Klopp’s double-double lifts Warriors in postseason opener
CAREY — Mohawk led from start to finish Wednesday in a Division IV district opening 41-33 win over Cardinal Stritch at Carey.
Freshman Emily Klopp tallied a double-double of 12 points and 16 rebounds for the Warriors (4-19). Tess Weinandy had 14 points and Paityn Clouse finished with six points.
With the win, the Warriors will take on New Riegel at Carey at 6:15 p.m. Saturday.
The Warriors outrebounded the Cardinals 41-27 and they caused 20 turnovers.
Cardinal Stritch got 11 points from Sam Turner.
Bellevue routs Tigers
PLYMOUTH — Bellevue started its tournament run with an 89-18 victory over Galion at Plymouth in the Division II district opener.
Cory Santoro led the winners with 25 points, while Casey Santoro chipped in 21 points. Kami Hay added 14 points and Emma Bollinger finished with nine points.
The Lady Red will now play Vermilion in a district quarterfinal at 6:15 p.m.
Teanna Greter led the Tigers with 10 points.
Polar Bears pull away
in second half
ADA — After trailing by just two points at the half, Heidelberg couldn’t keep up with Ohio Northern in the second half in a 70-53 loss.
HU has lost three straight games
The Student Princes were outscored 37-22 in the second half.
HU shot 30.8% in the second half.
Tamal Watkins led Heidelberg with 11 points and five rebounds, while Dylan Woods had 10 points.
Landen Long had a game-high 17 points for the Polar Bears. Thomas Phillips added 11 points and seven rebounds and C.J. Napier finished with eight points and 11 rebounds.
Ohio Northern edges ‘Berg
Heidelberg played right with Ohio Northern Wednesday, but couldn’t quite pull off the upset in a 55-52 Ohio Athletic Conference loss.
ONU (18-6, 12-5 OAC) led 12-7 after the first quarter, but trailed 25-24 at the half. It did just enough to pull away in the second half.
For Heidelberg (8-16, 4-13), Maddy Crawford recorded another double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Brooke Beamer led ‘Berg with 14 points, while Old Fort graduate Alli Adelsperger added 12 points.
The Student Princes lost for the third-straight game.
HU shot just 18.8% in the first quarter and ended at 36.8% for the game.
Emily Mescher and Abby Weeks each scored 12 points for the Polar Bears.