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Titans blast Bulldogs

OTTAWA, OH – Red hot shooting and scoring from 10 players Friday night pushed the Ottawa Glandorf Titans to their 4th Western Buckeye League wins in as many tries 97-63 over visiting Celina.

For the third time this season the Titans offense scored 90 plus points in a game tonight and were led by Bryce Schroeder who tossed in a game high 19 points which included four three pointers.

Ottawa Glandorf jumped out to an early lead as Schroeder and a pair of players off the bench knocked down shots from behind the arc to give the home team a 29-19 first quarter lead.

Celina finished the first half 7/15 from inside the arc and were led by senior Kole Murlin with 8 points but hit on just 2/11 three pointers and saw the home squad’s advantage swell to 45-28 at the halftime buzzer.

Having shot 15/23 in the first half from inside, the Titans went back to work in the third quarter from inside as Ethan White kicked in 6 of his 15 points in the stanza on a jumper and a pair of fast break layups off a pair of the many Celina turnovers on the evening.

Leading 69-49 heading into the final period thanks to the three point shooting of Bryce Schroeder and leading scorer Owen Hiegel the Titans began to work their bench players into the ballgame and flex their deep bench muscle. Richie Knowlton, a senior who connected on a triple in the first period hit for 6 markers in the final right minutes and was joined in scoring multiple baskets by Jake Dible and Trevor Siefker in the fourth quarter to solidify the victory.

Celina (1-12, 1-3) finished the contest with three players in double figures led by the duo of Brett Schwieterman and Kole Murlin with a dozen each while Corbin Murphy nabbed 11. Senior guard Jimi Briand scored a big third quarter in the contest as he hit a three pointer from the wing and was successful on all four of his free throw attempts.

With the win the Titans, ranked #3 in the second Associated Press poll released on Monday evening improve their record to 13-0 on the season and move to 4-0 in WBL play. Ottawa Glandorf will be back in front of their home fans Saturday night as they welcome non-conference rival Lima Senior to town.

Scoring:

OG (97):

Owen Hiegel 13
Chad Duling 2
Carter Heringhaus 8
Bryce Schroeder 19
Ethan White 15
Jake Dible 8
Richie Knowlton 9
Trevor Siefker 8
Jay Kaufman 13
Ben Westrick 2

Celina (63):

Brett Schwieterman 12
Jimi Briand 9
Kole Murlin 12
Kaston Eichenauer 8
Kyle Flaute 2
Corbin Murphy 11
Brandon Yenser 3
Drake Langenkamp 6

JV: OG 66-49

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Hempfling big night powers Titans past Bath

OTTAWA, OH – A monumental night for Ottawa Glandorf senior Kadie Hempfling started early in the first half when she became just the fourth Titan to record 1,000 career points but ended when her team secured a 47-37 win against visiting Bath.

Hempfling entered the night with 994 career points and wasted no time adding to that total as she connected on a three point goal from the wing for the first points of the game. Entering the second quarter with her total now raised to 999 thanks to a pair of free throws the BGSU Falcon to be again dialed up a triple to put her team on top and herself into the OG history books with point 1,002. Not to be out done however the Bath offense quickly hurried the ball up the court and buried a three of their own to take the lead back before play was stopped to honor the Titan seniors accomplishment.

With the Titans trailing 19-18 with 3:03 remaining in the opening half it was again Hempfling who would provide the OG spark as she hit on 1 of 2 from the free throw line to tie the contest at 19-19. Behind a strong quarter from the duo of Kennedy Fagan and Chandler Clark the Wildcats pushed their halftime advantage to 27-22 at the buzzer on a missed free throw put back by Lindsey Singhaus.

Similar to the performance they put on defensively against Columbus Grove, the Titan defense took over in the second half as they held Bath to just one basket from the field, a make by Elyssabette Andrews in the middle of the games penultimate period.

Ottawa Glandorf took the lead on two different possessions in the third as Ashley Schroeder and Paige Sutter each dropped in shots to give their team a 31-29 advantage with 2:34 to go.

Chandler Clark and Lindsey Singhaus were nearly perfect from the free throw line in the second half as the duo attempted to keep the Wildcats close by connecting on 8 of 10 tosses.

