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PHS Girls Win Two, Fall To Swanton




Elizabeth Beck works the ball around on offense for the Birds. She scored 10 points against Edon and nine against Fayette last week.– photo by Mary Huber

Elizabeth Beck works the ball around on offense for the Birds. She scored 10 points against Edon and nine against Fayette last week.– photo by Mary Huber

The Pettisville girls basketball team improved to 7-2 in the Buckeye Border Conference with wins over Fayette and Edon, but lost a non-league game to Swanton last week to stand 8-6 overall on the season.

PHS 45, Fayette 21

The Birds led 27-6 at the half on their way to a 45- 21 victory in the Bird Cage, Monday, Jan. 15.

“We played some of the best ‘team’ basketball we have played all year,” said Jason Waldvogel, PHS head coach.

“I thought we were patient and moved the basketball very well on the offense, defended well, and hit the boards hard on both ends of the floor.”

No player on either team scored in double figures.

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

Mataya Rufenacht and Trista Fruchey each scored seven to lead the Eagles (2- 11, 2-7 BBC).

Pettisville was 18-46 from the field, including seven three-pointers, and 2-4 at the foul line.

Fayette was 5-22 from the field and 10-16 at the foul line.

The Birds grabbed 27 rebounds to 23 for the Eagles, but Fayette committed 10 more turnovers, 16-6.

Swanton 40, PHS 33

The Birds led 9-7 after one, but Swanton (8-4) outscored PHS 17-8 in the second period, to take a 24-17 advantage into the locker room, Tuesday, Jan. 16, in the Bird Cage.

Both teams scored 16 points in the second half for the seven point margin of victory.

“Overall, we defended pretty well,” said Waldvogel. “Swanton took advantage of our few breakdowns.”

Leppelmeier led PHS with 13 points. Swanton’s Haley Nelson led all scorers, with 20.

Both teams hit three treys. Swanton hit five more deuces, while PHS was 8-15 at the foul line and the Bulldogs were 5-10.

PHS 35, Edon 28

“We got off to a slow start, but our defense was solid,” said Waldvogel, after the Birds defeated Edon 35-28, Friday, Jan. 19, at Edon.

“In the second half, we played better on both ends of the floor, especially the last part of the game.”

The Blue Bombers (5-9, 5-4 BBC) led 10-4 after one, but Pettisville went into the locker room up 17-15 at the half.

The Birds won the second half 18-13 for the sevenpoint win.

Leppelmeier led all scorers, with 19 points. Beck was also in double figures, with 10.

Claire Radabaugh led Edon, with 12.

The Blue Bombers grabbed 38 rebounds to 29 for PHS, as the Birds shot 30% from the field, including 4-19 from beyond the arc, and Edon shot 26%.

BOX SCORE
PETTISVILLE (45) – Pursel 6,
Graber 4, Leppelmeier 9, Tilley 4,
Foor 6, Beck 9, Schnitkey 7. Totals
18-2-45.
FAYETTE (21) – Ruger 2, Bentley
5, Rufenacht 7, Fruchey 7. Totals 5-
10-21.
PHS 6 21 13 5 – 45
FHS 33510-21
JV: Fayette won 26-24.

PETTISVILLE (33) – Graber 5,
Leppelmeier 13, Tilley 3, Foor 2,
Beck 3, Schnitkey 7. Totals 11-8-33.
SWANTON (40) – Hendricks 2,
Aricka Lutz 7, Nelson 20, Averie
Lutz 4, Taylor 7. Totals 13-5-40.
PHS 98115-33
SHS 71797-40
JV: Swanton won 26-24.

PETTISVILLE (35) – Leppelmeier 19, Tilley 2, Beck 10, Schnitkey
4. Totals 11-9-35.
EDON (28) – Radabaugh 12,
Bloir 4, Gallehue 6, Fogel 2, Maier
4. Totals 11-5-28.
PHS 4 13 6 12 – 35
EHS 105310-28
JV: Edon won 22-14.


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