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West sweeps D8 games

ELIDA, OH – Two differently played games ended with the same result, a West victory on Monday evening inside the Elida Fieldhouse.

Game one of the night not only featured the All-Stars of Divisions 1-3 but also a little bit of everything throughout the course of the two twenty minute long halves.

The East stars jumped in front and stayed in the lead early on with the use of deep three pointers from the group of Kori Barrett (Kenton), Ellie Miller (Kenton), Brittney Haas (Findlay), Emily Heiman (Findlay), and the hometown girl Shyah Wheeler of Elida.

Early on the only point the West was able to muster came from the free throw line on a make by St. Marys Makenna Mele to cut into the East 4-0 lead with nearly 6 minutes gone off the clock.

In the second half the West’s inside-outside game helped to pull the lead to within a couple of points and nearly into the lead on a couple of Sydney Cisco (St. Marys) deep triples.

With 8:42 left in the second half a runner from Crestview senior Paige Motycka gave her team their first advantage at 39-38. Motycka would strike again after a pair of East three point goals from Miller and Bath’s Jaidyn Hale on her only other make from the field to tie the ballgame at 43-43.

Wapakoneta’s Sarah Pothast, the games leading scorer dropped in the final marker to give her team a 47-46 win on the offensive end with under a minute while Shawnee’s Alissa Stahler blocked away a final East offering on the defensive end to secure the victory.

Scoring:

West
Sarah Pothast (Wapak) 15
Lexi Jacobs (Wapak) 2
Alissa Stahler (Shawnee) 6
Emily Poling (Defiance) 3
Makenna Mele (St Marys) 5
Sydney Cisco (St Marys) 12 (4 3’s)
Paige Motycka (Crestview) 4

3PT: 6 (Cisco 4, Pothast, Poling)
FT: 1/4

Playing but not scoring: Cassidy Meyers (Van Wert)

Not able to participate: Kourtney Diller (Coldwater), Kadie Hempfling (Ottawa Glandorf)

East
Lindsey Singhaus (Bath) 2
Jaidyn Hale (Bath) 6
Kori Barrett (Kenton) 6
Ellie Miller (Kenton) 11
Brittney Haas (Findlay) 3
Emily Heiman (Findlay) 6
Shyah Wheeler (Elida) 12

3PT: 12 (Wheeler 3, Hale 2, Barrett 2, Miller 2, Heiman 2, Haas)
FT: 1/2

Playing but not scoring: Bette Andrews (Bath), Alexa Lenhart (L. Benton)

Not able to participate: Kennedy Fagan (Bath)

Game two involved the stars of the Division 4 world and featured one team putting up a big offensive performance as the West rolled to a 77-47 victory paced by a pair of Midwest Athletic Conference stars.

Leading 33-30 at the halftime break the West rolled to a 44-17 second half of play and finished with 3 players in double figures in the win.

Fort Recovery’s Grace Thien and Taylor Kogge of the State Champion Minster Wildcats each dropped in 19 points apiece to lead their West squad while teammate and future University of Michigan Volleyball standout Paige Jones joined the duo in double figures as she notched 11. Thien was the big three point shooter on the evening as she notched 5 triples in the contest.

Kogge finished the game shooting 8/10 from the field and ended with just one miss each from inside and outside the three point arc on her way to play for Ohio Northern University at the next level.

Ridgemont’s Priscilla Howland led the East squad on the evening with 16 points and was the lone member of her team in double figures.

