MARIA STEIN — Derek Bornhorst of New Bremen calmly sank two free throws with 6.5 seconds left in the game to defeat the Marion Local Flyers 48-47 Friday night in a MAC contest played at the Hanger in Marion Local.
Despite separate scoring droughts of five minutes and seven and a half minutes and a 10-for-21 performance at the free throw line in the second half, the Cardinals pulled out an important MAC win with the free throws that mattered most.
DEFIANCE — The St. Marys boys basketball team gave the Western Buckeye League’s top team all it could handle, but a 30-point night from Tory Guilliam helped Defiance get past a feisty Roughrider squad, 77-71.
The Roughriders got into a shootout with the unbeaten Bulldogs and stayed with them almost shot-for-shot, hitting 10 three-pointers.
FORT RECOVERY — Too many turnovers towards the end with a precarious lead likely ended the Rangers’ hopes of a Midwest Athletic Conference title and overshadowed what was otherwise a strong performance on the road against one of the state’s best.
NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville heads into one of the biggest games of its season on a winning streak spanning six weeks that has kept the Rangers' hopes of a Midwest Athletic Conference title and top-seeding in the Division IV sectional tournament going strong.
JACKSON CENTER — The New Bremen boys basketball team took too long to match stride with unbeaten Jackson Center.
A 17-1 Tiger run that started late in the first quarter and lasted into the second quarter proved to be a key stretch for Jackson Center in a 64-55 win over New Bremen on Saturday night in front of a packed house at Jackson Center.