Anna hands Lima Bath first loss


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Staff report

ANNA — Anna led from start to finish in routing visiting Lima Bath in a non-league matchup of early-season unbeatens Monday night in high school girls basketball action.

The Lady Rockets move to 5-0 on the season heading into the biggest game of the ampaign to date, Saturday at home against Fort Loramie. Lima Bath is now 4-1.

Anna led 13-9 after a quarter and made it 29-21 at the half. Beth could get no closer.

Avery Bensman had 17 to lead Anna in scoring, and made it a double-double with 10 rebounds. She also led in steals with five. Claire Spicer added 13 points and Sarah Bettinger finished with 12 and added seven rebounds.

Anna was 26-for-63 from the field for 37 percent and held Bath to just 14-for-49, 29 percent. Anna committed just seven turnovers while forcing Bath to turn it 20 times.

Lima Bath (38) — Hale 3, B. Dackin 7, Craddock 7, Ulmer 5, Andrelos 8, Garland 8.

Anna (60) — Bettinger 12, Bensman 17, Barhorst 7, Huelskamp 8, Boyd 3, Spicer 13.

Score by quarters:

Bath 9 21 31 38

Anna 13 29 41 60

Three-pointers: Anna 1 (Spicer); Bath 2 (Hale, Craddock).

Records: Anna 5-0, Bath 4-1.

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Botkin 45, W-G 40

WAYNESFIELD — The Botkins Lady Trojans evened their record at 3-3 with a 45-40 road win over Waynesfield-Goshen on Monday.

The Lady Trojans jumped out to a 17-8 lead after one quarter, and the two teams played even in the middle two, giving Botkins the nine-point advantage heading to the final period.

Kayla Heuker had 13 for the Lady Trojans, hitting 5-for-6 from the foul line. Sarah Bergman added 10 points and pulled down 13 rebounds for a double-double. Six of those rebounds came on the offensive end.

Heuker was close to a double-double, adding seven steals.

Botkins (45) — Pitts 7, Heuker 13, Esser 3, Bergman 12, Lane 8, Woodall 2.

Waynesfield (40) — Buffenbarger 3, Barington 9, Biederman 3, Wicker 8, Craig 6, N. Crawford 4, Gilroy 2, P. Crawford 6.

Score by quarters:

Botkins 17 28 36 45

Waynesfield 8 23 27 40

Three-pointers: Botkins 2 (Pitts, Esser); Waynesfield 3 (P. Crawford 2, Buffenbarger).

Records: Botkins 3-3, Waynesfield 0-4.

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Tri-Village 58, Houston 27

HOUSTON — Houston fell behind by 15 at the half and couldn’t recover in falling to Tri-Village 58-27 in non-league girls basketball Monday.

The loss left the Lady Wildcats at 2-5 on the year going into a home game against Fairlawn Thursday.

The game was closer than the final score shows. Houston was down 14 after three periods before being outscored 21-4 in the final quarter.

Jenna Winner had 10 for the Lady Wildcats.

Tri-Village (58) — Downing 20, Mann 16, Holzapple 2, Morris 2, Dowler 8, Prince 6, Miller 2, Morehead 2.

Houston (27) — J. Monnin 1, New 4, Jarrett 2, Stang 6, Winner 10, Hensley 4.

Score by quarters:

T-V 18 28 37 58

Houston 8 13 23 27

Three-pointers: T-V 4 (Dowler 2, Downing, Prince); Houston 0.

Records: T-V 6-1, Houston 2-5.

Reserve score: T-V 33, Houston 20.

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Saturday:

NB 47, Tri-Village 42, OT

NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen girls overcame a scoreless second quarter and handed Tri-Village its first and only defeat of the season so far, 47-42 in overtime n non-league action Saturday afternoon.

Bremen is now 3-2 heading into a league game Thursday at home against Parkway.

The two teams were tied at 37-all at the end of regulation. The Lady Cardinals ourscored the Lady Patriots 10-5 in the extra session.

Bremen trailed 12-0 after a quarter, then went without a point in the second period to go down 23-12 at the half. But the Lady Cardinals outscored the visitors 15-5 in the third quarter to make a game of it again.

Debbie Paul had 19 to lead Bremen, and Alyse Clune and Paige Jones added 10 points apiece.

T-V (40) — Miller 15, Downing 15, Godown 2, Dowler 6, Mann 4.

NB (45) — Clune 10, Jones 10, Paul 19, Bergman 3, Homan 5.

Score by quarters:

T-V 15 23 28 37 42

NB 12 12 27 37 47

Three-pointers: Bremen 3 (Clune 2, Jones); TV 6 (Miller 3, Dowler 2, Downing).’

Records: NB 3-2.

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