Scoring:

West
Sarah Klausing (Kalida) 2
Grace Thien (Ft. Rec) 19 (5 3’s)
Carley Stone (Ft. Rec) 6
CJ Kemper (Ottoville) 4
Paige Jones (N. Bremen) 11
Taylor Kogge (Minster) 19
Alli Fischer (Minster) 4
Kara Evers (M. Local) 9
Amber Miller (Ottoville) 3

3PT: 12 (Thien 5, Kogge 3, Jones 3, Miller)
FT: 1/3

Not available: Bridget Landin (OV), Kierra Meyer (Leipsic), Heather Lammers (Leipsic)

East
Anney Archer (Ada) 2
Aubrey Biederman (W-Goshen) 8
Amanda Clymer (Vanlue) 8
Priscilla Howland (Ridgemont) 16
Emma Saltzman (Arcadia) 4
Meadow Cromer (Ridgemont) 3
Lauren Schroeder (C. Grove) 4
Kayla Fergueson (P. Gilboa) 2

Playing but not scoring: Maddie Gossard (Ada)

Not available to play: Carlee McCluer (C. Grove)

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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

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Flyers hoist 9th state title

COLUMBUS, OH – It might not have been the prettiest win in Marion Local history but it certainly was just as meaningful as the past 8 state title victories Friday afternoon as the Flyers staved off previously unbeaten Cuyahoga Heights with a 21-17 victory.

Offensively Marion Local committed four turnovers to just one for Cuyahoga Heights and held the high octane Redskins offense to 254 yards on the morning/afternoon.

Cuyahoga Heights started the scoring in the contest in the first quarter with a 31 yard field goal from kicker Mark Shafer to strike first and lead 3-0.

Marion Local’s response to their opponents field goal would come just moments later on the next drive of the game as the Flyers marched 71 yards on 8 plays and pulled ahead 7-3 as Nate Moeller took a toss sweep off the right side of the line and bounced into the Ohio Stadium endzone untouched for his squads first score.

Following a Redskins punt that was downed inside the Marion Local one yard line the Flyers dominant offensive line went to work with 1:24 left in the first quarter. 19 plays and 99 yards were covered by the Marion Local offense on their third possession of the game over the span of 9:40 ending at the 3:44 mark of the second quarter when QB Duane Leugers barreled in from a yard out to make it a 14-3 ballgame.

Leugers second rushing touchdown of the contest and 24th of the season would come at the 1:52 remaining mark of the same stanza as he rushed through a host of would be tacklers and for a score untouched that put Marion ahead 21-3 heading into the halftime break.

Despite possessing the football to open the third quarter with an 18 point lead the Flyers offense was unable to capitalize on a short third down and were forced to punt back to the Redskins. Starting at their own 31 and with 9:38 in the third the Cuyahoga Heights offense that had been held in check for most of the game up to this point struck for four first downs on their way to a 1 yard touchdown run for their QB and 1st team All-Ohio selection Brett Lowther that cut the Marion Local lead to 21-10.

Before tailback Nate Moeller could reach the football across the first down line on the ensuing Flyer drive he was stripped of the ball on his teams next possession and saw it end up in the hands of Lowther at the 46 to give the Redskins new life.

Aided by a blocked punt that landed at the Marion Local one, Cuyahoga Heights quickly got within four points of the Flyers with 11:41 remaining in the contest when Lucas D’Orazio rumbled in from a yard out into his opponents endzone for a score that made it 21-17 Marion Local.

Despite both teams turning the ball over on two different possessions each the Flyers were able to march to the Cuyahoga Heights 14 but were unable to pick up a crucial fourth down play and were forced to give their opponents the ball at their own 15.

With 85 yards to go and just :53 to do so the Redskins offense who had burned their last timeout on the previous defensive drive were forced to go into hurry up mode. Calm and cool, Lowther connected on three straight passes for a total of 49 yards and across midfield into Flyer territory. It was not meant to be however for Cuyahoga Heights as Lowther was sacked for a loss of 12 and hurried into back to back incomplete passes as time ran out on their season behind on the scoreboard.

Marion Local finishes the season 14-1 and with their 9th state title in 11 championship game appearances. Cuyahoga Heights in their first title game appearance sees their season end at 14-1 and as runners up in Division 6.

Midwest Athletic Conference teams are now 31-11 all-time in state championship contests and will get two more opportunities to bring home gold trophies as Minster and Coldwater will compete on Saturday in Division 7 and Division 5 play.

