By JIM METCALFE
KALIDA — Kalida’s girls basketball team took advantage of a foul-plagued Jefferson squad Saturday afternoon to the tune of 54-40 in non-league action at the Wildcat Den in Kalida.
The host LadyCats (3-2) fouled out senior Katie Goergens (5 markers) and 6-1 junior sub Shelb Koenig (7 boards) in hitting 22-of-39 from the line (56.4%). They were led by the duo of sophomores Kylie Osterhage (25 markers, 9 boards) and Brittany Kahle (12 counters, 4 boards, 3 assists).
The visiting Lady Jeffcats (2-3), already without injured senior starters Hannah Sensibaugh and Makayla Binkley from the start of the season, were called for 27 fouls to Kalida’s 19 and also shot 25.5 percent from the floor (13-0of-51). Junior Brooke Culp led with 11 markers (7 boards, 3 steals) and senior Rileigh Stockwell added 10 (6 rebounds).
Kalida won the junior varsity contest 20-19.
Kalida visits Pandora-Gilboa 6 p.m. (JV start) Tuesday, while the Jeffcats host Columbus Grove.
(Longer story and box score in Monday’s paper).