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.
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):
Wapakoneta's Maddi Stiles scored 12 points and Megan Watt had 10 points in the Redskins' win. Meg Reineke scored 14 points and Kalyn Schroer had 11 points for the Rangers, who are now 10-4 on the season.
Minster 62, Anna 56: Gabe Goodwin led Minster with 14 points. Peter Falk had 13 points and Matthew Trushaw had 10 points and 15 rebounds. Blake Stephens scored 15 points for Anna.
St. Marys 55, Piqua 48: St. Marys moves to 10-4 and can now focus on Friday night’s Western Buckeye League showdown at Celina, where the Grand Lake St. Marys rivals will square off with matching 4-0 league marks. Derek Jay had 24 points for St. Marys.
St. Marys stays in first place in the Western Buckeye League as Isaac Fitzgerald scores 18 second-half points, Quinn Zaerr had 12 points and Josh Young scored 11 points in the WBL win. Andrew Renner had 17 points for Bath.
Delphos St. John's 67, New Knoxville 61
Adam Howe scored a game-high 24 points for New Knoxville, but the Rangers fell short against the Blue Jays, who were led by Odenweller's 23 points and Conley's 19 points.