Sidney girls 5-0 after 53-41 win

Anna hands Fort Loramie first loss


Sidney’s Carrie Nuss shoots over Miamisburg’s Allison Rang at Sidney Saturday Saturday night.

Sidney’s Carrie Nuss shoots over Miamisburg’s Allison Rang at Sidney Saturday Saturday night.

Staff report

SIDNEY — Sidney started fast behind senior guard Kaitlyn Davis and rolled to a 53-41 victory over visiting Miamisburg in high school girls basketball action Saturday night to keep its perfect record intact.

The win came in the Greater Western Ohio Conference “showcase” game, which featured a girls-boys doubleheader. The girls game was followed by the varsity boys, and it was a clean sweep for the Yellow Jackets.

Davis scored all 11 of her points in the opening quarter, hitting three three-pointers to lead the Lady Jackets to a 20-point quarter. The lead was 20-14 after one, and a strong second quarter made it 36-20 at the half.

“We got off to a great start,” said Sidney coach Megan Mummey. “We had a big lead heading into the half. But in the third quarter, Kaitlyn went down a few minutes in along with Adrianne Miller. When you lose your point guard your offense just doesn’t flow as smoothly. We got careless with the ball at times and kept the game closer than anticipated. But Sylvia Hudson stepped in and handled the ball pretty well given the situation.”

Hudson was solid throughout, finishing with 22 points, including 6-for-9 from the line. She now has 1,134 career points, moving her up to third on the all-time scoring list at Sidney. She is 112 points behind No. 2 Konner Harris, who currently plays at Chicago State.

The Lady Jackets are 5-0 on the season and play at St. Marys tonight.

Miamisburg (41) — Leigh 5, Parkhurst 18, Tanner 6, K. Pringle 4, Weber 2, S. Pringle 6.

Sidney (53) — Davis 11, Kindle 5, Timmons 4, Rowland 6, Hudson 22, Taborn 5.

Score by quarters:

M’burg—14 20 29 41

Sidney—20 36 46 53

Three-pointers: Sidney 5 (Davis 3, Rowland, Kindle); Miamisburg 0.

Records: Sidney 5-0, Miamisburg 3-5.

ANNA — Anna’s Avery Bensman went coast-to-coast after a Fort Loramie bucket with 13 seconds remaining, and her basket gave the Lady Rockets a heartstopping 46-45 victory in County girls basketball action Saturday at Anna.

The win put Anna at 4-0 in the league and 6-0 on the season going into a game at Houston Thursday. Fort Loramie is now 3-1 in the County and 4-1 overall and hosts Lima Bath Saturday.

With Fort Loramie starting slow and then getting into foul trouble in the second quarter, Anna was in control for the first two periods. When the half ended, the Lady Rockets were on top by nine at 28-19.

But the Lady Redskins came out and rode the hot hand of sophomore Abby Holthaus, who had three buckets to lead Loramie to a 17-7 advantage in the quarter and a one-point lead heading to the final period.

The two teams battled back and forth, and when Loramie standout Jessica Boerger grabbed an offensive rebounds and put it back in with 13 seconds remaining, it gave the Lady Redskins a 45-44 advantage with the clock running down.

But Bensman took the inbounds pass and motored the length of the floor to hit the game-winner. Boerger attempted a shot at the buzzer, but it was blocked, giving Anna the victory.

Nicole Barhorst had 15 points and seven rebounds, and Bensman finished with 12 points and eight rebounds to lead the Lady Rockets.

Boerger led Fort Loramie with 14, and Holly Frey pulled down nine rebounds, four at the offensive end.

Loramie (45) — Gasson 1, R. Frey 9, Quinter 3, Brandewie 2, Boerger 14, Hoying 3, H. Frey 5, Holthaus 8.

Anna (46) — Bettinger 4, Bensman 12, Barhorst 15, Schmitmeyer 1, Huelskamp 8, Boyd 2, Spicer 4.

Score by quarters:

Loramie—12 19 36 45

Anna—17 28 35 46

Three-pointers: FL 1 (R. Frey); Anna 3 (Barhorst 2, Bensman).

Records: Anna 6-0, FL 4-0.

COUNTY STANDINGS — Anna 4-0 (6-0), Jackson Center 3-0 (5-0), Fort Loramie 3-1 (4-1), Houston 3-1 (4-5), Russia 1-3 (2-4), Botkins 0-4 (4-4), Fairlawn 0-5 (0-7).


JC 60, Fairlawn 20

SIDNEY — Jackson Center remained tied for first place in the County race after a 60-20 win over Fairlawn on Saturday at Fairlawn.

The Lady Tigers are 3-0 in the league and 5-0 overall. Fairlawn drops to 0-5 in the County and 0-7 on the year.

The Lady Jets’ hopes for an upset were dashed in the first quarter when high-scoring Audrey Francis suffered an ankle injury and was unable to return.

Jackson went on to lead 17-2 after a quarter and stretched it to 33-8 at the half.

Kamryn Elchert sunk three three-pointers and finished with 15, and Peyton Esser added 10 for Jackson.

JC (60) — Reese 4, P. Meyer 4, Esser 10, Elchert 15, C. Meyer 1, Fogt 8, Hoehne 4, Winner 6, Clark 4, Ware 4.

Fairlawn (20) — Brautigam 2, Roe 6, Dudgeon 6, Roush 1, Tyler 3.

Score by quarters:

JC—17 33 41 60

Fairlawn—2 8 14 20

Three-pointers: JC 3 (Elchert 3); Fairlawn 0.

Records: JC 5-0, Fairlawn 0-7.

Reserve score: JC 44, Fairlawn 23.


Houston 47, Russia 41

HOUSTON — Houston went to 3-1 in the league and 4-5 overall with a 47-41 victory over visiting Russia in action Saturday at Houston.

The loss left Russia at 1-3 and 2-4.

Houston led 16-9 at the half, but Russia outscored the Lady Wildcats 15-8 to even the score at 24-24 going to the final period, which turned out to be high scoring.

Jenna Winner had 14 and Macey Stang 12 for the Lady Wildcats. Russia was led by Maria Herron with 14.

Russia (41) — Cordonnier 6, Poling 2, Hatcher 8, Pleiman 7, Herron 14, Sherman 4.

Houston (47) — Maier 8, Winner 14, Stang 12, S. Monnier 5, New 8.

Score by quarters:

Russia—5 9 24 41

Houston—7 16 24 47

Three-pointers: Russia 7 (Herron 3, Hatcher 2, Pleiman, Sherman); Houston 3 (New 2, Stang).

Records: Houston 4-5, Russia 2-4.


Botkins 55, Allen East 48

BOTKINS — Botkins led from the start in beating Allen East in non-league action at Botkins Saturday.

The win evened the Lady Trojans’ record at 4-4 on the year and left Allen East 2-7.

Kayla Heuker finished with 23 points to lead the Lady Trojans, and Sarah Bergman added 19. Bergman also added nine rebounds, while Heuker hit seven of her eight free throw attempts.

Botkins (55) — Heuker 23, Pitts 4, Esser 1, Bergman 19, Lane 4, Woodall 2, Homan 2.

AE — not available

Score by quarters

AE—9 24 34 48

Botkins—11 29 45 55

Three-pointers: Botkins none.

Records: Botkins 4-4, AE 2-7.

Sidney’s Carrie Nuss shoots over Miamisburg’s Allison Rang at Sidney Saturday Saturday night.’s Carrie Nuss shoots over Miamisburg’s Allison Rang at Sidney Saturday Saturday night.
Anna hands Fort Loramie first loss