Late Busse 3 lifts New Bremen over Minster


Cardinals fend off late rally attempt by Wildcats

By Bryant Billing - bbilling@sidneydailynews.com



Minster's Justin Nixon (42) puts up a shot against New Bremen's Daniel Homan (50) during a Tuesday night Division IV district semifinal at Wapakoneta.

Minster's Justin Nixon (42) puts up a shot against New Bremen's Daniel Homan (50) during a Tuesday night Division IV district semifinal at Wapakoneta.


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New Bremen’s David Homan, right, blocks a shot by Minster’s Eric Schmidt during a Division IV district semifinal game on Tuesday at Wapakoneta High School. The Cardinals won 40-39.


Don Speck | AIM Media Midwest

WAPAKONETA — Reece Busse’s 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted New Bremen to a 40-39 victory over top seed and neighboring rival Minster in a Division IV district semifinal on Tuesday at Wapakoneta High School.

New Bremen built a 13-7 lead by the end of the first quarter. The teams traded baskets to a 20-14 halftime score before the Cardinals used a 13-10 edge in the second to take a 33-24 lead.

The Wildcats rallied in the fourth. After Minster pulled even at 35-35, David Homan made a basket to give New Bremen a two-point lead. Justin Nixon made two free throws to tie it again.

Nixon scored a basket with 34.6 seconds left to give Minster a 39-37 lead. The Cardinals ran down the clock, and Busse hit the game-winning 3 on an assist from Homan.

Busse led the Cardinals (17-8) with 11 points. Homan and Mitchell Hays each scored nine points and had six rebounds.

Nixon led the Wildcats (19-5) with 19 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks. Bryan Falk added 10 points.

New Bremen shot 18 for 51 (35 percent) from the floor and had a 31-28 rebounding edge. Minster shot 13 for 39 (33 percent) from the floor.

The Cardinals will face Midwest Athletic Conference rival St. Henry in a district final on Saturday in Wapakoneta. The Redskins upset No. 2 seed Lima Perry 56-53 in double overtime in Tuesday’s first semifinal.

Minster’s Justin Nixon (42) puts up a shot against New Bremen’s Daniel Homan (50) during a Tuesday night Division IV district semifinal at Wapakoneta.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/03/web1_Minster-Boys-BB-vs-New-Bremen-DS1.jpgMinster’s Justin Nixon (42) puts up a shot against New Bremen’s Daniel Homan (50) during a Tuesday night Division IV district semifinal at Wapakoneta.Don Speck | AIM Media Midwest

New Bremen’s David Homan, right, blocks a shot by Minster’s Eric Schmidt during a Division IV district semifinal game on Tuesday at Wapakoneta High School. The Cardinals won 40-39.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/03/web1_Minster-Boys-BB-vs-New-Bremen-DS3.jpgNew Bremen’s David Homan, right, blocks a shot by Minster’s Eric Schmidt during a Division IV district semifinal game on Tuesday at Wapakoneta High School. The Cardinals won 40-39. Don Speck | AIM Media Midwest
Cardinals fend off late rally attempt by Wildcats

By Bryant Billing

bbilling@sidneydailynews.com

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