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Girls basketball roundup: Ottoville’s Kleman gets 500th win

OTTOVILLE — Ottoville girls basketball coach Dave Kleman picked up his 500th career win on Saturday as the state-ranked Big Green rolled past Delphos St. John’s 60-20 in a nonleague game.
Kleman, in his 26th season as Ottoville’s coach, improved to 500-121 overall.
It’s been an impressive run for Kleman.

Kleman

He has led Ottoville to six regional titles (1993, 1996, 2005, 2007, 2013 and 2017), which included a Division IV state runner-up finish in 2005. Ottoville’s first regional title (1993) came in his inagural season and was a year after the Big Green went just 5-16.
Kleman, who has coached the Big Green to 12 Putnam County League titles (including this season), has never had a losing record with the fewest number of wins in a season being 13 twice. He’s had 20 or more wins 14 times in a season, including this year with the Big Green improving to 20-1.
Bridget Landin nearly outscored Delphos St. John’s fashioning a game-high 19 points. Abi Hilvers hit three 3-pointers for nine points for Ottoville, ranked No. 2 in the latest Associated Press Division IV poll.
Paige Gaynier’s five points led the Blue Jays (9-12).

DELPHOS ST. JOHN’s (9-12)
Gaynier 2-1–5, Csukker 1-2–4, Moenter 0-3–3, Zuber 1-0–3, Will 1-0–3, Wrasman 1-0–2. TOTALS: 6 6-11 — 20.
OTTOVILLE (20-1)
B. Landin 6-6–19, Hilvers 3-0–9, Knippen 3-0–8, Schlagbaum 3-1–7, Kemper 2-0–4, Hanneman 2-0–4, E. Landin 1-0–3, H. Hoersten 1-0–2, Miller 1-0–2, K. Hoersten 1-0–2. TOTALS: 23 7-10 — 60.
Delphos St. John’s 5 6 1 8 — 20
Ottoville 15 22 13 10 — 60
3-Point GOALS: Delphos St. John’s 2 (Zuber & Will 1); Ottoville 7 (Hilvers 3, Knippen 2, B. Landin & E. Landin 1).

COLUMBUS GROVE 50
ARLINGTON 32
ARLINGTON — Columbus Grove outscored Arlington 23-10 in the second half en route to a 50-32 nonleague girls basketball win on Saturday.
Carlee McCluer drained three 3-pointers and scored a game-high 17 points for Columbus Grove (12-8). Rylee Sybert added eight points and five assists while Teyah Sautter chipped in eight points.
Jenna Pepple’s 15 points led Arlington (12-9). The Red Devils made only seven field goals but were 18 of 24 from the free-throw line.

COLUMBUS GROVE (12-8)
McCluer 6-2–17, Sybert 4-0–8, Sautter 3-0–8, Schneider 2-2–7, Downing 1-2–4, Gladwell 0-3–3, Schroeder 0-2–2, Witteborg 0-1–1. TOTALS: 16-45 12-14 — 50.
ARLINGTON (12-9)
Pepple 2-11–15, Willow 2-1–5, Dodds 2-0–4, Bormuth 1-2–4, Crawford 0-2–2, Sheets 0-2–2. TOTALS: 7-30 18-24 — 32.
Columbus Grove 18 9 13 10 — 50
Arlington 12 10 6 4 — 32
3-Point GOALS: Columbus Grove 6-15 (McCluer 3, Sautter 2, Schneider 1); Arlington 0-10.
rebounds: Columbus Grove 23 (Schneider 6); Arlington 21 (Crawford 4).
turnovers: Columbus Grove 24, Arlington 27.
junior varsity: Columbus Grove, 26-15.

KALIDA 41
LEIPSIC 29
KALIDA — Taylor Lucke had a game-high 11 points with five assists while Sarah Klausing added a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double as Kalida knocked off Leipsic 41-29 in a Putnam County League girls basketball game Saturday.
Kalida (14-7, 5-1 PCL) had six players hit a 3-pointer and convert 7 of 18 shots from beyond the arc. Leipsic was 3 of 12 from deep.
Heather Lammers scored nine points to lead the Vikings (18-3, 5-2 PCL).

