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Redskins shoot past Riders

ST. HENRY, OH – St. Henry used the deep ball early and often Friday night at home as they defeated visiting St. Marys 65-49 to open the home portion of their basketball schedule.

The Redskins didn’t score their first basket of the game from inside the arc until the second quarter clock showed 2:17 remaining in the period when Tyler Schlarman dropped in a layup for his squad.

Mitch Schwieterman began the Redskin barrage from deep in the opening stanza as he connected on a pair from behind the arc to help St. Henry lead 10-6 at the first quarter stoppage of the game.

Despite coming off the bench for coach Eric Rosenbeck, Parker Link tossed in four of the home teams seven three pointers in the quarter and ten in the first half as part of a 28-7 run to end the first 16 minutes of play and send the game to the locker room at 38-13 St. Henry.

6’3 Senior Derek Jay scored seven points in the first half of the contest for the Roughriders and then caught fire for his team in the third quarter as he connected on a pair of shots from deep and 10 of his game high 30 to help St. Marys crawl within 17 at the end of the period.

While Jay tossed his 13 more points in the final eight minutes of play for the visitors, the home squad did their damage from the free throw line as the Redskins six players hit on 11 of their 16 attempts to wrap up the final touches of their 65-49 victory.

St. Marys (0-1) was led by Jay’s 30 points while St. Henry (2-1) saw Link finish as their high man with 19 markers. The Roughriders will be in action on Saturday night as they travel to New Bremen while the Redskins will play host to Mississinawa Valley.

Box Score:

St. Marys (49)
Braeden Dunlap 4
Jacob Grannan 2
Ethan Mielke 2
Sam Young 3
Derek Jay 30
Bo Kuenning 6
Ethan Steger 2

FG: 15/45
3PT: 5/12
FT: 14/19
REB: 14 (6 OFF)
AST: 10
STL: 12
TO: 14

St. Henry (65)
Ryan Luttmer 4
Mitch Schwieterman 17
Ryan Bruening 7
Tyler Schlarman 12
Parker Link 19
Blake Hoyng 5
Clayton Heitkamp 3

FG: 18/37
3PT: 11/20
FT: 18/28
REB: 33 (11 OFF)
AST: 15
STL: 9
TO: 21

JV: St. Henry 57-29

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Flyers hoist 9th state title

COLUMBUS, OH – It might not have been the prettiest win in Marion Local history but it certainly was just as meaningful as the past 8 state title victories Friday afternoon as the Flyers staved off previously unbeaten Cuyahoga Heights with a 21-17 victory.

Offensively Marion Local committed four turnovers to just one for Cuyahoga Heights and held the high octane Redskins offense to 254 yards on the morning/afternoon.

Cuyahoga Heights started the scoring in the contest in the first quarter with a 31 yard field goal from kicker Mark Shafer to strike first and lead 3-0.

Marion Local’s response to their opponents field goal would come just moments later on the next drive of the game as the Flyers marched 71 yards on 8 plays and pulled ahead 7-3 as Nate Moeller took a toss sweep off the right side of the line and bounced into the Ohio Stadium endzone untouched for his squads first score.

Following a Redskins punt that was downed inside the Marion Local one yard line the Flyers dominant offensive line went to work with 1:24 left in the first quarter. 19 plays and 99 yards were covered by the Marion Local offense on their third possession of the game over the span of 9:40 ending at the 3:44 mark of the second quarter when QB Duane Leugers barreled in from a yard out to make it a 14-3 ballgame.

Leugers second rushing touchdown of the contest and 24th of the season would come at the 1:52 remaining mark of the same stanza as he rushed through a host of would be tacklers and for a score untouched that put Marion ahead 21-3 heading into the halftime break.

Despite possessing the football to open the third quarter with an 18 point lead the Flyers offense was unable to capitalize on a short third down and were forced to punt back to the Redskins. Starting at their own 31 and with 9:38 in the third the Cuyahoga Heights offense that had been held in check for most of the game up to this point struck for four first downs on their way to a 1 yard touchdown run for their QB and 1st team All-Ohio selection Brett Lowther that cut the Marion Local lead to 21-10.

Before tailback Nate Moeller could reach the football across the first down line on the ensuing Flyer drive he was stripped of the ball on his teams next possession and saw it end up in the hands of Lowther at the 46 to give the Redskins new life.

Aided by a blocked punt that landed at the Marion Local one, Cuyahoga Heights quickly got within four points of the Flyers with 11:41 remaining in the contest when Lucas D’Orazio rumbled in from a yard out into his opponents endzone for a score that made it 21-17 Marion Local.

