Friday Boys Basketball Round-Up
NEW BREMEN 55, MINSTER 52, OT
NEW BREMEN — The annual rivalry game between New Bremen and Minster didn’t disappoint on Friday. The 155th meeting had to go to overtime and it took a basket by Brent Goettemoeller and a free throw by Carson Manger to give the New Bremen Cardinals a 55-52 victory.
Goettemoeller put New Bremen ahead with 1:41 left. That basket turned out to be the winning points. Manger made one of two free throws with seven seconds left and Brandon Hoying’s off-balanced three at the buzzer wouldn’t go down.
Manger had 17 points, Nolan Fox had 15 points and Ben Homan added 14 points for New Bremen.
Hoying led Minster with 15 points.
Minster (3-10, 0-4) will entertain Mississinawa Valley tonight, while the Cardinals (6-7, 3-2) will have a make-up game tonight against Anna.
BATH 63, ST. MARYS 31
BATH TOWNSHIP — St. Marys’ Josh Young knocked down a 3-pointer — his second in 53 seconds of game time— to knot up the score at 16-16 with three minutes left in the first half. The St. Marys boys basketball team appeared to be in lockstep with the Bath Wildcats in a defensive battle.
But Bath scored the final seven points of the second quarter and then dominated the second half in a 63-31 win over St. Marys on Friday night in Western Buckeye League action.
Bath dominated the Roughriders 40-15 over the final 16 minutes.
Colin Gossard scored a game-high 15 points and Taren Sullivan added 12 points, as Bath won for the fifth straight time and improved to 9-2 and 3-1 in the WBL.
St. Marys drops to 4-8 on the season and 1-3 in the WBL. St. Marys has lost four straight. The Roughriders travel to Parkway tonight.
Young hit three 3-pointers to join both Isaac Fitzgerald and Quinn Zaerr with nine points to lead the Roughriders.
NEW KNOXVILLE 56, DELPHOS ST. JOHN'S 46
DELPHOS — Jalen Fullenkamp scored 20 points and New Knoxville won its first Midwest Athletic Conference game of the season by upending Delphos St. John’s 56-46 at The Vatican on Friday night.
New Knoxville (7-6, 1-3 MAC) took control in the third quarter, as the Rangers outscored the Blue Jays 17-10 in the period to take a nine-point advantage into the fourth.
Andrew Arnett added 12 points for the Rangers, who won their second straight game and beat the Blue Jays for the first time since January of 2009.
New Knoxville travels to Ada on Saturday night. The Bulldogs entered Friday night with a 2-6 record.
Andy Grothouse and Ryan Koester each scored 12 points to lead Delphos St. John’s.