Canterbury recovers to beat Bluffton

After losing a 14-point lead in the second half, Canterbury outscored Bluffton 10-2 in overtime in a 65-57 victory in the first-round of the Class 2A Woodlan Sectional on Wednesday.

The Cavaliers led 30-16 at halftime but the Tigers stormed back with a strong third quarter to trim the margin to two at the end of three quarters. The teams were deadlocked at 55 at the end of regulation.

Cam Kreiger led Canterbury, 8-15, with 20 points. Three other players reached double-figure scoring for the Cavaliers. They were Michael Brothers with 15, Mez Ijomanta with 14 and Noah Wolfe with 10.

Bluffton, 5-18, was led by Mitchell Kuhlenbeck and Max Corle with 19 each.

In other sectional games:


Eastside 67, Adams Central 49: The Blazers improved to 19-4 on the season while Adams Central finishes at 6-17.


Central Noble 62, Whitko 61: Mason Smith’s jump shot from the corner at the buzzer gave the Cougars. It spoiled a strong second-half comeback by the Wildcats. Whitko trailed 33-16 at halftime before outscoring the Cougars 45-29 in the second half. River West led Whitko, 14-9, with 20 points while Nathan Walpole had 18 and Spencer Sroufe 11.

Central Noble improved to 12-12.