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Hempfling signs with BGSU

OTTAWA – Ottawa Glandorf standout Kadie Hempfling announced this afternoon that she has made her choice on where she will play college basketball. Hempfling will take on the next level as a member of the Bowling Green State University Falcons Women’s Basketball squad.

Coming off a Junior campaign where she helped lead the Titans to a third straight trip to Columbus and a 27-1 season record the future Falcon will be a big piece of the defending WBL Champions squad as they look to make another deep run this season.

During her third season under Troy Yant, Hempfling not only tossed in a triple-double, but also finished with a total 348 points, 162 assists, 115 steals, and 207 rebounds. The 162 assists finished her season with the second highest single season total in school history, while her 115 thefts are the single season record for any player in one year at the school. As a Sophomore Hempfling snagged 73 steals which also puts her in the top ten for one single campaign at OG.

Going into her final year of her prep career the Titan All-Ohio selection and two-time reigning WBL Player of the Year will begin with 822 career points and look to become just the fourth Lady Titan to reach the 1,000 point mark at Ottawa Glandorf. With 63 assists on the season she will also become the all-time OG leader and surpass Michelle Bockrath who set the record in 1996.

Hempfling tweet announcing her signing:

Last season the Falcons finished their season at 8-23 overall, and 4-14 in the MAC. This season BGSU will feature a roster with just a pair of Seniors on it including former Liberty Benton standout Rachel Myers and will kick off their 2017-18 campaign at home on November 5th as they welcome Seton Hill to the Stroh Center.

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Titans look to get back to State

OTTAWA, OH – For the past two years the Ottawa Glandorf Lady Titans have finished their season as runners up in the OHSAA Tournament but will look to take the next step this season as they return a talented and experienced group to the hardwood.

Head Coach Troy Yant is back behind the Titan bench and ready to continue his teams dominance in the Western Buckeye League this season and build on the success of the programs first conference crown last year since their previous title that came during the 2004-05 campaign. Yant will enter this season with a career record of 90-15 and a 30-7 WBL mark.

Last season’s Point Guard Dani Ellerbrock has graduated and is now plying her trade in the college ranks at Columbus, Ohio based Mount Vernon Nazarene University. During her four years under the tutelage of Yant the four year starter finished as a 2nd Team WBL selection last year and was honored at the State Tournament last season for having started 108 games in her high school career.

Returning for the defending Western Buckeye League champions this season will be the WBL Player of the Year Kadie Hempfling. Hempfling, a versatile Junior who averaged 15.3 ppg, 8.3 rebounds per game, and 3.4 assists per contest on her way to 2nd team All-Ohio honors in Division 2. Entering this season Hempfling has accrued 634 points in her first two seasons of varsity action and figures to be one of the best players in the league and the Northwest Ohio area once again.

Coming off of a strong season in which she led the Titans in total points scored with 370 tallies and a 12.7 points per game average, Senior Kylie White will be another key addition for OG if they are able to make a long run deep into the tournament as they have done the past two years. White snagged 8.3 rebounds and handed out 3.4 helpers a contest while also leading the team in scoring for a majority of the season en route to a 1st Team WBL and 2nd team All-Ohio selection last year.

Lexi Schroeder, a 5’9 Senior Wing for Ottawa Glandorf came off the bench two seasons ago in a limited role but emerged as a go to scorer for her squad last season as she led the team in scoring on four occasions including a career high 15 points in a win over Perrysburg early in the season. Schroeder finished her Junior campaign averaging 7.8 points per game while pulling down 4 rebounds and will be counted on for a similar output this season.

Sophomore Point Guard Erin Kaufman might not be the biggest guard leading her team in the WBL but she might be the fiercest defender the conference has to offer. Standing at 5’5 the OG second year guard is coming off of a year in which she burst onto the scene by averaging 4.8 points and an assist per contest while also being tasked with guarding some of the better offensive players in the lineup each night on the other side of the court. In last seasons State Championship game loss to Kettering Alter it was Kaufman who stepped in to lead the OG offensive attack as she finished with a team high 12 points.

Two returning letter-winners in Senior Devon Warnecke and Junior Carri Johnson will be looked at to provide not only solid offense and defense for the Titans but also leadership to the younger players as they have each been part of the two trips to the Finals the past two years as well. Joining the aforementioned duo will be Junior Mackenzie Meyer who finished last season with 1.6 points per game and will look to contribute greatly as her role grows this season with more minutes available to her.

