The Archbold girls basketball team defeated Pettisville in an exciting 55-49 win, Saturday, Dec. 22, in The Bird Cage.
The Streaks started the week at the Defiance Clinic Classic, Monday, Dec. 17 and Tuesday, Dec. 18. They beat Defiance 48-38 in the semifinal, but lost to Tinora in the championship game, 59-50.
Archbold is 7-4 on the season.
AHS 55, Pettisville 49
The Blue Streaks took charge and scored the game’s first four points.
Pettisville called a time-out after Dani Newman passed the ball to Adi Lange, who scored for an 8-2 lead. With more than two minutes left in the first quarter, Abbey Graber raised the score to 14-6, causing another PHS time-out.
A Newman drive to the basket gave AHS an 18-10 lead at the end of one.
Pettisville pulled within three, 18-15, as the Birds sank a three-pointer and a deuce. As time expired, the Streaks were ahead 24-22.
AHS didn’t come out of the locker room as strong as it did in the first quarter, and Pettisville took advantage. PHS tied the score at 26, causing Kevin Miller, AHS coach, to take a time-out.
The Blackbirds then scored a trey and another bucket to give them a five-point lead, 31-26.
With less than a minute and a half left, Lange sank two free throws to close within one.
PHS sank one free throw and led by two, 34-32, at the end of the third quarter.
The Streaks built a good lead toward the end of the fourth, and with less than a minute left, the Birds started to foul to stop the clock.
Graber made one of two foul shots. Pettisville drove the ball and put up a quick three for a 49-44 score.
PHS called a quick time-out with 36.3 seconds left.
Graber was fouled again and sank both ends of a one-andone. Pettisville again scored a quick three, followed by a timeout.
There were 20.9 seconds left and the score was within four points, 51-47.
Bri Wyse was fouled and was successful at both her foul shots. PHS followed with a bucket.
The Birds called their third time-out in 30 seconds. With 6.2 seconds left, they were within four points.
Pettisville fouled Graber with 5.0 seconds left. The Blue Streak made both of her free throws to seal the game, 55-49.
“It was an excellent high school basketball game,” said Miller. “Both teams played hard and had a lot of runs.
“We moved the ball much more effectively tonight and took the ball to the basket strong in the second half.”
Lange led all scorers with 19 points. Newman had 16 and Graber scored 12.
The Archbold junior varsity was also successful, winning 49- 28.
Clinic Classic AHS 48, Defiance 38
Archbold had a 14-6 lead after one and 26-21 at the half. The Bulldogs outscored AHS 10-6 in the third to close the score to 32-31 after three.
Eight of Archbold’s 16 fourthquarter points were made at the free-throw line, giving them the 10-point win.
“It was nice to see us shoot the ball better than we have been,” said Miller. “The kids did a nice job of taking care of the ball and showed a lot of poise at the foul line as well.”
The Streaks made 15 of 20 foul shots.
Graber led all scorers with 13 points; she also had eight of the Blue Streaks’ 37 rebounds. Lange scored 10 points.
Tinora 59, AHS 50
“Tinora did a great job of moving the basketball,” said Miller. “They penetrated well, had a good inside/outside game, and did an excellent job of finding the open person.”
The Rams led 19-15 after one and 27-23 at the half. The difference was five, 42-37 after three. Two three-pointers and converting 5/7 free throws in the fourth quarter gave Tinora the 59-50 win.
Graber led the Streaks with 12 points.
Hailey Galvan led Archbold’s rebounding effort, picking up six of the team’s 27.
ARCHBOLD (55) – Newman 16, B. Wyse 2, Lange 19, Graber 12, Galvan 6. Totals 20-15-55.
PETTISVILLE (49) – K. Weber 2, Short 6, Spotts 10, Nofziger 10, King 19, B. Weber 2. Totals 19-6-49.
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Reserve score: Archbold won 49-28.
ARCHBOLD (48) – Dani Newman 4, B. Wyse 4, Lange 10, L. Wyse 2, S. Wyse 6, Graber 13, Galvan 2, Schaub 7. Totals 15-15-48.
DEFIANCE (38) – Gonzales 7, Riedel 4, Fett 2, Lehman 3, McDonald 7, Tolbert 10, Schrag 5. Totals 16-4-38.
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ARCHBOLD (50) – Dani Newman 2, Frank 2, B. Wyse 4, Lange 9, Devin Newman 2, S. Wyse 5, Graber 12, Galvan 9, Schaub 5. Totals 20-9-50.
TINORA (59) – Daman 3, Meyer 2, Eberle 6, Roberts 18, Shawley 9, Flory 2, Weber 4, Strausbaugh 10, Timmons 5. Totals 20-15-59.
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