Girls basketball: Leipsic wins PCL crown

LEIPSIC — Leipsic got out to an early lead and had little trouble taking care of Ottoville for a 48-31 victory over the Big Green that clinched the outright Putnam County League girls basketball championship.
Leipsic (15-3, 6-0 PCL) earned its first PCL crown since 2009 with the win. Ottoville (8-8, 5-2) had won the last five league titles.
Amber Gerdeman led a trio of Leipsic players in double figures with 14 points, Haley Gerten scored 12 points and Kelly Nadler popped in 11 points with eight rebounds for the Vikings.
Brooke Mangas was the only Ottoville player in double figures as she had 12 points.

OTTOVILLE (8-8, 5-2 PCL)
Kramer 2-0–6, T. Mangas 0-1–1, B. Mangas 4-2–12, Honigford 1-0–2, Thorbahn 0-2–2, VonSossan 2-1–7, Le. Wannemacher 0-1–1. TOTALS: 3 6 7-10–31.
LEIPSIC (15-3, 6-0 PCL)
Morman 3-2–9, Gerdeman 7-0–14, Nadler 4-3–11, Gerten 4-3–12, Steffan 1-0–2. TOTALS: 17 2 8-13–48.
Ottoville 8 6 5 12 – 31
Leipsic 14 11 13 10 – 48
3-Point GOALS: .
rebounds: Leipsic 29 (Nadler 8); Ottoville 21.
turnovers: Leipsic 20, Ottoville 18.
junior varsity: Ottoville, 32-25.
NEW RIEGEL 65
VAN BUREN 36
NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel doubled up Van Buren 40-20 in the first half and cruised to a 65-36 win in a nonconference girls basketball game Saturday.
Taylor Arbogast and Kara Scherger each had 14 points to lead New Riegel (15-1). Scherger also had seven steals as the Blue Jackets forced 35 Van Buren turnovers.
New Riegel’s Taylor Kirian added 13 points and had a team-high nine rebounds, and Hailey Theis had 11 points.
Paige Sudlow had eight points, five rebounds and five assists to lead Van Buren (3-14).

van buren (3-14)
Wise 2-1–5, Endicott 2-2–6, Wymer 1-0–2, Lasley 2-2–7, Sturgill 2-0–4, McCracken 1-0–2, Sudlow 4-0–8, Rampe 1-0–2, Hassan 0-0–0, Edler 0-0–0, Cooper 0-0–0. TOTALS: 15-42 5-6–36.
new riegel (15-1)
Bouillon 0-1–1, Arbogast 7-0–14, Kirian 6-1–13, Scherger 5-2–14, Ladd 4-0–8, Theis 4-3–11, Noftz 2-0–4. TOTALS: 28-43 7-12–65.
Van Buren 10 10 4 12 – 36
New Riegel 19 21 15 10 – 65
3-Point GOALS: Van Buren 1 (Lasley 1); New Riegel 2 (Scherger 2).
rebounds: Van Buren 14 (Sudlow 5); New Riegel 25 (Kirian 9).
turnovers: Van Buren 35, New Riegel 24.
junior varsity: New Riegel, 36-25.
RIVERDALE 74
GALION 54
GALION — Jordan Wright, Ashlynn Walter and Taylor Frey combined to score 50 points to lead Riverdale’s girls basketball team over Galion 74-54 in a North Central Conference matchup Saturday.
Wright’s 22 points included two 3 pointers, and she also had a team-high five assists. Walter scored 16 points, and Frey added 14.
The Falcons (15-3, 11-1 NCC) shot 29 of 49 (59 percent) from the floor and 11 of 14 (79 percent) from the free-throw line.
Taylor Valentine scored 15 points on five 3-pointers to lead Galion (3-15, 3-9 NCC).

riverdale (15-3, 11-1 NCC)
Farrow 1-0–2, T. Wright 1-0–3, Parish 1-1–3, J. Wright 10-0–22, Frey 4-5–14, Walter 8-0–16, Taylor 3-2–9, Farmer 1-3–5. TOTALS: 29-49 11-14–74.
galion (3-15, 3-9 ncc)
LaForest 1-0–2, Gwinner 2-0–4, Valentine 5-0–15, Brown 2-0–4, Barnes 3-3–9, Ehrman 1-0–2, Crawford 3-2–8, Dorsey 4-0–10. TOTALS: 21-48 5-10–54.
3-Point GOALS: Riverdale 5 (J. Wright 2, T. Wright, Frey & Taylor 1); Galion 7 (Valentine 5, Dorsey 2).
rebounds: Riverdale 19 (Parish 5); Galion 24.
turnovers: Riverdale 11, Galion 19.
junior varsity: Riverdale, 50-17.
ARCADIA 68
GIBSONBURG 22
ARCADIA — Arcadia’s Courtney Cramer dropped 24 points, which was more than the entire Gibsonburg team, to lead the Redskins to a 68-22 win in a nonconference girls basketball game Saturday.
The Redskins (12-4) outscored Gibsonburg 17-0 in the second quarter to take a 36-8 halftime lead. Molly Glick added 20 points for Arcadia, which shot 31 of 66 (47 percent) from the floor.
Amanda Shammo had nine points to lead Gibsonburg (5-12), which committed 28 turnovers as opposed to Arcadia’s eight.

