Wauseon stymied by Springfield in girls hoops


By Max Householder - mhouseholder@aimmediamidwest.com



After grabbing a rebound, Ally Tefft of Wauseon goes back up for a bucket during Tuesday’s game against Springfield. The Indians fell to the Blue Devils 58-28.


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Alexis Suarez of Wauseon hits a free throw Tuesday against Springfield. She notched seven points for the Indians.


Max Householder | Fulton County Expositor

Wauseon’s Anna Koenig handles the ball as Lauren Koback defends for Springfield.


Max Householder | Fulton County Expositor

HOLLAND – Despite a strong effort in the second quarter, in which they got the Springfield lead down to single digits by halftime, the Wauseon girls basketball team fell to 0-2 on the young season with a 58-28 loss on the road.

In the third quarter, an Alexis Suarez three-pointer for the Indians made the margin 29-18 at the 5:14 mark. However, it was at that point when the Blue Devils took control.

They did so using a pair of three-point plays from Shiasia Gregory, five points from Kortney McClure, and a bucket by Rayonna Armstrong. Ally Tefft and Chelsie Raabe made baskets for Wauseon during that stretch, making it 42-22 after three.

The Indians were held to just six points in the final frame.

Things looked bleak from the get-go for the Indians, as Springfield opened up a 16-5 lead after one. But they would neutralize the Blue Devil offense and get to the foul line numerous times at the other end to keep it close at the half.

A basket in the post from Rylee Campbell, two free throws from Suarez, and two more at the line by Campbell got them within 16-11, with 4:06 left in the second stanza.

A three by McClure extended the Springfield lead back to eight.

Sam Aeschliman and Tefft each knocked down a pair of free throws in the final 3:20. However, Nia Johnson and Cierra Harris responded with a combined five points for the Blue Devils, for a 24-15 advantage at the break.

For Wauseon, Campbell finished with 11 points, Suarez added 7 points, and Tefft, 6.

The Indians are in action again Friday when they travel to Archbold for a non-league contest.

After grabbing a rebound, Ally Tefft of Wauseon goes back up for a bucket during Tuesday’s game against Springfield. The Indians fell to the Blue Devils 58-28.
http://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2017/11/web1_Tefft-stick-back.jpgAfter grabbing a rebound, Ally Tefft of Wauseon goes back up for a bucket during Tuesday’s game against Springfield. The Indians fell to the Blue Devils 58-28. Max Householder | Fulton County Expositor

Alexis Suarez of Wauseon hits a free throw Tuesday against Springfield. She notched seven points for the Indians.
http://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2017/11/web1_Alexis-hits-FT.jpgAlexis Suarez of Wauseon hits a free throw Tuesday against Springfield. She notched seven points for the Indians. Max Householder | Fulton County Expositor

Wauseon’s Anna Koenig handles the ball as Lauren Koback defends for Springfield.
http://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2017/11/web1_Koenig-handles-ball.jpgWauseon’s Anna Koenig handles the ball as Lauren Koback defends for Springfield. Max Householder | Fulton County Expositor

By Max Householder

mhouseholder@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Max Householder at 419-335-2010

Reach Max Householder at 419-335-2010