Stats link: D6 State Championship Box Score

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West sweeps girls D8 games

ELIDA – The 40th annual District 8 All-Star games took place Monday night at Elida with the West squad winning both contests. In the Division 1-2-3 outing the West outscored their Eastern counterparts 72-69 while the Division 4 game saw the West roll to a 64-30 victory.

Tied at 69-69 with seconds left to play in the game Ottawa Glandorf’s Dani Ellerbrock, who will play her college basketball at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University connected on a free throw to give the West a one point advantage before picking the pocket of Bath’s Brittany Ulmer and connecting on a layup for the games final score.

Future Bowling Green Falcon Rion Thompson (Lima Senior) led the east in scoring as she tallied 17 points in the game while teammate Heather Heiby of Celina joined her in double figures with 15, hitting on five three pointers in the loss.

Nicolette Devincentis (Liberty Benton) was the games leading scorer with 18 points in her final contest before traveling to Indiana for her collegiate ball at St. Josephs. Maddi Stiles (Wapak/Heidelberg) tallied four three pointers and finished with 15 points while Ellerbrock chipped in with 10.

Scoring:
D 1-2-3 West (72):
Sara Smarkel (Findlay) 9
Marissa Wintrow (Findlay) 2
Kendra Siefring (Fort Recovery) 7
Nicolette Devincentis (Liberty Benton) 18
Dani Ellerbrock (OG) 10
Erika Angstman (St. Marys) 6
Riley Culver (Wapak) 5
Maddi Stiles (Wapak) 15

Playing but not scoring: Lindi Cisco (St. Marys)
Unable to attend: Lynea Diller (Columbus Grove)

D 1-2-3 East (69):
Brittany Ulmer (Bath) 5
Haley McGillvary (Celina) 5
Kelly Stahl (Celina) 4
Heather Heiby (Celina) 15
Denise Schwieterman (Coldwater) 4
Brooklyn Miller (Defiance) 4
Bailey Kuhn (Elida) 6
Essence Cowan (Lima Senior) 9
Rion Thompson (Lima Senior) 17

The Division 4 game featured the West squad led early by the hot shooting of Alyse Clune (New Bremen) and three pointers from five different players. With the East unable to score early on they found themselves behind at the halftime break 26-17. Marion Local’s Emily Mescher gave her West squad plenty of opportunities for extra chances in the half as she pulled down rebound after rebound.

LeAnn Huelsman of Minster and Clune combined to hit four threes in the second half and lead a defensive effort that held their counterparts to just 13 points in the second half en route to the 64-30 victory.

Huelsman and Clune led the way in the contest with 12 points apiece while Natalie Snider of Lima Central Catholic tossed in 8 points to lead her East squad.

Scoring:

D4 West:

Emily Bauer (Crestview) 3
Lexie Hayes (Delphos St. Johns) 3
Kylie Jettinghoff (Ft. Jennings) 7
Emily Mescher (Marion Local) 5
LeAnn Huelsman (Minster) 12
Hannah Schmitmeyer (Minster) 6
Alyse Clune (New Bremen) 12
Debbie Paul (New Bremen) 8
Rachel Leffel (New Knoxville) 5
Nicole Kramer (Ottoville) 3

D4 East (30):

Sydney Faine (Ada) 5
Rachel Wildman (Ada) 2
Brittany Kahle (Kalida) 5
Kylie Osterhage (Kalida) 4
Allison Recker (Kalida) 2
Natalie Snider (LCC) 8
Cassie Niese (Miller City) 4

Playing but not scoring: Micheala Curtis (Hardin Northern), Sara McFadden (Ridgemont), Chloe Kromer (Vanlue)

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St Henry, Minster earn sectional crowns

COLDWATER, OH – Minster and St. Henry earned sectional championships and a date against one another Friday night on the court at Coldwater High School. St. Henry downed New Knoxville for the second time this season, 66-50 while Minster earned a 62-43 victory against Ada in the nightcap contest.

St. Henry forward Evan Lefeld connected on a trio of first quarter three pointers while teammates Mitch Schwieterman and Mitchel Stammen each added one of their own to push the Redskins to a 23-18 advantage at the end of the opening stanza.

