The Pettisville girls basketball team raised its record to 11-4, 6-1 in the Buckeye Border Conference after beating Montpelier and North Central last week.
The Blackbirds easily defeated the Locomotives 52-30 on the road, Tuesday, Jan. 24, in a non-league contest.
PHS defeated North Central 44-30 in the Bird Cage, Thursday, Jan. 26.
PHS 52, Montpelier 30
Pettisville and Montpelier stayed close the entire first half; the Birds led 13-10 after the first quarter and 21- 18 at the half.
Pettisville continually increased the lead throughout the second half, outscoring the Locos 15-8 in the third for a 36-26 advantage after three.
PHS only allowed Montpelier to score four points in the fourth, while scoring 16 of its own. The game ended with a 22-point difference, 52-30.
“I thought our ladies did a nice job picking up their defense and making the adjustments on the offensive end after halftime,” said Jason Waldvogel, PHS head coach.
Pettisville’s Kaitlin Nofziger led all scorers with 17 points. Tanner Hostetler added 12.
Lauren Dye led the Locos with 14. Baylee Hageman added 10.
The Blackbirds shot 22-48 from the field for 46% and 6- 11 from the free-throw line for 55%.
Montpelier (0-13) was 12- 29 from the field for 41% and 6-12 from the foul line for 50%.
PHS 44, NC 30
Pettisville came out with a bang for their BBC matchup at home with North Central, (2-10, 0-7 BBC.)
Ashlyn Bontrager scored back-to-back baskets to open the game.
North Central’s Lindsey Newell scored the Eagle’s only two points in the first quarter on a pair of free throws with 6:01 left in the period.
Nofziger hit one of two from the free-throw line followed by a deuce. Lexie King hit a basket and Lauren Hostetler finished off the scoring with a basket and 38 seconds left for an 11-2 lead after one.
Newell finally broke NC’s scoring drought with a putback at the 7:41 mark of the second.
PHS outscored the Eagles 14-8 in the second period for a 25-10 advantage.
The Birds outscored NC 15-8 in the third for a 40-18 lead.
NC outscored PHS 12-4 in the fourth, but PHS won 44- 30.
Pettisville was 17-52 from the field for 33% and 9-16 from the line for 56%.
The Eagles were 11-42 from the field for 26% and 7- 10 from the foul line for 70%.
“It was another good effort and solid win for us tonight,” said Waldvogel.
Nofziger led all scorers with 14 points. L. Hostetler added 10.
Bralyn Wyrick led NC with seven.
PETTISVILLE (52) – T. Hostetler 12, L. Hostetler 6, Bontrager 6, King 6, Nofziger 17, Frey 5. Totals 22-6- 52.
MONTPELIER (30) – Duchene 2, Maas 4, Dye 14, Hageman 10. Totals 12-6-30.
Reserve score: Pettisville won 30-16. Leading scorer: PHS-Mikala Avina 9 points.
PETTISVILLE (44) – T. Hostetler 2, L. Hostetler 10, Bontrager 6, King 5, Loar 2, Nofziger 14, Klopfenstein 4, Frey 1. Totals 17-9-44.
NORTH CENTRAL (30) – Newell 6, Oyer 4, Wheeler 5, Wyrick 7, Huffman 2, Hernandez 2, Pickford 4. Totals 11-7-30.
Reserve score: Pettisville won 28-13. Leading scorer: PHS-Avina 9.