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Titans surge past Red Devils to remain unbeaten

OTTAWA, OH – A dominating team defensive performances and two standout offensive performances Saturday afternoon helped to keep Ottawa Glandorf unbeaten on the season.

Despite trailing 16-15 at the end of the first quarter the OG Lady Titans tightened up on their defense and only allowed 27 points over the final three quarters en route to a 69-42 victory.

Junior guard Ashley Schroeder led the Titans and all players in scoring in the contest as she upped her career high point total for the third straight game, this time to 24 when all was said and done. Schroeder, who moved into the starting lineup early in her sophomore season last year accounted for 12 of her markers in a dominating second quarter performance that also included hitting a pair of three pointers.

The second of OG’s dominant individual performances came from the reigning Western Buckeye League Player of the Year Kadie Hempfling who dazzled the early afternoon crowd with an array of long outlet passes leading directly to fast break buckets for her teammates including Schroeder.

When the dust settled on the Titans sixth victory of the season Hempfling notched her second career triple double as she finished with 18 points, a career high 18 rebounds, and 11 assists.

For the third consecutive game the Ottawa Glandorf defense flexed its muscle against an opposing high scoring offense, this time in the games penultimate stanza. Leading by a 37-28 margin heading into the quarter the Titans forced double digit Arlington turnovers and held the Red Devils to just a pair of made free throws by Hannah Willow and Kylie Sheets. The free throw by Sheets gave the visitors their first point of the quarter with 3:28 remaining and pulled Arlington within 42-29.

Jenna Pepple led the Red Devil offense with 15 points on the day but was held to just five points in the second half after starting off hot early on with 10 first half points.

Nine players recorded points for Ottawa Glandorf (6-0, 2-0) in the contest led by Schroeder’s 24. From behind the arc the OG offense hit seven three pointers from the hands of five different players. The Titans will be back in action on Thursday night when they travel to Ottoville to take on the unbeaten Big Green in non-league play before returning home next Saturday afternoon against Marion Local as part of Lady Titan Youth Basketball Day at 11:00 A.M.

Arlington sees their record fall to 6-1 overall.

Scoring:

OG (69):

Ashley Schroeder 24
Carri Johnson 6
Paige Sutter 6
Erin Kaufman 8
Mackenzie Meyer 2
Brianna Schimmoeller 2
Kasey Ellerbrock 3
Kadie Hempfling

FT: 5/8
3PT: 7 (Schroeder 2, Johnson 2, Kaufman, Ellerbrock, Hempfling)

Arlington (42):
Maria Crawford 2
Lindsay Dodds 4
Hannah Willow 9
Sarah Solt 3
Kylie Sheets 5
Jenna Pepple 15
Kyra Bormuth 4

FT: 5/10
3PT: 5 (Willow 2, Pepple 2, Solt)

JV: Arlington 48-43

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OG hands Tinora first loss

JEWELL, OH – Ottawa Glandorf found themselves ahead 17-6 after the first quarter and cruised to a 58-43 win Tuesday night at Tinora behind balanced scoring from 10 players.

Nine first quarter turnovers by the Rams (2-1) led to the visitors jumping out to a quick 8-2 lead behind a pair of baskets from junior guard Erin Kaufman and one by Kadie Hempfling.

Turnovers continued to plague the Tinora offense in the second quarter as OG’s depth began to show behind Carri Johnson and Kasey Ellerbrock who would each connect on a three pointer to help push their teams lead to 29-12 at the halftime break.

In the third quarter Titan mentor Troy Yant continued to get balanced scoring from his young squad as six players tossed in points, including Mackenzie Meyer and freshman guard Kelsey Erford who both hit from deep before Kadie Hempfling added one of her own from beyond the arc to push the visiting teams lead to 44-23 heading into the final period of play.

With the score mostly in hand the Titans began to work in their younger players for good and found themselves outscored 20-14. The Tinora duo of Aaliyah Hurtt and Taylor Brown combined to score 9 of the 20 in the stanza and also combined to set up Sarah Harris for her second triple of the contest to pull the final margin to 15 in the loss.

Offensively the Rams were held to just three field goals made in the first half but doubled that output from the free throw line as they converted on 6 of 13 first half charity tosses. For the game Tinora connected on 13/23 foul shots.

