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Big Green stay unbeaten

OTTOVILLE, OH – The sixth ranked Ottoville Big Green marched to their 23rd straight regular season victory on Tuesday night at L.W. Heckman Gynmasium as they were victorious in a non-league battle 47-31 over visiting Bath.

CJ Kemper helped to put her team on top of the last team to beat the Big Green during the regular season as she quickly cashed in on a trio of first quarter makes from the field. Senior Abi Hilvers put the home team even further ahead in the first period as she connected on a pair of shots from behind the arc to make the score 18-9 Ottoville at the games first quarter break.

While the Wildcats shot just 6/17 from the field in the first half, they got timely shooting from Abbie Dackin and Jaidyn Hale to keep the Big Green defense honest on who to clamp down on.

Leading 23-15 at the halftime stoppage the home team relied on senior Bridget Landin in the third period, and the future Findlay Oiler delivered as she dropped in six of her game high 13 to push the Big Green lead to 32-18 at the horn. Defensively Ottoville forced a handful of turnovers in the quarter and held Bath to just a single make from the field, a basket from Kaleigh Ketcham.

Both teams came out firing in the final 8 minutes of the contest and combined for 28 markers led by Ottoville junior Kasey Knippen with 6 and Bath freshman Ruby Bolon who tossed in 5.

With the win the Big Green see their record improve to 13-0 on the season. Longtime Ottoville mentor Dave Kleman sees his career win total improve to 493 and will take his squad to Continental on Thursday night where they will look to move to 4-0 in Putnam County League play.

Bath has now dropped back to back games in Putnam County and sees their record fall to 9-3 overall. The Wildcats will welcome Western Buckeye League foe Celina to town on Thursday before taking on Delta on Saturday at Ohio Northern University as part of a doubleheader with their boys team who battles Spencerville.

Box Score:

Ottoville (47):

CJ Kemper 9
Brynlee Hanneman 1
Bridget Landin 13
Haley Hoersten 7
Quinley Schlagbaum 1
Amber Miller 4
Kasey Knippen 6
Abi Hilvers 6

FG: 18-42
3PT: 4-12 (Hilvers 2, B. Landin, Hoersten)
FT: 7-10
TO: 11

Bath (31):

Abbie Dackin 5
Jaidyn Hale 8
Lindsey Singhaus 6
Tori Dackin 6
Chandler Clark 5
Ruby Bolon 5
Kaleigh Ketcham 2

FG: 11-43
3PT: 3-16 (A. Dackin, T. Dackin, Hale)
FT: 6-9
TO: 17

JV: Ottoville 32-24

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White, OG score big in win over Bath

PAULDING, OH – A big night for both Kylie White and the Lady Titans happened on Thursday evening at Paulding in the Division 2 District Semifinals as OG rolled to a 51-40 victory over Bath.

Entering the night 12 points shy of becoming just the third Lady Titan to reach the 1,000 point, plateau the 5’9 Senior wasted no time getting the achievement out of the way as she helped her team jump out to an 18-5 advantage at the end of the first quarter with seven points.

Nearing the end of the first half the Co-WBL Player of the Year caught a pass from fellow Co-POY Kadie Hempfling and quickly deposited it into the bottom of the basket for her 1,001st marker and turned around to see a heavy Titan crowd erupt in cheer with white signs signifying the moment. In scoring her 1,000th, Kylie joins Melanie Hawker and her mother Sandy as the only trio of players to do so for OG.

OG fans hold signs signifying White’s 1000th point of her career

In addition to the huge first half of 16 points from White the Titans were led by Sophomore guard Erin Kaufman who hit on a three pointer at the end of the first and start of the second quarter to help push OG ahead 31-13 at halftime.

A much slower pace opened the third quarter as the Titans and Wildcats engaged in a battle of who will make the first mistake saw the two teams combine for just 17 points with seven of those for Ottawa Glandorf coming from Lexi Schroeder.

Trailing 40-21 to open the final period of action the Wildcats turned to the Senior duo of Heidi Craddock and Bailey Dackin and saw the pair hit for 15 fourth quarter points.

Free throw shooting which has plagued the Titans at times this season was not an issue on this night as the designated home squad connected on 7/12 in the final eight minutes and 12/18 overall en route to the victory.

With the win the Titans (24-0) tie the school record for consecutive victories set by the 2005 team who finished at 24-1. Bath sees their season come to an end at 16-8.

