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.
Delanie Wolf, a freshman Ashland forward and Minster grad, will suit up in the NCAA Division II national championship game in San Antonio on Friday night.
The Ashland Eagles beat Bentley, 77-62, in a Final Four contest at Bill Greehey Arena in front of a national cable television audience to advance to the school’s first national title game against Shaw, the winner of Wednesday night’s nightcap game in San Antonio.
The Auglaize County Special Olympics basketball team has a 13-0 record and is headed to the state tournament on March 30.
Tom Conner and Bryan Stechman coach the team.
“The whole team showed tremendous effort to accomplish this feat,” Conner said. “Our summer games will be starting soon. We look forward to seeing all the athletes doing their best competing for the gold, silver and bronze medals.”