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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Celina ousts Riders from tourney

February 23, 2012

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SPENCERVILLE —Celina topped the St. Marys girls basketball team for the second time this season with a 43-20 win in a Division II sectional semifinal at Spencerville High School on Wednesday night.

St. Marys ends its season at 3-18.

AREA ATHLETES: Schnelle and Meyer send ONU into OAC semis

February 23, 2012

MARIETTA — Scott Schnelle helped lift the Ohio Northern University Polar Bears into the Ohio Athletic Conference semifinals with a big second half on Tuesday night.

Schnelle, an Ohio Northern senior and New Bremen grad, either scored or got an assist on 23 straight ONU points in the second half at one point. Schnelle finished the game with a team-high 19 points with six rebounds and four assists.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: New Knoxville to face Marion Local, Minster gets Fort Recovery on Saturday

February 23, 2012

COLDWATER — The four teams left in the Division IV girls sectional bracket at Coldwater have a combined record of 64-18, and all four teams received votes at some point this season in the Associated Press’ state poll.

That makes for a fun Saturday night at The Palace.

New Knoxville jumped out to an early lead against New Bremen and maintained a double-digit distance in a 51-32 victory in the second game on Tuesday night.

Tuesday's Girls Basketball Tournament Schedule

February 21, 2012

Tuesday, Feb. 21
Girls Basketball

Div. IV Sectional
 

At Coldwater
Fort Recovery vs. St. Henry, 6:15

Fort Recovery was state-ranked much of the season and got just the third seed at Coldwater. They’ll face St. Henry,  the fifth-seeded team in the sectional despite losing six games by three points or less, tonight at 6:15 p.m.

TOURNEY ROUND-UP: Riders advance wrestlers, swimmers, bowlers

February 20, 2012

DIVISION II WRESTLING SECTIONAL

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — The St. Marys wrestling team advanced two individuals to the Division II district tournament on Saturday.

The Roughriders finished ninth as a team at the sectional at Shawnee High School and advanced Neil Perry at 182 pounds and Collin Reier at 170 pounds.

DIVISION II SWIMMING SECTIONAL

BOYS BASKETBALL: Riders fall, Bremen bounces back

February 20, 2012

 

An 11-0 run late in the third quarter gave Sidney Lehman Catholic a lead it would never give up in a 58-52 win over St. Marys.

The loss sent the Roughriders to their seventh straight loss.

Garet Fledderjohann paced the Riders with 20 points. He went 6-of-12 from the floor and hit 6-of-8 free throws. J.D. Meyer added 13 points while going 9-of-10 from the free throw line.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Top-ranked Ottoville escapes Minster at 20-0

February 20, 2012

 

MINSTER — Top-ranked Ottoville scored its 20th win of the regular season and validated the Division III Associated Press poll championship it won earlier in the week with a 43-36 over Minster in a match-up of two of the best small-school girls basketball programs in Ohio on Saturday.

 If a run through the Midwest Athletic Conference gauntlet all season hadn’t prepared the Minster girls basketball team enough, the final two weeks put the Wildcats on the court with two of Ohio’s best in non-conference action.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Van Wert too much for Roughriders

February 18, 2012

VAN WERT — Van Wert turned in a strong defensive performance over the final three quarters and  used an offensive outburst in the second quarter keyed by a bench player’s breakout night for a 68-43 win over St. Marys on Friday night.

“I just thought our attention to the little things got better and we were able to capitalize when we made them uncomfortable,” Van Wert head coach Dave Froelich said.

Offensively for the Cougars, a bench player was the catalyst.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Parkway stuns New Bremen for second win of season

February 18, 2012

ROCKFORD — A lay-up by Parkway’s Derek Luth with 25 seconds left proved to be the difference in the Panthers’ stunning win over New Bremen on Friday night.

Parkway picked up only its second win of the season with a 52-51 victory over the Cardinals.

“They were tougher than us,” Cardinals head coach Adam Dougherty said. “That was the difference. They were tougher and competed harder and they wanted it more and we took it. It was that way the entire night. No matter what it was it was like that the entire night.”

BOYS BASKETBALL: St. Henry pulls past Minster in second half

February 18, 2012

MINSTER — A big second half lifted St. Henry to a 51-42 victory over fellow Midwest Athletic Conference opponent Minster on Friday night’s Senior Night.

“For as well as we started out the game — we had pretty good ball movement and ball reversal and so forth against their zones, which we addressed the entire week — we just did a rotten job once they switched defenses and that unfortunately carried over into the second half, and they basically just slowed us to a crawl,” said Minster head coach Mike Lee.

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