gibsonburg (5-12)
Perales 2-0–4, Fork 0-2–2, Alvarado 1-1–3, Shammo 4-0–9, Ernsthausen 2-0–4, Mancha 0-0–0, Widmer 0-0–0, Teeple 0-0–0, Roberts 0-0–0. TOTALS: 9-38 3-6–22.
arcadia (12-4)
Kirian 1-0–2, Pina 1-0–2, Glick 8-3–20, Cramer 11-1–24, Ware 5-0–10, Coward 4-0–8, A. Mock 1-0–2, M. Mock 0-0–0, Kieffer 0-0–0, Dauterman 0-0–0, Ward 0-0–0. TOTALS: 31-66 4-6–68.
Gibsonburg 8 0 9 5 – 22
Arcadia 19 17 16 16 – 68
3-Point GOALS: Gibsonburg 1-4 (Shammo 1); Arcadia 2-5 (Glick & Cramer 1).
rebounds: Gibsonburg 25; Arcadia 32.
turnovers: Gibsonburg 28, Arcadia 8.
junior varsity: Arcadia, 33-14.
HOPEWELL-LOUDON 64
VANLUE 35
VANLUE — Aleta Daniel and Courtney Burns combined to outscore Vanlue on their own as Hopewell-Loudon ran away with a 64-35 nonconference win Saturday.
Daniel finished with 19 points and four steals and Burns tallied 18 for the Chieftains (10-5), who outscored the Wildcats 33-10 in the second half. Taylor Arbogast nabbed a game-high 14 rebounds.
Haley Bonham netted 15 points and had two steals, while Chloe Kromer grabbed 11 boards to lead Vanlue (4-15).

HOPEWELL-LOUDON (10-5)
Burns 5-8–18, Bouillon 0-0–0, Feindel 0-0–0, Daniel 7-2–19, Leiter 1-4–6, Park 4-0–8, Siegel 0-0–0, Arbogast 4-3–11, Brickner 1-0-2. TOTALS: 22-62 15-24 — 64.
VANLUE (4-15)
C. Gerschutz 2-0–4, H. Gerschutz 1-0–2, Clymer 2-0–6, Bonham 5-5–15, Kloepfer 1-0–2, Kromer 3-0–6, Wagner 0-0–0, Hartman 0-0–0, Roof 0-0–0. TOTALS: 19-56 5-13 — 35.
Hopewell-Loudon 16 15 20 13 – 64
Vanlue 9 16 6 4 – 35
3-Point GOALS: Hopewell-Loudon 5-10 (Daniel 3, Burns 2); Vanlue 2-10 (Clymer 2).
rebounds: Hopewell-Loudon 34 (Arbogast 14); Vanlue 33 (Kromer 11).
turnovers: Hopewell-Loudon 12; Vanlue 23.
junior varsity: Hopewell-Loudon, 25-8.
HOLGATE 59
MCCOMB 46
HOLGATE — Four players scored in double figures for Holgate as the Tigers knocked off McComb 59-46 in a nonconference girls basketball game Saturday.
Mattie Grim led Holgate (14-2) with 15 points, while Sarah Niese added 12 and Jillian Clady had 11. Marissa Miles had 10 points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
Emily Clymer scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead McComb (11-8). Brenna Dee and Nora Hemminger also scored in double figures with 12 and 10 points, respectively.

mccomb (11-8)
Hemminger 4-1–10, Dee 5-1–12, Clymer 8-2–18, Herr 1-2–4, Reigle 1-0–2. TOTALS: 19-45 6-10–46.
holgate (14-2)
Grim 4-5–15, Clady 3-2–11, Niese 3-4–12, Like 2-0–6, Desgranges 1-3–5, Miles 4-2–10. TOTALS: 17-42 16-24–59.
McComb 12 4 15 15 – 46
Holgate 10 10 16 23 – 59
3-Point GOALS: McComb 2-8 (Hemminger & Dee 1); Holgate 9-20 (Clady 3, Grim, Niese & Like 2).
rebounds: McComb 20 (Clymer 8); Holgate 22 (Miles 10).
turnovers: McComb 18, Holgate 14.
NORTH BALTIMORE 55
FREMONT ST. JOSEPH 40
NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore used a decisive 14-5 advantage in the fourth quarter to pull away from Fremont St. Joseph in a 55-40 Midland Athletic League victory Saturday.
The Tigers, who improved to 7-11 overall and 2-6 in the MAL, shot 37.5 percent (21 of 56) from the field.
Kiah Powell and Olivia Frost each notched 14 points for North Baltimore, while Frost added six rebounds and four steals and Raegan Fleckner handed out six assists.
Ashley Burns led all scorers with 27 points for the Crimson Streaks (3-12, 1-7).

