Ovid-Elsie High School
Girls Varsity Basketball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Mar 4, 2023
- MARAUDERS: 42
PEWAMO-WESTPHALIA HIGH SCHOOL: 36
The Ovid-Elsie Lady Marauders battled their way to a 42-36 win over Pewamo-Westphalia (16-7) in the District Finals Saturday afternoon at Bath High School. Ovid-Elsie (20-4) will now travel to Dansville Tuesday night to take on Grass Lake (16-7).
Ovid-Elsie opened up with some hot shooting and ended the first quarter with a 16-5 advantage before taking a 27-11 lead into the locker room at the half.
"We came out and executed beautifully in the first half, offensively and defensively," said Head Coach Ryan Cunningham. "They beat us earlier in the season by 4 so we threw in a few wrinkles to try and confuse them offensively."
PW was able to make some adjustments at halftime and won the third quarter 15-7 and the fourth quarter 10-8 but OE did just enough to hand onto the lead. Clutch free-throw shooting by Braeden Tokar down the stretch sealed the win for OE.
"Ava Bates played outstanding but in my opinion, the player that deserves a ton of credit is Hailee Campbell. I challenged her to try and stop the 6'1" girl and not let her be the 'x-factor' in our game and Hailee delivered", added Cunningham.
Bates finished with a game-high 21 points to go along with 5 rebounds and 3 steals while Campbell added 11 points and 6 rebounds. Bates connected on 7 of 11 field goal tries while also going 4 of 4 from the foul line. Braeden Tokar finished with 4 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals while Evalyn Cole (5 assists), Kiah Longoria, and Ellyanna Carman each added a bucket.
Ovid-Elsie led by as many as 16 points during the contest and never relinquished the lead despite a feverish comeback attempt by the Lady Pirates.
Ovid-Elsie collected 8 steals on 14 PW turnovers and handed out 13 assists on 16 made baskets. The Lady Marauders shot at a 37% clip while holding PW to just 33%. PW held a slight 22-21 rebound advantage.
Dansville will host next week's Regional and Ovid-Elsie will take on Grass Lake (16-7). Details on the game will come at a later time. Fans will be required to buy their tickets online.