The Ottawa girls’ third game in four days ended with a loss to 4A powerhouse Baldwin (16-1). The Lady Bulldogs basketball team beat OHS 52-29 Thursday in the two team’s second meeting of the season.
Ottawa (3-16) got win No. 3 due to a forfeit by Kansas City Washington, and the team will not have a Tuesday game. Instead, OHS will close out its season Friday at home against Spring Hill (9-7).
Despite the lopsided final score, the Lady Cyclones gave Baldwin a test early. The team got within 22-14 before the Bulldogs went on an 8-1 run to make it 30-15 at the half.
“I thought we played really well in the first half,” Duane Colwell, OHS head girls basketball coach, said. “I thought we played really well offensively most of the time when we worked the ball and got a good shot. It really hurt that Riley [Titus] picked up two quick fouls in the first quarter and then she picked up another quick one at the start of the second quarter. She is the hot hand. She’s been shooting the ball really well. Somebody has to step up and score when that happens.”
Foul trouple didn’t stop Titus from leading Ottawa with 12 points. Baldwin’s Kayla Kurtz led all scorers with 15 points.
Baldwin (52) - Kurtz 15, Frost 12, Burnett 7, Ogle 7, Gere 5, J. Harvey 2, Toot 2, Boyle 2.
Ottawa (29) - Titus 12, Evans 7, Ficken 4, Spigle 4, Lane 1, Curtis 1.