Thursday basketball roundup: Russia hands Fort Loramie rare SCAL loss


RUSSIA — Russia took control in the second half and held on to hand Fort Loramie its first Shelby County Athletic League loss since 2018 on Thursday at Clair C. Naveau Gymnasium.

Skyler Albers scored 10 points in the first quarter to help Fort Loramie take a 13-12 lead. The Redskins used an 11-9 edge in the second quarter to take a 24-21 lead at halftime.

But Russia finished the third quarter strong to pull within 32-31, then finished with a 12-8 edge in the fourth to earn the win. Fort Loramie missed a potentially game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Kate Sherman and Reese Goubeaux each scored 11 points for the Raiders (18-4, 10-2 SCAL) while Roni Poling scored nine.

Albers led Fort Loramie (18-2, 11-1) with 14 points. Carissa Meyer scored eight points and had three steals.

Russia made 15-of-22 foul shot attempts while Fort Loramie made 5-of-11; the Redskins missed five free throws in the fourth quarter.

Anna 55, Botkins 35

The Rockets dominated in an SCAL game on Thursday in Anna to secure a fourth-place tie in final league standings.

Anna led 12-7 at the end of the first quarter, 28-16 at halftime and 46-25 at the end of the end of the third quarter.

Brenna Cobb led Anna (12-8, 6-6) with 20 points and eight rebounds. Jenna Wolters and Jadyn Huber each scored eight points.

Camdyn Paul and Jana Metz each scored eight points for Botkins (12-9, 7-5).

Anna shot 24 for 54 (44 percent) from the floor while Botkins shot 13 for 40 (33 percent). The Rockets had a 30-21 rebounding edge.

The Trojans finished third in SCAL standings behind Fort Loramie and Russia, while Anna tied with Jackson Center for fourth place.

Jackson Center 47, Houston 33

The Tigers won an SCAL game on Thursday to secure a fourth-place tie in final league standings.

Jackson Center (10-11) finishes 6-6 in SCAL play while Houston (6-16) finishes 2-10.

No statistics were reported.

Milton-Union 53, Riverside 35

The Pirates lost a Three Rivers Conference game on Thursday in De Graff.

Riverside led 12-7 at the end of the first quarter, but the Bulldogs used a 16-6 edge in the second to take a 23-18 halftime lead, then ran away with a 20-6 edge in the third.

Avery Perk led Riverside (5-16, 2-12 TRC) with 20 points.

Not reported: Northridge at Lehman Catholic.

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