In a battle of two state ranked teams Ottawa-Glandorf got the better of Miami Trace in High School girls basketball action Saturday afternoon at the Panther Pit.
The two teams stayed close through the first eight minutes of the game with Miami Trace taking a 12-10 lead into the second quarter, that's when the Lady Titans stepped up their defensive pressure and knocked down three straight 3-point shots to start the quarter off on a 9-0 run. What started as a 9-0 run ended up being an 18-4 second quarter and Glandorf took a commanding 28-16 lead into the half. The Lady Titans were lights out from outside knocking down four first half 3's and were 7-19 from inside the arc and were 2-2 from the free throw line. Miami Trace shot poorly in the first half, shooting 4-21 from inside the arc for 19%. They were 1-7 from behind the arc for 14% and shot a total of 5-28 from the field for 18%, they did knock down 5-6 free throws.
Miami Trace started to make a comeback in the third quarter as Tanner Bryant knocked down two 3-point shots and Victoria Fliehman got one of her own but on the next possession after Fliehman hit the three she went down on a drive to the basket with a knee injury. Victoria did not return to the game. After Fliehman went out the wind went out of the sails a little bit for the Panthers and they couldn't cut the lead to less than 11. Neither team shot well in the final quarter as they combined for just 14 points, eight for Ottawa-Glandorf and just six for Miami Trace. The game ended with a score of 51-36 in favor of the Titans.
On the night Miami Trace (13-2) shot 12-46 for 26%, they committed 15 turnovers and pulled down 18 rebounds and were 5-6 from the charity stripe. They were led in scoring by sophomore guard Shay McDonald's 16 points, she was the only Lady Panther in double figures. Tanner Bryan had 8 points, Victoria Fliehman had 7 points before leaving due to injury.
Ottawa-Glandorf (14-1) shot 18-41 for 44% on the night including 5-8 from beyond the arc, they were 8-10 from the free throw line and committed 15 turnovers and pulled down 25 rebounds. They were led in scoring by Bowling Green signee Kadie Hempfling who scored 14 points followed by Bri Schimoeller who chipped in 11.