Swanton’s Aricka Lutz drilled a three-pointer in the waning moments of the opening quarter to pull her team within two, 13-11, but the momentum pretty much stopped right there. Rossford went on a 15-3 run in the second quarter while on their way to a 45-33 victory at Swanton in non-league girls basketball Monday night.
The visiting Bulldogs got a triple from Sammi Mikonowicz to open the second stanza, then Madison Schimming did the same, getting the benefit of the bounce on hers at the 4:37 mark of the quarter. Mikonowicz would score in the paint just over a minute later as Rossford took a 21-11 lead.
Rossford’s run ended after a three from Megan Dunne, as Averie Lutz countered with a triple for Swanton for their only points of the frame. The visiting Bulldogs then got a pair of buckets from Mikonowicz, giving them a 28-14 lead at the half.
The second half began with some ‘excitement’, when Swanton coach Eric Oakes was given a technical after arguing the lack of a foul call on an early possession. Dunne stepped to the line and split a pair of free throws.
However, it seemed to light a fire under the home team.
Averie Lutz would hit consecutive threes in a span of 30 seconds, trimming Rossford’s lead to 29-20. Rossford followed with hoops by Dunne and Mikonowicz, but another Averie Lutz three kept it at 33-23 entering the fourth quarter.
She finished where she left off with a deuce to begin the fourth, but that was as close as Swanton got the rest of the way. Dunne and Katie Glowacki made sure of it with consecutive triples for Rossford, putting them up 39-25 with 5:33 to go.
Averie Lutz was at the forefront for Swanton with 22 points. Her sister Aricka finished with 7 points.
For Rossford, Mikonowicz led the way with 19. They improved to 5-2 with the win.
Swanton was back in action Tuesday, picking up a 49-47 win at Springfield. They are now 4-3 on the season and will travel to Holgate on Friday.
Reach Max Householder at 419-335-2010