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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


OG and Versailles advance to finals

COLUMBUS, OHIO – For one squad the game on Saturday will be about redemption from last season, for the other it will be about making history.

Ottawa Glandorf is now 26-2 on the season after dispatching the Fairland Dragons from the OHSAA Division 3 tournament with a 55-27 win on Thursday night in the semi-finals. The 26 wins by the Titans this season is the most by an OG squad in a single season and has the young ladies that fill up the roster hungry for the final piece of the puzzle, the schools first ever state championship in girls basketball.

The Lady Titans motto all season has been about getting hype and staying there, and that has never been on display than more during the tournament run where they have run off five wins by a combined 132 points.

Moments into last nights contest against Fairland the Titans began to utilize what they have all season long, their immense pressure on the ballhandlers of the opposing team. Erin Basinger got things going for OG at the free throw line as off of an Elissa Ellerbrock missed three pointer she grabbed the rebound and was fouled and was sent for a pair of charity tosses where she hit 1/2 and put her team up 1-0.

Off of a steal by Danielle Schroeder the Titans put up 3 more quick points this time around as Ellerbrock connected from behind the arc in the deep right corner of the Schott to go up 4-0. The final two points of the opening quarter run came seconds later following a missed triple from Schroeder, Ellerbrock kept the possession alive with an offensive rebound and a made jumper to go up 6-0 with 5:45 left in the opening period before Mackenzie Riley got the Dragons on the scoreboard with a layup at the 5:24 mark. OG would outscore Fairland the rest of the way in the quarter 7-1 and lead at the quarter stoppage 13-3.

Things wouldn’t get much better for Fairland in the second quarter either as the high pressure relentless attack of OG would connect for 7 points off of turnovers and head into the half with a 27-10 Titans advantage. Fairland was held to just 2/14 shooting from the perimeter and had to rely on their free throw shooting (6/10 in the half) to get their score into double digits.

Despite shooting just 9/22 in the second half, OG was able to stretch their lead to 40-17 heading into the final period as they utilized a 13-7 quarter and connected on a multitude of free throws. Ottawa Glandorf outscored Fairland 15-10 in the fourth quarter and advanced with a 55-27 win in front of 5,368 cheering fans in attendance.

Caitlin Stone, a 5’3 Senior headed to play for former OG Titan Haley Ducey at Urbana University was held to just 3 points in the contest on 1/10 shooting. Her lone made shot of the game came on a three pointer. Kelsey Riley, a 4 year starter and McDonalds All-American Game nominee for the Dragons was also held in check by the pressure defense employed by the Titans as she finished her career with 11 points on 4/7 shooting combined with 3/5 from the charity stripe.

Ottawa Glandorf was led in scoring by Elissa Ellerbrock with 11, and followed closely by Erin Basinger with 10. The Titans advance to Saturday afternoon at 2pm where they will play the Versailles Tigers, 54-43 winners over the previously unbeaten Doylestown Chippewa Lady Chipps in the early contest.

The Division 4 State Championship game can be heard live as it happens on www.zsportslive.com

Box Score:

OG (55):

Dani Ellerbrock 5
Elissa Ellerbrock 11
Anna Bellman 1
Erin Basinger 10
Danielle Schroeder 7
Devon Warnecke 2
Mackenzie Meyer 2
Kylie White 8
Lexi Schroeder 5
Kadie Hempfling 4

FG: 18/42 (42.9%)
3: 2/7 (28.6%) – D. Ellerbrock, E. Ellerbrock
FT: 17/26 (65.4%)
Reb: 36 (17 offensive – E. Ellerbrock 9)
Fouls: 16
Ast: 13 (D. Ellerbrock 5)
TO: 12
Blk: 0
Stl: 12 (E. Ellerbrock 3, Hempfling 3)
Points in paint: 28
Points off turnover: 24
2nd chance points: 18
Bench scoring: 21

Fairland (27):

Taylor Staten 4
Mackenzie Riley 4
Kelsey Riley 11
Caitlin Stone 3
Jenna Fulks 3
Emily Chapman 2

FG: 7/32 (21.9%)
3: 1/12 (10.0%) – Stone
FT: 12/20 (60.0%)
Reb: 23 (9 offensive – M. Riley 5)
Fouls: 20
Ast: 4 (M. Riley 2)
Blk: 2 (Fulks 2)
Stl: 5 (5 players with 1 each)
Points in paint: 12
Points off turnover: 10
2nd chance points: 1
Bench scoring: 2

Versailles (25-4) used their stellar defense and a big performance from Freshman phenom and Honorable Mention MAC selection Kami McEldowney who finished with a team high 13 points. Joining McEldowney in double figures for the Tigers were Seniors Lauren Bruns (headed to Dayton on a Volleyball scholarship), and Taylor Winner with 12 points apiece.

Division 3 All-Ohio 1st teamer and Player of the Year Ashley Richardson finished with a game high 18 points on 8/13 from the field, she also grabbed 11 rebounds. Outside of Richardson however the Lady Chipps finished just 4/26 from the field and could only muster 43 points to Versailles 54 in suffering their only loss of the season (finished 28-1).

One positive note however for Chippewa, their 28 wins is the most in a single season by a Lady Chipps squad and they will return two of their key players in Carly Koncz and Taylor Richards.