NEW KNOXVILLE — Whenever the breaks go your way you have to take advantage of them and Thursday night the New Knoxville Rangers girls basketball team did just that in the second overtime. A key steal allowed defending MAC player of the year Haley Horstman to go in and get fouled and sink two free throws to break things the Rangers way in a 56-49 victory over the Marion Local Flyers in a MAC contest played at the Barn in New Knoxville.
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MINSTER — The Minster Wildcats hosted the Delphos St. John’s Blue Jays in a Midwest Athletic Conference matchup Thursday night. Minster came out strong defensively in the first half and held the Blue Jays to seven first half points.
Minster stepped up the defensive pressure and shots started to fall for the home team as they captured a 31-20 victory.
Delphos St. John's at Minster Girls Basketball Photos:
This week in 1963, the New Bremen Cardinals nearly hit the century mark in an easy defeat over Cridersville.
Powered by 21 points from Fark and Froning, the Cardinals pounced on Cridersville early and never let up in a 92-37 victory. Fledderjohn and Busse also scored in double-digits for New Bremen with 15 and 11 points respectively in a battle that started with New Bremen in command only 15-11 at the end of the first period.
WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield- Goshen girls basketball team likes to get a shot up within the first few seconds of every offensive possession. New Knoxville will pass the ball around for 15 passes before finding an open shot in its methodical half-court sets.
With time on it side, New Knoxville’s patience won out.
BOTKINS — At the end of the third quarter it looked like the New Knoxville Rangers basketball team was going to cruise to an easy victory against the Botkins Trojans, but it turned out to be anything but an easy game as the Rangers had to hold on and hit free throws down the stretch for a 49-42 victory at Botkins.
ST. MARYS — Elida’s Dakota Mathias — as good as he is — needed some help from his friends as the Bulldogs missed wide open 3-pointer after 3-pointer in the second quarter and found themselves trailing an underdog St. Marys at the half.
The Elida standout got the needed aide in the second half as the Bulldogs pulled away from the upset-minded Roughriders 63-44 at The Horseshoe on Friday night.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Kyle Stahl scored a team-high 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead St. Henry to its first victory at The Barn in eight years with a 50-46 win on Friday night in Midwest Athletic Conference play.
The Redskins won at New Knoxville for the first time since 2005, overcoming New Knoxville senior Jake Allen’s 24-point, seven rebound game. Allen went 3-of-6 from 3-point range.