It was Continental who took the early lead but Ottoville controlled the game as the Big Green moves onto OHSAA DIV District play at Elida. The Van Wert Sectional finals had the Pirates put in the first basket as Reed Warnenent scored from inside for the earl 2-0 Pirate lead. The Big Green would then put in the next 11 points on 4 baskets and a 3 to make it 11-2. A basket by Gavin Huff stopped the Big Green run and made it 11-4. A basket by the Big Green was followed by a Bryce Recker free throw 13-5 Big Green. A basket by the Big Green would be the final points of the quarter. 15-5 Big Green after 1.
The Big Green would open up the second quarter by putting in 13 of the first 17 points with the Pirates getting a baskets from Gannon Prowant and Warnement. Big Green 28-9. The Big Green would finish off the half with 5 more points for a 33-9 Big Green lead at half.
The Big Green would open up the second half by putting in the first 8 points to open up a 33 point lead. A basket by Noah Beecher made it an 43-11 Big Green. A Big Green basket was followed up by a Recker basket made it Big Green 45-13. The Big Green would put in the last 5 points of the quarter to start the running clock. 50-13 Big Green.
The fourth quarter opened with Mitchell Coleman draining a pair of free throws to make it 50-15. The Big Green would finish off the game by putting in 7 more points while the Pirates would add 4 points on baskets by Coleman and Rhenn Armey. Big Green 57-19 final.
Juniors Mitchell Coleman and Reed Warnement led the Pirates with 4 points each. Junior Bryce Recker had 3 points, Seniors Noah Becher and Gannon Prowant, Sophmroe Gavin Huff and Freshman Rhenn Armey had 2 each. The Pirates did not hit a 3 pointer while the Big Green put in 5. The Pirates were 3-5 from the line while the Big Green were 7-7.
The Pirate finish the season at 5-19. The Big Green are now 20-3 and will take on Kalida 17-7 in a Elida District Semifinal on Tuesday at 5:15. Columbus Grove 23-0 and Crestview 13-11 play the late game in the Elida District.
Pirate Seniors Noah Becher, Gannon Prowant, Trevor Brecht, and Wyatt Stauffer finished off their Pirates careers on Friday. Good Luck in the Future.
–Mike Jones, Sportswriter