2018-02-07 / Sports

PHS Girls Drop Two


Morgan Leppelmeier (14) pushes back against the defensive pressure of Stryker’s Emma Grime, Thursday, Feb. 1. The Panthers won the Buckeye Border Conference title with the win over the Birds.– photo by Mario Gomez Morgan Leppelmeier (14) pushes back against the defensive pressure of Stryker’s Emma Grime, Thursday, Feb. 1. The Panthers won the Buckeye Border Conference title with the win over the Birds.– photo by Mario Gomez The Pettisville girls team dropped two games on the road last week by six points each to fall to 10-8.

The Birds visited Holgate (10-8), Tuesday, Jan. 30, and came home with a 51-45 non-league loss.

PHS was back on the bus, Thursday, Feb. 1, to Stryker. The Panthers defeated the Birds 44-38 to raise their record to 16-3, 10-0 in the Buckeye Border Conference and win the league with two games remaining. The Birds are in second place in the BBC with an 8-3 record.

Holgate 51, PHS 45

Pettisville led 18-11 after one and 27-19 at the half, but the Tigers came back for a 36-35 advantage after three.

Holgate outscored the Birds 15-10 in the final eight minutes for the win.

“We had a defensive letdown in the third quarter, and Holgate took advantage of it,” said Jason Waldvogel, PHS head coach.

The statistics were pretty even. Both teams hit nine two-point baskets and six free throws. PHS hit seven threes, but Holgate hit nine.

The Birds had one more rebound, 29-28, and one more turnover, 12-11.

Elizabeth Beck led the Birds with 18 points, including four treys. Morgan Leppelmeier was also in double figures, with 10.

Holgate’s Bailey Plott led all scorers, with 21 points.

Stryker 44, PHS 38

“I want to congratulate coach Brown and the Panthers on the BBC championship,” said Waldvogel. “I am extremely proud of my team in every aspect of their performance.

“We did a lot of things well tonight, but just couldn’t get some shots to fall when we needed it.”

The Birds led 5-2 after one, and 14-13 at the half, but the score was tied at 25 after three.

The Panthers scored 19 points in the final eight minutes while Pettisville scored only 13.

Mikayla Graber led PHS with nine points.

Haley Doehrmann and Emma Grime led Stryker with 15 points each.

BOX SCORE
PETTISVILLE (45) - Pursel 8,
Graber 3, Leppelmeier 10, Tilley 4,
Beck 18, Schnitkey 2. Totals 16-8-
45.
HOLGATE (51) - Hoffman 6,
Theisen 8, Swary 3, Willett 3, Plott
21, Hohenberger 8, Kupfersmith 2.
Totals 18-19-51.
PHS 189810-45
HHS 11 8 17 15 - 51

PETTISVILLE (38) - Pursel 4,
Graber 9, Leppelmeier 8, Tilley 3,
Beck 6, Schnitkey 8. Totals 11-9-38.
STRYKER (44) - Haines 5,
Stewart 4, Stuckey 2, Louys 3,
Doehrmann 15, Grime 15. Totals
14-8-44.
PHS 591113-38
SHS 2 11 12 19 - 44
JV: Stryker won 33-27.

Return to top