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King Leads Birds Past Wauseon 59-55




Varsity letterwinners returning on the Pettisville girls basketball team are, from left: Haley Nofziger, Alexa Short, Brittany Weber, Erica King, Katie Weber, Rachel Beck.-  photo courtesy A New Image Photography

Varsity letterwinners returning on the Pettisville girls basketball team are, from left: Haley Nofziger, Alexa Short, Brittany Weber, Erica King, Katie Weber, Rachel Beck.- photo courtesy A New Image Photography

Erica King scored 33 points to lead the Pettisville girls basketball team past Wauseon 59- 55 in their non-league season opener, Friday, Nov. 28.

“It was a great win for us tonight,” said Jason Waldvogel, PHS head coach. “Wauseon is a quality program, and coach Myers does a great job.

“I thought our defense made some good adjustments. Erica King had a fantastic game for us tonight.”

Wauseon held a slim 18-14 lead after the first quarter, but PHS exploded for 19 points in the second while the Indians scored only eight to take a 33- 26 halftime lead.

The second half stayed relatively even, with Wauseon outscoring PHS in the third 14-11. Both teams scored 15 points in the fourth for the 59-55 final.

King led all scorers. Alexa Short also scored in double figures for the Birds, with 14 points, including three threepointers.

Taylor Creager led Wauseon with 22 points. Brittany Gibson scored 11.

PHS was 19/51 from the field for 37%, including five threepointers, and 16/27 from the foul line for 59%. Wauseon was 21/41 from the field for 51% and 11/19 from the foul line for 58%.

The Birds won the junior varsity contest, 29-25.

BOX SCORE

PETTISVILLE (59) – K. Weber 1, Avina 2, Yoder 2, Beck 2, Short 14, Nofziger 3, King 33, B. Weber 2. Totals 19-16-59.

WAUSEON (55) – Stiriz 8, Creager 22, Lovins 3, Gibson 11, Kessler 5, Pierce 4, Garvin 2. Totals 21-11-55.

PHS 14 19 11 15 – 59
WHS 18 8 14 15 – 55

Reserve score: Pettisville won 29- 25.

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