The Archbold girls basketball team kept its undefeated record intact last week with wins over Fairview and Evergreen.
The Streaks sprinted out to an 11-0 lead after one period on its way to a 67-22 victory over Fairview, Tuesday, Dec. 6.
The first and fourth quarters were the difference in Archbold’s 50-38 Northwest Ohio Athletic League victory over the Vikings, Friday, Dec. 9.
AHS is 5-0, 2-0 NWOAL.
AHS 67, Fairview 22
The 11-0 first-quarter lead turned into a 32-4 halftime runaway.
The Streaks outscored the Apaches 35-18 in the second half for the 45-point margin of victory.
“This was a nice team win,” said Brian Ziegler, AHS head coach. “We had nice, balanced scoring and did a nice job on the boards.
“We ran the floor very well and played very good team basketball. Everyone gave very good minutes tonight.”
Cassidy Wyse led AHS with 14 points. Also in double figures were Chelsea Goebel and Abby Short, each with 10 points.
Abby Grinnell led Fairview (2-2) with 10.
Archbold won the rebounding battle 32-21. Morgan Cody led AHS with five rebounds.
Fairview committed 34 turnovers to Archbold’s 13.
AHS 50, Evergreen 38
“This was a big league win against a good team,” said Ziegler. “This win didn’t win the league by any means, but put us in a better position.
“A big key was our depth and keeping fresh girls against (Evergreen’s) Lauren Langenderfer. Lauren is a great player who earned every one of her 23 points.
“Rotating Mindy Rupp, Jesse Fidler, and Chelsea Goebel was huge to wear her down.”
Archbold led 8-4 after one period, with Rupp scoring six of the Blue Streaks’ points. She finished the game as Archbold’s leading scorer, with 13.
Both teams scored 11 points in the second period for a 19-15 AHS lead going into the locker room.
Again in the third period, both teams scored the same number of points– 14– for a 33-29 Archbold advantage going into the fourth.
The Streaks outscored the Vikings 17-9 in the fourth for the victory.
“Hitting 7 of 10 free throws in the fourth was huge,” said Ziegler.
The Vikings (2-2, 1-1 NWOAL) went to the foul line six times in the fourth period, converting three. They were 11-19 at the foul line for the game, while AHS was 13-21.
“At different times we had different individuals step up, and that is how you win big games,” said Ziegler.
Archbold won the rebounding battle, 32-23. Fidler, Rupp, and Short each had seven for AHS; Langenderfer had 11 for Evergreen.
Turnovers were relatively even. Archbold had 15; Evergreen had 14.
ARCHBOLD (67) – Cody 4, Goebel 10, Coressel 9, Wyse 14, Oberlin 4, Hesterman 4, Fidler 4, Rupp 2, Beck 4, Williams 2, Short 10. Totals 30-5-67.
FAIRVIEW (22) – Hug 2, Carder 2, Clinker 8, Grinnell 10. Totals 8-5- 22.
Reserve score: Archbold won 39- 4.
ARCHBOLD (50) – Goebel 8, Wyse 6, Oberlin 4, Fidler 5, Rupp 13, Williams 6, Short 8. Totals 18-13-50.
EVERGREEN (38) – L. Langenderfer 23, Babcock 4, Herr 1, Noe 4, Marvin 2, Truckor 2, K. Langenderfer 2. Totals 13-11-38.
Reserve score: Archbold won 42- 19.