OG was led in scoring by White’s 16 markers and was joined in double figures by Lexi Schroeder (11), and Erin Kaufman (10) while Hempfling tossed in 7 points to go along with her 9 assist/11 rebound performance.

Saturday night at 7pm Ottawa Glandorf will venture to Paulding for the second time in three days as they are set to do battle with a Wapak Redskins squad they were victorious over on the road in the last game of the regular season that allowed them to clinch the regular season Western Buckeye League title for the second consecutive season.

Box Score:

OG (51):
Ashley Schroeder 6
Erin Kaufman 10
Mackenzie Meyer 1
Lexi Schroeder 11
Kylie White 16
Kadie Hempfling 7

3PT: 3 (Kaufman 2, L. Schroeder)
FT: 12/18

Bath (40):
Jaidyn Hale 2
Lindsay Singhaus 5
Bailey Dackin 16
Heidi Craddock 9
Kaleigh Ketcham 5
Elysabette Andrews 3

3PT: 3 (B. Dackin 2, Craddock)
FT: 8/13

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OG rallies late, downs Bath

LIMA, OH – Bath started off hot on Thursday night at home against OG but the Titans finished the game hot and came from behind to defeat the Wildkittens 49-45 to remain unbeaten.

Trailing 7-0 in the opening minutes of the first quarter and with nothing going their way, the Titans put their first points of the opening stanza on the scoreboard at the 3:42 mark on a Lexi Schroeder layup. Kadie Hempfling and Kylie White would each add buckets for the visitors in the remaining minutes of the period, but the Titans would find themselves behind on the scoreboard heading to the first stoppage 11-6.

Bath’s hot shooting in the opening half continued into the next eight minutes of play as Heidi Craddock connected on a pair of shots from deep to help give her squad a 25-12 halftime advantage.

Trailing for the first time this season at the half the Titans came out of the visitors locker rooms with a renewed defensive intensity and immediately hung a quick five points on the board to cut into the home teams lead.

Ashley Schroeder and White each hit a shot from long distance to help their teams cause and draw the lead to within 11 at 37-26 with the game about to enter the final period.

Having survived another pair of three pointers from the Wildkittens in the third quarter the Titans began the fourth with an effective pressure that harassed their opponents into multiple turnovers that were quickly turned into OG scores.

The hounding OG defense allowed just eight points in the final stanza, with two of those having to be earned from the free throw line.

Ottawa Glandorf’s first lead of the game came with 2:03 remaining in the fourth quarter when Kylie White connected on a three point play as well as another bucket but saw the Titans grab the lead officially when a steal and a score came off an ensuing steal and layup from the Senior forward. OG would add a pair of free throws in the closing moments and finish off a 49-45 comeback win.

White was OG’s biggest point scorer on the night as she scored a season high 23 points in the win, including 9 in the final period and 19 in the second half alone. Kadie Hempfling, who had been held to 6 points in the opening half by solid defense from the Wildkittens finished the contest with 16 after tossing in 8 in the final period in addition to engineering a handful of steals for her team.

With the victory the Titans (6-0, 2-0) secure their first two game winning streak against the Wildkittens since beating them in back to back years during the 2007 and 2008 campaigns.

Bath (4-2, 1-1) has now dropped consecutive games and will look to rebound before they take on Coldwater in non-conference action next Thursday, December 22nd at home.

Box Score:

OG (49):
Ashley Schroeder 3
Erin Kaufman 2
Lexi Schroeder 6
Kylie White 23
Kadie Hempfling 16

FT: 5/7
3PT: 2 (A. Schroeder, K. White)
TO: 10

Bath (45):
Jaidyn Hale 5
Lindsey Singhaus 6
Bailey Dackin 2
Heidi Craddock 12
Kaleigh Ketcham 8
Elysabette Andrews 6
Haley Garland 6

FT: 8/10
3PT: 4 (Craddock 2, Singhaus, Ketcham)
TO: 25

JV Score: OG 39-16

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West sweeps girls D8 games

ELIDA – The 40th annual District 8 All-Star games took place Monday night at Elida with the West squad winning both contests. In the Division 1-2-3 outing the West outscored their Eastern counterparts 72-69 while the Division 4 game saw the West roll to a 64-30 victory.

Tied at 69-69 with seconds left to play in the game Ottawa Glandorf’s Dani Ellerbrock, who will play her college basketball at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University connected on a free throw to give the West a one point advantage before picking the pocket of Bath’s Brittany Ulmer and connecting on a layup for the games final score.

