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Pettisville Girls Drop Two, Fall To 8-6




Audra Klopfenstein passes off to a teammate in Pettisville's game with Stryker, Friday, Jan. 11.–photo by Mary Huber

Audra Klopfenstein passes off to a teammate in Pettisville’s game with Stryker, Friday, Jan. 11.–photo by Mary Huber

The Pettisville girls basketball team lost a pair of close contests last week to fall to 8-6, 4-2 in the Buckeye Border Conference.

The Birds lost a 59-57 double overtime non-conference battle at Swanton, Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Pettisville hosted Fayette, Thursday, Jan. 17, for a BBC matchup. The Eagles outscored the Birds 25-19 in the second half to overcome a three-point halftime deficit to win by three, 38-35.

Swanton 59, PHS 57
2 OTs

Pettisville led 13-7 after one and 24-22 at the half. The Bulldogs took the lead in the third, 30-28.

A high-scoring fourth quarter, with PHS scoring 18 points and Swanton (6-7) scoring 16, forced the game into overtime, with the score tied at 46 at the end of regulation.

Both teams scored six points in the first OT to send the game into a second extra period. The Bulldogs scored seven points to Pettisville’s five to take the two-point victory.

Lauren Hostetler scored 14 points for PHS against Swanton.– photo by Mary Huber

Lauren Hostetler scored 14 points for PHS against Swanton.– photo by Mary Huber

“It was a great high school basketball game,” said Jason Waldvogel, PHS head coach. “I am very proud of our girls.”

A trio of Birds scored in double figures. Dana Fricke led PHS with 23, followed by Lauren Hostetler with 14 and Mikala Avina with 12.

Swanton’s Bethann Lumbrezer led all scorers with 25.

Pettisville was 16-50 from the field for 32% and 19-28 at the foul line for 68%. Fayette was 19-46 from the field for 41% and 19-36 at the foul line for 53%.

The Birds won the rebounding battle 32-26, but committed 14 turnovers to Swanton’s 10.

Fayette 38, PHS 35

Pettisville led 10-4 after the first eight minutes, but Fayette tightened the gap to three, 16-13, at the half. The Eagles (11-3, 5-1 BBC) outscored PHS in both the third and fourth quarters to take the BBC victory.

Avina tied with Fayette’s Kaela Seiler for scoring honors with 12 points each. Fayette’s Mikayla Smith was also in double figures, with 11.

Pettisville grabbed 33 rebounds while Fayette had 25. The Birds had nine turnovers, while Fayette had seven.

Pettisville was 12-48 from the field for 25% and 5-7 at the foul line for 71%. Fayette was 14-35 from the field for 40% and 9-18 at the foul line for 50%.

BOX SCORES
PETTISVILLE (57) – Klopfenstein 4, Hostetler 14, Avina 12, Pursel 4, Fricke 23. Totals 16-19-57.
SWANTON (59) – Callicotte 8, C.
Eitnear 7, B. Eitniear 1, Gilsdorf 9,
Lumbrezer 25, Christensen 9. Totals
19-19-59.
PHS131141865-57
SHS 71581667-59
Reserve score: Pettisville won
32-27. Leading scorers: PHS-Kate
Kauffman 8, Patrice Smith 8.
PETTISVILLE (35) – Hostetler
9, Avina 12, Fricke 6, Kauffman 8.
Totals 12-5-35.
FAYETTE (38) – Keefer 3, Seiler
12, Griffiths 9, Fruchey 1, Smith 11,
Baker 2. Totals 14-9-38.
PHS 106811-35
FHS 491213-38
Reserve score: Fayette won 21-9.


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