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PHS Falls To Green Bears




Jacob Rupp shoots in a contest with Edon. He led the Birds with 26 points in their non-league loss to Ottawa Hills.– photo by Mary Huber

Jacob Rupp shoots in a contest with Edon. He led the Birds with 26 points in their non-league loss to Ottawa Hills.– photo by Mary Huber

The Pettisville boys basketball team dropped its only game last week, losing 46-40 to undefeated Ottawa Hills.

Pettisville dropped to 3-3 on the season.

Neither team found an offensive rhythm at the beginning, and Ottawa Hills led 6-4 at the end of one.

The second quarter proved to be the difference. Several Birds got into foul trouble, and PHS was outscored 21- 13 to go into the locker room facing a 27-17 deficit.

Pettisville came out of the locker room and outscored the Green Bears 13-11 to cut the gap to eight, 38-30.

The Birds cut the difference to two late in the fourth quarter, but were unable to tie the score. Ottawa Hills hit enough free throws to hold on for the victory.

Ottawa Hills was 16-24 at the foul line for 67%. Pettisville was 67% at the line, going 14-21.

From the field PHS was 12-32 for 38%. Ottawa Hills was 14-36 for 39%.

Jacob Rupp led PHS with 26 points, including the team’s two three-pointers. Zane Miller chipped in 11.

Pettisville won the rebounding battle 26-23. Both teams committed 14 turnovers.

BOX SCORE

PETTISVILLE (40)
– Rupp 26, Miller 11, Bruner 2, Pursel 2, Waidelich 1. Totals 12-14-40.

OTTAWA HILLS (46)
– Trickey 2, Jamieson 5, Buckey 7, Browarsky 25, Shollenberger 2, Brunner 5. Totals 12-16-46.

PHS
4 13 13 10 – 40
OHHS
6 21 11 8 – 46

JV:
Pettisville won, 42-27.

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