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January 23, 2019

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Katayama wins two races at Lima Holiday swim-vite

By Cort Reynolds
LIMA - The Ada swim teams competed at the annual, 21-school Lima Holiday Invitational meet Thursday, December 27 at the YMCA natatorium.
Ada junior Klava Katayama captured first in the 100 and 200-yard freestyle races to score all 40 Lady Bulldog points.

The purple and gold girls finished 15th out of 21 teams, while the Bulldog boys came in 17th out of 20 squads.

Shawnee won both the boys (372.5 points) and combined team titles (639). Ottawa-Glandorf won the girls team crown with 304 points.

Ada sophomore Paige Cole finished 17th in the 100 breaststroke (1:23.02) to just miss scoring by one place.

Ada boys whip Tigers to take third in Border Battle

By Cort Reynolds

ADA - Tournament host Ada played its best game of the year to defeat Waynesfield-Goshen 61-44 in the consolation round of the second annual boys Border Battle tournament Saturday afternoon.  

The purple and gold improved to 2-8 with the solid third-place victory, while the Tigers dropped to 1-8 with the defeat.  

"I thought we played well other than the second quarter," said Ada third-year head coach Dre White. "The third quarter was good, especially with us struggling offensively - we got 20 points.

Lady Bulldogs lose to W-G in consolation game

By Cort Reynolds

ADA - Waynesfield-Goshen jumped out to a big early lead and went on to defeat event host Ada 44-25 in the third-place game of the Border Battle girls basketball tournament Saturday afternoon.

The Lady Bulldogs fell to 1-9 with the consolation round defeat. Meanwhile, the Lady Tigers improved to 4-6 with the win.

"We just couldn't hit shots," said first-year Ada head coach Morgan Bass. "I thought our 2-3 zone definitely gave them issues. We rebounded well and stayed active.

"I am proud of how hard we played," she continued. "But we missed a lot of free throws, especially in the first half."

Big run leads USV boys past Ada in Border Battle semis

By Cort Reynolds

ADA - Visiting Upper Scioto Valley reeled off 30 early unanswered points and cruised to a 58-33 win over tournament host Ada in the semifinals of the second annual Border Battle tournament Friday night.  

The purple and gold fell to 1-8 with the defeat, while the Rams improved to 6-2. USV advanced to the championship game Saturday night vs. Allen East with the decisive win.

"For a 25-point game, I was not that disappointed," said Bulldog third-year head coach Dre White. "USV shot it really well. I wasn't that upset with our effort. We got up 3-0 and then they made that big run.

Men’s basketball wins in overtime

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Ohio Northern men's basketball team got a career-high 16 points from senior Daniel Donner and a career-high 10 points from senior Kevin Austin and posted a thrilling 63-61 victory over North Central (Ill.) on the second day of the 9th annual D3hoops.com Classic on Thursday evening at the South Point Arena.


The Polar Bears (4-8 overall) finished the tournament with a 1-1 record and snapped a 6-game losing streak in the process. The Cardinals are 11-2 overall.

ONU women: 4th quarter comeback falls short

By Tim Glon
The Ohio Northern women's basketball team held Willamette (Ore.) to just two points over the final 11:24 of the contest, but a 14-point deficit was just too much to overcome in a 43-41 loss on the second day of the 9th annual D3hoops.com Classic on Friday afternoon at the South Point Arena.

The Polar Bears (7-5 overall) finish their portion of the four-day tournament with a 1-1 record. They were led by junior Abby Weeks (West Chester/Mount Notre Dame) with 11 points and junior Emily Mescher (Maria Stein/Marion Local) with 10 points.