A game which saw the Continental High Girls Varsity offense struggled to find a rhythm after a quick start. The host Kalida Wildcats got on the board first with a basket. Catelyn Etter gave the Pirates their only lead of the game when she hit a 3 to put the Pirates up 3-2. A pair of baskets by the Wildcats made it a 3 point game. Maddie Burke put the Pirates to within 1 with a basket, Wildcats 6-5. The Wildcats would put in 6 more points in the quarter while the Pirates Bryn Tegnekamp put in the last basket for a 12-7 Wildcat lead after 1. The rest of the game was all Wildcats. In the second, the Wildcats put in 17 points while the Pirates got 3 from a Tygre Troyer basket and an Etter free throw. Wildcats 29-10 at half. A low scoring third quarter went the Wildcat way as they put in 8 of the 10 points scored. Burke hit a pair of free throws. Wildcats 37-12 after 3. The Pirates got points off baskets from Burke, Reese Knowles and a free throw from Jensen Prowant. Wildcats 49, Pirates 17 final.
Maddie Burke led the Pirates with 6 points while Catelyn Etter put in 4. Bryn Tegenkamp, Tygre Troyer, and Reese Knowles scored 2 and Jensen Prowant 1. Etter hit the only 3 for the Pirates while the Wildcats put in 4. The Pirates outrebounded the Wildcats 32-23 with Catelyn Etter getting 15 borads.
Continental finishes the regular season at 6-14 (2-5 PCL). The Pirates will host Arlington on Wednesday in OHSAA Division IV Van Wert Sectional Semifinal action. Kalida is now 15-6 (6-1 PCL). The Wildcats tied Ottoville for the PCL crown.
This marks the last regular season game for the Pirate Seniors Catleyn Etter, Madelyn Potts, Maddie Burke, Tygre Troyer and Mackenzie Rush. Good luck in Tournament Pirates!
–Mike Jones, Sportswriter