St. Marys Ride Past Kenton, MAC Teams All Victorious

St. Marys' Erika Angstmann (34) makes a 3-pointer Thursday night in a Western Buckeye League road game against Kenton. Angstmann made four straight 3-pointers and accounted for 12 straight Roughriders points, en route to a 51-42 St. Marys' win.
By: 
JAKE DOWLING
Sports Editor

Girls Basketball

St. Marys 51, Kenton 42

In a pair of 7-4 overall and 2-1 Western Buckeye League teams, someone was going to go home with much confidence and among the leaders in the league.

That team was the St. Marys Roughriders Thursday night.

In a fierce game with the Kenton Wildcats, a team that Roughriders coach Nikki Miars said was the best rebounding team her girls had face so far this season, the Roughriders’ rebounding came out on top in a 51-42 WBL win at Kenton High School.

The Riders, who led the entire game except for the first 4:31, rode another solid outing by Shania Taylor, who tallied her fourth double-double of the season, recording 14 points and 15 rebounds.

But then when things got dicey, the Riders relied on another one of the stars.

Struggling in Saturday’s game against Marion Local and not recording a point until the 6:06 mark of the third quarter, Erika Angstmann took off, accounting for 12 consecutive points for St. Marys, allowing the Riders to pull away.

Before her first 3-pointer, St. Marys led 28-15, but after her last 3-pointer, the Riders extended their lead, 37-20 with 3:10 left in the third quarter.

Angstmann ended the night with 14 points and two boards. Quincy Rable tallied nine points and Sydney Cisco added 12 points and four boards.

St. Marys has won four of its last five games and six of eight overall.

The win also pins the Roughriders (8-4, 3-1 WBL) in second place in the league along with Wapakoneta (10-2, 3-1) and Celina (7-4, 3-1), who lost 51-41 to O-G tonight. The Titans (11-1, 4-0) are alone in first place.

New Bremen 59, Coldwater 50.

Minster 55, Delphos St. John’s 27

New Knoxville 34, Marion Local 31

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