Ottoville girls defeat Kalida
Thursday, January 03, 2013 7:13 PM
KALIDA - It wasn't pretty, but Ottoville's girls basketball team isn't about to give back a win.
Ottoville's Nicole Vorst looks for a shot as Kalida's Summer Holtkamp (14) and Nicole Recker (12) defend the drive.
The Lady Big Green and Kalida squared off Thursday evening in a rugged Putnam County League matchup on the LadyCats homecourt. And when the dust settled the Big Green remained undefeated with a 51-27 win. The win moved Ottoville to 2-0 in the PCL and 10-0 overall, while Kalida is 2-1 in the league and 6-3 overall.
Although Ottoville won the game by 24 points it was a defensive contest as the Big Green forced 25 LadyCat turnovers and Kalida forced 22 Ottoville turnovers. Despite the high number of turnovers, the Big Green were able to jump out to a 14-4 first quarter lead and were up 29-13 at halftime in posting the win.
Rachel Turnwald led the Big Green with 14 points, while Nicole Vorst had 11 points and Abby Siefker finished with 10.
Nicole Recker led Kalida with eight points and Jackie Gardner had six.
In the only other local contest Thursday night, Leipsic avenged a season opening loss to Pandora-Gilboa by beating the Rockets 58-48 in Blanchard Valley Conference action.
The win keeps the Vikings in the thick of the BVC race at 3-1, while P-G is 2-2 in conference play. The season opener was the PCL contest for the two teams. The Vikings grabbed a 14-4 first quarter lead and maintained it throughout the game.
Shalynn Morman had 16 points to lead the Vikings (7-30) and Haley Gerten added 13. Ashley Williams had 16 points for the Rockets (5-4) and Megan Maag finished with 12.