Archive - Feb 2012 - Sports Article
VAN WERT — Van Wert turned in a strong defensive performance over the final three quarters and used an offensive outburst in the second quarter keyed by a bench player’s breakout night for a 68-43 win over St. Marys on Friday night.
“I just thought our attention to the little things got better and we were able to capitalize when we made them uncomfortable,” Van Wert head coach Dave Froelich said.
Offensively for the Cougars, a bench player was the catalyst.
ROCKFORD — A lay-up by Parkway’s Derek Luth with 25 seconds left proved to be the difference in the Panthers’ stunning win over New Bremen on Friday night.
Parkway picked up only its second win of the season with a 52-51 victory over the Cardinals.
“They were tougher than us,” Cardinals head coach Adam Dougherty said. “That was the difference. They were tougher and competed harder and they wanted it more and we took it. It was that way the entire night. No matter what it was it was like that the entire night.”
MINSTER — A big second half lifted St. Henry to a 51-42 victory over fellow Midwest Athletic Conference opponent Minster on Friday night’s Senior Night.
“For as well as we started out the game — we had pretty good ball movement and ball reversal and so forth against their zones, which we addressed the entire week — we just did a rotten job once they switched defenses and that unfortunately carried over into the second half, and they basically just slowed us to a crawl,” said Minster head coach Mike Lee.
VERSAILLES — New Knoxville’s 26-point fourth quarter made things interesting, but ninth-ranked Versailles held on for a 69-63 win over the Rangers on Friday night at Versailles High School.
New Knoxville senior Lucas Leffel scored a game-high 26 points. Jake Allen added 16 points and Andrew Arnett had 11 points for New Knoxville.
Chad Winner scored a team-high 23 points for Versailles while Kyle Ahrens added 19 points.
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Points Per Game G PTS. PPG
Lucas Leffel, New Knoxville 18 299 16.6
J.D. Meyer, St. Marys 16 250 15.6
Division II at Lima Senior
The St. Marys boys basketball team will play Wapakoneta in a Division II sectional semifinal on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. at Lima Senior. The winner will play the winner of the Elida-Shawnee game on Friday, March 2 at 6:15 p.m.
On the other side of the Lima Senior bracket Bath plays Kenton on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 6:15 p.m. and Van Wert plays Celina on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 8 p.m. The winners of those two games play on Friday, March 2 at 8 p.m.
Division IV at Coldwater
MINSTER — Offensive rebounds and easy baskets meant everything in a low-possession, low-shooting percentage contest between Minster and St. Marys on Saturday night.
Minster got more of both.
The Wildcats downed St. Marys 50-42 with a steady infusion of second-chance points and backdoor lay-ups to go with some stingy defense.
“In a game that we knew was going to be tough and low possessions, a 4-0 or a 6-2 run was huge in this game and we had a couple of those in the third quarter,” Minster head coach Mike Lee said.
FORT LORAMIE — Lucas Leffel scored 25 points and Jake Allen added 18 points as New Knoxville burst past Fort Loramie with a big fourth quarter in a 52-43 win on Saturday night.
New Knoxville entered the fourth quarter trailing by one point before outscoring the Redskins 19-9 in the fourth quarter.
New Knoxville knocked down 21 free throws in the win.
The Rangers improved to 9-9 on the season. They will go to Versailles on Friday night at 6:30 p.m.