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.
FORT RECOVERY — Too many turnovers towards the end with a precarious lead likely ended the Rangers’ hopes of a Midwest Athletic Conference title and overshadowed what was otherwise a strong performance on the road against one of the state’s best.
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.
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.
ST. MARYS — Celina caught fire from the field, and the Roughriders were left to reach for their hips in fatigue and for their heads in bewilderment at just how quickly things got away from them in the third quarter on Friday night.
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.”