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January 27th, 2012
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys girls basketball team earned its first Western Buckeye League win, a 34-27 victory over Defiance on Thursday night at Murotech Court.
Ashleigh Falk scored a team-high 13 points and Kelly Heitkamp added 12 points to lead the Riders to their third win of the season.
St. Marys led 15-14 at the half before outscoring the Bulldogs 9-7 in the third quarter and 10-6 in the fourth quarter.
Megan Sewell led Defiance with 16 points.
St. Marys improved to 3-12, 1-5 in the WBL.
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NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville heads into one of the biggest games of its season on a winning streak spanning six weeks that has kept the Rangers' hopes of a Midwest Athletic Conference title and top-seeding in the Division IV sectional tournament going strong.
The Ottoville at Minster girls basketball game, which was postponed on Saturday, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m.
Ottoville is the No. 1 -ranked team in the state of Ohio in Division IV.
JACKSON CENTER 64, NEW BREMEN 55
JACKSON CENTER — The New Bremen boys basketball team took too long to match stride with unbeaten Jackson Center.
A 17-1 Tiger run that started late in the first quarter and lasted into the second quarter proved to be a key stretch for Jackson Center in a 64-55 win over New Bremen on Saturday night in front of a packed house at Jackson Center.
NEW KNOXVILLE 57, JACKSON CENTER 42
JACKSON CENTER — New Knoxville’s balanced scoring proved to be more potent than the one-woman show that was Jackson Center’s Brooke Richard.
A trio of Rangers scored in double figures in New Knoxville’s 57-42 win over Jackson Center on Saturday afternoon.
Paige Lehman led the way with 18 points, Meg Reineke added 13 points and Haley Horstman had 12 points in the win.
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Cardinals basketball team recovered from a poor third quarter and with the help of rebounds and just enough free throws down the stretch they held on to defeat the St. Henry Redskins 53-49 Friday evening in a MAC contest at New Bremen.
“We made it a lot tougher than it needed to be down the stretch,” Cardinals head coach Adam Dougherty said.
FT. RECOVERY — A dominant second half propelled Ft. Recovery to a 56-32 victory over fellow Midwest Athletic Conference foe Minster on Friday night.
“They’ve got a lot of weapons on the floor, but when we went dry, (things got bad),” said Minster head coach Mike Lee. “It’s a lot easier putting that thing up when you’re up 10, 12, 14 as opposed to a one, two possession game. They have an outstanding basketball team.”
ROCKFORD — The New Knoxville boys basketball team broke away from a feisty Parkway squad, 57-44, to earn its first Midwest Athletic Conference win of the season on Friday night.
The Rangers (6-6, 1-2 MAC) went to the half tied at 23-23 with the Panthers, who entered the night at 1-11 with a five-game losing streak in tow.
But a 21-point night from Derek Luth kept the Panthers close before the Rangers outscored Parkway 14-10 in the third quarter and 18-11 in the fourth quarter to pick up the double-digit win.
DEFIANCE 44, WAPAKONETA 41
WAPAKONETA — For 32 minutes Friday night, the Wapakoneta Redskins gave the undefeated and state-ranked Defiance Bulldogs all they could handle and then some.
They held a team that had been averaging 64 points a game to a season-low 44.
They kept the Bulldogs from even scoring a field goal in the second quarter.