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Monday, December 24, 2012 12:12 PM

Third quarter again
culprit for Wayne Trace
FORT JENNINGS – Visiting Wayne Trace and host Fort Jennings battled to a 27-27 tie through two quarters of Saturday’s non-league girls basketball action.

However, much like a loss to Lincolnview earlier in the week, it was a dismal third quarter that proved too much to overcome as the Raiders were outscored 26-12 in the period before falling 66-51 to the Musketeers.

The loss drops the red, white and blue to 2-6 on the season while Fort Jennings moves to 4-5.

Wayne Trace’s Karena Egnor opened the second half with a trey that put the Raiders on top 30-27. From that point on, though, the quarter was all Fort Jennings.

The Musketeers closed the stanza on a 26-9 run with five different players scoring. Emily Kehres led the way with seven points in the quarter, while Gabbi German and Macy Schroeder added six. Alyssa Schimmoeller (5) and Cassie Lindeman (2) picked up the other

Musketeer markers as the orange and black took a 53-39 advantage into the final quarter.

Wayne Trace never got the deficit under double figures in the fourth quarter as the Musketeers cruised to the victory.
Krystal Wannemacher scored 11 points to pace the Lady Raiders with Egnor adding 10 and Shayna Temple chipping in nine.
Temple, Erin Mohr and Wannemacher all had six rebounds while Temple also recorded four steals. Brenda Feasby picked up three steals as well.

Schroeder scored a game high 27 points for the Musketeers, while German chipped in 15 and Kehres recorded 13. Kehres and German also grabbed 10 and nine boards, respectively, for Fort Jennings. Schroeder dished out four assists and had seven steals.

Fort Jennings won the battle of the boards 42-32 and Wayne Trace had more turnovers, 31-22. The Raiders were 20-of-43 from the field (46%) compared to the Musketeers’ 21-of-60 (35%). The orange and black was 18-of-32 at the charity stripe (56%) and the Raiders made 7-of-17 (41%).

In the junior varsity contest, Wayne Trace moved to 6-2 on the season with a 44-35 win over the Musketeers.
Sylvia Young bucketed 16 points to lead the Raiders to go along with seven rebounds. Brooke Wilcox chipped in seven markers and six rebounds for the red, white and blue.
The Lady Musketeers visit McComb Thursday. The Lady Raiders are off until January 4 when they host Fairview in Green Meadows Conference action.
Krystal Wannemacher 3-1-2-11, Rylee Hartman 2-0-0-4, Erin Mohr 2-0-0-4, Shayna Temple 3-1-0-9, Karena Ebnor 0-2-4-10, Brenda Feasby 2-0-1-5, Taylor Grent 1-0-0-2, Madi Young 1-0-0-2, Tanya Sinn 2-0-0-4. Totals 16-4-7/17-51.
Alyssa Schimmoeller 1-1-0-5, Macy Schroeder 3-5-6-27, Cassie Lindeman 1-0-0-2, Gabbi German 6-0-3-15, Erin Osting 2-0-0-4, Emily Kehres 2-0-9-13. Totals 15-6-18/32-66.
Score by Quarters:
Wayne Trace   8   19   12   12 - 51
Ft. Jennings  10   17   26   13 - 66

sink Musketeers
FORT JENNINGS — The 1-2 tandem of Jared Poling and Bruce Hodges led Perry to a 67-57 non-league boys hardwood triumph Saturday night at The Fort.

Poling his six 3s en route to his 27 points and Hodges added 21. Emanuel Luster tacked on 10.
Senior Brandon Kohli led the Musketeers with 20 points and 10 boards, classmate Kurt Warnecke added 12 markers and sophomore Connor Wallenhorst 10 (6 assists).
Fort Jennings hosts Lincolnview 6 p.m. Friday.

PERRY (67)
Sanders 0-0-0-0, Emanuel Luster 5-0-0-10, Jared Poling 2-6-5-27, Bruce Hodges 6-1-6-21, Smith 3-0-0-6, Daniel 0-0-0-0, Johnson 1-0-1-3, Godfrey 0-0-0-0. Totals 17/36-7/13-12/21-67.

