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PHS Girls Defeat Evergreen, Montpelier; Improve To 10-6

Brandi Schnitkey takes a shot over the outstretched arms of Swanton’s Adriane Wood, Tuesday, Jan. 16.– photo by Mary Huber

Brandi Schnitkey takes a shot over the outstretched arms of Swanton’s Adriane Wood, Tuesday, Jan. 16.– photo by Mary Huber

The Pettisville girls basketball team defeated Evergreen 35-28 and Montpelier 35-29 last week to improve to 10-6 on the season.

PHS 35, Evergreen 28

Evergreen jumped out to an 11-4 lead after one, but the Birds came back and tied the score at 12 at the half, Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Evergreen.

Pettisville outscored the Vikings 12-4 in the third to take a 24-16 lead into the final eight minutes.

Evergreen won the final period by a point, 12-11, but lost the game, 35-28.

“We played very well as a team tonight, especially on the defensive end,” said Jason Waldvogel, PHS head coach.

“We had contributions from every player tonight. It was a good win for us.”

Pettisville’s Elizabeth Beck led all scorers, with 13 points. Morgan Leppelmeier also was in double figures, with 10.

Hannah Herr led the Vikings, with eight.

Both teams were 7-13 at the foul line. The Birds made two more deuces and one more three for the seven-point difference.

Both teams grabbed 34 rebounds. Evergreen (4-9) had 14 turnovers to 10 for PHS.

PHS 35, Montpelier 29

Pettisville maintained second place in the Buckeye Border Conference at 8-2 with a 35-29 win over Montpelier (7-9, 4-5 BBC), Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Bird Cage.

Stryker leads the BBC at 9-0 (14-3 overall).

“I can’t be more proud of the way we played tonight,” said Waldvogel. “Everyone raised their level of play to pick their teammates up.

“They are gaining confidence in themselves and their teammates.”

Pettisville led 8-7 after one and 15-14 at the half. A 15-9 third quarter gave the Birds a 30-23 cushion the Locos could not overcome.

Leppelmeier led all scorers, with 16 points. Brandi Schnitkey scored 12.

Jessi Bumb led the Locos, with nine points.

The difference came at the free-throw line, where Pettisville was 11-18 and Montpelier was 2-4.

Pettisville won the rebounding battle, 28-19.

PETTISVILLE (35) – Pursel 2,
Leppelmeier 10, Tilley 5, Beck 13,
Schnitkey 5. Totals 13-7-35.
EVERGREEN (28) – Herr 8,
Vanostrand 4, Sutter 5, Peluso 2,
VanLoocke 3, Borojevich 3, Keifer 2,

Komisarek 1. Totals 10-7-28.
PHS 481211-35
EHS 111412-28
JV: Evergreen won 33-27.
PETTISVILLE (35) – Pursel 5,
Graber 2, Leppelmeier 16, Schnitkey
12. Totals 6-11-35.
MONTPELIER (29) – Bumb 9,
Cooley 3, Rose 5, Lyons 2, Eich 4,
Carr 6. Totals 6-2-29.
PHS 87155-35
MHS 7796-29
JV: Pettisville won 18-14.

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