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PHS Girls Split Week With Patriots, Panthers

Pettisville’s Lynnsey Crouch, right, plays defense on Stryker’s Haley Doehrmann in their BBC battle, Thursday, Feb. 4.– photo by Mary Huber

Pettisville’s Lynnsey Crouch, right, plays defense on Stryker’s Haley Doehrmann in their BBC battle, Thursday, Feb. 4.– photo by Mary Huber

Down 21-12 at the half, Pettisville came back to defeat Patrick Henry 39-36, Tuesday, Feb. 2, in nonleague girls basketball action.

Stryker visited the Bird Cage, Thursday, Feb. 4, for a Buckeye Border Conference contest. The Panthers took home a 44-35 victory.

PHS 39, PHHS 36

The Patriots led 7-5 after one and 21-12 at the half, but Pettisville came back to tie the score at 25 after three.

The Birds outscored the Patriots 14-11 in the fourth for the victory.

“It was a nice win for us,” said Jason Waldvogel, PHS head coach. “We dug ourselves a hole early, but rebounded and were more patient in the second half.”

Pettisville was 11-15 at the foul line, while PH was 2-6. The Birds were 14-38 from the field, including 0-8 from three-point land, while PH was 15-27 and 4-14 on three-pointers.

Pettisville’s Morgan Leppelmeier led all scorers, with 22 points.

Alyson Prigge led PH (10-9) with 12 points. Katie Wagner scored 11.

Stryker 44, PHS 35

Taylor Haines and Haley Doehrmann hit back-to-back threes and Kaitlyn Wonders hit a deuce to give Stryker an 8-0 lead less than three minutes into the game.

Alexa Leppelmeier finally got PHS on the scoreboard with a pair of free throws with 5:18 left in the period, and Morgan Leppelmeier hit a bucket at the 3:53 mark.

Neither team scored in the final 3:53 of the period, and Stryker took an 8-4 advantage into the second period.

Scoring was relatively even in the second, and the Panthers took an 18-13 lead into the locker room.

Stryker went on a 13-5 run in the third for a 31-18 lead after three.

Down 39-28 with 3:44 left, the Birds went on a 6-0 run behind a three-pointer from Anya Kauffman, a free throw from M. Leppelmeier, and a Kate Kauffman put-back, to come within five, 39-34.

That was the closest Pettisville would get, as Stryker outscored the Birds 5-1 in the final minute to win by nine points.

Stryker “played harder for four quarters than we did,” said Waldvogel. “Give them the credit.”

M. Leppelmeier led the Birds with 13 points. A. Kauffman was also in double figures, with 12.

Wonders led all scorers, with 17 points. Doehrmann finished with 12 and Haines, 10.

Pettisville was 9-16 at the foul line and 11-50 from the field. Stryker was 13-20 at the foul line and 14-28 from the field.

PETTISVILLE (39) – M. Leppelmeier 22, A. Kauffman 2, A. Leppelmeier 7, K. Kauffman 6. Steele 2.
Totals 14-11-39.
PATRICK HENRY (36) – Wagner 11, Bostelman 5, Imbrock 2,
Prigge 12, Seedorf 4. Totals 15-2-36.
PHS 571314-39
PHHS 7 14 4 11 – 36
Reserve: Pettisville won 30-29.
Pettisville leading scorer: Brandi
Schnitkey 10.
PETTISVILLE (35) – M. Leppelmeier

13, A. Kauffman 12, A. Leppelmeier 2, K. Kauffman 6, Crouch
2. Totals 11-9-35.
STRYKER (44) – Graber 1, Rupp
4, Haines 10, Wonders 17, Doehrmann 12. Totals 14-13-44.
PHS 49517-35
SHS 8 10 13 13 – 44
Reserves: Pettisville won 33-23.
Pettisville leading scorer: Kendal
Pursel 15.

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