Nick Von Sossan 0-3-0-9, Connor Wallenhorst 3-1-1-10, Josh Wittler 1-0-0-2, Austin Kehres 2-0-0-4, Nathan German 0-0-0-0, Kurt Warnecke 2-2-2-12, Brandon Kohli 7-1-3-20. Totals 15/32-7/20-6/11-57.
Score by Quarters:
Perry         20   24        6    17 - 67
Ft. Jennings  15     9       20   13 - 57
Rebounds: Perry 27, Fort Jennings 28. Turnovers: Perry 9, Fort Jennings 13.
JV score: 45-29 (FJ).

Dixie tops 10-team Sielski Memorial
COLDWATER — Dixiei was the top team in the 2012 Coldwater Sielski Memorial Wrestling Invitational held Saturday in the Palace at Coldwater.

Dixie went 5-0, while the host Cavaliers and St. Marys went 4-1; Celina and Tinora 3-2; Spencerville and Edgerton 2-3; Lincolnview and Elida 1-4; and Parkway 0-5.
Elida is in the Tiffin Columbian Classic 10 a.m. Friday, while Spencerville is in the LCC Holiday Invitational 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Lincolnview heads to the Toledo St. John’s Jesuit Invitational at 10 a.m.
Coldwater Sielski Memorial Wrestling Invitational Final Results: Dixie 5-0, St. Marys 4-1, Coldwater 4-1, Celina 3-2, Tinora 3-2, Edgerton 2-3, Spencerville 2-3, Elida 1-4, Lincolnview 1-4, Parkway 0-5.
Pool Matches
Round 1: Coldwater 84, Parkway 0; Dixie 65, Lincolnview 4; Celina 43, Spencerville 28; Tinora 53, Elida 24.
Round 2: St. Marys 63, Elida 18; Celina 39, Edgerton 37; Dixie 57, Spencerville 12; Coldwater 49, Tinora 24.
Round 3: Coldwater 56, Elida 22; Dixie 52, Celina 24; Edgerton 48, Lincolnview 23; St. Marys 84, Parkway 0.
Round 4: Tinora 77, Parkway 0; Spencerville 45, Lincolnview 24; Dixie 57, Edgerton 14; St. Marys 46, Coldwater 25.
Round 5: Elida 64, Parkway 6; Celina 56, Lincolnview 22; Edgerton 48, Spencerville 30; St. Marys 48, Tinora 19.
Matchup Round: 9th/10th - Lincolnview 12, Parkway 0 (voids for both teams); 7th/8th - Spencerville 48, Elida 30; 5th/6th - Tinora 56, Edgerton 22; 3rd/4th - Coldwater 40, Celina 27; 1st/2nd - Dixie 33, St. Marys 31.
Undefeated Wrestlers (5-0): 106: Gabe Santa-Rita – Edgerton, Blaine Hunter - Elida; 113: Garrett Hower – St. Marys; 120: Tyler Tebbe - Coldwater; 126: Peyton Hamrick – Celina; 132: Travis Wright - Dixie, Nick Pauff - Elida; 138: Jared VanVleet - Edgerton; 145: Matt Buxton - Dixie; 152: Cory Guingrich – Celina, Daniel Marshall - Tinora; 160: Cole Vencill - Dixie, Aarron Urivez - Tinora; 170: Brent Collett – Coldwater, Alex Vencill - Dixie; 182: Jacob Campbell - Dixie, Tyler Smith - Elida; 195: Neil Perry – St. Marys; 220: Justin Post – Coldwater, Jake Bellows - Spencerville; 285: Hunter Overholtz - Dixie.
100th Career Win: Nick Pauff - Elida, Skylar Muehlfeld – Edgerton.