Five different players found their way into the Titans scorebook in the final 16 minutes of the contest led by Hempfling who hit for a dozen of her 27 points in the fourth quarter. OG was led in rebounding by the duo of Paige Sutter (12), and Hempfling (11).

For the game the Titans finished 18/55 from the field while holding their opponents to 10/33 field goal shooting. Turnovers were also in the home teams favor as they committed just 4 on the night while Bath gave the basketball away 10 times.

Bath (9-2, 2-1) who were outscored 25-10 in the final two periods will travel to Ottoville on Tuesday night to take on unbeaten Ottoville. The Wildcats were led in scoring by Clark who ended the night 6/8 from the free throw line in addition to her second quarter three pointer.

OG (11-1, 3-0) was led by Hempfling who tied her career high of 27 points set last season against Kenton. The Titans will travel to Van Wert next Thursday night to continue Western Buckeye League play.

In joining the 1,000 point club at Ottawa Glandorf, Hempfling became the second player to accomplish the feat against Bath as she joins former teammate and OG third all-time leading scorer Kylie White who accomplished the feat against the WBL foe during last seasons tournament run at Paulding.

Ottawa Glandorf’s other two 1,000 point scorers consist of Sandy (Buddlemeyer) White who ended her career from 1986-89 with 1059, and current University of Michigan assistant Melanie (Halker) Moore who finished in 1995 with 1,204 markers.

Box Score:

OG (47):

Ashley Schroeder 2
Kelsey Erford 4
Paige Sutter 5
Erin Kaufman 6
Brianna Schimmoeller 3
Kadie Hempfling 27

FG: 18/55
3PT: 4/14 (Hempfling 2, Erford, Schimmoeller)
FT: 7/11
REB: 38 (Sutter 12, Hempfling 10)
TO: 4

Bath (37):

Kennedy Fagan 5
Jaidyn Hale 3
Lindsey Singhaus 7
Tori Dackin 2
Chandler Clark 9
Ruby Bolon 2
Kaleigh Ketcham 3
Elyssabette Andrews 6

FG: 10/33
3PT: 4/15 (Clark, Hale, Fagan, Ketcham)
FT: 13/20
REB: 29 (Singhaus 8)
TO: 10

JV Game: OG 56 Bath 45

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OG remains unbeaten with win over St. Marys

OTTAWA, OH – A strong team performance from multiple players and a career high 15 points from Ashley Schroeder helped keep the OG Titans unbeaten Thursday night as they handed visiting St. Marys their third straight loss on the season.

With their 71-35 win over the visiting Roughriders the Titans notched their eighth straight win in the series which represents the most by either school in their 44 meetings.

Kadie Hempfling, the reigning two-time WBL Player of the Year had a big night for the Titans as she pushed across eight of her 14 points in the first period to help her team take a 12-0 lead midway through the opening stanza. On the evening the future Bowling Green State University Falcon would tally 11 rebounds and hand out 7 assists in the victory for OGHS.

St. Marys first points of the ballgame came with 3:11 left in the first quarter from the hands of sophomore Ally Will who was able to connect from behind the arc to pull the Riders within 12-3 of the hosts. Sydney Cisco added a basket late in the period for St. Marys as well but found her squad trailing OG 18-5 when the opening eight minutes fell off the scoreboard.

Senior Makenna Mele had a strong second quarter for the Roughriders as she snagged a handful of rebounds on the offensive end and was able to get Hempfling sent to the bench with a pair of fouls for Ottawa Glandorf by getting herself to the free throw line. Mele finished the first half by hitting 3 of 4 from the line in addition to adding a pair of two-point baskets for 7 of her 9 markers on the evening.

Ottawa Glandorf surged out to a 35-18 lead at the end of the first half behind a trio of players in Kelsey Erford, Brianna Schimmoeller, and Kasey Ellerbrock who all connected with a three pointer. Junior post and first year starter Paige Sutter chipped in for the Titans offense on the boards and with all eight of her points in the opening two quarters to help OG build their advantage as well.

Despite being held to just seven points on the evening by a hounding OG defense that forced 25 Rider turnovers, Sydney Cisco connected on a three pointer in the third period and tossed in five of her points to help keep the St. Marys offense moving.

