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Pettisville Girls Win Sectional Title




Mikayla Graber hits a three in the second quarter to give PHS a 20- 19 lead over Fayette in their sectional final.– photo by Phil King

Mikayla Graber hits a three in the second quarter to give PHS a 20- 19 lead over Fayette in their sectional final.– photo by Phil King

The Pettisville girls basketball team won its third straight Division IV sectional title with a 42-35 victory over Fayette in a sectional final, Saturday, Feb. 23, at Wauseon.

The Eagles (5-16) led 13-7 after one, but a 13-6 second quarter gave the Birds a 20- 19 lead at the half.

PHS extended the difference to six, 34-28, after three.

The difference was at the foul line, as the Birds were 11-21 while Fayette was 2-6.

Morgan Leppelmeier led PHS with 14 points. Jessica McWatters was also in double figures, with 10.

Fayette’s Rhys Ruger led all scorers, with 15 points, including three of the team’s seven three-pointers.

The Eagles won the rebounding battle, 31-26.

BOX SCORE
PETTISVILLE (42) – McWatters
10, Graber 7, Leppelmeier 14, Beck
7, Schnitkey 4. Totals 13-11-42.
FAYETTE (35) – Ruger 15,
Figgins 3, Bentley 8, Rufenacht 3,
Fruchey 4, Goona 2. Totals 13-2-35.
PHS 7 13 14 8 – 42
FHS 13697-35


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