Redskins fall to Shawnee on road

Mike Frank
Sports Editor

The neighbors were not welcoming.
Wapakoneta battled but ultimately came up short Friday, falling 62-54 to Shawnee in a clash of Western Buckeye League clubs.
The Redskins are now 1-1 in the WBL, and 6-2 overall.
Shawnee led for the entire first half, although Wapakoneta kept the margin in the single digits for the most part. A run in the third quarter put Wapakoneta in front with four minutes to play in the third quarter.
Ahead by one at the start of the fourth, the Redskins could not hold on to the lead as Shawnee's Johnny Caprella drained multiple 3-pointers in a 11-2 burst. Wapakoneta did cut it to one, but Shawnee sophomore George Mangas closed it out with a basket and several free throws.
Adam Scott finished with 17 points for Wapakoneta, and Aaron Good tallied 16.
"I was happy with the way we came back, and were able to get the lead," said Coach Doug Davis of Wapakoenta. "But we needed to get some defensive stops, and didn't. They were able to knock down some shots."
He added that Scott played virtually the entire game, and was swarmed by the Shawnee defense every time he got the ball.
For the Indians (2-0 WBL, 9-1 overall), Caprella had 22 and Mangas finished with 13.

For more on this contest, see Saturday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.