LEIPSIC (18-3, 5-2 PCL)
Lammers 4-0–9, Meyer 2-0–5, Niese 2-0–5, Siefker 2-0–4, Rigel 1-0–2, Henry 0-2–2, Sickmiller 1-0–2. TOTALS: 12-36 2-4 — 29.
KALIDA (14-7, 5-1 PCL)
Lucke 4-1–11, S. Klausing 3-3–10, Maag 3-1–8, Kaufman 2-0–5, Langhals 1-1–4, Wurth 1-0–3. TOTALS: 14-41 6-9 — 41.
Leipsic 5 7 7 10 — 29
Kalida 8 9 8 16 — 41
3-Point GOALS: Leipsic 3-12 (Lammers, Meyer & Niese 1); Kalida 7-18 (Lucke 2, S. Klausing, Maag, Kaufman, Langhals & Wurth 1).
rebounds: Leipsic 17 (Siefker 6); Kalida 27 (S. Klausing 10).
turnovers: Leipsic 19, Kalida 17.
junior varsity: Kalida, 29-10.

BLUFFTON 71
MILLER CITY 44
BLUFFTON — Bluffton led 45-19 at halftime on its way to whipping Miller City 71-44 in a nonconference girls basketball game Saturday.
Alivia Koenig led four Bluffton players in double figures with 16 points. Averey Rumer popped in 14 points and Katie Prater and Libby Schaadt chipped in 13 and 10, respectively, for the Pirates (15-6).
Natalie Koenig and Kylie Berner both scored 12 points while Abby Niese added 10 for Miller City (8-13).

MILLER CITY (8-13)
Lammers 2-0–6, Ruhe 1-0–2, Koenig 5-2–12, Hoffman 1-0–2, Niese 4-0–10, Berner 5-2–12. TOTALS: 18-46 4-7–44.
BLUFFTON (15-6)
B. Garmatter 1-0–3, White 3-1–8, Prater 5-1–13, Rumer 6-2–14, Ackerman 0-1–1, Eachus 3-0–6, Koenig 6-1–16, Schaadt 4-2–10. TOTALS: 28-57 8-14–71.
Miller City 8 11 12 13 — 44
Bluffton 18 27 14 12 — 71
3-Point GOALS: Bluffton 7-20 (Koenig 3, Prater 2, White & B. Garmatter 1); Miller City 4-11 (Niese & Lammers 2).
rebounds: Miller City 25 (Koenig 7); Bluffton 28.
turnovers: Miller City 23, Bluffton 14.

ARCADIA 56
UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY 33
McGUFFEY — Arcadia’s Kennedy Pratt notched a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds to help the Redskins throttle Upper Scioto Valley 56-33 in a nonleague girls basketball contest Saturday.
Samantha Watkins and Danielle Burnett each chipped in nine points for Arcadia, which improved to 17-3 overall.
Kaycee Carroll’s 11 points and five rebounds led the Rams (5-16).

ARCADIA (17-3)
Brubaker 1-0–2, R. Pratt 2-0–5, Noel 0-1–1, Saltzman 1-0–2, Burnett 4-0–9, Cramer 1-0–3, Ward 3-2–8, K. Pratt 7-3–17, Watkins 3-3–9. TOTALS: 22 9-14–55.
UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY (5-16)
Holbrook 2-0–4, Carroll 4-2–11, Martin 3-0–6, Hunsicker 1-0–2, Sanders 1-0–2, Moore 2-0–4, Evans 0-2–2. TOTALS: 13-46 4-6–33.
Arcadia 13 12 15 16 — 56
Upper Scioto Valley 6 8 5 14 — 33
3-Point GOALS: Arcadia 3 (Burnett, Cramer & R. Pratt 1); Upper Scioto Valley 1-12 (Carroll 1).
rebounds: Arcadia 32 (K. Pratt 10, Saltzman 8); Upper Scioto Valley 15 (Carroll 5).
turnovers: Arcadia 12, Upper Scioto Valley 10.
junior varsity: Arcadia, 49-8.

