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West sweeps D8 games

ELIDA, OH – Two differently played games ended with the same result, a West victory on Monday evening inside the Elida Fieldhouse.

Game one of the night not only featured the All-Stars of Divisions 1-3 but also a little bit of everything throughout the course of the two twenty minute long halves.

The East stars jumped in front and stayed in the lead early on with the use of deep three pointers from the group of Kori Barrett (Kenton), Ellie Miller (Kenton), Brittney Haas (Findlay), Emily Heiman (Findlay), and the hometown girl Shyah Wheeler of Elida.

Early on the only point the West was able to muster came from the free throw line on a make by St. Marys Makenna Mele to cut into the East 4-0 lead with nearly 6 minutes gone off the clock.

In the second half the West’s inside-outside game helped to pull the lead to within a couple of points and nearly into the lead on a couple of Sydney Cisco (St. Marys) deep triples.

With 8:42 left in the second half a runner from Crestview senior Paige Motycka gave her team their first advantage at 39-38. Motycka would strike again after a pair of East three point goals from Miller and Bath’s Jaidyn Hale on her only other make from the field to tie the ballgame at 43-43.

Wapakoneta’s Sarah Pothast, the games leading scorer dropped in the final marker to give her team a 47-46 win on the offensive end with under a minute while Shawnee’s Alissa Stahler blocked away a final East offering on the defensive end to secure the victory.


Sarah Pothast (Wapak) 15
Lexi Jacobs (Wapak) 2
Alissa Stahler (Shawnee) 6
Emily Poling (Defiance) 3
Makenna Mele (St Marys) 5
Sydney Cisco (St Marys) 12 (4 3’s)
Paige Motycka (Crestview) 4

3PT: 6 (Cisco 4, Pothast, Poling)
FT: 1/4

Playing but not scoring: Cassidy Meyers (Van Wert)

Not able to participate: Kourtney Diller (Coldwater), Kadie Hempfling (Ottawa Glandorf)

Lindsey Singhaus (Bath) 2
Jaidyn Hale (Bath) 6
Kori Barrett (Kenton) 6
Ellie Miller (Kenton) 11
Brittney Haas (Findlay) 3
Emily Heiman (Findlay) 6
Shyah Wheeler (Elida) 12

3PT: 12 (Wheeler 3, Hale 2, Barrett 2, Miller 2, Heiman 2, Haas)
FT: 1/2

Playing but not scoring: Bette Andrews (Bath), Alexa Lenhart (L. Benton)

Not able to participate: Kennedy Fagan (Bath)

Game two involved the stars of the Division 4 world and featured one team putting up a big offensive performance as the West rolled to a 77-47 victory paced by a pair of Midwest Athletic Conference stars.

Leading 33-30 at the halftime break the West rolled to a 44-17 second half of play and finished with 3 players in double figures in the win.

Fort Recovery’s Grace Thien and Taylor Kogge of the State Champion Minster Wildcats each dropped in 19 points apiece to lead their West squad while teammate and future University of Michigan Volleyball standout Paige Jones joined the duo in double figures as she notched 11. Thien was the big three point shooter on the evening as she notched 5 triples in the contest.

Kogge finished the game shooting 8/10 from the field and ended with just one miss each from inside and outside the three point arc on her way to play for Ohio Northern University at the next level.

Ridgemont’s Priscilla Howland led the East squad on the evening with 16 points and was the lone member of her team in double figures.


Sarah Klausing (Kalida) 2
Grace Thien (Ft. Rec) 19 (5 3’s)
Carley Stone (Ft. Rec) 6
CJ Kemper (Ottoville) 4
Paige Jones (N. Bremen) 11
Taylor Kogge (Minster) 19
Alli Fischer (Minster) 4
Kara Evers (M. Local) 9
Amber Miller (Ottoville) 3

3PT: 12 (Thien 5, Kogge 3, Jones 3, Miller)
FT: 1/3

Not available: Bridget Landin (OV), Kierra Meyer (Leipsic), Heather Lammers (Leipsic)

Anney Archer (Ada) 2
Aubrey Biederman (W-Goshen) 8
Amanda Clymer (Vanlue) 8
Priscilla Howland (Ridgemont) 16
Emma Saltzman (Arcadia) 4
Meadow Cromer (Ridgemont) 3
Lauren Schroeder (C. Grove) 4
Kayla Fergueson (P. Gilboa) 2

Playing but not scoring: Maddie Gossard (Ada)

Not available to play: Carlee McCluer (C. Grove)


Titans move to 3-0

OTTAWA, OHIO – OG’s Kadie Hempfling has now broken her own career high for points scored in a game in two of the Titans three contests this season. Friday afternoon the Sophomore obliterated her previous high of 15 set in Tuesday’s win over Tinora with a 26 point outburst in her teams 57-48 win over visiting Kalida.

As it had done in all 26 of their wins last season, the Titans defensive pressure forced Kalida into a myriad of turnovers early on as the duo of Senior PG Dani Ellerbrock and Junior Kylie White accounted for 11 of OG’s 16 first quarter points.

Trailing 16-5 after one period of play the Wildcats were able to switch to a zone and slow the Titan attack down as Cathy Basinger came off the bench to go 4/4 from the free throw line alongside a make from the field to propel her team to a 15 point quarter to pull with a pair of points at 22-20 at the halftime break.

Of the 26 points she accounted for in the game Hempfling came out firing in the games third stanza as she knocked down a pair of triple tries as well as four from inside the arc and finished the period with 16 points and helped OG push their advantage out to 45-29.

With most of the Titan starters coming out of the contest early in the fourth quarter the Wildcats were again able to turn up the defensive pressure and cut into the OG lead behind three pointers from Kylie Osterhage and Kara Siefker. With the aforementioned duo able to connect from the outside Wildcats were able to cut the lead as low as 6 before bringing in Sarah Klausing who finished with 6 points of her own before the clock struck zeroes and the Titans finished with a 9 point win.

Eight Titans found their way into the scorebook and were led by Hempfling while seven Wildcats were able to put points on the board with 14 coming from Osterhage.

Kalida drops to 1-2 on the season and will next travel to Antwerp on Dec 5th, while OG will have a pair of home games next Tuesday (vs Wauseon) and Thursday as they begin WBL play by hosting St. Marys.

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OG (57)

Devon Warnecke 1
Carri Johnson 2
Dani Ellerbrock 6
Erin Kaufman 2
Nina Brown 2
Kylie White 9
Lexi Schroeder 9
Kadie Hempfling 26

Turnovers: 18

Kalida (48)

Joni Kaufman 3
Brittany Kahle 2
Sarah Klausing 6
Allison Recker 9
Kara Siefker 7
Kylie Osterhage 14
Cathy Basinger 6

Turnovers: 31

JV: Kalida (2-1) 40-23 over OG (2-1)