Before being injured in the middle of the games penultimate stanza it was Rider senior Madi Howell who paired a set of rebounds with points to help keep her team within striking distance of OG. Just as they had done in the opening half, the Titans turned to the three ball in the third period to up their advantage when Ashley Schroeder and Mackenzie Meyer connected to make it a 53-29 OG score after three periods.

Off of a pair of outlets from Hempfling in the opening moments of the final stanza Schroeder struck for two of her three baskets in the final period to help break her previous career high of 14 points set most recently in the Titans last game against Elida a week ago.

Eleven players found themselves in the scorebook for OG, led by Schroeder with 15. The 71 points scored by the Titans are the most by either team in the series since a 2015 meeting when OG defeated the Riders 76-46.

St. Marys (3-4, 0-2) was led by Makenna Mele who tallied 9 points on the evening to go with a handful of rebounds. The Roughriders are off until next Thursday night, December 21st when they welcome Sidney to town for a non-league battle.

OG has now won 15 straight home games and are 35-2 in the last three years at the Supreme Court. The Titans will be back in action on Saturday afternoon when they welcome Arlington to town for a 1:30pm varsity start that can be heard live on WZOQ Radio.

Scoring:

OG (71):
Ashley Schroeder 15
Kelsey Erford 5
Erin Kaufman 2
Mackenzie Meyer 7
Brianna Schimmoeller 9
Kasey Ellerbrock 6
Jayla Balbaugh 2
Peyton Warnecke 1
Kadie Hempfling 14
Paige Sutter 8
Mylee Utrup 2

FT: 5/8
3PT: 6 (Ellerbrock 2, Schroeder, Erford, Schimmoeller, Meyer)
TO: 14

St. Marys (35):
Carly Caywood 2
Ally Will 7
Clare Caywood 2
Sydney Cisco 7
Makenna Mele 9
Lauren Cisco 2
Madi Howell 6

FT: 3/10
3PT: 2 (Will, S. Cisco)
TO: 25

JV: Ottawa Glandorf 50-20

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Titans make history, head back to Columbus

MANSFIELD, OH – In what is becoming a regular occurrence the OG Lady Titans once again found themselves making school history at the end of their 51-34 Regional Finals victory over Norton on Friday night.

Not only will the Titans be making their third consecutive trip to the State Semifinals at the Schott, OG became just the second girls team in Putnam County history to record 27 wins in a season. In joining the 1988 Kalida Wildcats who were the first to not only win 27 games but to also win a State Championship the Titans made history of their own as they became the winningest single season squad in school history eclipsing the 26 win mark set each of the past two seasons.

Early on the Titans were forced with a relentless pressure from the Norton Panthers and were unable to handle it at times as they committed a dozen first half turnovers. As she has done a myriad of times this season Kadie Hempfling helped her team jump out to a lead as she hit for seven first quarter points and helped put OG ahead at the quarter stoppage 11-9.

After hitting a pair of threes and turning a 7-1 disadvantage on the scoreboard in the first into an 11-11 tie at the start of the second quarter the Panthers were unable to hold onto the basketball as their opponents held the PTC Champions to a seven point quarter and a 24-16 halftime advantage for OG.

Kylie White spent a majority of the second quarter in foul trouble and on the bench with a pair of fouls before her coach Troy Yant rolled the dice on bringing her in midway through the period. With the defense now keying inside on White, the Titans were able to space the floor and get open shots from the trio of Carri Johnson, Lexi Schroeder, and Hempfling who tossed in 11 points in the middle two quarters collectively.

Ashley Schroeder, a 5’4 guard and starter for the Titans connected on 3/4 charity stripe tosses in the games penultimate period as well as a basket that helped push the Ottawa Glandorf advantage to 38-31 heading into the final 8:00.

White, who entered play Friday night 21 points behind her mother Sandy (Buddlemeyer) White for 2nd all-time in OG history with 1038 career points hit on four out of eight in her trips to the line along with a trio of tough baskets underneath to finish with a dozen on the night.

On the evening the Titans who had connected on just 58.7% of their shots from the line on the season ended this night by hitting 17/28 and holding their opponents to just a single three pointer from Jordan Bird in the fourth quarter en route to their win and a State Semifinal berth in Columbus next Thursday.

