Girls Basketball Round-Up: Horstman sets New Knoxville career scoring record
NEW KNOXVILLE 58, FORT RECOVERY 34
FORT RECOVERY — Haley Horstman became the all-time leading scorer in New Knoxville girls basketball history, as the Rangers kept rolling with a 58-34 win — their 13th straight — at Fort Recovery on Thursday. Horstman, who needed five points to eclipse Jill Henschen Heitkamp’s 1,178 points, hit nine shots from the field and a free throw on the record-setting night. Paige Lehman, who is closing in on 1,000 points, scored 17 points. Lehman is now 14 points away from the millenium mark. Meg Reineke scored nine points for the Rangers, who have won 13 straight games and haven’t allowed an opponent to reach 40 points since Dec. 30. Fort Recovery, which won its first MAC game of the season in four-overtime fashion 70-66 on Monday, fell to 8-9 and 1-7 in conference play. Tori Lennartz led the Indians with eight points. The Rangers and Indians could meet again in the postseason. New Knoxville received a first-round sectional bye and will play the winner of Fort Recovery and St. Henry on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Coldwater.
No. 10 MARION LOCAL 38, NEW BREMEN 36
NEW BREMEN — Brooke Winner’s work on the offensive glass in the fourth quarter kept 10th-ranked Marion Local from being upended on Thursday night at New Bremen. Winner pulled down two rebounds off missed shots and muscled in putbacks in the game’s final two minutes minutes to help the Flyers earn a 38-36 win over the Cardinals. Playing their third game in four days and having played a four-overtime game on Monday against Fort Recovery, the Cardinals took the state-ranked Flyers to the limit. Marion Local, which was ranked 10th in the latest Associated Press poll in Division IV, survived and moved to 15-4 and 5-3 in the MAC. Rosie Westerbeck paced the Cardinals with 14 points. Debbie Paul added nine points. The two teams will meet again on Wednesday, Feb. 19 in the opening round of the sectional tournament at Coldwater. Cadence Jacobs led Marion Local with 12 points. Winner had 10 points.
WAPAKONETA 51, ST. MARYS 32
WAPAKONETA — The Wapakoneta girls basketball team limited St. Marys to 10 first-half points and went on to hand the Roughriders a 51-32 loss on Thursday night in Western Buckeye League action. Wapakoneta's Sara Warner tallied 14 points to lead all scorers. Megan Watt added 11 points. Erin Schnell had nine points — with all of those points coming in the first half. St. Marys freshman Quincy Rable scored 10 points to lead the Roughriders. Senior Reagan Aller added six points. Mallory Kill and Shanya Taylor each had three points. Kelsey Rohrbach, Lindi Cisco and Becca Wilson each had two points. St. Marys falls to 3-15 on the season and 1-7 in the Western Buckeye League. The Riders travel to Lima Senior on Saturday for a noon game. The Riders close their season with games at O-G and New Knoxville before playing a sectional semifinal on Tuesday, Feb. 18 against Celina at 6:15 p.m.
MINSTER 58, COLDWATER 46
COLDWATER – The Minster girls basketball team used a big second quarter and a lot of subsequent mini-runs to put them over the top 58-46 at Coldwater on Thursday night Minster finished MAC play with an 8-1 record, a game in back of outright conference champ Versailles. Minster hit four 3-pointers in the second quarter and they had seven in the game. Claire Fischer led Minster with 12 points. Mariah McKenzie had a big second quarter with nine points and scored 11 points in the game. The Cavaliers had the deck stacked against them as Sarah Kanney was out with the flu and late in the first quarter Lauren Leugers went down with an ankle injury. The Cavaliers finished MAC play at 5-3 and are 12-7 on the season. The Wildcats will travel to Anna on Saturday at 1 p.m., while Coldwater will entertain Franklin Monroe on Saturday.