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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


Riders outshoot Redskins

St. Marys used hot shooting and scores from seven different players Monday night as they downed St. Henry in a non-conference tilt 67-56 to earn their 12th win of the season.

Despite the fact it was Senior Night at the Horseshoe it was a pair of Juniors in Quincy Rable and Shania Taylor who did a lot of the damage for the Roughriders (12-6) as the duo combined to score 34 points in the contest. Rable would finish the game with a season high 19 points and 6 rebounds while Taylor pulled down 8 rebounds to go with her 15 markers.

In the first the Riders got off to a big start as Taylor and Rable each tossed in a pair of baskets while Sydney and Lindi Cisco connected on a three pointer apiece and helped St. Marys jump out to a 19-12 lead after the opening eight minutes of play.

Despite having seven players find their way onto the scoreboard in the first half, the Redskins (4-14) were only able to total 20 points in the first half and find themselves trailing by 15 heading into the break. Seconds before the buzzer sounded the Roughriders etched the last two points of the half on an inbound pass from midcourt and the hands of Makayla Koch that was tossed in by Quincy Rable.

The second half of play began with both squads connecting on a handful of shots from beyond the arc that allowed St. Henry to trim the home teams lead to 14 at the end of the quarter by virtue of a 10-3 run.

Alexis Ontrop and Ellie Stammen combined for five of the Redskins three pointers in the second half but the duo were unable to get themselves and their squad any closer than nine points before the Riders got a pair of threes from Erika Angstman in the final period to push the advantage back to double digits and secure the win.

With three league games remaining the Roughriders find themselves in a four way logjam at 4-2 in the Western Buckeye League and behind leaders Ottawa Glandorf (6-0) heading into their final 3 conference tilts against Wapak, Defiance, and Thursday night against Celina.

St. Henry is 0-6 in MAC play and will look for their first league win of the year Thursday night as they take on New Bremen.


St. Marys (67):

Lindi Cisco 3
Makayla Koch 6
Sydney Cisco 12
Makenna Mele 1
Quincy Rable 19
Shania Taylor 15
Erika Angstman 11

FG: 21/43
3PT: 8/16
FT: 11/13

St. Henry (56):

Ellie Stammen 12
Kendra Rose 5
Alexis Ontrop 15
Alyssa Siefring 7
Britney Siefring 2
Jacey King 10
Nikki Keller 2
Danielle Lange 3

FG: 22/53
3PT: 8/23
FT: 4/7
TO: 11