Ovid-Elsie High School
Girls Varsity Basketball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Mar 1, 2023
- MARAUDERS: 41
March is here and with it comes the madness - survive and advance! And that is just what the Lady Marauders did with a 41-37 win at Bath Wednesday night to get to the District finals on Friday night. OE (19-4) will take on PW (16-6) who eliminated Ithaca in the earlier game, 51-32.
"We knew we had our work cut out for us," said Head Coach Ryan Cunningham. "Bath is very physical and they play in a great conference so night in and night out they are playing great competition. And it's not that they just play great competition, they competed all year and had some close losses against some very good teams. We didn't have our best stuff tonight, but we found a way to get it done and gave ourselves a chance to play again on Friday night."
In a back-and-forth game from the tip, Bath would lead by as many as seven points in the first half before Ovid-Elsie would cut it to four just before the break. OE held a slight 11-10 advantage in the first quarter, but Bath put together a strong 12-7 second quarter to lead 22-18 at the intermission. Ovid-Elsie came out hot and tied the game at 22 and would eventually build a 6-point lead but the third quarter (14-12) would end with Ovid-Elsie down 34-32.
"We just kept talking in our huddles about leaving it all out there on the court and to just keep battling," added Cunningham. "We were a bit frustrated but we never threw in the towel and hit some big shots when we needed to."
In the fourth quarter, the Lady Marauders would hit some big shots and a few clutch free throws to capture the quarter 9-3 en route to the victory.
Ava Bates had a game-high 19 points along with 9 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 2 steals while Braeden Tokar added 10 points, 2 assists, and 2 steals. Evalyn Cole chipped in with 7 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals while Kiah Longoria added 4 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 steals. Hailee Campbell added a free throw and 4 rebounds and 3 steals to aid the Lady Marauders.
Ovid-Elsie out-rebounded Bath 27-25 and collected 13 steals on 18 Bath turnovers. The Lady Marauders also handed out 10 assists on 14 made baskets.
Friday night's game against PW will be a rematch from earlier in the season where the Pirates defeated Ovid-Elsie by 4 at PW. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m.