O-G rallies to defeat Shawnee
Friday, January 10, 2014 6:44 PM
SHAWNEE - Ottawa-Glandorf put together a strong fourth quarter Friday night to post a 57-44 come-from-behind win over Shawnee in Western Buckeye League action.The win moves the Titans to 2-1 in the WBL and 7-3 overall.
Shawnee shocked O-G early leading 19-15 after one quarter and 31-19 at halftime. The Titans battled back in the third quarter to grab a 35-32 lead with a 16-1 run. O-G was up 37-34 late in the quarter before baskets by the Indians Trey Brock and Austin Brachok, a three-pointer, gave the Indians a 39-37 lead going to the fourth quarter.
The final quarter belonged to the Titans as they outscored the Indians 20-5. O-G spent a lot of time at the free throw in the final quarter as they shot 22 free throws, including 16 in the final 1:29 as the game got a little rough. The Titans were 14-of-22 at the line in the fourth quarter.
Noah Bramlage led the Titans with 15 points.
"We've never been shell-shocked like that to start a game," O-G coach Tyson McGlaughlin said. "They came out as hot as could be and we had to match their intensity. We had our backs to the wall and it was nice to see our guys fight back. We made some plays in the second half. We didn't rush things and try to get it back all at once. We wanted to win each three minute segment and if we did that we could win the game."
JaQuan Tucker had 14 points for the Indians, 12 of them in the first quarter as he hit four three-pointers, including three in opening two minutes of the game.
Ottawa-Glandorf won the junior varsity game 70-48.
The game was delayed the fourth quarter as junior Jake Kahle suffered a serious leg injury breaking both bones in his right leg. Kahle is scheduled to have surgery Saturday morning on the leg.