Before fouling out Bird was joined in leading her team with 11 by 5’4 Sophomore guard Bryana Housley with one shy of a dozen.

Hempfling led the Titans in scoring with 13 points to go along with her 7 rebound, 5 assist effort.

Ottawa Glandorf (27-0) will take on the team that ended their championship bid in last seasons finals in Kettering Alter who features Braxtin Miller, an Oklahoma State signee. Norton bows out of the tournament at 22-6.

Box Score:

OG (51):

Ashley Schroeder 9
Carri Johnson 3
Erin Kaufman 5
Lexi Schroeder 9
Kylie White 12
Kadie Hempfling 13

FG: 16/30
3PT: 2/6 (Johnson, Hempfling)
FT: 17/28
REB: 25 (Hempfling 7)
AST: 9 (Hempfling 5)
TO: 19

Norton (34):
Jordan Bird 11
Bryana Housley 11
Logan Favor 2
Sarah Shearer 2
Abbey Murawski 4
Jimi Howell 4

FG: 10/25
3PT: 4/16 (Bird 3, Housley)
FT: 2/10
REB: 6 (Howell 6)
AST: 5 (Housley 2, Hosey 2)
TO: 23

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Four Titans named to All-WBL list

OTTAWA, OH – Four Ottawa Glandorf Lady Titans were named to the All-Western Buckeye League teams on Sunday afternoon including a pair who were named conference Co-Player of the Year.

Kylie White and Kadie Hempfling shared the WBL Player of the Year this season and were each named to the 1st team as well. The selection of both Titan players marks the first time since 2009 when Bath’s Rachel Mauk and Wapak’s Devon Golden shared the award and the third time in the past decade the top honor has been given to two players in a single season.

White, a 5’9 Senior averaging 15 points per game was a 1st team last season and will enter Thursday night’s district contest against Bath with 988 career points as she looks to become just the third Lady Titan to hit the 1,000 point plateau.

Hempfling who finished as the Northwest District Player of the Year this season as well averages 12.7 a contest for the Titans has now been named as the Player of the Year for two straight seasons for Ottawa Glandorf as she was a solo winner during her Sophomore campaign.

Joining the duo on the all-league voting this season is a 2nd team selection in Senior Alexis Schroeder (7.6 ppg) who is often tasked with guarding the opposing teams best player and shutting them down, and Sophomore guard Erin Kaufman (9.2 ppg) who was selected as a 3rd team player in the league.

Fifth year Titan head coach Troy Yant was named as the Coach of the Year for the second straight season as he guided his ladies to their 9th Western Buckeye League crown and second consecutive outright title.

Ottawa Glandorf who sits at 23-0 after a 66-30 victory in the Sectional Finals on Saturday night at Leipsic will travel to Paulding on Thursday for a 6:15pm District Semifinal battle with the Bath Wildcats, a team they were victorious against earlier this season in Lima 49-45.

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Titans dominant in handing Archbold first loss of season

OTTAWA, OH – In a battle of two teams ranked in the top two of their respective divisions it was the home OG Lady Titans who rolled to a 61-43 victory and handed Archbold their first loss of the season Tuesday night.

Archbold standout and leading scorer Kierstyn Repp hit for the games first five points including a three pointer from five feet behind the line but the Titans got the next nine points of the contest to claim a lead they would never relinquish.

While the night might have belonged to OG’s Kadie Hempfling as she posted a triple double with 12 points, 15 rebounds, and 13 assists, it was the Senior duo of Lexi Schroeder and Kylie White who did the damage for the Titans early as they were responsible for 17 in the first quarter and 25 first half markers combined. Schroeder scored all of her career high 16 points on the night in the first two quarters.

Ottawa Glandorf’s defense continued to force Blue Streak miscues in the second quarter and turn them into points as the Titans allowed just seven points in the stanza, all coming from Repp and stormed into the halftime break leading 40-16. Erin Kaufman and Hempfling each tossed in a three pointer for the home squad and helped push the lead well into double digits during the quarter.

In the third the Blue Streaks made their run as they outscored the Titans 12-10 but were unable to get points from Repp and instead turned to the duo of Andi Peterson and Lily Krieger who hit for nine of their quarter points.

