Anna 99, New Bremen 90 OT
Wyatt Bensman scored a game-high 34 points as Anna hung on to beat New Bremen 99-90 in overtime. Bensman was 13-18 from the free-throw line.
Five other Rockets hit double-digits as Riley Huelskamp (15 points), Drew Brodman (12 points), Griffin Doseck (11 points), Joel Cathcart (10 points), and Bart Bixler (10 points) led Anna in their season-opening victory.
Grant Hoehne led the Cardinals with 30 points. Nolan Bornhorst scored 26 points in the loss.
The Rockets were 29-47 from the charity stripe as a team, while New Bremen was 19-33.
Riverside 51, Bradford 39
John Zumberger scored 14 points, including 4 three-pointers, as Riverside beat Bradford 51-39.
Kyle Knight scored 13 points, and was 7-8 from the free-throw line in the win.
Riverside beat Bradford on the boards, grabbing 29 while the Railroaders brought down 26.
“Tonight, I was extremely happy with how our guys executed our game plan,” Riverside head coach Seth Bodenmiller said. “We wanted to be active and aggressive on defense, win the rebounding battle, and be patient on offense. It took us a little while to get going on offense, but our intensity on defense allowed us to get some good shots. At halftime, we knew that Bradford wasn’t going to go away, and they didn’t, but I was very pleased with the fight that our guys showed. We’re happy to get one in the win column, but we understand that we have a lot of work that still needs to be done that starts again tomorrow.”