Girls basketball notebook: Allen East holds off Lincolnview

MIDDLE POINT — With their two top scorers struggling from the field Allen East needed some other players to step up.

Brynn Richardson and Aubrey Young answered the call on Thursday night, drilling a couple of second-half threes during a run that separated the Mustangs (15-2) from Lincolnview (11-8) in a 44-35 win.

Young canned a triple with 11 seconds left in the third quarter, putting Allen East up 33-25. Then Richardson opened up the fourth quarter by hitting a shot from beyond the arc to make it an 11-point game. Both threes came in the midst of an 11-2 run for the Mustangs that spanned nearly seven minutes.

“We practice those shots every day,” Allen East coach Aaron Montgomery said. “They (Young and Richardson) take hundreds of shots a week from that same spot on the court. Sometimes I feel like they’re open in games and they’re a little timid to shoot, so you may not always see that from them, but they practice those shots every day.”

To that point in the game, Savana Brooks and Rilynn Jones, Allen East’s top two scorers, had combined to shoot just 6 of 19 from the floor.

“They were playing tough denial defense (on Rilynn and Savana). They played physical with us when we tried to attack and I didn’t feel like we were being strong enough with the ball. At the same time, they’re two NWC first-teamers, and I really tried to challenge them at halftime to be strong and force them to foul you.”

Brooks (11 points) and Jones (15 points) responded in the fourth quarter with seven of Allen East’s final eight points, including three trips to the free-throw line.

“We wanted to deny everywhere else when they (Brooks and Jones) didn’t have the ball in their hands,” Lincolnview coach Kyle Williams said. “We did a good job on them, but good players are good players. I thought we defended well enough to win, but Allen East is a good team. Sometimes the ball just doesn’t go your way.”

Keira Breese turned in a game-high 17 points for Lincolnview.

Jefferson gets back on track

LEIPSIC – After two consecutive tough losses, Delphos Jefferson coach Denise Lindeman was looking for her squad to get back on track.

On Thursday night at Leipsic, Delphos Jefferson did just that as it rolled to a convincing 60-37 victory over Leipsic in a Northwest Conference matchup.

The game was knotted 5-5, early on.

However, Jefferson quickly responded with a 12-3 run to close out the first quarter and never looked back.

With the win, Delphos Jefferson improved to 15-3 overall and 5-1 in the Northwest Conference. Leipsic fell to 7-9 in all games played, and 1-6 in the NWC.

“It was a great team win,” Lindeman said. “I thought the girls executed much better at the offensive end. (At the) defensive end, I thought our defense was a lot better than previously – Saturday against Ottoville (44-38 loss).”

Lyv Lindeman led Jefferson and all scorers on Thursday with 18 points. Lindeman, who will be playing basketball at Tiffin University next school year, also dished out seven assists and pulled down four rebounds. Lauren French, a 6-foot-3 senior post player had 13 points, 12 rebounds, and one block.

Jazelle Perez paced Leipsic with 16 points, six boards, and one block.

Short-handed Shawnee stumbles

CONVOY — With Grace Freiberger and Sydney Burris sporting crutches on the bench, Shawnee struggled to make anything happen on offense during a 62-22 loss to fourth-ranked Crestview on Tuesday night.

Frieberger missed her first game after tweaking a knee last Saturday against St. Marys and she’s considered to be out indefinitely pending an evaluation of the injury.

Without their all-time leading scorer, Shawnee (7-9) shot just 8 of 34 from the field and turned the ball over 16 times.

Crestview (16-2) entered the game on the heels of a Thursday night win over Delphos Jefferson, one that put them back in the mix for the NWC title.

Crestview coach Mark Gregory said that the main focus for his team since the win over Jefferson has been to avoid any type of let-down loss this week.

“That’s something that we’ve talked about (since Thursday) and it’s one thing to talk about, but it’s another to do it,” he said. “We had some struggles making some shots early in the first quarter, but we tried to focus on our effort and energy. In the third quarter, I thought we did just about everything well.”

