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Blue Streak Girls Beat Pettisville 66-38

Pettisville's Mikala Avina (12) applies defensive pressure to Archbold's Cassidy Williams in their non-league contest, Saturday, Dec. 29.– photo by Mary Huber

Pettisville’s Mikala Avina (12) applies defensive pressure to Archbold’s Cassidy Williams in their non-league contest, Saturday, Dec. 29.– photo by Mary Huber

Behind Darian Oberlin’s six three-pointers and the squad’s 91% free-throw shooting, the Archbold girls basketball team (11-1) swept past Pettisville (5-4) 66-38, Saturday, Dec. 29, in the Thunderdome.

“We did a nice job playing together as a team to get the win,” said Brian Ziegler, AHS head coach.

“It started with the defensive effort, and then Darian started hitting shots. The rest of the team did a great job finding her within the offense and kept feeding her.

“Cassidy Wyse and Hannah Hesterman had nice games inside. This was a solid team win, and everyone contributed, whether it was scoring, rebounding, defense… everyone did their job.”

“We didn’t match Archbold’s aggressiveness tonight,” said Jason Waldvogel, PHS head coach.

The Streaks trailed only twice in the contest. Pettisville’s Audra Klopfenstein hit two foul shots to open the game, and after Oberlin’s first trey, Dana Fricke hit a turnaround jumper with 4:49 left in the first for a 4-3 PHS lead.

The Birds trailed the rest of the way. Archbold went on a 10-4 run to end the period ahead 13-8.

The Streaks were up 30- 13 with 2:53 left in the second period. Klopfenstein hit a deuce and Mikala Avina hit a pair of free throws to close the gap to 30-17, but Archbold’s Cassidy Williams extended the lead back to 15, 32-17, as she drove the lane and scored with three seconds left in the half.

Archbold took a 49-26 advantage going into the final eight minutes and outscored PHS 17-12 in the final quarter for the 66-38 final.

Oberlin led all scorers with 20 points. Cassidy Wyse and Hannah Hesterman were also in double figures, as each scored 14.

Fricke was Pettisville’s only scorer in double figures, with 10.

Archbold was 24-51 from the field, including eight treys, for 47% and 10-11 from the foul line for 91%. Pettisville was 13-31 from the field, including three three-pointers, for 42% and 9-14 at the foul line for 64%.

The Streaks won the rebounding battle 29-17, and committed 12 turnovers to Pettisville’s 16.

ARCHBOLD (66) – Williams 4,
T. Coressel 5, Wyse 14, A. Coressel
2, Oberlin 20, Hesterman 14, Fidler
5, Leupp 2. Totals 24-10-66.
PETTISVILLE (38) – Klopfenstein 8, Hostetler 9, Avina 7, Pursel
4, Fricke 10. Totals 13-9-38.
AHS 13 19 17 17 – 66
PHS 89912-38
Reserve score: Archbold won 30-
17. Archbold leading scorer: Cayla
Walker 7. Pettisville leading scorer:
Kate Kauffman 8.

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