BOYS BASKETBALL: Loudonville down, Manchester is next


Wellington’s Colton Schmidt gets two points against Loudonville. He finished the night with nine.

Wellington’s Colton Schmidt gets two points against Loudonville. He finished the night with nine.


Maxwell Joppeck steals a Loudonville pass. He had eight points but sat out most of the night on fouls.


Noah Diermyer shows a little excitement after he hits a half court shot to close out the third quarter.


Wellington’s Ryan Whitaker gets a basket while covered by Loudonville’s Garrett Fry.


Photos by Russ Gifford | Wellington Enterprise

Noah Diermyer stepped up with 28 points Friday as Dukes star and team point-leader Max Joppeck sat out most of the night on fouls. Diermyer rallied the first-seeded Wellington boys to a 67-50 finish at home over Loudonville in the Division III sectional tournament. While Loudonville’s Logan Fisher was a threat — he racked up 24 points on the night — the Dukes defense controlled the floor in the fourth quarter. Wellington advances Monday to face fourth-seeded Manchester.

Wellington’s Colton Schmidt gets two points against Loudonville. He finished the night with nine.
https://www.thewellingtonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2018/03/web1_WellingtonBoysBBallVsLoudonville-Playoffs-2-of-8-.jpgWellington’s Colton Schmidt gets two points against Loudonville. He finished the night with nine.

Maxwell Joppeck steals a Loudonville pass. He had eight points but sat out most of the night on fouls.
https://www.thewellingtonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2018/03/web1_WellingtonBoysBBallVsLoudonville-Playoffs-5-of-8-.jpgMaxwell Joppeck steals a Loudonville pass. He had eight points but sat out most of the night on fouls.

Noah Diermyer shows a little excitement after he hits a half court shot to close out the third quarter.
https://www.thewellingtonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2018/03/web1_WellingtonBoysBBallVsLoudonville-Playoffs-6-of-8-.jpgNoah Diermyer shows a little excitement after he hits a half court shot to close out the third quarter.

Wellington’s Ryan Whitaker gets a basket while covered by Loudonville’s Garrett Fry.
https://www.thewellingtonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2018/03/web1_WellingtonBoysBBallVsLoudonville-Playoffs-7-of-8-.jpgWellington’s Ryan Whitaker gets a basket while covered by Loudonville’s Garrett Fry.

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