Defensively the Redskins were able to turn up their pressure in the second quarter as they held the Rangers to just five points, a triple from Logan Leffel and a pair of free throws to lead at the break 38-23.

Jesse Niekamp’s big third quarter propelled his team to a 14 point lead after three as he connected on eight of his 20 points in the period.

New Knoxville scored 14 points in the final eight minutes of the contest, their most since their 18 in the opening quarter led by Nathan Tinnerman with 6 points but were unable to cut into the Redskin lead and fell to their conference foes in the end 66-50.

The Rangers (9-15) were led in scoring by Logan Leffel who tossed in a 21 markers while the Redskins (17-6) were led by Mitchel Stammen and his 23 points.

Scoring:

St. Henry (66):
Evan Lefeld 15
Paul Stammen 2
Mitch Schwieterman 5
Mitchel Stammen 23
Ryan Bruening 1
Jesse Niekamp 20

FG: 22/43
3PT: 7/18
FT: 15/20
TO: 5

New Knoxville (50):
Logan Leffel 20
Nick Topp 5
Jonah Lageman 4
Nathan Tinnerman 12
Sam Stone 1
Zach Neuman 6

FG: 15/36
3PT: 5/11
FT: 15/20
TO: 17

Brayden Sautter had a big first quarter for Ada but balanced scoring from four Minster scorers helped the Wildcats jump out to 15-12 lead they would never relinquish.

Ten players for Minster found themselves able to dent the scorebook the rest of the way as the Wildcats, who shot 20/48 from the field were able to get the win and advance to the district semifinals.

Four Wildcats notched double figures led by Bryce Schmiesing’s 13 points as Minster upped their season record to 13-9. Ada ends their season with a record of 14-10 and were led in scoring by All-NWC selection Blake Willeke who poured in 14 on the evening.

With the win the Wildcats will take on St Henry on Tuesday night at 8pm in Wapak.

Scoring:

Minster (62):

Brett Hoelscher 1
Bryce Schmiesing 13
Josh Nixon 10
Jacob Stechschulte 10
Peter Falk
Aaron Ernst 2
Conner Tumbusch 5
Jared Thobe 6
Jared Huelsman 4
Andrew Broering 1

FG: 20/48
3PT: 5/15
FT: 15/26
REB: 30
TO: 11

Ada (43):

Jackson Secor 10
Brayden Sautter 11
Blake Willeke 14
Jordan Bailey 5
Owen Conley 3

FG: 15/48
3PT: 4/18
FT: 9/14
TO: 11

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Minster rallies past Coldwater

MINSTER, OH – Despite not scoring for the first five minutes of the first quarter and not procuring their first lead until late in the third the Minster Wildcats were able to come from behind to defeat MAC rival Coldwater 53-50 Friday night.

Defensively the Cavaliers were able to shut down the Minster offensive attack in the first half as they jumped out to a 32-23 advantage at the break but struggled stopping their opponent from inside the arc in the final two periods of the game.

Minster got a game high 17 points from 6’1 Junior Aaron Ernst including a trio of shots from behind the arc in the middle two quarters including one that gave his team their first lead at 38-37 with 1:27 to go in the third.

Offensively the Wildcats would find themselves outscored 13-9 in the fourth quarter by the visitors, but were able to thwart a late rally and hold on in the final seconds for the win.

With the win the Wildcats are now 11-7 on the season and find themselves in a tie for second place in the MAC as they sport a 5-2 record. Minster will welcome St. Marys to town Saturday night for a non-league tilt broadcast live on K94 94.3 FM at 7:30pm.

Coldwater was led in scoring on the night by 6’9 Senior Andy Brunet with 15 but sees their record fall to 11-6 overall and 5-2 in Midwest Athletic Conference play. The Cavs will travel south to New Madison as they take on defending Division 4 State Champion Tri-Village tomorrow evening in another non-conference matchup.

