NEW BREMEN — After jumping out to a 22-5 lead after the first quarter, the defending state champion Anna Rockets coasted from there to defeat New Bremen 67-21 in the championship game of the annual Cardinal Tip-Off Classic on Saturday night.
Paige Lehman scored 19 points and the New Knoxville Rangers held the Van Buren Knights scoreless in the fourth quarter in a 59-11 victory in the consolation game.
Coldwater is headed back to familiar territory — Northeast Ohio — in search of the school’s third state championship and a measure of atonement for last year’s loss in the championship game.
The Midwest Athletic Conference’s Coldwater Cavaliers are headed back to the state title game for the second straight season and the sixth time in the past 14 seasons after the Cavs drubbed Hicksville 41-21 in a Division V state semifinal at Lima Stadium on Friday night.
NEW BREMEN — For two and a half quarters the New Knoxville Rangers managed to stay with the Anna Rockets, but in the last four minutes of the third quarter the Rockets outscored New Knoxville 12-5 and defeated the Rangers 56-37 in the first game of the annual New Bremen Tip-Off Classic held at New Bremen.
Friday, Nov. 25
Girls Basketball New Bremen Tip-Off
Anna vs. New Knoxville, 6 p.m.
Van Buren vs. New Bremen, 2nd Playoff Football
Coldwater (10-3) vs. Hicksville (11-2) at Lima Stadium
Elida (10-3) vs. Spring. Shaw. (13-0) at Piqua
Saturday, Nov. 26
St. Marys at Fort Recovery, 6
New Bremen Tip-Off Tourney Semis ( 6 p.m.) and championship game following
Jackson Center at Minter, 6:30