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Birds End Losing Skid, Spoil Pilots Homecoming



The Pettisville boys basketball team split two games last weekend and stopped a five-game losing streak.

The Birds traveled to Hilltop for a Buckeye Border Conference game, Friday, Feb. 5. Pettisville dropped to 4-3 in the league, losing 62- 52.

PHS traveled to Ayersville for its Homecoming, Saturday, Feb. 6. Pettisville (7-8) ruined the night for the Pilots, coming home with a 63- 51 victory.

Hilltop 62, PHS 52

Pettisville jumped out to an early lead, and at the end of the first quarter led 20-14. The Birds scored eight points in the second, but Hilltop ended the first half strong and cut the difference to two, 28-26.

The Cadets took charge in the second half, outscoring Pettisville 14-8 in the third for a 40-36 lead going into the final eight minutes.

Hilltop hit 13 foul shots in the final quarter for 13 of its 22 points while Pettisville managed 16 for the 62-52 fi- nal.

Jacob Rupp led all scorers with 20 points.

Taylor Short added 12.

Josiah Poletta led Hilltop (10-5, 3-4 BBC) with 16.

PHS 63, Ayersville 51

Ayersville took the early lead, hitting three threepointers on its way to a 17- 5 lead midway through the first quarter.

Pettisville clawed back and was down by only four, 21-17, at the end of the period. PHS outscored the Pilots 9-6 in the second to cut the gap to one, 27-26, at the end of the first half.

The Birds had a big third quarter, hitting four treys, including two from Short, for a 48-39 lead going into the final quarter.

PHS went 13-18 at the charity stripe in the final eight minutes while only hitting one field goal for 15 points, but Ayersville managed only 12 for the 63-51 PHS victory.

Rupp led all scorers with 23 points. Zane Miller added 17.

Sam Ewers led Ayersville (5-9) with 16 points.

BOX SCORES
PETTISVILLE (52)
– Frey 4,
Short 12, Rupp 20, Miller 4, Bruner
2, Pursel 4, Waidelich 6. Totals 18-
12-52.
HILLTOP (62)
– Clark 4, Detwiler
7, Poletta 16, Burwell 1, Smith 14,
Shaffer 15, Mercer 5. Totals 20-19-
62.
PHS
20 8 8 16 – 52
HHS
14 12 14 22 – 62
PETTISVILLE (63)
– Short 8,
Rupp 23, Miller 17, Bruner 6, Pursel
3, Waidelich 6. Totals 17-24-63.
AYERSVILLE (51)
– Waisner 12,
Singleton 3, Rue 2, Flint 7, Ewers 16,
Smith 11. Totals 20-8-51.
PHS
17 9 22 15 – 63
AHS
21 6 12 12 – 51




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