With time winding down in the contest OG went back inside and were rewarded as White tallied six of her game high 19 points to help the Titans provide the games final margin of 61-43.

Archbold (20-1), the NWOAL Champions this season will travel to Delta on Thursday night to wrap up their league play. The Blue Streaks were led in scoring on the night by Repp who finished with all 12 of her points in the first half.

OG (20-0) will put their 12-0 home record on the line Thursday night as they welcome the Elida Bulldogs to town for Senior Night and for a chance to clinch at least a share of the WBL title. The Titans were led in scoring by White with 19, but saw three other players finish in double figures in points in Lexi Schroder (16), Hempfling (12), and Erin Kaufman with 10.

Box Score:

OG (61):
Ashley Schroeder 4
Erin Kaufman 10
Lexi Schroeder 16
Kylie White 19
Kadie Hempfling 12

FT: 5/13
3PT: 2 (Hempfling, Kaufman)
TO: 19

Archbold (43):
Alyssa Ziegler 8
Brooke Kohler 2
Andi Peterson 9
Morgan Miller 4
Kierstyn Repp 12
Lily Krieger 8

FT: 7/11
3PT: 3 (Repp 2, Ziegler)
TO: 25

JV: Archbold 41-38

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Hempfling career night helps power OG past Kenton in WBL battle

OTTAWA, OH – Led by a career high 27 points from Kadie Hempfling the #1 ranked Ottawa Glandorf Lady Titans kept their perfect record unblemished Thursday night as they defeated visiting Kenton 60-49.

Hempfling, the reigning WBL player of the year helped the Titans snag a 25 point first quarter as she scored eight of her 27 markers and was followed closely by teammate Kylie White who accounted for nine of her 19 points on the evening in the stanza.

In the second quarter it was the visiting Kenton Wildcats who flipped the script and turned their opponents miscues directly into points of their own. Kenton’s offensive attack was led by 2nd team Western Buckeye League selection Ellie Miller. Miller tossed in eight of her 12 first half points including her second triple of the game as she attempted to help the Wildcats keep pace with their hosts.

With the game tied 31-31 and under a minute to play Kenton took the lead at 32-31 when Sara Hoyt connected on a free throw with 46.4 seconds to go in the opening half. Kenton’s lead would be short lived however as Hempfling banked in a runner with just two seconds before the halftime break to put her Titans on top 33-32.

Turnovers and fouls began to mount up for both squads in the second half and it was Ottawa Glandorf who took advantage early as they forced Kenton into mistakes and put them up on the scoreboard to amass a 10 point lead before Kenton was forced to take a timeout.

Just four points would be scored by Kenton in the third quarter after having outscored OG in the second period 18-8 and the visitors would find themselves trailing into the final eight minutes by a 44-36 score.

As they had done in the opening period the Titans duo of White and Hempfling orchestrated a good portion of the OG offense in the fourth as they would combine for all but two of their teams markers in the quarter. Kenton connected on a pair of shots from behind the line from their leading scorer Ashley Morris and teammate Miranda Gibson, but it was too little too late for the Wildcats as they fell 60-49 when the final horn sounded.

Defensively the Titans got strong contributions from Ashley Schroeder, Erin Kaufman, and Lexi Schroeder on the evening as the trio helped force 19 Kenton turnovers on the evening.

OG (18-0, 7-0) will be off until Tuesday night when they welcome Napoleon to town for a non-league matchup while Kenton (13-4, 5-2) will travel to Riverdale on Thursday for their own non-conference showdown.

Box Score:

OG (60):
Ashley Schroeder 1
Erin Kaufman 7
Lexi Schroeder 6
Kylie White 19
Kadie Hempfling 27

FT: 10/18
TO: 12

Kenton (49):
Ellie Miller 15
Ashley Morris 11
Kori Barrett 3
Sara Hoyt 6
Layne Taylor 6
Megan Gier 4
Miranda Gibson 4

FT: 13/25
TO: 19

JV: OG 45-32

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Titans keep WBL record perfect

DEFIANCE, OH – Ottawa Glandorf might have started slow on the road at Defiance on Thursday night but the Titans kicked it into gear in the games middle quarters and kept their WBL record perfect at 6-0 with a 49-30 victory over the host Bulldogs.

