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Bearcats soar past LCC to 4-0

LIMA, OH – A big third quarter Monday night helped the Spencerville Bearcats defeat the LCC T-Birds 46-24.

Leading 18-8 at the halftime break the Bearcats blitzed LCC on the defensive end and turned multiple turnovers by the home team into points en route to their fourth victory of the season. A trio of three pointers fell for Spencerville in the games penultimate stanza, one from freshman guard Emma Leis and a pair from senior sharpshooter Jenna Henline to lead the points barrage.

The past ten meetings between the two schools have ended with LCC claiming victories until the clock struck all zeroes with the Bearcats on top this time around.

Spencerville jumped out to a 9-4 lead after the first quarter behind a pair of buckets from their leading scorer Nelaya Burden, a jumper from Kaiden Grigsby and a trio of converted free throws from Grigsby and Jayden Smith.

With LCC again picking up just a pair of markers in the second quarter, a pair of free throws from Josie Mohler and a basket by Madeleine Mohler the T-Birds finished their first half with eight points on 3/15 shooting but also with 16 turnovers.

For their part the Bearcats finished 7/30 in the opening two periods but were able to give away the basketball just four times to push their advantage to ten at the break.

On the evening the Thunderbirds made their biggest mark in the game from the free throw line as they finished 10 of 24. From the field LCC ended the game 7 of 34 and were hounded into 26 turnovers.

Offensively Spencerville shot 13 of 54 from the field and 12 of 20 from the charity stripe while committing 14 miscues.

Jenna Henline led the Bearcats (4-0, 1-0 NWC) and all scorers with 11 while LCC (0-6) was paced by Josie Mohler’s 7.

Up next for the Thunderbirds is a Saturday afternoon contest against city rival Lima Senior while the Bearcats will take on Van Wert on Tuesday night and league foe Lincolnview on Thursday night.

Scoring:

Spencerville (46):

Kaiden Grigsby 9
Jenna Henline 11
Abbygayle Satterfield 3
Jayden Smith 4
Melanie Koenig 2
Nelaya Burden 8
Emma Leis 6
Allison Bowsher 3

FG: 13/54
FT: 12/20
3PT: 4 (Henline 3, Leis)
TO: 14

LCC (24):

Sophia Santaguida 2
Jocelyn Morrisey 1
Josie Mohler 7
Erin Mulcahy 2
Jessica Wilker 4
Madeleine Mohler 2
D’Ayra Hurley 2
Tae Rios 4

FG: 7/34
FT: 10/24
3PT: 0
TO: 26

JV: Spencerville 28-26 (Overtime)

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Spencerville surges late past Elida

SPENCERVILLE, OH – It took a total team effort and almost all four quarters, but the Spencerville Bearcats kept their record perfect on the young season as they defeated visiting Elida 43-32.

Early in the first quarter behind a strong opening period from 6’4 junior post Alex Carter, the Bearcats jumped out to a 7-0 lead in their home gym. With 1:12 left in the stanza Elida found themselves on the scoreboard for the first time when their leading scorer Shyah Wheeler connected on a two point basket to cut the lead to 7-2.

Nelaya Burden who would lead all scorers with 16 points on the evening for Spencerville totaled 5 of her first half 7 points in the second quarter, but it was again Wheeler who would help lead the visitors back and ultimately into the lead. With 1:23 left in the opening half of play the 5’10 senior connected on a three pointer to put Elida on top 16-14. Three pointers by Hayleigh Bacome and Cienna Kuhn helped to give Elida an 18-17 halftime advantage.

One of the games biggest stories began to come together in the second half of play as each team would see their leading scorers and defenders be given extended time on the bench due to foul trouble.

A free throw to complete an and one opportunity for Burden gave Spencerville a 19-18 lead early in the period and helped to lead her squad to a 10-7 quarter and a two point lead at the third quarter stoppage.

With foul trouble beginning to deeply plague both squads, each team would get to show their skills at the free throw line. For their part the Bearcats were able to connect on 9 of 11 from the charity stripe to help secure their victory.

Jayden Smith led the home team from the stripe and on the floor in the final period as she ended the contest by hitting a key three pointer and 5/6 from the line for 10 points.

Shyah Wheeler led the Elida attack with 11 points, 3.5 under her average through the opening pair of games. The Bulldogs see their season record fall to 1-2 overall and will begin Western Buckeye League play on Thursday night when they play host to defending conference winner Ottawa Glandorf.

Spencerville sees their record move to 2-0 and will travel to Paulding for the start of Northwest Conference play on Thursday night before again hitting the road on Monday night to take on Lima Central Catholic in non-league action.

