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Coldwater, St. Henry post OVISCO Classic wins

CELINA, OH – Two teams punched their tickets Wednesday night to meet for the OVISCO Classic championship on Thursday evening as Coldwater and St. Henry were victorious over Marion Local and Celina inside the Celina Fieldhouse.

Coldwater earned their trip to the finals for the third straight season as they were victorious over Marion Local in the semifinal opener of the evening 60-51 while St. Henry defeated host Celina 51-34 in the nightcap.

Earlier in the season the Cavaliers fell 61-59 to Marion Local but were out to make a statement early on as the trio of Maura Hoying, Olivia Harlamert, and Lauren Bruns helped to give their team a 15-14 advantage at the end of the first period despite six markers from 6’1 Flyers senior Kara Evers in the post.

Just a pair of shots from the field would fall for Marion Local in the second quarter as they were outscored 19-6 by their Midwest Athletic Conference rivals and trailed 34-20 at the halftime stoppage. Lauren Gilliand, the Cavaliers second leading scorer on the season hit for seven of her 12 points in the quarter to help fuel the Coldwater engine but it would be her later performance that would help salt away the contest.

Six Cavs etched their name in the scorebook in the third quarter to give their team a 17 point lead heading to the final eight minutes of the game.

Kara Evers knocked in eight of her game high 21 in the final stanza for the Flyers, but it would be Gilliland who iced the contest for Coldwater as she connected on 5/6 from line to secure a 60-51 victory and a spot in the OVISCO finals.

Box Score:
Coldwater (60):

Mara Dues 4
Kourtney Diller 8
Olivia Harlamert 7
Maura Hoying 16
Lauren Gilliland 12
Katie Alig 4
Grace Bruns 1
Lauren Bruns 8

FG: 24/53
3PT: 3/13 (Diller 2, Harlamert)
FT: 11/19
REB: 22
TO: 12

Marion Local (51):

Heidi Rethman 12
Natalie Rethman 9
Kara Evers 21
Emily Nietfeld 1
Brooke Homan 2
Morgan Heckman 4
Alania Pohlman 2

FG: 19/49
3PT: 0/3
FT: 9/10
REB: 32
TO: 19

A competitive first three quarters that saw a 34-29 lead for St. Henry turned into a rout in the final quarter for the Redskins as they defeated the Celina Bulldogs 51-34 in game two of the OVISCO semifinals to earn their trip into the Championship bracket finals Thursday night.

St. Henry connected on 11/12 from the free throw line in just the fourth quarter and finished 16/20 on charity shots overall as they held off the Bulldogs in the final eight minutes.

Defense and free throw shooting loomed large for the Redskins in the second half as they coupled their high caliber shooting from the line with just three makes from the field for the home team in that span.

Addy Vaughn was the leading scorer in the contest as she accounted for 21 of her teams 51 markers in the contest, and exploded for 10 in the games penultimate stanza and tied the Celina output for the quarter as well.

Six different players for the St. Henry were able to hit at least one free throw on the evening among the seven who added their named to the scoring column.

With the win the Redskins record moves to 7-2 on the year while Celina falls to 0-9. The Bulldogs were led in scoring by senior Lauren Jackson who dropped in 12. St. Henry won the previous matchup this season 59-40.

Thursday night’s OVISCO Classic consolation bracket will feature Celina vs Marion Local at 6pm with the finals of St. Henry vs Coldwater to follow approximately 15 minutes after and can be heard live on WKKI 94.3.

Box Score:

St. Henry (51):

Cora Stammen 1
Addy Vaughn 21
Allison Siefring 10
Marlee Vaughn 3
Alyssa Buschur 6
Nora Vaughn 7
Nikki Keller 3

FG: 17/43
3PT: 1/7 (M. Vaughn)
FT: 16/20
REB: 23
TO: 16

Celina (34):

Carley Eichler 3
Makenna Klingshirn 6
Lauren Jackson 12
Marcedes Zeisloft 3
Brooke Robbins 4
Bailey Exman 2
Maddy Luebke 4

FG: 11/42
3PT: 2/16 (Klingshirn, Jackson)
FT: 9/19
REB: 27
TO: 22


St. Henry, Marion Local post wins

The Palace in Coldwater last night played host to the 2014 edition of the Asset Allocation Associates Inc. Holiday Classic where Marion Local downed host Coldwater 66-57 in the Consolation game and St. Henry won the Championship with a 48-41 win over Celina.

