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.
NEW KNOXVILLE — The Wapakoneta Redskins are no strangers to games going down to the wire during this 2014-2015 season. The latest win was yet another instance of the Redskins coming through in the end.
Wapak’s Kodi Morgan knocked down a game-winning jumper with 13 seconds left to give the Wapakoneta boys basketball team a 45-43 victory at New Knoxville on Tuesday night.
“We’ve played in a lot of close games this year,” Redskins head coach Doug Selvey said. “I think those games helped us win this game tonight.”
SHAWNEE — The St. Marys wrestling team lost a pair of close Western Buckeye League matches at the Shawnee super tri on Tuesday night to wrap up regular-season league action. In both cases, the Bulldogs got the better of the Roughriders. St. Marys fell to Elida 44-27 in the opening match. Defiance then won the final two weight with pins to turn a close match into a 43-30 win over the Roughriders.
St. Marys wraps up WBL matches at 5-4 heading into the Feb. 7 WBL Championships at Ottawa-Glandorf. St. Marys is next in action on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Elmwood duals.
ST. MARYS — Call it a lake effect on the Western Buckeye League boys basketball title race.
It’s now St. Marys and Celina sitting atop the standings a third of the way into the league season.
Sophomore Derek Jay scored a season-high 28 points, the Roughriders knocked down 24-of-27 free throws and the St. Marys boys basketball team pulled away from Elida for a 61-49 Western Buckeye League win on Friday night at Memorial High School.
NEW BREMEN — With two minutes left in regulation the New Bremen boys basketball team had a four-point lead over Coldwater, but the Cardinals just couldn’t hold on in a 61-59 loss to the Cavaliers on Friday night.
KENTON — The St. Marys boys basketball team has been playing some great defense as of late — notably holding three of their last four opponents to 45 or fewer points going into Friday night’s game at Kenton.
The Roughriders took their defensive effort to a new level against the Wildcats. St. Marys shut down leading scorer Austin Phillips, knocked down 10 three-pointers and romped to a 60-24 road league win.