Scoring:

Coldwater (50):

Jack Hemmelgarn 4
Aaron Harlamert 11
Andy Brunet 15
Dylan Thobe 12
Neal Muhlenkamp 5
Marcus Bruns 3

2PT: 15/21
3PT: 3/17
FT: 11/20
REB: 28
TO: 16

Minster (53):

Josh Nixon 7
Jacob Stechschulte 10
Peter Falk 4
Aaron Ernst 17
Conner Tumbusch 6
Jared Thobe 2
Jared Huelsman 7

2PT: 13/30
3PT: 7/16
FT: 6/14
REB: 21
TO: 9

JV: 45-42 Minster

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Fourth quarter run pushes Flyers past Wildcats

MARIA STEIN, OH – A 23 point fourth quarter Friday night helped push the Marion Local Flyers to a win in their first game of the season as they defeated visiting Minster 58-47 in a Midwest Athletic Conference contest.

Despite having just 6 practices and less than two weeks together as a unit after another run to the OHSAA Division 6 State Football Championship game, the Marion Local Flyers came out in the first quarter on a mission to match each of the points by their opponent. Minster who came into the weekend with a pair of contests already under their belt this season got the better of the Flyers however in the opening period as they jumped out to a 16-13 lead at the end of the first eight minutes led by scores from six different players.

Balanced scoring would lead the visiting Wildcats to a 28-23 lead as they used a 12-0 run in the middle of the quarter to build their advantage, but a three pointer from Marion Local Senior Cole Griesdorn cut the Minster lead from eight to five as the buzzer sounded to end the opening half.

Having already gone on a big run in the first half the Wildcats jumped on the Flyers in the third period as a 7-0 run helped push Marion Local into having to call a timeout to regroup.

Marion Local would make their own big run across the end of the third and start of the fourth periods behind a three pointer and steal for a basket from Nathan Bruns and a bucket to open the fourth from Tyler Mescher to get the lead for the first time.

Most of the fourth and final period would see each team shoot free throws as the Flyers would connect on 12/19 to just 5/10 for Minster and help the Flyers complete the comeback win 58-47. 5’10 Senior Kyle Homan would do the most damage for Marion Local at the charity stripe as he finished the quarter by connecting on 7/11 tosses en route to nine points on the night.

Griesdorn and Tyler Mescher would find themselves as the games leading scorers as they each tossed in 15 points for the victorious Flyers. Marion Local (1-0, 1-0 MAC) will play host to Celina Saturday night in a non-conference contest that will be broadcast live on www.k943.com.

Minster (1-2, 1-1 MAC) welcomes Houston to town for a non-league tilt and was led in scoring on the night by Jared Thobe’s 10 point 6 rebound effort.

Scoring:

Marion Local (58):

Derek Albers 10
Cole Griesdorn 15
Kyle Koenig 2
Kyle Homan 9
Tyler Mescher 15 (11 rebounds)
Nathan Bruns 7 (7 rebounds)

FG: 19/48
3PT: 3/12
FT: 17/27
REB: 39 (14 offensive)
TO: 16

Minster (47):

Bryce Schmiesing 5
Josh Nixon 6
Jacob Stechschulte 9
Alex Eiting 6
Peter Falk 6
Aaron Ernst 2
Conner Tumbusch 3
Jared Thobe 10 (6 rebounds)

FG: 16/39
3PT: 3/15
FT: 11/19
REB: 23
TO: 18

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East/West split Girls D8 game wins

ELIDA, OHIO – Monday night was one last opportunity for some Senior ladies to hit the high school hardwood one final time at the Elida Fieldhouse in the 39th annual District 8 Coaches Association All-Star Games.

In the first game of the night the Division 1-2-3 girls took the court with the East team coached by Liberty Benton mentor Nate Irwin came away with a 67-65 win over LCC coach Katie Krieg’s West squad. Game 2 featured the Division 4 All-Stars and was a runaway result with the West winning by a 70-36 margin.

