Players across the North Central Conference return to the court this weekend after holiday break, but before they do, here’s a look at your early season leaders, both boys and girls.
Colonel Crawford (7-0, 2-0 NCC) is the only undefeated team remaining in the conference after knocking off Buckeye Central (6-1, 1-1 NCC) last Friday, 60-48. The Eagles lead the NCC offensively, averaging 70 points per game, while the Bucks led the league defensively, allowing 45.7 points per game.
Three different Buckeye Central players are leading the NCC among individual statistics. Cade Kaple has 37 assists and is averaging 5.3 per game, Austin Wurm has 22 steals averaging 3.1 per game and Sam Robertson boasts the best field goal percentage at 71 percent. Colonel Crawford’s Connor McCreary, who hit his 1,000th career point against the Bucks, is top in scoring, averaging 20.1 points per game, while teammate Logan Sager leads in 3-pointers, shooting 47 percent.
Bucyrus’ Brian Snouffer is a perfect 19-of-19 from the line, helping the Redmen to a 4-3, 1-1 NCC start, and Wynford’s Jake Glowaski is leading the league in rebounding with 77, averaging 12.8 per game.
Both Wynford (6-2, 3-0 NCC ) and Riverdale (5-2, 3-0 NCC) remain at the top of the league standings. Bucyrus (5-2, 2-2 NCC) is currently sitting third in the NCC, but is the top team in the league both offensively, averaging 60.5 points per game, and defensively, giving up 41.3 points per game. Buckeye Central is second with a record of 4-2, 2-1 NCC.
Bucyrus senior Macey Sheerer leads the NCC in assists, averaging 4.7 per game, and steals with 32, averaging 5.3 per game. Sheerer, who reached her 1,000th career point during the Redmen’s opener, is second in scoring, averaging 18.3 points per game, while Upper Sanduksy’s Taylor Graboski tops the list averaging 20.3 points per game, along with averaging five blocks per game.
The Redmen’s Kelci Simms leads the league in free throws making 20-of-23 on the season, and is also leading the NCC by shooting 65 percent from the field. Wynford’s KarLee Schiefer is the top 3-point shooter, hitting 51 percent from behind the arc, following by Sheerer at 50 percent. Buckeye Central’s Brooke Karl is the leading rebounder with 83, averaging 11.9 points per game.