OTTAWA — It didn't take long for Ottawa-Glandorf's girls basketball team
to stake a claim to at-least a share of the Western Buckeye League
title Thursday evening.
Getting off to a solid start and using two strong middle quarters, the Titans took the lead ran away from Elida at the Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium by a score of 77-27.
The win assures the Titans, the top ranked team in Division II, of at-least a share of the WBL title as they are now 8-0 in the league and 21-0 overall. O-G will play for an outright crown Saturday afternoon at Wapakoneta in a makeup game that has a 2 p.m. junior varsity tip-off. The Redskins are 7-1 in the league after a four point win over St. Marys Thursday night.
Ottawa-Glandorf had an 18-7 first quarter lead and were up 40-17 at halftime after a 22-10 run in the second quarter. The Titans continued to build on their lead with a 22-3 third quarter scoring burst.
Senior Kylie White had solid game in her final home game scoring 24 points along with eight rebounds and five steals. Senior Lexi Schroeder added 11 points. Kadie Hempfling dished out eight assists along with four rebounds and three steals and senior Courtney Bockrath had six points and six rebounds.
Shyah Wheeler had 11 points and six rebounds for the Bulldogs. Elida was chared with 29 turnovers in the game.
Ottawa-Glandorf won the junior varsity game 51-26.
Van Buren 35
LEIPSIC — Leipsic dominated start to finish Thursday evening as the Vikings claimed a 59-35 Blanchard Valley Conference win over Van Buren.
The Vikings move to 15-6 on the season as this was the 400th career win for Vikings head coach Gary Kreinbrink. Leipsic is 7-3 in BVC play this season.
Leipsic had a 15-7 lead after the opening quarter and were up 35-17 at halftime after a 17-6 run in the second quarter.
Brooke Gerdeman led the Vikings with 10 points and nine rebounds, while Heather Lammers had nine points and seven rebounds.
Zoe Horne had 11 points for the Black Knights.
Van Buren won the junior varsity game 23-19.
PANDORA — Pandora-Gilboa outscored Arcadia in overtime Thursday evening to claim a 48-45 Blanchard Valley Conference win.
The Rockets (14-7) had a 23-17 halftime lead before the Redskins outscored them 17-11 in the third quarter to tie the game at 34-34. After both teams managed just six points in the fourth quarter, the Rockets outscored Arcadia 8-5 in overtime for the win.
Toria Hovest and Brittany Hovest both had 12 points for the Rockets. Alexa Maag and Brittany Hovest both had seven rebounds in the game.
Mariah Monday had a game high 16 points to lead the Redskins.
Arcadia won the junior varsity game 34-14.
KALIDA — Kalida turned in a solid defensive effort Thursday evening to defeat Continental 50-24 in Putnam County League action.
The Pirates never reached double digits in a quarter against the Ladycat defense and had 22 turnovers in the game.
Kalida had a 16-4 lead after the opening quarter and were up 29-9 at halftime.
Sarah Klausing had a double-double for the Ladycats (3-4, 11-11) with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Kara Siefker added 10 points and four steals and Lauren Langhals had seven points and eight rebounds.
Amber Logan and Brooke Bradford both had six points for the Pirates (1-6, 2-20).
Kalida won the two quarter junior varsity game.
COLDWATER — Ottoville went on the road Thursday evening and knocked off Coldwater 65-40 in a makeup game.
The Big Green were up 20-6 after one quarter and 32-15 at halftime. No other stats were provided on the game.