DEFIANCE– Game #2 of the night at Defiance pitted Edon against Holgate. Edon came into the contest winning 2 of their final 4 game, while Holgate entered the matchup at 11-11, but had only 7 healthy players in uniform.
Edon Freshman Claire Radabaugh put the first points on the board at the 7:06 mark. However, Holgate’s Kacee Theisen answered with two baskets.
Hannah Fogel dropped in two free throws to tie the game at four, but Theisen scored again. Trailing 9-4, Edon got a bucket inside by Arianna Howard, then two more on an offensive rebound basket by Hannah Kaylor. Holgate added another score at the 21 second mark of the quarter to give Holgate an 11-8 advantage after one.
Fogel got a bucket at the 6:33 mark in quarter number two, to get Edon within one point. However, over the next three minutes, Holgate added 8 points, while the Bombers could only must a free throw from Fogel. It wasn’t until 1:35 remained in the quarter until Eliza Zulch answered for Edon making the score 19-13, Holgate at the intermission.
The Lady Tigers added four more points to begin the second half. Kaylor snared an offensive rebound and put it back in to make the margin 23-15. Holgate added 12 more points over the final five minutes of the third quarter, while Edon dropped in nine, including five from Radabaugh. Samantha Weidmer added a bucket with .5 seconds remaining to close the third quarter as Holgate stretched their lead to 12 points, 35-23.
Holgate put the game out of reach with a 9-0 run to open the fourth quarter. Radabaugh stopped the streak with a basket at the 6:00 mark to make the deficit 42-25 Holgate.
Shalyn Mason nailed a trifecta, then got 2 more on a fast break set up by a deflection from Radabaugh, but the Bombers found themselves still down 15 points with just 3:13 left in the game. Weidmer added another three pointer at the 2:14 mark, but Holgate scored seven consecutive points to push the lead to 54-33.
Fogel got the final basket of the game with 3 seconds on the clock to make the final 54-35.
Edon closes out their season at 3-20. Despite the final margin, there were many positives to draw from the contest. Seven players scored for Edon. From that number, 23 of the points came from four underclassmen. Freshman Radabaugh led the way with 10 points. Juniors Fogel and Mason had 6 and 5 points respectively, with another freshman, Howard, adding a bucket.
Four seniors played their last game for the Bombers. Kaylor and Weidmer had 5 points, Zulch added 2 points, and Karissa Sonneberger also contributed positively in the contest.
SCORING BY QUARTER:
Holgate 11 8 16 19 – 54
Edon 8 5 10 12 – 35
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