Lady Bulldogs Edge Wauseon in NWOAL Thriller
With the score knotted at 37 and just over 20 seconds remaining in the game, Averie Lutz launched a shot from well beyond the arc that found nothing but net and the Swanton Lady Bulldogs hung on to defeat the Wauseon Lady Indians 40-37. After Swanton lost leading scorer Aricka Lutz for the rest of the game early in the fourth quarter, Wauseon rallied from an eight-point deficit to tie the contest. Only Averie’s two scoring drives to the basket kept the Bulldogs from falling behind. The three-point bomb gave Averie all of Swanton’s seven fourth quarter points and a game-high 21 in the win. Her twin sister Aricka had 10 points before the injury and Katie Floyd added five for the Bulldogs. Marisa Seiler led the Indians with 14 points, Autumn Pelok had 12 and Hayley scored seven. With the victory Swanton moves to 3-1 in the league and 11-6 overall. Wauseon falls to 2-2 in the league and 9-4 on the season.