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Lady Bulldog cagers sweep Tigers

Drops NWC contest vs. Lincolnview

By Cort Reynolds
WAYNESFIELD - Visiting Ada outscored Waynesfield-Goshen 36-22 in the second and fourth quarters to lead the way to a 53-43 victory in non-league girls basketball Tuesday evening.

The Lady Bulldogs trailed 9-8 after the first period, yet they took control with a 19-9 second stanza to grab a nine-point halftime lead.

W-G crept within 36-30 heading to the fourth quarter. But the Bulldogs won the final stanza 17-13 to win by 10.

Ada improved to 7-14 with the win, while W-G ended its season 4-18 with the defeat.

ONU women snap two-game slide

Brandon Waugh ties career-high with five 3-pointers in men's loss

The Ohio Northern women's basketball team inched closer to securing a first-round home game at the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament Wednesday night inside the ONU Sports Center. The Polar Bears downed Otterbein 69-59 to snap their modest two-game losing streak. 

The victory improved Northern to 16-6 overall and 10-5 in OAC play. The loss dropped the Otterbein to 11-11 overall and 6-9 in conference action. 

With three regular-season games remaining, ONU needs one win or a loss by either Marietta or Capital to secure a top-four seed. 

Melissa Gossard will join Hardin County Sports Hall of Fame

Induction at Upper Scioto Valley in May

Ada teacher and long-time volleyball coach, Melissa Gossard, will be inducted with the 2020 class of the Hardin County Sports Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is at Upper Scioto Valley High School on Saturday, May 9.

She is a 1991 Hardin Northern HS graduate who was an all-Ohioan in volleyball and basketball. She finished her basketball career with 1,127 points scored.

Upon having a four-year career at Ashland University, she returned to Hardin County where she coached for 21 seasons. She is the winningest coach in Ada High School history.

Watch the Icon for more information about the event and a feature on Gossard.

Updates on junior high, varsity basketball games

The Ada boys' and girls junior high basketball games vs. Allen East are rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 5 pm. All junior high and elementary practices are cancelled today, Feb. 13.

Pre-sale tickets for the boys' varsity basketball games vs. Lincolnview on Friday will be on sale in the HS office from 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14.

Lady Bearcats run past Bulldogs 

Ada visits Waynesfield-Goshen tonight

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Visiting Spencerville used a decisive 26-0 first half run to defeat Ada 51-22 in a Northwest Conference girls basketball makeup game Monday night.

The Lady Bearcats led 4-1 in the first period when they went on the extended spurt. Strong defensive pressure helped hold Ada without a field goal over the first half as the visitors raced to a 30-3 intermission lead.

Ada played much better in the second half, losing only 21-19 after the break.

Ada boy cagers edged by Bearcats

Brandon Hull led all scorers with 22 points

By Cort Reynolds
SPENCERVILLE - Visiting Ada lost a tough 55-50 battle at Spencerville in Northwest Conference boys basketball action Friday night.

The Bulldogs trailed 13-6 after a sluggish start. Ada inched within 22-21 at halftime, and the close margin stayed the same heading to the fourth period at 38-37.

Spencerville outscored the purple and gold 17-13 in the final eight minutes to pull out the five-point victory.

"It was a very hard-fought, physical conference contest between two similar teams," said Bulldog fourth-year head coach Dre White.