Pacific sweeps OHS in FRC showdowns

Will Johnson

Last week before Valentine’s Day, Owensville’s Dutchmen and Dutchgirl basketball teams welcomed Pacific to Owensville High School for a pair of Four Rivers Conference (FRC) basketball doubleheaders last Monday and Tuesday nights.

Hannah Wehar’s JV Dutchgirls kicked things off last Monday night against Pacific’s JV Lady Indians.

Unable to hold on to a 33-28 fourth-quarter lead, Pacific outscored the JV Dutchgirls 13-4 in the final seven minutes handing OHS a 41-37 loss.

Pacing Owensville with eight points each were the trio of Luci Angell, Kate Angell and Anna Skornia.

Destine Busenhart added four points followed by the quarter of Stephani Elliott, Morgan Lairmore, Julie Wright and Almundena Imedio-Perez with two points each.

Abby Koepke added a third-quarter free throw for one point to round out the JV Dutchgirl scoring against Pacific.

In the loss, OHS lost a dual-threat player for the season.

A mere :45 into the game, sophomore guard/forward Brooke Nowack went up for a rebound coming awkward and hard on the floor.

Out for the remainder of the junior varsity game and varsity action, it was later determined that Nowack tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

Trailing 7-6 in the first quarter of varsity action, Ryan Flanagan’s varsity Dutchgirls saw Pacific go on a 12-3 run for a 19-9 lead after one quarter.

From there, the Lady Indians could not miss from the field going on to hands the hosts from Owensville a 71-34 loss.

Accounting for 13 of Owensville’s 21 first-half points, Breanna Diestelkamp led the varsity Dutchgirls with a team-high 20 points.

Busenhart followed up her four-point effort in the JV contest with seven points in varsity action.

Katelyn Landolt fired in a second-quarter 3-pointer for three points followed by Elliott and Skornia with two points each.

Pacific was led by Madison Brocato with a game-high 23 points. She helped the Lady Indians scoring 13 of their 19 first-quarter points.

Dutchmen vs. Pacific

Welcoming John VanLeer’s Pacific Indians to OHS last Tuesday night, Owensville’s Dutchmen basketball teams looked to post a pair of victories during senior night honoring the Dutchmen basketball players, cheerleaders and members of the Dutch Divas dance team.

Taking the floor first were Danny Mundwiller’s JV Dutchmen against Pacific’s JV Indians.

Trailing 19-10 after one quarter, Owensville was limited to five points the rest of the game by a stingy Pacific defense in a 57-15 loss to the visiting JV Indians.

Austin Terry led the JV Dutchmen with five points followed by four markers from Michael Miles all in the first quarter.

Macen Blankenship also fired in a first-quarter 3-pointer for three points to go along with a third-quarter bucket from Boyde Nicks for two points.

Jacob Barch rounded out the JV Dutchmen scoring with a second-quarter free throw for one point.

Don’TA Harris and Devin Casey both led Pacific’s JV Indians with a game-high 14 points.

Following the recognition of Dutchmen basketball seniors Wyatt Ellis, Sean Irwin, Michael Lahmeyer, Kory Bauer and Tony Terry Jr., Todd Rehmert’s Owensville varsity Dutchmen faced off against Cameron VanLeer and the visiting Pacific Indians.

Torching the nets for 18 of his game-high 23 points in the first quarter, VanLeer was too much for OHS in a 63-32 senior-night loss to the visiting Indians.

Brady Smith led Owensville in a losing cause with a team-high eight points followed by seven from Irwin along with six each from Trevor Abernathy and Ellis.

Friday night in Union, the JV Dutchmen fell 50-23 to the host Wildcats while Rehmert’s varsity squad fell in another close game by a final score of 53-49.

Last night (Tuesday) in Sullivan, Owensville fell to the host Eagles 65-48 in their regular season finale.