Saturday Sports Roundup

Sports Editor

The first Saturday of 2016 is in the books and we have a recap of all of today’s local sports action.

Girls Bowling

Versailles 2,370, New Bremen 1,614
Minster 1,795, Fort Recovery 1,664

Boys Bowling

Wapakoneta 3,050, St. Marys 2,874

Girls Basketball

Marion Local 54, St. Marys 49

It took overtime for Marion Local until overtime to put the St. Marys Roughriders varsity girls basketball team away in a 54-49 non-league loss for the Riders, just their second loss in seven games.

Erika Angstmann was in foul trouble most of the game and did not have much impact, until the fourth quarter when the Rider forced OT.

Quincy Rable played well in her spot, tallying seven points and grabbing eight boards on the day. Shania Taylor scored 10 points and 10 boards for her third double-double of the season.

Makyala Koch played well coming in for Angstmann, scoring 10 points.

New Bremen 55, Botkins 44

Paige Jones led the Cardinals (9-3) with 24 points and nine rebounds. Alyse Clune also had a solid night with 16 points as the Cardinals won their fourth straight game and eight of their last nine.

Minster 47, Celina 43

Boys Basketball

Marion Local 72, St. Marys 53

Turnovers kept the St. Marys offense in check as the Roughriders dropped their fourth game in five contests Saturday against Marion Local.

The Riders turned the ball over 13 times in the game, seven in the first half as the Flyers converted those mistakes into points for a 46-27 halftime lead. The Riders did shoot well in the first half, 9 of 12, but their 12 shot attempts were not enough to overcome the Flyers’ scoring early on.

Derek Jay scored 14 points for the Riders. Jacob Grannan tallied 11 points and Drew Jacobs added 13 points and three boards.

Minster 67, Ottoville 47

Josh Nixon led the Wildcats with a season-high 21 points as the Minster Wildcats defeated Ottoville Saturday night.

The Wildcats (4-5) jumped on Ottoville 17-7 in the opening quarter and led 34-17 at the half. Minster shot 29 percent from the field in the game.

Aside from Nixon’s 21 points, Aaron Ernst tallied 10 points, Peter Falk collected eight and Jacob Stechschulte contributed seven.

Celina 48, New Bremen 34

Ada 53, New Knoxville 37

Logan Leffel led the Rangers on the road with 19 points, though he was the only Ranger to score in double digits as Ada’s defense stymied New Knoxville Saturday night.

Nathan Tinnerman and Zach Neuman both added six points.