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Blue Streak Girls Beat Holgate, Patrick Henry

Wauseon Forfeits Nov. 26 Game
Leah McQuade (14) drives through an opening between Holgate’s Elisabeth Willett (2) and Madison Clark (43), Tuesday, Jan. 4.– photo by Mary Huber

Leah McQuade (14) drives through an opening between Holgate’s Elisabeth Willett (2) and Madison Clark (43), Tuesday, Jan. 4.– photo by Mary Huber

The Archbold girls basketball team is 8-5, 1-1 in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League after wins over Holgate and Patrick Henry last week.

The Streaks also had a non-league loss turned into a win after Wauseon announced it would forfeit its Nov. 26 win.

An Indian exceeded the six quarters-per-day limit during Wauseon’s junior varsity and varsity games at AHS that day, and selfreported the violation to the Ohio High School Athletic Association, who ruled the varsity game must result in a forfeit.

Wauseon (8-3) was ranked fourth in Division III in the first Associated Press poll of the season last week.

AHS 43, Holgate 36

After leading by as many as 12 points, Archbold held on to defeat Holgate 43-36 in a non-league contest, Tuesday, Jan. 4, at Holgate.

Leading 4-2, the Streaks went on a 13-3 run to go into the second quarter with a 17-5 advantage.

The Tigers closed the gap to seven, 27-20 at the half, and tied the score at 27 with 5:36 left in the third quarter.

Archbold never trailed in the contest, though, as Leah McQuade hit a pair of free throws to give AHS a 29-27 lead.

Holgate’s Carissa Meyer tied the score at 29 with 1:46 left in the period, but AHS led by five after three when Carly Grime hit one of two free throws, and Addison Moyer and Meg Mello both hit baskets for a 34-29 lead.

The Tigers went on a 4-0 run to open the fourth quarter, but Archbold closed the quarter with a 9-3 run to win 43-36.

“A big first quarter helped us to the win,” said Brian Ziegler, AHS head coach.

“It was good to see us get off to a good start in the game. Our pressure was good tonight, causing 29 turnovers.

“We did a pretty good job on Holgate’s Justine Eis (who led all scorers), holding her to 13 points.

“Our free-throw shooting was outstanding, making 12-14, with 5-6 in the fourth quarter.”

Addi Ziegler led AHS, with 12 points. Ziegler and Karsyn Hostetler each grabbed four of Archbold’s 16 rebounds.

Eis accounted for 13 of Holgate’s 28 rebounds.

Archbold had only 16 turnovers, to 29 for the Tigers (4-7).

AHS 50, PH 31

The Streaks led 27-7 at the half on their way to a 50-31 NWOAL victory over Patrick Henry (0-11, 0-2 NWOAL), Friday, Jan. 7, in the Thunderdome.

“Tonight was a total team win,” said B. Ziegler. “Everyone contributed in one way or another.

“We were very active on defense and played with a lot of energy.

“I thought Sophie Rupp, Harley Phillips, and Leah McQuade stepped up, with Addi Ziegler out. Karsyn Hostetler and Addison Moyer had nice games as well.”

Phillips led all scorers, with 16 points. McQuade added 12.

Karsyn Weber led the Patriots, with seven.

Archbold won the rebounding battle, 18-14, and committed only eight turnovers to 24 for PH.

ARCHBOLD (43) – Rupp 2, Mello
2, Hostetler 7, McQuade 6, Grime 7,
Ziegler 12, Moyer 7. Totals 15-12-43.
HOLGATE (36) – Bower 8, Baker
8, Schuller 2, Altman 3, Meyer 2, Eis
13. Totals 14-5-36.
AHS 171079-43
HHS 51597-36
JV: Archbold 25-22.

ARCHBOLD (50) – Rupp 8, Mello
2, Hostetler 2, McQuade 12, Grime
4, Moyer 4, Phillips 16, Rodriguez 2.
Totals 21-5-50.
PATRICK HENRY (31) – Nelson
2, Boyer 2, Seeman 5, Weber 7, M.
Prigge 5, Bostelman 5, Schwab 2, K.
Prigge 3. Totals 13-0-31.
AHS 13 14 10 13 – 50
PHHS 34915-31
JV: Archbold 34-28.