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Titans claim district title, Hempfling snags record

ELIDA, OH – Kadie Hempfling’s game high 25 points Saturday afternoon in Elida not only led the Titans to a 55-40 victory over Crestview they also led the OG senior into the top spot in the school record book.

With a rebound and a basket in the middle of the fourth quarter for her 22nd point of the evening the future Bowling Green Falcon eclipsed the previous record of 1204 career points set by current University of Michigan assistant coach and OG standout Melanie Halker Moore that had stood since 1995. Along with the 25 points she would score on the night Kadie would also finish with a stat line that included 1 block, 5 assists, 6 steals, and 7 rebounds.

Video of the record breaking basket:

Early in the contest it was Hempfling who got OG off on the right foot in the ballgame as she accounted for all but two of her teams 13 first quarter points. The only non-Hempfling basket in the first quarter came off an assist from the All-Ohio selection to Paige Sutter who would go on to score 6 markers on the evening.

Crestview’s first half of play saw just two players in sophomore Lexi Gregory and senior and future Indiana Tech guard Paige Motycka, the NWC Player of the Year dent the scoring column.

Motycka and Gregory combined for 21 first half points and repeatedly cut into the Titans big runs on the scoreboard with makes from behind the arc. Lexi Gregory gave the Knights their first lead of the contest at 14-13 in the second period and Motycka tied the game at 19-19 before OG finished the final minutes on an 8-2 run into the break led by the Titan duo of Brianna Schimmoeller and Kasey Ellerbrock. Ellerbrock, the leading three point shooter on the season for her team knocked down a pair of three pointers just moments before Schimmoeller hit a three of her own and coupled it with a steal and score for the lead at 27-21.

Three pointers were again the story for the Knights in the second half as they would go on to represent 3 of their 6 makes from the field in the second half.

Ottawa Glandorf’s high pressure defense not only was able to force the Knights into 21 turnovers in the four quarters of play but also limit Motycka to just one point in the second half, a free throw in the third quarter.

Entering play the Titans have not set the world on fire from the free throw line. Saturday afternoon however OG finished nearly perfect on their free tosses as they sank 11 of their 14 tries to help salt away their victory.

Lexi Gregory led Crestview in scoring with 19 points and put down a three pointer in every quarter. Despite 8 of her points coming in the final eight minutes the Knights sophomore was unable to pull her team closer then 10 and saw them fall by 15 to end their 2017-18 campaign at 19-6 overall.

The Titans move to 23-2 on the season and will head to Ada’s Ohio Northern University on Tuesday night at 6:15pm for a matchup with Liberty Benton. On December 30th the two teams met in Findlay with the visiting Titans emerging victorious in comeback fashion 58-53.

With their win tonight the senior class for OG of Kadie Hempfling, Mackenzie Meyer and Carri Johnson established a new 4 year record of 102 wins and break the mark set by last seasons senior class.

Box Score:

OG (55):

Ashley Schroeder 2
Kelsey Erford 2
Carri Johnson 2
Paige Sutter 6
Erin Kaufman 5
Brianna Schimmoeller 7
Kasey Ellerbrock 6
Kadie Hempfling 25

FG: 20/49
3PT: 4/17 (Ellerbrock 2, Hempfling, Schimmoeller)
FT: 11/14
REB: 23
TO: 9

Crestview (40):

Bailey Gregory 3
Lyvia Black 2
Lexi Gregory 19
Ally McCoy 2
Paige Motycka 14

FG: 14/37
3PT: 7/20 (L. Gregory 4, Motycka 2, B. Gregory)
FT: 5/7
REB: 28
TO: 21


Ellerbrock breaks record, Titans dominate on Senior Night

Thursday night’s WBL contest at the Supreme Court in Ottawa might have been Senior Night, but it belonged to one in particular as Elissa Ellerbrock scored 35 points in her squad’s 76-46 win over visiting Elida.

In scoring the 35 points Ellerbrock surpassed a 20 year old school record set by Melanie Halker who finished a 1995 contest with 34 against Paulding.

Elida got on the scoreboard first in the contest just seconds into the game as senior Abby Waddle nailed a pair of free throws to give her team a 2-0 lead that would get up to 4-3 before Ottawa Glandorf got a bucket from Ellerbrock and took the lead at 5-4, a lead in which they would never relent. In addition to the 13 points in the quarter from Ellerbrock, Erin Basinger made all three of her jumpers to finish the quarter with 6. The Bulldogs committed 10 turnovers in the opening 8:00 and found themselves on the wrong end of a 22-8 score heading into the second period.

In the middle two quarters the Titans defense forced a myriad of Bulldog turnovers (26 for the game) that they turned directly into fast break points from seven different players and outscored Elida 37-24 to lead heading into the final stanza 59-32.

OG’s senior class would account for all of the teams points in the last 8:00 as Ellerbrock (10), Anna Bellman (2), Danielle Schroeder (2), and Kianna Siefker (2) did the damage on the scoreboard.

Entering the final couple of minutes and with the game out of hand, Ellerbrock found herself directly within striking distance of the school single game scoring record. The future Gannon University Golden Knight accomplished breaking the record as she buried a jump shot from 12 feet away as the final seconds ticked off the clock for the final points of the contest with the Titans winning 76-46.

Two players finished in double figures for the Titans (18-2, 7-1 WBL) as Ellerbrock was joined by Danielle Schroeder who used a pair of three pointers en route to her 11 points. Ottawa Glandorf will be off until Tuesday night when they welcome the Archbold Bluestreaks to town for a non-conference tilt that can be heard on www.zsportslive.com

Elida (8-13, 3-5 WBL) was led in scoring by Bailee Kuhn who poured in 13 of her team high 19 points in the second half. Abby Waddle (11) and Shyah Wheeler (10) also finished in double digits for the Bulldogs.


OG (76):

Dani Ellerbrock 2
Elissa Ellerbrock 35
Mackenzie Meyer 2
Anna Bellman 4
Erin Basinger 6
Danielle Schroeder 11
Kianna Siefker 2
Kylie White 7
Lexi Schroeder 5

FT: 10/14 (Ellerbrock 6/8)
3s: 3 (D. Schroeder 2, L. Schroeder)
TO: 9

Elida (46):

Hope Carter 2
Mariah Wise 3
Abby Waddle 11
Shyah Wheeler 10
Courtney Siefker 1
Bailee Kuhn 19

FT: 8/16 (Kuhn 3/11)
3s: 2 (Wise, Waddle)
TO: 26

JV: Elida 29-16

Audio of Ellerbrock’s record breaker: