RAVENNA–The Ravenna Bulldogs girls basketball team pulled the air out of the ball on Thursday night and ended up with a 32-26 non-conference win over the Fremont Packers.

Neither team generated much offense during the opening eight minutes of action as Ravenna and Fremont ended the first quarter in a 5-5 tie.

The Bulldogs and Packers found some offense during the second stanza  as Ravenna outscored Fremont 11-8 in the quarter to take a 16-13 halftime lead.

Ravenna spent part of the third quarter and all of the fourth quarter in a four corner offense that burned up a lot of time and kept the ball out of the hands of the Fremont offense.

The Bulldogs led 25-20 after three quarters and secured the six point win in the final eight minutes.

“We got a lot of good shots tonight, they just didn’t fall,” said Fremont head coach Wes Zerlaut. “Credit Ravenna with going to the four corners and taking a lot of time off the clock. Our girls worked hard on defense against that, and got some steals, but they didn’t turn into points often enough and they were able to whittle the clock away.”

Emily Postema led the Ravenna offense with nine points while Emma Gillard tossed in eight points.

Fremont was led by Jessica Bennett with 10 points and Khaila Noordyk with 8 points.

Ravenna (4-6, 2-4) will travel to Holton next Tuesday evening.

Fremont (4-10, 2-4) will host Ludington next Tuesday evening.