Despite both teams turning the ball over on two different possessions each the Flyers were able to march to the Cuyahoga Heights 14 but were unable to pick up a crucial fourth down play and were forced to give their opponents the ball at their own 15.

With 85 yards to go and just :53 to do so the Redskins offense who had burned their last timeout on the previous defensive drive were forced to go into hurry up mode. Calm and cool, Lowther connected on three straight passes for a total of 49 yards and across midfield into Flyer territory. It was not meant to be however for Cuyahoga Heights as Lowther was sacked for a loss of 12 and hurried into back to back incomplete passes as time ran out on their season behind on the scoreboard.

Marion Local finishes the season 14-1 and with their 9th state title in 11 championship game appearances. Cuyahoga Heights in their first title game appearance sees their season end at 14-1 and as runners up in Division 6.

Midwest Athletic Conference teams are now 31-11 all-time in state championship contests and will get two more opportunities to bring home gold trophies as Minster and Coldwater will compete on Saturday in Division 7 and Division 5 play.

Stats link: D6 State Championship Box Score

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Flyers post 7th shutout of season

SIDNEY, OH – The Marion Local defense came in to their Division 6 Regional Semifinal contest Friday night having shut out 6 of their opponents this season and by the end of the night were able to hang a 7th shutout as they defeated shutout rival St. Henry for the second time this season 22-0.

Marion Local totaled 445 yards of offense on the evening while their stingy defense gave up just 140 total yards on 37 plays by their opponents offense.

Despite having their first drive come to a screeching halt via a fumble inside St. Henry territory the Flyers put themselves ahead 7-0 early in the second quarter as QB Duane Leugers punched in from a yard out to cap off a 93 yard drive.

While punts and failed fourth down conversions were a big story in the first half, they weren’t the biggest issue St. Henry would face in the opening half. On their first drive of the first half after forcing the Flyers to punt, the Redskins found themselves in need of a change under center as starting signal caller Daylon Lange completed a 30 yard pass but was knocked down and forced to miss the rest of the contest in similar fashion to the two teams Week 9 meeting.

Redskin replacement QB Nathan Lefeld finished the night 7/17 for 98 yards but was picked off twice by the Marion Local defense.

With 7:53 left in the ballgame the Flyers extended their lead to 13-0 as Leugers second touchdown run of the night, a 6 yard effort near the right front corner of the endzone pushed his squads lead. After St. Henry was called for roughing Marion Local kicker Tyler Mescher the ball was placed on the one and a half yard line where Marion Local successfully converted a two point conversion to make it a 15-0 lead in their favor.

Starting from their own 42 yard line the Flyers utilized five plays and 2:21 before 5’9, 130 pound Sophomore runningback Matt Rethman showed off his speed and sprinted 23 yards for the games final points.

Jack Homan led the Marion Local rushing attack as he rushed 19 times for 101 yards while teammates Nate Moeller (12/51) and Leugers (11/94) showed off an impressive array of cuts that helped their team gain 279 yards on 47 carries on the evening.

Leugers finished 13/24 passing for 166 yards and saw his top two targets in Matt Kahlig and Ryan Thobe combine for 6 catches and 121 yards receiving in the contest.

St. Henry finishes their season at 8-4 and with their first playoff appearance since 2012 when they fell to the Flyers in the Regional Finals.

Marion Local (11-1) will move on to the Regional Finals and rematch with a Mechanicsburg (12-0) team that throttled Delphos Jefferson to the tune of over 500 yards tonight in a 56-20 victory. The same two teams met in last years Regional Finals in Bellefontaine that saw the Flyers victorious 9-7 on their way to the state finals.

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OG advances to District Semis

OTTAWA, OH – Ottawa Glandorf’s volleyball squad took their first step towards getting themselves back to the Regional Finals where they fell last season as they defeated visiting Port Clinton 3-0 Thursday night to move into district play next week at Findlay High School.

Behind a dominant performance from their front line the Titans raced out to an early 10-5 lead in the first set and continued to pounce on the undermanned Redskins as they pushed the lead out to 19-9 before Port Clinton called a timeout to try and cool them off. Out of the timeout the Titans would give up just a pair of points as they took the first set 25-11.

Port Clinton snagged the first point of set number two but saw Ottawa Glandorf find their groove and respond by scoring 17 of the next 21 points and put themselves ahead 17-5 when the Redskins utilized a timeout to again attempt to slow down their opponents. OG wasted little time out of the stoppage as their tall line of Carly Alt, Emily Annesser, Jordan Alt, and Kylie White, coupled with great contributions from their subs helped them put away 8 more points and win set two 25-5.

