Tuesday night hoops action

      Football headlines, both local and national, may have dominated the afternoon on Tuesday, but the night belonged to the hard court.

      The Toledo Rockets men's basketball team took a tough Norfolk State team down to the wire, only to fall on a lay up with two seconds left, 72-70.

      The Rockets trailed by as much as 12 points in the second half, but back to back buckets by Rian Pearson with under a minute remaing tied the game at 70. The Spartans' Brandon Wheeless lost the ball to Rockets forward Matt Smith at the other end but Smith stepped out of bounds allowing Norfolk to inbound underneath their own basket.

      It was the second loss in the final seconds in the last 10 days for UT. They fell to Loyola(IL) in a similar fashion on December 10th.

      "We've lost two game on a buzzer shot on baseline out of bounds plays...we need to reevaluate our defense obviously in those situations," said Toledo head coach Tod Kowalczyk. The Rockets are now 7-4 on the season, next up is a road contest with Florida Gulf Coast on Thursday at 7:05 pm.

      In boys high school basketball, St. John's held court against Findlay, 69-59, Whitmer topped St. Francis 64-45 and Bowling Green, behind 30 points from Vitto Brown, defeated NLL rival springfield 63-49.

      Boys Prep Scores

      Fremont Ross 71

      Lima Senior 70

      Perrysburg 72

      Northview 32

      Maumee 45

      Anthony Wayne 42

      Bowsher 76

      Waite 70

      Scott 75

      Woodward 67

      Rogers 72

      Start 57

      Swanton 52

      Rossford 31

      Fostoria 66

      Tiffin Columbian 59

      Archbold 66

      Stryker 54

      Girls Prep Scores

      Bowling Green 59

      Fremont Ross 32

      Genoa 58

      Cardinal Stritch 41

      Ottawa Hills 51

      Woodmore 35

      Elmwood 68

      Gibsonburg 30