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OG hands Tinora first loss

JEWELL, OH – Ottawa Glandorf found themselves ahead 17-6 after the first quarter and cruised to a 58-43 win Tuesday night at Tinora behind balanced scoring from 10 players.

Nine first quarter turnovers by the Rams (2-1) led to the visitors jumping out to a quick 8-2 lead behind a pair of baskets from junior guard Erin Kaufman and one by Kadie Hempfling.

Turnovers continued to plague the Tinora offense in the second quarter as OG’s depth began to show behind Carri Johnson and Kasey Ellerbrock who would each connect on a three pointer to help push their teams lead to 29-12 at the halftime break.

In the third quarter Titan mentor Troy Yant continued to get balanced scoring from his young squad as six players tossed in points, including Mackenzie Meyer and freshman guard Kelsey Erford who both hit from deep before Kadie Hempfling added one of her own from beyond the arc to push the visiting teams lead to 44-23 heading into the final period of play.

With the score mostly in hand the Titans began to work in their younger players for good and found themselves outscored 20-14. The Tinora duo of Aaliyah Hurtt and Taylor Brown combined to score 9 of the 20 in the stanza and also combined to set up Sarah Harris for her second triple of the contest to pull the final margin to 15 in the loss.

Offensively the Rams were held to just three field goals made in the first half but doubled that output from the free throw line as they converted on 6 of 13 first half charity tosses. For the game Tinora connected on 13/23 foul shots.

Ottawa Glandorf improves to 2-0 on the season with the win and will be home on Saturday afternoon when they welcome the Kalida Wildcats (1-1) to Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium for a 1:30pm varsity tilt that can be heard on WZOQ Radio

Tinora was led in scoring by Taylor Brown’s 9 points while the Titan offense was paced by Erin Kaufman and a career high 9 points from Paige Sutter.

Scoring:

OG (58):
Ashley Schroeder 6
Kelsey Erford 7
Carri Johnson 3
Paige Sutter 9
Erin Kaufman 9
Mackenzie Meyer 3
Brianna Schimmoeller 6
Kasey Ellerbrock 6
Peyton Warnecke 2
Kadie Hempfling 7

FT: 14/18
3PT: 6 (Erford, Johnson, Kaufman, Meyer, Ellerbrock, Hempfling)
TO: 14

Tinora (43):
Amber Schliesser 3
Aaliyah Hurtt 8
Taylor Brown 9
Sarah Andrews 2
Grayce Burkholder 4
Madison Brown 4
Sydney Grieser 5
Sarah Harris 8

FT: 13/23
3PT: 2 (S. Harris 2)
TO: 25

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Titans hit 10 3’s, blitz by Tinora

OTTAWA, OH – Two OG Titans connected on nine of the teams ten three pointers and combined for 31 of their squads points and helped the hosts down visiting Tinora 76-44 in non-league action Tuesday night.

Ottawa Glandorf Head Coach Troy Yant was celebrating his birthday and his team wasted no time giving the Titan mentor his 92nd career win as they jumped out to an early 10-0 lead before Tinora dented the Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium scoredboard on a Kacey Wilkerson free throw at the 4:17 mark of the quarter.

Senior Kylie White, a 1st team WBL selection last season grabbed a pair of offensive rebounds and tossed in eight points in the opening period before teammates Kadie Hempfling and Erin Kaufman combined for 13 points to push the OG lead out to 21 when the quarter buzzer sounded.

The second period came with a plethora of substitutions for the home team and saw the team continue their hot shooting as Sophomore Ashley Schroeder connected on a pair of triples while teammate Carri Johnson tossed in her second from behind the arc to give the Titans a 46-23 advantage at the halftime break.

Despite scoring a team high 9 points in the first half on a trio of shots from deep, Tinora Freshman Shaelyn Pedroza who Rams coach Robin Eberle refers to as “one of the best pure basketball players we’ve ever had come through here,” was held to just two second half points by a Titans defense that forced 9 second half turnovers.

Schroeder and Johnson each buried a pair of three’s in the third quarter to help give OG a 65-31 lead heading into the final stanza.

Carri Johnson’s final three and an inside bucket with just minutes to play helped preserve the Titan win but was aided by buckets from Masie Utrup and Kylie White in the final stanza as well as a pair of free throws by McKenzie Meyer to make up the 76-44 final score.

