Minster girls now 13-0


Staff report

NEW BREMEN — The Division 4’s top-ranked Minster girls continued along unbeaten Thursday night in girls basketball action, defeating backyard rival New Bremen 49-18 in Midwest Athletic Conference play.

The Lady Wildcats go to 13-0 on the season and 5-0 in the MAC heading into a tough stretch of games. It starts with today’s game at Ottoville, 11-3 and ranked No. 8 in D-4 in Ohio. Then on Thursday of next week comes the MAC showdown with Versailles, also unbeaten in the league and ranked No. 3 in D-3 this week. Then two days after that, Minster hosts Russia, No. 7 in D-4 and 13-3 on the season.

New Bremen is now 6-9 and plays at New Knoxville next Thursday.

Against Bremen, Minster led 10-6 after a quarter, then held the Lady Cardinals to just two points in the second quarter to open up a 23-8 halftime lead.

Rosie Westerbeck led the Lady Wildcats with 20 points, including 6-for-8 from the line.

Minster (49) — Fischer 8, Roetgerman 2, Baumer 8, Thobe 3, Westerbeck 20, Borgerding 2, Prenger 6.

Bremen (18) — Tenkman 2, Smith 1, Naylor 3, Brown 2, Bergman 5, Homan 5.

Score by quarters:



Three-pointers: Minster 4 (Fischer 2, Baumer 2); Bremen 0.

Records: Minster 13-0, NB 6-9.


Upper Scioto 60, Lehman 29

MCGUFFEY — Lehman was hoping to pull into a tie for first place in the Northwest Central Conference Thursday, but league-leading Upper Scioto Valley would have none of it in a 60-29 rout of the Lady Cavaliers in action at McGuffey.

A Lehman win would have left four teams with just one loss in league play, but Upper is now 4-0 and Lehman two games back at 3-2 in the NWCC.

Overall, the Lady Cavs dip to 5-8 and host Mississinawa today.

Upper didn’t give the Lady Cavs a chance to think too long about an upset, rolling to a 24-2 lead after one quarter. By the half it was 34-11.

Hannah Fogt finished with 11 to lead Lehman.

Lehman (29) — Monnin 6, O’Leary 4, McFarland 4, Fogt 11, R. McIver 4.

USV (60) — Miller 8, Spradlin 6, Holbrook 2, Carroll 14, Patton 25, Hunsicker 5.

Score by quarters:


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Three-pointers: USV4 (Carroll 2, Patton 2).

Records: Lehman 5-8, USV 11-2.


Loramie 47, Botkins 16

FORT LORAMIE — The Fort Loramie girls had a score to settle Thursday night, and did just that in routing Botkins in County play.

The first time the two met, Botkins pulled out a 37-35 victory for a rare win over Loramie.

This time, the Lady Redskins were having none of it, leading 9-6 after a quarter, then outscoring the Lady Trojans 8-0 in the second quarter to lead 17-6 at the half.

So dominating was Loramie’s defense that the Lady Trojans attempted just 19 shots the entire game. That is 34 fewer than the Lady Redskins.

With the win, Fort Loramie stays one game behind league-leading Jackson Center in the standings at 6-2 and is now 10-5 overall heading to winless Fairlawn today.

Botkins lost its second straight and third in its last five games after starting the season 8-0. The Lady Trojans are now 4-4 in the league and 10-4 overall, and host Houston today.

Fort Loramie was led by Sara Stang’s double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds.

Botkins (16) — Bergman 4, Lane 4, Woodall 2, Homan 6.

Loramie (37) — Luebke 6, S. Stang 13, Ratermann 8, Meyer 2, Raterman 2, C. Stang 4, Gephart 1, Wrasman 1.

Score by quarters:



Three-pointers: Loramie 1 (Ratermann); Botkins 1 (Homan).

Records: Loramie 10-5, Botkins 10-4.


St. Henry 52, Knoxville 39

ST. HENRY — Kenzie Schroer poured in 22 points but didn’t get enough help as St. Henry posted a 52-39 victory over the Lady Rangers in MAC basketball action Thursday.

The Lady Rangers fall to 2-3 in the conference and 7-8 overall heading into a home game with Wapakoneta on Tuesday.

Schroer got the Lady Rangers off to a fast start, scoring 12 points in the opening quarter, after which the Lady Rangers held a 17-14 lead.

But St. Henry clamped down on the senior standout, and no one picked up the slack. Schroer had 17 of her 22 in the first half.

New Knoxville (39) — Schroer 22, Miller 6, Schwieterman 5, M. Jurosic 4, B. Jurosic 2.

St. Henry (52) — Rose 4, Lange 11, A. Vaughn 7, Ontrop 7, Siefring 6, N. Vaughn 2, Keller 15.

Score by quarters:



Three-pointers: NK 4 (Schroer 3, Schwieterman); SH 4 (Rose 2, Ontrop 2).

Records: NK 7-8, SH 7-9.


Ridgemont 47, Riverside 35

DEGRAFF — The Riverside Lady Pirates came up short in an upset bid Thursday, losing to Ridgemont 47-35 in NWCC play.

With the win, Ridgemont remained just one game back in the standings.

Riverside is now 0-4 in the league and 2-12 overall with Mechanicsburg coming to town today.

Kalin Kreglow led the Lady Pirates with 15 points.

Ridgemont (47) — Jenkins 5, McGarth 2, Richardson 3, Howland 10, Cromer 7, Jordan 3, McKee 12, Totten 4.

Riverside (35) — Jones 2, Davis 4, Giles 8, Stillings 6, Kreglow 15.

Score by quarters:



Three-pointers: Ridgemont 3 (McKee 2, Richardson); Riverside 1 (Giles).

Records: Riverside 2-12, Ridgemont 11-5.