Roundup: Shawnee clamps down on Elida


Indians hold Bulldogs to two points in second quarter

By Jose Nogueras - jnogueras@aimmediamidwest.com



Shawnee’s Grace Freiberger puts up a shot against Elida’s Hadassah Johnson during Thursday night’s game at Shawnee.

Shawnee’s Grace Freiberger puts up a shot against Elida’s Hadassah Johnson during Thursday night’s game at Shawnee.


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Elida’s Elli Mitchell puts up a shot against Shawnee’s Hailee Conrad during Thursday night’s game at Shawnee.

Elida’s Elli Mitchell puts up a shot against Shawnee’s Hailee Conrad during Thursday night’s game at Shawnee.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Shawnee’s Zoe Best shoots puts up a shot during Thursday night’s game against Elida at Shawnee.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Elida’s Addisyn Freeman puts up a shot against Shawnee’s Hailee Conrad, left, and Zoe Best during Thursday night’s game at Shawnee.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Shawnee’s Hailee Conrad puts up a shot against Elida’s Hadassah Johnson during Thursday night’s game at Shawnee.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Two points.

Shawnee held Elida to two free throws in the second quarter to help the Indians pull away and capture a 67-28 win against the Bulldogs in the Western Buckeye League opener for both teams.

Shawnee improves to 4-0 on the season and Elida drops to 0-3 overall.

Elida held a 9-8 lead after the first four minutes of the game, but then the Indians’ defense shifted into high gear. Spearheaded by its full court press, the Indians began to force Bulldog turnovers and convert transition buckets. By the end of the first quarter, Shawnee had opened up a 21-14 lead.

In the second quarter, the Indians’ clamp down defense took over. In addition to forcing a number of turnovers as the Bulldogs tried to bring the ball up court, the Indian half court zone defense also proved effective in not contesting every Elida shot.

Shawnee head coach Rachel Rumbaugh said the team’s transition defense was the key to the win.

“We thrive on transition defense,” Rumbaugh said. “We did a good job of forcing turnovers and score a lot of points off turnovers.”

Rumbaugh added that it was not the prettiest of wins with Shawnee having 17 turnovers on the night but said this was a good way to start the WBL

“That is the most turnovers we have had in our first three games,” Rumbaugh said. “We still have things to work on.”

Elida nearly went from the 4:09 mark to the 3:21 mark in the third quarter before scoring another field goal. In that time the Bulldogs made three free throws.

Shawnee’s offense was led by Grace Freiberger who pumped in 21 points and Zoe Best added 19 points and grabbed six rebounds. Cece Worsham added 10 points.

Coming off the bench and providing quality minutes was Zoe Smith who grabbed a team leading eight rebounds and scored four points and Tessa Stahler who snared five rebounds and four points.

Elida’s Elli Mitchell scored 11 points.

“Our girls that came off the bench did a really good job,” Rumbaugh said.

Delphos Jefferson 41,

Spencerville 30

SPENCERVILLE — Lyv Lindeman had 16 points, Alycia Lindeman scored 12 and Lauren French had 15 rebounds for Jefferson. Lily Goecke had seven points and Kirsten Wurst, Gabi Croft and Emme Prine each scored six for Spencerville.

Bath 46, Van Wert 35

VAN WERT — Ava Craddock had 25 points and Claire Foust scored 13 and grabbed seven rebounds for Bath. Anne Oliver contributed 12 rebounds also for the Wildkittens. Sofi Houg had 13 points and Kyra Welch scored 11 for Van Wert.

Lincolnview 68, Ada 39

MIDDLE POINT — Makayla Jackson (19), Kendall Bollenbacher (15) and Zadria King (13) all scored in double digits for Lincolnview. Courtney Sumner had 23 points and Mariah King and Olivia Burkhart each scored six for Ada.

Coldwater 44,

Delphos St. John’s 25

DELPHOS — Becca Wenning had 16 points and Riley Rismiller scored 10 for Coldwater. Emma Will had 12 points and Abby Kerner scored seven for DSJ.

Bluffton 59,

Fort Jennings 19

FORT JENNINGS — Kylie Stackhouse (14), Riley Eachus (13) and Sami Scoles (10) each scored in double digits for the Pirates. Rachel VonSosson had six points for the Musketeers.

