COLUMBUS — Seniors Kadie Hempfling, Ottawa-Glandorf, and Bridget Landin, Ottoville, were leaders for their respective girls basketball teams this season.

Their leadership on the court helped both programs to successful seasons that included league championships and 20 win seasons. For their efforts this season the two senior standouts were named first team all-Ohio in their respective divisions by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association.

Hempfling was named first team in Division III, while Landin was named in Division IV. It was the second straight season both players have been named first team all-Ohio.

Hempfling, a 5-9 guard/forward, enjoyed another successful season for the Lady Titans with a team leading 14.2 ppg, 9.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.8 steals a game. She went over the 1,000 point mark in January and became the all-time leading scorer in O-G girls basketball history recently. The four year letter winner for O-G helped lead her teams to three straight Western Buckeye League champions and as of Saturday four straight trips to the state semi-finals.

She will attend Bowling Green State University next year to play basketball.

Landin, a 6-0 forward, averaged a double-double for the Big Green with 13.8 ppg and 10.3 rebounds. She also averaged 3.1 assists a game and 3.8 steals for an Ottoville team that finished 20-2 in the regular season and won the Putnam County League championship. Landin, who is headed to the University of Findlay next season to play basketball, also went over the 1,000 point mark in her career in December and has helped the Big Green to a second straight appearance in the Division IV state semi-finals Thursday. Landin was the PCL Player of the Year this season.

Both Landin and Hempfling were the Players of the Year in their respective divisions in Northwest Ohio, that was released last week.

Carlee McCluer, Columbus Grove, Kierra Meyer, Leipsic, and Sarah Klausing, Kalida, all were named to the Honorable Mention list Monday by the writers.

McCluer, a senior, stepped up the Bulldogs this season in the absence of fellow senior Paige Bellman (ACL) and helped lead Columbus Grove to a third straight NWC title. She averaged 14.1 ppg this season for the Bulldogs.

Meyer, a senior, had a solid season for the Lady Vikings led the Vikings in scoring at 14.1 ppg and was just under 10.0 rebounds a game for a Leipsic team that finished the year 23-4.

Klausing, a senior, paced the Ladycats this season averagimg 11.8 ppg and 7.2 rebounds a game.