Ottawa Glandorf got scores from 11 of the 13 players they used in their WBL win Thursday night 64-21 at St. Marys.
Turnovers into points was a common theme for the Titans on the night as they turned a handful of St. Marys first quarter turnovers directly into points and led 11-0 three minutes into the contest. St. Marys would get on the scoreboard at the 5:02 mark when senior Skylar Liming’s layup gave the Roughriders their only points of the first quarter.
St. Marys would score the first points of the second quarter just :48 seconds in when Lindi Cisco split a pair of free throws, but were kept off the scoreboard until OG added six more points to push their advantage to 26-4 midway through the second quarter. Danielle Schroeder was one of the stars on the offensive end for the Titans in the second quarter as she scored 9 of her 11 points in the period. Elissa Ellerbrock turned a pair of steals into 4 of her 6 points in the second stanza as well for the Titans as they led 38-8 at the break.
Things wouldn’t get much better for St. Marys unfortunately in the second half as they would turn the ball over 19 times and be outscored in the games penultimate quarter 13-7 to trail 51-15 heading into the final 8:00. One bright spot for the Roughriders in the quarter however was the shooting from beyond the arc of freshman Sydney Cisco who canned a pair of three pointers on back to back possessions to cut her teams deficit to 30 at the time at 44-14.
With leading scorer Shania Taylor missing due to an injury she suffered against Wapakoneta last week and Erika Angstman being held to just 4 points in the game, the Roughriders only scores from the field would come from 5’9 freshman Makenna Mele. Mele dropped in a bucket and a trio of shots from the charity stripe to score 5 of her teams 6 points in the last quarter.
All but one of the 13 points for the Titans in the last quarter was scored by a member of their freshman class (senior Anna Bellman went 1/2 from the free throw line) as Carri Johnson, Mackenzie Meyer, Kadie Hempfling, and Sydney Heitmeyer combined to score four shots from the field and go 4/8 from the line to wrap up the 64-21 win.
Kadie Hempfling led all scorers in the game with 14, including one of the Titans 4 three pointers.
OG finishes their regular season at 20-2, 8-1 in Western Buckeye League play, and winners of their last 14 games. The Titans will be off until Saturday, February 28th at 6:15pm as they will travel to Wapak to take on either Elmwood or Parkway for a Sectional Championship.
St. Marys finishes their regular season with 9 losses in their last 10 games and with a record of 9-13 overall, 3-6 in WBL play. The Roughriders will travel to Spencerville on Tuesday, Feb 24th as they will take on league foe Shawnee at 8pm. Earlier this season the Roughriders defeated the Indians at Shawnee 53-44.
Carri Johnson 4
Dani Ellerbrock 3
Elissa Ellerbrock 11
Mackenzie Meyer 2
Anna Bellman 2
Erin Basinger 2
Danielle Schroeder 11
Kylie White 6
Lexi Schroeder 7
Kadie Hempfling 14
Sydney Heitmeyer 2
3: 4 (D. Ellerbrock, D. Schroeder, L. Schroeder, Hempfling)
St. Marys (21):
Lindi Cisco 3
Sydney Cisco 6
Skylar Liming 3
Erika Angstman 4
Makenna Mele 5
3: 2 (S. Cisco 2)
JV: St. Marys 41-23
* OG JV finishes season at 7-15 overall, 3-6 WBL