OTTAWA - Ottawa-Glandorf was able to rally to force overtime against Celina Friday night.The momentum the Titans picked up in that rally carried over in overtime as they were able to grab a lead. However, the Titans were unable to keep the momentum and Celina took advantage as they rallied for 69-64 Western Buckeye League win at the Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium.
The Titans slipped to 1-1 in the league and 3-3 overall, while Celina is 4-1 on the season.
Celina had a 59-53 lead with 2:05 left in regulation before O-G scored the final six points of the fourth quarter to force overtime.
A three-pointer by Eric Moeder and an inside basket gave the Bulldogs the six point lead. The Titans finished the game with a 6-0 run as Alex Schroeder had a three point play and converted a Celina turnover into two points with 48 seconds left. The Bulldogs had two chances to extend their lead as Ryan Hoyng had two one and one opportunities in the final 1:21, but he missed the front end both times.
After the second miss with 34.1 seconds left, the Titans worked the clock for a game winning shot. The initially shot attempt was off and in a battle for the rebound O-G's Noah Bramlage was fouled. Bramlage missed the first shot and the Bulldogs called a timeout. After the timeout, Bramlage made the second shot to tie the game. Hoyng was able to get off a long three-pointer for the Bulldogs only to see it bounce off the rim as time expired.
In the overtime, O-G went up four points as Schroeder and Tyler Zender executed a nice give and go as Schroeder laid the ball in. After a pair of Celina misses, Schroeder drove the lane and pulled up for a short jumper.
After a Celina miss, O-G had a chance to increase its lead but did not take a quality shot. After Mason Ross scored for the Bulldogs, O-G missed a three-point shot, but was able to get the rebound only to turn the ball over. Hoyng tied the game at 63-63 with a basket and O-G turned the ball over on their next possession.
After a Celina miss, Bramlage gave O-G a one point lead with a free throw before Moeder gave the Bulldogs the lead for good with a three-pointer from the right wing. The Titans didn't score again as they missed three three-pointers in the final minute, while Celina hit 3-of-4 free throws to seal the win.
Hoyng had 24 points for the Bulldogs and Moeder had 14 points, with four three-pointers.
Bramlage led the Titans with 25 points and eight rebounds. Schroeder finished with 17 points.