Close for a half, Delphos St. John could not keep up with bigger, faster Lutheran East in the second half. The Blue Jays fall in the Division IV semi-finals.
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How good were they? Well, the Versailles Tigers pretty much made everything look easy, natural, in their semi-final win Friday over Eastern Brown. They’ll play Gilmour Academy now on Saturday for their third state title. Read more in our latest update from the tournament.
No Respect For Rank…A faster, stronger, athletic Roger Bacon left little doubt Wednesday with the #2-ranked Versailles Tigers…why so many state basketball titles go through Cincinnati. The Tigers fall from the tournament, ending a sparkling season of anticipation. Read about it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
Deja Vu … Versailles gave Summit Country Day a glimpse of past-present in D-III regional title game. Kami McEldowney (above) led Versailles with a game-high 17 points and on to Columbus next week. More about the Tigers’ latest title tour in today’s feature from Greg Billing.
Thrilling at the outset…The Versailles Tigers stamped their ticket for the regional round of the tournament Tuesday with a “perfect” first half…and a second half that for a while had the faithful literally turning orange and black. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
Who Wants To Fist Bump? Versailles’ Jacki Stonebraker gives a satisfied salute to the Tigers’s 50-36 win over Hamilton Badin Wednesday in the Division III regional semi-finals in Springfield. Next stop…#1-ranked Summit Country Day on Saturday for a trip to Columbus. Read more in the latest Press Pros feature.
Running Through The Redskins…Fort Recovery’s Cade Wendel applied the pressure at both ends of the court Tuesday night, contributing to his team’s 48-34 win over St. Henry in the district semi-finals. In the other game at Wapakoneta, Minster bowed out with a 12-point loss to Lima Perry. Read more in today’s inside feature.
Behind Justin Ahrens’ 24 points and a ferocious defensive effort, Versailles’ motivation from last year’s finals letdown pushed them past Dayton Christian for the D-III sect. title.
Versailles had its way on both ends of the court, dominated Bethel Tate, and invited comparison with teams past as they work towards another regional berth and title in Division III.
High Fives For High Game…The Minster Wildcats and Courtney Prenger (19 points) moved past New Bremen to advance to Saturday’s sectional finals, while Marion saw its own opportunity slip away in the most inexplicable of ways. Read coverage of the Division IV girls tournament in today’s Press Pros feature.
Chris Uhlenhake (above) sent a message with three-point shooting. They had balanced scoring, and held Waynesfield-Goshen under 40 points. And yet, Eric Rosenbeck believes that the St. Henry Redskins can (and need to) play better. Read about the ‘Skins opening tourney win in the latest Press Pros MAC feature.
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)
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.