Ottawa Glandorf improves to 2-0 on the season with the win and will be home on Saturday afternoon when they welcome the Kalida Wildcats (1-1) to Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium for a 1:30pm varsity tilt that can be heard on WZOQ Radio

Tinora was led in scoring by Taylor Brown’s 9 points while the Titan offense was paced by Erin Kaufman and a career high 9 points from Paige Sutter.

Scoring:

OG (58):
Ashley Schroeder 6
Kelsey Erford 7
Carri Johnson 3
Paige Sutter 9
Erin Kaufman 9
Mackenzie Meyer 3
Brianna Schimmoeller 6
Kasey Ellerbrock 6
Peyton Warnecke 2
Kadie Hempfling 7

FT: 14/18
3PT: 6 (Erford, Johnson, Kaufman, Meyer, Ellerbrock, Hempfling)
TO: 14

Tinora (43):
Amber Schliesser 3
Aaliyah Hurtt 8
Taylor Brown 9
Sarah Andrews 2
Grayce Burkholder 4
Madison Brown 4
Sydney Grieser 5
Sarah Harris 8

FT: 13/23
3PT: 2 (S. Harris 2)
TO: 25

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Titans make history, head back to Columbus

MANSFIELD, OH – In what is becoming a regular occurrence the OG Lady Titans once again found themselves making school history at the end of their 51-34 Regional Finals victory over Norton on Friday night.

Not only will the Titans be making their third consecutive trip to the State Semifinals at the Schott, OG became just the second girls team in Putnam County history to record 27 wins in a season. In joining the 1988 Kalida Wildcats who were the first to not only win 27 games but to also win a State Championship the Titans made history of their own as they became the winningest single season squad in school history eclipsing the 26 win mark set each of the past two seasons.

Early on the Titans were forced with a relentless pressure from the Norton Panthers and were unable to handle it at times as they committed a dozen first half turnovers. As she has done a myriad of times this season Kadie Hempfling helped her team jump out to a lead as she hit for seven first quarter points and helped put OG ahead at the quarter stoppage 11-9.

After hitting a pair of threes and turning a 7-1 disadvantage on the scoreboard in the first into an 11-11 tie at the start of the second quarter the Panthers were unable to hold onto the basketball as their opponents held the PTC Champions to a seven point quarter and a 24-16 halftime advantage for OG.

Kylie White spent a majority of the second quarter in foul trouble and on the bench with a pair of fouls before her coach Troy Yant rolled the dice on bringing her in midway through the period. With the defense now keying inside on White, the Titans were able to space the floor and get open shots from the trio of Carri Johnson, Lexi Schroeder, and Hempfling who tossed in 11 points in the middle two quarters collectively.

Ashley Schroeder, a 5’4 guard and starter for the Titans connected on 3/4 charity stripe tosses in the games penultimate period as well as a basket that helped push the Ottawa Glandorf advantage to 38-31 heading into the final 8:00.

White, who entered play Friday night 21 points behind her mother Sandy (Buddlemeyer) White for 2nd all-time in OG history with 1038 career points hit on four out of eight in her trips to the line along with a trio of tough baskets underneath to finish with a dozen on the night.

On the evening the Titans who had connected on just 58.7% of their shots from the line on the season ended this night by hitting 17/28 and holding their opponents to just a single three pointer from Jordan Bird in the fourth quarter en route to their win and a State Semifinal berth in Columbus next Thursday.

Before fouling out Bird was joined in leading her team with 11 by 5’4 Sophomore guard Bryana Housley with one shy of a dozen.

Hempfling led the Titans in scoring with 13 points to go along with her 7 rebound, 5 assist effort.

Ottawa Glandorf (27-0) will take on the team that ended their championship bid in last seasons finals in Kettering Alter who features Braxtin Miller, an Oklahoma State signee. Norton bows out of the tournament at 22-6.

Box Score:

OG (51):

Ashley Schroeder 9
Carri Johnson 3
Erin Kaufman 5
Lexi Schroeder 9
Kylie White 12
Kadie Hempfling 13

FG: 16/30
3PT: 2/6 (Johnson, Hempfling)
FT: 17/28
REB: 25 (Hempfling 7)
AST: 9 (Hempfling 5)
TO: 19

Norton (34):
Jordan Bird 11
Bryana Housley 11
Logan Favor 2
Sarah Shearer 2
Abbey Murawski 4
Jimi Howell 4

FG: 10/25
3PT: 4/16 (Bird 3, Housley)
FT: 2/10
REB: 6 (Howell 6)
AST: 5 (Housley 2, Hosey 2)
TO: 23

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Hempfling triple double helps Titans survive and advance

ADA, OH – Key adjustments for Ottawa Glandorf helped the Lady Titans survive and advance to their third straight Regional Final as they downed the Clyde Fliers 59-48 at Ohio Northern University Tuesday night.

