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.
MINSTER 43, FORT RECOVERY 34
The Wildcats, who have a perfect 7-0 record at home, moved to .500 on the road and at neutral sites with a 5-5 mark. Logan Arnold paced Minster with 11 points on 4-of-4 shooting from the floor. The Wildcats improve to 12-5 and 6-2 in the MAC.
Minster seniors Eli Wolf and Hayden Schindler signed with Division I football programs on Wednesday.
Wolf is headed to Tennessee, where he'll join his older brother Ethan on the Volunteer program. Wolf, who played wide receiver in high school, said he could make the transition to tight end in Knoxville under Butch Jones.
Schindler is going to North Carolina State, an Atlantic Coast Conference program. He'll play interior offensive line.
Both helped Minster win the Division VI state championship this fall.
Celina stayed atop the WBL in this showdown of league unbeatens behind 19 points from Ryan Hoyng. St. Marys' Josh Young scored 24 points and went 6-of-8 from 3-point range. St. Marys was 11-of-20 from behind the 3-point arc. Celina grabbed 10 key offensive rebounds in the win.
New Bremen 56, New Knoxville 41
Carson Manger led New Bremen wtih 14 points and Alex Britton added 11 points. Adam Howe paced the Rangers with 14 points.
Celina 48, St. Marys 43
St. Marys hit two of their first 20 shots and finished the game shooting 9-of-39 (23.1 percent) from the floor. Celina's Heather Heiby had 18 points and Kelly Stahl scored 14 points. St. Marys' Angstmann led St. Marys with 20 points.
Minster 68, Parkway 39
Alexis Wuebker scored 11 points points while Rosie Westerbeck and Hannah Schmitmeyer each had 10 points for the Wildcats. Lauren Roetgerman had nine points. Haley Hawk led Parkway with nine points.
Wapakoneta advances to the next Wednesday’s regional semifinal against Indian Lake at Graham High School.
The Roughriders are back in action on Saturday at the Joe Z Duals in Elmwood, an east Toledo suburb. The Riders then compete in the Western Buckeye League championships on Saturday, Feb. 7 at Ottawa-Glandorf.
How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school boys basketball teams in the Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):