(updated: 11:32 p.m.) Perrysburg girls stay unbeaten, roll past BGHS (12-6-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by THOMAS SCHMELTZ/Sentinel Sports Writer   
Friday, 06 December 2013 23:00
Perrysburg's Sarah Baer (left) handles the ball as Bowling Green's Tyanna Smith (right) looks on Friday night during the varsity game at Perrysburg. (Photo: Shane Hughes/Sentinel-Tribune)
PERRYSBURG — The most fundamental parts of basketball will surely win games.
Perrysburg took advantage in the rebounding department Friday night in its third consecutive Northern Lakes League contest — this one against Bowling Green.
The physicality of Sarah Baer and Allex Brown in the post created problems for the Bobcats while it solidified a 62-36 Yellow Jacket win.
“They’re good,” Perrysburg coach Todd Sims simply said of Baer and Brown, both 6-foot-1.  PHOTO GALLERY
Perrysburg, 3-0 overall and in the NLL, held a 47-17 edge on the boards with Baer leading all players with 17. She also scored 13 points.
“Rebounding is one of our biggest keys,” Brown said. “That’s how you get the momentum for our offense.”
Brown, a threat to score from anywhere on the court, scored 13 points with the majority coming inside, although she did step back for a triple late in the first quarter.
Abby Sattler added to the ’Jackets’ efficient scoring, connecting on four 3-pointers, all coming in the first half when Perrysburg gained a 30-13 lead.
The Bobcats held a 6-3 lead before buckets by Brown, Kayla Piezer and a Sattler triple from the left elbow gave Perrysburg a 10-6 lead.
Sattler later increased Perrysburg’s lead to 16-8 after a buzzer-beating triple, ending the first quarter.
“She definitely sets the confidence level and gets the momentum going in the game,” Brown said of Sattler.
“It seemed like every time we would kind of get something going (Perrysburg) made a play or we made a mistake,” said BG coach Jeff Nichols.
“When we started to take away the inside game they hit a couple threes and that really makes life frustrating for you.”
Post Livvy Dill led the Bobcats (3-2, 1-2) with 13 points, seven of which came from the free-throw line.
The Bobcats struggled to produce any offense, shooting just 10-of-48 from the floor.
BG’s attempts to drive inside were often highly contested and it failed to convert on open looks from outside.
“We wanted to try to play a little slower to grind it out,” Nichols said. “We didn’t want to get in a game that was out of control.
“We’ve played them many times before and we’ve tried to press the pace a little bit and it seems to always get away from us. Our goal was to try to be a little more disciplined and execute.”
Once BG finally decided to press, it saw some success in forcing turnovers.
Perrysburg committed 17 second-half turnovers, but still kept BG off the scoreboard as the ’Jackets continued their strong play inside.
“That’s one of the things we did not do a very good job of,” Nichols said of BG’s rebounding. “We worked on trying to screen out. ... They are very physical in the post.”
For the second time in three games Perrysburg experienced foul trouble. Fortunately for the ’Jackets it was a non-factor in this game.
Baer picked up her second foul less than three minutes into the first quarter, but responded with eight points and a handful of rebounds in the second half.
Brown carried three fouls through most of the third quarter before picking up her fourth in the final eight minutes.
“They just have to understand how important they are to our team and they have to be able to play hard and physical without fouling,” Sims said of the two posts.
“You can be physical and be aggressive without fouling. We just have to keep learning.”
Perrysburg won the junior varsity game, 65-25. Sonia Krolak led the ’Jackets with 18 points, while Macy Tudor added 10. Angie Hoffsis and Kinsey Kale led BG with six points each.

Maas, 0-0—0; Szabo, 0-1—1; Bowers, 1-1-0—5; Glandorff, 1-1-3—8; Smith, 2-0—4; Dill, 3-7—13; Williford, 0-3—3; Morman, 1-0—2. TOTALS: 8-2-14—36.
Sattler, 0-4-0—12; Hunter, 0-1—1; Joldrichsen, 0-0—0; Moore, 2-1—5; E. Baer, 1-0—2; Witt, 0-2-0—6; DeLong, 3-0—6; S. Baer, 6-1—13; Piezer, 2-0—4; Brown, 4-1-2—13; Stapleton, 0-0—0. TOTALS: 18-7-5—62.
BGHS    8    5    13    10    —36
PERRYSBURG    16    14    16    16    —62
Junior varsity: Perrysburg, 65-25.
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