Wauseon girls basketball was looking for their first win of the season Tuesday night on their home floor. But unfortunately they were going against the defending state runner-up in Division II, Ottawa-Glandorf.
The Indians were unsuccessful as Ottawa-Glandorf’s Kadie Hempfling scored 15 of her game high 19 points in the first half to lead the Titans to the 61-34 victory.
Hempfling scored 13 in the opening quarter, while Karli Penrod, Ally Tefft and Brianna Castellano each had buckets for the Indians, but O-G led 22-6 after one.
Castellano buried a triple, Carri Johnson split a pair of free throws for O-G, and Tefft knocked down a pair from the foul line as the Indians got within 12 at 23-11 with 5:50 left in the first half.
Then after Lexi Schroeder and Erin Kaufman each buried threes for the Titans, Wauseon’s Mya Suarez drilled a long range bomb of her own to keep the Titans’ advantage at 13 points.
Shortly after that Kaufman got a steal and score, and after Mya Suarez went 1 of 2 from the line, Hempfling got a putback basket. Kylie White also split a pair of free throws and Schroeder laid one in to make it 36-17 at halftime.
Kaufman would score three straight times to begin the third period and Hempfling also added a deuce to open up a 27-point lead for O-G. Penrod knocked down a three to end their run but the difference was too much for Wauseon to overcome.
After Hempfling, Kaufman had 15 points for the Titans and White added 11. Penrod led the Indians with seven points, while Castellano and Alexis Suarez each finished with five.
Wauseon (0-4) is off until next Thursday when they travel to Delta for a non-league contest.
Reach Max Householder at 419-335-2010