PERRYSBURG, OH – Despite not putting a point on the scoreboard in the final quarter until there was 2:30 remaining the OG Titans outlasted host Perrysburg Tuesday night 48-41 in non-league action.
Ottawa Glandorf jumped out to a 16-9 first quarter advantage and found themselves in the lead 29-20 at the halftime break in large part due to their jump shooting. Behind a three pointer from Erin Kaufman and a pair of first period buckets from post player Paige Sutter the Titans found themselves on top 7-0 before a Whitney Thames free throw with 5:40 remaining in the first broke their goose egg on the scoreboard.
Junior guard Nadeen Jemaa helped pull the host Yellow Jackets back into the ballgame in the second quarter as she connected on a pair of quick shots from downtown, but Mackenzie Meyer answered with one of her own to push the OG lead to nine at the break.
Perrysburg senior and returning All-Ohio selection Ashlynn Brown who finished the contest with a game high 16 points on the night led the charge down low for the Yellow Jackets in the paint as she would go on to grab a trio of big rebounds and toss in nine of her markers in the second half.
Coming into the game 20 points away from becoming the fourth Titan to score 1,000 in her career Kadie Hempfling went into attack mode for her team in the third quarter as she hit on 3/4 from the free throw line and a three pointer from the right wing to push her team even further of their opponents. For the game the future BGSU Falcon scored 14 points.
In the fourth quarter with Ottawa Glandorf being outscored 7-0 it was Hempfling who nailed one of her fourth quarter charity tosses to give the Titans their first points of the stanza and push their lead to 43-39.
With just a minute left in the contest it was Carri Johnson who for the second straight game hit on a big fourth quarter shot to help keep her team with the advantage, as this time her shot provided the final seven point cushion OG needed to survive the Jackets late onslaught.
Perrysburg (7-2) has now dropped two straight and will take be on the road to battle Bowling Green on Friday in a Northern Lakes League contest before traveling to Toledo to take on Central Catholic on Saturday.
With their win Ottawa Glandorf moves to 10-1 on the season and will be home on Thursday night to take on Western Buckeye League foe Bath and will attempt to keep their 19 game home winning streak in tact.
Ashley Schroeder 7
Carri Johnson 3
Paige Sutter 7
Erin Kaufman 12
Mackenzie Meyer 3
Brianna Schimmoeller 2
Kadie Hempfling 14
Kristina DeMarco 2
Nadeen Jemaa 9
Whitney Thames 10
Ashlynn Brown 16
Maddy Adamski 2
JV: Perrysburg 42 OG 36