Lady Green crushes
OTTOVILLE — Fort Jennings stayed with Ottoville for a quarter Tuesday night, trailing only 14-12 at the end of one.
It was all downhill from there for the Lady Musketeers as the Lady Green dominated them 63-11 the rest of the way for a 77-23 non-league girls basketball triumph at L.W. Heckman Gymnasium in Ottoville.
The twin towers of 6-2 senior Abby Siefker and 6-0 Rachel Beining did the most damage for the Lady Green (4-0) in scoring 22 and 19 markers, respectively. They led a torrid 31-of-48 shooting effort (4-of-7 downtown) for 64.6 percent and 11-of-22 at the line (50%). They totaled 22 boards and 17 errors and will host Bluffton at noon (junior varsity start) Saturday.
The Lady Musketeers (3-2) received eight points from senior guard Macy Schroeder (3 steals, 2 assists). They shot a cold 10-of-49 from the field (3-of-14 long range) for 20.4 percent and missed all four free-throw tries. They finished with 24 rebounds and 17 errors and will visit Leipsic in a PCL clash Tuesday.
Ottoville won the JV contest 28-24.
FORT JENNINGS (23)
Alyssa Schimmoeller 0-1-0-3, Macy Schroeder 1-2-0-8, Hannah Clay 0-0-0-0, Ashley Gable 1-0-0-2, Cassie Lindeman 1-0-0-2, Gabbi German 2-0-0-4, Erin Osting 0-0-0-0, Gabby Clippinger 0-0-0-0, Emily Kehres 2-0-0-4, Gina Stechschulte 0-0-0-0. Totals 7-3-0/4-23.
Rachel Turnwald 3-0-2-8, Chelsea Boecker 0-0-0-0, Taylor Mangas 2-0-0-4, Nicole Vorst 1-0-1-3, Tonya Kaufman 2-0-0-4, Monica Sarka 0-2-0-6, Kendra Eickholt 2-0-1-5, Courtney Von Sossan 0-2-0-6, Haley Landwehr 0-0-0-0, Annie Lindeman 0-0-0-0, Rachel Beining 9-0-1-19, Lexi Wannemacher 0-0-0-0, Lindsey Wannemacher 0-0-0-0, Abby Siefker 8-0-6-22. Totals 27-4-11/22-77.
Score by Quarters:
Ft. Jennings 12 5 4 2 - 23
Ottoville 14 18 17 28 - 77
Three-point goals: Fort Jennings, Schroeder 2, Schimmoeller; Ottoville, Sarka 2, Von Sossan 2.
Junior varsity score: 28-24 (Ottoville).
Owens paces Lady
’Dawgs by Spencerville
ELIDA — Elida senior O’sha Owens is getting more comfortable returning from an injury-plagued junior campaign.
The latest evidence of that is her 24-point outburst as she led the Lady Bulldogs to a 58-49 non-conference girls basketball triumph Tuesday night at the Elida Fieldhouse.
She added nine boards and four steals for the ’Dawgs (3-1), while junior Kylie Downton added 10 counters.
Tops for the Lady Bearcats (0-3) were the 12 points by senior Abby Freewalt and 11 from classmate Alyssa Mulholland.
Both teams return to action Thursday to commence league play: Spencerville at home versus Paulding (NWC) and Elida on the road to Defiance (WBL).
Schylar Miller 8, Alyssa Mulholland 12, Emilee Meyer 4, Jacey Grigsby 4, Meagan Miller 0, Abby Freewalt 12, Caitlyn Probst 4, Karri Purdy 3, Katie Merriman 2. Totals 13-5-8-49.
Erica Kiel 0, Brett Pauff 0. Kylie Downton 10, Ashley Lowry 0, Lindsay Hall 0, Cassidy Slusher 3, O’Sha Owens 24, Sabrina Kline 7, Torie McAdams 6, Carly Stetler 6, Ericka Smith 0. Totals 19-4-8-58.
Score by Quarters:
Spencerville 13 9 8 19 - 49
Elida 12 11 12 12 - 47
Three-point goals: Spencevrille, Mulholland 3, Meyer, Purdy; Elida, Owens 3, Kline.
Wildcats crush Commodores
PERRY TOWNSHIP — Cody Mathew led a quartet of Kalida boys basketball players in twin digits with 19 as the long-range bombing Wildcats crushed homestanding Perry 67-37 in non-league action Tuesday.
Randy Zeller chipped in 14, Austin Horstman 11 and Adam Lanhals 10 for the visitors (1-1), combining for 11 3-pointers. They host Archbold 6 p.m. Saturday.
Jared Poling dropped 11 for the Commodores (0-2).
Adam Langhals 10, Devin Kortokrax 4, Cody Mathew 19, Joe Gerdeman 5, Austin Horstman 11, Randy Zeller 14, Cole Miller 4.
Emanual Luster 4, Jared Poling 11, Corey Smith 6, DeAngelo Daniel 4, TaeQuan Callahan 5, Raheem Johnson 7.
