Girls Hoops: New Knoxville gets past Minster in MAC-opening test

NEW KNOXVILLE — With good pressure and timely runs the New Knoxville Rangers opened the MAC play with a convincing 44-37 victory over the Minster Wildcats Thursday evening at New Knoxville.

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As expected in a game between these two teams, defense was the key.

“We didn’t shoot well tonight,” Minster head coach Nann Stechschulte said. “We went on a run in the third quarter to take a lead, but then we turned the ball over too much. When Kayla Richard picked up her second foul in the second quarter hurt us when I had to sit her.”

“I thought we could have done better offensively,” New Knoxville head coach Tim Hegemier said. “But you have to give the credit to Minster. They played good defense and kept Haley Horstman in check and we missed too many easy shots.”

Bridget Geiger led all scorers with 19 points and she had seven rebounds. Kayla Richard had 10 points for Minster.

New Knoxville was led by Haley Horstman with 16 points and five rebounds and Meg Reineke had 13 points and eight rebounds.

The Wildcats (3-1, 0-1) will travel to Troy Christian on Saturday with the JV game starting at 11:30 a.m. and the varsity game will begin at 1 p.m. New Knoxville (3-1, 1-0) will entertain the Upper Scioto Valley Rams next Tuesday with the varsity game beginning at 7 p.m.   


NEW BREMEN — Versailles jumped out to a big first-half lead and behind three double-digit scorers defeated New Bremen, 60-42, on Thursday night.

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Christa Puthoff scored 12 points, Katie Heckman had 11 points and Amanda Winner scored 10 points to lead Versailles.

New Bremen’s Kyla Otting led all scorers with 16 points. Meagan Brandt added 11 points for the Cardinals.


Area girls basketball scores from Thursday:

  • Anna 62, Russia 39
  • Bluffton 38, Lima Cent. Cath. 36
  • Botkins 52, Jackson Center 37
  • Coldwater 34, St. Henry 33
  • Delphos Jefferson 39, Columbus Grove 35
  • Delphos St. John's 49, Rockford Parkway 38
  • Elida 64, Defiance 28
  • Ft. Loramie 63, Houston 12
  • Ft. Recovery 63, Maria Stein Marion Local 60
  • Lima Bath 46, Celina 39
  • Lima Shawnee 56, St. Marys Memorial 43
  • Lima Sr. 74, Oregon Clay 55
  • New Knoxville 44, Minster 37
  • Ottawa-Glandorf 48, Van Wert 45
  • Van Wert Lincolnview 58, Harrod Allen E. 55
  • Versailles 60, New Bremen 42