GIRLS BASKETBALL: Minster topples Fort Recovery from top of MAC standings

MINSTER — The Minster girls basketball team defeated Ft. Recovery 46-40 on Thursday night, handing the Indians their first loss in Midwest Athletic Conference play.

Minster’s win made it eight straight victories and extended their streak of holding opponents to 29 or fewer points to six games.

Kayla Wuebker led Minster with 14 points, while Tara Clune added 12 and Kayla Albers and Samantha Hoelscher each scored 5.

Kelly Nietfeld scored 12 points for Ft. Recovery. Olivia Schwieterman added 10 and Lennartz scored 6.

Minster held Fort Recovery's Kylie Kahlig to just one basket.

“Defensively, that was three girls’ job and I think they did a pretty good job. It was Sara Dahlinghaus’, Samantha Hoelscher’s and Natalie Fausey’s,” said Stechschulte. “I think we held (Kahlig) to one bucket, so that was one of our goals. It was a team effort.”

With Minster’s win over Ft. Recovery, Marion Local became the lone first-place team in the MAC.

“(Marion Local head coach) Treva (Fortkamp) owes me something now,” Stechschulte said with a smile.  “They’re in control of their destiny right now. We have to kind of have to play the spoiler and that’s what I hope we keep doing.”

Minster will host state-ranked Ottoville on Saturday at noon.