The Knights removed all doubt from the outcome of Tuesday night’s matchup with a 27-0 run to start the second half, holding Shawnee scoreless until the 2:56 mark of the fourth quarter.

Cali Gregory led all scorers with 25 points on the evening.

Shawnee got a team-high eight points from Alexis Whetstone.

Ottoville stays sharp

OTTOVILLE — Last week Ottoville suffered a non-league loss to state-ranked Ottawa-Glandorf.

That, along with Saturday’s matchup against Delphos Jefferson, were two of what Ottoville coach Vaughn Horstman calls his team’s “power five” games on the schedule.

On Saturday afternoon at L.W Heckman Gymnasium, Ottoville got a 44-38 win over one of its toughest non-league opponents, handing Jefferson its second-straight loss following a 14-1 start.

“It’s a coaching game where you have to adjust on the fly in ones like this,” Horstman said. “We have another one of these left against Liberty-Benton at the end of the season right before the tournament, and that’s not going to be an easy one either. We play the best of the best in the area every year, and that gets us ready for tournament time.”

Carly Thorbahn paced Ottoville with 11 points, followed by Paige Turnwald’s 10, and Isabelle Furley at nine. Furley and Thorbahn combined for six of their team’s eight 3-point field goals.

Lyv Lindeman, who finished the game with 20 points, scored 10 of those in the second quarter to give her team a 25-19 lead at the break, but Ottoville switched up its defensive game plan at the half and held the visitors to just 5 of 21 from the field the rest of the way.

“We didn’t shoot the ball very well. It’s as simple as that,” said Delphos Jefferson coach Denise Lindeman. “We couldn’t shoot, and we had too many turnovers. Ottoville played a good game today.”

TCC steals win from O-G

OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf had the ball in the hands of the right player and plenty of momentum at the end of Saturday’s game.

But Toledo Central Catholic had Brooklyn Vaughn.

As the Titans’ Karsyn Erford, who’d already scored 20 points in the game, went to make a move at the basket for what would’ve been the winning bucket, Vaughn tapped the ball away and ran upcourt in the closing seconds of TCC’s 56-55 upset victory at Ottawa’s Supreme Court.

“Obviously we wanted to try to get Karsyn to the rim. No. 44 (Vaughn) did a great job,” said Ottawa-Glandorf coach Troy Yant, whose team entered the game ranked No. 2 in the state in Division III. “… She’d been pretty good at getting to the rim all game.”

Vaughn, a 6-foot forward who’s committed to play Division I basketball at Loyola Chicago next year, had also been pretty good all game for the Irish (10-5). She had a double-double with 10 rebounds and 16 points, along with three steals.

“Brooklyn doesn’t surprise me on anything she does,” TCC acting head coach Terry Murnen said. “She’s such a competitor. She wants her teammates to play as hard as she does. She’ll come up with a play, somehow, someway.”

Katie Kaufman scored nine of her 20 points in the fourth quarter. She also finished with nine rebounds and three blocks for the Titans.

Big scorers

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

• Khaliah Luster’s monster 32-point performance carried Perry to an 11-point win over Waynesfield-Goshen.

• Tatelyn Faraglia of Waynesfield-Goshen, a mainstay on this list, scored 28 points against Vanlue. She added 21 points in a loss to Arlington and 20 points in a loss to Perry.

• Carly Thorbahn made a school-record nine threes, finishing with 27 points in Ottoville’s runaway victory over Elida

• Ava Huffman scored a game-high 27 points, leading Pandora-Gilboa to a win over Cardinal Stritch. She also scored 16 points against Liberty Benton.

• Olivia Burkhart of Ada scored a game-high 25 points in a narrow victory over Upper Scioto Valley.

• Clara Goecke of Spencerville set a new career high of 24 points against Bluffton. She also scored 17 points in a loss to Coldwater.

• Lauryn Auchmuty of Columbus Grove dropped 23 points in a win over McComb.

• Kelsie Carlson of Bath outscored LCC all by herself with 21 points in a 52-15 win.