Joining the rest of last seasons strong nucleus and looking to add significant minutes will be 5’8 Senior Courtney Bockrath who appeared in 22 games last season and tossed in 30 points, and Sophomores Paige Sutter (5’11 Post), and 5’4 guard Ashley Schroeder whose 2 points last season came early on against Tinora.

Ottawa Glandorf opens their season on Saturday against Miller City at home with a 6pm Junior Varsity tip.

Every OG Girls game this season both home and away can be heard live via: WZOQ Radio

2016-17 Ottawa-Glandorf High School Girls JV/Varsity Basketball Schedule

Sat Nov 26 Miller City H 6:00
Tues Nov 29 Tinora H 6:00
Sat Dec 3 Kalida A 1:00
Tues Dec 6 Wauseon A 6:00
Thur Dec 8 St Marys A 6:00
Thur Dec 15 Bath A 6:00
Thur Dec 22 Ottoville H 6:00
Wed Dec 28 Liberty-Benton H 6:00
Thur Dec 29 Columbus Grove A 6:00
Tues Jan 3 Perrysburg H 6:00
Thur Jan 5 Van Wert H 6:00
Thur Jan 12 Celina H 6:00
Sat Jan 14 Lima Sr H 12:00
Mon Jan 16 Massillon Tuslaw A 10:00 *Game is part of annual “Classic In The Country” Event in Berlin, OH*
Thur Jan 19 Shawnee A 6:00
Sat Jan 21 Miami Trace H 12:00
Thur Jan 26 Defiance A 6:00
Thur Feb 2 Kenton H 6:00
Tues Feb 7 Napoleon H 6:00
Thur Feb 9 Wapakoneta A 6:00
Tues Feb 14 Archbold H 6:00
Thur Feb 16 Elida H 6:00

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Alter claims D2 crown

COLUMBUS, OH – Ottawa Glandorf climbed within four points of Kettering Alter in the waning moments of the third quarter Saturday afternoon but were unable to complete the comeback after losing one of their leaders in Kadie Hempfling to injury and falling to the Knights 74-48 in the Division 2 State Championship game.

As she has done all season long the WBL Player of the Year dove to the floor to procure a loose ball for the Titans, but Hempfling landed awkwardly on her right hand and suffered what was later revealed to be a dislocated finger that would keep her out of the remaining ten minutes of the contest.

With the Sophomore relegated to the bench and cheering on her team as she had been forced to do in the middle of the season for five games, Ottawa Glandorf was outscored 34-12 the rest of the game by Alter.

Braxtin Miller, a Junior who is being heavily recruited by most major Division 1 colleges poured in 33 points in the game and helped her team score a State Championship game record 26 points in the final stanza to secure their second straight championship.

Freshman guard Erin Kaufman led the Titans in points for the game as she finished with 12 markers. Over a span of two minutes in the the game the youngest Titan starter accounted for ten of her scores on the afternoon and helped to push her teams momentum into an Alter timeout that had the huge OG following on their feet.

Playing in her 108th game, Senior Dani Ellerbrock who will play her college basketball at Mount Vernon Nazarene University next season handed out five assists and helped OG run the fast break to perfection at times but fouled out early in the fourth quarter to end her prep career. In her four years at Ottawa Glandorf Ellerbrock started every game of her career amassed a 90-18 record.

Kara Stephenson and Duquesne bound Libby Bazelak each scored 10 points for Alter (28-2) while Northern Kentucky bound Haley Combs added 9 for the Knights who shot 22/38 from the field, 9/15 from beyond the arc and 21/28 from the free throw line in the win.

Ottawa Glandorf’s season ends with a 26-3 record for the second straight season and ties the highest amount of wins in a single campaign in school history.

Scoring:

Alter (74):
Kara Stephenson 10
Olivia Gillis 1
Libby Bazelak 10
Braxtin Miller 33
Hayley Combs 9
Lauren Lush 3
Ty Markoff 5
Allie Godfrey 1
Riley Priest 2

FG: 22/38
3PT: 9/15
FT: 21/28
REB: 26
TO: 12

OG (48):
Dani Ellerbrock 6
Erin Kaufman 12
Kylie White 11
Lexi Schroeder 6
Kadie Hempfling 10
Devon Warnecke 3

FG: 21/46
3PT: 3/16
FT: 3/9
REB: 22
TO: 18

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OG eliminates Celina

PAULDING, OH – Celina might have scored the first two points in their contest with OG on Thursday night but it was the Titans who added the next 18 as they jumped on the Bulldogs miscues and raced out to an 18-2 advantage they would never relinquish on the way to a 41-23 win.

