1976-77 Richland County Basketball Scores


Clear Fork
Coach:  Terry Gordon
Record:  14-6 (11-3 JAC)
Leading Scorer:  Darryl Jones (255 pts/12.7 avg)

Date		Versus                 W/L     CFHS    Opp
11/30/76	@Mansfield Malabar	L	57	72
12/03/76*	@Loudonville		L	50	57
12/10/76*	Lexington		W	71	59
12/17/76*	Ontario			W	70	68
12/18/76*	@Crestline		W	73	52
12/21/76	Mt. Gilead		L	83	85
01/07/77*	Plymouth		W	79	72
01/08/77	Madison			W	66	57
01/15/77*	@Fredericktown		W	64	50
01/21/77*	Lexington		L	54	57
02/11/77*	@Crestview		L	57	58
02/15/77*	@Plymouth		W	80	69
02/18/77*	Loudonville		W	51	50
02/19/77	Cloverleaf		W	67	53
02/25/77*	@Ontario		W	56	42
02/26/77*	Crestview		W	70	58
03/02/77	Upper Sandusky		W	69	50	Class AA Sectional Tournament at Ashland High School
03/04/77	Shelby			L	54	59	Class AA Sectional Tournament at Ashland High School
03/05/77*	Fredericktown		W	82	63
03/08/77*	Crestline		W	75	64


Crestview
Coach:  Jon Daup
Record:  7-13 (4-10 JAC)
Leading Scorer:  Tim Brafford (285 pts/14.2 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     CHS     Opp
11/30/76	Mapleton		L	62	69
12/03/76*	@Plymouth		L	54	55
12/10/76*	Fredericktown		L	40	60
12/11/76	@Hillsdale		L	43	45
12/14/76*	@Ontario		L	56	57
12/17/76*	Crestline		W	66	50
12/22/76	Lucas			W	51	46
12/30/76	@New London		W	62	46
01/07/77*	Loudonville		L	35	55
01/15/77*	Lexington		L	42	67
01/21/77*	@Fredericktown		W	60	58
02/04/77*	@Loudonville		L	57	60
02/11/77*	Clear Fork		W	58	57
02/12/77*	@Lexington		L	52	61
02/18/77*	Plymouth		L	50	52
02/19/77*	Ontario			L	52	53
02/22/77*	@Crestline		W	66	44
02/26/77*	@Clear Fork		L	58	70
03/02/77	South Central		W	46	39	Class A Sectional Tournament at Willard High School
03/04/77	Seneca East		L	43	47	Class A Sectional Tournament at Willard High School


Lexington
Coach:  Ron Barbo
Record:  19-4 (12-2 JAC)
Leading Scorer:  Doug O'Neill (328 pts/14.2 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     LHS     Opp
11/26/76	Wynford			W	70	67
12/03/76*	Ontario			W	63	52
12/10/76*	@Clear Fork		L	59	71
12/11/76	@Madison		L	55	66	NEED BOX
12/17/76*	Loudonville		W	64	40
12/18/76*	@Plymouth		W	80	61
12/30/76	@Shelby			W	56	47
01/07/77*	Crestline		W	89	47
01/15/77*	@Crestview		W	67	42
01/21/77*	Clear Fork		W	57	54
01/22/77	Mansfield Malabar	W	64	62
02/11/77*	@Fredericktown		W	62	58
02/12/77*	Crestview		W	61	52
02/15/77*	@Crestline		W	66	51
02/18/77*	@Ontario		W	64	52
02/19/77*	Plymouth		W	68	55
02/22/77*	Fredericktown		W	57	44
02/25/77*	@Loudonville		L	51	53
03/03/77	Colonel Crawford	W	59	45	Class AA Sectional Tournament at Ashland High School
03/09/77	Norwalk			W	38	37	Class AA District Tournament at Ashland College
03/12/77	Willard			W	68	55	Class AA District Tournament at Ashland College
03/18/77	Brookside		W	54	42	Class AA Regional Tournament at Bowling Green State University
03/19/77	Ottawa-Glandorf		L	59	75	Class AA Regional Tournament at Bowling Green State University