Future Bowling Green Falcon Rion Thompson (Lima Senior) led the east in scoring as she tallied 17 points in the game while teammate Heather Heiby of Celina joined her in double figures with 15, hitting on five three pointers in the loss.

Nicolette Devincentis (Liberty Benton) was the games leading scorer with 18 points in her final contest before traveling to Indiana for her collegiate ball at St. Josephs. Maddi Stiles (Wapak/Heidelberg) tallied four three pointers and finished with 15 points while Ellerbrock chipped in with 10.

Scoring:
D 1-2-3 West (72):
Sara Smarkel (Findlay) 9
Marissa Wintrow (Findlay) 2
Kendra Siefring (Fort Recovery) 7
Nicolette Devincentis (Liberty Benton) 18
Dani Ellerbrock (OG) 10
Erika Angstman (St. Marys) 6
Riley Culver (Wapak) 5
Maddi Stiles (Wapak) 15

Playing but not scoring: Lindi Cisco (St. Marys)
Unable to attend: Lynea Diller (Columbus Grove)

D 1-2-3 East (69):
Brittany Ulmer (Bath) 5
Haley McGillvary (Celina) 5
Kelly Stahl (Celina) 4
Heather Heiby (Celina) 15
Denise Schwieterman (Coldwater) 4
Brooklyn Miller (Defiance) 4
Bailey Kuhn (Elida) 6
Essence Cowan (Lima Senior) 9
Rion Thompson (Lima Senior) 17

The Division 4 game featured the West squad led early by the hot shooting of Alyse Clune (New Bremen) and three pointers from five different players. With the East unable to score early on they found themselves behind at the halftime break 26-17. Marion Local’s Emily Mescher gave her West squad plenty of opportunities for extra chances in the half as she pulled down rebound after rebound.

LeAnn Huelsman of Minster and Clune combined to hit four threes in the second half and lead a defensive effort that held their counterparts to just 13 points in the second half en route to the 64-30 victory.

Huelsman and Clune led the way in the contest with 12 points apiece while Natalie Snider of Lima Central Catholic tossed in 8 points to lead her East squad.

Scoring:

D4 West:

Emily Bauer (Crestview) 3
Lexie Hayes (Delphos St. Johns) 3
Kylie Jettinghoff (Ft. Jennings) 7
Emily Mescher (Marion Local) 5
LeAnn Huelsman (Minster) 12
Hannah Schmitmeyer (Minster) 6
Alyse Clune (New Bremen) 12
Debbie Paul (New Bremen) 8
Rachel Leffel (New Knoxville) 5
Nicole Kramer (Ottoville) 3

D4 East (30):

Sydney Faine (Ada) 5
Rachel Wildman (Ada) 2
Brittany Kahle (Kalida) 5
Kylie Osterhage (Kalida) 4
Allison Recker (Kalida) 2
Natalie Snider (LCC) 8
Cassie Niese (Miller City) 4

Playing but not scoring: Micheala Curtis (Hardin Northern), Sara McFadden (Ridgemont), Chloe Kromer (Vanlue)

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Titans snap streak

OTTAWA, OH – Ottawa Glandorf accomplished a feat Thursday night that no team in the Western Buckeye League has been able to do since January 2011, beat the Bath Wildkittens. With their 53-25 win the Titans were able to cease their opponents 43 game winning streak that has helped provide Bath with four straight undefeated league seasons and conference championships.

Neither team started particularly sharp in the first half as they traded possession of the basketball via the turnover bug through the first minutes of the contest. OG would find themselves with a 9-6 lead when the first period came to an end behind 7 of a career high 17 points from Senior PG Dani Ellerbrock including a banked three pointer to give Ottawa Glandorf a lead early on.

In the games second quarter the two teams would combine for 14 points and almost as many turnovers as OG finished the first half leading 15-14 but with 7 turnovers to Bath’s 6 first half giveaways. Only a pair of players for each team entered their first markers in the scorebook as well as OG was led by 3 each from Carri Johnson and Kylie White while the visitors were paced by 4 each from Heidi Craddock and Elysabette Andrews.

Fueled by a big performance on the defensive end from their starters the Titans were able to convert turnovers into points in the third stanza as Kylie White and Kadie Hempfling helped their squad post a 33-22 lead heading into the fourth and final quarter of play.