Bulldog boys rout Coldwater
ELIDA — Dakota Mathias led three Elida players in double digits with 20 points in a 62-38 victory over Coldwater in non-league boys basketball Saturday night at the Elida Fieldhouse.
Mathias added 10 boards for a double-double. Ebin Stratton added 13 and Austin Allemeier 11.
Austin Bruns netted 18 for the Cavaliers.
Elida hosts Lima Senior 6 p.m. Friday.
Austin Bruns 4-7-18, Derek Thobe 3-1-7, Mitch Heyne 2-0-6, Adam Klosterman 1-0-3, Mitch Schoenherr 1-0-2, Caleb Siefring 1-0-2, Brody Hoying 0-0-0, Chase Bruggeman 0-0-0. Totals 5/19-7/26-7/10-38.
ELIDA (62)
Dakota Mathias 20, Ebin Stratton 13, Austin Allemeier 11, David Diller 8, Aric Thompson 5, Max Stambaugh 3, Marquevious Wilson 2, Dominic Painter 0, Trent Long 0, Clark Etzler 0. Totals 14/24-8/22-10/11-62.
Score by Quarters:
Coldwater    15    12    6     5 - 38
Elida    17    21    16    8 - 62
Three-point goals: Coldwater 7 (Bruns 4, Heyne 2, Klosterman), Elida 8 (Allemeier 3, Mathias 2, Diller 2, Stambaugh). Shooting Percentages (FGs-FTs): Coldwater 26.7%/70%, Elida 47.8%/90.9%. Rebounds: Coldwater 19/5 off. (Bruns 8), Elida 35/9 off. (Mathias 10). Assists: Coldwater 6 (Thobe 2), Elida 7 (Stratton 3). Steals: Coldwater 2 (Heyne/Siefring 1), Elida 5 (Stratton 2). Blocks: Coldwater 3 (Schoenherr 2), Elida 5 (Stratton/Thompson 2). Turnovers: Coldwater 5, Elida 4. Fouls: Coldwater 13, Elida 9. Points in the paint: Coldwater 8, Elida 24. Bench Points: Coldwater 5, Elida 10.
JV score: Elida 54, Coldwater 53.

Lady Knights top Kalida in 47-37 nailbiter
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CONVOY - Two of the best Division IV teams in the area clashed here Saturday afternoon and the game lived up to the hype. Crestview outscored Kalida 14-3 in the last 5:41 to escape with a 47-37 win.
The Lady Knights are now 8-1. The LadyCats are 6-2.
Kalida took its first and only lead, 34-33, on a 3-pointer from the right wing by Nicole Recker with 5:50 remaining in the game. That lead lasted exactly nine seconds, however, as Crestview’s Lindsey Motycka hit a spinning layup to regain the lead, 35-34. Two Kalida turnovers and a missed Knight free throw later, Crestview’s Kirstin Hicks muscled in a layup off a Mackenzie Riggenbach assist -- 37-34. The LadyCats misfired and Riggenbach scored on a breakaway. LadyCat Jackie Gardner kept it exciting with a 10-foot pull-up jumper -- 39-36 at 2:20.

Kennis Mercer then hit nothing but net on the biggest shot of the game, a trey from the left corner -- 42-36 at 1:57. Kalida missed on its next two possessions. Crestview missed a front end between the two Kalida misfires but at 1:10 Hicks hit both ends of her 1-and-1 to up the margin to eight. Amy Smith, Kalida’s deadeye free-throw shooter (9-of-10 in the game), hit the first of two freebies to give the ’Cats slim hope, 44-37 at 0:49, but Riggenbach then hit three out of four free throws to wrap it up.

The fourth quarter featured a Crestview anomaly — a zone defense at crunch time, necessitated by Kalida’s constant ability to penetrate the Knights’ usually airtight man-to-man.

“We hadn’t even gone over any zone yet, not even in practice,” said Crestview coach Greg Rickard. “I think we’re still good enough to play man but we were having trouble today. They are very quick. The girls did a pretty good job. It slowed ‘em down a little bit, took some time off the clock. You know when you play zone, you’ll give up some perimeter shots, but they were getting easy twos, so you might as well make ‘em hit some tough threes.”

The game started with a 6-0 Crestview run (10-foot turnaround jumper by Emily Bauer, two Bauer free throws and a spinning Motycka layup off a Mercer assist) but Smith came back with four straight charity tosses to make it 6-4. Both of those fouls were on Bauer, who sat down after only 3:25 and didn’t return until the second half. It was 17-11, Crestview, after one period, thanks largely to the home team’s 6-for-9 field goal shooting, but the Knights didn’t find points that easy to come by afterwards.

