BVC Girls Basketball: Leipsic cruises against Van Buren

VAN BUREN — Leipsic held Van Buren to 11 first-half points while scoring 36 en route to an easy 76-33 win over the Black Knights on Thursday in Blanchard Valley Conference girls basketball.
Leipsic (14-3, 7-1 BVC) kept its BVC title hopes alive with the win. The Vikings need a win over McComb and Arlington to upset Liberty-Benton next Thursday to earn a share of the title.
Amerber Gerdeman led four Leipsic players who scored in double-figures with 17 points. Haley Gerten and Shaylynn Morman finished with 12 points each and Kelly Nadler added 10 points and a game-high 14 rebounds for the Vikings.
Lexi Hassan had seven points to lead Van Buren (3-13, 2-6), which was held to 17 percent (11 of 63), including 6 of 37 (16 percent) from inside the 3-point line.
Leipsic made 59 percent (32 of 54) of its field goal attempts and was 4 of 7 (57 percent) from 3-point range.

LEIPSIC (14-3, 7-1)
Ellerbrock 3-0–8, Scheckelhoff 3-0–6, Rieman 2-0–4, Morman 3-2-0–12, Gerdeman 6-5–17, Nadler 5-0–10, Gerten 5-2–12, Steffan 2-1–5, Niese 1-0–2. TOTALS: 32-54 8-18–76.
VAN BUREN (3-13, 2-6)
Wise 1-3–5, Endicott 2-0–4, Lasley 0-2-0–6, Hassan 0-2-1–7, Sudlow 1-2–4, Sturgill 2-0–4, McCracken 0-1-0–3. TOTALS: 11-63 6-13–33.
Leipsic 19 17 21 19 — 76
Van Buren 6 5 12 10 — 33
3-Point GOALS: Leipsic 4-7 (Ellerbrock & Morman 2); Van Buren 5-26 (Ladley & Hassen 2, McCracken).
rebounds: Leipsic 47 (Nadler 14, Gerdeman 8); Van Buren 28.
turnovers: Leipsic 22; Van Buren 22.
junior varsity: Leipsic 41-11.
CORY-RAWSON 54
HARDIN NORTHERN 35
RAWSON — Kiley Scott and Megan Ritter finished with 18 points each as Cory-Rawson cruised to a 54-35 Blanchard Valley Conference victory Thursday night against Hardin Northern.
The Hornets, who improve to 6-11 overall and 2-6 in the BVC, built a 14-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back.
The Polar Bears hit just 28.9 percent (13 of 45) of their shots from the field and were outrebounded 36-21 in the contest.
Kylee Hooker tallied nine points and Holly Wilson added six points and seven rebounds for Hardin Northern (2-15, 1-7).

HARDIN NORTHERN (2-15, 1-7 BVC)
Campbell 1-2–4, Curtis 2-1–5, S. Schlatter 0-0–0, Watts 2-1–5, Madison 3-0–6, Roth 0-0–0, H. Wilson 2-2–6, K. Schlatter 0-0–0, Hooker 3-1–9, Dye 0-0–0. TOTALS: 13-45 7-20 — 35.
CORY-RAWSON (6-11, 2-6 BVC)
Scott 7-2–18, Burkholder 1-1–3, Von Stein 0-2–2, Ritter 7-4–18, Tuttle 3-2–11, Heldman 0-0–0, Rettig 1-0–2, Galvan 0-0–0. TOTALS: 20-52 11-15 — 54.
Hardin Northern 4 12 5 14 — 35
Cory-Rawson 14 8 15 17 — 54
3-Point GOALS: Hardin Northern 2-12 (Hooker 2); Cory-Rawson 3-10 (Scott 2, Tuttle).
rebounds: Hardin Northern 21 (H. Wilson 7); Cory-Rawson 36.
turnovers: Hardin Northern 18; Cory-Rawson 11.
junior varsity: Hardin Northern, 31-9.
MCCOMB 75
VANLUE 31
MCCOMB — McComb scored 26 points in the first quarter and 45 in the first half on its way to an easy 75-31 win Thursday over Vanlue in Blanchard Valley Conference girls basketball play.
Nora Hemminger finished with 24 points, Emily Clymer scored 21 and Brenna Dee added 10 for the host Panthers (11-7, 4-4 BVC).
Led by Clymer with six rebounds and Dee with five, the Panthers outrebounded Vanlue 22-16.
Vanlue, which trailed by 16 after first period and 41 at halftime, was led by Haley Bonham’s 10 points. Chloe Kromer and Jackie Kloepfer had four rebounds each for the Wildcats (3-14, 0-8).

VANLUE (3-14, 0-8)
Bonham 5-0–10, Gerschutz 1-0–2, Kromer 4-0–8, Hartman 2-1-0–7 (3), Kloepfer 1-2–4. TOTALS: 14-37 2-8–31.
MCCOMB (11-7, 4-4)
Hemminger 11-1–24, Buck 2-0–5, Dee 5-0–10, Hammond 1-1–4, Clymer 8-5–21, Herr 4-1–9, Reigle 1-0–2. TOTALS: 32-51 8-12–75.
Vanlue 10 4 8 9 — 31
McComb 26 19 15 15 — 75
3-Point GOALS: Vanlue 1-7 (Hartman); McComb 3-7 (Hemminger, Hammond & Buck).
rebounds: Vanlue 16 (Kromer, Kloepfer 4); McComb 22 (Clymer 6,Dee 5).

ARLINGTON 62
PANDORA-GILBOA 51
ARLINGTON — Arlington outscored Pandora-Gilboa 45-32 after the first quarter to erase an early deficit and down the Rockets 62-51 in a Blanchard Valley Conference girls basketball game Thursday night.
The Red Devils, who improved to 12-5 overall and 6-2 in BVC play, hit 51 percent (19 of 37) of their shots from the field and made 70 percent (21 of 30) at the free-throw line.
Pandora-Gilboa (8-8, 4-4 BVC) led 19-17 after the first period, but saw that lead evaporate behind a 12-7 Arlington run before halftime. The Rockets shot 37 percent (16 of 43) from the field and were outrebounded 32-17.
Sierra Nichols led the Red Devils with 16 points, Whitney Dodds added 11 points and eight rebounds and Hannah Johnson tallied five assists and five steals.
Pandora-Gilboa got 18 points and six boards from Megan Maag, while Olivia Maag notched 11 points and Anna Abelovska snatched six steals and five rebounds.

PANDORA-GILBOA (8-8, 4-4 BVC)
O. Maag 2-5–11, Watkins 1-1–3, Bre. Hovest 1-1–3, M. Maag 5-8–18, Abelovska 2-0–4, Bri. Hovest 0-0–0, McCullough 2-0–4, Hermiller 3-0–8. TOTALS: 16-43 15-22 — 51.
ARLINGTON (12-5, 6-2 BVC)
Webb 1-0–2, H. Johnson 0-5–5, Mains 3-0–8, M. Johnson 0-0–0, Dillon 2-2–6, McMath 0-0–0, Dodds 3-4–11, Heaster 1-4–6, Nichols 6-4–16, Alexander 3-2–8. TOTALS: 19-37 21-30 — 62.
Pandora-Gilboa 19 7 11 14 — 51
Arlington 17 12 14 19 — 62
3-Point GOALS: Pandora-Gilboa 4-13 (O. Maag & Hermiller 2); Arlington 3-9 (Mains 2, Dodds).
rebounds: Pandora-Gilboa 17 (M. Maag 6); Arlington 32 (Dodds 8).
turnovers: Pandora-Gilboa 22; Arlington 26.
junior varsity: Arlington, 48-16.

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