Minster hands Anna 56-43 setback


Boys basketball

Staff report

ANNA — The Minster Wildcats gave up 16 points in the opening quarter to the Anna Rockets, but clamped down after that and came away with a 56-43 victory in non-league boys basketball Saturday at Anna.

The Wildcats go to 7-6 with Parkway coming to town Friday. Anna drops to 9-6 and has a big game Tuesday at home with Russia.

Anna led 16-10 after the first quarter but never managed more than 10 points in a quarter the rest of the way, and scored just 17 points in the second half. That allowed Minster to surge into the lead, by one at the half and seven after three quarters.

Minster shot well, hitting 23 for 44 for 52 percent. Anna was 14 for 36 for 39 percent.

Minster had outstanding balance. Peter Falk led the Wildcats with 10, but three others had nine and one eight. Carter Huelskamp and Blake Stephens had 14 apiece for Anna, with Stephens going 5 for 5 from the line.

Minster (56) — Schmiesing 9, Nixon 9, Stechschulte 6, Falk 10, Tumbusch 9, Ernst 9, Thobe 2, Huelsman 3.

Anna (43) — Bensman 3, Huelskamp 14, Luthman 4, Stephens 14, Frilling 3, Cathcart 5.

Score by quarters:

Minster—12 27 41 56

Anna—16 26 34 43

Three-pointers: Minster 5 (Tumbusch 2, Schmiesing, Falk, Huelsman); Anna 6 (Huelskamp 2, Bensman, Stephens, Frilling, Cathcart).

Records: Anna 9-6, Minster 7-6.

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Fairlawn 63, Riverside 45

SIDNEY — Fairlawn bounced back from a tough loss Friday to Anna to beat visiting Riverside in non-league play Saturday, 63-45.

The Jets are 8-6 heading to Fort Loramie Friday. Riverside is 5-6 and is at West Liberty Tuesday.

Riverside led 30-26 at the half, but the Jets outscored them 37-15 in the final two periods.

Nathan Lessing had 27 to lead Fairlawn. Shane Crawford had 10 for Riverside

Riverside (45) — Kelsey 9, Shawn Crawford 7, Stephens 5, Keane 7, Helmlinger 4, Harshbarger 1, Kreglow 2, Shane Crawford 10.

Houston (63) — Lessing 27, Reck 2, Maddy 3, N. Brautigam 5, Kurtner 9, Johnson 4, Hammon 3, Hickman 9, D. Brautigam 4.

Score by quarters:

Riverside—16 30 39 45

Fairlawn—16 26 44 63

Three-pointers: Riverside 2 (Kelsey, Stephens); Fairlawn 3 (Maddy, Kurtner, Hammon).

Records: Fairlawn 8-6, Riverside 5-6.

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Marion 55, Jackson Center 46

MARIA STEIN — Jackson Center led 18-6 at one point in the first half, but foul trouble hurt the Tigers in the second and the Marion Local Flyers stormed back to post a 55-46 victory in non-league action Saturday.

The loss left the Tigers at 12-2 heading to Botkins Friday. Marion is 7-5 and is at Versailles Friday.

Jackson got a pair of threes in the first quarter and led 14-6, then scored the first four of the second quarter to open up a double-figure lead. But then 6-foot-6 Brady Wildermuth picked up his second foul.

“It was a physical game, and I didn’t feel comfortable leaving him in with two fouls,” said Jackson coach Scott Elchert. “But the bottom line is we gave up 15 offensive rebounds and had 15 turnovers, a lot of them unforced.”

Sosby had 19 and Wildermuth 16, 12 in the second half, for the Tigers.

Only four players scored for Marion, all in double figures. Tyler Mescher had 21, Cole Griesdorn 12 and Nathan Bruns and Derek Albers 11 each.

Jackson Center (46) — Booser 4, D. Sosby 19, Zorn 5, B. Sosby 2, Wildermuth 16.

Marion (55) — Albers 11, Bruns 11, Griesdorn 12, Mescher 21.

Score by quarters:

JC—14 20 28 46

ML—6 21 37 55

Three-pointers: JC 3 (D. Sosby 3), ML 2 (Albers, Bruns).

Records: JC 12-2, ML 7-5.

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Russia 53, Triad 42

RUSSIA — Russia posted another impressive win Saturday, beating Triad 53-42 in non-league play.

Russia is now 12-2 and is at Anna Tuesday. Triad is now 10-3.

“They were very athletic and very disciplined,” said Russia coach Spencer Cordonnier. “They started three sophomores and had pretty much five guards out there. We didn’t give them any second chances and we cut down on our turnovers.”

Jonah Counts and Cole Tebbe had 14 each and Jack Dapore 11 for the Raiders. Tebbe added eight rebounds. Dylan Cordonnier handed out five assists.

Triad (42) — Boys 9, Levan 7, Watson 7, O’Neail 8, Ober 9, Unger 2.

Russia (53) — Counts 14, T. Monnin 1, Cordonnier 4, Gariety 4, Tebbe 14, Borchers 5, Dapore 11.

Score by quarters:

Triad—13 23 31 42

Russia—15 32 38 53

Three-pointers: Triad 3 (Boyd, Levan, Ober); Russia 5 (Dapore 3, Counts 2).

Records: Russia 12-2, Triad 10-3.

Reserve score: Russia 64, Triad 19.

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Houston 56, Covington 42

COVINGTON – Houston went on the road and dominated Covington over the final two periods to come away with a 56-42 victory in non-league action Saturday.

The Wildcats go to 4-9 on the season with Botkins coming to town Tuesday night.

Cameron Arnold had 16 to lead the Wildcats, Domyneik Phipps added 15 and Zach Freytag 14.

Houston led 29-26 at the half, then came out and outpointed the Buccs 16-4 in the third quarter for a 15-point bulge heading to the final eight minutes.

Houston (56) — Phipps 15, Arnold 16, Sluss 5, Jolly 6, Freytag 14.

Covington (42) — Murphy 5, Pond 2, Maschino 11, Miller 10, Blei 10, Atkinson 2.

Score by quarters:

Covington—14 26 30 42

Houston—14 29 45 56

Three-pointers: Covington 4 (Miller 2, Maschino, Murphy); Houston 6 (Phipps 3, Arnold 2, Sluss).

Records: Houston 4-9, Covington 7-5.

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Wapak 54, New Bremen 32

WAPAKONETA — New Bremen was unable to follow up its big upset win over Minster Friday night with another win Saturday, losing on the road to Wapakoneta 54-32.

The loss left the Cards at 2-12 heading to New Knoxville Friday.

The Redskins jumped to a 14-2 lead after a quarter and never looked back.

Tate Myers led Bremen with 12 points.

New Bremen (32) — Bowers 8, Parker 2, Reed 4, Clem 2, Myers 12, Hoehne 4.

Wapak (54) — Koch 18, Martin 4, A. Good 3, Burton 3, K. Huffman 4, Schroer 8, E. Good 6, A. Huffman 7, Copeland 1.

Score by quarters:

Bremen—2 14 24 32

Wapak—14 30 46 54

Three-pointers: Bremen 0, Wapak 5 (Koch 4, E. Good).

Records: Bremen 2-12, Wapak 9-5.

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