OTTAWA, OH – Ottawa Glandorf jumped out to a 17 point first quarter lead and never looked back Thursday night as they dispatched Shawnee 70-45 to move to 6-0 in Western Buckeye League action.
Led by a season high 17 points from junior Erin Kaufman the Titans offense was rolling early as they blitzed out to a 21-4 first quarter advantage.
With scores by seven different players and three pointers from three of those the OG offense was clicking early, but it was the defense that was most impressive for the home team. For their part Shawnee was forced to play loose with the basketball as they accounted for 13 first half turnovers.
Scoring wise the second period was much better for the visiting Indians as they accounted for 16 markers, but still found themselves down 17 at the break 37-20. Nearly all of Shawnee’s scoring in the stanza came from the duo of All-WBL pick Alissa Stahler and Eliyana Floyd who combined for 11 of their 21 game markers.
As they have done for most of the season the Titans got solid contributions from their bench in the contest led by Kasey Ellerbrock who hit on a trio of three pointers in the game and finished with a career high 11, 8 of those coming in the first 16 minutes.
In the second half the OG offense continued to get points on steals and quick rebounds turned into run outs, a staple of Ottawa Glandorf’s game and outscored their opponents 33-25 to secure their 6th victory in as many tries in the Western Buckeye League.
Kadie Hempfling helped to push the pace for her squad in the second half as she added a pair of dazzling layups and a three pointer in the third quarter for seven of her 15 points. Along with the scoring the future Falcon handed out five assists and nabbed five rebounds in the game for the third ranked Titans.
Ottawa Glandorf (15-1, 6-0) will travel to Lima on Saturday afternoon for a date with the Lima Senior Spartans in a game that can be heard live on WZOQ Radio at 1:30pm.
Shawnee (8-8, 2-4) was led in scoring by Stahler who ended the game with 15. The Indians will next play host to Coldwater on Tuesday night in non-conference action.
Ashley Schroeder 8
Kelsey Erford 4
Paige Sutter 3
Erin Kaufman 17
Mackenzie Meyer 3
Brianna Schimmoeller 7
Kasey Ellerbrock 11
Peyton Warnecke 2
Kadie Hempfling 15
3PT: 8 (Ellerbrock 3, Kaufman 2, Schimmoeller, Hempfling, Meyer)
Samya Wright 4
Alissa Stahler 15
Tessa Jordan 5
Kerri Roberson 5
Trinity Gearing 4
Eliyana Floyd 6
Ijah Austin 5
3PT: 3 (Jordan, Roberson, Floyd)
JV: OG 49-21