Lucas
Coach:  Ron Gonter
Record:  2-17 (1-7 MBC)
Leading Scorer:  Andy Dech (280 pts/14.7 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     LHS     OPP
11/19/76	@Dalton			L	25	69
11/23/76	Northmor		L	84	87
12/04/76	South Central		L	61	63
12/10/76*	Centerburg		L	54	56
12/11/76	Ohio Deaf		L	57	62
12/17/76*	@Columbus Academy	L	46	62
12/22/76	@Crestview		L	46	51
12/30/76*	Danville		L	67	92
01/07/77	Mansfield Christian	L	70	83
01/08/77	@Ohio Deaf		W	64	59
01/21/77*	@Centerburg		L	55	69
01/22/77	Highland		L	39	64
02/05/77*	@East Knox		L	63	77
02/08/77*	@Danville		L	67     100
02/12/77	@Mansfield Christian	L	51	75
02/18/77*	East Knox		W	69	59
02/19/77	@Crestline		L	63	73
02/22/77*	Columbus Academy	L	65	66
03/01/77	Mansfield Christian	L	42	55	Class A Sectional Tournament at Bucyrus High School


Madison
Coach:  Stan Ely
Record:  13-7 (8-4 CC)
Leading Scorer:  Richmond Schmidt (308 pts/15.4 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     MHS     Opp
11/27/76	@Ontario		W	84	47
12/04/76	Shelby			W	82	70
12/10/76*	Mansfield Malabar	W	55	49
12/11/76	Lexington		W	66	55	NEED BOX
12/17/76*	Coshocton		L	56	67
12/18/76*	Dover			W	55	48
12/21/76*	@Wooster		W	54	41
12/28/76*	New Philadelphia	W	60	58	OT
01/07/77*	@Ashland		L	40	42
01/08/77	@Clear Fork		L	57	66
01/15/77	Mansfield St. Peter's	W	53	47
01/21/77*	Coshocton		W	56	50
02/05/77*	@New Philadelphia	L	54	77
02/08/77*	@Dover			W	67	47
02/11/77*	Ashland			L	35	38
02/15/77*	Wooster			W	59	53
02/19/77	Mansfield Senior	L	45	49	3OT
02/24/77*	@Mansfield Malabar	W	67	61
03/02/77	Mansfield Malabar	W	51	49	Class AAA Sectional Tournament at Ashland College
03/04/77	Sandusky		L	55	73	Class AAA Sectional Tournament at Ashland College


Mansfield Christian
Coach:  Arnold Boich
Record:  14-7 (8-0 FC)
Leading Scorer:  Steve Bechtler (315 pts/15.0 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     MCHS    OPP
11/26/76*	New Phil Indian Hills	W	82	53
11/27/76	@Indian Valley North	L	64	71
12/03/76*	@Kidron Central Chr.	W	53	42
12/10/76	@Cardington-Lincoln	L	61	82
12/11/76*	Cuyahoga Valley Chr.	W	81	60
12/17/76	@East Knox		W	79	73
12/18/76	Northmor		W	77	68
01/07/77	@Lucas			W	83	70
01/08/77	@Zanesville Rosecrans	L	55	61
01/15/77*	@New Phil Indian Hills	W	66	51
01/21/77	Mansfield St. Peter's	L	52	59
01/22/77*	Kidron Central Chr.	W	72	48
01/25/77*	@Canton Brunnerdale	W	74	60
02/05/77*	@Cuyahoga Valley Chr.	W	70	59
02/11/77*	Canton Brunnerdale	W	72	51
02/12/77	Lucas			W	75	51
02/18/77	@Danville		L	70	84
02/19/77	Dayton Christian	W	64	56
02/25/77	Cardington-Lincoln	L	59	66
02/27/77	@Cleveland Baptist				LIKELY CANCELLED
03/01/77	Lucas			W	55	42	Class A Sectional Tournament at Bucyrus High School
03/03/77	Mansfield St. Peter's	L	48	67	Class A Sectional Tournament at Bucyrus High School