DEFIANCE 42
FINDLAY 33
DEFIANCE — Kennedy Replogle and Emily Poling combined for 12 fourth-quarter points to rally Defiance to a 42-33 nonconference victory over Findlay Saturday in a back and forth girls basketball encounter.
Findlay, which has lost six of its last eight games, drops to 8-13 on the season. The Trojans will conclude regular-season and Three Rivers Athletic Conference play Thursday at home against Toledo Central Catholic.
In Saturday’s contest against Defiance, the Trojans struggled mightily over the first two quarters, falling behind 23-11 by halftime.
Findlay, though, found life in the third quarter outscoring Defiance (16-4) 17-4 and to take a 28-27 advantage heading to the fourth period.
Emily Heiman (six points), K’la Henderson (five) and Brittney Haas (four) sparked FHS’s offensive attack in the third.
But then in the fourth, Replogle scored seven of her nine points and Poling had five of her game-high 16 to ignite the Bulldogs. Replogle and Poling went 5 of 7 at the free-throw line where Defiance was 8 of 11 in the final quarter.
Morgan Wityk added 10 points for the Bulldogs.
Heiman’s 12 points led the Trojans with Haas adding seven.

findlay (8-13)
Thomas 1-0–3, Heiman 4-12–12, Haas 2-3–7, Brodine 2-0–4, Halliday 0-2–2, Henderson 2-1–5. TOTALS: 11 8-17–33.
defiance (16-4)
Wityk 4-0–10, Turner 1-2–4, Poloing 6-2–16, Smiddy 1-1–3, Replogle 2-5–9. TOTALS: 14 10-15–42.
Findlay 5 6 17 5 — 33
Defiance 9 14 4 15 — 42
3-Point GOALS: Findlay 3-17 (Heiman 2, Thomas 1); Defiance 4-8 (Witye 2, Poling 2).
REBOUNDS: Findlay 26 (Brodine 5); Defiance 28 (Smiddy 8).
TURNOVERS: Findlay 10, Defiance 10.

RIDGEMONT 61
RIVERDALE 46
MOUNT BLANCHARD — Priscilla Howland scored a game-high 24 points for Ridgemont as the Golden Gophers used a 24-10 advantage in the fourth quarter to beat Riverdale 61-46 in a nonleague girls basketball game Saturday.
Faith Jenkins added 14 points for Ridgemont (12-7), which trailed 22-19 at halftime.
Reygan Frey had 17 points, six assists and three steals for Riverdale (11-10). Lexie Wright added 13 points, 12 rebounds and three steals.

RIDGEMONT (12-7)
Howland 9-6–24, Jenkins 5-1–14, McGrath 3-2–9, Jordan 2-3–8, Cromer 1-2–4, Shoffner 1-0–2. TOTALS: 21-57 14-25 — 61.
RIVERDALE (11-10)
Frey 6-2–17, Wright 5-2–13, Kuenzli 3-1–9, VandenBosch 2-0–4, Ashburn 0-2–2, Rothlisberger 0-1–1. TOTALS: 16-57 8-11 — 46.
Ridgemont 11 8 18 24 — 61
Riverdale 14 8 14 10 — 46
3-Point GOALS: Ridgemont 5-20 (Jenkins 3, McGrath & Jordan 1); Riverdale 6-18 (Frey 3, Kuenzli 2, Wright 1).
rebounds: Ridgemont 52; Riverdale 32 (Wright 12).
turnovers: Ridgemont 19, Riverdale 14.
junior varsity: Riverdale, 31-28.

OLD FORT 40
TIFFIN CALVERT 23
TIFFIN — Old Fort jumped out to a 24-7 halftime lead over Tiffin Calvert and cruised to a 40-23 win in Sandusky Bay Conference River Division girls basketball action on Saturday.
Whitney Bilger’s game-high 14 points led Old Fort (8-12, 5-5 SBC River). Madisyn Spencer added eight points and eight boards while Morgan Miller chipped in seven points, nine rebounds and two blocks.
Shelby Hemminger’s 12 points led Tiffin Calvert (5-15, 0-8 SBC River).

