In what was a balanced scoring effort for Minster, Courtney Prenger (#30) led the Wildcats with 9 points – and more importantly, to a MAC Championship with a 48-42 win over Fort Recovery. (Photo by Dale Barger)
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Win Streak Broken…Versailles played tough and physical defense and got enough offense to pull away comfortably in the second half, handing previously unbeaten Tri-Village its first defeat of the season. Read more about the game from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
The ‘Shootist’…John Wayne would have been proud as sophomore Mike Ketner was lights out from three-point range to help lead Minster to a heart-stopping finish – and win – over rival Marion Local. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature
Full Contact Basketball…Statistically it was a mess, but a win’s a win when defense is the common denominator. Minster had just enough offense Tuesday to get by Marion Local. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
Russia had a golden opportunity to upset Justin Ahrens and the state’s fourth-ranked team in Division III. But second half failures at the free throw line by the Raiders allowed Versailles to stretch its winning streak to 11 games. Read about the game from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros feature.
It was anticipated as the dream matchup in girls basketball between MAC powers Versailles and Minster. But the Tigers’ inability to cash in on easy shots and free throws eventually became more than a second half comeback could erase. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
Minster’s offense and Mike Ketner (above) got to the rim often enough, but it was their defense that came up big Saturday in an impressive win over Russia. Read more about the game and the improving Wildcats in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
Face To Face…And back and forth, as MAC unbeatans, Versailles and Ft. Recovery, battled Friday night for the outright conference lead. Versailles and Keaton McEldowney (above, left) came out on top with a 55-48 win. Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature.
Anything but sophomoric…Coldwater sophomore Marcus Bruns literally won the game from the foul line Tuesday, staving off a furious fourth quarter comeback attempt by Greenville by hitting all 13 of his free throw attempts for the game. Read more in the latest inside feature on Press Pros.
Winner, winner, keep the chicken dinner…Tipp’s Taylor Prall sinks the winning bucket over Versailles’ Ellen Peters Monday to hand the Tigers their second loss of the year…and pump new confidence into a young Tipp team ‘bonding’ for an extended post-season run. Read Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
More than just Justin…Versailles proved they had plenty of complementary scoring in Friday’s win over Marion Local. Justin Ahrens had a team high 20 for the Tigers, but Alex Wendel (above) and company supplied an additional 36 in a 56-41 win over the Flyers. Read the latest Press Pros inside feature.
Help When They Needed It Most…Justin Ahrens scored 29 points, but it was the contribution of teammates like Austin Knapke (above, with ball) that helped Versailles overcome Loramie’s second half comeback bid to win. Read about Tuesday’s backyard get-together in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
An early 15-0 first quarter run ended up being too much to come back from as Minster’s fourth quarter comeback fell short to Delphos St. John.
‘Will-fully to the rim….Ft. Recovery’s Whitney Will slashes to the rim for a pair of her 22 points against St. Henry Thursday, an impressive performance by Ft. Recovery to stay unbeaten, and challenge Versailles and Minster for league supremacy. Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature.
While it’s still early to be talking about the state tournament, the Versailles Tigers’s win over Anna Wednesday left no doubt that they have to be in the conversation of top Div. III teams in the state. Joe Neves writes about the game for Press Pros.
Kami McEldowney once again paced the Tigers, scoring a season high 22 points, and all in the first three quarters. Lady Tigers cruised to a 62-46 win over Anna.
Dunbar warmed the December evening with blistering shot making, and an impressive contribution from a transfer who once played at Piqua (above, #1). Combined, it led to the Versailles Tigers’ first (but impressive) loss of the year. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
It wasn’t all that naughty, but it wasn’t that nice, either. And in the end Marion Local pulled off the surprise win of Friday night with a job on St. Henry. How so, you ask? Read about it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
Physical, Tough Basketball…Is how Minster’s Mike Wiss characterized Thursday’s win over Coldwater, the Wildcats’ fourth without a loss under their new coach. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
The Versailles girls used their age-old method to jump out to a quick start and win Thursday against Delphos St. John. And there’s nothing they’re doing that won’t get even better with a little time. Read more about one of the area’s premier groups in women’s basketball…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.