Teams like Ottawa-Glandorf like to count by 3
Thursday, January 10, 2013 6:16 AM
The 3-pointer is a charm for Ottawa-Glandorf's T.J. Metzger.The senior made his first seven 3-point attempts, pumped in a school-record nine for the game and scored a career-high 33 points in leading O-G to a 68-47 victory over Kalida.
Metzger's nine 3-pointers were two more than the previous school mark, shared by Curt Croy and Todd Schumaker in 2001.
He wasn't the lone long-range marksman for the Titans, either.
Jaylen VonSossan knocked down four 3-pointers and Eric Beckman and Alex Schroeder added one each as O-G went 15 for 25 behind the arc. That also exceeded the school record by two.
Metzger, one of five starters returning from a Division III state semifinal team, got his first 27 points in bunches of 3: eight 3-pointers and one three-point play when he was fouled making a lay-up.
Good things came in 3s elsewhere, as well.
The teams combined to make 23 3-pointers in Haviland Wayne Trace's 83-67 boys win over Sherwood Fairview. Corbin Linder connected on eight for Wayne Trace.
TEAM WORK: Ottoville's girls (11-0) have won 34 straight regular season games dating back to the 2010-11 season; and Haviland Wayne Trace outrebounded Sherwood Fairview 67-37 in a 63-39 girls victory.
HIGH FLIERS: With a 76-47 win at Margaretta on Jan. 5, Clyde improved to 59-1 in its previous 60 regular-season games, including 40 consecutive wins in the Sandusky Bay Conference. The lone loss was to four-time defending Division II champion Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown.
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS: McComb boys coach Aaron Roth got his 200th career win with a 43-33 victory over Hopewell-Loudon; Carey's boys' 8-0 start was the school's best since the 1966-67 season; and Napoleon senior Jordan Lauf had 27 points and 10 rebounds in a 68-66 overtime loss to Maumee.
SO MUCH FOR THE HOMECOURT ADVANTAGE: The Athens Bulldogs are off to a hot start despite being winless at home. Athens is 7-2 overall - and 7-0 in games away from its home court of Charles McAfee Gymnasium. Athens' only losses came to Wellston on Dec. 14 and Vincent Warren on Tuesday night - both at home.
LATE CHARGE: In a battle of Ohio Cardinal Conference co-leaders, Mansfield Senior outscored Millersburg West Holmes 31-9 in the fourth quarter for an 81-49 win. Mansfield Senior's Robert Jones and Donovyn Benson each had 21 points in the victory.
SETTING THE STANDARD: Shelby's Emma Hostetler scored 23 points in a 46-35 win over Willard last Saturday, breaking the program's career scoring record of 1,313 points in the process. Hostetler, who also had 10 rebounds and six assists, now has 1,332 career points.