Friday Night Boys Basketball Round-Up
Delphos St. John's 39, Minster 22
MINSTER — Minster’s defense again did the job. The offense couldn’t muster much help.
Delphos St. John’s defeated Minster 39-22 in a Midwest Athletic Conference match-up on Friday night.
“I thought I saw struggling offense and not shooting the ball very well on Tuesday, but I thought, ‘we can make strides, just a little of improvement from Tuesday night,’ but … it was worse,” said Minster head coach Mike Lee. “Give them credit, they played very well defensively. I’m sorry, but when you (only) give up 39-40 points and so forth at the varsity level, you’ve got to get some offense going. Most of the time that should be a ‘W.”
No Minster player scored more than four points in the game and the Wildcats were 1-of-17 from beyond the three-point arc.
Alex Clark and Curtis Geise each had a game-high 9 points for St. John’s.
Minster (0-3, 0-1) will host Sidney Lehman on Thursday.
New Bremen 53, Coldwater 44
COLDWATER – With some good defensive pressure in the second half the New Bremen Cardinals were able to pull away from the Coldwater Cavaliers and register their first MAC victory of the year 53-44 at the Palace in Coldwater.
“It was a good win for us,” Cardinals head coach Adam Dougherty said. “Coldwater is a good team and the kids competed from start to finish.
“I thought we pressured them well all night,” Dougherty said.
The Cardinals (2-1, 1-0) entertains Anna tonight.
Elida 46, Wapakoneta 41
ELIDA — The Wapakoneta Redskins held the Western Buckeye League favorite Elida Bulldogs in check and mounted a late rally but came up just short in a 46-41 loss Friday at the Elida Fieldhouse.
Wapak’s defense shut down the vaunted Bulldogs’ attack and held University of Akron-bound forward Reggie McAdams to just four points.
“I can’t think of any,” Elida coach Denny Thompson said when asked if McAdams had ever had a lower single-game total.
Travis Bertram led all scorers with 17 points and was the only Redskin in double figures.
Dakota Mathias led Elida with 16 points and a team-high eight rebounds. Stratton finished with eight points.
O-G 61, Celina 40
OTTAWA — The defense of Ottawa-Glandorf smothered the Celina boys basketball team on Friday night in a 61-40 Titan win.
Celina scored just 13 first-half points and had only one player reach double figures. Scott Moeder scored a team-high 11 points.
Lucas Rosebrook led a balanced O-G scoring attack with 14 points.
The Titans, who improved to 3-0, shot 53 percent from the floor.
Celina dropped to 2-2. The Bulldogs travel to Marion Local tonight.
Matt Buschur and Clayton Hoyng added seven points apiece for Celina, which shot 43 percent from the floor on Friday night.