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PHS Girls Beat Edon, Fall To Holgate Tigers

Dana Fricke eyes the basket as she drives the lane for a layup in Pettisville's nonleague game with Montpelier, Jan. 22.– photo by Mario Gomez

Dana Fricke eyes the basket as she drives the lane for a layup in Pettisville’s nonleague game with Montpelier, Jan. 22.– photo by Mario Gomez

The Pettisville girls basketball team split a pair of contests last week to stand at 11-7, 6-2 in the Buckeye Border Conference.

The Birds hosted Holgate, Tuesday, Jan. 29. Tied at 46 after regulation, the Tigers outscored PHS 7-6 in overtime to take home a 53-52 non-league victory.

Edon visited the Bird Cage, Thursday, Jan. 31, for a BBC matchup. The score was tied after the first quarter, but PHS won each of the last three periods to win 40-29.

Holgate 53, PHS 52 OT

“It was a good game by both teams,” said Jason Waldvogel, PHS head coach.

Holgate led 6-5 after one period, but Pettisville outscored the Tigers 15-7 in the second to take a 20-13 lead into the locker room.

Both teams scored 16 points in the third period for a 36-29 PHS advantage going in the fourth period. Holgate outscored the Birds 17-10 in the final eight minutes of regulation to tie the score at 46, then won by one point in overtime to improve to 11-5.

Mikala Avina led Pettisville with 16 points, while Lauren Hostetler scored 14.

Holgate’s Marissa Myles led all scorers with 21 points. Rachel Desgranges scored 12 and Dani Like finished with 11.

Pettisville was 19-45 from the field for 42% while Holgate was 19-42. Both teams scored five three-pointers.

The difference came at the foul line, where Pettisville was 9-23 for 39% and Holgate was 10-19 for 53%.

The Birds out-rebounded Holgate 28-21, and committed 10 turnovers to Holgate’s seven.

PHS 40, Edon 29

With the score tied at 8 after one, PHS led 18-15 at the half and 29-22 after three before outscoring the Blue Bombers 11-7 in the fourth for the 11-point victory.

Hostetler led PHS with 14 points, including four treys, while Avina had 12, with two treys.

Edon’s Alex Kiess led all scorers with 17, while Sydney Stoll, who averages 17.8 points per game, was held scoreless.

“Audra Klopfenstein and Jordyn Pursel did a great job limiting Sydney Stoll’s looks at the basket tonight,” said Waldvogel.

“Offensively, I thought we were patient and took what they gave us, with Mikala Avina and Lauren Hostetler knocking down shots.”

Pettisville was 15-44 from the field for 34% and 3-5 at the foul line for 60%. Edon (5-13, 0-8 BBC) was 9-26 from the field for 35% and 7- 10 at the foul line for 70%.

The Blue Bombers won the rebounding battle 19-14, but committed 11 turnovers to Pettisville’s five.


PETTISVILLE (52) – Klopfenstein 4, Hostetler 14, Avina 16, Pursel 2, Fricke 7, Kauffman 9. Totals 19-9-52.

HOLGATE (53) – Myles 21, Grim
5, Niese 4, Like 11, Desgranges 12.
Totals 19-10-53.
PHS 5 15 16 10 6 – 52
HHS 6716177-53
Reserve score: Pettisville won
23-11. PHS leading scorer: Amber
Klopfenstein 14.

PETTISVILLE (40) – Klopfenstein 7, Hostetler 14, Avina 12,
Fricke 5, Kauffman 2. Totals 9-7-40.
EDON (29) – Headley 7, Kiess
17, Christman 3, Brehm-Gutting 2.
Totals 9-7-29.
PHS 8 10 11 11 – 40
EHS 8777-29
Reserve score: Pettisville won
39-10. PHS leading scorer: Klopfenstein 14.

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