(February 17th, 2015) – LIBERTY CENTER: It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that Pettisville was able to gain a wide degree of separation with their hosts at Liberty Center.
They were able to double up the Lady Tigers, despite defense ruling the night, 26-13.
In the first quarter, Pettisville jumped to a 7-4 lead, with neither side able to get comfortable offensively. The second period was close as well, as the Lady Blackbirds took the frame 6-5. At the half, Pettisville took a 4 point lead into the locker room, 13-9.
The Blackbird girls edged out the hometown girls of Liberty Center in the third quarter as well, thanks to a 5-4 effort. Then, in the fourth and final period, Pettisville stepped up even more defensively. They held the Tigers scoreless, putting up 8 points of their own. This gave them the 13 point win.
The win was a big one for two reasons. First and foremost, it was Senior Night. Sending out the Lady Blackbird seniors with a victory in their last home game produced a great feeling of pride in the Pettisville program, starting with Head Coach Jason Waldvogel himself.
“I am proud of our seniors in their final game at home.” The Coach expressed.
Also, the victory breaks new ground in the history of Pettisville basketball. It ensured that the Lady Blackbirds broke the school records for the best won-loss mark in school history.
As for the game itself, Pettisville senior Jordyn Pursel led all scorers with 10 points in her final game. Classmate Dana Fricke added 5 points. Mikala Avina, a third senior, added 3 points to the Blackbird effort.