OTTAWA, OH – #14 Miami Trace scored the first nine points of their Saturday afternoon tilt at top ranked Ottawa Glandorf but the Titans responded with 18 of the next 21 and rode a strong defensive effort the rest of the way to a 57-46 victory.
The home squad weren’t able to erase the zero from their scoring column until the 4:25 mark of the first quarter when Kadie Hempfling’s bucket cut into a 9-0 Miami Trace lead built on the back of a trio of three pointers from Hanna Reisinger and Victoria Fliehman.
Erin Kaufman gave the Titans their first lead of the contest during the midst of their 18-3 quarter closing run at 13-12 with 52.8 seconds remaining in the opening stanza by connecting on a three pointer from straight away. Kylie White added six points from the field to help her squad out to an 18-12 lead after the first eight minutes of play.
6’1 Senior Sam Ritenour scored 11 points in the contest for Miami Trace and hit on six of her markers in the second quarter as she helped the Panthers outscore OG 12-8 in the period and cut the Titan lead to 26-24 at the break.
Back and forth the score would go in the third quarter as each team traded baskets. Miami Trace grabbed the lead with 5:35 to go in the third on a three pointer from Fliehman but the Titans snagged the advantage back with 4:42 left at 28-27 when Kylie White connected on a two point basket.
Lexi Schroeder’s only points of the contest, a triple from the corner gave OG back the lead. Schroeder, a 5’9 Senior who averages seven points per game finished with just the aforementioned score but was worth her weight in gold and then some as the Titan starter helped to hold Miami Trace’s leading scorer Tanner Bryant to just four points in the game.
The games leading scorer Kylie White tossed in eight of her 22 points on the afternoon and helped the Titans stave off the visiting Panthers 57-46 as they utilized their tempo and pace in an attempt to wear down their opponents successfully.
Miami Trace (14-2) was led in scoring by Victoria Fliehman’s 14 while the Titans (16-0) were paced by 22 from White.
Ottawa Glandorf will jump back into Western Buckeye League action on Thursday night when they put their 5-0 league record on the line in Defiance against the Bulldogs.
Ashley Schroeder 3
Erin Kaufman 11
Lexi Schroeder 3
Kylie White 22
Kadie Hempfling 18
3PT: 3 (Kaufman 2, L. Schroeder)
Miami Trace (46):
Cassidy Lovett 2
Hanna Reisinger 13
Shaylee McDonald 2
Victoria Fliehman 14
Tanner Bryant 4
Sam Ritenour 11
3PT: 8 (Reisinger 4, Fliehman 4)
JV: OG 45-30