It took two minutes for the first score of the contest for either team before OG Junior Kadie Hempfling stole a pass and turned it into a 2-0 Titan advantage. Hempfling would finish the opening quarter with 5 of her squads 8 points but it was Sophomore Erin Kaufman whose three pointer provided the 8-6 lead at the quarter break.

Defiance Senior Morgan Porter scored seven of her team high 13 points in the second quarter, but it was her jumper with 4:58 left in the opening half that gave her team their first lead at 12-11.

Ottawa Glandorf’s pressure defense in the first half would force the Bulldogs into 15 turnovers, many of which OG turned directly into markers in their scorebook. Three point baskets in the stanza from Ashley Schroeder and Kaufman helped to push the Titan advantage, but it was a seven point run from Lexi Schroeder and Hempfling that helped OG amass the final points of an 18-10 second quarter and lead by 10 at 26-16 when the halftime buzzer sounded.

In the second half the Titans defense helped the defending Western Buckeye League champions push their lead further as the Bulldogs were unable to find a scoring option in addition to the duo of Emily Poling (7 second half points), and Morgan Porter (4 second half points) outside of a three pointer in the third period from Laney Baldwin.

With depth on their side Ottawa Glandorf used 11 players on the floor in rotating fashion and saw four of those players reach the scoring column. Led by Hempfling who finished the game with a season high 21 points the Titans led by 16 at the end of the third quarter and pushed their advantage to 19 at the end of the contest.

Defiance (11-5, 3-3) sees their 3 game winning streak come to and end. The Bulldogs will play host to Fairview Sherwood on Saturday afternoon in a non-conference affair.

#1 ranked Ottawa Glandorf (17-0, 6-0) has now defeated Defiance 8 straight times. The Titans will have six days off before they welcome the Kenton Wildcats to town for a WBL showdown on Thursday, Feb 2nd at the Supreme Court.

Box Score:

OG (49):
Ashley Schroeder 3
Devon Warnecke 2
Erin Kaufman 6
Mackenzie Meyer 2
Lexi Schroeder 10
Kylie White 5
Kadie Hempfling 21

3PT: 5 (Kaufman 2, L. Schroeder 2, A. Schroeder)
FT: 9/16
TO: 15

Defiance (30):
Morgan Wityk 2
Ma’Kayla Allen 2
Laney Baldwin 3
Emily Poling 10
Morgan Porter 13

3PT: 3 (Poling 2, Baldwin)
FT: 3/4
TO: 25

JV: OG 43-28

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Titans move to 13-0 on season

OTTAWA, OH – After surviving a fast paced first quarter where visiting Lima Senior seemingly could not miss from the field on Saturday afternoon the OG Lady Titans settled down the Spartan attack and moved to 13-0 on the year with a 69-47 victory.

The #2 ranked team in Ohio’s Division 2 Associated Press rankings allowed 18 points in the opening quarter to their opponents including 7 from Senior point guard Kierre James, but got five or more points from three players of their own (Ashley Schroeder, Erin Kaufman, and Kadie Hempfling) to send the game to the end of the opening period at 24-18 OG.

Tough defense from the Titans held Lima Senior to no points from the field in the second stanza and saw the Spartans scoring come from three different trips by a trio of players (Ashiana Sigman, Destiny McDonald, and Talor Washington) end in made charity shots. Devon Warnecke’s three pointer midway through the quarter marked the third of the opening half for OG who jetted out to a 37-21 halftime advantage.

LaToine Cowan hit a pair of shots from beyond the arc for LSH to open the scoring for the Spartans in the third period to bring her team within 9 but the Titans responded just moments later as Kadie Hempfling’s toss down the court found its way to the hands of Sophomore guard Erin Kaufman for two of her eight quarter markers.

Ashley Schroeder and Kylie White joined Kaufman in double figures for the hosts in the third quarter as they each tossed in a pair of buckets to help OG push their lead to 54-37 heading to the final eight minutes.

Lima Senior kept battling in the fourth quarter early on as the Titans continued to apply their pressure and finally saw McDonald break through from the field with her eight point and first to come not from the free throw line.

As the final buzzer sounded the Titans picked up win 13 in a row to begin the season and defeated the Spartans for the 11th time in 14 meetings between the two schools who restarted their contests against one other last year following a decade hiatus.