“We rely on our defense quite a bit -- we try to create turnovers and get some easy baskets,” said Kalida coach Adam Huber. “Unfortunately, we didn’t guard very well in the first quarter, gave up a lot of points — 17. Then the rest of the game, we really dug down and guarded the way we’re capable of. We were kinda climbing uphill all the way. You have to credit them, though; they do such a good job, discipline-wise, running sets, getting the shots they wanna get.”

The second period was an ugly one offensively, Crestview winning it 7-6. Kalida shot only 2-for-13 from the field. Crestview was still shooting well -- 3-for-6 -- but struggled with turnovers (7) during those eight minutes. Kalida trailed 24-17 at the half but came on strong in the third stanza. The LadyCats started that quarter on a 6-1 run (Gardner layup, two Smith free throws, another Gardner layup) to get within 25-23. At 27-25, Motycka got a breakaway layup and split two pairs of free throws to lead 31-25 but Smith scored the last four points of the period -- two free throws and a 10-foot banker from straight out -- 31-29 after three.

To start the final period, Recker fired a 10-foot angle shot that bounced high off the rim and dropped through to tie the game for the first time, 31-31. Mercer trumped that, however, with a 12-foot baseliner via a Motycka assist to set the stage for the ending.

“I told the girls we did a good job of staying composed when they took the lead (in the fourth quarter),” said Rickard. “We came down and scored right away. It was good to see how we responded after we gave up a nice lead. You’re gonna have some close games down the road, so it’s good to see how you respond.”

Stat-wise, it was better field goal shooting by the Knights that accounted for the win, Crestview firing away at an impressive 50 percent clip (16-of-32) compared to Kalida’s icy 29 percent (12-of-42). Crestview shot 67 percent (12-of-18) from the line, Kalida 83 percent (10-of-12), although it was Smith who accounted for all but two of Kalida’s attempts. Crestview had a 23-15 edge on the boards and committed one less turnover, 13-14.
Motycka and Riggenbach led Crestview scoring with 15 and 14, while Mercer chipped in with 8. Smith and Gardner had 14 and 9 for Kalida.
The Kalida jayvees are now 7-1 after posting a 40-25 win. Allison Recker led the LadyCat scoring with 12. Brady Guest, Claire Zaleski and Courtney Grote had 7, 6 and 6 for Crestview (5-3).
Crestview plays at Hicksville for a varsity-only contest Thursday (7 p.m.), while Kalida visits Minster 1 p.m. Saturday.
Kalida (37)
Gardner 4 1-2 9, Nicole Recker 3 0-0 7, Smith 2 9-10 14, Holtkamp 2 0-0 4, Turnwald 0 0-0 0, Osterhage 1 0-0 3, Kiersten Recker 0 0-0 0, Honigfort 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 10-12 37.
Crestview (47)
Mercer 3 0-0 8, Riggenbach 5 3-5 14, Bauer 1 2-3 4, Motycka 5 5-8 15, Hicks 1 2-2 4, Crowle 0 0-0 0, Henry 1 0-0 2. Totals 16 12-18 47.
Score by quarters:
Kalida    11    6    12    8 - 37
Crestview    17    7    7    16 - 47
Three-point field goals: Kalida 3 (Recker, Smith, Osterhage), Crestview 3 (Mercer 2, Riggenbach).

