GIRLS BASKETBALL: Horstman's 20 points leads Rangers to Kewpee win

BATH TOWNSHIP —  Returning Midwest Athletic Conference player of the year Haley Horstman scored a game-high 20 points and the New Knoxville girls basketball team generated enough offense in the third and fourth quarters  to squeeze past the Delphos St. John’s Blue Jays 37-34 on Friday in the opening game of the ninth annual Kewpee Tip-Off Classic held at Bath.

In the fourth quarter Horstman, a junior point guard,  hit a three and three baskets plus a pair of free throws for 11 points. In the game she was the leading scorer with 20 points and had four rebounds.

“Everybody should be feeding off of Horstman,” New Knoxville head coach Tim Hegemier said. “She handles the ball very well and, she can shoot the ball and drive the ball well. I think teams are going to start double teaming her or playing a box and one to mix things up to slow her down.”  

The Rangers will face the Bath Wildkittens tonight in the championship game at approximately 7:30. Bath defeated Elida 44-38 in the second game.

Jessica Recker led the Blue Jays with 11 points and three rebounds.

Offensive rebounds were a big key to the Rangers victory as they out-rebounded the Blue Jays 22-16 and had 12 offensive rebounds.

Girls Basketball
Friday, Nov. 23

  • Coldwater 54, Kalida 48
  • Covington 43, Houston 41
  • Ft. Jennings 61, Lima Perry 33
  • Ft. Recovery 62, Delphos Jeff. 25
  • Indian Lake 46, New Bremen 32
  • Napoleon 40, Defiance 18
  • Sidney 69, Russia 64
  • Sidney Lehman 44, Riverside 32
  • St. Henry 42,  Miss. Valley 26
  • Waynesfield-Goshen 48, Troy 44

Kewpee Tip-Off Classic

  • Lima Bath 44, Elida 38
  • New Knoxville 37, Del. St. John’s 34

McDonald’s Tournament

  • Arlington 50, Bluffton 45
  • Bellefontaine 51, Wapakoneta 44
  • Ottoville 56, Van Wert 27

OVISCO Tournament

  • Celina 65, Greenville 22
  • Versailles 51, Huber Hts. Wayne 42