BATH TWP. — A quality start gave Ottawa-Glandorf a lead they would never lose against Lima Bath Friday night.

But when the Wildcats threw a scare into the Titans in the third quarter, O-G was able to reach down and answer that challenge. O-G ended the third quarter with a 9-0 run that pushed their lead back to double digits on their way to a 61-46 Western Buckeye League win.

O-G moves to 2-0 in the WBL and 9-0 overall with the win.

Bath scored the first points of the game Friday night on a basket by Chad Frey before the Titans went on a 16-3 run that gave them the lead for good. The Titans defensive pressure helped them to the lead as six of their first eight points were off turnovers. Owen Hiegel had the hot hand early with seven points and Carter Heringhaus drained a three as the Wildcats used two timeouts to try and stop the O-G run.

O-G had an 18-10 lead after the opening quarter before they pushed their lead to 30-12 with a 12-2 run to start the second quarter. The Titans settled for a 34-19 halftime lead.

In the third quarter, O-G had a 37-24 lead before the Wildcats went on a 10-2 run to pull within 39-34. Frey scored four of Bath's points in the run, while Will Clark and Steven Shook both had a three-pointer.

That would be as close as Bath could come as the Titans ended the quarter with a 9-0 run as Bryce Schroeder canned a three-pointer from the right corner just before the quarter ended to give the Titans a 48-34 lead.

O-G pushed their lead to 20 points in the final quarter at 57-37, on a Schroeder free throw, before the Wildcats closed the game on a 9-4 run for the final score. All nine of the Wildcat points were scored off three-pointers.

"We didn't play well at times, but we played hard. That's the main thing and to get the win,” Titan assistant coach Kevin McGlaughlin said. Kevin was filling in for son Tyson, who missed the game due to illness.

“We had a good start, we just didn't maintain it. We got a little lax defensively and allowed them to get to places where we didn't want them to, which resulted in scores for them. Then we didn't cover shooters and let some rebounds get away from us and I think that is an effort thing. We just didn't maintain our effort all the time,” McGlaughlin added.

Hiegel paced the Titans with 18 points, while Jay Kaufman had 15 points and Ethan White added 10 points.

Frey led the Wildcats with 15 points and Clark added 10 points.

Ottawa-Glandorf won the junior varsity game 78-16.