|Senior trio lead Lady Green over Pirates|
|Friday, January 11, 2013 1:35 PM|
The Pirates played the Lady Green tough for the first eight minutes, only to fall 69-37.
The first quarter saw the Lady Green determined to get the ball inside to Beining and fellow senior Abby Siefker.
Lady Green head coach Dave Kleman was pleased with the play of his post players: “Rachel and Abby had good nights tonight. I think they both scored in double figures and hauled down double-digit rebounds for us. They play well together because they’ve really learned to know where each other is on the court. They follow the flight of the ball real well, which helps them in their rebounding.”
The second quarter found the Lady Green outscoring the Pirates by a score of 21-5 and extending their lead into halftime by a score of 38-17. Siefker led Ottoville in the quarter with seven points and junior Taylor Mangas came off the bench to add five. The Pirates got all their scoring from senior Taylor Williamson with a long-range three and senior Vanessa Koppenhofer with a deuce.
The Lady Green are very blessed with not only having five starters that can lead the team in scoring any night but also have been developing a strong bench for Coach Kleman behind Mangas (7 points), sophomore Annie Lindeman (8 points), Haley Landwehr (2 points) and junior Kendra Eickholt.
Kleman basically lets the competition pick its poison: “Teams that concentrate on Abby and Rachel underneath also need to be aware that any of our four guards (Mangas, Rachel Turnwald, Nicole Vorst and/or Tonya Kaufman) can also light it up from the outside.”
Ordway tried to keep the Pirates fighting back in the fourth with her nine quarter points to go along with her team-high 15 for the game but the Lady Green just had too much firepower for the Pirates as they came away with a convincing 32-point PCL win.
The Lady Pirates (9-3, 2-1 PCL) was led in scoring by Ordway with 15 points. The Pirates’ next game will be Thursday when they host the Fort Jennings Lady Musketeers in a PCL matchup starting with the JV game at 6 p.m.
The Lady Green (13-0, 4-0 PCL) had three girls score in double figures on the evening: Siefker had a game-high 19, followed closely by Beining with 18; rounding out the scoring was Turnwald with 13 points. The Lady Green will be on the road for their next contest as they travel to Pandora-Gilboa to take on the Lady Rockets in another PCL matchup Tuesday.
The JV game went to the Lady Green by a score of 32-7. Haley Landwehr led the way for the Lady Green with 11 points.