Despite seeing the Redskins tie the game three different times, including at 6-6 the Titans refused to let their opponents feast off of their errors and blitzed by the Port Clinton defense by scoring 19 of the contests final 22 points to secure their straight set win 25-9.

In their eight home games this season Ottawa Glandorf lost just one game (in a 3-1 win over Ottoville) and were victorious in 24 of 25 possible games they played at the Supreme Court.

Next up for the #1 seeded Titans (20-3) will be #5 seed Maumee who defeated Toledo Woodward 3-0 (25-10, 25-9, 25-15) on Thursday night on their own home court.

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St. Marys, Wapak set for WBL showdown

ST. MARYS, OH – When Friday night’s WBL Week 9 matchup kicks off it will end in one of two ways: Wapak (8-0, 7-0) will continue their record 33 game WBL winning streak, or St. Marys (8-0, 7-0) head coach Doug Frye will be the man to put an end to the streak that began for Wapak when he was the man roaming the sidelines at Harmon Field.

Wapak has won the last six matchups in the series but trails overall in the series 65-40-5 dating back to the two schools first meeting in 1921 that was won 19-0 by St. Marys.

Two communities whose football fields are separated by just 13 miles and who share a history of exciting finishes and hard hitting games will look to hand one another their first loss of the season and clinch at least a share of the league title when the contest kicks off at 7:00pm.

Last season St. Marys utilized almost the entire opening quarter on their first drive of the game and nearly the entire length of Wapak’s Harmon Field turf to go up 7-0, but would not see another point come their way. Behind a 14 carry 143 yard 2 touchdown performance from Senior tailback Cam Lauck the Redskins accounted for 46 unanswered points in winning their 24th straight league contest on their way to another playoff berth.

St. Marys is coming off of three straight shutouts (Bath/Celina/Defiance) for the first time since they opened the year with four straight shutouts to begin the 1982 season in which they finished 9-1. Defensively overall St. Marys is surrendering just 9.1 points per game and is leading the WBL where they are even stingier at 4.9 ppg.

Offensively the Roughriders are leading the league at 41.3 points per game and with their highest season point total in the past decade. Senior runningback Eric Spicer, the WBL’s leading rusher enters the game with a 9.0 yard per carry average, 968 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns. Fellow senior Julius Fisher is tied with Spicer with 11 scoring runs and is second in the league at 839 yards on 130 totes of the football.

Wapak is led by first year dual threat starting QB Manny Vorhees and a pair of terrific runners in Landon Hall and Maddux Liles, and is averaging 31.8 a game while giving up just 11.6 per game on the defensive end.

Outscoring their opponents by the truckload has been a commonplace for both squads as Wapak has done so by a 20.1 per contest margin while St. Marys is #1 in the league with a 32.1 difference in their eight times out this year.

Doug Frye’s career record in 30 years sits at 205-111 overall, 108-44 in his second tenure at St. Marys. Wapak coach Travis Moyer has complied a 150-30 mark in 16 years, 32-2 at Wapak in his third year, and has won 86 games in a row dating back to his 13 years behind the Bucyrus Wynford bench.

If you cannot make it to the game on Friday night to see a titanic matchup between two Northwest Ohio heavyweights you can listen live to WKKI K94.3 FM with myself and Dennis Cisco on the call and see who comes out the top dog in the WBL: Wapak vs St Marys Broadcast Link

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OG on to Regionals

PAULDING, OH – While Ottawa Glandorf might have been accused of struggling from the free throw line in their two games at Paulding this week they surely will never be accused of struggling defensively as they used a pair of dominating performances to advance to the Regional Semifinals on Tuesday night. With a team effort that forced 23 Wapak turnovers the Titans walked out of Paulding HS 40-24 winners Saturday night.

Tied at 6-6 after the first quarter the Titans utilized Wapak’s foul trouble on all-league guard Maddi Stiles and Riley Culver to perfection as they turned the Redskins many miscues in the period directly into offensive opportunities. Behind five points from Senior PG and Mount Vernon Nazarene bound Dani Ellerbrock, and a pair of triples from Sophomore WBL Player of the Year Kadie Hempfling, OG blitzed their opponent repeatedly into a 20-11 deficit at the halftime break.

With a renewed confidence coming out of the break the Titans jumped up and down on their gas pedal as they once again outscored their opponent in the third period, this time 10-4 and enjoyed a 30-15 lead into the games final eight minutes. Kylie White and Ellerbrock added all but a pair of the OG markers in the period.

During their two game trek through Paulding the Titans found themselves able to connect on just 15 of their 41 attempts at the charity stripe, but were able to sink 6/12 attempts in the fourth quarter and advance into the Regional round with a 16 point victory 40-24 and eliminate the only team to defeat them in Western Buckeye League play this season.

