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Lady Bulldogs beat rival Mustangs

Courtney Sumner scores 17, Miranda Wills 16 in NWC win

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The Ada girls basketball team earned its first Northwest Conference win 45-34 with a solid performance against visiting rival Allen East Thursday night.

Talented Lady Bulldog sophomore playmaker Courtney Sumner led an 11-2 third quarter flurry that broke open a close contest for a 31-18 Ada lead. 

Spunky AE hung within striking distance but was unable to close within less than eight points the rest of the way.
Sumner led all scorers with 17 points. Senior post Miranda Wills contributed 16 points in just her second game back from an October car accident.

Ada girls downed by VB; Wills makes debut

The Lady Bulldogs sank 14 field goals, hitting 8 2-pointers and 6 from 3-point territory

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The Ada girls basketball team played hard but came up short to visiting Van Buren 58-47 in a non-conference contest Tuesday night.

Thought to be out for the season after an October car accident, Lady Bulldog senior post Miranda Wills miraculously recovered to make her season debut Tuesday.  

"Just her presence on the floor, her energy and enthusiasm, means a lot," said Ada third-year head coach Morgan Bass. "Her hustle and vocal leadership adds a level of energy to the team."

Bulldogs drop close call to Bluffton; Perry staves offs Ada

4th annual Border Battle tournament cancelled

Bluffton boys rally late to edge Ada in league opener
Ada vs Perry game results at bottom of BHS game

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Visiting Bluffton finished the game on a 17-5 run to avoid an upset bid by winless local rival Ada and pull out a 55-52 victory in the Northwest Conference boys basketball opener.

The Bulldogs led 47-38 with under six minutes remaining to play after junior Cayden Murphy followed up a miss inside for a basket. 

But then the Pirates began pounding the ball inside to reel off an 11-0 flurry and take a 49-47 lead.

Bluffton girls blast past Ada 

Courtney Sumner led the Bulldogs with 12 points. Kirsten Poling netted 6 points, Olivia Burkhart added 4

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The balanced Bluffton girls basketball team rode a huge second period to a 64-28 victory over visiting local rival Ada in Northwest Conference action Thursday night.

The Lady Bulldogs trailed just 10-7 after the first period. But then the Lady Pirates blew it open with a 23-8 second stanza as seven players scored.

Bluffton then extended its lead to 31 points at 53-22 with a 20-7 third quarter.

Four Pirate girls scored in double figures, and 10 Bluffton players hit the scoring column in all.

11 members of ONU women's socer team achieved 4.0 gpa

The Ohio Northern women's soccer team was outstanding as a group in the classroom in the fall semester under 17th-year head coach Mark Batman.

The Polar Bears posted a team GPA of 3.64 and 11 of its 29 student-athletes made the dean's list.

Impressively, 11 of the 29 student-athletes achieved perfect 4.0 GPAs.


Lady Bulldog cagers stymied at Riverdale

Courtney Sumner tallied 13 points in the second half to end up with a game-high 15 markers, netting 10 points in the final stanza.

By Cort Reynolds
MT. BLANCHARD - The visiting Ada girls basketball team lost a defensive battle to non-league foe Riverdale 39-26 Tuesday night.

The Lady Bulldogs led 6-4 after the first period, but Ada went scoreless in the second stanza to fall behind 16-6 at intermission.    

Riverdale extended the lead to 33-13 with a 17-7 third quarter run.

Ada outscored the Lady Falcons 13-6 in the final period, but the 20-point deficit was too much to overcome.

The purple and gold dropped to 1-3 with the defeat. Riverdale improved to 1-1 with the win. 

"It was disappointing," said Ada third-year head coach Morgan Bass.