2019-01-09 / Sports

Leppelmeier Scores 57 Points In Two Games As PHS Improves To 8-3


Pettisville senior Morgan Leppelmeier, shown against Archbold, scored 57 points in two wins last week.– photo by Mary Huber Pettisville senior Morgan Leppelmeier, shown against Archbold, scored 57 points in two wins last week.– photo by Mary Huber Senior Morgan Leppelmeier scored 30 points against Toledo Christian and 27 against Fayette to lead the Pettisville girls basketball team to two victories and improve to 8-3, 5-1 in the Buckeye Border Conference.

The Birds traveled to Toledo Christian, Saturday, Dec. 29, and came home with a 46- 37 win.

Fayette visited the Bird Cage, Friday, Jan. 4, for a BBC contest. Outscoring the Eagles 20-10 in the second period spurred the Birds to a 47-41 victory.

PHS 47, Fayette 41

Fayette led 12-8 after one, but PHS used a 20-10 second quarter to take a 28-22 lead into the locker room.

The Eagles closed the gap to 36-32 after three.

But Pettisville scored 11 points in the final eight minutes to eight for Fayette (3- 9, 2-4 BBC) for the six-point victory.

Mataya Rufenacht led the Eagles, with 15 points. Trista Fruchey added 10.

Leppelmeier’s 27 points fame from nine deuces, one trey, and six free throws.

The Birds won the rebounding battle 29-22. Fayette committed 16 turnovers to eight for PHS.

PHS 46, TC 37

Leppelmeier hit four three-pointers, six deuces, and three free throws in her 30- point performance at Toledo Christian (3-1).

The game stayed tight until the final eight minutes. The Eagles led 13-12 after one, but the Birds were up 26-25 at the half and 33-32 after three.

Pettisville scored 13 points in the final eight minutes while the Eagles scored only five for the victory.

TC’s Lily Young was the only other player in double figures, with 11 points.

The Birds grabbed 30 rebounds to 27 for the Eagles.

Neither team shot well from the field, as Pettisville was 15-44 for 34% and Toledo Christian was 15-46 for 33%.

BOX SCORES
PETTISVILLE (46) - McWatters
8, Beck 1, Graber 2, Leppelmeier 30,
Schnitkey 2, Borden 3. Totals 15-7-
46.

TOLEDO CHRISTIAN (37) -
Yambert 4, Norman 6, Jone 9, Young
11, Zaborowski 2, Jones 5. Totals 15-
3-37.
PHS 12 14 7 13 - 46
TCHS 131275-37
JV: TC won 13-10.

PETTISVILLE (47) - McWatters
8, Graber 4, Leppelmeier 27, Schnitkey
6, Borden 2. Totals 16-12-47.
FAYETTE (41) - Ruger 5, Figgins
3, Bentley 2, Rufenacht 15, Robinson
3, Fruchey 10, Goona 3. Totals 13-9-
41.
PHS 8 20 8 11 - 47
FHS 12 10 10 9 - 41
JV: Fayette won 19-18.

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