In the opening quarter each team saw their 5’5 guard put a big mark on the contest as OG’s Erin Kaufman and Clyde’s Heidi Marshall both turned their opponents miscues into six points of their own. Kaufman would go on to become one of four Titans (Kaufman, Lexi Schroeder, Kylie White, Kadie Hempfling) to finish in double figures on the night.

When the game began to slow down the two opponents worked their way inside as the Titans Kylie White and the Fliers Addie Martin were able to bruise their way to the basket with ease at times and make the contest a 17-15 OG lead after the first eight minutes of play.

Marshall, a 1st team Sandusky Bay Conference pick showed her ball handling and speed with the basketball in the second period as she again accounted for half a dozen points and helped to pull her team within a point at 27-26 heading into the halftime break.

Coming out of the halftime break the Titans stormed out to a quick string of points aided by steals and long tosses for layups as they increased their lead to 41-30 at the end of the games penultimate stanza. “We wanted to get the tempo going a little quicker then what they were used to playing at” OG coach Troy Yant said about his team’s defensive effort and intensity in the third quarter.

Led by Kadie Hempfling’s second triple double of the season of 12 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds the Western Buckeye League champions were able to keep their perfect record intact as they stymied the Fliers offense and finished off a 59-48 victory.

Upon being asked about her triple double Hempfling replied to the post game media by saying “I had quite a few turnovers as well so I need to work on that” as the CO-WBL Player of the Year finished with 10 on the evening.

Clyde sees their season draw to a close with a 22-4 record and their first District title under 7th year Head Coach David Lozier.

Ottawa Glandorf continues to make history as they earned their 26th win of the season and tied the wins for most victories in a single season set the past two years as they Titans have fallen in the State Championship game and ended at 26-3.

Next up for OG will be the Norton Panthers (19-5) on Friday night at 7:30pm at Mansfield Senior High School for the right to play in the State Semifinals in Columbus. That game can be heard live on WZOQ Radio

Box Score:

OG (59):
Lexi Schroeder 13
Kadie Hempfling 12
Kylie White 17
Ashley Schroeder 2
Erin Kaufman 12
Carri Johnson 3

FG: 27/55
3PT: 2/10 (L. Schroeder, Johnson)
FT: 3/9
REB: 30 (Hempfling 11, White 10)
AST: 20 (Hempfling 12)
TO: 12

Clyde (48):
Bree Dowling 9
Addie Martin 8
Heidi Marshall 16
Ally Barrera 8
Jacqueline Smith 7

FG: 19/44
3PT: 4/12 (Dowling 2, Barrera 2)
FT: 6/7
REB: 27 (Martin 9)
AST: 10 (Marshall 5)
TO: 20

Score by quarter:
OG 17-10-14-18
Clyde 15-11-4-18

Attendance: 1086

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Ottawa Glandorf continues to set records in wins

PAULDING, OH – In winning their third straight District Championship Saturday night the Ottawa Glandorf Lady Titans broke a record that was set by one of the all-time great teams in school history.

On top of being able to cut down the nets, the Titans broke a record set by the 2005 Lady Titans that opened their season by winning 24 straight contests before seeing their season come to an end in just one contest later in the Regional Semifinals. This seasons incarnation was victorious in the Paulding District Finals on Saturday night as they downed WBL rivals Wapak 50-32, their second victory over the Redskins in the past 14 days.

Had the family of Kylie White not settled in and called Ottawa their home, the 5’9 Senior would have been right at home inside the Panthers gym as she hit for a team high 17 points on the evening just two days removed from a team high 16 against Bath on the same night she became just the third Lady Titan to score her 1,000th career point.

In an eerily similar fashion to how they jumped out big in the Semifinals on Thursday the Titans used their breakneck pace and defensive pressure to force a handful of Redskin turnovers and watch them be immediately deposited into their own bucket as points in the opening period of play. Led by Junior Kadie Hempfling’s seven points the Titans raced out to a 15-7 lead at the sound of the first quarter buzzer.