FREMONT ST. JOSEPH (3-12, 1-7 MAL)
A. Stepanic 1-1–3, Baez 0-4–4, Hirt 0-0–0, Foster 0-0–0, Burns 8-10–27, Reiter 0-0–0, Liebold 0-0–0, Reardon 2-0–6, Cullen 0-0–0, H. Stepanic 0-0–0, Luc 0-0–0. TOTALS: 11-39 15-25 — 40.
NORTH BALTIMORE (7-11, 2-6 MAL)
Davis 1-0–2, Stewart 1-0–2, Schloemp 2-0–5, Fleckner 3-0–6, Grilliot 0-0–0, Trumbull 3-2–8, Powell 5-1–14, Ray 0-0–0, Rister 0-0–0, Frost 5-1–14, Peters 1-2–4, Boyer 0-0–0. TOTALS: 21-56 6-21 — 55.
Fremont St. Joseph 8 16 11 5 – 40
North Baltimore 14 16 11 14 – 55
3-Point GOALS: Fremont St. Joseph 3-14 (Reardon 2, Burns); North Baltimore 7-13 (Fleckner & Powell 3, Schloemp).
rebounds: Fremont St. Joseph 28; North Baltimore 25 (Peters & Frost 6).
turnovers: Fremont St. Joseph 27; North Baltimore 19.
junior varsity: North Baltimore, 59-32.
PANDORA-GILBOA 41
KALIDA 35
KALIDA — Pandora-Gilboa’s 14-6 fourth-quarter advantage helped the Rockets get a comeback win over Kalida 41-35 in a Putnam County League girls basketball game Saturday.
Kalida outscored the Rockets 19-11 in the third quarter to take a 29-27 lead, but the Wildcats (7-11, 2-3 PCL) weren’t able to hold on.
Megan Maag had 15 points and six rebounds to lead Pandora-Gilboa (9-8, 3-2 PCL), and Hunter Hermiller chipped in 10 points and six steals.
Brittany Kahle had a game-high 19 points, including 7 of 10 from the free-throw line, to lead Kalida.

pandora-gilboa (9-8, 3-2 PCL)
M. Maag 5-5–15, Hermiller 3-3–10, Watkins 2-1–6, Bri. Hovest 2-0–4, McCullough 1-1–3, Abelovska 0-2–2, O. Maag 0-1–1, Swary 0-0–0, Macke 0-0–0, Bre. Hovest 0-0–0. TOTALS: 13-46 13-25–41.
kalida (7-11, 2-3 PCL)
Kahle 6-7–19, A. Recker 3-0–6, Osterhage 2-0–4, Hoffman 2-0–4, Turnwald 1-0–2, N. Recker 0-0–0, Vorst 0-0–0, Reindel 0-0–0, Kaufman 0-0–0. TOTALS: 14-31 7-13–35.
Pandora-Gilboa 4 12 11 14 – 41
Kalida 4 6 19 6 – 35
3-Point GOALS: Pandora-Gilboa 2 (Hermiller & Watkins 1); Kalida 0.
rebounds: Pandora-Gilboa 23 (M. Maag 6); Kalida 26 (A. Recker 6).
turnovers: Pandora-Gilboa 8, Kalida 25.
UPPER SANDUSKY 56
BUCKEYE CENTRAL 46
NEW WASHINGTON — Taylor Graboski recorded a triple-double of 14 points, 11 rebounds and 12 blocks to lead Upper Sandusky over Buckeye Central 56-46 in a North Central Conference game Saturday.
The Rams (9-8, 7-5 NCC) ran out to a 20-9 lead at the end of the first quarter, with Graboski scoring eight of her points in the quarter, and held off Buckeye Central down the stretch.
Emma Smith led Upper Sandusky with 17 points and five assists, while Kalene Johnson added 14 points and a team-high 14 rebounds.
Kilee Kimmel finished with 16 points for Buckeye Central (7-10, 5-7).

