The Press Newspaper
Ohio Northern University 5-foot-10 junior forward Brittany Bogart (Northwood) led the team with a career-high 16 points and a season-high five rebounds in 23 minutes of action off the bench, but the Polar Bears lost to the No. 25 ranked Capital Crusaders 62-55.
Bogart was 6-of-9 from the field and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line. This was Bogart's highest point total since scoring 11 points against Marietta on January 26, 2008.
The Polar Bears did not score against the nationally ranked Crusaders for nearly the first eight minutes of the game. It was Bogart who broke the ice, converting a layup at the 12:09 mark to cut the deficit to 11-2 in favor of Capital.
Northern continued to plug away and eventually tied the game at 43-43 with just over seven minutes to go. Capital would score the next four points, but Bogart would respond with a layup and two free throws to tie the score at 47-47 at the 5:27 mark.
The nationally ranked Crusaders again had an answer for the Polar Bear surge by scoring eight straight points and regained an eight-point lead at 55-47 and going on to win.
Ohio Northern is currently 3-4 on the season and 1-2 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. Bogart has played in four games and is averaging 7.3 points and 2.5 rebounds.
Bogart missed the 2008-09 season because of an injury, but as a sophomore the previous year she played in all 26 games averaging 11.2 minutes and 3.3 points. She recorded a season-high seven rebounds twice and was 50 percent from the field on 29-of-58 shooting.
As a freshman, she played in all 27 games, averaging two points and 2.4 rebounds, including nine rebounds in her first college game against Bethany (W. Va.) and six points against Marietta.
Katelyn Jones (Gibsonburg) is a 5-9 freshman guard this year on the ONU roster and is averaging 2.6 points and 2.4 rebounds. Bogart is a nursing major and Jones is a marketing major.
The game will be shown Dec. 21 at 5 p.m., Dec. 22 at noon and 9 p.m., and Dec. 23 at 5 p.m. The game also airs on broadcast Channel 48 and internet broadcast on ToledoSportsRadio.com and WRSCradio.com. The television broadcast is being produced by East Toledo native and Cardinal Stritch graduate Mike Jameson.
Time-Warner also plans to broadcast the Cardinal Stritch-Genoa girls game (Dec. 22), Whitmer-Perrysburg boys (Dec. 29), Genoa-Liberty-Benton boys (Jan. 2), Genoa-Central Catholic boys (Jan. 5), Genoa-Lake girls (Jan. 15), and Toledo Christian-Cardinal Stritch girls (Jan. 21). All the broadcasts are also available on demand for Time Warner digital cable subscribers.
Bethlehem No. 2 extended its winning streak to a league high 14 games. Bethlehem No. 2 and ZL will conclude the season with a three-game set in Luckey. ZL had not been swept since losing three one-run games at Bowling Green Trinity United Methodist on Nov. 26, 2007.
Stony Ridge (24-9), which entered play Monday with a share of first, dropped to second place despite winning twice. SR trails first-place Bethlehem No. 2 by one game, and now holds a two-game advantage over ZL. Pemberville Methodist (20-13) and BGTUM (20-13) are the other league teams to have won 20 games through the midway point of the season.
December 14 results (Week No. 11) were BG Cloverdale (5-3-2) at Salem (1-7-1); Pemberville Presbyterian (0-5-5) at Pemberville Methodist (7-4-2) – 2nd game (12 innings); New Rochester (1-6-6) at BG Nazarene (2-2-0); Stony Ridge (5-2-9) at BG St. Mark’s (4-4-2); BG Trinity United Methodist (11-2-6) at Bethlehem No. 1 (3-8-5); Zion Luckey (2-6-3) at Bethlehem No. 2 (7-9-7).
Trailing BGTUM and PM in the standings are BG St. Mark’s (19-14), Bethlehem No. 1 (19-14), Pemberville Presbyterian (13-20), New Rochester (11-22), BG Cloverdale (10-23), BG Nazarene (8-25), and Salem (7-26).