Minster wins showdown 59-51


In sole possessionof first in MAC

x



Minster’s Rosie Westerbeck gets stuck between Versailles’ Ellen Peters, left, and Mallory Marshal in girls basketball action at Minster Thursday.

Minster’s Rosie Westerbeck gets stuck between Versailles’ Ellen Peters, left, and Mallory Marshal in girls basketball action at Minster Thursday.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Staff report

MINSTER — The much-anticipated battle between Midwest Athletic Conference girls basketball powers Minster and Versailles turned out to be one-sided much of the way, with Minster coming away with a key 59-51 victory in league action Thursday night.

The win puts Minster in sole possession of first place in the league at 6-0 and ups their overall record to 14-1 heading into the Lady Wildcats’ third straight game against a fellow state-ranked team in Russia at home Saturday.

Versailles drops out of first place in the league at 6-1 and is now 15-3 with New Knoxville coming to town on Thursday of next week.

Versailles started the way it wanted, with Kami McEldowney draining a three-pointer to open the scoring. But it was all Minster after that.

The Lady Wildcats doubled the score at 14-7 on a two by Taylor Kogge and a three by Ali Borgerding. By the end of the quarter it was 18-10, and even though McEldowney scored the first basket of the second quarter, Minster took of from there and led 33-21 at the half.

Then in the third quarter, Minster opened with a 7-0 run to increase the lead to 40-21. However, Versailles cut the lead down to nine at 44-35 before Minster’s Paige Thobe connected at the buzzer for an 11-point lead heading to the final period.

Versailles whittled the lead all the way down to three on a couple of occasions in the final period, but Minster had an answer each time.

Courtney Prenger had 15 for Minster and Rosie Westerbeck added 13.

McEldowney finished with 23 for Versailles.

Versailles (51) — McEldowney 23, Watren 5, Schmitmeyer 3, Peters 2, Ording 8, Marshal 2, D. Winner 2, L. Winner 6.

Minster (59) — Fischer 5, Roetgerman 5, Thobe 2, Westerbeck 13, Borgerding 5, Thien 5, Kogge 7, Prenger 15, Luthman 2.

Score by quarters:

Versailles`10`21`35`51

Minster`18`33`46`59

Three-pointers: Minster 2 (Borgerding, Fischer); Versailles 3 (Mceldowney 3).

Records: Minster 14-1, Versailles 15-3.

——

Lehman 56, Spr. Catholic 33

SPRINGFIELD — Lehman went on the road a notched a 56-33 win over Springfield Catholic in non-league girls basketball Thursday.

The Lady Cavs are now 7-8 on the year with St. Henry coming to Lehman on Saturday.

Lehman led just 37-32 after three quarters, then held Springfield to just a single point in the final period.

Hannah Fogt had 19 to lead Lehman and Alanna O’Leary added 10. Brogan McIver had nine, all on three-pointers.

Lehman (56) — Monnin 8, O’Leary 10, Schutt 2, B. McIver 9, Brandt 3, Edwards 1, McFarland 2, Fogt 19, R. McIver 2.

Springfield Cathiolic (33) — Baker 10, Doolittle 12, Foley 2, McConnell 4, Woeber 5.

Score by quarters:

Lehman`14`23`37`56

Spr. Catholic`8`24`32`33

Three-pointers: Lehman 3 (B. McIver 3); Springfield not available).

Records: Lehman 7-8, Springfield 2-13

——

Russia 56, Anna 32

RUSSIA — The Russia Lady Raiders rolled to a convincing win over the Anna Lady Rockets in county girls basketball action Thursday, 56-32.

The win put Russia at 14-3 overall and 6-2 in the league and the Lady Raiders will play at Minster Saturday.

Anna dips to 3-6 in the league and 8-8 overall and is at Middletown Madison Saturday.

Russia opened up a 10-point lead at the half and increased it to 19 after three quarters.

