COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove completed a sweep of the NWC with an 80-18 mauling of Allen East Thursday night. The Lady Bulldogs finished their NWC season at 8-0 and are 17-3 overall. The Lady Mustangs are 1-7 and 5-16.

It’s the fifth straight year that the Bulldogs have won or shared the NWC championship.

Columbus Grove is 6-0 in the Putnam County League and could also wrap up sole possession of that title with a win at Pandora-Gilboa this Saturday.

It was a clinic at both ends by Columbus Grove, which quickly left now doubt with an 8-0 start and a 27-6 lead after one quarter.

The Bulldogs ended up at 49 percent (34 of 70) from the field, including 43 percent (10 of 23) on 3-point shots. They had only 6 turnovers while forcing the Mustangs into 28 miscues. The visitors shot only 25 percent (8 for 32) from the field.

The Dogs won the boards 30-18. Free throws were almost non-existent, Grove 2 for 2, Allen East 2 for 5. The Mustangs were whistled for only two fouls in the entire game.

Twelve Bulldogs played, and 11 of them scored, led by sophomore Kenzie King, sophomore Savanah Ridenour, senior Abigail Gladwell, and senior Angel Schneider with 16, 16, 11, and 10.

Tori Newland, a 1000-point scorer and the only senior on the Allen East roster, had 6 points to lead the Mustangs.

It was the final home game for Columbus Grove seniors Gladwell, Schneider, Sydney Witteborg, and Addison Schafer, who were honored prior to the game.

Allen East 6 4 6 2 - 18

Columbus Grove 27 11 24 18 - 80

Allen East (18)

Tori Newland 3-11 0-0 6, Emma Brinkman 1-4 0-0 2, Emma Tobe 1-3 0-1 2, Nikki Thaxton 0-1 0-0 0, Elle Richardson 1-2 0-0 2, Brooke Helser 0-2 0-0 0, Kristin Whitley 1-2 2-4 4, Kyle MacKenzie 0-1 0-0 0, Liz Schimmoeller 0-1 0-0 0, Belle Spencer 0-1 0-0 0, Lainie Miller 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 8-32 2-5 18.

Columbus Grove (80)

Angel Schneider 5-10 0-0 10, Sydney Wittenberg 3-6 0-0 7, Addison Schafer 2-3 0-0 4, Kenzie King 6-9 0-0 16, Abigail Gladwell 4-6 2-2 11, Erin Downing 1-6 0-0 3, Koryn Halker 2-5 0-0 4, Sage Clement 1-4 0-0 2, Emma Renner 0-3 0-0 0, Shay Schroeder 1-2 0-0 3, Savanah Ridenour 7-10 0-0 16, Brynn Fortman 2-6 0-0 4. Totals 34-70 2-2 80.

3-point shooting: AE 0/5, CG 10/23 (King 4, Ridenour 2, Witteborg, Downing, Schroeder, Gladwell). Rebounds: AE 18, CG 30. Fouls: AE 2, CG 9. Turnovers: AE 28, CG 6.

Because of the low number of available Allen East players, the junior varsity game was limited to two quarters, won by Columbus Grove 22-0. The Lady Bulldogs were led in scoring by sophomores Emma Renner and Madison Thompson with 8 and 6.