Tinora (1-1) was led in points by Wilkerson’s 12 as they would see their 6’3 Senior post connect on 6/11 free throws. Pedroza was next on the scoring list for the Rams as she tossed in 11 points while McKenzie Helberg scored 9.

Ottawa Glandorf (2-0) finished with Johnson’s career high 17 as their top score and with three others: Kylie White (15 points, 6 rebounds), Schroeder (Career high 14 points, 4 three pointers), and Kaufman (12 points, 4 steals) in double figures. The Titans will next travel to take on Kalida Saturday afternoon with a 1pm tipoff in a varsity contest that can be heard on WZOQ Radio

Box Score:

Tinora (44)
Amber Schliesser 3
Shaelyn Pedroza 11
McKenzie Helberg 9
Gina Norden 5
Sydney Grieser 4
Kacey Wilkerson 12

FG: 14/41
3PT: 5/19 (Pedroza 3, Helberg, Norden)
FT: 11/18
REB: 25 (Wilkerson 8)
AST: (Schliesser/Pedroza 3)
STL: 4 (Grieser 2)
TO: 21

OG (76):
Ashley Schroeder 14
Carri Johnson 17
Erin Kaufman 12
McKenzie Meyer 2
Lexi Schroeder 4
Masie Utrup 2
Kylie White 15
Courtney Bockrath 4
Kadie Hempfling 6

FG: 30/53
3PT: 10/26 (Johnson 5, A. Schroeder 4, Kaufman)
FT: 6/7
REB: 25 (L. Schroeder 7, White 6)
AST: 17 (Hempfling 5)
STL: 13 (Kaufman 4)
TO: 10

JV SCORE: OG 61-28

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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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OG blasts Tinora

Ottawa Glandorf got off to an 18-9 first quarter lead and never looked back as they turned 20+ Tinora turnovers into quick points to win 64-38 Thursday night at the Supreme Court.

Despite having twice as many fouls in both halves than the Rams, OG utilized a stingy defense and a fast paced attack on the break to hold Tinora in check and lead 34-13 at the half following a 16-4 second stanza.

Things would get a little bit better for Tinora in the third quarter as they forced a trio of OG starters in Anna Bellman, Elissa Ellerbrock and Kylie White into foul trouble and pulled to within 20 on the backs of a 16-15 advantage in the quarter.

For a couple of minutes in the last quarter the Rams were closing the gap behind plays made by Taylor Pedroza and Ashley Mack, but no answer for the Titans Kadie Hempfling, Kianna Siefker and Jill Rosselit off the bench as well as Dani Ellerbrock proved too much as they accounted for 15 points in the quarter to keep the game out of reach.

Gina Norden led the way for Tinora with 10 points while Pedroza chipped in 7 and the duo of Mack and Nicole Helberg each tossed in 6 points for the Rams.

OG finished with 10 of their 12 players that played in the game in the scorebook led by 11 (all in the first half) from Kylie White and 9 each from Dani Ellerbrock (who was named the Player of the Game for her efforts on the defensive end) and Erin Basinger. Elissa Ellerbrock, Anna Bellman and Kadie Hempfling all added 8 apiece in the win.

OG also won the JV contest 51-48 to improve to 2-0 on the season.

With the win Ottawa Glandorf improves to 2-0 on the young season and will next play Kalida on Saturday afternoon in a game available on www.zsportslive.com before traveling to Lima next Thursday night against WBL foe Bath. Tinora falls to 1-1 and will next play on Monday against Hilltop.

Boxscore:

Tinora Scoring:

Kaylee Marihugh 4
Emma Bowden 5
Nicole Helberg 6
Ashley Mack 6
Taylor Pedroza 7
Gina Norden 10

OG Scoring:

Lexi Schroeder 1
Kianna Siefker 2
Jill Rosselit 3
Elissa Ellerbrock 8
Anna Bellman 8
Kadie Hempfling 8
Dani Ellerbrock 9
Erin Basinger 9
Kylie White 11

Quarter Scoring:

OG 18 – 16 – 15 – 14 = 64
Tinora 9 – 4 – 16 – 9 = 38

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