OTTAWA – There was no let down for Ottawa-Glandorf's girls basketball team Thursday evening.
days after a big, emotional win over Archbold, the Titans closed out
Western Buckeye League action at home with St. Marys. Behind their
stingy defense and opportunistic offense O-G broke out to an early lead
in handing the Roughriders an 80-29 setback.
The win allows the seventh ranked Titans to finish 8-1 in league play and they are 19-2 overall.
a 12 point win at state ranked Archbold Tuesday night, the Titans
didn't experience a letdown as they scored the first six points of the
game and after the Roughriders pulled within 8-5, O-G closed the first
quarter with a 20-2 run for a 28-7 lead.
“We were a little worried
about that (a letdown). We did discuss it in the lockerroom to make
sure we didn't have a letdown,” O-G coach Troy Yant said. “Emotions were
pretty high Tuesday night. We changed the starting the lineup a bit to
make sure the seniors got some time together on the floor and we moved
Kylie White up to varsity full and we started her to make sure she got
as much playing time as possible and I thought she responded well.
Overall I thought we played pretty well.”
O-G didn't let up in the second quarter as they outscored the Roughriders 18-8 for a 46-15 halftime lead.
Kristen Miller led the Titans with 18 points, six assists and four
steals. White added 14 points and eight rebounds, while Elissa
Ellerbrock and Danielle Schroeder both had 10 points. O-G seniors
Stephanie Hempfling and Michelle Maag both had eight points as the O-G
seniors played their final league game.
Ottawa-Glandorf won the junior varsity game 39-27.
— Kalida outscored Continental over the final three quarters Thursday
night to post a 53-44 Putnam County League win.
The Pirates jumped
out to a 15-11 first quarter lead before the Wildcats used an 18-9
second quarter scoring edge for a 29-24 halftime lead. Kalida continued
to pull away in the second half outscoring Continental 24-20.
Allison Recker had 16 points and 12 rebounds for Kalida (3-4, 8-13), while Kylie Osterhage had nine points and 12 rebounds.
Paige Ordway led the Pirates (3-4, 10-11) with 15 points and Erica Fitzwater had 11 points.
Kalida won the junior varsity game 39-22.
Columbus Grove 44
GROVE — Columbus Grove outscored Ada by a single point in the fourth
quarter as they rallied for a 44-43 Northwest Conference win.
had a 25-21 halftime lead before Grove outscored them 11-7 in the third
quarter to even the score at 32-32. In the final quarter the home
Bulldogs outscored Ada 12-11 for the win. Sophomore center Lynea Diller scored the winning basket for Grove with 1.3 seconds left in the game. Diller finished the game with four points.
Sydney McCluer had 11
points for Grove, while Julia Wynn had nine points and 12 rebounds.
Sammi Stechschulte had nine points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs
Tori Wyss had 11 points for Ada (3-5, 8-11).
Columbus Grove won the junior varsity game 56-24.
MCCOMB — Ottoville finished strong Thursday night to close out the regular season with a 49-44 non-league win over McComb.
The Big Green went on a 6-1 run to finish the game and get the win. Ottoville had a 23-17 halftime lead before the Panthers clawed their way back into the game in the second half.
Taylor Mangas had 13 points for the Big Green (12-8) and Lexie Wannemacher finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Emily Clymer had 17 points to lead the Panthers (11-11) and Brenna Dee had 15 points. Both players had seven rebounds in the game.
Miller City 31
CITY — Lima Central Catholic grabbed an early lead, then turned up
their defensive pressure in the middle two quarters on their way to a
97-31 non-league win over Miller City.
The T-Birds had a 21-12 lead after the oepning quarter before oustcoring the Wildcats 56-5 in the middle two quarters.
Shepherd led the T-irds (15-5) with 27 points and Sydney Santuguida had
14 points. Liz Kidd and Natalie Snyder both had 12 points and Kayla
Verhoff had 11. Sydney Mohler had 14 rebounds for LCC.
Liz Klear had 10 points for the Wildcats (1-19).
LCC won the junior varsity game 42-23.