Whether they were rattled by the defensive intensity of their opponents or by the large crowd on hand to support their opposition the Redskins found themselves unable to dent the scoring column in the second quarter until Megan Fisher cashed in on her teams only made shot from behind the field, a triple from deep to cut into the Titan advantage. Outscored 13-4 in the stanza the visitors on the scoreboard headed to their lockerroom trailing 28-13.

Just as she had done in the second period 48 hours earlier Kylie White delivered as she scored on a pair of long tosses from Hempfling and chalked up seven of her 11 first half tallies.

Celebrating her 18th birthday on the night 5’9 OG Senior Lexi Schroeder proved to be the biggest of the Titans offensive threats in the games penultimate quarter as she connected on a short jumper and layup for a quick four points to further the OG lead. Wapak’s answer for a stagnant first half offense coming out of the break was a steady dose of 1st team Western Buckeye League selection Lexi Jacobs who was responsible for getting herself to the line and points on the board for her team. In the third Jacobs hit 4/4 from the free throw line and scored four from the field as well and scored all but one of her teams third quarter points.

Trailing 37-22 heading into the fourth quarter the Redskins turned up their own defensive pressure and helped keep the Titans scoreless for nearly the first four minutes of the stanza but unfortunately for their fans they themselves were unable to dent the scoreboard for almost the exact same amount of time.

For her part Jacobs continued to rush into the heart of the Wapak defense in the final eight minutes and hit a three pointer to go along with her 4/6 performance from the charity stripe to finish off her game high 20 points before the game came to an end.

Sophomore guard Erin Kaufman for the third time in the ballgame split the middle of the Redskin defense and put in a layup as she finished with eight tallies to help finish off the ballgame and preserve a 50-32 lead once the clock struck 0:00.

Of their 22 free throw opportunities on the evening the Titans were their own worst enemy on the night as they hit on just 8 of their tosses and finished 5/13 in the fourth.

With the loss Wapak sees their season come to an end at 17-7. Ottawa Glandorf remains unbeaten at 25-0 and will put their unblemished record on the line Tuesday night at 8:00 PM in Ada at Ohio Northern University against Whitehouse District champion Clyde in a game broadcast live on WZOQ Radio.

Scoring:

OG (50):
Ashley Schroeder 7
Carri Johnson 2
Erin Kaufman 8
Lexi Schroeder 7
Kylie White 17
Kadie Hempfling 9

FT: 8/22
3PT: 1 (Hempfling)

Wapak (32):
Lexi Jacobs 20
Megan Fisher 3
Brooke Schlenker 1
Sarah Pothast 3
Blasia Moyler 5

FT: 11/19
3PT: 3 (Jacobs 2, Fisher)

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Titans finish unbeaten at home, snag WBL share

OTTAWA, OH – Ottawa Glandorf played 14 players on Thursday night and saw all 14 players score on their way to a 77-27 victory that clinched the Titans at least a share of their second straight Western Buckeye League title.

It seems only right the Titans were led by their senior class in scoring as they wrapped up the home slate of their schedule with a perfect 13-0 record on senior night with their 21st victory of the season and with a season high offensive output.

Kylie White finished the game with 24 points and 8 rebounds and inched her way closer to becoming just the third 1,000 point scorer in Ottawa Glandorf Lady Titans history. White took over early in the first quarter in her last go round at the Supreme Court as she accounted for nine of her points and a handful of rebounds. Fellow seniors Lexi Schroeder, Devon Warnecke, and Courtney Bockrath combined to score eight of the Titans first quarter markers and help the home team out to an 18-7 lead after the opening stanza.

Elida leading scorer and 2nd team Northwest District pick Shyah Wheeler pumped in all of her team high 11 points in the first half, including a shot from deep behind the three point line in the first quarter. Outside of Wheeler however the Bulldogs (7-15, 3-6) were held to just a pair of points each from Cienna Kuhn and Hope Carter in the opening 16 minutes and trailed 40-17 when the halftime buzzer rang out.

Seconds before the end of the first half and with her team already leading by 21, Mackenzie Meyer banked in a shot for the Titans to help push their lead on the visiting Bulldogs.

Eight Titans scored in the third period including Kadie Hempfling, the Northwest District Player of the Year who knocked in her only two of the contest. Behind a handful of steals the Ottawa Glandorf offense was able to put point after point on the scoreboard via the fast break as the home team outscored Elida 22-3 in the period led by five from Lexi Schroeder.

The lone basket of the third period for Elida came with 52.8 seconds left as Trinity Koger drilled a triple deep from the right wing.

