NEW BREMEN 64, FORT RECOVERY 55
COLDWATER — The New Bremen Cardinals survived a rough second quarter and made their free throws down the stretch to advance in the Division IV sectional tournament with a 64-55 victory over the Fort Recovery Indians at Coldwater. The Cardinals (13-8) will advance to the sectional championship on Friday at 8:00 against the Ada Bulldogs. Carson Manger led the Cardinals with 21 points and nine rebounds and Nolan Fox had 14 points.
A Lima Temple Christian reserve asked the question as he drifted towards the scorer’s table to check in, emphasizing the final word as if he was being asked to do long division in front of a live studio audience.
SIDNEY — The New Knoxville girls basketball team outscored Sidney Lehman Catholic in the second and third quarters in a 45-38 win over the Cavaliers on Saturday afternoon.
New Knoxville freshman Meg Reineke scored a season-high 15 points. She knocked down three 3-pointers and six free throws. Ranger sophomore forward Paige Lehman added 12 points and Tiana Heidt scored nine points.
NEW BREMEN — Delphos St. John’s Curtis Geise took an inbounds pass and sped the length of the court to put in a lay-up with two seconds left to give the Blue Jays a 62-60 win and a share of the Midwest Athletic Conference lead.
VERSAILLES — Versailles rolled past Minster 69-50 in a Midwest Athletic Conference contest on Friday night.
Versailles came out ready right from the start as the Tigers opened the game on an 8-0 run, courtesy of three-pointers by Mitchell Campbell and Chad Winner, along with a basket by freshman Kyle Ahrens.
Minster’s Ryan Hoying hit a three-pointer to end the Tiger run, but Versailles led 8-3 with 4:30 remaining in the first quarter.
WAPAKONETA —The Wapakoneta Redskins held a 16-0 lead before St. Marys scored a point. The struggles continued in the second quarter as the Redskins built a 29-point halftime lead en route to a 61-27 victory.