The Buckeye Prep Pre-Season Shootout tipped off Friday night and included a slate of 3 community-based basketball games featuring the top 5 of 6 forth grade teams in Central Ohio. In the opening contest, Gahanna defeated Pickerington 30-26. Gahanna was led in scoring by Jordan Taylor who dropped a game-high 11 points, followed by Derrick Perryman who added another 9 points. Zack Robinson led all scorers for Pickerington with 9 points, while Chris Blalock added 7 markers.
Game 2 featured a match up between Olentangy Blue and New Albany. Although holding the lead for much of the game, Olentangy held off a late charging New Albany to secure the 28-27 win. Jordan Davies (11) and Jack Shaker (8) paced Olentangy in scoring, while Elliott Trautner (10) and Beckett Kistner (6) led New Albany.
In the night cap, Reynoldsburg cruised by Olentangy Liberty by a score of 24-12. Nolan Moore led Reynoldsburg in scoring with 10 points, followed by Jase Owens who added another 7 points. Ryder Hill led Olentangy Liberty with 6 points. Saturday’s action will feature even more competitive match ups as the top Central Ohio 4th grade teams battle it out for the title. Stay tuned for our continued coverage.