ANNA — After maintaining a close lead at the end of the first quarter, Anna pulled out to an eight-point halftime and put the Rangers away in the third quarter of a 72-40 win on Saturday.
The Rockets led 31-23 at halftime outscored New Knoxville 18-5 in the third quarter.
Wyatt Bensman, who averaged 33 points in Anna’s first two games, scored four points on Saturday. Plenty of other Anna players were able to score, though.
Joel Cathcart led Anna with 20, while Griffin Doseck scored 16 and Mason Platfoot scored nine. Five other players scored for the Rockets (3-0, 1-0 Shelby County Athletic League).
Jonah Lageman led New Knoxville with 14, while Ben Lammers scored 13.
Anna plays next on Friday at home against Jackson Center in SCAL action. New Knoxville (1-2) returns to action on Friday at home against Parkway in a Midwest Athletic Conference game.
New Bremen 60, St. Marys 56
New Bremen made 10-of-16 free throws on Saturday to preserve a win against the Roughriders.
New Bremen jumped out to a 13-3 lead by the end of the first quarter but St. Marys cut the gap to two points at 27-25 by halftime. New Bremen led 42-39 at the end of the third quarter.
New Bremen made 23-of-35 free throw attempts in the game, while St. Marys made 15-of-29.
Avery Powers led New Bremen with 21 points and Luke Vonderhaar added 12. Nolan Bornhorst added nine (including seven free throws), all in the second half.
Austin Wilker led St. Marys with 21.
New Bremen (1-3, 0-1 MAC) plays next on Tuesday at Mississinawa Valley.
Russia 39, Marion Local 25
Laurissa Poling scored a game-high 15 points and Cameo Wilson added 12 to help lead the Raiders over Marion Local in a nonconference game on Saturday.
Russia maintained a 17-15 halftime lead but took control with a 12-3 scoring advantage in the third quarter. Marion Local made three field goals in the second half while five players combined to score six field goals in the third quarter alone for the Raiders.
Jenna Cordonnier added six points for the Russia, all in the second half. Russia made 17 field goals and was a perfect 5 for 5 from the foul line.
Natalie Rethman led Marion Local with eight points.
Russia (5-0, 2-0 SCAL) plays next on Tuesday at home against New Knoxville.
Botkins 55, Houston 36
Houston led 12-10 after the first quarter on Saturday, but Botkins took the lead in the second quarter and put the game with a 34-18 scoring advantage in the second half.
Botkins led 21-18 at halftime and outscored Houston 14-8 in the third and 20-10 in the fourth.
Sarah Bergman led Botkins with 20 points, including nine foul shots. Paige Lane scored 12 points, Janell Greve scored 10 and Grace Homan scored seven.
Jess Monnier and Hollie Voisard each led Houston with nine points while Moran Ely added six, all in the second half.
Botkins made 18-of-25 foul shots and Houston made 3-of-9.
Botkins (4-1, 2-1 SCAL) plays next on Tuesday at home against Ridgemont. Houston (0-6, 0-3) hosts Tri-Village on Monday.
Fort Loramie 67, Fairlawn 18
Fort Loramie’s defense swarmed Fairlawn all afternoon. The Redskins jumped out to a 24-4 lead after one quarter and held a 38-7 halftime lead.
Marissa Meiring had 22 points, seven rebounds and nine steals. Kenzie Hoelscher had 11 points and four assists. Kennedy Gephart and Macy Imwalle had eight apiece.
MaCalla Huelskamp led Fairlawn with 12 points.
Loramie is 4-1 overall 3-0 in SCAL play. The Redskins host undefeated Tippecanoe on Monday night in a nonconference game.
Fairlawn (2-4, 0-2) plays again on Saturday at Houston.
Versailles 61, Miami East 37
The Versailles girls basketball team has rolled up a 7-0 record and has yet to have a close game.
The Tigers led 22-9, 36-23 and 47-29 at the quarter breaks on Saturday.
Kami McEldowney had 13 points for Versailles, while Danielle Winner added 12. Lindsey Winner scored nine and Caitlin McEldowney added eight.
Morgan Haney had a game-high 18 points for Miami East.
Versailles hosts New Bremen on Thursday.