DELPHOS — Betty Vorst (15), Paige Gaynier (14) and Taylor Zuber (11) each scored in double digits as St. John’s defeated Jefferson 60-51 on opening night of girls basketball.
Delaney Deuel had 20 points and Addy Stewart (16) and Aly Lindeman (10) also each reached double digits for Jefferson.
St. John’s outrebounded Jefferson 40-33 and committed 17 turnovers to the Wildcats’ 24.
Leipsic 65, Pandora-Gilboa 28
LEIPSIC — Claire Rigel had 23 points to lead the host Vikings. Becca Luttfring and Alexis Augsburger each had eight points for P-G.
Minster 49, Valley View 30
BECKETT RIDGE — Jessica Falke had 13 points and Janae Hoying scored eight for Minster in the season opener at the Journey to the Tourney at Lakota West High School.
Anna 38, New Bremen 33
ANNA — Kelly Naylor had nine points and Abi Thieman scored eight for the visiting Cardinals. Ella Doseck led Anna with 21 points.
St. Marys 52, Fort Jennings 41
FORT JENNINGS – St. Marys led 16-9 after the first period and went on to a victory over Fort Jennings.
Kendall Gieringer scored 14 to pace the Roughriders (1-0), while Carly Gaywood, Elena Menker and Lauren Cisco chipped in eight each.
Leading the Musketeers (0-1) were Kristen Luersman with a game-high 20 points, along with eight from Annabelle Wisner and six by Madison Neidert.
Arlington 44, Allen East 34
BLUFFTON – Arlington defeated Allen East in the first game and will play Bluffton in the championship game tonight.
Lindsay Dodds led the Red Devils (1-0) with 14 points and Jenna Pepple added nine. Morgan Smith led in the rebounding department with seven, while Pepple and Marjorie Smith led the way with three assists each.
Leading the Mustangs (0-1) were 10 points each from Kate Newland and Lauren Criblez. Newland led the rebounding with five and she, along with Lakin Basham, led in the assists department with two each.
Bluffton 62, Cory-Rawson 31
BLUFFTON – Katie Prater and Alivia Koenig scored 19 points each to lead Bluffton to a victory over Cory-Rawson in the second game to set up a meeting with Arlington for the title Saturday.
The Beavers (1-0) shot 50 percent from 2-point range (15-of-30) and were led in rebounding by Libby Schaadt with 10, while Avery Rumer added nine. Rumer dished out three assists and Kayla White added three steals.
Zoe Chisholm led the Hornets (0-1) with 23 points, while Grace Roebke led in rebounding with five. Chisholm added five steals.
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