(December 2nd, 2014): In an outstanding performance, Lady Blackbird Morgan Leppelmeier managed to produce more points by herself than the entire Liberty Center Eighth Grade girls team.
Leppelmeier scored 16 points in her squad’s 34-13 win over the Lady Tigers.
The Pettisville girls pulled away in the second quarter, after taking a 6-3 advantage at the end of the opening period. By the half, the Blackbirds held a 12-5 lead. It was the third quarter that saw their offense explode, however. Generating 13 points in the period, the Pettisville defense continued to dominate the contest as well. They allowed the Tigers just 2 points in that time.
In the final stanza, Liberty Center was a bit more competitive. They had their best offensive outing in the quarter, putting up 6 points. The Lady Blackbirds still had too much firepower for them, though. The unit from the Buckeye Border Conference scored 9 points to continue pulling away from their foe from the North Western Ohio Athletic League.
Another key player for the Pettisville girls was Elizabeth Beck. The eighth grade girl added 7 points to the Blackbird total.