For the second game in a row Titan Junior Lexi Schroeder tossed in a big first quarter as she scored half of her 12 points in the opening stanza. Kadie Hempfling, the WBL player of the year added all 7 of her points in the contest as well as OG rushed out to a seemingly insurmountable lead early on.

Celina found themselves with just a pair of makes from the field in the first half, a two pointer from Haley McGillvary and a triple from the hands of Caelyn Reineke in the second quarter. For the game the Bulldogs would connect on 6 shots from the field.

Leading 31-8 late in the third quarter the Titans gave up their only points of the games penultimate period, a make by Reineke with 1:19 left that put Celina in double digits.

Seven players for the Titans found themselves with points in the book on the night including Senior Dani Ellebrock who scored 5 of her 7 points in the final stanza and Carri Johnson who connected on a three point attempt as the WBL Champions finished off the contest with an 18 point win that will have them back on Saturday night to make their fourth straight District Finals appearance.

The Bulldogs see their season come to an end at 13-11 and were led in scoring by Caelyn Reineke who finished with 8 points.

Ottawa Glandorf (22-2) will take on 20-4 Wapak on Saturday night at 7pm in a rematch of their only WBL loss of the season. OG was led in scoring for the second straight contest by Lexi Schroeder’s dozen markers.

Scoring:

OG (41):

Carri Johnson 3
Dani Ellerbrock 7
Erin Kaufman 4
Mackenzie Meyer 1
Kylie White 7
Lexi Schroeder 12
Kadie Hempfling 7

FT: 6/20
3PT: 3 (Johnson, Hempfling, Schroeder)
TO: 13

Celina (31):

Mackenzie Moorman 1
Heather Heiby 7
Caelyn Reineke 8
Trish Dennis 3
Haley McGillvary 2
Kelly Stahl 2

FT: 6/10
3PT: 3 (Reineke 2, Heiby)
TO: 22

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2nd quarter run surges Titans to 5-0 in WBL

OTTAWA, OH – One of the biggest quarters in Lady Titan basketball history helped OG stay undefeated Thursday night as they surged past visiting Shawnee 73-47.

Leading 23-16 after the first quarter the Titans turned up their defensive pressure on the Indians and outscored Shawnee by a 31-8 margin to push their lead to 54-24 at the halftime break. In the quarter the Titans found themselves on a 14-0 run where they could seemingly not miss, finishing the half by connecting on 19/23 shots from the field along with 10/11 from the free throw line.

Shawnee’s Ijah Austin actually gave her team a 2-0 lead in the early moments of the game but a run by OG fueled by 8 points from Lexi Schroeder put a stop to OG trailing in the game and gave the Titans a lead they would not again relinquish.

Of the 31 points the Titans found themselves with on the Supreme Court scoreboard in the second period 13 came from Sophomore Kadie Hempfling who was forced to sit in the first quarter after picking up a pair of quick fouls on the defensive end. Dani Ellerbrock utilized a pair of OG steals en route to four of her nine markers in the period and also drained a long three pointer from straight away. In all the Titans connected on 6/8 first half shots from deep.

Grace O’Connor’s trio of three pointers in the second half helped pull Shawnee closer, but it was not to be as despite 13 points from gritty point guard DeAsia Smith the Indians would fall and see their record drop to 3-10 on the season.

Ottawa Glandorf was led in scoring by Hempfling’s 22 points and were backed up by a balanced effort as 7 of her teammates etched their name in the scoring column as well. The Titans record improves to 12-1 on the year and the win keeps them as the WBL’s only unblemished squad at 5-0. OG, ranked #5 in Division 2’s first AP Poll of the season will travel to Lima to take on the Lima Senior High Spartans on Saturday at 1:30pm.

Shawnee falls to 1-4 in Western Buckeye League play and will travel to Coldwater for a non-league affair on Saturday afternoon.

Scoring:

OG (73):

Devon Warnecke 8
Carri Johnson 5
Dani Ellerbrock 10
Erin Kaufman 7
Nina Brown 3
Kylie White 7
Lexi Schroeder 10
Kadie Hempfling 22

FG: 27/46
FT: 11/15
TO: 22

Shawnee (47):

Grace O’Connor 9
Alissa Stahler 8
DeAsia Smith 13
Kerri Roberson 7
Rachel Adams 5
Kinsey Heistan 2
Ijah Austin 3

FG: 17/38
FT: 8/11
TO: 24

JV: OG 49-41

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