HOUSTON — Houston’s girls basketball team stayed close in a nonconference game on Monday but couldn’t pull ahead in a 50-42 loss to Bethel.
It was 12-10 after one quarter, 23-22 at halftime and 38-35 after three quarters.
Houston used three 3-pointers in the second half — two by Katie Maier and one by Megan Maier — to stay within striking distance.
With Bethel leading 48-42 in the final minute, the Bees’ Grace Bennett got behind the Houston defense for the final two points to put the game away.
Katie Maier scored 13 points for Houston. Megan Maier and Emma Kemp added 10 points each.
Sidney 64, Stebbins 18
The Yellow Jackets won their sixth consecutive Miami Valley League game on Monday in Sidney.
Sidney (6-1, 6-0 MVL Valley) built a 20-3 lead by the end of the first quarter and used a 12-3 scoring edge in the second to take a 32-6 halftime lead.
Kiara Hudgins led Sidney with 14 points. Jordan Scully scored 12 and Regan Clark scored 10.