ANNA — Anna jumped out to a 16-point halftime lead and cruised to a 64-46 win over Minster in a nonconference game on Friday.
The Rockets took a 23-15 lead by the end of the first quarter used a 17-9 advantage in the second to go ahead 40-24 at halftime. Anna put the game away with a 12-5 advantage in the third.
Wyatt Bensman, Austin Fogt, Griffin Doseck, and Drew Brodman each scored 10 points for the Rockets, while Bart Bixler added eight. Anna made 22 field goals and 12-of-16 free-throw attempts.
Isaac Schmiesing led Minster with 14 points while Cody Frericks added 10. The Wildcats made 19 field goals and 2-of-5 free-throw attempts.
Anna’s next game is against another Midwest Athletic Conference team. The Rockets (6-1, 2-1 Shelby County Athletic League) host Versailles in nonconference action on Wednesday.
Minster (2-1) plays next on Wednesday at Russia.
Russia 53, Botkins 39
Botkins took a 14-11 lead over Russia in the first quarter but the Raiders used an 18-5 scoring advantage in the second to pull out in front.
Botkins trimmed Russia’s lead to 38-29 by the end of the first, but the Raiders outscored the Trojans 15-10 in the fourth.
Jack Dapore lead Russia with 19 points, while Jordan York scored 11 and Hunter Cohee and Daniel Kearns each added 10. The Raiders made 16 field goals and 17-of-25 free-throw attempts in the game.
Zane Paul led Botkins with 15 points while Spencer Heuker added nine. The Trojans made 13 field goals and 7-of-13 foul shots.
Russia (6-2, 4-0 Shelby County Athletic League) plays next on Wednesday at home against Minster.
Fort Loramie 80, Houston 41
Fort Loramie remained undefeated with a convincing 80-41 win over Houston on Friday.
The Redskins started strong, scoring 27 points in the opening quarter. They led 43-18 at halftime and scored the first 14 of the third quarter, including a Tyler Siegel dunk on a pass from Evan Berning. Fort Loramie outscored Houston 28-8 in the third to put the game away.
Dillon Braun led a very balanced attack for the Redskins scoring 20 points, while Siegel added 13 and Eli Rosengarten, Berning and Cody Barhorst all chipped in eight.
Loramie shot 34-of-61 (55.7 percent) from the field and had 22 rebounds.
Jairon Douglas led the Wildcats (1-6, 0-5 SCAL) with 14 points. Houston plays again next Friday at Minster.
Arcanum 45, New Bremen 40
Arcanum outscored New Bremen 17-9 in the fourth quarter to earn a nonconference win on Friday.
The Trojans made 9-of-15 free-throw attempts in the fourth, while New Bremen made 5-of-10. The Cardinals made 10-of-16 foul shots in the game while Arcanum made 17-of-25.
Grant Hoehne led New Bremen with 11 points, while Nolan Bornhorst added 10 and Avery Powers scored eight. Carter Gray led Arcanum with 17.
New Bremen led 10-6 at the end of the first quarter, but Arcanum used a 12-2 scoring advantage in the second to take an 18-12 halftime lead. New Bremen outscored the Trojans 19-10 in the third quarter to take a 31-28 lead into the fourth.
New Bremen (1-7, 0-1 MAC) hosts Indian Lake in nonconference action next Friday.
New Knoxville 52, Temple Christian 38
New Knoxville used a 19-7 scoring advantage in the third quarter to put Lima Temple Christian away in a nonconference game on Friday.
Nathan Tinnerman led the Rangers with 18 points, while Jonah Lageman added 10 and Ben Lammers scored eight. The Rangers led 10-9 after the first quarter and 26-21 at halftime.
Brody Bowman led Temple Christian with 15 points.
New Knoxville (3-3, 1-0 MAC) plays again next Friday at home against St. Marys.
Other scores: Jackson Center 47, Fairlawn 39
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