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PHS Girls Beat ‘Pelier, N. Central




Amber Loar (21), defending Montpelier's Christina Prather, also gave Pettisville

Amber Loar (21), defending Montpelier’s Christina Prather, also gave Pettisville “a great effort” defensively against North Central, said Jason Waldvogel, PHS head coach.– photo by Mario Gomez

The Pettisville girls basketball team got back on the winning track last week, beating Montpelier and North Central to raise its record to 10-6, 5-2 in the Buckeye Border Conference.

The Birds hosted the Locomotives, Tuesday, Jan. 22, and posted a 35-29 nonleague victory.

PHS went on the road to North Central, Thursday, Jan. 24, and outscored the Eagles 27-17 in the middle two quarters to come home with a 44-37 BBC win.

PHS 35, Montpelier 29

The Birds led 8-4 after one and 18-17 at the half. They extended the lead to 26-23 after three and outscored the Locos 9-6 in the fourth for the six-point victory.

Lauren Hostetler led PHS with 14 points. Dana Fricke scored 10.

Lauren Dye led the Locos with 14.

The Birds won the re- bounding battle 30-12 and had six turnovers to Montpelier’s seven.

PHS was 15-42 from the field for 36% and 0-4 at the foul line. Montpelier (5-10) was 13-29 from the field for 45% and 1-2 at the foul line.

Mikala Avina takes a shot in Pettisville's non-league contest with Montpelier. Avina scored nine points in the Birds' victory over the Locos and 11 points in their BBC win against North Central last week. PHS is 10-6, 5-2 BBC.– photo by Mario Gomez

Mikala Avina takes a shot in Pettisville’s non-league contest with Montpelier. Avina scored nine points in the Birds’ victory over the Locos and 11 points in their BBC win against North Central last week. PHS is 10-6, 5-2 BBC.– photo by Mario Gomez

“I thought we rebounded the ball well on both ends of the floor and took care of the basketball,” said Jason Waldvogel, PHS head coach.

PHS 44, NC 37

“It was a nice team effort tonight,” said Waldvogel. “We distributed the ball well on the offense to find the open look.

“The defense was solid with Amber Loar giving us a great effort tonight.”

The Eagles (7-9, 1-6 BBC) held a slim 8-6 advantage after one, but PHS came back with a 15-point second quarter to take a 21-17 lead into the locker room.

The Birds, who raised their record to 10-6, 5-2 BBC, extended the lead to 33-25 after three, and won by seven, 44-37.

Hostetler again led PHS with 15 points. Fricke scored 12 and Mikala Avina scored 11.

NC’s Bralyn Wyrick led all scorers with 24.

The rebounding battle was even, with PHS grabbing 19 and North Central, 18. Turnovers were also even, with PHS committing 13 and NC, 12.

The Birds were 16-36 from the field for 44% and 7-10 at the foul line for 70%.

North Central was 11-41 from the field for 27% and 11-13 from the foul line for 85%.

BOX SCORES
PETTISVILLE (35) – Klopfenstein 2, Hostetler 14, Avina 9, Fricke
10. Totals 15-0-35.
MONTPELIER (29) – Martinich
4, Dye 14, Prather 2, Blake 9. Totals
13-1-29.
PHS 81089-35
MHS 41366-29
Reserve score: Pettisville won
34-21. PHS leading scorer: Amber
Klopfenstein 18.
PETTISVILLE (44) – Klopfenstein 4, Hostetler 15, Avina 11,
Fricke 12, Kauffman 2. Totals 11-11-
44.
NORTH CENTRAL (37) – Oyer
2, Wyrick 24, Siekemeyer 8, Swank
2, Litzenberg 1. Totals 11-11-37.
PHS 6 15 12 11 – 44
NCHS 89812-37
Reserve score: Pettisville won
13-12. PHS leading scorer: Klopfenstein 6.


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