New Bremen wins, Rangers fall in Tip-Off openers

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NEW BREMEN — For two and a half quarters the New Knoxville Rangers managed to stay with the Anna Rockets, but in the last four minutes of the third quarter the Rockets outscored New Knoxville 12-5 and defeated the Rangers 56-37 in the first game of the annual New Bremen Tip-Off Classic held at New Bremen.

In the nightcap the host New Bremen Cardinals used a 5-0 run in the last forty seconds of the third quarter to hold off the Van Buren Knights 49-37.

“The girls played hard tonight,” Cardinals head coach Randy Eckert said. “That is the big thing. We had a couple of lapses where they got a little complacent, but when it came down to crunch time they came through.”

On Saturday night it will be the Rangers against the Knights in the consolation game at 6:30 and the Cardinals against the Rockets in the championship game.

Ashley Frohne paced the way for the Rockets with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Tiana Heidt was the only scorer in double figures for the Rangers with 12 points and eight rebounds.

“It was good to get a victory in the first game,” Eckert said. “The key to the game is keeping control of the tempo and not have so many turnovers we will be okay.”

Tropf led Van Buren with 21 points and Arbaugh had 12 rebounds, while Kyla Otting led New Bremen with 16 points.

Wapakoneta 57, Waynesfield-Goshen 52

WAYNESFIELD — The Wapakoneta Redskins bounced back from a six-point fourth-quarter deficit and pulled away to a 57-52 win over the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers in the varsity girls basketball season opener for both teams. Redskins senior Courtney Knippen scored 15 of her team-high 19 points in the second half, including the go-ahead free throws with 3:24 to play.

Bath 46, Delphos St. John’s 26
LIMA — Emily Ruhe scored 16 points to lead Bath to a blowout win over Delphos St. John’s on Friday night.

Area Scoreboard

Anna 56, New Knoxville 37

Houston 34, Covington 26

Leipsic 45, Pandora-Gilboa 34

Russia 47, Sidney 26

Sidney Lehman 42, DeGraff Riverside 30

New Bremen 49, Van Buren 37


Wapakoneta 57, Waynesfield-Goshen 52

Celina OVISCO Classic

Celina 89, Greenville 46

Huber Hts. Wayne 56, Versailles 38