Ottawa-Glandorf used three large runs to rout Bowling Green 68-37 in a boys basketball matchup Saturday.
Bowling Green head coach Mark Malinowski knew coming in that his team was in for a challenge, especially
considering Ottawa-Glandorf was coming off a tough loss.
"It was probably a wake up call for us in terms of just how hard teams are capable of playing,"
he said. "Everything that they do as far as cutting, screening, attacking off the dribble, they
just did everything faster, stronger and more aggressively than we did."
Ottawa-Glandorf’s 6-foot-7 forward Noah Bramlage, who has signed with Princeton University, buried a
3-pointer on his team’s third possession of the game to begin a 12-0 run over the first four minutes.
During the run, Ottawa-Glandorf made a trio of 3-pointers, and Bramlage totaled five points. Bowling
Green’s Preston Morman ended the run with a jumper with 3:24 left, but Ottawa-Glandford took an 18-6
lead into the second quarter.
Mitchell Gardner opened the second quarter with a steal and fast break layup, but Ottawa-Glandorf went on
a 12-1 run to open up a 30-9 lead with 3:41 left. The lead would increase to as many as 24 before
During the first 16 minutes, Ottawa-Glandorf shot 14-for-29 as a team, including a 7-for-15 finish from
3-point range. They out-rebounded Bowling Green 26-15.
"Let’s face it, O-G shot the lights out in the first half," Malinowski said. "There’s no
way they shoot the ball like that every single night. When shots are going down like that and we had
shots rattling in and out, all of a sudden instead of an eight- or nine-point game, it’s a 17- or
In the third quarter, Bowling Green used several Ottawa-Glandorf turnovers to trim the deficit to 17 with
2:28 left before Bramlage had four points, two rebounds and a block as Ottawa-Glandorf closed the
quarter on a 6-2 run.
"That’s the one thing about these guys," Malinowski said while describing his team’s effort
coming out of the half. "(The coaches) came in the locker room and told them, ‘We know you’re not
going to quit because you haven’t quit all year.’ They came out and battled and got it to a respectable
With the starters still in, Ottawa-Glandorf eliminated any threat of a comeback over the first few
minutes of the fourth quarter with an 11-0 run. In all, it outscored Bowling Green 35-3 during its three
runs in the first, second and fourth quarters combined.
Bramlage led all players with 22 points and 15 rebounds (six offensive), along with three steals and two
blocks. Brad Recker, who made four 3-pointers, added 14 points for Ottawa-Glandorf (3-1).
For Bowling Green (1-7), Morman was the lone player in double figures with 10, along with a team-high
Looking ahead, Malinowski is looking for his team to improve on one key aspect of the game.
"We need to be a little more patient," he said. "We don’t pass the ball enough offensively
to wear teams down. We have too many times where it’s one pass and a shot. That was the one thing we
tried to impress upon them, going forward, we need to make the defense work a heck of a lot more than we
are because they sure made us work defensively."
Ottawa-Glandorf won the junior varsity game 58-46. Blaine Brown led the Bobcats with 11 points.