COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove kept pace in the Putnam County League race with a 67-31 league win over ROute 12 rival Pandora-Gilboa Tuesday night.

The Bulldogs moved to 5-1 in the PCL and 10-6 overall. Grove, Kalida, Miller City and Ottoville all have one league loss leading into the home stretch of the season. Grove's final league game is against Miller City on Feb. 15

Columbus Grove jumped out to a 13-4 first quarter lead and were up 40-14 at halftime with a 27-10 second quarter scoring margin.

Will Vorhees had a big night for the Bulldogs with 27 points, 10 rebounds and three steals. Logan Diller had nine points and four rebounds and Joey Warnecke had eight points and four rebounds. Baily clement had four assists and Jace Darbyshire had four steals.

Colin Fenstermake had 17 points for the Rockets.

Ottoville 80

Fort Jennings 48

FORT JENNINGS — Ottoville placed four players in double digits Tuesday night as the Big Green rolled by Fort Jennings 80-48 in Putnam county League action.

The win moved the Big Green to 4-1 in the league and 7-10 oveall. The Big Green still have league games left with Continental (Friday) and Leipsic (Feb. 15).

Brandt Landin had a big night for Ottoville with 29 points, 12 of them in the second quarter as the Big Green took control of the game. Luke Schimmoeller followed with 14 points, while Brenden Schnipke and Austin Honigford both had 12 points.

The Big Green were up 18-9 after the opening quarter before outscoring the Musketeers 24-10 in the second quarter.

Mark Meztger led the Musketeers with 18 points.


Girls Basketball

Continental 60

Wayne Trace 53

HAVILAND — Continental outscored Wayne Trace in the first and fourth quarters to claim a 60-53 non-league win.

The Pirates opened the game with a 17-9 scoring edge, then closed out the win with a 14-11 fourth quarter scoring margin. In the middle two quarters, the Raiders posted a 33-29 scoring edge.

Sloane Zachrich led the Pirates (10-8) with 14 points, while Erica Fitzwater and Paige Kindilien both had 12 points. Fitzwater also pulled down seven rebounds in the game and Alex Quigley had five rebounds.

Shayna Temple led the Raiders (12-6) with 14 points and Lauren Spiece had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Holgate 62

Kalida 43

HOLGATE — Holgate used a big second quarter Tuesday night to defeat Kalida 62-43 in non-league action.

The Tigers had a 12-10 lead after the opening quarter before outscoring Kalida 21-7 in the second quarter.

Marissa Myles had 14 points, six assists and 10 rebounds for the Tigers (15-2), while Jillian Clady had 14 points and Sarah Niese finished with 12 points.

Kylie Osterhage had 12 points and six rebounds to lead Kalida (7-12) and Allison Recker had nine points.

Kalida won the junior varsity game 29-28.

Liberty-Benton 84

Miller City 16

MILLER CITY — Liberty-Benton had the offense in high gear for three quarters Tuesday night as the state ranked Eagles downed Miller City 84-16 in non-league action.

The Eagles, ranked fifth in Division III, jumped out to an 18-4 first quarter lead and were up 52-9 at halftime after a 34-5 scoring advantage. Liberty-Benton (16-1) outscored the Wildcats 24-4 in the third quarter.

Rachel Myers led the Eagles with 27 points, while Lauren Kotey had 18 points and Nicolette DeVincentis had 12 points.

Jenelle Kuhlman and Haley Lammers both had four points for the Wildcats (1-16). Miller City hit only 5-of-23 field goal attempts in the game. Kuhlman also had seven rebounds and Lammers six.