story courtesy OHSAA

(3-16-19)  – In a rematch of the 2018 title game, the No. 4 Minster Wildcats (28-1) defeated No. 6 Ottoville Lady Green (25-4) 53-37 to win the 2019 OHSAA Division IV Girls Basketball State Championship game on Saturday at the Jerome Schottenstein Center.

Down by 4 (13-9) going into the second quarter, the Wildcats were able to fight their way back and take control of the game by outscoring the Lady Green by 20 points in the second and third quarter.

Minster Head Coach Mike Wiss when asked about the change in momentum.

“Coming out of halftime, I was really impressed with the energy these girls brought. Our defense is what brings energy to the floor and that is what we did coming out in the third quarter.”

Sophomore Janae Hoying was the high scorer for the Wildcats with 19 points. Second team All-Ohio senior Courtney Prenger aided her with 16 points, eight rebounds and three blocks.

Senior Haley Hoersten scored a team-high 10 points for Ottoville. First-Team All-Ohio senior Kasey Knippen finished with nine points and six rebounds. The Lady Green go home with its second-straight runner-up title in the Division IV state tournament.

Ottoville was looking to win its first state title in its eighth state tournament appearance.

Saturday’s victory marks Minster’s fourth girls basketball state championship in five state tournament appearances.

Attendance for the game was 4,357.

minster state box score

 

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