Thursday roundup: Minster dominates St. Henry to clinch outright MAC title

By Bryant Billing -

Courtney Prenger

Courtney Prenger

ST. HENRY — Minster ran away early to finish Midwest Athletic Conference play with a 60-35 win at St. Henry on Thursday.

The Wildcats, which are the defending Division IV state champions and were ranked No. 2 in D-IV in the final AP state poll, finish regular-season play 21-1 overall and 9-0 in conference play.

Minster took a 22-7 lead by the end of the first quarter and led 40-16 at halftime.

Xavier commit Courtney Prenger led Minster with 17 points while Ivy Wolf scored 14 and Janae Hoying added 10.

Tri-Village 45, Russia 33

Tri-Village took a 12-2 lead by the end of the first quarter and cruised from there in a nonconference win over Russia on Thursday in New Madison.

The Patriots took a 23-9 lead by halftime and led 29-18 heading into the fourth quarter.

Laurissa Poling led Russia with 10 points while Ashley Scott added eight.

It was the final regular-season game for the Raiders, which take a 13-9 overall record into the tournament.

Lehman Catholic 49, Ridgemont 35

Lehman Catholic finished the regular season with a road win over Ridgemont on Thursday in Northwest Central Conference action.

Lehman is 11-10 overall and finished 6-1 in the NWCC. Marion Elgin hosts Riverside on Saturday. If Elgin wins, it wins the title outright. If Riverside wins, both teams will share the title with Lehman.

Lehman led 14-10, 31-14 and 39-19 at the quarter breaks.

Grace Monnin had 14 points and four steals, while Carly Edwards had 12 points, 10 rebounds and three steals. Rylie McIver had nine points, four assists and three steals and Lauren McFarland grabbed five rebounds.

Bradford 41, Riverside 32

Bradford took advantage of 24 turnovers by Riverside on Thursday and earned a nonconference victory in De Graff.

“That killed us just like it did against Mechanicsburg on Monday,” Riverside coach Bryce Hodge said of the turnovers. “Bradford has a really good team, their win tonight improves their record to 17-6, and they just won a tournament game last night by 36 points. We improved from Monday as far as competing with a good team, we just need to be more consistent as a unit and give ourselves a chance to win the game.”

Riverside kept close with Bradford until getting outscored 13-4 in the fourth quarter.

Dana Jones led the Pirates with 17 points while Kalin Kreglow led the squad with 10 rebounds. Riverside shot 13 for 42 (31 percent) from the field and outrebounded the Railroaders 27-25.

The Pirates will now turn their attention to Saturday’s home showdown at Marion Elgin.

“I told the girls we need to learn from tonight, move on, and get better tomorrow because we are playing for a shot at a league championship Saturday at Elgin,” Hodge said. “Elgin has a really good team; so do we. It should be a great matchup for a championship game.”

Fort Recovery 42, New Bremen 39

Fort Recovery outscored the Cardinals 21-11 in the fourth quarter to rally and earn a MAC victory in New Bremen.

New Bremen (14-8) finishes MAC play in sixth place with a 4-5 record.

Fort Recovery led 8-4 at the end of the first quarter but New Bremen led 13-12 at halftime and 28-21 at the end of the third.

Madison Cordonnier led the Cardinals with 13 points while Kelly Naylor scored nine.

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By Bryant Billing

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