ST. HENRY, Ohio — After an even eight minutes, the Indians had a slight advantage at halftime.

It turned into a five-point deficit with one quarter to play. Missed chances from the free-throw line prevented any chance of overtaking the Redskins.

Fort Recovery High School’s boys basketball team was just 2-for-9 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter of a 43-42 loss to the St. Henry Redskins on Friday night.

The Indians (7-7, 3-2 Midwest Athletic Conference) started the fourth quarter down five points after leading 28-26 at halftime. St. Henry (11-4, 5-0 MAC), which wasn’t any better from the stripe in the fourth quarter (1-of-9) still managed to hang on despite being outscored 10-6 in that final period.

Cale Rammel scored 10 points to lead the Indians, and Owen Jutte was second with nine points. Brian Bihn chipped in eight, and Clay Schmitz had six points in his first game back from a shoulder injury.

Bennett Gels led St. Henry with 15 points.

Brewster takes first

Lauren Brewster picked the perfect time to win her first 11-dive meet as she claimed the Allen County Athletic Conference championship in the diving portion of the two-day event.

Brewster finished with 321.8 points, edging Adams Central’s Brianna Cook by 1.05 to claim the title. Jay County’s Natalie Wehrly took third with 258.55 points.

Austin Davis of Bluffton won the boys’ diving title. He scored 304.75 points, which was 10.05 more than his only other competitor, Justice Murphy of Jay County.

The JCHS girls will start with 36 points as the swimming portion of the ACAC championships resume at 9 a.m. today. Bluffton will have 29 points and Adams Central will have 17.

Bluffton’s boys earned 20 points, and Jay County got 17. The boys’ portion of the meet resumes at 1 p.m.