Malabar
Coach:  Bill Swartzmiller
Record:  8-11 (6-6 CC)
Leading Scorer:  Joe Adamescu (273 pts/14.3 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     MHS     Opp
11/30/76	Clear Fork		W	72	57
12/07/76	Ontario			W	68	58
12/10/76*	@Madison		L	49	55
12/18/76*	Coshocton		L	50	73
12/21/76*	@Dover			W	75	66
12/28/76*	Wooster			W	92	81
12/30/76	@Mansfield Senior	L	77	78
01/07/77*	@New Philadelphia	L	70	73
01/08/77*	Ashland			W	62	61
01/22/77	@Lexington		L	62	64
01/25/77	Mansfield St. Peter's	L	43	66
02/12/77*	@Coshocton		L	54	90
02/15/77	@Shelby			L	67	86	At Shelby Central School
02/18/77*	@Ashland		L	65	75
02/22/77*	@Wooster		W	72	62	At WOoster College
02/24/77*	Madison			L	61	67
02/26/77*	Dover			W	77	61
03/02/77	Madison			L	49	51	Class AAA Sectional Tournament at Ashland College
03/08/77*	New Philadelphia	W	76	73


Mansfield Senior
Coach:  Jim Goode
Record:  10-11 (5-9 BC)
Leading Scorer:  Eric Jefferson (337 pts/16.0 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     MSHS    OPP
12/03/76*	Fremont Ross		W	42	35
12/04/76	Ashland			W	58	41
12/10/76*	@Lorain Admiral King	W	66	60
12/14/76*	Marion Harding		L	54	57
12/17/76*	@Elyria			L	47	80
12/21/76*	@Lorain Senior		W	57	47
12/28/76*	Findlay			L	65	69
12/30/76	Mansfield Malabar	W	78	77
01/07/77*	@Sandusky		L	58	66
01/21/77*	Lorain Admiral King	L	57	69
01/25/77	@Galion			L	70	79
02/11/77*	@Findlay		L	69	94
02/12/77*	Lorain Senior		L	63	95	At Lorain Admiral King High School - Mansfield is Home Team
02/15/77*	Fremont Ross		W	77	63
02/18/77*	Sandusky		W	63	59
02/19/77	@Madison		W	49	45	3OT
02/21/77*	Elyria			L	47	70
02/25/77*	@Marion Harding		L	45	57
02/28/77	Bellevue		W	60	56	Class AAA Sectional Tournament at Ashland College
03/03/77	Fremont Ross		W	54	48	Class AAA Sectional Tournament at Ashland College
03/05/77	Tiffin Columbian	L	45	64	Class AAA Sectional Tournament at Ashland College


Mansfield St. Peter's
Coach:  Pat Maurer
Record:  22-5
Leading Scorer:  Mike Demyan (483 pts/17.8 avg)

Date		Versus                 W/L     SPHS    Opp
11/20/76	Old Fort		W	93	58
11/27/76	Columbus DeSales	W	80	74
12/03/76	Sandusky St. Mary	W	72	64
12/11/76	@Buckeye Central	W	56	53
12/17/76	@Fostoria St. Wendelin	W	71	68
12/18/76	@Louisville Aquinas	L	68	69
12/22/76	Lordstown		W	68	51
01/07/77	@Tiffin Calvert		W	92	74
01/08/77	@Cardington-Lincoln	L	64	73
01/15/77	@Madison		L	47	53
01/21/77	@Mansfield Christian	W	59	52
01/25/77	@Mansfield Malabar	W	66	43
02/06/77	@Zanesville Rosecrans	W	65	39
02/07/77	@Centerburg		W      101	78
02/12/77	@Canton Central Cath.	L	66	70
02/14/77	Bettsville		W	72	53
02/18/77	Northmor		W	76	66
02/21/77	Colonel Crawford	W	74	72	At Marion Coliseum
02/25/77	Wynford			W	68	52
03/01/77	Wynford			W	54	47	Class A Sectional Tournament at Bucyrus High School
03/03/77	Mansfield Christian	W	67	48	Class A Sectional Tournament at Bucyrus High School
03/09/77	Seneca East		W	65	63	Class A District Tournament at Ashland High School
03/12/77	Tiffin Calvert		W	91	61	Class A District Tournament at Ashland High School
03/18/77	Cuyahoga Heights	W	67	48	Class A Regional Tournament at Canton
03/19/77	Mogadore		W	70	57	Class A Regional Tournament at Canton
03/25/77	Southeastern (Ross)	W	91	61	Class A State Tournament at Ohio State University St. John Arena
03/26/77	Fort Loramie		L	50	63	Class A State Tournament at Ohio State University St. John Arena


