Boys Varsity Basketball · Norwayne Boys Basketball Advances to District Final

The Norwayne boys basketball team faced a tough Smithville Smithie basketball team on Monday night in Wooster for a District Semi-Final contest.  The Bobcats were able to come away with a hard fought 42-38 win.  Junior Jacob Rupp led the way offensively for the Cats with 17 points.  Jacob also pulled down 9 rebounds.  Freshman Justin Rupp was the other Norwayne player in double figures with 12 points.  Senior Jake Hanzie had some big buckets late to finish with 5 points and 9 rebounds.  Junior Joey Raudebaugh added 5 points and 7 rebounds of his own.  Also scoring for Norwayne were sophomore Isaiah Portis(2 points) and junior Noah Saal(1 point).  The Bobcats are now 19-5 on the season and will move on to play the Northwestern/Waynedale winner on Friday night in Wooster at 7:00.  Pre-Sale tickets are available in the high school office for $6.  Tickets at the door will be $7.