The Fostoria Redmen got off to a fast start against the Woodmore Wildcats in a Northern Buckeye Conference Girls Basketball contest in Elmore Friday night , but pressure defense in the second half propelled Woodmore to a 60-47 win.
Fostoria won the tip and Mary Harris received a pass and drained a three-point basket seconds into the game to open the scoring. Woodmore’s Brooke Allen answered with six straight points before Tryiana Settles and Meredith Grine combined for six points to lead 9-6 late in the first quarter, but Ava Beam’s three-point basket tied the score at nine to end the first quarter.
Fostoria and Woodmore traded baskets to start the 2nd quarter before Grine, Harris and Settles combined for a 12-0 Fostoria run to lead 23-11 midway through the quarter. Woodmore senior guard Nora LaMunyon scored 11 of her game high 19 as Woodmore closed the half on a 17-4 run, LaMunyon’s two made free throws with 6.1 seconds on the clock gave the Wildcats a 28-27 lead at halftime, they would not trail again.
The second half started the same as the first half, Allen scored a bucket inside and Harris drained a three-pointer to tie the score at 30. Woodmore used a half court trap to force Fostoria into turnovers and bad shots and went on a 9-2 run. Fostoria scored four straight points to pull the score to 39-36 before Beam made two free throws to end the third quarter with Woodmore leading 41-36.
Woodmore would build a seven-point fourth quarter lead when Settles made two free throws to get Fostoria back to within five with 3:37 remaining in the game. The Redmen would not get any closer the Wildcats made eight of 12 fourth quarter foul shots with LaMunyon making five of six, and Woodmore would close out the game outscoring Fostoria 15-7.
Woodmore improves its record to 10-6 (6-5) Fostoria falls to 3-14 (1-10). Woodmore travels to Oak Harbor for a non-conference game on Tuesday, Fostoria hosts Lake in a conference game on Thursday.
Scoring for Woodmore LaMunyon 19, Allen 16, Jordan Nighswander 11, Claire Rothert 6, Beam 5, Katie Brugger 2, Greta Bauder 1.
Fostoria Settles 16, Grine 13, Harris 12, Rubi Dessausure 4, Naija Miller 2.