DOUG LEAR / for The Courier
FOSTORIA’S TYRIANA SETTLES, right, drives to the basket past Eastwood’s Hannah Limes during Thursday’s Northern Buckeye Conference girls basketball game.

BLUFFTON — In a battle of Northwest Conference unbeatens, Bluffton had built an 11-point lead over Spencerville entering the fourth quarter on Thursday.

But suffering a 20-8 fourth-quarter deficit, and trailing by a point with one second on the clock, Alivia Koenig knocked down the two biggest shots of the night for the Pirates.

Koenig, who scored a team-high 13 points including three triples, buried a pair of free throws to propel Bluffton to a 44-43 NWC win.

The foul shots were the only two Koenig shot all evening and were her only two points of the fourth quarter for the Pirates, who improved to 11-3 overall and 5-0 in the NWC.

Averey Rumer added 10 points and Katie Prater chipped in nine for Bluffton.

Nelaya Burden led all scorers with 15 points for the Bearcats (10-3, 3-1), including seven in the fourth quarter. Emma Leis, who also scored seven fourth-quarter points, finished with 11 points.

Spencerville (10-3, 3-1 NWC)

Burden 6-0–15, Leis 4-3–11, Satterfield 3-0–6, Carter 2-0–4, O. Goecke 1-1–3, G. Goecke 1-0–2, Shaffer 1-0–2. TOTALS: 18 4-6–43.

Bluffton (11-3, 5-0 NWC)

Koenig 4-2–13, Rumer 4-2–10, Prater 3-1–9, Schaadt 3-1–7, B. Garmatter 1-0–3, White 1-0–2. TOTALS: 16 6-10–44.

Spencerville 10 4 9 20 — 43

Bluffton 13 10 11 10 — 44

3-Point GOALS: Spencerville 3 (Burden 3); Bluffton 6 (Koenig 3, Prater 2, B. Garmatter).

OTTAWA-GLANDORF 56

CELINA 24

OTTAWA — Eleven Ottawa-Glandorf players scored Thursday as the state-ranked Titans trounced Celina 56-24 in a Western Buckeye League girls basketball game.

Ashley Schroeder and senior Erin Kaufman led Ottawa-Glandorf, ranked fourth in the latest Associated Press Division II poll, with 10 points each as the Titans improved to 14-1, 5-0 WBL. Freshman Erin Kaufman added nine points.

Brooke Robbins had 10 points for Celina (4-10, 2-3 WBL).

Celina (4-10, 2-3 WBL)

Klingshirn 3-1–7, Robbins 4-1–10, Luebke 1-0–2, Homan 2-1–5. TOTALS: 10 3–24.

Ottawa-Glandorf (14-1, 5-0 WBL)

Schroeder 4-0–10, Erford 2-0–4, Sutter 1-0–2, Kaufman (sr.) 5-0–10, Schimmoeller 2-0–4, Ellerbrock 2-0–6, Kaufman (fr) 2-5–9, Warnecke 2-0–4, Balbaugh 1-0–3, Rich 1-0–2, Diller 1-0–2. TOTALS: 23 5–56.

Celina 3 8 3 10 — 24

Ottawa-Glandorf 13 18 13 12 — 56

3-Point GOALS: Celina 1 (Robbins); Ottawa-Glandorf 5 (Ellerbrock 2, Schroeder 2, Balbaugh).

junior varsity: Ottawa-Glandorf, 35-4.

LIMA SENIOR 65

FINDLAY 42

Destiny McDonald and Talor Washington scored 14 points each to lead visiting Lima Senior to a 65-42 win Thursday at Findlay High School in Three Rivers Athletic Conference girls basketball action.

Findlay (3-12 overall, 1-8 TRAC) got 15 points and three 3-pointers from Katie Thomas and 14 points and 10 rebounds from Kaylee Brodine.

Nakya Sigman added 12 points for Lima Senior (12-4, 7-1), which remains in the hunt for the TRAC lead, just one game behind Toledo Notre Dame (11-3, 8-0).

Findlay and Lima combined for just 21 total free-throw attempts, with the Trojans going just 3 of 13 from the stripe and the Spartans hitting just 5 of 8 attempts.