While it was Hempfling and White doing the damage in the third quarter it was Hempfling, who scored all of her 15 points in the second half and Ellerbrock who combined to help OG outscore Bath 16-0 at one point across the third and fourth quarters and push their lead as high as 30 points late in the contest.

With the game at hand midway through the final 8:00 the Titans began to pull their starters and coast to a 53-25 win, their first in eight tries dating back to their last win in the series on January 8th, 2008 (79-77) when Senior Dani Ellerbrock was just a 4th grader.

Bath (5-2, 1-1 WBL) has now dropped back to back games this season and will look to regroup before they take on Versailles in a non-conference battle next Tuesday, December 15th.

Ottawa Glandorf (6-0, 2-0 WBL) will be off until Thursday, December 17th when they travel to Van Wert to take on the Cougars in a Western Buckeye League contest that can be heard on www.zsportslive.com beginning at 7:15pm with myself and Dave Boninsegna on the call.

Scoring:

OG (53):
Devon Warnecke 2
Carri Johnson 3
Dani Ellerbrock 17
Kylie White 12
Lexie Schroeder 4
Kadie Hempfling 15

Turnovers: 11

Bath (25):
Kennedy Fagan 2
Jaidyn Hale 4
Lindsey Singhaus 2
Bailey Dackin 1
Heidi Craddock 10
Elysabette Andrews 6

Turnovers: 23

Scoring by Quarters:

OG: 9-6-18-20
Bath: 6-8-8-3

JV: OG (3-3) 38-30

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East/West split Girls D8 game wins

ELIDA, OHIO – Monday night was one last opportunity for some Senior ladies to hit the high school hardwood one final time at the Elida Fieldhouse in the 39th annual District 8 Coaches Association All-Star Games.

In the first game of the night the Division 1-2-3 girls took the court with the East team coached by Liberty Benton mentor Nate Irwin came away with a 67-65 win over LCC coach Katie Krieg’s West squad. Game 2 featured the Division 4 All-Stars and was a runaway result with the West winning by a 70-36 margin.

Future Wright State Raider Katie Simon (Liberty Benton) continued a big couple of days shooting the basketball in All-Star games (17 the day before in the BVC/PCL All-Star game in Findlay) as she knocked down 7 from behind the arc en route to a game high 23 points. For her efforts Simon was rewarded with player of the game honors. Joining Simon in double figures were Carly Clum (Allen East), Abby Waddle (Elida), and Rachel Evans (Shawnee) all with 13 apiece.

The West squad was led in scoring by Wapak’s Megan Watt who tossed in 4 triples of her own en route to a team high 15 points. Wapak teammate Carly Buzzard added 10 points and was the only other player in double figures in the loss.

Scoring:

East (67):

Carly Clum (Allen East) 13
Abby Waddle (Elida) 13
Rachel Evans (Shawnee) 13
Lauren Kotey (Liberty Benton) 3
Maryssa Herschler (Shawnee) 4
Katie Simon (Liberty Benton) 23

3’s (14): Clum 2, Waddle 3, Evans 2, Simon 7

On the roster but not able to make the game: Alyssa Manley (Bath), Cassie Best (Bath), Bri Smith (Bath), Imara Haynes (Lima Senior)

West (65):

Megan Watt (Wapak) 15
Hannah Bruns (Coldwater) 8
Sarah Kanney (Coldwater) 9
Brooke Welsch (Coldwater) 6
Sydney Santaguida (LCC) 2
Kayla Verhoff (LCC) 3
Erin Morrow (Van Wert) 5
Carly Buzzard (Wapak) 10
Alexis Dowdy (Van Wert) 7

Playing but not scoring: Lauren Schrag (Defiance)

3’s (10): Watt 4, Kanney 3, Verhoff, Morrow, Buzzard

The West jumped out to an early lead in the Division 4 game and never looked back as they led 39-18 after the first 20:00 half and walked away with a 70-36 win to the delight of their two head coaches in Dan Grouthaus of Delphos St. Johns and Adam Huber of Kalida.

Mackenzie Riggenbach of Crestview led the victorious West squad in scoring with a game high 13 points and was joined in scoring by Knights teammate and 1,000 point prep scorer Lindsey Motycka who finished with 8 points in her last contest at the Fieldhouse before heading north to play her college ball at Lourdes University just outside of Toledo. Allie Thobe, the Midwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Year added 10 points to join Riggenbach as the only two players in double figures.

