Danbury girls basketball team plays best season in program history

Mar 12, 2024 | Sports | 0 comments

BY BOB STASCAK

The Perrysburg Yellow Jackets defeated the Sandusky Blue Streaks 66-51 on Tuesday, March 5 in a Boys Division I Semifinal matchup. The Yellow Jackets opened up an early 22-10 lead as Perrysburg shot 66% from the field. This loss ended the Sandusky Blue Streaks’ 15-game winning streak. The Blue Streaks finished the season with a record of 22-2. Perrysburg improved their record to 17-7 and will advance to the District Championship game on Friday, March 8.

The two-seed Margaretta Polar Bears rallied from an 11-point deficit to defeat the top-seed Ashland Crestview Cougars 60-54. The Wednesday, March 6 Boys District Semifinals game saw Margaretta outscore Ashland Crestview by 17 points in the fourth quarter. The Polar Bears will bring their record of 22-2 into Norwalk on Saturday, March 9 when they play the winner of the Genoa – Lake contest for the D – III District title. Ashland Crestview finishes with a 22-2 record.

The record-setting Danbury Lakers Girls Basketball team came up short against the Loudonville Redbirds 46-40 in a Division IV Regional Semifinal matchup on Thursday, March 7. This would end the best season in program history for Danbury who finished with a record of 24-3, which is a single-season wins record. Danbury also set a single-season school record for points allowed, and they won the first district title ever for a Danbury Girls Basketball team. This game would be the final night for three Danbury seniors, Michaela Harris, Maria Maringer and Kelly Uhinck. Maringer became the 11th player in the history of the program to reach the 1,000-point mark. Uhinck scored 21 points in this final game. The seventh-ranked Loudonville Redbirds improve their record to 25-2 which gives Ashland County its first Elite Eight qualifier in over three decades.

In the Thursday, March 7 Girls Division III Semifinal game, the Margaretta Polar Bears would eliminate the Harvest Prep Warriors 48-36. With this win the Polar Bears’ record improves to 25-2 which sets a school record for wins in a single season. The Polar Bears are also ranked fifth in the season’s D – III poll, plus they have won 11 games in a row. The Polar Bears jumped out to an early 14-point lead which they would increase to as much as 27 points before the Warriors mounted a late-game comeback. The Polar Bears will move on to a Regional Final game on Saturday, March 9. They will play the Ottawa – Glandorf Titans who are ranked third in the final D – III state poll.

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