Jenna Cordonnier had 17, Whitney Pleiman 12 and Tiffany Hatcher 11 for Russia.

Anna (36) — Kauffman 2, Scully 4, Kuck 3, Huelskamp 8, J. Rowland 4, Gayfosh 9, Aufderhaar 2, K. Rowland 2, Spicer 2.

Russia (55) — Cordonnier 17, Poling 2, Hatcher 11, Wilson 4, Pleiman 12, Herron 7, Monnin 2.

Score by quarters:

Anna`4`16`22`36

Russia`10`26`41`55

Three-pointers: Anna 2 (Kuck, Gaydosh); Russia 3 (Pleiman 2, Hatcher 1).

Records: Russia 14-3, Anna 8-8.

——

Houston 56, Fairlawn 32

HOUSTON — Houston rolled to a 56-32 victory over Fairlawn Thursday in County play at Houston.

The Lady Wildcats go to 5-12 overall heading into a game Monday at Fairlawn.

The Lady Jets fall to 0-16 and their next game is also Monday.

Rebekah New had 14 to lead the Lady Wildcats and Jenna Jarrett added 12.

Fairlawn (32) — Pierce 5, Morrison 6, Dudgeon 7, Huelskamp 11, Rufus 3.

Houston (56) — Maier 5, Ely 5, Timmerman 2, Voisard 2, S. Monnier 9, J. Monnier 7, Jarrett 12, New 14.

Score by quarters:

Fairlawn`5`12`28`32

Houston`10`21`41`56

Three-pointers: Fairlawn 3 (Morrison 2, Pierce); Houston 4 (New 2, S. Monnier, Maier).

Records: Houston 5-12, Fairlawn 0-16.

Reserve score: Houston 56, Fairlawn 18.

——

Hardin Nor. 45, Riverside 33

DOLA — Riverside fell to 2-14 on the year after a 45-33 loss to Hardin Northern in Northwest Central Conference action Thursday.

Shelby Giles had 11 for the Lady Pirates.

Riverside (33) — Smith 6, Davis 4, Giles 11, Stillings 6, Kreglow 4, Kelsey 2.

Hardin Northern (45) — Dye 14, Walter 2, Hopson 8, Bejerano 4, Wilson 12, Ayers 5.

Score by quarters:

Riverside`6`10`19`33

Northern`9`15`28`45

Three-pointers: Northern 4 (Dye 2, Hopson, Wilson); Riverside 2 (Smith 2).

Records: Lehman 8-9, Riverside 2-14.

——

New Bremen 52, Knoxville 34

NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville struggled to get untracked and dropped a 52-34 verdict to New Knoxville in MAC action Thursday.

The Lady Rangers go to 7-10 overall and 2-4 in the league, and Bremen to 1-5 in the league and 7-9 overall.

For Knoxville, Kenzie Schroer had 16 points.

The Lady Cardinals were led by Kelly Naylor with 11. Four others had six or more.

New Bremen (52) — Puthoff 8, Tenkman 8, Thieman 5, Smith 2, Topp 2, Naylor 11, Brown 3, Bergman 7, Homan 6.

New Knoxville (34) — Doty 2, Schroer 16, Miller 9, Schwieterman 4, M. Jurosic 3.

Score by quarters:

NB`7`21`43`52

NK`6`13`24`34

Three-pointers: NK 4 (Schroer 2, Miller 2); NB 7 (Naylor 3, Tenkman 2, Thieman 1, Brown 1).

Records: NK 7-19, NB 7-9.

Minster’s Rosie Westerbeck gets stuck between Versailles’ Ellen Peters, left, and Mallory Marshal in girls basketball action at Minster Thursday.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/01/web1_SDN012717MinstGbballLG.jpgMinster’s Rosie Westerbeck gets stuck between Versailles’ Ellen Peters, left, and Mallory Marshal in girls basketball action at Minster Thursday. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News
In sole possessionof first in MAC

x