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MAC Girls Basketball Game of the Week - Minster at Versailles

December 20, 2012
Midwest Athletic Conference (MAC)



With the holidays on the immediate horizon, much of Midwest Athletic Conference action will take a break until after the first of the year with the exception of one battle this week which could go a long way in the top portion of the final MAC standings at the end of the season.  Nann Stechschulte’s Minster Wildcats and Jacki Stonebraker’s Versailles Tigers will claw at one another this Thursday in Versailles.  The Wildcats head to Darke County at 5-1 overall and 1-1 in the conference, while Versailles is 8-0 overall and also unbeaten in their two games of league play.

Last week, the Wildcats pounded St. Henry by 31 points on Thursday, and will kick off a brutal portion of their schedule this week with a contest at Versailles on Thursday following by a meeting with the Fort Loramie Redskins on Saturday before heading to the Vicki Mauk Invitational in Elida the following week.  Senior post player Bridget Geiger has been the Wildcats’ catalyst so far this season  and is surrounded by a strong supporting cast including Kayla Richard, Hannah Sherman, and Claire Fischer.  “Minster is very similar to Lima Bath, who we played on Tuesday night,” commented Stonebraker.  “They have quick guards, a nice post player, and will press us up and down the floor - they are fundamentally sound and will try to wear us down.”  

So far this season, the Tigers haven’t run into much of a challenge as their average victory has been by more than 20 points.  Katie Heckman (11.78 ppg) and Christa Puthoff (11.11 ppg) continue to spear-head the Tigers, who downed WBL power Lima Bath by a final of 33-31 on Tuesday.  Rachel Kremer blasted the New Knoxville Rangers last week for 18 points and hit for six against Bath – she brings a 5.78 points-per-game average to the table.  “Rachel had a really nice shooting game against New Knoxville last week, and our two post players also have been playing well.  In order to have a chance against Minster, we will have to contend with their aggressiveness – that is a concern of ours, especially in the backcourt.”

By Robb Hemmelgarn


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