OTTAWA — Division II No. 1 Ottawa-Glandorf grabbed a 19-9 first-quarter lead that grew to 40-16 on its way to a 61-43 victory against Division III No. 2 Archbold on Tuesday night.
The Titans improved to 20-0 on the season while Archbold fell to 20-1. O-G’s Kadie Hempfling finished with a triple-double, scoring 12 points, pulling down 15 rebounds and dishing out 13 assists. She also had five steals. Kylie White (19), Lexi Schroeder (16) and Erin Kaufman (10) also scored in double digits for O-G.
Schroeder also had five assists and five steals and White finished with five blocks.
ROCKFORD — The Bearcats bounced back from a 36-34 deficit at the end of the third quarter to earn the victory. Jenna Henline had 16 points and Tiffany Work and Kaiden Grigsby each scored 10 for Spencerville. Bailey Bates and Haley Hawk each had 14 points for the Panthers.
Minster 39, Wapakoneta 36
MINSTER — The host Wildcats outscored the Redskins 7-4 in overtime to gain the victory after Wapak erased a 26-21 third-quarter deficit.
Courtney Prenger had 16 points and Demaris Wolf scored eight for Minster, ranked No. 5 in Division IV.
Lexi Jacobs had 15 points and Sarah Pothast scored eight for Wapak.
PANDORA — Paige Fenstermaker had 14 points and Kristen Mullins and Toria Hovest scored 11 each for P-G.
USV 58, Shawnee 34
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Shelby Spradlin (20), Emily Patton (14), Alyssa Miller (12) and Kaycee Carroll (11) all scored in double figures for Upper Scioto Valley (17-3). Spradlin also had four steals, Patton had seven assists and Miller had six rebounds. Alissa Stahler had eight points and DeAsia Smith scored six for Shawnee (5-15).
Fort Recovery 64,
CELINA — Whitney Will had 20 points, Jocelyn Kaiser scored 13, Kiah Wendel had six steals and Audra Metzger pulled down eight rebounds for the visiting Indians. Lauren Jackson had eight points for Celina.
Coldwater 64, Elida 42
COLDWATER — No other information was received about the game at deadline.
Elida 44, Bellefontaine 40
ELIDA — Calan Henderson and Daniel Unruh each had nine points as Elida improved to 13-6 on the season.
New Bremen 41
COVINGTON — Avery Powers had 11 points and Nolan Bornhorst scored 10 for New Bremen.
Women’s track & field
ONU among top 5
ADA — Ohio Northern surged to No. 5 in the fourth weekly United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association power rankings.
This marks the highest that the Polar Bears (44-8 overall) have ever ranked nationally.
Northern received 93.12 points in the power ranking.
MIT held the top spot with 124.80 points, while Ithaca (N.Y.) climbed to No.2 with 110.57 points and Washington (Mo.) dropped to No. 3 with 109.47 points.
Men’s track & field
ONU makes rankings
ADA — Ohio Northern made its 2017 debut in the top-25 as it ranked No. 24 in the fourth weekly United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association power rankings.
The Polar Bears (39-15 overall) received 36.01 points in the rankings.
North Central (Ill.) took over the top spot with 114.48 points, while MIT dropped to No. 2 with 105.16 points and Benedictine (Ill.) rounded out the top three with 104.76 points.
Ohio Northern 6
ADA – Ohio Northern wrapped up its regular season at 11-4 overall, finishing third in the Ohio Athletic Conference with a 4-2 record, while the Student Princes improved to 11-4 (5-1 OAC).
The Polar Bears’ Nate Barcaskey got a takedown and a 3-point near fall with 30 seconds left in the match to defeat two-time NCAA qualifier Nino Majoy 7-2 at heavyweight. Seth Transue got ONU off to a 3-0 lead with a 6-4 overtime victory at 125 pounds.
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