Future Wright State Raider Katie Simon (Liberty Benton) continued a big couple of days shooting the basketball in All-Star games (17 the day before in the BVC/PCL All-Star game in Findlay) as she knocked down 7 from behind the arc en route to a game high 23 points. For her efforts Simon was rewarded with player of the game honors. Joining Simon in double figures were Carly Clum (Allen East), Abby Waddle (Elida), and Rachel Evans (Shawnee) all with 13 apiece.

The West squad was led in scoring by Wapak’s Megan Watt who tossed in 4 triples of her own en route to a team high 15 points. Wapak teammate Carly Buzzard added 10 points and was the only other player in double figures in the loss.

Scoring:

East (67):

Carly Clum (Allen East) 13
Abby Waddle (Elida) 13
Rachel Evans (Shawnee) 13
Lauren Kotey (Liberty Benton) 3
Maryssa Herschler (Shawnee) 4
Katie Simon (Liberty Benton) 23

3’s (14): Clum 2, Waddle 3, Evans 2, Simon 7

On the roster but not able to make the game: Alyssa Manley (Bath), Cassie Best (Bath), Bri Smith (Bath), Imara Haynes (Lima Senior)

West (65):

Megan Watt (Wapak) 15
Hannah Bruns (Coldwater) 8
Sarah Kanney (Coldwater) 9
Brooke Welsch (Coldwater) 6
Sydney Santaguida (LCC) 2
Kayla Verhoff (LCC) 3
Erin Morrow (Van Wert) 5
Carly Buzzard (Wapak) 10
Alexis Dowdy (Van Wert) 7

Playing but not scoring: Lauren Schrag (Defiance)

3’s (10): Watt 4, Kanney 3, Verhoff, Morrow, Buzzard

The West jumped out to an early lead in the Division 4 game and never looked back as they led 39-18 after the first 20:00 half and walked away with a 70-36 win to the delight of their two head coaches in Dan Grouthaus of Delphos St. Johns and Adam Huber of Kalida.

Mackenzie Riggenbach of Crestview led the victorious West squad in scoring with a game high 13 points and was joined in scoring by Knights teammate and 1,000 point prep scorer Lindsey Motycka who finished with 8 points in her last contest at the Fieldhouse before heading north to play her college ball at Lourdes University just outside of Toledo. Allie Thobe, the Midwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Year added 10 points to join Riggenbach as the only two players in double figures.

A pair of players from the Blanchard Valley Conference in Arlington’s Hannah Johnson and the BVC Player of the Year in Arcadia’s Molly Glick finished with 10 points each for coaches Gary Kreinbrink of Leipsic and Bill Tafflinger of Ada in the loss.

Scoring:

West:

Julia Thatcher (Lincolnview) 8
Allie Thobe (Marion Local) 10
Logan Arnold (Minster) 8
Alexis Wuebker (Minster) 9
Lindsey Motycka (Crestview) 8
Annie Lindeman (Ottoville) 3
Mackenzie Riggenbach (Crestview) 13
Tori Lennartz (Fort Recovery) 5
Meg Reineke (New Knoxville) 8

3’s (11): Arnold, Wuebker 2, Motycka, Lindeman, Riggenbach 3, Lennartz, Reineke

Playing but not scoring: Bridget Culp (Delphos Jefferson), Jackie Gardner (Kalida)

East (36):

Alexis Ambrugey (Ada) 2
Hannah Johnson (Arlington) 10
Megan Ritter (Cory Rawson) 4
Molly Glick (Arcadia) 10
Shay Moorman (Leipsic) 2
Kelly Nadler (Leipsic) 8

3’s (4): Johnson 2, Glick, Nadler

Playing but not scoring: Tori Wyss (Ada), Lindsey Walden (Ada), Kendra Tuttle (Cory Rawson)

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Minster & New Bremen utilize turnovers, advance to Sectional Finals

Minster and New Bremen forced 80 turnovers of the opponents in Kenton Tuesday night en route to victories in their Sectional Semifinals matchups. Minster downed Ridgemont in Game 1 of the night by a 91-15 margin while the Cardinals defeated Spencerville by a 41-28 score in Game 2.