Scoring:

Spencerville (43):
Kaiden Grigsby 4
Jenna Henline 3
Abbygayle Satterfield 3
Jayden Smith 10
Melanie Keonig 2
Nelaya Burden 16
Alex Carter 5

FT: 12/17
3’s: 3 (Grigsby, Smith, Henline)

Elida (32):
Hayleigh Bacome 9
Cienna Kuhn 7
Shyah Wheeler 11
Amiah Jones 3
Alissa Cuffy 2

FT: 9/14
3’s: 3 (Bacome, Kuhn, Wheeler)

JV: Elida 36-27

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Bulldogs stay perfect in NWC

SPENCERVILLE, OH – The Columbus Grove Bulldogs put four players in double figures Thursday night as they routed their NWC rivals Spencerville 72-41 to remain as the Northwest Conference’s only unbeaten squad in league play.

Columbus Grove won the games opening tip and wasted no time getting on the scoreboard as Jade Clement tossed in a three pointer with just :06 gone in the first quarter. While Clement would score 9 of her game high 18 points in the opening quarter, teammates Macy McCluer, McKenzie Bame, Lynea Diller and Paige Bellman combined to score 15 points and give the visitors a 24-12 lead after the first period.

While the Bearcats were able to muster just 7 points in the second stanza, the Bulldogs again found themselves with a handful of players turning their opponents miscues into points and led 38-19 heading to the lockerroom for the halftime break.

Jenna Henline was the big scorer for the Bearcats on the evening as she finished with 14 points on the night. Henline’s big quarter came in the third stanza as she hit a pair of three pointers and a trio of shots from the free throw line to help her Cats cut into the Bulldogs lead. Columbus Grove’s low post duo of Diller and Bellman, each playing with a pair of fouls scored 10 of the Dogs 17 points and helped keep the home team out of the lane in the quarter.

With a big lead midway through the final period the Bulldogs pulled their starting lineup out of the game, but not until Clement connected on 5/6 free throws in the opening minutes and Diller tossed in her final basket to become the fourth players to reach double figures. Grace Schroeder, a 5’7 Junior accounted for all seven of her points including a three pointer from the wing to push the Grove lead to 30 at the time. When the clock reached zero the Bulldogs found themselves with their fourth straight defeat of the Bearcats and eighth win in a row.

Columbus Grove (17-1) will next take on Allen East at home in NWC play on February 4th and will await the tournament draw on Sunday where they likely will find themselves as a top seed and in line for a bye in sectional play.

Spencerville sees their record fall to 7-11 overall and 3-3 in Northwest Conference action. The Bearcats will return to action on Tuesday, Feb 2nd as they play host to New Bremen in a non-league tilt.

Scoring:

Grove (71):

Macy McCluer 11
Jade Clement 18
McKenzie Bame 9
Grace Schroeder 7
Hallie Malsam 2
Lynea Diller 11
Paige Bellman 14

3PT: 6 (McCluer 3, Clement, Bame, G. Schroeder)
FT: 12/17
TO: 17

Spencerville (41):

Jenna Henline 14
Jayden Smith 8
Tiffany Work 6
Jacey Grigsby 6
Allison Bowsher 2
Alex Carter 5

3PT: 3 (Henline 3)
FT: 8/12
TO: 22

JV: Columbus Grove 51-27

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Bearcats fend off Golden Gophers

SPENCERVILLE, OH – Spencerville fired shots fast and furious allover the closet Saturday afternoon as they defeated visiting Ridgemont Golden Gophers 54-41.

The Bearcats began the first quarter with Senior Jacey Grigsby giving the home squad a 2-0 lead on a runner and used their pressure to force the Golden Gophers into a myriad of turnovers. Behind a 4-22 shooting performance in the opening stanza the Bearcats found themselves ahead 11-0 after the first eight minutes of the game.

With the Bearcats leading 15-0 the Golden Gophers finally found themselves able to erase the zero on their half of the scoring column with 5:44 left in the opening half as Faith Jenkins connected on one of her two free throw attempts. Ridgemont put their first shot from the field on the scoreboard just 90 seconds later and cut the Bearcat lead to 17-3 on a basket by leading scorer Priscilla Howland. Each squad accounted for 16 points in the second period and the Bearcats lead was again eleven at 27-16 heading into the halftime break.

Sloppy play at times and ruthless pressure at other times lead to a 13-12 quarter in favor of the visitors to allow them to get within ten points at 39-29 after the third period of play.

Each team finished with 34 turnovers in the game with a handful coming in the final quarter that was won by the Bearcats 15-12. In finishing off the final moments of their 13 point win the Cats connected on 8/9 tosses from the free throw line to seal the non-league win.

Spencerville ends their two game losing streak and improves their record to 4-6 on the season, they were led in scoring by Jenna Henline’s 18 points. The Bearcats will be on the road next week for a pair of games at Ada and Delphos St. Johns on Thursday and Saturday.