Score by Quarters:
Kalida 14 12 23 18 - 67
Perry 10 10 6 11 - 37
Three-point goals: Kalida, Mathew 5, Zeller 4, Langhals 2; Perry, Poling 3, Smith 2.
Lady Knights pull away from Panthers
By Brian Bassett
Times Bulletin Sports Editor
ROCKFORD - The Parkway Lady Panther and Crestview Lady Knight basketball teams renewed their non-conference rivalry Tuesday evening at Parkway High School. After several back-and-forth runs, the Lady Knights used a strong second quarter to take a lead and pulled away late in the third for a 56-38 win.
“It was a game of spurts. Both teams shot well in the first quarter,” explained Crestview coach Greg Rickard. “We were able to play a little bit better defense and get some rebounds in the second quarter... But then in the second half, between the second part of the second (quarter) and the first part of the third, we would have a good shot but couldn’t throw it in the ocean. They cut it to six there and we made a few shots in a row to get (the lead) back up,”
The Lady Panthers led 15-14 late in the first before Crestview put a run together to lead 17-14 after a quarter of play.
The second quarter may have been the difference. Parkway made only 1-of-10 field-goal attempts and split a pair of free throws for three points. Crestview scored 10 points in the same period of time to lead 27-17 at halftime.
The Knights had 28 rebounds to Parkway’s 22. Crestview committed 14 turnovers but dished out 14 assists as well. The Lady Panthers only managed five assists.
“We’ll make the extra pass and find the open person. If we hit a few more of those shots, we should have had close to 20 assists because we had some good passes and people open - perimeter shots - and just couldn’t get them to fall,” Rickard said.
Parkway coach Lynn Hughes was happy with forcing so many Lady Knight miscues, due in part to a 2-3 zone defense, as well as a full-court press which the team went to in the third quarter.
The Lady Knights missed their first seven shots of the third quarter and Parkway began to crawl back in the game. A pair of foul shots from junior forward Cami Hellwarth and a layup by junior center Sierra Fent cut the Crestview lead to 27-21 with 4:56 to play in the third.
After four Crestview points, senior forward Kylie Snyder hit a three to bring Parkway within seven late in the third but baskets from sophomore guard Kennis Mercer and freshman center Emily Bauer returned the Knight lead to 11.
Crestview led 44-31 after three and didn’t look back.
“They’re a nice team,” Rickard explained of the Lady Panthers. “I knew coming in that they put up 63 points on Wayne Trace. That’s a lot of points and that was on the road. We knew they could score. We just wanted to try to slow them down a little bit.”
The Lady Knights succeeded, holding Parkway to 14-of-47 (30%) from the field - including 12-of-41 (29%) from 2-point range. Crestview shot 18-of-50 (36%) from the field but managed 15-of-37 (51%) from close range.
Bauer continued to lead Crestview, pacing the team with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
“With the zone, they were kind of spread out trying to take away the perimeter. So, that kind of left the middle open for her to do a little bit,” added Rickard.
The Lady Knight coach was happy with the contributions from his team all the way around: sophomore point guard Mackenzie Riggenbaugh and sophomore forward Lindsey Motycka each had nine points, while senior guard Mariah Henry added eight and sophomore guard Kennis Mercer tallied seven. Riggenbach had five assists to lead the team.
Snyder led Parkway with 15 points, while Fent joined her in double-digits with 10 points.
The win improves Crestview to 3-1 on the young season. Parkway falls to 0-3.
Crestview visits Ada Thursday.
Crestview (2pt, 3pt, FT, Tot)
Riggenbach 2-10 1-4 2-2 9, Motycka 2-8 1-2 2-4 9, Hicks 1-4 0-0 2-2 4, Bauer 6-8 0-0 5-7 17, Crowle 0-1 0-3 2-2 2, Henry 2-2 0-2 4-5 8, Mercer 2-3 1-2 0-0 7, Hartman 0-1 0-0 0-0 0.
Hellwarth 1-5 0-0 3-4 5, Heindel 3-4 0-0 0-0 6, Fent 3-12 0-0 2-6 10, Bransteter 0-3 0-0 0-0 0, Samaniego 0-2 0-1 0-0 0, K. Walls 1-3 0-1 0-0 2, Snyder 4-10 2-4 1-2 15, Jutte 0-2 0-0 0-0 0.
Score by Quarters:
Crestview 17 10 17 14 - 58
Parkway 14 3 14 7 - 38
Jefferson junior high boys start with wins
The Jefferson seventh-grade boys basketball team defeated the Lincolnview Lancers 30-15 Tuesday night to open the 2012-13 campaign.
Scoring for the Wildcats were: Brenen Auer (14), Tyler Bratton (6), Cioran Shanahan (4), Caleb Lucas (2), Alex Rode (2) and Trey Gossman (2).
The eighth-graders made it a sweep by crushing the Lancers 44-12.
Scoring for the Wildcats were: Jace Stockwell (20), Drew Reiss (9), Elie Edie (4), Brandon Herron (4), Nick Long (3), Ryan Wittler (2) and Ben Curth (2).