Girls basketball notebook: Shawnee’s fast start; defense carries Perry; Auchmuty lifts CG

Shawnee started its game against Elida with a 20-5 run in the first 5 1/2 minutes on its way to a 60-46 win in girls basketball on Thursday night.

Grace Freiberger scored 26 points, while Alexis Whetstone added a season-high 15 points. Freiberger had also scored 26 points in the Indians’ 70-40 win against Waynesfield-Goshen on Tuesday night, including 16 in the midst of a 21-8 second-quarter run.

“We’ve been in a bit of a (shooting) slump lately, so that was good for us,” Shawnee coach Rachel Rumbaugh said after the Elida game.

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Defensive dominance

Perry (2-2, 1-0 in the Northwest Central Conference) forced 28 turnovers against Ridgemont on its way to a 48-27 girls basketball victory Thursday night.

“We played hard for most of the game. But we came out, I think, a little soft in the first quarter, but we picked it up as the game went on and created some turnovers,” Perry coach Ted Patton said after the game.

“I think that is our strength this year – playing good defense, getting them to turn the ball over and then running the floor. I think we do a good job with that.”

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Last-minute heroics

Columbus Grove’s Lauryn Auchmuty hit the game-winning basket with five seconds remaining in overtime to lead Columbus Grove to a 53-51 OT victory at Allen East in girls basketball.

Auchmuty led her team with 22 points, including three 3-pointers for the Bulldogs (4-0, 1-0 NWC). Allen East countered with Rilynn Jones’ 18 points and Savana Brooks’ 17.

Auchmuty also scored 17 points in Columbus Grove’s 58-4 win against Continental. She hit four 3-pointers in that game.

Sharing the load

Ottoville had four players score in double-digits in its 76-39 win against Fort Jennings on Tuesday night in a battle of Putnam County League girls basketball foes separated by about three miles.

Carly Thorbahn (17), Isabell Furley (17), Brooklyn Koester (14) and Eric Thorbahn (13) each topped 10 points in the victory for the Big Green, who are off to a 4-1 start this year.

“That is always our goal, to start out strong,” Furley said after the game. “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.”

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Big scorers

Several area girls basketball players topped the 15-point plateau in recent games:

• Lyv Lindeman tallied 24 points in Delphos Jefferson’s 62-34 win against Anwerp on Tuesday night. She followed that up with 15 points Thursday in a win at Spencerville, 52-40.

• Maddie Erford scored 20 points in Miller City’s 80-34 win against Cory-Rawson on Tuesday.

• Lincolnview’s Keira Breese had 18 points in a 65-30 win against Ada on Thursday.

• Claire Foust scored 16 points and had 20 rebounds in Bath’s 41-19 win at Van Wert on Thursday.

• Kalida’s Meredith Bockrath tallied 16 points in the Wildcats’ 41-34 win against Coldwater on Tuesday.

• Spencerville’s Briley Cook had a career-high 15 points in the 52-40 loss to Delphos Jefferson on Thursday.

• Wapakoneta’s Elisabeth Good tallied 15 points in the Redskins’ 47-29 win against New Knoxville on Tuesday.

• Kaitlyn Kimmet’s 15 points led Ottawa-Glandorf to a 56-40 win at Kenton on Thursday.