LIMA SENIOR (12-4, 7-1 TRAC)

Sigman 5-0–12, McDonald 6-2–14, Washington 6-0–14, Miller 2-0–6, Bean 1-0–2, Bullock 5-1–11, Williams 2-2–6. TOTALS: 27 2–65.

FINDLAY (3-12, 1-8 TRAC)

Thomas 6-0–15, Brodin 6-2–14, Puchta 2-0–4, Holliday 1-0–2, Nichols 3-1–7. TOTALS: 18 3–42.

Lima Senior 14 18 15 18 — 65

Findlay 12 9 8 13 — 42

3-Point GOALS: Lima Senior 6 (Sigman, Washington & Miller 2); Findlay 3 (Thomas 3).

EASTWOOD 76

FOSTORIA 47

FOSTORIA — Jamie Schmeltz led nine Eastwood players in scoring with a game-high 26 points and the Eagles held Fostoria to just 13 first-half points in a 76-47 Northern Buckeye Conference win Thursday.

Schmeltz also reached the 1,000-point milestone for her career in the contest.

Tyriana Settles had 21 points and Rubi Dessausure added 15 points for Fostoria (3-12, 1-8 NBC).

Jaylee Souder finished with three 3-pointers and 11 points for Eastwood (12-3, 7-2), which led 37-13 at halftime.

EASTWOOD (12-3, 7-2 NBC)

Simon 2-0–4, Haas 3-2–9, Limes 2-1–6, Schmeltz 11-2–26, Owens 4-0–8, Moenter 1-0–2, M. Souder 2-1–6, J. Souder 4-2–11, Abke 1-2–4. TOTALS: 30-10–76.

FOSTORIA (3-12, 1-8 NBC)

Weimerskirch 0-1–1, Grine 1-2–5, Miller 0-3–3, Settles 9-3–21, Dessausure 6-3–15. TOTALS: 16-12–47.

Eastwood 23 14 18 21 — 76

Fostoria 4 9 23 11 — 47

3-Point GOALS: Eastwood 8 (J. Souder 3, Schmeltz 2, M. Souder, Limes & Haas 1); Fostoria 1 (Grine 1).

junior varsity: Fostoria, 43-40.

PATRICK HENRY 56

ARCHBOLD 51

HAMLER — Mackenzie Vance finished with 14 points and four rebounds and Olivia Thompson had 13 points and four rebounds and Patrick Henry held off Archbold 56-51 in a Northwest Ohio Athletic League showdown Thursday.

The loss was the first conference setback for Archbold, which got 11 points from Andi Peterson and nine rebounds from Lily Krieger.

Patrick Henry (7-7, 2-1) led 42-33 after three quarters and withstood an 18-14 Archbold rally in the final period.

ARCHBOLD (9-5, 2-1 NWOAL)

Hubby 1-0–3, Rodriguez 3-0–6, Boettger 2-1–6, Nafziger 2-0–5, Galvan 0-4–4, Sauder 1-0–2, Moyer 1-1–3, Peterson 4-1–11, Krieger 3-3–9, Phillips 1-0–2. TOTALS: 28 10-16–51.

PATRICK HENRY (7-7, 2-1 NWOAL)

Sonnenberg 1-3–5, Nelson 1-0–3, Nickels 1-0–2, Prigge 0-8–8, Thompson 4-3–13, Seedorf 2-1–5, Fintel 2-0–4, Vance 6-2–14, Bostelman 1-0–2. TOTALS: 18 17-33–56.

Archbold 15 7 11 18 — 51

Patrick Henry 16 8 18 14 — 56

3-Point GOALS: Archbold 5 (Peterson 2, Hubby, Boettger & Nafziger 1); Patrick Henry 3 (Thompson 2, Nelson 1).

rebounds: Archbold 27 (Krieger 9); Patrick Henry 19 (Thompson & Vance 4).

turnovers: Archbold 15; Patrick Henry 14.

junior varsity: Archbold, 44-16.

ELMWOOD 37

LAKE 34

MILBURY — Brooklyn Thrash scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds Thursday to lead Elmwood to a 37-34 victory over Lake in a Northern Buckeye Conference girls game.

Maddie Schramko had nine points and 11 rebounds for Elmwood (9-5, 5-4 NBC). Schramko added eight steals and the Royals had 19 steals as a team.

Kortney Ellison led Lake (12-3, 6-3 NWC) with 14 points.

