ST. MARYS — New Knoxville’s surrounding cast took a leading role in a 46-32 win over St. Marys on Saturday afternoon.
Meg Reineke scored a game-high 16 points and Caitlin Magoto knocked down four 3-pointers for 12 points in the Rangers’ ninth straight win.
“It was nice to see,” New Knoxville head coach Tim Hegemier said. “they weren’t letting Haley Horstman shoot and it was nice to see the others contribute. It’s our fifth game in 10 days and we have a couple girls injured, so we had a different combination out there. It seems like every two or three games we’re playing with a different combination.”
New Knoxville at St. Marys girls basketball photos
Horstman, who averages nearly 17 points per game, took just three shots from the floor and scored two points. She played the role of distributor for the Rangers, as Reineke and Magoto combined to sink seven outside shots. The Rangers (14-3) knocked down eight 3-pointers as a team on 8-of-19 shooting (42 percent).
St. Marys, fresh off its Western Buckeye League win on Thursday night at Defiance, stayed within shouting distance. Reagan Aller scored a team-high nine points with a 4-for-5 shooting performance from the floor in the second half. Aller, however, went down with a leg injury on the lone shot she missed in the second half — a desperation 40-foot shot at the buzzer.
New Knoxville looks to stay in the race for the Midwest Athletic Conference title with a road game at Parkway on Thursday. The Parkway junior varsity team will play the Minster freshman team at 6 p.m., followed by the New Knoxville-Parkway varsity game.
NEW BREMEN 52, SIDNEY LEHMAN 34
SIDNEY — When a team scores the first 13 points in a game that team usually has little problem putting the other team away. It was that way for the New Bremen Lady Cardinals basketball team Saturday afternoon at Sidney Lehman. The Cardinals defeated the Cavaliers 52-34.
New Bremen ran into a little trouble in the third quarter as they had problems hanging on to the ball and had nine turnovers in the quarter but still outscored the Cavaliers 10-9 and led Sidney Lehman 42-21.
The Cardinals had three players with double figure scoring led by Hannah Holdren and Haley Moeller with 15 points each and Kyla Otting had 10 points. Nobody for Lehman scored in double figures.
The Cardinals had 29 rebounds with 12 of them being offensive led by Haley Moeller with 12 boards. Lehman had 20 boards and six being offensive.
The Cardinals (8-10) will entertain St. Henry on Thursday.