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Blackbird Girls Beat Edgerton, Fall To Edon




Ashlyn Bontrager battles to keep control of the ball in Pettisville's game with Delta, Nov. 30. She scored 10 points in the Birds' win over Edgerton.– photo by Mary Huber

Ashlyn Bontrager battles to keep control of the ball in Pettisville’s game with Delta, Nov. 30. She scored 10 points in the Birds’ win over Edgerton.– photo by Mary Huber

The Pettisville girls basketball team was on the road twice last weekend.

The Birds visited Edon, Friday, Dec. 17. The Blue Bombers upped their record to 4-1, 3-0 in the Buckeye Border Conference with a 41- 34 victory.

Pettisville traveled to Edgerton, Saturday, Dec. 18 for a non-league contest. The Birds took control in the first half and went on to win 66- 53.

The Birds are 4-3, 2-1 BBC.

Edon 41, PHS 34

The score was tied at 11 after one period, but the Bombers took a 24-20 advantage into the locker room.

The Birds closed the gap to 31-28 after three, but Edon outscored PHS 10-6 in the fourth quarter for the sevenpoint margin of victory.

“We lacked offensive intensity tonight,” said Jason Waldvogel, PHS head coach. “We have several girls capable of being a scoring threat, but need them to step up.

“Give Edon credit. They played well.”

Pettisville was 13-41 from the field for 32% and 6-8 at the foul line for 75%. Edon was 15-29 from the field for 52% and 9-15 from the foul line for 60%.

Edon won the rebounding battle 21-19 but committed three more turnovers, 12-9.

Tanner Hostetler led PHS with 10 points. Edon was led by Sydney Stoll and Mackenzie Eicher, each with 11.

PHS 66, Edgerton 53

In a high-scoring first half, PHS led 19-16 after one period and 44-26 after two.

Edgerton outscored the Birds 27-22 in the second half, but the Birds won by 13.

“That was a great team win,” said Waldvogel. “Our pressure got to them and we shot the ball well tonight.”

Kaitlin Nofziger led PHS with 15 points. Also in double figures were Hostetler with 12 and Ashlyn Bontrager with 10.

Jesse Nihart, Kennedy Flower, and Sarah Smethurst each scored 10 for Edgerton.

The Birds were 26-48 from the field for 54% and 12-17 from the foul line for 70%. Edgerton (2-5) was 20-28 from the field for 71% and 9-16 from the foul line for 47%.

BOX SCORES
PETTISVILLE (34)
– Yoder 8,
Hostetler 10, Bontrager 6, K. King 4,
Nofziger 2, Garcia 4. Totals 13-6-34.
EDON (41)
– VanVleet 6, Stoll 11,
Imm 11, Eicher 4, Hug 5, Miller 4.
Totals 15-9-41.
PHS
11 9 8 6 – 34
EHS
11 13 7 10 – 41
Reserve score: Pettisville won 35-
16. Leading scorer: Jessica Valdez
10.
PETTISVILLE (66)
– Yoder 8,
Hostetler 12, Bontrager 10, Avina
3, L. King 2, K. King 4, Nofziger 15,
Garcia 6, Frey 6. Totals 26-12-66.
EDGERTON (53)
– Herman
9, Nihart 10, Brady 5, Clark 2,
Smethurst 10, Flower 10, Griffin 7.
Totals 20-9-53.
PHS
19 25 11 11 – 66
EHS
16 10 14 13 – 53
Reserve score: Edgerton won 38-
31. Leading scorer: Lauren Hostetler
10.



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