OLD FORT (8-12, 5-5 SBC RIVER)
W. Bilger 4-4–14, Spencer 3-1–8, Miller 2-3–7, Guth 1-0–3, Magers 1-1–3, Hossler 1-0–3, Clouse 0-1–1, H. Bilger 0-1–1. TOTALS: 12-48 11-17 — 40.
TIFFIN CALVERT (5-15, 0-8 SBC RIVER)
Hemminger 3-4–12, Prince 3-0–7, Johnson 1-0–2, Burns 1-0–2. TOTALS: 8-37 4-9 — 23.
Old Fort 11 13 10 6 — 40
Tiffin Calvert 5 2 9 7 — 23
3-Point GOALS: Old Fort 5-20 (W. Bilger 2, Guth, Spencer & Hossler 1); Tiffin Calvert 3-14 (Hemminger 2, Prince 1).
rebounds: Old Fort 34 (Miller 9); Tiffin Calvert 19.
turnovers: Old Fort 16, Tiffin Calvert 17.
junior varsity: Old Fort, 43-20.

HOPEWELL-LOUDON 69
GENOA 41
GENOA — MaKayla Elmore poured in a game-high 29 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Hopewell-Loudon posted a 69-41 win over Genoa in Saturday’s nonleague girls basketball game.
Jacquelyn Burns added 15 points and seven rebounds and Emily Pace led H-L (16-4) with four steals.
Caitlin Cruickshank paced the Comets (4-15) with 14 points and Tatum Neumann, despite shooting 0 of 13 from the field sank 13 of 16 free throws for 13 points.
Hopewell-Loudon (16-4)
Elmore 10-7–29, Burns 6-3–15, Pace 4-0–9, Jameson 3-0–6, Krupp 1-2–5, Zender 1-0–3, Coppus 1-0–2. TOTALS: 26-74 12-21 — 69.
Genoa (4-15)
Cruickshank 5-1–14, Ta. Neumann 0-13–13, Roberts 3-1–7, Te. Neumann 3-0–6, Gerke 0-1–1. TOTALS: 11-40 16-23 — 41.
Hopewell-Loudon 22 20 18 9 — 69
Genoa 9 13 7 12 — 41
3-Point GOALS: Hopewell-Loudon 5-17 (Elmore 2, Pace, Krupp & Zender 1); Genoa 3-16 (Cruickshank 3).
rebounds: Hopewell-Loudon 36 (Elmore 12); Genoa 20.
turnovers: Hopewell-Loudon 11, Genoa 22.

SANDUSKY ST. MARY’S 43
LAKOTA 39
SANDUSKY — Brooke Shank scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Lakota Saturday but the Raiders dropped a 43-39 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division girls basketball decision to Sandusky St. Mary’s.
Kaitlyn Mogle added eight points and Mackenzie Feather and Alexa Gabel both grabbed five rebounds for the Raiders (6-13, 2-7 SBC River).
The Panthers improved to 7-13 overall and 4-5 in the conference.
PATRICK HENRY 45
CONTINENTAL 32
HAMLER — Leah Johns and Courtney Rosebrook both scored in double figures as Patrick Henry knocked off Continental 45-32 in a nonconference contest.
Continental’s Alex Hoeffel led all scorers with 12 points. Amber Logan chipped in 11.

Continental (3-17)
Bradford 0-0–0, Armey 2-0–4, Alvarado 2-1–5, Hoeffel 2-7–12, Logan 3-4–11. TOTALS: 9 12-13–32.
PATRICK HENRY (7-14)
Sonnenberg 2-1–5, Drewes 1-3–6, Rosebrook 5-0–10, Frania 2-0–4, Prigge 3-0–6, Carrizales 2-0–4, Johns 4-2–10. TOTALS: 15 6-13–32.
Continental 7 12 9 4 — 32
Patrick Henry 13 9 9 14 — 45
3-Point GOALS: Continental 2 (Hoeffel & Logan): Patrick Henry 1 (Drewes).
turnovers: Continental 21, Patrick Henry 18.



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