Ranked seventh in Division III in last week’s high school girls basketball poll, Archbold won two close games last week to improve to 14-1, 3-0 in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League.
AHS 48, Springfield 42 (OT)
Deadlocked at 40 after regulation, the Streaks outscored Springfield 8-2 in overtime to come home with a 48-42 non-league road victory, Tuesday, Jan. 23.
“We competed very hard tonight against a very athletic Springfield team,” said Brian Ziegler, AHS head coach.
“I’m proud of the effort we gave for the entire game. We hung tough and fought.
“We did an excellent job at the free-throw line, which was the difference in the game.”
The Blue Devils (9-7) led 6-4 after a slow first quarter. Both teams scored 17 points in the second period for a 23-21 Springfield lead at the half.
The Streaks closed the gap to one point, down 31-30, after three, and sent the game into overtime after tying the score at 40.
The Blue Devils committed 20 turnovers to 10 for AHS, but grabbed 35 rebounds to 18 for the Streaks. Blair Bucklew and Lily Krieger each grabbed five for AHS.
Four players scored for Archbold, and all four were in double figures. Kamryn Hostetler led AHS with 17 points. Bucklew scored 11, while Andi Peterson and Krieger each scored 10.
A trio of Blue Devils were in double figures. Reyonna Armstrong scored 13; Cierra Harris had 12; and Terra Houston-Taylor finished with 10.
AHS 62, PHHS 56
Archbold won a game of ups and downs over the Patriots (5-10, 1-3 NWOAL), Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Thunderdome.
The Streaks led 16-13 after a fast-paced first quarter led by Bucklew’s seven points.
Archbold was up by eight, 23-15, with 5:09 on the clock in the second, but the Patriots outscored the Streaks 6-2 in the rest of the period for a 25-21 AHS advantage at the half.
Leading 33-30 with 5:12 left in the third, AHS went on a 9-1 run over the next three minutes to go up 42-31 when Patrick Henry coach Lisa Frania called a timeout.
PHHS scored the quarter’s final four points to go into the final eight minutes down 42-35.
The Patriots outscored the Streaks 13-6 in the first 4:40 of the fourth to tie the score at 48 with 3:20 left in the contest.
The Streaks answered with 9-0 run on a pair of free throws from Krieger, a Brooke Kohler steal and Peterson layup, Krieger hitting one of two at the foul line, and four straight Bucklew foul shots for a 57-48 lead with 1:12 remaining.
Faith Frania finally broke Archbold’s run with a basket off a rebound with 1:02 on the clock.
After a pair of Hostetler free throws, Kayla Prigge hit a three-pointer for PH to close the gap to seven, 60-53.
Hostetler hit two of four free throws for a 62-53 advantage, and PH’s Katelyn Drewes hit the game’s final three with 9.8 seconds left for the 62-56 final.
“This was a nice win,” said Ziegler. “Patrick Henry played well. They kept making shots to keep them in the game.
“I thought our defensive intensity picked up in the second half. We are getting everyone’s best game right now, which is making us tested. We haven’t given in to pressure.”
Bucklew led all scorers with 20 points. Krieger scored 14 and Hostetler, 13.
Prigge led PH with 16 points. Frania scored 14; Carissa Rosebrook, 12; and Drewes, 11.
ARCHBOLD (48) – Bucklew 11,
A. Peterson 10, Hostetler 17, Krieger
10. Totals 12-20-48.
SPRINGFIELD (42) – Harris 12,
McClure 2, Hawkins 2, Johnson 2,
Armstrong 13, Gregory 1, Houston-
Taylor 10. Totals 13-13-42.
AHS 4 17 9 10 8 – 48
JV: Archbold won 50-40.
ARCHBOLD (62) – Nafziger 5,
Bucklew 20, Kohler 2, A. Peterson
6, Hostetler 13, Krieger 14, Hall 2.
PATRICK HENRY (56) –
Drewes 11, Rosebrook 12, Frania
14, Thompson 1, Johns 2, Prigge 16.
AHS 16 9 17 20 – 62
PHHS 13 8 14 21 – 56
JV: Archbold won 31-26.