OTTOVILLE — The Lady Green had no trouble handling Fort Jennings on Tuesday night with a 51-27 victory over the Musketeers. Kasey Knippen led all scorers with 19-points. Teammate Haley Hoersten dropped 10 in route to their impressive win.

Ottoville came out of the gate firing a barrage of shots from the field with few finding their target. The Green got out to an 8-0 lead midway through the first quarter despite the poor shooting percentage.

Fort Jennings finally put some points on the board with a three from Kayleigh Kill. Their first points came nearly seven minutes into the quarter after 11 turnovers by the Musketeers gave Ottoville several chances to run away with the game.

The Musketeers tried to battle back early in the second and drew within three points of the Lady Green before Ottoville went on an 18-3 run to close out the half.

The Green held a 29-11 lead at the start of then third and maintained their advantage through the quarter. Madison Neidert had a three for Jennings and kicked of a short run but Ottoville was too much to handle and held a 40-25 lead heading into the final quarter of play.

The Lady Green was not backing down in the last eight minutes. Quinley Schlagbaum hit a three from the top of the key as they put together a nice series of plays and held on for a 51-27 victory.

“Defensivly I thought we played really well,” said Ottoville head coach Dave Kleman. “I’m not even close to being happy offensivly but that is the time of the year. As we go, we get better and better on offense every year, but defensivly we are right where we need to be.”

Ottoville moves to 5-0 while Fort Jennings falls to 1-4.

Fort Jennings 27

Annabelle Wisner 0-7 2-2 2, Kayleigh Klir 2-4 0-0 6, Madison Neidert 2-5 1-1 6, Kristen Luersman 4-7 3-4 11, Chloe Wieging 1-6 0-0 2, Maddison Dickman 0-2 0-0 0, Emilee Calvelage 0-1 0-0 0, Total 9-32 6-7 27

Ottoville 51

Tori Thomas 1-3 2-2 4, Brynlee Hanneman 1-9 5-6 7, Haley Hoersten 5-10 0-0 10, Quinley Schlagbaum 4-6 0-0 9, Nicole Knippen 1-5 0-0 2, Kasey Knippen 6-21 6-6 19, Kylee Hoersten 0-4 0-0 0, Total 18-58 13-16 51

Score by Quarter

Ft. Jennings 5 6 14 2 - 27

Ottoville 11 18 11 11 - 51