The game wasn’t pretty, but it was win — and Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls basketball coach Rusty Allen says he will take the win any way it is wrapped.
The Wapakoneta Redskins played well in the first half, but held only a 29-20 lead over the Allen East Mustangs. Then their level of intensity failed to match the Mustangs, who increased theirs, in the second half, but the Redskins played just well enough to never lose the lead as they pulled out a 49-45 victory at home.
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen girls basketball team swarmed Botkins with an array of defenses and ended the Trojan’s three-game winning streak with a 39-26 decision on Monday night.
Botkins shot 18 percent from the floor on 7-of-40 shooting and turned the ball over 21 times in the face of four different New Bremen defenses that included fullcourt and halfcourt presses and man-to-man defense.
After surrendering a sizable first period lead shrink to three points midway through the third period, the Wapakoneta Redskins went on a 14-2 run to finish the period and end any hopes the Indian Lake Lakers had of upsetting the home team on Saturday.
After dispatching of the Piqua Indians in the season opener, Redskins varsity coach Matt Bradley gave his squad credit for being gritty in capturing a 59-37 victory against Indian Lake.