New Knoxville 43,

Marion Local 38

MARIA STEIN — No other information was reported about this game by deadline.

Parkway 47, St. Henry 32

ROCKFORD — Gabrielle Stober had 20 points and nine rebounds, Allison Hughes had 10 points and 19 rebounds and Paige Williamson scored 10 for the Panthers. Claire Wendel had 10 points for St. Henry.

Crestview 59, Leipsic 42

LEIPSIC — Laci McCoy (20), Myia Etzler (14), Ellie Kline (10) and Cali Gregory (10) each scored in double digits for the visiting Knights. Ava Henry had 14 points and Whitney Langhals scored eight for the Vikings.

New Bremen 44, Fort Recovery 32

FORT RECOVERY — Kaylee Freund had 14 points and Abi Powers scored eight for the visiting Cardinals. Grace Guggenbiller had nine points and Cali Wendel scored eight for the Indians.

St. Marys 70, Celina 29

CELINA — Kendall Dieringer (18), Noelle Ruane (17) and Morgan Hesse (12) each scored in double digits for the Roughriders. Payton Bertke had 13 points and Ava Knapke scored six for the Bulldogs.

Columbus Grove 58, Allen East 52

COLUMBUS GROVE — Kenzie King had 23 points and four assists and Lauryn Auchmuty (12) and Savanah Ridenour (10) each scored in double digits for Grove. Savana Brooks had 18 points and Kennedy Truex scored 14 for Allen East.

Wapakoneta 51, Defiance 24

DEFIANCE — Allie Wilson and Alyssa Harrod each had 14 points for Wapak.

North Baltimore 44, Pandora-Gilboa 38

NORTH BALTIMORE — Lacie Fenstermaker had 20 points and 14 rebounds and Taelor Miller scored nine for P-G.

Botkins 59, Waynesfield-Goshen 22

WAYNESFIELD — Chloe Baumgardner had eight points for W-G.

Wrestling

Elida 42, Shawnee 33

ELIDA — Elida’s Skyler Kirk (126 pounds), Shanndon Smith (132), Parker Guth (144), Matthew Schum (150) and Conner Douglass (165) and Shawnee’s Elliot Beerline (190), Champ Keysor (285) and Ben Bullock (157) all recorded pins.

Boys bowling

Celina 2,409, Versailles 2,391

VERSAILLES —Britt Hole had the high game (273) and series (537) for Celina at McBo’s Lanes.

Girls bowling

Celina 1,927, Versailles 1,919

VERSAILLES — McKenzie Houts had the high game (193) and Amy Hartings had the high series (377) for Celina at McBo’s Lanes.

Shawnee’s Grace Freiberger puts up a shot against Elida’s Hadassah Johnson during Thursday night’s game at Shawnee.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/12/web1_Shawnee-vs-Elida-002.jpgShawnee’s Grace Freiberger puts up a shot against Elida’s Hadassah Johnson during Thursday night’s game at Shawnee. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Elida’s Elli Mitchell puts up a shot against Shawnee’s Hailee Conrad during Thursday night’s game at Shawnee.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/12/web1_Shawnee-vs-Elida-005.jpgElida’s Elli Mitchell puts up a shot against Shawnee’s Hailee Conrad during Thursday night’s game at Shawnee. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Shawnee’s Zoe Best shoots puts up a shot during Thursday night’s game against Elida at Shawnee.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/12/web1_Shawnee-vs-Elida-001.jpgShawnee’s Zoe Best shoots puts up a shot during Thursday night’s game against Elida at Shawnee. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Elida’s Addisyn Freeman puts up a shot against Shawnee’s Hailee Conrad, left, and Zoe Best during Thursday night’s game at Shawnee.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/12/web1_Shawnee-vs-Elida-006.jpgElida’s Addisyn Freeman puts up a shot against Shawnee’s Hailee Conrad, left, and Zoe Best during Thursday night’s game at Shawnee. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Shawnee’s Hailee Conrad puts up a shot against Elida’s Hadassah Johnson during Thursday night’s game at Shawnee.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/12/web1_Shawnee-vs-Elida-003.jpgShawnee’s Hailee Conrad puts up a shot against Elida’s Hadassah Johnson during Thursday night’s game at Shawnee. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Indians hold Bulldogs to two points in second quarter

By Jose Nogueras

jnogueras@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Jose Nogueras at 567-242-0451.

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