Girls basketball: Elida uses fourth-quarter surge to defeat Bluffton

By Staff Reports -

BLUFFTON — Elida outscored the host Pirates 14-6 in the fourth quarter for a 53-45 girls high school basketball victory Saturday.

The Bulldogs, who erased a 14-7 first quarter deficit to tie the game at 30 at halftime, also connected 15 of 18 free throw attempts. Amira Freeman, who converted on all eight of her free throw attempts, had 18 points and Ephifany Johnson scored 15 for Elida. Laykin Garmatter (15), Libby Schaadt (12) and Kylie Monday (10) each scored in double digits for Bluffton (9-2).

Columbus Grove 38,

Ottoville 32

COLUMBUS GROVE — Angel Schneider had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Kenzie King contributed eight points, five assists and three steals for Grove, which moved to 9-2 overall and 3-0 in the Putnam County League. Nicole Knippen had 11 points for the visiting Big Green (7-4, 2-1 PCL).

Wapakoneta 54,

Kalida 41

WAPAKONETA — The host Redskins built a 17-8 advantage by the end of the first quarter. Makenzie Wilson had 16 points and eight rebounds and Kassi Saunders scored 13 and finished with eight rebounds for Wapak. Grace Klausing had 14 points and six rebounds and Kathryn Siebeneck scored nine for the Wildcats.

Bath 63,

St. Henry 18

BATH TOWNSHIP — Chandler Clark and Madelyn Renner each had 12 points and Lexi Renner scored 11 and finished with 12 rebounds for the host Wildkittens. Ruby Bolon also had nine rebounds for Bath. Alyssa Buscher had nine points and six rebounds and Addy Vaughn had seven rebounds for St. Henry.

Vanlue 48,

Waynesfield-Goshen 34

WAYNESFIELD — Jaelyn Schultz had 13 points and Jordan Elliott scored seven for W-G.

Minster 61,

Lincolnview 31

MINSTER — Ivy Wolf and Janae Hoying each had 13 points for the host Wildcats. Jordan Decker had nine points and Brianna Ebel scored seven for the Lancers.

Arlington 62,

Hardin Northern 36

ARLINGTON — Maddie Grappy had 23 points for Hardin Northern (4-7).

Kenton 70, Ada 41

ADA — Jenna Manns (20), Lindsey Smith (17) and Makenzie Bays (12) each scored in double digits for the Wildcats. Courtney Sumner and Miranda Wills each had 14 points for the Bulldogs.

By Staff Reports

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