Wapak sees their season come to an end as they finish the year at 20-5. The Redskins were led in scoring by Senior Riley Culver’s 6 points while Heidelberg bound Stiles finished with 5.

Ottawa Glandorf (23-2) was led in scoring by Hempfling and Ellerbrock who each tossed in 11 apiece. Hempfling also nabbed 16 rebounds in the game including many of the offensive variety to help keep her teams possessions alive on many occasions.

OG will head to Ontario High School on Tuesday night for a 6:15pm matchup against Akron Archbishop Hoban. The Titans have met Hoban in the tournament once previously, 2005 44-31 loss in the Regional round.

Listen live to the Titans matchup on Tuesday: WZOQ Radio

Scoring:

OG (40):
Dani Ellerbrock 11
Erin Kaufman 5
Kylie White 8
Lexi Schroeder 4
Kadie Hempfling 11
Courtney Bockrath 1

FT: 9/21
3PT: 3 (Hempfling 2, Ellerbrock)
TO: 13

Wapak (24):

Lexi Jacobs 5
Maddi Stiles 5
Megan Fisher 4
Riley Culver 6
Blasia Moyler 4

FT: 6/10
3PT: 1 (Fisher)
TO: 23

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St Henry, Minster earn sectional crowns

COLDWATER, OH – Minster and St. Henry earned sectional championships and a date against one another Friday night on the court at Coldwater High School. St. Henry downed New Knoxville for the second time this season, 66-50 while Minster earned a 62-43 victory against Ada in the nightcap contest.

St. Henry forward Evan Lefeld connected on a trio of first quarter three pointers while teammates Mitch Schwieterman and Mitchel Stammen each added one of their own to push the Redskins to a 23-18 advantage at the end of the opening stanza.

Defensively the Redskins were able to turn up their pressure in the second quarter as they held the Rangers to just five points, a triple from Logan Leffel and a pair of free throws to lead at the break 38-23.

Jesse Niekamp’s big third quarter propelled his team to a 14 point lead after three as he connected on eight of his 20 points in the period.

New Knoxville scored 14 points in the final eight minutes of the contest, their most since their 18 in the opening quarter led by Nathan Tinnerman with 6 points but were unable to cut into the Redskin lead and fell to their conference foes in the end 66-50.

The Rangers (9-15) were led in scoring by Logan Leffel who tossed in a 21 markers while the Redskins (17-6) were led by Mitchel Stammen and his 23 points.

Scoring:

St. Henry (66):
Evan Lefeld 15
Paul Stammen 2
Mitch Schwieterman 5
Mitchel Stammen 23
Ryan Bruening 1
Jesse Niekamp 20

FG: 22/43
3PT: 7/18
FT: 15/20
TO: 5

New Knoxville (50):
Logan Leffel 20
Nick Topp 5
Jonah Lageman 4
Nathan Tinnerman 12
Sam Stone 1
Zach Neuman 6

FG: 15/36
3PT: 5/11
FT: 15/20
TO: 17

Brayden Sautter had a big first quarter for Ada but balanced scoring from four Minster scorers helped the Wildcats jump out to 15-12 lead they would never relinquish.

Ten players for Minster found themselves able to dent the scorebook the rest of the way as the Wildcats, who shot 20/48 from the field were able to get the win and advance to the district semifinals.

Four Wildcats notched double figures led by Bryce Schmiesing’s 13 points as Minster upped their season record to 13-9. Ada ends their season with a record of 14-10 and were led in scoring by All-NWC selection Blake Willeke who poured in 14 on the evening.

With the win the Wildcats will take on St Henry on Tuesday night at 8pm in Wapak.

Scoring:

Minster (62):

Brett Hoelscher 1
Bryce Schmiesing 13
Josh Nixon 10
Jacob Stechschulte 10
Peter Falk
Aaron Ernst 2
Conner Tumbusch 5
Jared Thobe 6
Jared Huelsman 4
Andrew Broering 1

FG: 20/48
3PT: 5/15
FT: 15/26
REB: 30
TO: 11

Ada (43):

Jackson Secor 10
Brayden Sautter 11
Blake Willeke 14
Jordan Bailey 5
Owen Conley 3

FG: 15/48
3PT: 4/18
FT: 9/14
TO: 11

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2nd quarter barrage pushes Wapak past St Marys

ST. MARYS, OH – Wapak’s torrid shooting from the field in the middle two quarters of their game Friday night pushed them past rival St. Marys in WBL action 75-49.

Leading just 11-8 after the first quarter, the Redskins converted on 18 of their 28 shots in the second and third period for quarters of 30 and 25 points and a 66-37 lead heading into the final 8:00.

