MINSTER 64, SIDNEY LEHMAN 51
MINSTER—Minster head coach Mike Lee said it best after his team downed Lehman Catholic 64-51.
“I just told the kids there are going to be nights that are not pretty and there were some rough moments, but it is better to be rough on the winning side then on the down side,” said Lee.
Austin Brackman and Brandon Hoying scored 12 points apiece. Eli Wolf had 11 points.
The Cats were led by their bench which provided a major spark picking up the starting five. In the first period, Matthew Trushaw came off the bench and provided some life. He scored nine points on the night, four of those in the first period.
The Wildcats outscored Lehman 26-15 in the fourth quarter to finally put away the Cavaliers.
“We are still not a real groomed outfit, but I have kids laying it on the court night in and night out right now,” said Lee. “We have a lot of kids playing varsity basketball for the first time and mistakes are going to happen.”
The Cats improved to 1-1 on the season with the 64-51 victory. They travel to Russia tonight 6 p.m. tip off.
NEW KNOXVILLE 56, WAYNESFIELD-GOSHEN 27
NEW KNOXVILLE — The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers nailed two 3-pointers 50 seconds into Friday’s game at New Knoxville. It took the Tigers 21 minutes and 38 seconds of game action to score another six points.
The New Knoxville Rangers were stout all night against the W-G offense, forcing turnovers in their 56-27 win over the visiting Tigers in varsity boys basketball action on Homecoming at New Knoxville High School.
Rangers varsity coach Kort Fledderjohann discussed Friday’s result in terms of defense. “It was a big focus this week in practice,” the coach said. “Last week we gave up 63 points and got beat by two. If you give up that many points, you’re not going to win any games.”
NK was led by Jalen Fullenkamp’s 12 points, while Andrew Arnett scored 10. Isaac Kuntz and Ryan Lageman each tallied eight points for the Rangers.
“On most nights, we’ll be a pretty balanced team,” Fledderjohann said. “As long as we move the ball well and cut well, we have multiple guys who can score.”
The win was NK’s first of the season, as the Rangers moved to 1-1. W-G fell to 0-2 overall with its loss Friday.
The Rangers will resume their season tonight in a non-league road game against the Anna Rockets.