UPPER SANDUSKY (9-8, 7-5 NCC)
Holly 1-0–2, Calvin 0-0–0, Smith 7-3–17, Johnson 7-0–14, Carey 2-3–9, Stover 1-0–2, Graboski 6-2–14. TOTALS: 24-50 8-13 — 56.
BUCKEYE CENTRAL (7-10, 5-7 NCC)
Hildebrand 0-2–2, Fagin 2-0–4, Karl 1-5–7, Kimmel 5-5–16, Weithman 2-2–6, Biglin 4-0–8, Delarber 1-1–3. TOTALS: 15 15-23 — 46.
Upper Sandusky 20 8 15 13 – 56
Buckeye Central 9 12 7 18 – 46
3-Point GOALS: Upper Sandusky none; Buckeye Central 1 (Kimmel).
REBOUNDS: Upper Sandusky 34 (Johnson 14, Graboski 11); Buckeye Central 26 (Karl 11).
TURNOVERS: Upper Sandusky 14, Buckeye Central 6.
junior varsity: Buckeye Central, 46-31.
CONTINENTAL 50
PAULDING 42
CONTINENTAL — Paige Ordway poured in 19 points and McKenna Scott added 13 to lead Continental’s girls basketball team over Paulding 50-42 in a nonconference game Saturday.
The Pirates (9-7) used a 27-19 second-half advantage to pick up the win. Continental also had an edge at the free-throw line, shooting 13 of 20 (65 percent) as opposed to Paulding’s 5 of 14 (36 percent).

paulding (5-11)
Varner 4-0–8, McCullough 4-0–9, Vogel 5-1–11, Simon 0-2–2, Pease 4-2–10, Reinhart 1-0–2, Combs 0-0–0. TOTALS: 18-47 5-14–42.
continental (9-7)
Fitzwater 1-2–5, Scott 4-5–13, Quigley 2-0–4, Zachrich 3-1–7, Ordway 8-3–19, Kindilien 0-2–2. TOTALS: 18-42 13-20–50.
Paulding 6 17 9 10 – 42
Continental 13 10 12 15 – 50
3-Point GOALS: Paulding 1 (McCullough 1); Continental 1 (Fitzwater 1).
rebounds: Paulding 32; Continental 20.
turnovers: Paulding 19, Continental 13.
junior varsity: Continental, 37-34.
SANDUSKY 67
FOSTORIA 59
FOSTORIA — Azyah Smith-Crager scored 22 points to lead Sandusky to a 67-59 nnonconference girls basketball win over Fostoria on Saturday.
Dorresha Green, Tenisha Hopkins and Ta’Sharra Jeffries each added 11 points as the Blue Streaks (10-7) collected their fourth straight win.
Jada Hampton led three Fostoria players in double figures with 18 points. Erica Moore popped in 15 points and Olivia Valenti netted 14 for the Redmen (1-16).

SANDUSKY (10-7)
Az. Smith-Crager 6-6–22, Green 2-7–11, As. Smith-Drager 4-1–9, Peters 0-0–0, Jeffries 3-3–11, Brown 0-0″”0, Hopkins 5-1–11, Johnson 1-1–3. TOTALS: 21-46 19-40–67.
FOSTORIA (1-16)
Moore 4-4–15, Fretz 0-2–2, Hampton 7-2–18, Velasquez 1-0–2, Valenti 3-7–14, Williams 3-2–8. TOTALS: 18-40 17-24–59.
Sandusky 13 19 20 15 – 67
Fostoria 11 22 10 16 – 59
3-Point GOALS: Sandusky 6-12 (Az. Smith-Crager 4, Jeffries 2); Fostoria 6-12 (Moore 3, Hampton 2, Valenti).
rebounds: Sandusky 27, Fostoria 20.
turnovers: Sandusky 21, Fostoria 18.
WAYNE TRACE 67
MILLER CITY 41
MILLER CITY — Wayne Trace’s Lauren Speice had a double-double of 14 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Raiders over Miller City 67-41 in a nonconference girls basketball game Saturday.
Three other players scored in double figures as well for Wayne Trace (12-5), including Shayne Temple (11 points), Erin Mohr (10) and Brenda Feasby (10).
Miller City (1-15) shot 15 of 46 (33 percent) from the floor and 8 of 14 (57 percent) from the foul line.
Chrissy Berger had a game-high 20 points to lead the Wildcats, and also grabbed seven rebounds.

wayne trace (12-5)
Flint 2-0–4, Mohr 4-0–10, Temple 4-1–11, Speice 4-6–14, Wilcox 2-2–6, Feasby 3-4–10, Young 4-0–8, Wannemacher 2-0–4, Myers 0-0–0. TOTALS: 25-55 13-17–67.
miller city (1-15)
Klear 2-1–6, Altman 2-0–5, Lammers 1-2–4, Warnimont 1-1–3, Welty 1-0–3, Berger 8-4–20, Schroeder 0-0–0, Kuhlman 0-0–0. TOTALS: 15-46 8-14–41.
3-Point GOALS: Wayne Trace 4 (Mohr & Temple 2); Miller City 3 (Klear, Altman & Welty 1).
rebounds: Wayne Trace 35 (Speice 15); Miller City 29 (Lammers 8).
turnovers: Wayne Trace 14, Miller City 26.
junior varsity: Wayne Trace, 41-22.

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