Trailing 62-20 at the start of the fourth quarter and seeing a revolving door of young players from their opponents, the Bulldogs would connect on just a pair of shots from long distance from Koger and Jaydon Hollstein for their only two makes from the field in the final eight minutes of the game.

On the evening the Titans hit on 15 of 26 tosses from the free throw line, but it was White who did the most damage from the line in the fourth as she connected on 4/5 tosses before taking a seat for the final time with tears streaming down her face and hugs from her teammates on the OG bench waiting.

When the final horn hit the Titans found themselves on top of Elida for the 9th straight time and 18th in the last 19 meetings.

OG will travel to Wapakoneta on Saturday afternoon to finish off the regular season portion of their schedule as they take on the Redskins with the outright WBL championship on the line. The JV tips off at 2pm with the varsity to follow on WZOQ Radio.

Scoring:

OG (77):
Ashley Schroeder 4
Devon Warnecke 5
Carri Johnson 5
Paige Sutter 2
Erin Kaufman 8
Mackenzie Meyer 2
Lexi Schroeder 11
Masie Utrup 4
Kylie White 24
Courtney Bockrath 6
Kadie Hempfling 2
Brianna Schimmoeller 2
Kasey Ellerbrock 1
Peyton Warnecke 1

FT: 15/26
3PT: 2 (Johnson, L. Schroeder)
TO: 12

Elida (27):
Hope Carter 3
Cienna Kuhn 4
Jaydon Hollstein 3
Shyah Wheeler 11
Trinity Koger 6

FT: 5/10
3PT: 4 (Koger 2, Wheeler, Hollstein)
TO: 20

JV: OG 51-26

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OG moves to 19-0

OTTAWA, OH – Ottawa Glandorf used a big defensive effort Tuesday night as they held visiting Napoleon to just three first half points and moved to 19-0 on the season with a 43-27 victory at the Supreme Court.

Just as they had been on Saturday against Archbold, the Wildcats were held for long stretches without points by the Titans pressure defense and found themselves unable to score until 5:20 remained in the first half as Kylie Cramer connected on a shot from deep to cut the OG lead to 13-3.

OG, who entered play as the #1 team in the final Associated Press poll of the season for just the second time in school history, got a solid first half from Senior forward Kylie White. White ended the opening 16 minutes of play with a game high 11 markers, including a three point goal to give her team a 19-3 halftime advantage.

Eighteen first half turnovers helped put the visitors behind on the scoreboard, but the Wildcats came out roaring in the third quarter where they actually outscored OG 12-10. Leading scorer Bethany Blackwood’s first two points came two minutes into the games third period and helped lead her squad back from the ranks of a major blowout.

With the Titans in major foul trouble throughout the majority of the second half the Wildcats would find themselves at the line a lot, but were unable to cut further into the lead as they connected on 5/13 charity tosses. Kadie Hempfling gave the Titans a 29-15 lead on the scoreboard at the end of the quarter as she connected on a three pointer from the left wing just as the buzzer sounded after having grabbed a rebound on the opposite end with just 4.2 seconds to go for three of her twelve points on the evening.

Six Titans found their way into the scorebook in the fourth quarter including Carri Johnson who hit from deep, and Paige Sutter who canned a 12 foot jumper for OG. Napoleon was led in the final eight minutes by Julia Rausch who knocked in a three pointer of her own for her only marker in the game.

Napoleon falls to 8-11 on the season and will be back in action on Thursday night as they welcome Sylvania Northview to the Grand Canyon. The Wildcats tournament run begins on February 22nd at 6:15pm as they travel to Spencerville High School to take on the Elida Bulldogs.

Ottawa Glandorf moves to 19-0 on the season and will travel to Wapakoneta on Thursday evening for a 7:30pm Western Buckeye League contest against the Redskins. Thursday night’s WBL Championship deciding game can be heard live on WZOQ Radio. The Titans begin their run to Columbus on February 25th at 6:15pm when they take on either Celina or Shawnee at Leipsic High School.

