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BASKETBALL: 'Skins stifle Piqua in opener

December 3, 2011

PIQUA — Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys basketball coach Matt Bradley promised more defense in 2011-2012.

Friday night at Piqua, the Redskins delivered.

Wapakoneta held the Indians without a field goal for the first 7:28 of the game and rolled to a 63-45 win over Piqua in a season-opening game that wasn’t as close as the final score indicated.

The Redskins jumped out to a 16-3 lead before Piqua converted its first field goal with 32 seconds left in the quarter.

BASKETBALL: Tigers win thriller

December 3, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — The seconds ticked down toward zero on the clock with the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers trailing 45-44 in the opening game of the 2011-12 varsity boys basketball season.

With the Tigers in possession of the ball, they rotated the ball down to a sophomore appearing in his first-every varsity game — an unlikely hero at this stage of the game and season.

Colton Miller drove the base line, put up and off-balance shot and watched the ball snap the strings as the buzzer sounded.

BASKETBALL: Botkins bumps Indians

December 3, 2011

BELLEFONTAINE — The Botkins Trojans opened their varsity boys basketball season with a 67-57 win over the Mechanicsburg Indians on Friday night in the opening round of the Benjamin Logan Tip-Off Tournament.

Botkins jumped out to a 14-7 lead in the first quarter and led 28-21 at the half.

Senior Ethan Zimpfer hit a pair of 3-pointers in the third quarter as the Trojans maintained their advantage.

Botkins won the game at the free-throw line, hitting on 14-of-21 attempts in the fourth quarter.

The Trojans’ Heath Geyer led all scorers in scoring with 20 points.

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