MAC champions


Minster clinches share with 46-37 win

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Minster’s Hayley Baumer drives around Grace Thien of Fort Recovery Thursday night in girls basketball action at Minster. The Lady Wildcats won 46-37 to clinch at least a share of the league title.

Minster’s Hayley Baumer drives around Grace Thien of Fort Recovery Thursday night in girls basketball action at Minster. The Lady Wildcats won 46-37 to clinch at least a share of the league title.


Minster’s Rosie Westerbeck (14) shoots over Whitney Will of Fort Recovery in girls basketball action Thursday night at Minster.


Staff report

MINSTER — The Minster Lady Wildcats clinched at least a share of the Midwest Athletic Conference championship Thursday night with a win in a big showdown with Fort Recovery in girls basketball action.

The 46-37 victory put eighth-ranked Minster at 8-0 in the MAC and 16-3 overall and gave them a one-game lead over Recovery with just one league game to play, next Thursday at Coldwater. Recovery, ranked 14th in the state in Division 3, is 6-1 and 14-3.

Minster led by as many as five in the opening period at 11-6, the last four points coming at the line after a Fort Recovery foul and technical.

It was 11-8 after one quarter, but the Lady Indians shaved a point off that lead, and Minster’s margin was just two at the half at 17-15.

The third quarter proved to be the key for Minster. The Lady Wildcats went on a 10-4 run to make it a 27-19 score, and after Recovery came back to make it 27-22, LeAnn Huelsman hit the first of her two straight three-pointers to push the lead to 33-24, which is how it stood after three quarters.

The Lady Wildcats were then content to put the game away at the line, and they wound up hitting 21 for 28 from the stripe for the game, including 9 for 15 in the final period.

Minster had two in double figures, with Huelsman and Rosie Westerbeck finishing with 11 apiece. The balance was outstanding, though, with Courtney Prenger adding nine and Lindsey Roetgerman and Hannah Schmitmeyer eight apiece.

Westerbeck was 6 for 6 from the line, Huelsman 5 for 7, Schmitmeyer 4 for 5 and Prenger 7 for 10.

Recovery (37) — Wendel 2, Thien 2, Stone 11, Siefring 10, Will 10, Kaiser 2.

Minster (46) — Roertgerman 8, Huelsman 11, Westerbeck 11, Schmitmeyer 8, Prenger 9.

Score by quarters:

Recovery—8 15 24 37

Minster—11 17 33 46

Three-pointers: Minster 2 (Huelsman 2); FR 0.

Records: Minster 16-2, FR 14-3.

Reserve score: Minster 50, FR 15.

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New Knoxville 59, Parkway 32

NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville Lady Rangers outscored visiting Parkway 32-10 in the second half to roll to a 59-32 victory in Midwest Athletic Conference girls basketball Thursday night.

The Lady Rangers are now 5-2 in the league and 11-8 overall and host St. Marys Saturday.

Knoxville led just 27-22 at the half, but made it 42-26 after three quarters.

Rachel Leffel had 15 to lead Knoxville, including 5 for 6 from the line. Kenzie Schroer had 14 and was 4 for 4 from the line, and Abby Lageman added 10 points.

Parkway (32) — Clark 2, Crouch 10, Bates 6, Gray 8, Hawk 6.

NK (59) — Lauth 2, Schroer 14, Katterheinrich 2, Miller 4, Schwieterman 9, Lageman 10, Scott 3, Leffel 15.

Score by quarters:

Parkway—11 22 26 32

Knoxville—16 27 42 59

Three-pointers: NK 2 (Schwieterman, Scott); Parkway 3 (Crouch 2, Gray).

Records: NK 11-8, Parkway 5-12.

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Versailles 61, Coldwater 42

VERSAILLES — Versailles evened its MAC record at 4-4 and went to 14-6 overall with a 61-42 win over Coldwater in league play Thursday.

The win was the fourth straight for the Lady Tigers, who are back in action Tuesday at Tri-Village in non-league play.

The Lady Tigers had a huge first quarter, leading 22-7 at its end. Kami McEldowney led the way with a pair of threes and eight points in the period, and Danielle Winner added six.

The fast start led to a 41-point first half for Versailles.

Lauren Monnin had 18 and both Winner and Emily Marshal added 10 for Versailles.

Coldwater (42) — Hoying 8, Diller 9, Welsch 8, Schoenherr 2, Klosterman 7, Schwieterman 6, Luthman 2.

Versailles (61) — McEldowney 8, Watren 2, Langston 4, Blakeley 2, Ording 4, Schmitmeyer 2, Peters 1, Winner 10, Monnin 18, Marshal 10.

Score by quarters:

Coldwater—7 25 30 42

Versailles—22 41 56 61

Three-pointers: Versailles 3 (McEldowney 2, Langston); Coldwater 4 (Diller 3, Hoying).

Records: Versailles 14-6, Coldwater 8-10

Minster’s Hayley Baumer drives around Grace Thien of Fort Recovery Thursday night in girls basketball action at Minster. The Lady Wildcats won 46-37 to clinch at least a share of the league title.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/01/web1_SDN012916MinsterGbball2.jpgMinster’s Hayley Baumer drives around Grace Thien of Fort Recovery Thursday night in girls basketball action at Minster. The Lady Wildcats won 46-37 to clinch at least a share of the league title.

Minster’s Rosie Westerbeck (14) shoots over Whitney Will of Fort Recovery in girls basketball action Thursday night at Minster.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/01/web1_SDN012916MinsterGbball1.jpgMinster’s Rosie Westerbeck (14) shoots over Whitney Will of Fort Recovery in girls basketball action Thursday night at Minster.
Minster clinches share with 46-37 win

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