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Wildcats claim 3rd title

COLUMBUS, OH – Saturday afternoon inside the Schottenstein Center the Minster Wildcats finished the Division 4 State Championship game with a 63-48 victory over Ottoville to hoist their third gold trophy.

Janae Hoying put the Wildcats even at 29-29 with a three pointer, a steal, and a basket with 4:46 remaining in the third period. Hoying, the 5’4 freshman who her coach remarked “she’s not a freshman anymore” throughout the weekend was one of two first year players (Ivy Wolf) that Mike Wiss and fans could not stop raving about as the duo combined for 30 markers on the biggest stage of the year.

With 6:49 remaining in the final quarter the Ottoville Big Green lost the services of their two-time first team All-Ohio senior Bridget Landin when she hit the floor hard and was held out of the remaining minutes as a precaution.

Over the course of the same time frame the Wildcats were able to change their strategy on the defensive end into double teams and forced a handful of Ottoville turnovers that resulted directly in made baskets and free throws on the other end of the floor.

Ottoville missed their last 7 shots and ended 1/10 overall and without a point for 4:45 as the game wound down while Minster scored the Ohio State University nets to the tune of a 16-0 run to close out the contest.

A lead that was as large in the game as 10 for Ottoville in the first quarter that helped propel the Big Green to a 14-9 first quarter advantage and 24-20 at the half turned the rest of the way as Minster won the scoring battle in the second half 43-24. In the fourth period the Wildcats outscored Ottoville 24-8.

Earlier in the season the two teams played in a classic contest at Minster that was won by the Wildcats 55-54.

While their season comes to an end at 27-3 the Big Green finish the year tied with the most wins in a single season in Putnam County history. Ottoville was led in the ballgame in scoring by the senior duo of Amber Miller, University of Findlay bound Bridget Landin and junior Kasey Knippen who all ended with 13 points.

Minster and coach Mike Wiss who finish the year at 25-3 and with the schools third state title were led by Xavier bound junior Courtney Prenger with 17 points that included a dominant stretch of the fourth quarter where she scored 8 points in the paint.

Box Score:

Minster (63):

Alli Fischer 2
Ivy Wolf 15
Taylor Kogge 10
Courtney Prenger 17
Demaris Wolf 2
Janae Hoying 15

FG: 21/44
3PT: 2/12 (I. Wolf, J. Hoying)
FT: 19/24
REB: 25 (11 O/14 D)
TO: 8

Ottoville (48):

CJ Kemper 9
Bridget Landin 13
Amber Miller 13
Kasey Knippen 13

FG: 18/39
3PT: 3/7 (Kemper, Miller, Knippen)
FT: 9/11
REB: 22 (8 O/14 D)
TO: 17


Wildcats advance to regionals

WAPAKONETA, OH – Solid defense and balanced scoring Saturday night led the Minster Wildcats to a second win of the year over Ft. Recovery and into the next round as they defeated the Indians 53-40 at Wapakoneta High School in front of a packed house.

Xavier bound Courtney Prenger and classmate Demaris Wolf led Minster in scoring in the first half as they each pumped across 8 points in the opening two quarters to put their team on top 24-15 at the halftime break.

Five players scored for the Indians in the first two quarters but none were able to really take over the ballgame as sophomore Val Muhlenkamp recorded four of her team high 12 points on the evening in the first stanza.

For the game the Minster full court defense pressured their opponents into 24 turnovers on the evening, many of which that were immediately turned into Wildcat baskets on the opposite end.

Despite having no points and missing all three tosses from a foul on a three point attempt in the first half, Fort Recovery senior Grace Thien had it going for a spurt in the third quarter as she knocked down a pair of deep three pointers and free throws to help pull her team back into the contest. Teammate Carley Stone’s 5 points also helped to stop Minster from pulling away in the period and ran the scoreboard to 36-28 Wildcats after 3.

In the contest the Wildcats connected on 17 of their 28 free throws. The fourth quarter was especially good from the line for the Wildcats as they hit on 12 of their 17 tosses and began to salt the game away with Fort Recovery forced to foul to stop the clock.

Val Muhlenkamp led the way for Fort Recovery in the final eight minutes as she knocked down a pair of free throws and a trio of shots from the field. Muhlenkamp would end the evening with 10 rebounds to go along with her dozen markers.

Courtney Prenger finished the game with a double double as well for the Wildcats with an 18 point, 11 rebound performance and was joined in double figures by Demaris Wolf who accounted for a pair of three pointers and 13 points.

Fort Recovery sees their season come to an end at 19-6 while the Wildcats improve to 22-3 and will travel to Vandalia on Thursday night for a 6:15pm regional semifinals matchup with Tri-Village.

Box Score:

Minster (53):

Ivy Wolf 7
Paige Thobe 6
Taylor Kogge 4
Courtney Prenger 18
Demaris Wolf 13
Janae Hoying 6

FG: 16/46
3PT: 4/16 (D. Wolf 2, I. Wolf, Hoying)
FT: 17/28
REB: 27
TO: 13

Ft. Recovery (40):

Grace Thien 8
Carley Stone 7
Alli Vaughn 2
Kierra Wendel 7
Olivia Patch 2
Val Muhlenkamp 12

FG: 16/39
3PT: 3/13 (Thien 2, Ki. Wendel)
FT: 5/11
REB: 22
TO: 24