Tuesday Local Basketball Round-Up

Girls Basketball

New Knoxville 50, Spencerville 27

NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville girls basketball team got out to a 10-0 lead against Spencerville and went on to nearly double-up the Bearcats in a 50-27 victory  on Tuesday night.

The Rangers had their offense going from the opening tip as they scored 10 straight points, including three layups, in the first three minutes of the game.

Paige Lehman led the Rangers with 12 points. Haley Horstman added 11 points.

New Knoxville improved to 5-2 on the season.

The Rangers (5-2) travel to Delphos St. John’s on January 5 for a MAC contest.

Celina 54, St. Henry 41

ST. HENRY — The Celina girls basketball team had three players in double figures and cruised to a 54-41 win over St. Henry on Tuesday night at the Fieldhouse.

Celina burst out to a  29-17 lead at the half.

Katie Stahl led all scorers with 14 points for Celina. Kylee Bader and Hillary Heiby each scored 10 points.

Kelly Siefring led St. Henry with nine points.

Coldwater 56, Elida 35

ELIDA — A 20-point second quarter by the Coldwater girls basketball team put it out of reach as the Cavs beat Elida, 56-35, on Tuesday night.

Jenae Muhlenkamp led a trio of Coldwater double-figure scorers with 15 points. Sarah Kanney scored 11 points and Emily Kahlig added 10 points.

Cassidy Slusher reached double-figures with 11 points for the Bulldogs.

Boys Basketball
Wapakoneta 52, Bluffton 35

BLUFFTON — Travis Bertram scored 26 points and the Wapakoneta boys basketball team rolled to a 52-35 win over Bluffton on Tuesday.

Michael Donley scored 14 points to pace Bluffton.

Marion Local 44, Ottoville 23

MARIA STEIN — The Marion Local  boys basketball team suffocated the Big Green’s offense and picked up a 44-23 win over Ottoville on Tuesday night.

Lee Pierron led the Flyers with 14 points.

Kevin Schnipke led Ottoville with six points.

Marion Local improved to 1-1 and will travel to Covington on Friday.

Ft. Recovery 76, Waynesfield-Goshen 42

FORT RECOVERY — Wade Gelhaus’ 24 points led the Indians to an easy win over Waynesfield-Goshen. The Indians are now 6-0 on the season.