Recently state-ranked Toledo Central Catholic traveled south to Lima Senior High school on Friday night, as the top two programs in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference standings went at it. The game promised plenty of talent, and some high-intensity moments, and this one did not disappoint. Lima Senior would defend home court, and defeat Central Catholic 70-56; here is who stood out:
2025 G Makhi Leach (Toledo Central Catholic) – its certainly still pretty early in the season, but any list of the top freshman in Northwest Ohio, and probably even the state should have Leach’s name on it. Came off the bench for his team on this night, and provided immediate energy and was ready to play. Was composed, confident, and has a maturity to his game already. Led his team with 16 points, on a night when offense was a little harder to come by. Has solid strength and size already from the guard position, able to get to the rim, and knocked down threes from the outside with consistency. Doesn’t shy away from competing on the defensive side of the floor, rebounds well from his position, and is strong with the ball in his hands. Really impressive showing from him, and definitely has the makings of a D1 talent going forward.
2022 G/F Brent Moss (Lima Senior) – having already been mentioned in a previous article from this season, we’ll keep his evaluation from this night short and sweet. Led all scorers with 24 points, scored it from all three levels, and really battled on the glass. Provided great effort throughout the night on both ends of the floor, long and athletic, his presence was felt on nearly every trip. One of the breakout players this season in Northwest Ohio.
2023 G Chico Johnson (Toledo Central Catholic) – one of the premier talents of Northwest Ohio, Johnson struggled a bit on this night to get going, in large part due to being in foul trouble. Although this was the case, the talent is still very easy to see from Johnson. Has a smooth feel to his game, able to get to his spots, and has good size to go with it. Effort and competitiveness never wavered, even with the foul struggles. High IQ, doesn’t force things when it would sometimes be easy to do so, gets teammates involved. Has a really pretty stroke and great lift on his jump shot, and will make you pay if he’s not accounted for defensively. Crafty around the rim, has a good handle, and is pretty polished as a prospect already. Holds numerous offers from MAC programs, with more to certainly join the list. Finished with 14 points.
2025 F Jagger Hutchins (Lima Senior) – another freshman that left his mark on this game, Hutchins provided a nice lift off the bench, and knocked down some big shots, in key moments for his team. Has a nice frame standing around 6’5″, has a good feel for things, and is strong with the ball. Doesn’t turn the ball over, plays with poise, plays within himself, and clearly has earned the trust of his upperclassman teammates. Creates matchup problems, and stretches the floor with his ability to shoot it from three. Has a chance to be one of the next big prospects out of the Lima area with continued growth and development.
2024 G Isaiah Brenneman (Toledo Central Catholic) – provided instant offense off the bench for his team when they needed it, especially early on in the ballgame. Utilizes his strength to get the rim, and can finish through contact. Confident in his abilities, likes to compete, and really solid defensively. One of the nice, young prospects in the area. Would start for most teams, a big time asset off the bench, knows and embraces his role.
Others who stood out: Khalil Luster (Lima Senior), Michael Greenlee (Toledo Central Catholic), Anthony Mosley (Lima Senior), Camren Miles (Lima Senior), Micah Thames (Toledo Central Catholic).