• Emma Will of Delphos St. John’s scored 20 points in a loss to Lincolnview.

• Maggie Pothast of Fort Jennings contributed 20 of her team’s 29 points in a loss to Ayersville.

• Raegan Hutchison of Waynesfield-Goshen had 20 points in a loss to Arlington. She added 18 points in a win over Vanlue.

• Lainey Thomas of Hardin Northern scored 20 points in a double overtime win over Crestline.

• Macee Heckathorn of Kenton led all scorers with 19 points in a three-point loss to Upper Sandusky.

• Ayla Grandey of Bluffton had 18 points in a loss to Riverdale.

• Andrea Burgei of Kalida turned in an 18-point effort in a win over Miller City.

• Savannah Knueven of Pandora-Gilboa turned in 17 points, six rebounds, and four assists against Cardinal Stritch.

• Maisie Strawser scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds for Lima Senior in an overtime loss to Rogers.

• Sadie Larrabee of Kenton scored 16 points in a loss to St. Marys.

• Heidi Keller of Spencerville scored 15 points in a win over Kalida.

• Anya James of Lima Senior had 15 points and eight steals in a loss to Rogers.

• Jordan Schnipke of Miller City tallied 15 points in a loss to Kalida.

• Katie Kaufman paced Ottawa-Glandorf with 15 points in a win over Celina.

• Heidi Trachsel of Hardin Northern had 15 points in a win over Crestline.

• Reagan Allemeier of St. Marys contributed 15 points in a win over Kenton.


Western Buckeye League




St. Marys`5-2`10-8





Van Wert`3-4`5-14



Midwest Athletic Conference


Marion Local`6-2`13-5


St. Henry`5-2`11-5



New Bremen`4-3`9-10


Fort Recovery`2-5`6-12

St. John’s`1-5`4-14

New Knoxville`1-6`2-17

Northwest Conference



Delphos Jefferson`5-1`15-3

Columbus Grove`5-1`14-4

Allen East`4-2`15-2






Northwest Central Conference








Upper Scioto Valley`1-5`5-14

Hardin Northern`1-5`3-15

North Baltimore`0-7`1-16

Putnam County League



Columbus Grove`5-1`14-4



Miller City`3-3`11-6

Pandora – Gilboa`2-3`8-11

Fort Jennings`1-5`3-16


Toledo City Athletic League






Lima Senior`3-4`10-10





Spencerville 48, Kalida 39

Ottoville 70, Elida 44

Ada 48, Upper Scioto Valley 46

Lincolnview 60, St. Johns 46

Columbus Grove 49, McComb 35

Crestview 62, Shawnee 22

Coldwater 58, Van Wert 28

Fairview 50, Miller City 41

Arlington 76, Waynesfield Goshen 57

Jackson Center 43, New Bremen 33

Ayersville 55, Fort Jennings 29

Upper Sandusky 50, Kenton 47

Parkway 41, Paulding 26


Rogers 60, Lima Senior 55


Spencerville 59, Bluffton 32

Crestview 66, Ada 18

Bath 39, Defiance 21

Liberty Benton 68, Pandora-Gilboa 24

Perry 65, Waynesfield Goshen 54

Van Wert 41, Shawnee 25

Ottawa-Glandorf 65, Celina 29

Hardin Northern 57, Crestline 53

St. Marys 60, Kenton 56

Elida 49, Wapakoneta 39

Minster 41, St. John’s 30

Marion Local 39, Parkway 27

Tinora 58, Hicksville 24

Ayersville 48, Antwerp 25

Wayne Trace 33, Edgerton 28

Versailles 48, Coldwater 33

New Bremen 42, New Knoxville 22


Bath at St. Henry, 1 p.m.

Columbus Grove at Arlington, 1 p.m.

Wayne Trace at Miller City, 1 p.m.

Perry at Allen East, 1:30 p.m.

Pandora-Gilboa at Kalida, 1:30 p.m.

Ottoville at Leipsic, 1:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 5

Miller City at Delphos Jefferson, 7:30 p.m.

