lvw 8-20 (Overholt 3, ZMiller 3, Ringwald 2); Rebounds: Cnt 21 (Keller 7), Lvw 15 (Ringwald 4); Assists: Cnt 3 (Keck 2), Lvw 11 (Overholt 3, ZMiller 3); Turnovers: Cnt 14, Lvw 5; Fouls: Cnt 13, Lvw 9