Ontario
Coach:  Vic Pfizenmayer
Record:  6-12 (5-8 JAC)
Leading Scorer:  Steve Santmyer (205 pts/12.0 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     OHS     Opp
11/27/76	Madison			L	47	84
12/03/76*	@Lexington		L	52	63
12/07/76	@Mansfield Malabar	L	58	68
12/10/76*	Loudonville		W	75	52
12/14/76*	Crsetview		W	57	56
12/17/76*	@Clear Fork		L	68	70
12/21/76	@Wynford		W	69	50
01/07/77*	@Fredericktown		L	61	70
01/15/77*	Plymouth		L	69	71
01/22/77	Shelby			L	58	67
02/04/77	Fredericktown					CANCELLED
02/11/77*	Crestline		W	69	65
02/12/77*	@Plymouth		L	52	62
02/15/77*	@Loudonville		L	65	66	OT
02/18/77*	Lexington		L	52	64
02/19/77*	@Crestview		W	53	52
02/25/77*	Clear Fork		L	42	56
02/26/77*	@Crestline		W	68	65
03/01/77	Colonel Crawford	L	50	59	Class AA Sectional Tournament at Ashland High School


Plymouth
Coach:  Bill Northrup
Record:  10-9 (8-6 JAC)
Leading Scorer:  Mike Carty (235 pts/12.3 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     PHS     Opp
11/30/76	Buckeye Central		W	65	54
12/03/76*	Crestview		W	55	54
12/10/76*	@Crestline		W	83	53
12/17/76*	@Fredericktown		L	52	72
12/18/76*	Lexington		L	61	80
12/21/76	Buckeye Central		L	73	78
12/30/76	South Central		W	83	80	OT
01/07/77*	@Clear Fork		L	72	79
01/08/77	@Mapleton		L	57	61
01/15/77*	@Ontario		W	71	69
01/21/77*	Crestline		W	65	59
01/22/77*	Loudonville		W	55	48
02/11/77*	@Loudonville		L	43	65
02/12/77*	Ontario			W	62	52
02/15/77*	Clear Fork		L	69	80
02/18/77*	@Crestview		W	52	50
02/19/77*	@Lexington		L	55	68
02/24/77*	Fredericktown		W	73	63
03/02/77	Seneca East		L	44	56	Class A Sectional Tournament at Willard High School


Shelby
Coach:  Nelson Hardesty
Record:  7-13 (4-10 NOL)
Leading Scorer:  Skip Vermilya (312 pts/15.6 avg)

Date		Versus                 W/L     SHS      Opp
12/03/76*	@Galion			L	60	78
12/04/76	@Madison		L	70	82
12/10/76*	Upper Sandusky		L	55	68
12/11/76*	@Tiffin Columbian	W	69	62
12/17/76*	Bucyrus			W	81	49
12/22/76*	Willard			L	58	65
12/30/76	Lexington		L	47	56
01/07/77*	@Bellevue		L	56	57
01/14/77*	@Norwalk		L	60	63
01/15/77*	Galion			L	67	70
01/21/77*	@Upper Sandusky		W	66	64
01/22/77	@Ontario		W	67	58
02/11/77*	Tiffin Columbian	L	59	72
02/15/77	Mansfield Malabar	W	86	67	At Shelby Central School
02/18/77*	Norwalk			L	72	76
02/25/77*	@Willard		L	53	58
02/26/77*	Bellevue		L	69	70
03/02/77*	Bucyrus			W	72	38	Class AA Sectional Tournament at Ashland High School
03/04/77	Clear Fork		W	59	54	Class AA Sectional Tournament at Ashland High School
03/10/77	Willard			L	50	69	Class AA District Tournament at Ashland College

Buckeye Conference Standings

Team BC Reg Overall Elyria 14 - 0 18 - 0 24 - 11 Findlay 10 - 4 12 - 6 13 - 7 Lorain Admiral King 9 - 5 13 - 5 13 - 6 Marion Harding 7 - 7 10 - 7 10 - 8 Sandusky 6 - 8 9 - 9 12 - 10 Lorain Senior 5 - 9 8 - 10 10 - 11 Mansfield Senior 5 - 9 8 - 10 10 - 11 Fremont Ross 0 - 14 0 - 18 0 - 19