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

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Calvary Christian at Ada, 6 p.m.

Paulding at Ottoville, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 8

Delphos St. John’s at St. Henry, 7 p.m.

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

Leipsic at Ada, 7:30 p.m.

Spencerville at Allen East, 7:30 p.m.

Wapakoneta at Bath, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Elida at St. Marys, 7:30 p.m.

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

Waynesfield-Goshen at Ridgedale, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 10

Shawnee at LCC, 1 p.m.

Allen East at Botkins, 1:30 p.m.

Leipsic at Kalida, 1:30 p.m.

Miller City at Van Buren, 1:30 p.m.



LCC 50, Wapakoneta 38

Lima Senior 79, Mansfield Senior 65

Bath 55, Perry 43

Elida 61, Bryan 42

Minster 45, Marion Local 39

Leipsic 54, McComb 53


Columbus Grove 50, Van Buren 46


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Delphos St. John’s at Minster 7 p.m.

Liberty-Benton at Pandora-Gilboa 7:15 p.m.

Crestview at Ada, 7:30 p.m.

Lincolnview at Allen East, 7:30 p.m.

Defiance at Bath, 7:30 p.m.

Spencerville at Bluffton, 7:30 p.m.

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

Wapakoneta at Elida, 7:30 p.m.

Miller City at Fort Jennings, 7:30 p.m.

Kalida at Ottoville, 7:30 p.m.

Celina at Ottawa-Glandorf. 7:30 p.m.

Waynesfield-Goshen at Perry, 7:30 p.m.

Shawnee at Van Wert, 7:30 p.m.

Temple Christian at Hardin Northern, 7:30 p.m.


Lincolnview at Delphos St. John’s, 3 p.m.

Bath at Bryan, 4:30 p.m.

New Knoxville at Spencerville, 6 p.m.

Pandora-Gilboa at Bluffton, 6:30 p.m.

Continental at Columbus Grove, 6:30 p.m.

Miller City at Riverdale, 7 p.m.

Kenton at Allen East, 7:30 p.m.

Delphos Jefferson at Waynesfield-Goshen, 7:30 p.m.

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

Kalida at Wayne Trace, 7:30 p.m.

Ottoville at Paulding, 7:30 p.m.

Ada at North Baltimore, 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 6

New Bremen at Bath, 7:30 p.m.

Pandora-Gilboa at Columbus Grove, 7:30 p.m.

Delphos Jefferson at Fort Jennings, 7:30 p.m.

Elida at Findlay, 7:30 p.m.

Lima Senior at Trotwood-Madison, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 9

St. Henry at Delphos St. John’s, 7 p.m.

Kalida at Miller City, 7 p.m.

Ada at Leipsic, 7:30 p.m.

Allen East at Spencerville, 7:30 p.m.

Bath at Wapakoneta, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

St. Marys at Elida, 7:30 p.m.

LCC at Crestview, 7:30 p.m.

Thurgood Marshall at Lima Senior, 7:30 p.m.

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

Ottoville at Continental, 7:30 p.m.

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

Elgin at Perry, 7:30 p.m.

Temple Christian at North Baltimore, 7:30 p.m.

Ridgedale at Waynesfield-Goshen, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 10

Kalida at Wapakoneta, 5:30 p.m.

Marion Local at Spencerville, 6 p.m.

Temple Christian at McComb, 6 p.m.

Bluffton at Riverdale, 6:30 p.m.

Columbus Grove at Waynesfield-Goshen, 6:30 p.m.

Fort Jennings at Allen East, 7:30 p.m.

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

Upper Scioto Valley at Pandora-Gilboa, 7:30 p.m.

Perry at Kenton, 7:30 p.m.

Botkins at Shawnee, 7:30 p.m.

Lima Senior vs Lutheran West (at O-G Winter Classic), 3:15 p.m.

Delphos St. John’s vs Dunbar (at O-G Winter Classic), TBA

Ottawa-Glandorf vs Troy Christian (at O-G Winter Classic), 6:45 p.m.