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January 23, 2019

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Girls' Bball: Poling scores 10 points in loss to Perry

McComb comes to Ada on Saturday

Commodores sink Ada girls  
By Cort Reynolds
CRIDERSVILLE - Host Perry turned the tables in their rematch with Ada and defeated the Lady Bulldogs 58-24 in non-league girls basketball action Tuesday night.

The purple and gold fell to 1-12 with the defeat, while the Lady Commodores improved to 1-9 with their first victory.

Ada earned its only win by beating Perry 51-37 a month ago to the day of the rematch.

"We did not show up to play in the first half," said new Ada head coach Morgan Bass. "Very frustrating. They are just quicker than we are.

Katayama paces Ada swimmers at Wapak Invite

Captures first in 50 and 100

By Cort Reynolds
WAPAKONETA - The Ada swim teams competed at the 13-school Wapakoneta Invitational meet this past Saturday.

Ada junior ace Klava Katayama captured first in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle races to score 40 of the 116.5 Lady Bulldog points.

The purple and gold girls finished seventh out of 12 teams, while the Bulldog boys came in ninth out of 13 squads with 88 points.

Shawnee grabbed both the boys (387 points) and combined team titles (757.5). Ottawa-Glandorf captured the girls team crown with 376 points to edge out Shawnee (370.5).

17 points, 9 rebounds for Bruns, but 'Bears lose

ONU men travel to Baldwin Wallace Jan. 9

The Ohio Northern men's basketball team got off to a slow start and fell 64-52 at Muskingum on Saturday afternoon at the Steele Center.

The Polar Bears (4-9 overall, 0-6 Ohio Athletic Conference) fell behind 8-0 in the first 1:22 and trailed 41-15 with 3:40 left in the first half.

Northern stepped up its defense from there, holding MU to just 23 points in the final 23:40 of the game, but could get no closer than 10 points the rest of the way.

Senior All-American Ryan Bruns (Chckasaw/Marion Local) led Ohio Northern with 17 points and nine rebounds.

ONU women entertain Baldwin Wallace on Wednesday

The Ohio Northern women's basketball program kicked off the 2019 calendar year in winning fashion Saturday afternoon, toppling Ohio Athletic Conference foe Muskingum 74-52 inside the ONU Sports Center in Ada.

With the victory, the Polar Bears improve to 8-5 overall and move to 2-4 against the conference circuit. Meanwhile, the Muskies fall to 1-12 overall, which includes an 0-6 mark in league play.

Cade Mullins, Phillip Coulson each score 14 in loss to Rangers

Girls' travel to Perry on Tuesday

Ada girls story follows boys' story below - 
By Cort Reynolds
NEW KNOXVILLE - Host New Knoxville held off scrappy Ada to register a hard-fought 47-44 non-conference boys basketball win Saturday night.  

The Bulldog boys drop to 2-9 with the defeat, while the Rangers improved to 2-7 by snapping a four-game losing skid.

Ada led 15-12 after the first period, yet the Rangers forged ahead 29-24 by halftime. The Bulldogs won a close second half (20-18), but NK was able to hang on for the win as a last-second, desperation three-point try by Ada missed.

Girls' basketball: LCC overpowers Ada

Freshman Kirsten Poling led Ada with 7; Sophomore Miranda Wills added 6

By Cort Reynolds
LIMA - Host Lima Central Catholic jumped out to a big first period lead and defeated Ada 63-20 in non-conference girls basketball action Thursday evening.
The Lady Bulldogs drop to 1-10 with the defeat, while the Thunderbirds improved to 7-6 after the win.

LCC led 15-4 after one quarter and 31-8 at halftime before taking the second half, 32-12.

Thunderbird post Rosie Williams led all scorers with 27 points on the strength of 12 made field goals. She was the only player on either team in double figures.