(December 2nd, 2014): The Seventh Grade girls of Pettisville challenged North Western Ohio Athletic League opponent Liberty Center on the second of December. The Lady Blackbirds dominated the second half of the game, outscoring the Tigers in three of the four quarters of play.
The final score signified a strong effort from the Pettisville girls, 16-7.
Both sides got off to a bit of a slow start. Pettisville managed to score just 2 points in the opening period. Yet their defense was stellar, not allowing a single point from their counterparts from Henry County. The second stanza saw both teams battle hard, resulting in the two squads each adding 4 more points to their respective totals. That left the Blackbirds with a 6-4 advantage going into halftime.
Coming out with renewed vigor, the girls of Pettisville took control of the game in the latter half of play. With their best offensive offering of the contest, the Blackbirds of Fulton County scored six points in the third quarter. During that same span, their defense gave up but 2 points, leaving the Lady Tigers down 12-6 heading into the fourth and final quarter.
Pettisville refused to let the Liberty Center girls connect on a single field goal in the last period of the game. The Tigers had just a single point in the entire stanza. Meanwhile, the Lady Blackbirds earned another 4 points, expanding the margin of their victory by 3.
The blackbird girls would have had a much more difficult time in this game were it not for Libby Cerda. The seventh grade Pettisville girl led her team in scoring, producing more than half of her team’s offensive total. She finished the game with 10 points.
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