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Four Titans named All-WBL

Western Buckeye League Champion Ottawa Glandorf was well represented on this seasons All-WBL Girls basketball selections as the Titans nabbed four spots.

Future Bowling Green University Falcon Kadie Hempfling was named the league’s top honor of Player of the Year for the third straight season, an honor no one else has received in recent voting. With her selection this season the Titans have now captured four of the last five trophies for the conference’s top player. Last season Hempfling shared the honor with teammate Kylie White, a year after winning the award by herself as a Sophomore. Kristen Miller who plays her college ball at Indiana University East won the award for the 2013-14 season.

Hempfling who is averaging 14 points per game to go along with 9.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists was joined on the 1st Team by a pair of recent 1,000 point scorers in Defiance’s Emily Poling who will play college basketball at Ursuline University, and Elida’s Shyah Wheeler.

Also on the 1st Team squad were Bath guard Jaidyn Hale and future Ohio Northern University teammate Lexi Jacobs from Wapakoneta along with Shawnee’s Alissa Stahler.

Second team honors were bestowed upon OG sharpshooter Erin Kaufman who ranks third on her team in scoring at 8.4 points per game and was a third team selection last season in a year where she broke the schools three point record with 56. This season Kaufman, a Junior has led the Titans in scoring four times, including on Saturday night with 13 in a Sectional Finals victory over LCC.

Joining Kaufman on the second unit is Bath’s Lindsay Singhaus, Kenton’s Ellie Miller, Wapakoneta’s Sarah Pothast who just recently announced her intent to play college basketball at Edison State Community College.

The final member of the 2nd Team was St. Marys forward Makenna Mele who saved her best performance of the season for the biggest game of her Senior year where on Saturday night in the Sectional Finals at Spencerville she recorded a career high 27 points to help her Roughriders end rival Bath’s season and propel St. Marys into their first District contest in 9 seasons.

Members of the league’s 3rd Team included Ottawa Glandorf Junior and second leading scorer Ashley Schroeder, Layne Taylor from Kenton, Cassidy Meyers of Van Wert, Kennedy Replogle of Defiance, and St. Marys Sydney Cisco.

Cisco is the only girls player to ever have hit 200 plus three pointers in her career and sits just five triples away from breaking the schools single season record. The four year starter will enter this weeks District Semifinals at Paulding as the Riders 9th all-time leading scorer and just 35 points away from being the 9th member of the programs 1,000 point club.

Honorable Mention nods went to OG Junior Paige Sutter (4.7 ppg, 3.3 reb), Celina’s leading scorer Lauren Jackson, Defiance’s Morgan Wityk, Abby Jackson of Van Wert, Lauren Cisco from St. Marys, Bette Andrews of Bath, Ijah Austin from Shawnee, Amira Freeman of Elida, Kori Barrett from Kenton, and Makenzie Wilson representing Wapakoneta.


Kaufman scores career night in Titan win over Van Wert

OTTAWA, OH – Sophomore guard Erin Kaufman scored a career high 15 points Thursday night as the Ottawa Glandorf Lady Titans defeated WBL rival Van Wert for the fifth straight meeting between the two schools 56-29.

Ten players rushed in and out of the Titan lineup early in the contest and helped the home squad jump out to a 17-9 advantage at the end of the first period as six of the players seeing action recorded points.

Lexi Schroeder and Kylie White led OG with four points apiece in the opening eight minutes of action.

Van Wert 5’10 Sophomore Abby Jackson scored the only points from the field in the first quarter as she tossed in a pair of two point baskets before teammates Alexis Rupert and Reagan Priest, and Jackson herself took advantage of early Ottawa fouls for five markers from the charity stripe.

Jackson continued to be the lone scorer from the field for the Cougars in the second half as she accounted for the remaining four points she would contribute on the evening before seeing Cassidy Meyers and sister Ally Jackson hit from the field for a combined five points in the stanza.

Kadie Hempfling who finished the night with 10 points chipped in 8 of her scores in the second and led a high tempo Titan attack that again combined to outscore Van Wert 17-9 and take a 34-18 lead into the lockerroom.

Carri Johnson and Kaufman did the damage on the offensive end for OG in the third period as they each connected on a shot from behind the arc to increase their teams lead. Turnovers were the story of the game in the period as well as the Cougars turned the ball over a handful of times in the quarter and did not score until there was just 2:52 left in the quarter when Priest tossed in a two point field goal for two of her teams five points.

Entering the final period Erin Kaufman had scored 9 points, but quickly wasted no time as early in the fourth quarter she hit a pair of three pointers to finish with a game high 15 points to break her previous high of 13 on a trio of occasions.

Van Wert saw their only points of the final eight minutes come from deep as well as Ally Jackson hit on a pair from behind the three point line.

Eight Titans scored on the evening and three players (Kaufman, Hempfling, White) finished in double figures.

Ottawa Glandorf is now 11-0 on the season and will have a week off before they look to improve on their 3-0 Western Buckeye League record when Celina visits the Supreme Court on January 12th in a game broadcast live on WZOQ Radio starting at 7:30pm.

