Grove Ladies Defeat Pirates, Take NWC
By Sam Brauen Friday, March 4, 2016 11:35:53 AM
(BLUFFTON) - Columbus Grove arrived in Bluffton with a lofty stat ranking and left no doubt as to if they deserved it. The Bulldogs pressed and harrassed the Lady Pirates all evening long on their way to a 50-27 lead. The loss snapped a quick two game winning streak for BHS, dropping their record to 15-6 and finishing the year 6-2 in NWC play. With the win, Columbus Grove wrapped up the Northwest Conference title at 8-0.
Grove led 16-8 after one quarter and 32-21 at the break. A 14-5 third quarter advantage pushed the lead out to 46-26 and the high intensity Bulldog defense allowed just one fourth quarter point for the Pirates.
Alivia Koenig scored a team high 13 points for BHS. Andie Schmutz added 8 and Abbie Parkins and Averey Rumer both scored 3.