On Friday night Spencerville traveled to Lima Perry for an intriguing game in Division IV Sectional play, in the Wapakoneta District. Thanks to some impressive shot-making early, Lima Perry would eventually get by Spencerville by a final score of 69-62. With the win, Lima Perry advances to play St. Henry in a District Semifinal game in Wapakoneta. Here is who stood out in this one:
2023 G Josh Henline (Spencerville) – Probably not a household name around Northwest Ohio as it pertains to talented prospects in his class, but he needs to be. Henline can do a little bit of everything for you out on the floor, and looks good doing so. Has a sweet stroke from the outside, where he can knock down shots coming off of screens in either direction. He has a good feel, and can really pass the basketball, putting it on target, and where teammates can make plays. For his position and age, he has good size around 6’1″, and is strong with the ball in his hands. Talks and is active on defense. Good body language, and brings a lot to like to the court. Should be a name you hear more and more about going forward. Has the making of a scholarship level prospect.
2022 G Brayden ‘Bubby’ Knight (Lima Perry) – The lefty was pouring in shots from everywhere in this one it seemed, on his way to a game-high 26 points. A quick prospect with speed, who can get down the floor in a hurry with the ball in his hands. Has the ability to create for others. Brings good energy, and activity to both ends of the floor. Doesn’t get too high or low throughout the course of a game. Recently named Conference Player of the Year, and it’s easy to see why. Capable of taking this Perry team on a memorable tournament run.
2021 G/F Dalton Prichard (Spencerville) – The senior delivered a big time performance in what would be his last High School game. Was active and working hard on the glass on both ends of the floor. Knocked down timely shots when his team needed them throughout. Scored it through contact in the paint, shot it well from the outside, and was efficient doing so. Got others involved, provided leadership, and was a big reason Spencerville was in this game throughout much of the night. Finished with 24 points in the loss.
Others who stood out: Will Knight (Lima Perry), Jefferey Simpson (Lima Perry), Dylan Smith (Spencerville).