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PHS Girls Fall To Wauseon, Beat Hilltop




Brandi Schnitkey (23) drives for a layup against Wauseon, Tuesday, Jan. 22. Schnitkey led PHS with 11 points in the 41- 35 loss.– photo by Mary Huber

Brandi Schnitkey (23) drives for a layup against Wauseon, Tuesday, Jan. 22. Schnitkey led PHS with 11 points in the 41- 35 loss.– photo by Mary Huber

Wauseon (6-11) made 13 more free throws as the Indians defeated Pettisville 41-35, Tuesday, Jan. 22, in non-league girls basketball action in the Bird Cage.

The Birds traveled to West Unity to play a Buckeye Border Conference game with Hilltop, Thursday, Jan. 24. PHS led 24-14 at the half on its way to a 47-34 victory to improve to 11-6, 8-2 BBC.

Wauseon 41, PHS 35

The Indians led 8-4 after one, 19-12 at the half, and 28-17 after three.

Pettisville was ice-cold from three-point-land, going 2-21, while Wauseon was 3-7 on treys.

The real difference was at the foul line, where the Birds were 5-9 and Wauseon was 18-31.

PHS grabbed 32 rebounds to 27 for the Indians.

Brandi Schnitkey was the only Blackbird in double figures, with 11 points.

Wauseon had a trio of players in double figures. Marisa Seiler led all scorers, with 12 points. Sydney Zirkle had 11 and Sam Aeschliman, 10.

PHS 47, Hilltop 34

The Birds led after every quarter: 14-8 after one, 24- 14 at the half, and 39-26 after three.

Pettisville was 14-25 from the field and 5-17 from beyond the arc, while Hilltop (1-15, 1-8 BBC) was 5-13 from the field and 7-19 on threes.

The Cadets won the rebounding battle 23-17, but committed nine more turnovers, 19-10.

Morgan Leppelmeier and Elizabeth Beck each scored 15 points to lead PHS.

Morgan Norden led Hilltop, with 10.

BOX SCORES
PETTISVILLE (35) – McWatters
2, Hartzler 2, Graber 6, Leppelmeier 7,
Beck 7, Schnitkey 11. Totals 14-5-35.
WAUSEON (41) – Pelok 3, Raabe
5, Seiler 12, Aeschliman 10, Zirkle
11. Totals 10-18-41.
PHS 48518-35
WHS 8 11 9 13 -41
JV: Wauseon won 7-3 (2 quarters).

PETTISVILLE (47) – McWatters
3, Graber 6, Leppelmeier 15, Beck
15, Schnitkey 2, Borden 6. Totals 19-
4-47.
HILLTOP (34) – Maddo 2,
Horton 9, Norden 10, Gonzales 9,
Baker 4. Totals 12-3-34.
PHS 14 10 15 8 -47
HHS 86128-34
JV: Hilltop won 14-4.


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