The Wildcats got things going early and often in the first quarter as they jumped out to a 29-2 lead at the end of the first quarter behind scores from 7 different players. Ridgemont’s lone markers of the opening stanza came at the 5:03 mark as Freshman Meadow Cromer knocked home a pair of free throws that put a stop to a 23-0 Minster run to open the game.

Just one free throw wouldn’t find it’s mark for the Wildcats in the first half as they finished 14/15 from the line. Ridgemont’s largest quarter of the contest was in the second period when they scored 9 of their 15 points in the game including 5/9 from the charity stripe.

One basket in each of the final two periods would find their way through the net for the Golden Gophers, far less than the 16 shots Minster was able to make from the field in the same span en route to the 91-15 win.

A dozen different players found their way into the scoring column for the Wildcats, four of those in double figures, and were led by 19 from Sophomore Rosie Westerbeck. With the win Minster improves to 17-5 overall and will head back to Kenton on Saturday night for a 6:15pm tilt with #2 seed Upper Scioto Valley in the Sectional Finals.

Ridgemont sees their season end at 3-20, they were led in scoring bu Sara McFadden and Sidney Richardson with 4 apiece.

Scoring:

Minster (91):

Leann Huelsman 2
Mariah McKenzie 10
Rosie Westerbeck 19
Logan Arnold 11
Lauren Roetgerman 9
Alexis Wuebker 8
Taylor Trego 12
Marissa Luthman 9
Hannah Schmitmeyer 4
Alicia Arling 2
Haley Baumer 3
Alli Fischer 2

FG: 33/56
3: 4/11 (Trego 3, Baumer)
FT: 20/23
TO: 14

Ridgemont (15):

Meadow Cromer 2
Sydney Totten 2
Taylor Cronley 2
Sara McFadden 4
Sidney Richardson 4
Alyssa Whittaker 1

FT: 5/9
TO: 50

New Bremen utilized 30 Spencerville turnovers in Game #2 of the night en route to defeating the Bearcats by double digits for the second time in two weeks, this time by a 41-28 final score,

Neither team was particularly sharp in the first quarter as each started slow in the opening minutes of the contest where they each had more turnovers than points. New Bremen would get on the scoreboard first midway through the first quarter with a bucket by Freshman Paige Jones, but the Bearcats would go up 5-2 early behind a score from Megan Miller and a three pointer by Honorable Mention NWC selection Emilee Meyer. The Cardinals stormed back with a two and a three pointer of their own from the duo of Jane Homan and Amanda Brown respectively to lead 7-5 after one period.

Coming into the night Amanda Brown was shooting 6/49 from behind the three point line this season, she finished with 6 points in the contest with both of her scores coming from deep. Her second quarter triple was one of five buckets that the Cardinals would make in the quarter as they stormed out to a 13-2 quarter and led 20-7 at the half. Miller’s jumper for the Bearcats was their only score of the quarter.

Offensively the biggest quarter of the game for Spencerville came in the games penultimate quarter as they combined to see Meyer, Katie Merriman and Jacey Grigsby score 12 of their 28 points on the night and trail by just 8 at 27-19 heading to the 4th.

Alyssa Clune and Paige Jones were a force to be reckoned with for New Bremen in the second half as they together would account for all but two of the 21 second half points en route to 29 combined markers on the night as the Cardinals defeated Spencerville 41-28.

New Bremen who was led in scoring by Jones with 16 improves their season record to 15-8 and will head back to Kenton on Saturday night to take on New Knoxville at 8pm. The Rangers defeated the Cardinals earlier this season by a 39-33 score.

Seniors Katie Merriman and Megan Miller led the Bearcats with 9 points each. Spencerville finishes their first season under Head Coach Greg Ekis at 7-15.

