MINSTER — Two of the top girls basketball teams in the area collided Monday night in a makeup game, with Fort Loramie making the short trip to Minster for a matchup of state-ranked teams.
When it was over, Minster had prevailed by a single point, 46-45.
The loss was the second in a row for Fort Loramie, and that hasn’t happened since the 2011-12 season. Despite the setback, the Lady Redskins are still 10-4 on the season with Fairlawn coming to town Thursday night in County play.
Minster, meanwhile, ups its record to 13-3 and travels to Parkway Thursday in Midwest Athletic Conference action. The Lady Wildcats will be trying to stay unbeaten in league play.
Fort Loramie got off to a good start, leading 10-6 after a quarter. And the two teams were deadlocked at 23 at the half, with Loramie’s Jessica Boerger scoring seven points in the second period.
But Minster put the clamps on Boerger in the second half, limiting her to just two free throws over the final two periods. And that enabled the Lady Wildcats to gain the upper hand.
Minster led by seven with under two minutes to play in the game, but some missed free throws allowed Loramie to rally back. The Lady Redskins had the ball trailing by three with 13 seconds left, but Minster guarded the three-point line and preserved the win.
Boerger and Holly Frey both had 14 for Loramie, Frey scoring 11 in the second half. Lindsay Roetgerman had 13 for Minster, including three three-pointers in five attempts. Hannah Schmitmeyer added eight, including 4-for-4 from the line.
Fort Loramie was 16 for 35 from the field for 45 percent, and Minster 18 for 41 for 43 percent. Minster held a 5-2 edge in three-pointers, enabling the Lady Wildcats to overcome an 11-5 deficit in free throws.
Loramie outrebounded Minster 25-18, with Boerger pulling down eight and Frey six.
Fort Loramie (45) — Gasson 5, Luebke 3, Brandewie 2, Boerger 14, Hoying 5, H. Frey 14, Meyer 2.
Minster (46) — Fischer 2, Roetgerman 13, Huelsman 5, Westerbeck 6, Schmitmeyer 8, Borgerding 6, Prenger 4, Luthman 2.
Score by quarters:
Loramie—10 23 32 45
Minster—6 23 36 46
Three-pointers: FL 2 (Boerger, Gasson); Minster 5 (Roetgerman 3, Huelsman, Borgerding).
Records: Minster 13-3, Loramie 10-4.
Reserve score: Minster 36, Loramie 11.
Anna 66, Lehman 36
ANNA — Lehman was no match for once-beaten Anna in a girls makeup basketball game Monday night at Anna.
The Lady Rockets, now 14-1 on the year, rolled to a 32-15 lead at the half and finished off a 30-point victory, 66-36.
Lehman dropped to 7-8 on the year and has another tough test Thursday at home against 11-2 Upper Scioto Valley. Both teams are unbeaten in Northwest Central Conference play.
For Anna, which hosts Russia Thursday, Avery Bensman finished with 16 points and Nicole Barhorst added 11.
Hannah Fogt had 10 and Allie Hall nine for Lehman.
Lehman (36) — O’Leary 8, McIver 4, Lee 5, Fogt 10, Hall 9.
Anna (6) — Barhorst 11, Bensman 16, Bettinger 5, Boyd 6, A. Gaydosh 2, B. Gaydosh 3, Huelskamp 6, Schmitmeyer 3, Spicer 8.
Score by quarters:
Lehman—6 15 26 36
Anna—15 32 58 66
Records: Anna 14-1, Lehman 7-8.
Botkins 67, Indian Lake 38
INDIAN LAKE — Botkins pitched a shutout in the first quarter for a 20-0 lead, and went on to post an easy 67-38 victory over Indian Lake in non-league girls basketball action Monday night.
The Lady Trojans go to 8-8 on the year heading to Houston in County play Thursday.
Botkins got 16 points from Jenna Pitts, 11 from Paige Lane and 10 apiece from Kayla Heuker and Aliya Jones. Lane also had five steals, Heuker five assists and Sarah Bergman four assists.
The Lady Trojans were 26 for 62 from the field and 12 for 17 from the line.
Botkins (67) — Pitts 16, Heuker 10, T. Greve 2, Jones 10, Bergman 4, Lane 11, J. Greve 4, Woodall 8, Homan 2.
Indian Lake (38) — Hogan 23, Swygart 1, Worrel 4, Timbrook 1, Evilsizor 9.
Score by quarters:
Botkins—20 35 61 67
Lake—0 11 22 38
Three-pointers: Botkins 3 (Jones 2, Lane); Lake 1 (Hogan).
Records: Botkins 8-8, Lake 2-16.