Western Buckeye League


Bath `1-0 `4-0

Ottawa-Glandorf `1-0 `3-0

Shawnee `1-0 `2-2

Wapakoneta `1-0 `2-2

St. Marys `1-0 `2-2

Kenton `0-1 `2-2

Celina `0-1 `1-2

Van Wert `0-1 `1-3

Elida `0-1 `0-4

Defiance `0-1 `0-5

Northwest Conference


Delphos Jefferson `1-0 `5-0

Crestview `1-0 `5-0

Columbus Grove `1-0 `4-0

Lincolnview `1-0 `2-1

Bluffton `0-0 `2-2

Allen East `0-1 `4-1

Ada `0-1 `3-2

Leipsic `0-1 `3-1

Spencerville `0-1 `2-2

Northwest Central Conference


Perry `1-0 `2-2

Waynesfield-Goshen `0-0 `1-1

Cory-Rawson `1-0 `2-4

Hardin Northern `1-0 `1-2

Elgin `0-0 `3-0

Ridgedale `0-0 `2-2

Upper Scioto Valley `0-1 `1-3

Ridgemont `0-1 `0-5

North Baltimore `0-1 `1-3

Putnam County League

Columbus Grove `1-0 `4-0

Leipsic `1-0 `3-1

Ottoville `0-0 `4-1

Miller City `0-0 `2-1

Kalida `0-0 `2-2

Fort Jennings `0-0 `1-3

Pandora-Gilboa `0-1 `0-3

Continental `0-1 `0-4


Tuesday, Dec. 5

Ada 42, Hardin Northern 28

Columbus Grove 58, Continental 4

Delphos Jefferson 62, Antwerp 34

Kalida 41, Coldwater 34

Miller City 80, Cory-Rawson 34

Ottoville 76, Fort Jennings 39

Shawnee 70, Waynesfield-Goshen 40

Spencerville 39, Elida 29

Wapakoneta 47, New Knoxville 29


Arcadia 52, Pandora-Gilboa 23

Bath 41, Van Wert 19

Bluffton 64, Lima Central Catholic 20

Columbus Grove 53, Allen East 51, OT

Crestview 57, Leipsic 22

Delphos Jefferson 52, Spencerville 40

Hardin Northern 33, North Baltimore 25

Lincolnview 65, Ada 30

Marion Local 48, Delphos St. John’s 15

Minster 35, Coldwater 22

New Bremen 40, Fort Recovery 29

Parkway 47, New Knoxville 26

Ottawa-Glandorf 56, Kenton 40

Perry 48, Ridgemont 27

Tinora 46, Continental 7

Wapakoneta 56, Defiance 40


Crestview at Delphos St. John’s, 1:30 p.m.

Fairview at Ottawa-Glandorf, 12:30 p.m.

Kalida at Elida, 1:30 p.m.

Lima Senior at Lima Central Catholic, 1 p.m.

Miller City at Pandora-Gilboa, 1:30 p.m.

Ottoville at Bluffton, 1:30 p.m.

Perry at Ada, 1:30 p.m.

Riverdale at Columbus Grove, 2:30 p.m.


Pandora-Gilboa at Perry, 4:30 p.m.

Lima Senior at Woodward, 7:30 p.m.

Miller City at Antwerp, 7:30 p.m.


Van Wert at Spencerville, 7 p.m.

Riverdale at Ada, 7:30 p.m.

Lincolnview at Elida, 7:30 p.m.

Leipsic at Fort Jennings, 7:30 p.m.

Ottawa-Glandorf at Liberty-Benton, 7:30 p.m.

Shawnee at New Knoxville, 7:30 p.m.


Ada at Columbus Grove, 7:30 p.m.

Allen East at Van Buren, 7:30 p.m.

Crestview at Spencerville, 7 p.m.

Delphos Jefferson at Bluffton, 7:30 p.m.

Delphos St. John’s at New Knoxville, 7 p.m.

Emmanuel Christian at Lima Central Catholic, 7:30 p.m.

Kenton at Elida, 7:30 p.m.

Ottoville at Miller City, 7 p.m.

Riverdale at Pandora-Gilboa, 7:15 p.m.

Shawnee at Bath, 7:30 p.m.

Wapakoneta at Ottawa-Glandorf, 7:30 p.m.

Waynesfield-Goshen at Upper Scioto Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Wayne Trace at Lima Senior, 7:30 p.m.



Tuesday, Dec. 5

Allen East 71, 59

Miller City 61, Swanton 31


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Arcadia at Pandora-Gilboa

Allen East at Lima Central Catholic

Columbus Grove at Ottoville

Crestview at Shawnee

Delphos St. John’s at Kalida

Fairview at Delphos Jefferson

Holgate at Miller CIty

Lima Senior at Scott

North Central at Fort Jennings

Ottawa-Glandorf at Bluffton

Spencerville at Elida

Waynesfield-Goshen at New Knoxville


Ada at McComb, 6 p.m.

Elida at Delphos St. John’s, 7:30 p.m.

Fort Jennings at Spencerville, 6:30 p.m.

Kalida at Archbold, 7:30 p.m.

Lima Central Catholic at Celina, 7:30 p.m.

Minster at Wapakoneta, 7:30 p.m.

Ottoville at Bath, 6 p.m.

Perry at Delphos Jefferson, 7:30 p.m.

St. Henry at Shawnee, 7:30 p.m.

Temple Christian at Arlington, 5:45 p.m.

Van Buren at Ottawa-Glandorf, 6 p.m.


Antwerp at Ottoville, 7:30 p.m.

Kalida at Pandora-Gilboa, 7:30 p.m.

Patrick Henry at Miller City, 7 p.m.

Whitmer at Lima Senior, 7:30 p.m.