Box Score:

OG (43):
Ashley Schroeder 2
Devon Warnecke 1
Carri Johnson 3
Paige Sutter 2
Erin Kaufman 1
Lexi Schroeder 4
Kylie White 18
Kadie Hempfling 12

FT: 4/10
3PT: 3 (C. Johnson, K. White, K. Hempfling)
TO: 17

Napoleon (27):
Lexi Woods 2
Bethany Blackwood 6
McKenna Peckinpaugh 3
Kylie Cramer 3
Julia Rausch 3
Olivia Behnfeldt 3
Jenny Waisner 4
Kaelynn Glanz 2
Maddie Nye 1

FT: 5/16
3PT: (Cramer, Rausch)
TO: 25

JV Score: OG 39-20

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Titans defense dominant at Classic win

BERLIN, OH – For the second time in three games the Ottawa Glandorf Lady Titans shut out their opponent on the first quarter scoreboard and found themselves rolling to a dominating defensive effort and victory.

In their first ever visit to the annual girls basketball showcase known as Classic In The Country the Titans moved their season record to 14-0 with a 60-26 victory over Massillon Tuslaw (10-3).

Layups and fast break points were the way for OG in the first period as they jumped out to a 16-0 lead. Kadie Hempfling led the Lady Titan scorers with seven points and was joined closely by Lexi Schroeder who gave the visitors their first marker of the game with a corner three pointer minutes into the game.

Tuslaw finally was able to dent the scoreboard on the home side and stop a 22-0 OG run in the second quarter when 5’2 Senior Ashley Kohler’s jumper fell through the net with 5:42 to go in the second quarter. Katie McMerrell hit the only other shot from the field for the Mustangs and 6’1 Walsh bound Mayci Sales two free throws served as all six points for Josh Hose’s gang in the first half.

OG found themselves with five players reaching the scorebook in the second stanza led by Erin Kaufman who tossed in four of her six quarter markers via fast break layups. Kylie White connected on a three pointer as well for the Lady Titans as they amassed a 32-6 advantage at the halftime break.

Hempfling, a Junior coming off a 9 assist/18 rebound performance in her teams previous game against Lima Senior connected on three shots and a free throw for seven points in the penultimate period and set up a fast break opportunity that Kylie White used for her ninth point of the game and to help put the Titans ahead 47-15 after 3.

A three pointer from Kohler and eight points from the duo of Mayci and Majestic Sales provided the highest scoring period for Tuslaw to end the game but the Mustangs who were missing Freshman guard Taylor Leedy to injury finished the contest 7/34 from the field.

Erin Kaufman who came into the Monday morning affair scoring 10.2 points a game for her team hit a pair of three pointers and finished the final quarter with 14 in her scoring column while the Titans got five in the stanza from Hempfling who finished with a season high 20 in the 60-26 victory.

Ottawa Glandorf will travel to Lima on Thursday night where they will put their 4-0 Western Buckeye League mark on the line against the Shawnee Indians at 7:30pm.

Box Score:

OG (60):
Ashley Schroeder 4
Carri Johnson 2
Paige Sutter 2
Erin Kaufman 14
Lexi Schroeder 7
Kylie White 11
Kadie Hempfling 20

FG: 24/48
3PT: 5/15 (Kaufman 2, White, Hempfling, L. Schroeder)
FT: 7/11
REB: 25 (White 8)
TO: 11

Tuslaw (26):
Ashley Kohler 5
Katie McMerrell 2
Majestic Sales 5
Harmony Miller 3
Mayci Sales 11

FG: 7/34
3PT: 3/14 (Kohler, Miller, Mayci Sales)
FT: 9/13
REB: 24 (Macyi Sales 8)
TO: 23

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Titans move to 13-0 on season

OTTAWA, OH – After surviving a fast paced first quarter where visiting Lima Senior seemingly could not miss from the field on Saturday afternoon the OG Lady Titans settled down the Spartan attack and moved to 13-0 on the year with a 69-47 victory.

The #2 ranked team in Ohio’s Division 2 Associated Press rankings allowed 18 points in the opening quarter to their opponents including 7 from Senior point guard Kierre James, but got five or more points from three players of their own (Ashley Schroeder, Erin Kaufman, and Kadie Hempfling) to send the game to the end of the opening period at 24-18 OG.

Tough defense from the Titans held Lima Senior to no points from the field in the second stanza and saw the Spartans scoring come from three different trips by a trio of players (Ashiana Sigman, Destiny McDonald, and Talor Washington) end in made charity shots. Devon Warnecke’s three pointer midway through the quarter marked the third of the opening half for OG who jetted out to a 37-21 halftime advantage.

LaToine Cowan hit a pair of shots from beyond the arc for LSH to open the scoring for the Spartans in the third period to bring her team within 9 but the Titans responded just moments later as Kadie Hempfling’s toss down the court found its way to the hands of Sophomore guard Erin Kaufman for two of her eight quarter markers.

