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Friday, January 11, 2013 1:35 PM

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OTTOVILLE — The Division IV state-ranked and undefeated Lady Green of Ottoville hosted the Continental Pirates Thursday night in a key Putnam County League matchup.

The Pirates played the Lady Green tough for the first eight minutes, only to fall 69-37.
The Pirates under head coach Jaaci Carr matched the intensity of the Lady Green throughout the first quarter as the score was a 2- to 3-point  game much of the first eight minutes. Juniors Paige Ordway and Sloane Zachrich led the Pirates with four points apiece. The Lady Green was able to extend its lead to 17-12 at the quarter break behind eight points from senior Rachel Beining.

The first quarter saw the Lady Green determined to get the ball inside to Beining and fellow senior Abby Siefker.

Lady Green head coach Dave Kleman was pleased with the play of his post players: “Rachel and Abby had good nights tonight. I think they both scored in double figures and hauled down double-digit rebounds for us. They play well together because they’ve really learned to know where each other is on the court. They follow the flight of the ball real well, which helps them in their rebounding.”

The second quarter found the Lady Green outscoring the Pirates by a score of 21-5 and extending their lead into halftime by a score of 38-17. Siefker led Ottoville in the quarter with seven points and junior Taylor Mangas came off the bench to add five. The Pirates got all their scoring from senior Taylor Williamson with a long-range three and senior Vanessa Koppenhofer with a deuce.

The Lady Green are very blessed with not only having five starters that can lead the team in scoring any night but also have been developing a strong bench for Coach Kleman behind Mangas (7 points), sophomore Annie Lindeman (8 points), Haley Landwehr (2 points) and junior Kendra Eickholt.

Kleman basically lets the competition pick its poison: “Teams that concentrate on Abby and Rachel underneath also need to be aware that any of our four guards (Mangas, Rachel Turnwald, Nicole Vorst and/or Tonya Kaufman) can also light it up from the outside.”
The second half saw the Lady Green continue to increase its lead behind solid defense and balanced scoring. The lead was stretched out to a 30-point margin after three, 56-26.

Ordway tried to keep the Pirates fighting back in the fourth with her nine quarter points to go along with her team-high 15 for the game but the Lady Green just had too much firepower for the Pirates as they came away with a convincing 32-point PCL win.
Kleman has been pleased with his team’s effort over the past several weeks: “The past two weeks, we’ve went on the road and battled three very good squads in Kalida, Liberty-Benton and Bath. Also, we’ve been able to garner three league wins with the win over Kalida followed up with home wins over Columbus Grove and tonight the Pirates. Playing good teams like those and playing a tough league only makes you better.”

The Lady Pirates (9-3, 2-1 PCL) was led in scoring by Ordway with 15 points. The Pirates’ next game will be Thursday when they host the Fort Jennings Lady Musketeers in a PCL matchup starting with the JV game at 6 p.m.

The Lady Green (13-0, 4-0 PCL) had three girls score in double figures on the evening: Siefker had a game-high 19, followed closely by Beining with 18; rounding out the scoring was Turnwald with 13 points. The Lady Green will be on the road for their next contest as they travel to Pandora-Gilboa to take on the Lady Rockets in another PCL matchup Tuesday.

The JV game went to the Lady Green by a score of 32-7. Haley Landwehr led the way for the Lady Green with 11 points.

Continental (37)
Taylor Williamson 1-2-0-8, Vanessa Koppenhofer 2-0-0-4, Sloane Zachrich 0-0-4-4, Paige Ordway 7-0-1-15, Sara Deken 0-0-0-0, Leva Weller 3-0-0-6. Totals 13-2-5-37.
Ottoville (69)
Rachel Turnwald 2-3-0-13, Nicole Vorst 1-0-0-2, Tonya Kaufman 0-0-0-0, Rachel Beining 9-0-0-18, Abby Siefker 5-0-9-19, Taylor Mangas 2-1-0-7, Kendra Eickholt 0-0-0-0, Haley Landwehr 1-0-0-2, Annie Lindeman 2-1-1-8. Totals 22-5-10-69.
Score by Quarters:
Continental   12-  5-    9-   11 — 37
Ottoville        17-  21 -18-  13 — 69

Continental (7)
McKenna Scott 1-0-0-2, Gabbi Ridgeway 0-0-0-1-1, Alex Quigley 0-0-2-2, Paige Kindilien 1-0-0-2, Emma Recker 0-0-0-0. Totals 2-0-3-7.
Ottoville (32)
Monica Sarka 2-0-0-4, Courtney Von Sossan 0-0-0-0, Haley Landwehr 1-3-0-11, Annie Lindeman 2-0-0-4, Lexie Wannemacher 4-0-0-8, Lindsey Wannemacher 1-0-1-3, Nicole Kramer 1-0-0-2. Totals 11-3-1-32.
Score by Quarters:
Continental   2-  0-  2-  3 —  7
Ottoville      13-  8-  9-  2 — 32


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