Lima Senior (5-8) was led in scoring by Cowan’s 13 while the Titans (13-0) were led by Erin Kaufman’s career high of 21. Kadie Hempfling finished with just 7 points in the contest but led OG in steals (7), assists (9) and rebounds (18).

While the Spartans will take on the Elida Bulldogs on Tuesday night the Titans will travel east to Berlin, Ohio for a 10 A.M. date with Massillon Tuslaw on Monday at the annual Classic In the Country event. (Hear it live on WZOQ Radio)

Box Score:

OG (69):
Ashley Schroeder 11
Devon Warnecke 5
Carri Johnson 2
Paige Sutter 1
Erin Kaufman 21
Lexi Schroeder 6
Kylie White 14
Courtney Bockrath 2
Kadie Hempfling 7

3PT: 3 (A. Schroeder, D. Warnecke, E. Kaufman)
FT: 4/6

Lima Senior (47):
Ajohlon Bullock 2
Ashiana Sigman 1
Lexi Williams 4
Destiny McDonald 10
Talor Washington 3
LaToine Cowan 13
Kierre James 11
Missy Jackson 3

3PT: 3 (L. Cowan 3)
FT: 9/14

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Late free throw keeps Titans record unblemished

COLUMBUS GROVE, OH – For the third straight game the Ottawa Glandorf Lady Titans have faced and handed a previously undefeated squad their first loss of the year.

Kadie Hempfling finished the night with just 5 points but scored the biggest marker of the game when it counted most as the Junior made a free throw with 6.6 seconds remaining Thursday night to give her team a 45-44 road victory over Columbus Grove.

Trailing 9-8 with just seconds to go in the first quarter the Titans turned to the same place they have during their streak of doling out first losses, Sophomore guard Erin Kaufman who connected on a three pointer to give OG an 11-9 lead at the first break in the action.

Both teams went inside early and often to their post game in the second quarter in an attempt to slow down the others point output with varying results. Grove 6’0 Junior Paige Bellman scored six points in the second period but saw her squad held to just one basket from a teammate (Rylee Sybert) find its way into the net. Kylie White’s big quarter of 8 points coupled with a second three pointer from Kaufman and a jumper from Lexi Schroeder helped OG enter halftime with a 24-17 advantage.

Bellman, a 1st team Putnam County League selection last season who entered play averaging just under 18 points per contest through her teams first six contests this year continued her big night in the third quarter as she provided seven of the 11 markers her squad added to the board.

Midway through the stanza with her team struggling to find offensive opportunities against the 2-3 zone the Bulldogs were sitting back, Lexi Schroeder hit a pair of three pointers to help give OG a 33-29 advantage heading to the last eight minutes of the game.

Three pointers were the shot of the moment in the fourth quarter as both teams combined to hit on six from behind the arc.

Each time Columbus Grove needed a big shot in the final moments they turned to Senior Macy McCluer and watcher her deliver as she connected on three straight from deep to help the Bulldogs regain the lead on two different occasions. Carri Johnson, Erin Kaufman, and Lexi Schroder each knocked down a triple in the quarter to help keep the Titans even with their hosts in the waning moments of the game before Hempfling’s free throw sealed the win for the defending WBL Champions.

Ottawa Glandorf with the win begins their season at 9-0 for just the third time in school history. In 2005 the Titans began their campaign with 24 consecutive wins before falling in the postseason, and in 2003 OG started 18-0 before falling to Kalida in their 19th game of the year.

Both teams will be off until the new year when OG welcomes Perrysburg to town while Columbus Grove (6-1) dips into NWC play where they are the defending conference champions by taking on visiting Delphos Jefferson on January 5th.

Box Score:

OG (45):
Carri Johnson 3
Erin Kaufman 9
Lexi Schroeder 12
Kylie White 16
Kadie Hempfling 5

FT: 4/10
3PT: 6 (Kaufman 3, L. Schroeder 3)
TO: 15

Columbus Grove (44):
Macy McCluer 15
Rylee Sybert 4
Jade Clement 6
Paige Bellman 19

FT: 3/6
3PT: 5 (M. McCluer 5)
TO: 18

JV: 25-24 Columbus Grove

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