Ottoville senior Haley Hoersten drives to the basket in Thursday's matchup against Continental. (DHI Media/Joe Dray)
Ottoville senior Haley Hoersten drives to the basket in Thursday's matchup against Continental. (DHI Media/Joe Dray)
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OTTOVILLE — Depth and experience played a key factor in the Lady Green’s Thursday night win over Continental. Ottoville took control early and never looked back as they defeated the Pirates 62-26.

Kasey Knippen led the way for the Green with 15 points and kicked off an 18-2 run in the first quarter with a three-pointer. Nicole Knippen followed up with a three of her own to give Ottoville a 6-0 advantage.

Quinley Schlagbaum drained a triple before Kasey Knippen hit her second one with 1:47 remaining in the opening period to make it 18-2.

Kerri Prowant led the charge for Continental with 12 points and helped kick start the offense in the second quarter. Despite her efforts, the Lady Green continued to pound away in the paint and held an impressive 36-10 lead at halftime.

Prowant put up eight points in the third period with three baskets and two shots from the foul line. Ottoville continued to shoot the ball well with three’s from Haley Hoersten and Kasey Knippen to make it 49-20.

The Lady Green bench had plenty of action in the fourth quarter and solid defense kept the Pirates in check for the remainder of the game. Schlagbaum drained a three and Tori Thomas sunk one as well as Ottoville won the game with little resistance, 62-26.

“At this point in the season we are really starting to shoot the ball well,” said Ottoville head coach Dave Kleman. “I didn’t feel like we got enough shots up during the summer like we normally do and we have been playing catch up from the start of the season until now. I think we are finally starting to find our touch offensively.”

Ottoville improves to 12-2 (3-1 PCL) while Continental falls to 2-10 (1-2 PCL).

Continental 26

Addyson Armey 0-8 1-2 1, Kerri Prowant 4-10 4-4 12, Katie Keller 2-4 0-0 4, Catelyn Etter 1-4 0-0 2, Madelyn Potts 0-3 2-2 2, Alex Hoeffer 2-7 0-0 5, Total 9-36 7-8 26

Ottoville 62

Brynlee Hanneman 2-5 1-3 5, Haley Hoersten 5-7 0-0 11, Quinley Schlagbaum 3-5 0-0 8, Nicole Knippen 2-5 1-1 6, Kasey Knippen 6-13 0-0 15, Tori Thomas 1-5 0-0 3, Kylee Hoersten 3-3 0-0 8, Alexis Honigford 1-2 0-0 2, Peyton Wannemacher 2-4 0-0 4, Grace Gamble 0-2 0-0 0, Total 25-51 2-4 62

Score by Quarter

Continental 2 8 10 6 - 26

Ottoville 18 18 13 13 - 62

Half JV:

Continental 2

Lillie Nienberg 2

Ottoville 25

Tori Thomas 2, Alexis Honigford 3, Peyton Wannemacher 5, Grace Gamble 3, Shayla German 3, Faith Gamble 3, Alayna Leis 3, Kylee Hoersten 3

Score by Quarter

Continental 0 2 - 2

Ottoville 11 14 - 25