Ottoville rolls past Fort Jennings 76-39

FORT JENNNGS – The Putnam County League girls basketball schedule tipped off on Tuesday night as the Ottoville Big Green traveled less than three miles down the road to take on the Fort Jennings Musketeers. The Green used balanced scoring as four players hit double digits on their way to a dominant 76-39 victory.

Carly Thorbahn and Isabell Furley led the way with 17 points each, Brooklyn Koester contributed 14 and Erica Thorbahn added 13 in the win. Maggie Pothast led the Musketeers with 11 points.

“We tried to pick up the defensive pressure, we get running. We like to play fast and see if teams can keep us with us.“ Ottoville coach Vaughn Horstman said.

The Big Green set the tone early, after trading baskets on the first two possessions of the contest, the guests went on a 15-2 spurt before the Musketeers’ Autumn Cavelege broke up the streak with a shot from the elbow to make it a 17-6 contest with 59 seconds left in the first quarter.

“That is always our goal to start out strong, if you don’t there is no stopping. It is a team game, we have to keep moving the ball if you don’t do that you aren’t going to get the open shots,” Furley said

Ottoville continued to pour on the offense in the second quarter, tallying 21 points – including 10 points from Carly Thorbahn.

The Thorbahns (Erica to Carly) connected on a pass and hoop with 5:06 to go in the half; extending the Big Green advantage to 31-8. Furly nailed the fifth triple of the contest for the guests later in the quarter.

Down 40-13 at the half, the Musketeers looked to come out in the third with a bit more intensity and for the most part they did. Jennings scored as many points in the third as they had in the first half, putting up 14 in the frame with Pothast hitting 11, including 3 of 4 from the foul line.

“We are trying to get some post play and tried to get the ball inside. But they have some big girls down there and it was hard to us to get the ball inside tonight. We work hard, but it’s the nature of the beast when you play fast you are going to give up points. We are trying to work on that,” Horstman said.

The Big Green finished the contest as they started adding 22 more in the final quarter, finishing with 11 3-pointers. Ottoville improved to 4-1 on the season, while the Musketeers fell to 1-3.

Area Roundup

Girls Basketball

Shawnee 70,

Waynesfield-Goshen 40

Grace Freiberger scored 26 points and had 7 steals for Shawnee. Sydney Burris scored 14 points.

Raegan Hutchison scored 14 points for Waynesfield-Goshen and Tatelyn Faraglia had 12 points.

Miller City 80,

Cory-Rawson 34

Maddie Erford scored 20 points, Hailey Warnimont had 11 points and Lou Michel scored 10 for the Wildcats.

Columbus Grove 58,

Continental 4

Lauryn Auchmuty scored 17 points, including 4 3-pointers, for Columbus Grove. Abby Stechschulte had 9 points.

Columbus Grove (3-0, 1-0 Putnam County League) had 10 3-pointers and led 41-2 at halftime.

Kalida 41,

Coldwater 34

Coldwater led 20-12 at halftime but Kalida outscored the Cavaliers 18-4 in the third quarter.

Ada 42,

Hardin Northern 28

Mariah King (14 points) and Autumn Andreasen (10 points) led Ada.

Boys Basketball

Miller City 61,

Swanton 31

Andon Ruhe scored 14 points and Jude Otto had 10 points for the Wildcats (1-1) in their non-league win.

Boys Bowling

Shawnee 2,485

Elida 2,297

Seth Gilbert (333), Parker Larimore (332) and Mason Burgess (311) led Shawnee. Owen Steidl had a 212 game.

Ethan Ramsdall had a two-game series of 368, including a 215 game. Landen Crates had a 332 and Xavier Boop finished at 302.

Girls Bowling

Fostoria 1,818

Kenton 1,466

Karin Hopkins had a 318 series, including a 170 game. Mackenzie Kuel had a 301 series, including a 168 game.