Ashley Schroeder and Kylie White joined Kaufman in double figures for the hosts in the third quarter as they each tossed in a pair of buckets to help OG push their lead to 54-37 heading to the final eight minutes.

Lima Senior kept battling in the fourth quarter early on as the Titans continued to apply their pressure and finally saw McDonald break through from the field with her eight point and first to come not from the free throw line.

As the final buzzer sounded the Titans picked up win 13 in a row to begin the season and defeated the Spartans for the 11th time in 14 meetings between the two schools who restarted their contests against one other last year following a decade hiatus.

Lima Senior (5-8) was led in scoring by Cowan’s 13 while the Titans (13-0) were led by Erin Kaufman’s career high of 21. Kadie Hempfling finished with just 7 points in the contest but led OG in steals (7), assists (9) and rebounds (18).

While the Spartans will take on the Elida Bulldogs on Tuesday night the Titans will travel east to Berlin, Ohio for a 10 A.M. date with Massillon Tuslaw on Monday at the annual Classic In the Country event. (Hear it live on WZOQ Radio)

Box Score:

OG (69):
Ashley Schroeder 11
Devon Warnecke 5
Carri Johnson 2
Paige Sutter 1
Erin Kaufman 21
Lexi Schroeder 6
Kylie White 14
Courtney Bockrath 2
Kadie Hempfling 7

3PT: 3 (A. Schroeder, D. Warnecke, E. Kaufman)
FT: 4/6

Lima Senior (47):
Ajohlon Bullock 2
Ashiana Sigman 1
Lexi Williams 4
Destiny McDonald 10
Talor Washington 3
LaToine Cowan 13
Kierre James 11
Missy Jackson 3

3PT: 3 (L. Cowan 3)
FT: 9/14

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Titans run away from Celina

OTTAWA, OH – #2 ranked Ottawa Glandorf got up early on visiting Celina Thursday night at the Supreme Court and raced away from the Bulldogs to a 47-16 victory to remain unbeaten on the season and move to 4-0 in Western Buckeye League play.

In the 43rd all-time meeting between the two schools the Titans used their defense to create their offense as they jumped out to a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Kylie White tallied 6 of OG’s opening period points and was part of a stout defense that allowed the Bulldogs to only take a pair of shots from the field and that routinely forced Celina into turnovers.

Bailey Exman’s 10 foot jumper gave Celina their first points of the game with 6:38 remaining in the first half and cut the Titan advantage to 14-2. Behind one of three of the triples from Carri Johnson and seven points from Kadie Hempfling the home team pushed their advantage to 20. Celina’s second field goal of the game came just moments before the end of the opening two quarters from Junior Kassidy Fark but wasn’t enough for the Bulldogs as they trailed the defending league champions 26-4 at the break.

Three pointers were the way for the Titans in the third quarter as Johnson and Sophomore guard Erin Kaufman each connected on a pair from beyond the arc for the only OG points in the quarter (outside of a Hempfling free throw). Coach Troy Yant found himself at this point able to work in more players off the bench, while pushing their advantage to 41-11 at the end of the third.

Sophomore Bulldog starter Maddy Luebke scored all five of her squads points in the fourth quarter and finished as her teams leading scorer with 7 points on the evening. Mackenzie Meyer’s two free throws coupled with a career high 4 points from Masie Utrup were the only Titan markers of the final period as OG moved their record to 12-0 with a 47-16 victory, their fifth straight against Celina once the final buzzer sounded.

Celina (1-11, 0-4) has a week off before they travel to Defiance to take on the Bulldogs.

OG (12-0, 4-0) was led in scoring by Kaufman’s 13 will be in action next on Saturday afternoon against Lima Senior before heading to Berlin, Ohio for Classic in the Country where they take on Tuslaw at 10am on Monday, Jan 16th.

Box Score:

OG (47):
Ashley Schroeder 2
Carri Johnson 9
Erin Kaufman 13
Mackenzie Meyer 2
Lexi Schroeder 2
Masie Utrup 4
Kylie White 8
Kadie Hempfling 7

FT: 5/9

Celina (16):
Kassidy Fark 2
Lauren Jackson 3
Brooke Robbins 2
Bailey Exman 2
Maddy Luebke 7

FT: 2/4

JV: OG 29-6 (*JV contest was just 2 quarters)

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