Van Wert falls to 1-8 overall, and 0-3 in WBL contests. The Cougars will return home on Saturday afternoon for a special afternoon non-conference tilt against Fort Recovery inside their previous incarnation of the Cougar Den at the Goedde Building inside the old high school.

Box Score:

OG (56):
Devon Warnecke 3
Carri Johnson 6
Paige Sutter 2
Erin Kaufman 15
Mackenzie Meyer 2
Lexi Schroeder 8
Kylie White 10
Kadie Hempfling 10

FT: 4/5
3PT: 5 (Kaufman 3, Johnson 2, Warnecke)
TO: 18

Van Wert (29):
Ally Jackson 9
Cassidy Meyers 5
Abby Jackson 10
Alexis Rupert 1
Reagan Priest 4

FT: 5/8
3PT: 4 (Ally Jackson 3, Meyers)
TO: 28

JV: Ottawa Glandorf 45-16


Riders bounce Cougars

SPENCERVILLE, OH – St. Marys combined staunch defense with timely shooting Tuesday night as they advanced themselves into the Sectional Finals on Saturday night with a 48-27 win against Van Wert.

Despite a 9-9 deadlock at the end of the first quarter the Roughriders were able to force the Cougars into a multitude of turnovers and just six points while scoring 37 points the rest of the way for the victory that will earn them an 8:00pm tilt with Wapakoneta in the Sectional Finals at Spencerville for the right to move into district play.

Shania Taylor and Erika Angstman each led the way for St. Marys on the evening as the duo tossed in 13 points apiece. Joining the duo in double figures was 5’3 Sophomore sharpshooter Sydney Cisco who connected on two of the three shots for her team from deep and finished with 11 points in the game.

Van Wert was led in scoring by Ella Butler and Abby Jackson with 7 points each.

St. Marys improves their record to 14-9 on the season and will match up with a Redskins squad that was the last to defeat them, 60-48 just a week ago.

The youthful Cougars see their 2015-16 season come to a halt at 0-22 as they were defeated by St. Marys for the second time this season.


St Marys (48):

Sydney Cisco 11
Makenna Mele 3
Jill Schmitmeyer 2
Quincy Rable 6
Shania Taylor 13
Erika Angstman 13

2PT: 15/35
3PT: 3/16 (S. Cisco 2, Angstman)
FT: 9/19
REB: 30
TO: 14

Van Wert (27):

Cassidy Meyers 3
Ally Jackson 2
Ella Butler 7
Abby Jackson 7
Morgan Magowan 4
Reagan Priest 4

2PT: 9/33
3PT: 1/11 (C. Meyers)
FT: 6/12
REB: 26
TO: 24


Titans dominate Cougars

VAN WERT, OH – Despite missing their leading scorer in Kadie Hempfling, the OG Titans were able to force Van Wert into 25 turnovers en route to a 54-22 win Thursday night to improve to 7-0 on the season and 3-0 in WBL play.

Ottawa Glandorf Junior Kylie White got off to a quick start in the first quarter as she scored 6 of the Titans 16 first quarter points. In addition to White, OG got a pair of baskets from Sophomore Carri Johnson, a steal and score from Senior PG Dani Ellerbrock and a three pointer from 5’5 Freshman Erin Kaufman as they headed to the quarter break leading the home squad 16-7.

Six different Titans etched scores in the second period as they pushed their halftime lead to 31-9 and held Van Wert to just a lone basket from Sophomore guard Cassidy Meyers. Turnovers to scores were the norm for OG in the stanza as the visitors routinely made quick work of their opponents miscues by stuffing them into the basket on the offensive end.

A 16-7 third quarter for OG in which they got scores from just four players would help to push their advantage to 47-16 at the end of the period and allow the Titans to sub out their starters for the rest of the contest.

Devon Warnecke, a 5’6 Junior guard for Ottawa Glandorf scored 5 of her 8 points in the game in the fourth quarter including her second three pointer of the half to account for all but a pair of her teams fourth quarter markers, Courtney Bockrath would score the others and help OG secure a 54-22 victory. On the evening 19 of the 54 points for Head Coach Troy Yant would come from his bench.

Van Wert sees their record fall to 0-7 on the season and 0-3 in Western Buckeye League play, they will next take on the 5-0 Minster Wildcats in non-conference action this weekend while OG (7-0, 3-0) will travel to Ottoville and tangle with the undefeated Big Green on Saturday afternoon.

Ottoville vs OG can be heard live on www.zsportslive.com as can all Lady Titan games this season beginning at 12pm on Saturday.


OG (54):

Devon Warnecke 8
Carri Johnson 6
Dani Ellerbrock 6
Erin Kaufman 7
McKenzie Meyer 2
Kylie White 15
Lexi Schroeder 6
Courtney Bockrath 4

FG: 25/42
FT: 4/6
TO: 18

Van Wert (22):

Cassidy Meyers 4
Ally Jackson 4
Megan Moonshower 3
Abby Jackson 2
Regan Priest 7
#32 – 2

FG: 8/41
FT: 5/7
TO: 25

JV: OG (4-3) 19-10
Ashley Schroeder (OG) 11 points