Cardinal Conference Standings

Team CC Reg Overall Coshocton 10 - 2 15 - 3 19 - 4 Madison 8 - 4 12 - 6 13 - 7 Ashland 7 - 5 8 10 8 11 Mansfield Malabar 6 - 6 8 10 8 11 New Philadelphia 5 - 7 8 10 10 - 11 Dover 4 - 8 4 14 4 - 15 Wooster 2 10 3 15 3 - 16

Freeway Conference Standings

Team FC Reg Overall Mansfield Christian 8 - 0 13 - 6 14 - 7 Canton Brunnerdale Cuyahoga Valley Chr. New Phil Indian Hills Kidron Central Chr.

Johnny Appleseed Conference Standings

Team JAC Reg Overall Lexington 12 - 2 15 - 3 19 - 4 Clear Fork 11 - 3 13 - 5 14 - 6 Loudonville 10 - 4 13 - 5 14 - 6 Plymouth 8 - 6 10 - 8 10 - 9 Fredericktown 5 - 8 6 - 11 7 - 12 Ontario 5 - 8 6 - 11 6 - 12 Crestview 4 - 10 6 - 12 7 - 13 Crestline 0 - 14 1 - 17 1 - 18

Middle Buckeye Conference Standings

Team MBC Reg Overall Lucas 1 - 7 2 - 16 2 - 17 Centerburg Columbus Academy Danville East Knox

Northern Ohio League Standings

Team NOL Reg Overall Willard 12 - 2 14 - 4 16 - 5 Tiffin Columbian 10 - 4 13 - 5 15 - 6 Galion 10 - 4 12 - 5 12 - 6 Bellevue 8 - 6 10 - 7 10 - 8 Norwalk 6 - 8 9 - 9 11 - 10 Upper Sandusky 5 - 9 8 - 10 8 - 11 Shelby 4 - 10 5 - 12 7 - 13 Bucyrus 1 - 13 1 - 15 1 - 16

Richland County Top Ten Scoring Averages

RNK AVG Name School Points Games 17.88 Mike Demyan Mansfield St. Peter's 483 27 16.04 Eric Jefferson Mansfield Senior 337 21 15.60 Skip Vermilya Shelby 312 20 15.00 Steve Bechtler Mansfield Christian 315 21 14.73 Andy Dech Lucas 280 19 14.36 Joe Adamescu Mansfield Malabar 273 19 14.26 Doug O'Neill Lexington 328 23 14.25 Tim Brafford Crestview 285 20 13.29 Kevin Brooks Mansfield St. Peter's 359 27 13.12 Mike Weaver Plymouth 210 16

Richland County Top Ten Scoring Games

RNK PTS Name School Versus Date 1 33 Eric Jefferson Mansfield Senior Mansfield Malabar 12/30/1976 33 Mike Demyan Mansfield St. Peter's Centerburg 02/07/1977 3 28 Steve Bechtler Mansfield Christian East Knox 12/17/1976 28 Mike Demyan Mansfield St. Peter's Tififn Calvert 01/07/1977 28 Andy Dech Lucas East Knox 02/18/1977 6 27 Dave Meese Mansfield Malabar Wooster 12/28/1976 27 Mickey Scodova Mansfield Malabar Mansfield Senior 12/30/1976 27 Wayne Curry Mansfield Senior Fremont Ross 02/15/1977 9 26 Mike Demyan Mansfield St. Peter's Columbus DeSales 11/27/1976 10 24 Doug O'Neill Lexington Ontario 12/03/1976 24 Andy Dech Lucas Ohio Deaf 12/11/1976 24 Jay Guth Clear Fork Plymouth 01/07/1977 24 Doug O'Neill Lexington Ontario 02/18/1977 24 Tim Brafford Crestview Ontario 02/19/1977 24 Rick Bayer Ontario Crestline 02/26/1977 24 Mike Demyan Mansfield St. Peter's Tiffin Calvert 03/12/1977 Return to Richland County index Email Me