PETTISVILLE 2/13/14—The Pettisville Lady Blackbirds capped off their 2013-2014 regular season campaign in style, claiming their first 20 win season in program history, and winning their first outright BBC title since 2009 with a 38-26 victory over the Stryker Panthers.
The Blackbirds would quickly take control of the contest, as in the first quarter of action, the Pettisville defense held Stryker to only two points, while scoring 11 points of their own to take a nine point lead at the end of the first quarter.
The Panthers were able to slim the Blackbird lead in the second stanza, outscoring Pettisville 11-9 to make it a seven point game at halftime. The Blackbird’s led 20-13 at the intermission.
It would be a stalemate in the third quarter, with both teams scoring six points, making it 26-19 in favor of Pettisville at the end of three quarter of play.
In the fourth and final period of action, Pettisville would start to pull away from the Panthers. The Blackbirds finished the contest by outscoring Stryker 12-7 in the fourth quarter, allowing them to grab the 38-26 victory, and claim the BBC Girls Basketball championship.
Lauren Hostetler led the way for the Blackbirds with 18 points in the contest. Mikala Avina, Jordyn Pursel, and Audra Klopfenstein all contributed six to the Pettisville cause, and Dana Fricke rounded out the Blackbird’s scoring with two.
For the Panther’s it was Conner Varner setting the pace with 11, Christine Huston scored seven, Ashley Haines had three, and Conner Sullivan and Gabrielle Paxton both finished with two points.
Pettisville head coach Jason Waldvogel said after the contest “It was a nice win against a quality team that is very well coached. I am happy for our seniors to finish their career on their home court with a win. Lauren Hostetler was great on both ends of the floor tonight. Audra Klopfenstein did a great job defending one of the better players in our league. Olivia Wright is another senior that works hard in practice and plays a big role in helping and supporting her teammates.”