Ridgemont sees their record fall to 7-5 and will find themselves in a pair of battles with NWCC foe Upper Scioto Valley and a non-league matchup against North Baltimore.

Scoring:

Spencerville (54):
Jenna Henline 18
Jayden Smith 6
Tiffany Work 11
Jacey Grigsby 17
Julie Mulholland 3

FG: 29/85
FT: 14/20
TO: 34

Ridgemont (41):

Meadow Cromer 14
Faith Jenkins 6
Mackenzie Rader 1
Shauna Richardson 4
Priscilla Howland 13
Sara McFadden 3

FG: 13/46
FT: 15/24
TO: 34

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Big 3rd propels Coldwater past Spencerville

SPENCERVILLE, OH – Coldwater came out of the gate firing in the third quarter for the second night in a row and were able to walk out of Spencerville with a 48-34 victory Tuesday night.

Visiting Coldwater jumped out to a 5-0 lead on the Bearcats behind a pair of jumpers from Junior Madie Schoenherr but couldn’t hold it for long as the Cats came storming back behind Jacey Grigsby to take a 6-5 advantage. Maura Hoying and Danielle Welsch combined to go 4-4 from the free throw line in the rest of the quarter as the Cavaliers found themselves with a 17-13 lead after the opening stanza.

Behind Grigsby again in the second quarter the Bearcats were able to use their opponents turnovers for points and outscore the visitors 10-6 to send the game tied at 23 all into the halftime break.

Seven different Coldwater players scored in the third quarter, led by 5 from Hoying who finished the game with a team high 11 points. Of her 11 points, Hoying finished 7-7 from the free throw line. With an 18-4 quarter in their favor, the Cavaliers cruised into the final period with a comfortable 41-27 score.

Grigsby’s 12 points led all scorers in the contest, but the Bearcats were led on the perimeter by 5’10 Senior Caitlyn Propst who finished with 9 points, all on triples from the outside, including one late in the final period of the 14 point defeat.

“I’m happy I thought we competed in each possession”, said second year Bearcats coach Greg Ekis of his teams effort against the Cavaliers.

Coldwater improves their record to 2-1 on the season and will take on the Bath Wildcats on Saturday. Spencerville sees their season mark fall to 0-2 and will return to action on December 1st as the Elida Bulldogs come to town for a Tuesday night non-league tilt.

Scoring:
Coldwater – Hoying 11, Welsch 6, Grunden 2, Schoenherr 9, Klosterman 6, Schwieterman 6, May 2, Luthman 2
Spencerville – Kaiden Grigsby 2, Henline 1, Smith 8, Propst 9, Work 1, Jacey Grigsby 12, Mulholland 1

JV: Coldwater 45-25

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Minster & New Bremen utilize turnovers, advance to Sectional Finals

Minster and New Bremen forced 80 turnovers of the opponents in Kenton Tuesday night en route to victories in their Sectional Semifinals matchups. Minster downed Ridgemont in Game 1 of the night by a 91-15 margin while the Cardinals defeated Spencerville by a 41-28 score in Game 2.

The Wildcats got things going early and often in the first quarter as they jumped out to a 29-2 lead at the end of the first quarter behind scores from 7 different players. Ridgemont’s lone markers of the opening stanza came at the 5:03 mark as Freshman Meadow Cromer knocked home a pair of free throws that put a stop to a 23-0 Minster run to open the game.

Just one free throw wouldn’t find it’s mark for the Wildcats in the first half as they finished 14/15 from the line. Ridgemont’s largest quarter of the contest was in the second period when they scored 9 of their 15 points in the game including 5/9 from the charity stripe.

One basket in each of the final two periods would find their way through the net for the Golden Gophers, far less than the 16 shots Minster was able to make from the field in the same span en route to the 91-15 win.

A dozen different players found their way into the scoring column for the Wildcats, four of those in double figures, and were led by 19 from Sophomore Rosie Westerbeck. With the win Minster improves to 17-5 overall and will head back to Kenton on Saturday night for a 6:15pm tilt with #2 seed Upper Scioto Valley in the Sectional Finals.

Ridgemont sees their season end at 3-20, they were led in scoring bu Sara McFadden and Sidney Richardson with 4 apiece.

