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Smith scores 7, but Caston drops Miami County Invite title game to Peru

BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Boys basketball

Peru 56, Caston 31 (Wednesday): Sam Smith scored seven points, and Cam Kline and Kade Zeider scored six each for Caston in a loss to host Peru in the Miami County Invitational championship game Wednesday.

Kade Townsend scored 15 points, and Matt Ross added 10 for the Tigers (7-0), who won the tournament for the eighth straight year.

Peru led 23-18 at halftime and extended the lead to 38-22 after three quarters.

Zeider made the all-tournament team.

Caston travels to Culver on Jan. 8.

CASTON (31) (2-7)

Kade Zeider 2 0-0 6, Bryce Rudicel 1 0-0 3, Jake Paschen 0 0-0 0, Jessie Rock-Wolf 1 1-2 3, Sam Smith 2 3-8 7, Cam Kline 2 0-0 6, Colby Pugh 1 0-0 3, Cain Schanlaub 0 0-0 0, Kobi Martindale 0 1-2 1, Carter See 1 0-1 2, Evan Howard 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 10 5-13 31

PERU (56) (7-0)

Townsend 6 2-3 15, Roettger 4 0-1 9, Curtis 1 2-2 4, M. Ross 4 2-2 10, Bellar 3 0-0 8, Robbins 3 0-0 6, A. Ross 0 0-0 0, Polk 2 0-1 4, Myers 0 0-0 0, Slagel 0 0-0 0, Potts 0 0-0 0, Walters 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 23 6-9 56

Three-point field goals:

Caston 6 (Zeider 2, Kline 2, Rudicel, Pugh),

Peru 4 (Bellar 2, Townsend, Roettger)

Total fouls: Caston 12, Peru 14

Score by quarters

Caston 10 8 4 9 31

Peru 12 11 15 18 56


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