On Tuesday night Perrysburg made the trip south to Findlay, with Findlay ultimately coming away with a 46-38 win. Plenty of solid defense was on display by both sides, and there was no shortage of athletes in this one. Here is who stood out:
2021 G/F AJ Adams (Findlay) – Adams set the tone early in this one for his team, helping them out to an early advantage with his efficient inside play. One of the top senior prospects in Northwest Ohio came to play on this night, and left his fingerprints all over this game, on both ends of the floor. Adams was impressive scoring it on the block, from mid-range, using the skill and smoothness you come accustomed to watching from him over the years. His presence was felt on the defensive end of the floor with his length, deflecting passes, and getting rejections at the rim. Led all scorers with 18 points in the win for his team.
2023 G Matt Watkins (Perrysburg) – In the second viewing of Watkins in this young season, it becomes more and more apparent that he belongs in the conversation when it comes to NW Ohio’s deep 2023 class. Is very disciplined for his age, competes on every trip down the floor, and is coachable. Can score it with either hand at the rim with creativity, a threat in mid-range, and can really shoot it well from the outside. Takes defense personally, isn’t afraid to be physical, and doesn’t get deterred. Excited to see what is ahead for him.
2022 PG Max Roth (Findlay) – Delivered a good performance from the point guard position, does what’s needed to win. Makes good reads on offense, gets others involved, and doesn’t need to score it to stay engaged. Really good athlete, explosive, and can get the ball down the floor with tremendous pace. Plays with an edge to him, competes, fights for lose balls, and makes hustle plays. Leads by example, plays sound defense, and is on the list of point guards in NW Ohio that you want on your team.
2022 G Joe Bohman (Perrysburg) – Won’t get many of the headlines for his team this season, but has a large part in the successes that they have. Plays bigger than he is, doesn’t shy away from size or contact. A threat scoring it from the outside. Brings energy and hustle every time he takes the floor. Delivered a gutsy performance in this one fighting through cramping. Really appreciate what he brings to the floor
Others who stood out: Brock Makrancy (Findlay), Kannon Klusmeyer (Perrysburg), Terrion Ross (Findlay).