Scoring:

New Bremen (41):

Alyssa Clune 13
Paige Jones 16
Jane Homan 2
Debbie Paul 4
Amanda Brown 6

FG: 11/22
3: 3/13 (Brown 2, Clune)
FT: 10/12
Reb: 12
TO: 20
Fouls: 8

Spencerville (28):

Emilee Meyer 8
Katie Merriman 9
Jacey Grigsby 2
Megan Miller 9

FG: 5/24
3s: 5/16 (Merriman 2, Meyer, Miller)
FT: 3/4
Reb: 7
TO: 30
Fouls: 13

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Coldwater big stops late help down Minster

Minster scored 24 points in the final quarter of their contest Friday night at Coldwater, but none in the last 2:21 of the contest as they fell to the Cavaliers 60-53 at the Palace.

Derek Thobe got started early in the first quarter as he finished with 6 points in the period to give his team a 13-8 advantage heading into the second stanza.

While Thobe was adding another 8 points in the second quarter, his teammates joined in the fray as both Dylan Thobe and Ted Fisher hit triples to help push the Coldwater advantage. Gabe Goodwin may have finished 3/14 from the field on the evening, but his pair of three pointers and a two pointer on three consecutive trips down the floor helped get his team within 7 at 32-25 at the half.

The final seven points of the second quarter and the first five points of the third quarter would go into the home team scoring column before the Wildcats were able to muster a response midway through the games penultimate period when Matthew Trushaw tossed in a layup. Trushaw would be responsible for both of the Minster baskets in the 3rd quarter and saw his team trail 45-29.

With head coach Mike Lee looking for career win #299, the Wildcats would not lay down and give up and concede the loss to the Cavaliers as they came roaring back to begin the 4th behind Josh Nixon and Trushaw. The elder Wildcats would combine to score 19 of Minster’s 24 quarter points and pull the team to even with Coldwater at 53 with 2:21 remaining in the contest following a Jacob Stechschulte three pointer.

The final 2:21 would not be kind to the Wildcats however as they were held scoreless as Coldwater scored the games final seven points to collect the win 60-53 as Aaron Harlamert hit 2/3 free throws to help ice the contest. Although quiet in the first half with just one point, Harlamert connected on a pair of fourth quarter triples en route to 9 points in the win.

Coldwater (8-9, 5-2 MAC) was led in scoring by senior Derek Thobe and will play host to D4 #1 ranked Tri-Valley, a 137-47 winner over Ansonia tonight at the Palace Saturday night.

Minster (7-10, 2-5 MAC) got 18 points from Matthew Trushaw and will travel to St. Marys Saturday night to take on the Roughriders who fell Friday night in WBL action to the Wapak Redskins. Hear all of the action of St. Marys/Minster live as it happens on 94.3 WKKI or via the K94 mobile ap.

Box Score:

Coldwater (60):

Derek Thobe 20
Aaron Harlamert 9
Andy Burnet 8
Neal Muhlenkamp 7
Malave Bettinger 6
Dylan Thobe 5
Ted Fisher 5

FG: 20/46 (43.5%)
3: 6/18 (33.3% – Derek Thobe 2, Harlamert 2, Dylan Thobe, Fisher)
FT: 14/25 (56.0%)
REB: 35 (10 offensive – Burnet/Dylan Thobe 7)
AST: 7 (Muhlenkamp/Bettinger 2)
TO: 12 (Derek Thobe 4)
BLK: 12 (Derek Thobe 4)
STL: 8 (Derek Thobe 3)

Minster (53):

Matthew Trushaw 18
Gabe Goodwin 10
Josh Nixon 9
Jacob Stechschulte 6
Drew Ripploh 6
J.R. Nixon 2
Bryce Schmiesing 2

FG: 20/52 (38.5%)
3: 7/20 (35.0% – Stechschulte 2, Goodwin 2, Trushaw 2, Nixon)
FT: 6/10 (60.0%)
REB: 24 (7 offensive – Trushaw 9)
AST: 11 (Stechschulte 3)
TO: 11 (Goodwin 4)
BLK: 2 (Schmiesing, Trushaw)
STL: 7 (Nixon 3)

Quarter Scoring:

CW: 13 19 13 15
M: 8 17 4 24

JV Score: Minster 37-31

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