A late Christmas party came for Marion Local one night earlier in their loss to St. Henry when their 6’10 star in Luke Knapke came off the bench to play for the first time since breaking his wrist and sitting for over two months. Knapke would pay dividends just 24 hours later as he finished 11/12 from the line for the Flyers and led them in scoring with 21.

Marion Local would find themselves leading 13-12 after one behind balanced scoring from 4 players. Aaron Harlamert for Coldwater kept things close for his squad as he hit a late 3 in the stanza and finished with half of his teams points after one.

Five players would score a total of 18 points for Coldwater in the second quarter, led by 6 on a pair of three pointers by Ted Fisher as the Cavs found themselves leading 30-26 at the break despite shooting just 10/25 from the field.

Coming out of the lockerroom the Flyers shot the lights out as they connected on 20 quarter points to just 9 for Coldwater and led heading into the 4th 46-39.

Luke Knapke would find himself at the free throw line quite often in the fourth quarter as he also made up for an earlier failed slam dunk attempt by flushing one home for two points. Knapke and the Flyers finished out the game by going 11/14 from the charity stripe in the 4th stanza en route to the 66-57 win.

With the win the Flyers get to 3-1 on the season following their 2nd defeat of the Cavaliers in the past 11 days. Coldwater drops to 0-5 on the season with the loss and will next play against Kenton on Saturday in a game rescheduled from Dec 6th due to both schools deep runs in the football playoffs. Marion Local will return home to take on Wapak on Friday night.


Marion Local (66):

Luke Knapke 21
Dustin Rethman 12
Ryan Bruns 11
Cole Griesdorn 7
Kyle Homan 4
Dustin Seitz 4
Collin Mescher 3
Tyler Mescher 2
Derek Albers 2

Coldwater (57):

Aaron Harlamert 18
Derek Thobe 14
Dylan Thobe 8
Andy Brunet 6
Ted Fisher 6
Jack Hemmelgarn 2
Neal Muhlenkamp 2
Malave Bettinger 1

In what will be one of two matchups this season (the other coming Feb 7th at Celina) between the St. Henry Redskins and Celina Bulldogs, the Redskins got the better of the Bulldogs early as they jumped out to a quick 12-5 lead after one quarter behind 9 points from UD bound Ryan Mikesell.

Celina responded in the second quarter as they matched the Redskins in points with 8 for the stanza to send cut the lead to 7 at 20-13 heading into the half time break. Both teams started slow in the first half as zone defenses utilized by both coaches proved dividends in keeping their offensive counterparts at bay.

At the half just 3 players from each team (Lefeld/AJ Niekamp/Mikesell for St Henry, Laffin/Caleb Hoyng/Ryan Hoyng for Celina) were able to put markers in the scorebook.

The second half would see both teams hit the floor with a much more balanced offensive attack as they looked to get more players involved by attacking the rim more frequently. One of the biggest contributions all night for Celina came from 6’4 senior Ryan Hoyng as he scored 15 of his team high 19 points in the second half to keep Celina within a handful of points of the St. Henry lead.

Even Lefeld’s triple in the 3rd quarter would help keep St. Henry on top 34-33 at the buzzer, but a big quarter from Hoyng (10 points) would help close the gap heading to the final stanza.

12 seconds into the fourth quarter the Bulldogs would get their first lead in quite some time as they picked up a bucket to make it 35-34 Celina. St. Henry would respond in the next couple of minutes as they outscored Celina 14-8 in the final period to win the championship.

St. Henry (6-1) will play next on January 9th at New Knoxville while the Bulldogs will play again on Saturday at home against Toledo Central Catholic (5pm JV start) in a game that can be heard on www.wkki.net, on 94.3 fm or via the K94 ap with Jim Hyatt and Phil Schumann on the call.


St. Henry (48):

Ryan Mikesell 15
Evan Lefeld 11
Jesse Niekamp 6
Evan Prenger 6
AJ Niekamp 5
Caleb Bender 3
Mitchel Stammen 2

Celina (41):

Ryan Hoyng 19
Grant Laffin 7
Caleb Hoyng 7
Logan Delong 5
Eric Moeder 3

All Tournament Team:

Aaron Harlamert – Coldwater
Luke Knapke – Marion Local
Grant Laffin – Celina
Ryan Hoyng – Celina
Caleb Bender – St. Henry

MVP – Ryan Mikesell (43 total points in 2 games)