ELMWOOD (9-5, 5-4 NBC)

Hall 0-5–5, Thrash 6-8–20, Meyer 1-1–3, Schramko 4-1–9. TOTALS: 11-15 — 37.

Lake (12-3, 6-3 NBC)

St. John 2-1–5, Bekier 2-0–6, Robinson 2-3–7, Askins 1-0-2, Ellison 5-0–14. TOTALS: 12-4 — 34.

Elmwood 10 14 9 4 — 37

Lake 8 4 16 6 — 34

3-Point GOALS: Elmwood 0; Lake 6 (Ellison 4, Bekier 2).

rebounds: Elmwood 30 (Schramko 11).

turnovers: Elmwood 29.

junior varsity: Lake, 44-39.

FORT JENNINGS 55

CONTINENTAL 40

CONTINENTAL — Fort Jennings got 20 points from Kristen Luersman as she helped propel the Musketeers to a 55-40 Putnam County League win against Continental on Thursday.

Madison Neidert was the only other Musketeer to pump in double figures with 13 points, assisting their 30-15 advantage across the middle two quarters.

Fort Jennings, which improved to 4-11 overall, notched its first PCL win of the season, improving to 1-2.

Addyson Armey netted 14 points to lead the Pirates (2-11, 1-3).

Fort Jennings 16 10 20 9 — 55

Continental 13 4 11 12 — 40

3-Point GOALS: Fort Jennings 5 (Neidert 3, Calvelage 2); Continental 5 (Armey 3, Hoeffel & Sharp).

SIDNEY LEHMAN 38

HARDIN NORTHERN 25

SIDNEY — Hardin Northern’s Maddie Grappy scored a game-high 21 points Thursday but Sidney Lehman knocked off the Polar Bears 38-25 in a Northwest Central Conference girls game.

Quinn Stewart-Evans was the only other Hardin Northern (3-11, 1-4 NWCC) player to score, as she had four points. Grappy grabbed six rebounds, and Eric McCoy had five.

Anna Cianciolo scored 10 points for Sidney Lehman (8-6, 4-1 NWCC).

Hardin Northern (3-11, 1-4 NWCC)

Stewart-Evans 2-0–4, Grappy 7-2–21. TOTALS: 9-36 2-5–25.

Sidney Lehman (8-6, 4-1 NWCC)

Edwards 1-2–4, McIver 2-1–5, Cianciolo 5-0–10, Fogt 0-1–1, Monnin 3-0–6, Olding 1-0–2, Anthony 0-1–1, Kennedy 1-0–2, McFarland 1-5–7. TOTALS: 14-32 10-16–38.

Hardin Northern 5 4 7 9 — 25

Sidney Lehman 15 11 11 1 — 38

3-Point GOALS: Hardin Northern 5-7 (Grappy 5); Sidney Lehman 0-0.

rebounds: Hardin Northern 17 (Grappy 6); Sidney Lehman 20.

turnovers: Hardin Northern 27, Sidney Lehman 10.

junior varsity: Sidney Lehman, 39-16.

CONVOY CRESTVIEW 51

ADA 17

ADA — Convoy Crestview raced to a 30-4 halftime lead en route to a 51-17 win over Ada in a Northwest Conference girls basketball game.

Kirsten Poling led Ada (1-14, 0-4 NWC) with 10 points.

Olivia Cunningham had 10 points for Crestview (8-5, 3-2 NWC). Lizzie Bowen added nine points.

Convoy Crestview (8-5, 3-2 NWC)

Wolford 3-1–7, B. Gregory 2-0–5, Black 2-0–5, L. Gregory 1-0–2, Speith 2-0–4, Miller 2-1–6, Cunningham 4-0–10, L. bowen 4-0–9, E. Bowen 1-1–3. TOTALS: 21 3-10 — 51.

Ada (1-14, 0-4 NWC)

Light 1-0–2, Blankenship 1-0–3, Poling 5-0–10, Waugh 1-0–2. TOTALS: 8 0-2 — 17.

Convoy Crestview 15 15 14 7 — 51

Ada 2 2 9 4 — 17

3-Point GOALS: Convoy Crestview 6 (Cunningham 2, B. Gregory, Black, Miller, L. Bowen); Ada 1 (Blankenship).

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