GROVE — Allen East rallied over the final two quarters Thursday night
to defeat Columbus Grove 50-44 in Northwest Conference action.
win keeps the Lady Mustangs unbeaten in the NWC at 5-0 and they are
12-5 overall. The Bulldogs dropped to 4-2 in the NWC and 12-6 overall.
Grove held the Mustangs to 13 points in the opening half as they had a
20-13 halftime lead. The Bulldogs outscored the Mustangs 9-4 in the
second quarter for that lead.
After struggling on offense in the
opening half, the Mustangs came out of the halftime lockerroom to
outscore Grove 22-16 in the third quarter to trail by one point after three quarters. Allen East finished the game
with a 15-8 run as they hit several key free throws down the stretch to
ice the game. Allen East hit 7-of-12 free throws in the fourth quarter.
Kaycee Rowe led the Mustangs with 17 points, 13 in
the second half, and London Richardson hit three three-pointers to
finish the night with 11 points. Carly Clum had 10 points for Allen
East, who will play Crestview next Thursday in a battle of NWC
Lynea Diller came off the bench to lead the Bulldogs
with 12 points and eight rebounds. Sammi Stechschulte hit three
three-pointers for the Bulldogs as she had 11 points and grabbed nine
rebounds. The Bulldogs had a 27-16 rebounding edge in the game.
Columbus Grove won the junior varsity game 49-14.
Miller City 34
KALIDA — Kalida turned in a strong second half Thursday night to defeat Miller City 69-34 in Putnam County League action.
had a 23-19 halftime lead before outscoring Miller City 46-15 in the
second half. The home Wildcats used a 19-4 third quarter scoring margin
to extend their lead before closing the game with a 27-11 run in the
Nicole Recker led three Kalida (2-2, 7-10) players
in double digits with 17 points and six rebounds. Brittany Kahle
finished with 13 points and Kylie Osterhage had 12 points and five
Tiffany Welty and Jennelle Kuhlman both had seven points
for Miller City (0-6, 1-14). Haley Lammers had five points and six
Kalida won the junior varsity game 39-22.
Van Buren 33
— Leipsic stayed a game back in the Blanchard Valley Conference
standings with a 76-33 win over Van Buren Thursday night.
Vikings are 7-1 in the conference and 14-3 overall. Liberty-Benton leads
the BVC standings at 8-0 and they are 15-1 overall. Van Buren is 2-6 in
Leipsic had a 19-6 lead after the opening quarter and were up 36-11 at halftime.
Amber Gerdeman led the Vikings with 17 points, while Haley Gerten and Shalynn Morman both had 12 points, Kelly Nadler added 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.
Leipsic won the junior varsity game 41-11.
ARLINGTON — Arlington outscored Pandora-Gilboa over the final three quarters Thursday night to claim a 62-51 Blanchard Valley Conference win.
The Rockets had a 19-17 lead after the opening quarter before the Red Devils outscored them 45-32 the rest of the way. The Red Devils turned the game around with a 12-7 second quarter scoring advantage.
Sierra Nichols led the Red Devils with 16 points, while Whitney Dodds had 11 points and eight rebounds.
Megan Maag had 18 points and six rebounds. Olivia Maag finished with 11 points.
Arlington won the junior varsity game 48-16.
OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf remained a game back in the Western Buckeye League with a 49-37 win over Wapakoneta at the Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium.
The Titans moved to 6-1 in the league and 15-2 overall. Bath leads the WBL at 7-0 and they are 16-1 on the season.
O-G had a 35-26 lead after three quarters before using a 14-11 scoring run in the fourth quarter to finish the game.
The Titans were up 17-2 after the opening quarter before the Redskins (5-2, 10-7) rallied in the second and third quarters to outscore O-G 24-18.
Elissa Ellerbock had 17 points to lead the Titans and Kristen Miller added 16 points. Miller and Anna Bellman both had five rebounds for O-G.
Wapakoneta won the junior varsity game 50-44.
CONTINENTAL — Archbold won a hard-fought game with Continental 52-32 in non-league action Thursday night.
Bue Streaks had a 34-28 lead after three quarters before using an 18-4
scoring run in the final quarter for the win. Archbold had a 29-23
halftime lead before both teams scored five points in the third quarter.
Paige Ordway led the Pirates with 14 points.
Wyse had 13 points for the Blue Streaks.
The Pirates are 8-7 on the season. The Blue Streaks are 15-1 on the season.