Scoring:

Minster (91):

Leann Huelsman 2
Mariah McKenzie 10
Rosie Westerbeck 19
Logan Arnold 11
Lauren Roetgerman 9
Alexis Wuebker 8
Taylor Trego 12
Marissa Luthman 9
Hannah Schmitmeyer 4
Alicia Arling 2
Haley Baumer 3
Alli Fischer 2

FG: 33/56
3: 4/11 (Trego 3, Baumer)
FT: 20/23
TO: 14

Ridgemont (15):

Meadow Cromer 2
Sydney Totten 2
Taylor Cronley 2
Sara McFadden 4
Sidney Richardson 4
Alyssa Whittaker 1

FT: 5/9
TO: 50

New Bremen utilized 30 Spencerville turnovers in Game #2 of the night en route to defeating the Bearcats by double digits for the second time in two weeks, this time by a 41-28 final score,

Neither team was particularly sharp in the first quarter as each started slow in the opening minutes of the contest where they each had more turnovers than points. New Bremen would get on the scoreboard first midway through the first quarter with a bucket by Freshman Paige Jones, but the Bearcats would go up 5-2 early behind a score from Megan Miller and a three pointer by Honorable Mention NWC selection Emilee Meyer. The Cardinals stormed back with a two and a three pointer of their own from the duo of Jane Homan and Amanda Brown respectively to lead 7-5 after one period.

Coming into the night Amanda Brown was shooting 6/49 from behind the three point line this season, she finished with 6 points in the contest with both of her scores coming from deep. Her second quarter triple was one of five buckets that the Cardinals would make in the quarter as they stormed out to a 13-2 quarter and led 20-7 at the half. Miller’s jumper for the Bearcats was their only score of the quarter.

Offensively the biggest quarter of the game for Spencerville came in the games penultimate quarter as they combined to see Meyer, Katie Merriman and Jacey Grigsby score 12 of their 28 points on the night and trail by just 8 at 27-19 heading to the 4th.

Alyssa Clune and Paige Jones were a force to be reckoned with for New Bremen in the second half as they together would account for all but two of the 21 second half points en route to 29 combined markers on the night as the Cardinals defeated Spencerville 41-28.

New Bremen who was led in scoring by Jones with 16 improves their season record to 15-8 and will head back to Kenton on Saturday night to take on New Knoxville at 8pm. The Rangers defeated the Cardinals earlier this season by a 39-33 score.

Seniors Katie Merriman and Megan Miller led the Bearcats with 9 points each. Spencerville finishes their first season under Head Coach Greg Ekis at 7-15.

Scoring:

New Bremen (41):

Alyssa Clune 13
Paige Jones 16
Jane Homan 2
Debbie Paul 4
Amanda Brown 6

FG: 11/22
3: 3/13 (Brown 2, Clune)
FT: 10/12
Reb: 12
TO: 20
Fouls: 8

Spencerville (28):

Emilee Meyer 8
Katie Merriman 9
Jacey Grigsby 2
Megan Miller 9

FG: 5/24
3s: 5/16 (Merriman 2, Meyer, Miller)
FT: 3/4
Reb: 7
TO: 30
Fouls: 13

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Bulldogs outshoot Bearcats

Columbus Grove jumped out to an early 7-0 lead in the opening minutes of their contest Thursday night and never looked back as they downed visiting Spencerville 68-44.

Despite falling behind in the first couple of minutes of the game the Bearcats kept shooting the ball and used a 12-6 run after trailing 7-0 find themselves down by just 4 at 18-14 as the first stanza came to an end.

The Bulldogs have been on a tear lately scoring and were able to stave off 8 first half turnovers en route to 37 first half points, led by freshman Carlee McCluer’s 14 first half points. Sophomore guard Jade Clement, the Bulldogs leading scorer on the season would add 9 points in the first two quarters as well.

With two of their top scorers (senior Schylar Miller and junior Caitlyn Propst) both out due to knee injuries, the Bearcats have turned to other players this season to help provide scoring. One of those players is freshman Jenna Henline who was receiving her first career start and scored a pair of points for the Cats offense.

Spencerville would find themselves unable to defense the perimeter shot from Columbus Grove as four different Bulldogs connected from long range, led by three triples each from junior Kyrah Yinger (13 points) and McCluer (career high 22 points) who finished with 35 of the teams 68 points. Jade Clement would add 11 points in the Bulldog win and has now totaled 62 points in the last three contests for her squad.

Jacey Grigsby (15) points led three players in double figures for the Bearcats who see their record fall to 6-9 overall and 1-5 in the NWC. Spencerville will next travel to Kalida on Tuesday to take on the Wildcats in a non-conference matchup.

With the win the Bulldogs improve to 11-6 overall, and 4-1 in the NWC, they will be off until next Thursday when they hit the road to take on Allen East in NWC play.

Scoring:

Grove (68):

Carlee McCluer 22
Kyrah Yinger 13
Jade Clement 11
Mackenzie Wurth 8
Lynea Diller 6
Paige Bellman 4
McKenzie Bame 4

3’s: 8 (Yinger/McCluer 3 each, Clement, Wurth)
FT: 2/6
TO: 15

Spencerville (44):

Jacey Grigsby 15
Megan Miller 11
Emilee Meyer 10
Katie Merriman 4
Jayden Smith 2
Jenna Henline 2

3’s: 4 (Meyer 2, Grigsby, Miller)
FT: 11/18
TO: 17

JV: Grove 57-32

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