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BASKETBALL: 'Skins fall in OT

January 30, 2012

Wapakoneta’s numerous chances to seal the game against Minster went awry, allowing the patient Wildcats to hang around and eventually surpass the Redskins 54-49 in overtime on Saturday night.

Minster scored the final seven points of the game to get back to .500 on the season.

“It’s a little bit of perseverance,” Minster head coach Mike Lee said. “They didn’t panic and they executed when they needed to execute...It’s a testament to gutting it out for as long as we did.”

BASKETBALL: Tigers win third straight

January 30, 2012

DOLA — As the basketball season enters the home stretch, Waynesfield-Goshen seems to be hitting its stride by garnering its third straight win after downing non-league opponent Hardin Northern, 64-46, Saturday night.

With the win, the Tigers improve to 5-8 on the season and keeps the Polar Bears winless on the year at 0-14.

Tiger head coach Ryan Taylor said the win is a big confidence booster for his squad who had struggled through an 8-game losing streak before stringing together this trio of wins.

BASKETBALL: Wapak snaps Minster streak

January 30, 2012

A long-range shot, stellar defense and unwavering free throw shooting powered the Wapakoneta Redskins past the state-ranked Minster Wildcats.

With the game tied at 33 with 3:04 left in the fourth quarter, junior guard Annie Henderson drilled a 3-pointer forcing the Wildcats to foul the rest of the way, but Wapakoneta drained 9-of-12 from the free throw line to capture the 45-39 win.

BASKETBALL: Second-quarter surge lifts Botkins

January 30, 2012

JACKSON CENTER — The Botkins Trojans varsity girls basketball team crept back to within one game of an even record with a come-from-behind 47-43 win over the Jackson Center Tigers on Saturday at Jackson Center High School.

Trailing 16-12 at the half, the Trojans offense caught fire with 35 points in second half.

“We finally decided to play in the second half,” Botkins varsity coach Don Mack said. “We were kind of lethargic in the first half and we stood around a lot.

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