Boys basketball: Ottawa-Glandorf latest ranked team to fall to Findlay


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Ottawa-Glandorf’s Owen Hiegel looks to put up a shot against Findlay’s Chris Strzempka during Saturday night’s game at Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium in Ottawa.

Ottawa-Glandorf’s Owen Hiegel looks to put up a shot against Findlay’s Chris Strzempka during Saturday night’s game at Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium in Ottawa.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Ottawa-Glandorf’s Carter Heringhaus drives against Findlay’s Ryan Roth during Saturday night’s game at Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium in Ottawa.

Ottawa-Glandorf’s Carter Heringhaus drives against Findlay’s Ryan Roth during Saturday night’s game at Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium in Ottawa.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Ottawa-Glandorf’s Brennen Blevins drives against Findlay’s Max Roth during Saturday night’s game at Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium in Ottawa.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

OTTAWA — Two nights. Two state-ranked opponents. Two impressive victories for Findlay’s boys basketball team.

Twenty-four hours after a dominating performance in an 81-63 win over Lima Senior on Friday, the Trojans rolled to a 92-67 win at Ottawa-Glandorf on Saturday night.

Home losses are a rarity for O-G. Home losses by 25 points are even more rare.

A.J. Adams scored 39 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead Findlay (9-3). Chris Strzempka scored 22 points and Ryan Nunn had 19 points. Adams, a 6-4 sophomore, was 15 of 19 on field goals and 7 of 7 on free throws.

Owen Hiegel’s 28 points led Ottawa-Glandorf (9-2). Ethan White and Brennan Blevins both scored 11 points.

O-G came into the game ranked No. 6 in Division III in The Associated Press state boys basketball rankings. Its only loss before Saturday night was by one point, 77-76, on Dec. 22 at Archbold. Lima Senior was ranked No. 10 in Division I.

Findlay, which had shot 67 percent on field goals against Lima Senior, shot 65 percent (34 of 52) on Saturday night and did not miss a free throw, hitting 18 of 18.

Ottawa-Glandorf’s only lead in the game was at 2-0 on a 15-footer by Hiegel in the first minute of the game.

Findlay jumped out to a 25-13 lead after one quarter and was up 52-29 by halftime. O-G cut the lead down to 16 points at 64-48 on a hoop and a free throw by Hiegel with a minute and a half to go in the third quarter, but could not get any closer.

Ottawa-Glandorf was 23 of 57 on field goals (40 percent) and hit 16 of 21 on free throws.

Next up for the Titans is a game at Celina on Friday night and a trip to Lima Senior on Saturday night. Findlay is at home against Toledo St. John’s on Friday night.

Ottawa-Glandorf’s Owen Hiegel looks to put up a shot against Findlay’s Chris Strzempka during Saturday night’s game at Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium in Ottawa.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/01/web1_OG-vs-Findlay-RP-002.jpgOttawa-Glandorf’s Owen Hiegel looks to put up a shot against Findlay’s Chris Strzempka during Saturday night’s game at Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium in Ottawa. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Ottawa-Glandorf’s Carter Heringhaus drives against Findlay’s Ryan Roth during Saturday night’s game at Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium in Ottawa.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/01/web1_OG-vs-Findlay-RP-004.jpgOttawa-Glandorf’s Carter Heringhaus drives against Findlay’s Ryan Roth during Saturday night’s game at Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium in Ottawa. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Ottawa-Glandorf’s Brennen Blevins drives against Findlay’s Max Roth during Saturday night’s game at Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium in Ottawa.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/01/web1_OG-vs-Findlay-RP-006.jpgOttawa-Glandorf’s Brennen Blevins drives against Findlay’s Max Roth during Saturday night’s game at Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium in Ottawa. Richard Parrish | The Lima News

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