Local Grads Enjoying College Basketball Success

Sports Editor


Former New Knoxville basketball player and current University of Findlay guard Haley Horstman is entering the third year in the Oiler's women's basketball program.


The 5-foot-8 junior is averaging 9.8 points per game in eight starts this season for the Oliers (4-4, 0-2 GLIAC).


She is averaging 29.1 minutes per game, shooting 42.9 percent from the field, 85.7 percent from the free throw line, grabbing 3.8 rebounds per game and tallying 1.6 assists per game.

In her sophomore season, Horstman appeared in 28 games — all of them starts — averaging 11.9 points per game and grabbed 4.1 rebounds per contest.

She also dished out a team-high 2.3 assists per game and stole the ball a team-high 33 times.


From the field, Horstman shot 49.8 percent (131-of-263) and she led the Oilers with an 85.5 percent (59-of-69) shooting clip from the free throw line.

She scored in double figures 20 times on the year, with her highest point-totals with 22 points coming against Northwood on Dec. 5, 2015 and against Ohio Dominican Jan. 14.

As a freshman, the former Ranger appeared in 26 games, 25 starts and averaged 6 points per game.


Lake Superior State sophomore and former New Bremen Cardinal basketball player Carson Manger is enjoying his second season with the Lakers men's basketball program.


In five games played this season, the 6-foot-4 guard is averaging 18 points per game, shooting 57.4 percent (31-of-54) from the field and grabbing 2.8 rebounds per game.

Manger is the second-leading scorer on the Lakers' roster and is averaging the third-most amount of minutes on the team.


Lake Superior is 3-2 overall and will play at Findlay on Saturday in GLIAC action.


The Evening Leader will have pictures of both players in next week's newspaper.