PAULDING — The Bath Wildkittens were prolific from 3-point range Saturday, especially Alyssa Manley, who hit all five of her first-half attempts.
The Wildkittens used the cushion they gained from their success with long-range shooting to keep the Wapakoneta Redskins away from the lead as they landed a 61-42 victory Saturday in a Division II girls basketball district final at Paulding High School.
Bath hit nine 3-pointers before halftime, while Manley scored 17 first-half points, all but two coming on 3-pointers.
The Wapakoneta Redskins are rolling toward the state tournament, and one of the Redskins’ seniors, Austin Krites, was the top individual bowler by a wide margin in Saturday’s district tournament.
After claiming the team title at the only Northwest District sectional the previous week, the Redskins won the district’s team title Saturday in the Division I district tournament at Lex Lanes in Lexington, claiming the only state qualifying spot to take.
PAULDING — The pace of Thursday’s game between the Wapakoneta Redskins and the Napoleon Wildcats was about as slow as a modern basketball game can be played. The two teams crawled to the finish line in their tournament game, but Wapakoneta was patient enough defensively and executed enough in timely situations to lead the entire game.
The Redskins emerged with a 31-19 win Thursday in a Division II girls basketball district semifinal at Paulding High School.
With two teammates having already clinched state tournament berths, Wapakoneta Redskins junior Colton Brown nabbed a 2-1 win on an ultimate tiebreaker to join Dallas Ambos and Landon Hall at the state meet in Columbus this week.
Three of Wapak’s four district qualifiers advanced to state for the first time, while junior Heath Newman finished fifth and is an alternate for the state meet.
The Redskins concluded the two-day Division II district wrestling tournament Saturday at the Stroh Center on the campus of Bowling Green State University.