Titans dispatch Kalida boys
OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf’s boys basketball team got off to a 17-9 first-period lead en route to a 68-47 non-league victory over Kalida on The Supreme Court inside the Robert Hermiller Gymnasium.
T.J. Metzger went wild, knocking down nine triples in his 33-point outburst, while Jaylen Von Sossan added 12. OG hit 15 triples.
Cody Mathew led Kalida with 19, with five treys of his own, while Austin Horstman added 13 and Devin Kortokrax 10.
O-G visits Columbus Grove 6 p.m. Thursday, while Kalida is at Ada Friday.
Cody Mathew 1-5-2-19, Adam Langhals 0-1-0-3, Devin Kortokrax 4-0-2-10, Randy Zeller 0-0-0-0, Cole Miller 0-0-1-1, Joe Gerdeman 0-0-1-1, Austin Horstman 5-0-3-13. Totals 10-6-9/15-47.
Eric Beckman 1-1-0-5, Matthew Kaufman 2-0-5-9, Alex Westrick 0-0-0-0, Jaylen Von Sossan 0-4-0-12, Matias Trampe-Kindt 0-0-0-0, Alex Schroeder 0-1-0-3, Jacob Leopold 0-0-0-0, Michael Rosebrock 1-0-0-1, Caleb Siefker 0-0-0-0, Noah Bramlage 1-0-0-2, T.J. Metzger 2-9-2-33, Cody Alt 1-0-0-2. Totals 8-15-7/10-68.
Score by Quarters:
Kalida    9    13    3    22 - 47
Ott.-Glan.    17    18    13    20 - 68
JV score: O-G won.

Bulldog boys bounce Patriots
By Dave Boninsegna
The Delphos Herald
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HAMLER — The Columbus Grove Bulldogs boys basketball team got an early Christmas gift on Saturday evening.
The Bulldogs had been on a 3-game losing streak and were trying to make their Christmas a bit merrier as they took on the Patrick Henry Patriots on the road.

After the hosts scored the first point of the game and led 8-7 after the first period, the Bulldogs went to work on the low post, scoring all of their 16 second-quarter markers from deep inside the paint to pull away and “wrap” up a 54-31 victory, snapping that skid.
Will Vorhees tallied half of his game-high 16 points from under the basket; Jayce Darbyshire added 10 markers in the win.
The Patriots got their first point from the line just 15 ticks into the game. They would lead 9-8 after the first period; however, the Bulldogs scored the first basket of the second frame also 15 seconds in and never trailed again.
Columbus Grove attacked the low post, scoring eight baskets from under the hoop in the second period. Vorhees tallied back-to-back baskets, while Clay Diller and Darbyshire came up with mid-court takeaways that they took for easy layups, expanding the Bulldogs’ lead to 17-10.

Derek Rieman used a reverse layup to stretch the advantage to 19-11 with 2:41 to go before the break. The guests outscored the Patriots 16-5 in the frame, allowing just one basket from the field and ending the second eight minutes of play on consecutive baskets by Riley Brubaker (6 markers) and Darbyshire, the latter hitting on yet another hoop from under the bucket with just five ticks left on the clock in gaining the ’Dogs a 23-13 lead at the half.

The second half brought more of the same with Brubaker stealing the inbound pass, taking it to the hoop for an easy layup. Columbus Grove continued to dominate from the inside but decided to take advantage of their outside game as well with Collin Grothaus (8 points) nailing a pair of shots from long range on consecutive trips down the floor; the second stretched the advantage to 35-13 with just under three minutes to go in the period.

Joey Warnecke got in on the low-post act for the Bulldogs, drawing a foul and completing the and-1, wrapping up a 19-4 run for the visiting team and sending Columbus Grove to a 42-17 lead going into the final canto.
The Grove defense seemed to be everywhere on the floor, finding the defensive boards as well as the passing lanes.

Just as they did to start the third, the Bulldogs got a quick steal to begin the fourth with Brubaker getting a breakaway steal and hoop less than a minute in. Darbyshire followed that up with a steal on the Pats’ next trip down the hardwood, leading to a 50-21 lead.
The pattern continued on the next trip down, with Brubaker the recipient of the steal and bucket as Patrick Henry had no answers for the Bulldogs’ quickness.
Grove hosts Ottawa-Glandorf Thursday.
Columbus Grove (54)
Darbyshire 4-2-10, Grothaus 3-0-8, Brubaker 3-0-6, Diller 2-1-3, Vorhees 6-4-16, Rieman 3-1-7, Warnecke 2-1-3, Bogart 0-1-1. Totals 23-10-54.
Patrick Henry (31)
Wagener 2-2-7, Jones 3-1-8, Nafzinger 4-4-12, Norden 1-0-2, J. Carrizales 1-0-2. Totals 11-7-31.
Score by Quarters:
Columbus Grove    7    16    19    12 - 54
Patrick Henry    8    5    4    14 - 31


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