|Big Green notch 3rd PCL win over Pirates|
|Monday, February 11, 2013 10:41 AM|
OTTOVILLE — Friday night, Continental and head coach Kevin Homier brought the Pirates to the L.W. Heckman Gymnasium for a Putnam County League matchup with the Big Green of counterpart Todd Turnwald.
The game was a very close contest throughout three quarters of play but the Big Green outscored the Pirates 10-2 in the fourth quarter to seal the PCL win 37-28 over the visitors.
The Pirates jumped out quickly to begin the game behind a 5-0 run that saw 6-5 senior Chaz Slattman get the first points of the game with a layup in the lane, followed up by a deep 3-ball from the left side by 5-8 senior Tyler Dockery. The Big Green came right back with the next four points of the game with senior Derek Schimmoeller and sophomore Brandt Landin connecting on shots in the lane. Landin led the Big Green with five points in the quarter and was the beneficiary of a beautiful alley-oop pass from Schimmoeller for two of his total that sparked the Big Green rally in the quarter. The Big Green got their first lead of the game at 8-7 at the 2:28 mark on a basket by Landin; however, the Pirates outscored the home squad 7-1 the remainder of the period to take a 14-9 lead after one quarter of play.
Senior Justin Halliwill led the Pirates with five points in the quarter.
The second quarter found the Big Green turning up the heat on the Pirates defensively and it paid off, holding the Pirates to only three points — a Dockery 3-pointer — in the quarter. On the other hand, the Big Green connected on eight points behind two 3-pointers by senior Ryan Honigford and sophomore Tyler Roby off the bench. Landin rounded out the Big Green’s scoring with two points and a team-high seven for the first half. As both teams headed to the locker room, the game was tied 17-17.
Turnwald was not surprised with how close the score was at halftime and throughout the game: “I knew this was going to be a hard-fought contest with these guys. You know Coach Homier is going to have his kids ready to play and you know it’s going to be a physical contest. In games like this tonight, it comes down to who can execute and put the ball in the hoop. Tonight, we were just able to do more and connect on some big shots to come away with the win.”
The third quarter saw the Pirates looking to go inside to their big guy in Slattman. The plan paid off as he scored seven of his team’s nine points in the quarter. The Big Green again used the 3-ball to stay with the Pirates as Derek Schimmoeller and Roby both connected on deep threes and Ryan Honigford and Luke Schimmoeller added two points apiece. After three quarters of play, the Big Green held a narrow 27-26 lead over the Pirates.
The Pirates’ downfall came in the last quarter of play when they could only score two points (Slattman) and committed seven turnovers in the final eight minutes of play. The Big Green took advantage of the lack of scoring from the Pirates by outscoring the visitors 10-2 in the final period behind four points from junior Luke Schimmoeller and three apiece from Honigford and Derek Schimmoeller, giving the home squad their third PCL win of the year. The Big Green (8-11, 3-3 PCL) was led in scoring by Roby and Honigford with 10 points. The home team was 14-32 (44%) from the field, 3-6 (50%) from the foul line, hauled in 18 rebounds and committed 15 turnovers.
Turnwald has pleased to see Ryan Honigford get back on track: “It’s great to see Ryan get back with us in the scoring column. The kid definitely deserves it. Shots haven’t been falling for him, so it’s nice to see the lid come off the basket for him tonight.”
The Pirates (5-12, 0-5 PCL) were led in scoring by Slattman with a game-high 13 points. The visitors were 12-33 (36%) from the field, 1-3 (33%) from the charity stripe, hauled down 14 rebounds and turned the ball over 14 times.
The JV contest was won by Continental 25-22.
Ottoville hosts McComb Tuesday.
Tyler Dockery 1-2-0-8, Schwarzman 0-0-0-0, Justin Halliwill 1-1-0-5, rue 0-0-0-0, Chaz Slattman 6-0-1-13, Dalton Bradford 1-0-0-2, Vogt 0-0-0-0, Mansfield 0-0-0-0. Totals 9-3-1/3-28.
Derek Schimmoeller 1-2-0-8, Ryan Honigford 2-2-0-10, Austin Honigford 0-0-0-0, Brandt Landin 3-0-1-7, Luke Schimmoeller 2-0-2-6, Tyler Roby 0-2-0-6, Cory Fischer 0-0-0-0. Totals 8-6-3/6-37.
Score by Quarters:
Continental 14-3-9-2 — 28
Ottoville 9-8-10-10 — 37
Joey Swager 0-0-5-5, Dallas Geckle 1-1-0-5, Matt Bracken 2-0-0-4, Gabe Williams 3-0-3-9, Grant Bradford 1-0-0-2. Totals 7-1-8-25.
Brendon Schnipke 2-1-2-9, Tyler Roby 0-1-7-10, Matthew Turnwald 0-0-1-1, Dustin Trenkamp 0-0-0-0, Rudy Wenzlick 1-0-0-2. Totals 3-2-10-22.
Score by Quarters:
Continental 12-13 — 25
Ottoville 7-15 — 22