The Archbold girls basketball team raised its record to 13-1, 5-0 in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League with two victories last week.
The Streaks defeated Stryker 70-36, Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Stryker in a non-league contest.
AHS was back on the road, Thursday, Jan. 10, for a league game at Swanton. Leading 12-6 after one period, Archbold defeated the Bulldogs 51-35.
AHS 70, Stryker 36
Stryker went scoreless until only 29 seconds were left in the first period, when Connor Sullivan hit a threepointer.
By then, Archbold had already built a 24-0 lead.
The Panthers didn’t hit their second basket of the contest until almost four minutes had passed in the second period. Conner Varner hit a deuce with 4:17 left in the period, and Archbold was on top 33-5.
The bucket started a 7- 0 run for the Panthers before Cassidy Wyse, who led all scorers with 26 points, scored her 18th point with 1:16 remaining in the first half, giving the Streaks a 35- 10 advantage.
AHS led 38-13 going into the locker room and went on to win 70-36.
“A big first quarter was the key to the win,” said Brian Ziegler, AHS head coach.
“We had a little layoff between games (the Streaks’ last contest was Dec. 29), and there’s always a concern of some rust, but we had a lot of energy on both ends of the court.
“Cassidy Wyse had a nice game, and her teammates did a good job of getting her the ball.
“Jesse Fidler, Winter Fricke, and Darian Oberlin gave us some good balance as well. Everyone had a part in the win, whether it was a steal, rebound, assist, or defense.
“Everyone has a job to do, and we expect them to do it.”
Fricke and Fidler were also in double figures for AHS, with 11 each.
Varner led Stryker (5-7) with 16.
Archbold won the rebounding battle 26-22, and committed only nine turnovers to Stryker’s 28.
AHS 51, Swanton 35
The Streaks kept pace with Wauseon and Patrick Henry in the NWOAL with a 16-point victory at Swanton.
Archbold led 29-15 at the half and 44-26 after three.
“Tonight we got a nice league win,” said Ziegler. “We played a solid game.
“It was good to see us rebound better and do a nice job at the foul line.
“We’ve just got to keep working hard and continue working on the little things. Taylor Coressel got on track tonight, which was good to see. Cassidy Wyse and Jesse Fidler did a nice job rebounding.
“Swanton did a nice job tonight. There was no quit in them; they kept coming at us.”
Coressel led all scorers with 15 points, including three treys. Wyse scored 10.
No Bulldog was in double figures.
Archbold was 13-17 at the foul line, while Swanton (5-7, 2-3 NWOAL) was 7-10. The Streaks won the rebounding battle 29-23, and committed 16 turnovers to Swanton’s 20.
Battle For The NWOAL
Archbold and Wauseon lead the NWOAL with 5-0 records, while PH is right be- hind at 4-0.
The Streaks, ranked fourth in Division III in last week’s Associated Press poll, travel to Patrick Henry to play the Patriots, ranked fifth in Div. IV and 12-0 overall, tomorrow, Thursday.
Archbold hosts Wauseon, Thursday, Jan. 24.
ARCHBOLD (70) – Williams 3,
Fricke 11, T. Coressel 1, Cassidy
Wyse 26, A. Coressel 2, Oberlin 9,
Hesterman 5, Fidler 11, Cassie Wyse
2. Totals 30-8-70.
STRYKER (36) – Uribes 1, Sullivan 7, Huston 2, Varner 16, Doehrmann 8, Waidelich 2. Totals 13-8-
AHS 25 13 20 12 – 70
StHS 3 10 10 13 – 36
Reserve score: Archbold won
ARCHBOLD (51) – Williams 2,
Fricke 4, T. Coressel 15, Wyse 10,
Oberlin 3, Hesterman 9, Fidler 8.
SWANTON (35) – Callicotte 2,
Eitniear 2, Knepley 7, Carr 2, Przbylski 3, Gilsdorf 8, Lumbrezer 9,
Christensen 2. Totals 14-7-35.
AHS 12 17 15 7 – 51
Reserve score: Archbold won