Minster deals Anna first setback


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Staff report

ANNA — The Minster girls knocked Anna from the ranks of the unbeaten Tuesday night in non-league girls basketball action, beating the Lady Rockets 44-37.

The loss left Anna at 10-1 on the season heading into a game with Botkins Thursday.

Minster goes to 10-2 heading into a Midwest Athletic Conference game at Delphos St. John’s Thursday.

Anna led early but when Rosie Westerbeck hit a shot to give Minster a 17-16 lead with 1:30 left in the first qwuarter, it was a lead the Lady Wildcats would not relinquish.

Minster got a big three-pointer at the buzzer by Hayley Baumer to take a 23-18 lead at the half.

Anna got the first bucket of the third quarter, but Minster took off from there and built the lead to 32-20 at one point. The quarter ended with Sarah Bettinger hitting two free throws to cut the lead to 37-29 with eight minutes to play.

The final quarter was a little strange, with Minster seeming content to run the clock. The Lady Rockets were able to pull within two points with under two minutes to play at 39-37, but with :38 remaining, Westerbeck hit two free throws for Minster’s first points of the quarter and a four-point lead.

After a Minster steal, Westerbeck dropped in two more and Anna was unable to recover.

“Minster is a very good team and will be a tough matchup for a lot of teams,” said Anna coach Doug Martin. “I was proud of the kids for playing hard and at a high level.”

Westerbeck had 15 and Courtney Prenger 12 for Minster. Bettinger led Anna with 13.

Minster (44) — Roetgerman 3, Huelsman 7, Baumer 3, Westerbeck 15, Schmitmeyer 4, Prenger 12.

Anna (37) — Bettinger 13, Bendsman 6, Barhorst 7, Huelskamp 9, Spicer 2.

Score by quarters:

Minster—11 23 37 44

Anna—14 18 29 37

Three-pointers: Anna 1 (Barhorst); Minster 3 (Huelsman, Baumer, Westerbeck).

Records: Anna 10-1, Minster 10-2.

Reserve score: Minster 41, Anna 25.

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New Bremen 52, Fairlawn 19

NEW BREMEN — Fairlawn had won two in a row heading to New Bremen Tuesday night, but the Lady Cardinals proved too much in a 52-19 victory in non-league action.

The loss left the Lady Jets at 2-9 on the year and put Bremen at 10-3.

Fairlawn scored only six points in the first half to trail 25-6 at the break.

Audrey Francis led Fairlawn with nine.

Breman got 15 from Jane Homan.

Fairlawn (19) — Brautigam 2, Roe 4, Francis 9, Dudgeon 2, Tyler 2.

Bremen (52) — Clune 9, Jones 8, Bowers 2, Steinman 2, Paul 2, Arling 5, Brown 9, Homan 15.

Score by quarters:

Fairlawn—2 6 12 19

Bremen—13 25 45 52

Three-pointers: Fairlawn 1 (Francis); Bremen 8 (Brown 3, Jones 2, Clune, Arling, Homan).

Records: Bremen 10-3, Fairlawn 2-9.

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