A pair of players from the Blanchard Valley Conference in Arlington’s Hannah Johnson and the BVC Player of the Year in Arcadia’s Molly Glick finished with 10 points each for coaches Gary Kreinbrink of Leipsic and Bill Tafflinger of Ada in the loss.

Scoring:

West:

Julia Thatcher (Lincolnview) 8
Allie Thobe (Marion Local) 10
Logan Arnold (Minster) 8
Alexis Wuebker (Minster) 9
Lindsey Motycka (Crestview) 8
Annie Lindeman (Ottoville) 3
Mackenzie Riggenbach (Crestview) 13
Tori Lennartz (Fort Recovery) 5
Meg Reineke (New Knoxville) 8

3’s (11): Arnold, Wuebker 2, Motycka, Lindeman, Riggenbach 3, Lennartz, Reineke

Playing but not scoring: Bridget Culp (Delphos Jefferson), Jackie Gardner (Kalida)

East (36):

Alexis Ambrugey (Ada) 2
Hannah Johnson (Arlington) 10
Megan Ritter (Cory Rawson) 4
Molly Glick (Arcadia) 10
Shay Moorman (Leipsic) 2
Kelly Nadler (Leipsic) 8

3’s (4): Johnson 2, Glick, Nadler

Playing but not scoring: Tori Wyss (Ada), Lindsey Walden (Ada), Kendra Tuttle (Cory Rawson)

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34 and counting

Bath has not lost a regular season Western Buckeye League game since January 6th, 2011 when they fell 50-48 at home to St. Marys. Since that loss the Wildkittens and Coach Greg Mauk have won 4 straight WBL Championships and have a streak of 3 consecutive years at 9-0 in league contests.

Thursday night at home inside the Tub as it is affectionately referred to the Wildkittens forced 27 turnovers and held Ottawa Glandorf to just 4 chances at the free throw line in their 66-35 win over the Titans.

Despite not scoring until 4:50 remaining in the first quarter the Wildkittens hit their stride in the second half of the stanza offensively, utilizing triples from Maddie Dackin and Hayley Brenek to lead 12-8 at the end of the first quarter.

With Ottawa Glandorf not able to protect the basketball (16 of their 27 turnovers came in the first 16 minutes of play) the Wildkittens capitalized by utilizing the backdoor pass and solid screens to put together a 22-6 run during the second quarter led by 7 from Dackin and 6 each from Cassie Best and Anna Brandon. Bath’s lead heading into the lockerroom sat at 34-14.

Ottawa Glandorf would outscore Bath in the 3rd quarter 9-8 but could only cut the Kittens lead to 42-23 heading into the final period of play.

The 4th quarter, commonly referred to as the “money quarter” belonged to Bath Senior Maddie Dackin as her offensive prowess would see her rewarded with two baskets and 11 shots from the free throw line (7 of which she connected on) en route to a game high 21 points. Bath connected on 15 of their 22 free throws on the evening.

OG was led offensively by 3 players who each had 6 points apiece in Elissa Ellerbrock, Kylie White, and Kadie Hempfling who came off the bench to score a pair of three pointers when the games outcome had already been decided.

Both teams will get a week off before they head into their second Western Buckeye League contest next Thursday, December 18th. OG (3-1, 0-1 WBL) will play host to the Van Wert Cougars in a game you can hear live on www.zsportslive.com while Bath (5-0, 1-0 WBL) will travel to Celina to take on the Bulldogs, a team they have beaten 10 straight times including by a point at home last season 39-38. Bath vs Celina can be heard live as well on www.wkki.net.

Scoring:

Ottawa Glandorf (35):

Dani Ellerbrock 2
Elissa Ellerbrock 6
Erin Basinger 4
Danielle Schroeder 5
Kianna Siefker 2
Kylie White 6
Jill Rosselit 2
Lexi Schroeder 2
Kadie Hempfling 6

3 pointers (3): Danielle Schroeder, Kadie Hempfling (2)

Bath (66):

Bri Smith 3
Anna Brandon 6
Alyssa Manley 2
Ellie Dackin 11
Maddie Dackin 21
Cassie Best 15
Haylee Brenek 3
Lauren Singhaus 2
Lexi Foley 3

3 pointers (5): Ellie Dackin, Maddie Dackin (2), Haylee Brenek, Lexi Foley

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