Big Third Quarter Propels Shawnee Past Riders 54-34
ST. MARYS — Shawnee made a lot of shots in the third quarter and the Indians usually corralled the ones that did miss the mark in a 54-34 win over the St. Marys girls basketball team on Thursday at Memorial High School.
Shawnee (2-4, 1-1 WBL) grabbed 18 offensive rebounds in the game and exploded for 25 points in the third quarter to win its first Western Buckeye League game.
“It seemed like every time they took a shot and missed that first shot, they got that second chance and were able to put it in. That’s what killed us,” St. Marys head coach Kelly Fulmer said. “We have to get better at boxing out and we have to recognize that rotation and making sure we’re boxing somebody out in the third and fourth quarters.”
Shawnee went 10 of 15 from the floor in the third quarter and guard Kaitlyn Gronas knocked down three of four 3-pointers in the period. Gronas finished with a game-high 15 points and was four of eight from beyond the arc.
St. Marys' Lee Ann Bertke scored a team-high 14 points on 7 of 11 shooting with five offensive rebounds.
“Lee played excellent,” Fulmer said. “She’s a senior, she was motivated and ready to go. She got the ball and was strong with it and scored some basket. It’s nice to have a senior step up and do something like that.”
Erika Angstmann added nine points, Reagan Aller and Mallory Kill scored four points apiece and Quincy Rable had two points. The Roughriders host Piqua on Saturday with a noon junior varsity tip-off.
Jaden Marlowe added 10 points and Maryssa Hershler had nine points for Shawnee, which travels to Delphos St. John’s next Monday.
BATH 65, CELINA 27
Tara Herr scored 18 points to lead Bath to a 65-27 win over the Celina girls basketball team on Thursday. Heather Heiby led Celina with seven points. Leah Bihn added six for the Bulldogs, who fell to 0-7. Bath is 5-0, 2-0 in the WBL.
WAPAKONETA 62, KENTON 43
The Redskins moved above .500 with a 62-43 win over Kenton on Thursday.
Wapakoneta improves to 3-2 and 2-0 in the WBL.
O-G 53, VAN WERT 41
Kristen Miller scored 19 points to lead the Titans to their first WBL win.
Riley Jones led Van Wert with 11 points.
ELIDA 47, DEFIANCE 36
Sabrina Kline scored 12 and Brett Pauff added 11 points as Elida moved to 2-0 in the WBL.