|Lady Titan ‘D’ proves too much for Grove|
|Friday, December 28, 2012 1:59 PM|
Thursday night at Columbus Grove, the Titans found balance in the scoring department, putting 12 of their 15 players in the scoring column, and pressing their way to a 57-23 victory over the host Bulldogs.
Grove dropped its eighth consecutive game as they could not break the tight Ottawa-Glandorf press.
However, it appeared the hosts would make a move in the second as Sydney McCluer (10 points) got the first basket of the stanza, cutting the Titan lead to 12-11 just 15 ticks into the frame. That was short-lived as the guests went on a 10-0 run and outscored the Bulldogs 18-4 in the period, carrying a commanding 30-13 lead at the half.
Kialee Koch led the parade of Lady Titans in the scorebook with eight markers, while three others collected six, with a trio notching five each.
The Titan defense proved to be stingy and its full-court press too pugnacious for their hosts, holding the Bulldogs to just 7-of-26 shooting for the game. They attempted only 18 2-point field goals going 6-for-18 from the floor (33%); O-G yielded but 10 points in the second half.
Grove went nearly 5 1/2 minutes between buckets in the second quarter; after McCluer sank her shot, the next didn’t come until Hope Schroeder put in a layup from the left side with 2:30 to go, making it a 22-13 score.
The visitors answered with another run, this one of the 8-0 variety, ending on a Danielle Okuly triple with just over a minute left in the canto.
The second 16 minutes brought more of the same: a tenacious full-court press by the Titans and more cold shooting by the Bulldogs. Megan Verhoff and Renne Karhoff (4 markers) tallied consecutive points for the hosts before Stephanie Hempfling nailed a 3-pointer and then stole the inbounds pass for a quick two more for Ottawa-Glandorf to get the points right back and give the visitors a 38-17 lead.