Ottawa-Glandorf's Alex Schroeder leads a break against Bath Friday night during Western Buckeye League action. (Putnam Sentinel/Charlie Warnimont)
Ottawa-Glandorf's Alex Schroeder leads a break against Bath Friday night during Western Buckeye League action. (Putnam Sentinel/Charlie Warnimont)
BATH TWP. — Ottawa-Glandorf gave everything they had against Lima Bath Friday night.
Every time the Titans appeared to have Bath on the ropes, the Wildcats made plays to turn the momentum. With the Wildcats being able to make plays they were able to pull away from the Titans down the stretch for a 69-56 Western Buckeye League win.
Ottawa-Glandorf entered the fourth quarter down 38-36 and were still down two at 52-50 after an Alex Schroeder three-pointer. That's when Bath took control of the game outscoring O-G 17-6 in the final four minutes of the quarter for the win.
A layup by Hayden Atkins and a three-pointer by Andrew Renner jump started the Wildcat run. Bath sealed the win at the free throw line as they hit 8-of-8 when O-G was forced to foul. Renner and Taren Sullivan combined for all eight free throws.
Renner led the Wildcats with 23 points, while Sullivan had 14 points and Atkins 12. Bath hit 11 three-pointers in the game.
Noah Bramlage led the Titans with 16 points and Schroeder finished with 15, eight of them coming in the fourth quarter as he hit a pair of three-pointers. Tyler Zender finished with 10 points.
“Physically we laid it all on the court for 32 minutes,” O-G coach Tyson McGlaughlin said. “Mentally we had a three minute stretch where we went brian dead. I was very, very pleased with the effort that our guys gave. Mentally we were not smart enough and we were tough enough. They (Bath) shot the ball well handmade plays down the stretch and that's what good teams do. We just didn't make enough intelligent plays down the stretch.”
Ottawa-Glandorf's junior varsity team capped off a unbeaten season Friday night as they defeated Bath 60-36. They finished the season at 22-0.
Nick Weihrauch had 15 points for the Titans, while Jason Schnipke had 13.