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.
ST. MARYS — For the first time since 2007, the New Knoxville girls basketball team is headed to the regional tournament.
The Rangers captured a Division IV district championship with a 52-45 win over Upper Scioto Valley on Saturday night at St. Marys Memorial High School.
New Knoxville (21-3) will play at regional next Thursday at 6:15 p.m. at Tipp City Tippecanoe High School against the winner of Saturday night's game between Dayton Miami Valley and New Madison Tri-Village.
COLDWATER — Minster hoped Fort Recovery’s seven-day layoff meant it had the advantage out of the gate in Friday night’s sectional title game.
Instead, the Indians looked like the same well-oiled machine that emerged from the regular season atop the Midwest Athletic Conference standings.
Fort Recovery’s jackrabbit starts to the first and third quarters built up a cushion that carried the state’s third-ranked to a Division IV sectional crown with a 54-35 win over Minster in the opening game at The Palace on Friday.