Ethan Good was the high scorer on the evening for the visiting team as he knocked down four three pointers and accounted for 31 of his teams points in the victory. Jarrett Koch was the lone Redskin to join Good in double figures as he connected on a trio of three point shots and finished with 15 markers.

The Roughriders connected on 20 of their 51 shots but were only able to knock down 8 of their 20 shots from behind the arc and just 1 of 2 from the free throw line in the loss. St. Marys was led in scoring by Derek Jay who finished with 10 points in the Riders 5th straight loss on the season.

With the win Wapak ups their record on the season to 11-9 overall and 4-4 in the Western Buckeye League. For the final two games of the season the Redskins will travel to Coldwater tonight in a non-league tilt before finishing up the regular season at home against Van Wert next Friday night.

St. Marys sees their season tally fall to 5-15 on the year and 2-6 in WBL play. The Roughriders will travel to Fort Recovery on Saturday before ending the regular portion of their schedule at home against Ottawa Glandorf on Friday evening.

Both teams will begin their tournament runs on Feb 23rd as they are each members of the Division 2 Ohio Northern District. St. Marys will tip off their postseason at 6:15pm as the #11 seed and will do battle with #12 seed Kenton inside Paulding High School while the 7th seeded Redskins tangle with #6 Celina at Lima Senior High School beginning at 6:15.

Scoring:

Wapak (75):
Jarrett Koch 15
Levi Martin 3
Kyle Huffman 6
Nate Schroer 5
Ethan Good 31
Aaron Huffman 9
Aaron Good 6

FG: 27/54
3PT: 11/28
FT: 10/13
TO: 9

St Marys (49):
Jacob Grannan 8
Drew Jacobs 2
Derek Jay 10
Austin Wilker 6
Sam Young 2
Chase Roop 2
Josh Wingett 3
Colin Clements 9
Bo Kuenning 7

FG: 20/51
3PT: 8/20
FT: 1/2
TO: 13

JV Game: Riley Worthen’s free throw with .2 left in regulation gave Wapak a 46-45 win.

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Wapak deals OG first WBL loss

OTTAWA, OH – For the first time this season the Ottawa Glandorf Titans found themselves on the wrong end of the scoreboard Thursday night in a Western Buckeye League contest as they were defeated by the Wapak Redskins 39-36. In addition to being their first league loss, the setback was also the Titans first defeat at home this season and put a stop to their 11 game winning streak.

Wapak’s Riley Culver got off to a hot start in the first quarter as she scored 6 of her 8 points in the opening stanza to help the Redskins jump out to a quick lead on the home squad. OG’s Kadie Hempfling, coming off of her first game since the season opener of being held in single digits on Tuesday night helped bring her team back and into a 12-10 lead at the end of the quarter by netting 5 of her 10 points.

Kylie White and Dani Ellerbrock each put in 3 points in the second quarter and helped OG retain the lead 20-19 heading into the halftime break despite being outscored 9-8 in the period by the visitors.

Maddi Stiles connected on a pair of three pointers early in the games penultimate stanza and was aided by baskets by Riley Culver, Lexi Jacobs, and Megan Fisher as the Redskins took a four point lead into the start of the fourth quarter.

With their opponent able to match the frantic pace the Titans play at times both offensively and defensively OG was forced into 12 turnovers in the game. A three pointer by Hempfling brought OG to within a pair of points of the lead late in the fourth quarter, but the Redskins combined a pair of Titan turnovers with a trio of free throws from Jacobs and Stiles who finished with 10 points each on the night to eek out a 39-36 win.

Despite suffering their first loss in the WBL, Ottawa Glandorf (18-2, 7-1) has still already wrapped up at least a share of their 8th conference crown and can still win the league outright next Thursday night with a win in Elida against the Bulldogs. Kylie White led her troops in scoring on the night as she pumped in 14 to go along with 10 rebounds.

On the season the Redskins are now 16-4 overall and in a tie with Bath at 6-2 in the league. Wapak sits as the second seed in the Paulding District, one spot behind the Titans and will open their run on February 20th in Spencerville at 8pm against either St. Marys or Van Wert.

Scoring:

Wapak (39):
Lexi Jacobs 10
Maddi Stiles 10
Megan Fisher 5
Kasey Helmstetter 2
Kiersten Wilcox 2
Riley Culver 8
Blasia Moyler 2

OG (36):

Dani Ellerbrock 3
Erin Kaufman 3
Kylie White 14
Lexi Schroeder 6
Kadie Hempfling 10

JV: Wapak 29-15

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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.

Scoring:

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

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