Sidney win sets up battle of unbeatens Monday


SIDNEY — The Sidney Lady Jackets used a big second quarter to take control of the game, and went on to beat Vandalia in Greater Western Ohio Conference North girls basketball action Saturday night at the high school.

The win sets up a “battle of unbeatens” Monday night at Tecumseh High School. The Lady Jackets take an 8-0 record into the game against the 8-0 Lady Arrows.

Sidney is now 1-0 in the GWOC North.

Sidney trailed after a quarter at 15-13, but outscored the Lady Aviators 20-10 in the second quarter for a 33-25 lead at the half. Then in the third quarter, Sidney put up 23 points to open it up at 56-36 after three quarters.

Sylvia Hudson had 10 in the third quarter and went on to lead the Lady Jackets with 22 points. Kaitlyn Davis dropped in three three-pointers and finished with 18 points, and Celena Taborn added 17 points and was 5-for-6 from the free throw line.

“The third quarter was huge for us,” said Sidney coach Megan Mummey. “We were in sync and played well together. They could not stop our inside game and when they doubled, Kaitlyn stepped up and went 3-for-5 from behind the arc. Carrie Nuss did a great job on Butler’s Petrofsky, holding her to only two field goals in the second half.”

Vandalia (54) — Fourman 5, O. Schoenherr 6, Moses 17, Petrofsky 15, Rakestraw 6, Grooms 5.

Sidney (65) — Davis 18, Egan 5, Rowland 3, Hudson 22, Taborn 17.

Score by quarters:

Vandalia—15 25 36 54

Sidney—13 33 56 65

Three-pointers: Sidney 4 (Davis 3, Egan); Vandalia 6 (Moses 5, Fourman).

Records: Sidney 8-0, Vandalia 6-4.

Reserve score: Sidney 40, Vandalia 36.

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Anna 42, Marion Local 36

MARIA STEIN — Anna continued to pile up impressive wins, the latest coming Saturday afternoon at Marion Local.

The Lady Rockets opened up an 11-point lead and went on to beat the Lady Flyers 42-36 in non-league action. The win put Anna at 8-0 on the season and dropped Marion to 5-3 after its second straight loss.

Anna led 9-4 after a quarter, then outscored Marion 16-10 at the half. The Lady Flyers cut five points off the lead in the third period, but the Lady Rockets held them off down the astretch.

Avery Bensman had 12 points and Nicole Barhorst had a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds, with six of those boards coming at the offensive end. Bensman struggled from the field, hitting just one of 16. But she sank 10-for-12 from the free throw line.

Anna won despite shooting just 23 percent from the field. But Marion couldn’t overcome Anna’s free throw shooting — the Lady Rockets were 18-for-22, with Claire Spicer also dropping in five of six. She finished with nine points and also had seven rebounds, including five offensive.

For Marion Local, Emily Mescher also had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Allie Prueter 11.

Anna (42) — Betting 4, Bensman 12, Barhorst 11, Huelskamp 6, Spicer 9.

Marion (36) — Rethman 2, Prueter 11, Griesdorn 6, Fesenmeyer 5, E. Mescher 12.

Score by quarters:

Anna—9 25 34 42

Marion—4 14 28 36

Three-pointers: Anna 0, Marion 2 (Fesenmeyer, Prueter).

Records: Anna 8-0, Marion 5-3.

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Lima Bath 43, Loramie 37

FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie experienced a nightmarish shooting day and wound up dropping its second in a row in girls basketball action, 43-37 to visiting Lima Bath Saturday.

The loss leaves the Lady Redskins at 4-2 on the season.

“We outrebounded them and forced them into twice as many turnovers,” said Loramie coach Carla Siegel. “But the difference was shooting. Bath shot 43 percent from the field and we shot 24 percent. And we had no one in double figures.”

Another big difference was long-range shooting. While Fort Loramie had one three-pointer, Bath connected on nine.

Lima Bath (43) — Hale 14, Dackin 7, Craddock 3, Ulmer 15, Andrews 2, Garland 2.

Loramie (37) — Gasson 2, Frey 5, Quinter 2, Luebke 8, Boerger 8, Holthaus 5, Hoying 7.

Score by quarters:

Bath—11 23 32 43

Loramie—8 14 25 37

Three-pointers: Loramie 1 (Frey); Bath 9 (Ulmer 4, Hale 3, Dackin 2).

Records: Loramie 4-2, Bath 5-4.

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New Bremen 50, JC 35

NEW BREMEN — The New Breman Lady Cardinals shut out Jackson Center in the opening quarter and that was close to the margin of victory in a 50-35 verdict Saturday afternoon in non-league action.

Jackson Center is 6-2 after its second straight loss, and New Bremen goes to 6-3.

The Lady Cardinals led 13-0 after one quarter, with the two teams playing on nearly even terms the rest of the way.

Alyse Clune put on a long-range shooting clinic for Bremen, sinking five three-pointers and finishing with 16 points. Jane Homan added 14 points and Debbie Paul 10.

Nicole Fogt had 14 for the Lady Tigers.

Jackson Center (35) — Reese 6, Esser 6, P. Meyer 6, Fogt 14, Winner 3.

Bremen (50) — Clune 16, Jones 5, Steineman 1, Paul 10, Bergman 4, Homan 14.

Score by quarters:

JC—0 14 27 38

NB—13 27 42 50

Three-pointers: JC 1 (Fogt), NB 5 (Clune 5).

Records: JC 6-2, NB 6-3.

Reserve score: NB 43, JC 30.

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Versailles 49, Russia 27

RUSSIA — Versailles’ defense was too much for Russia to overcome in a 49-27 loss in non-league action between two neighboring squads Saturday.

Russia drops to 3-5 with the loss, and Versailles, which was playing its 12th game, is now 8-4 and winner of four in a row.

The Lady Tigers held a 16-8 lead after one, then outscored the Lady Raiders 14-4 in the second quarter to open up an 18-point bulge.

Danielle Winner hit 16 to lead the Lady Tigers, and Kami McEldowney added nine.

Maria Herron had 12 for Russia.

Versailles (49) — McEldowney 9, Watren 2, Langston 2, Blakeley 2, Peters 7, Winner 16, Monnin 7, Marshal 4.

Russia (27) — Cordonnier 3, Poling 3, Hatcher 5, W. Pleiman 4, Herron 12.

Score by quarters:

Versailles—16 30 36 49

Russia—8 12 17 27

Records: Versailles 8-4, Russia 3-5.

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Botkins 48, Riverside 28

DEGRAFF — Botkins rolled to a 16-3 lead after a quarter and never looked back in routing Riverside in non-league action at Riverside Saturday, 48-28.

Kayla Hueker and Paige Lane both finished with 13 to lead the Lady Trojans, who are now 6-4 on the season. Casey Woodall added 10. Heuker also had six rebounds and four steals, and Sarah Bergman pulled down eight rebounds.

Botkins (48) — Pitts 5, Heuker 13, Esser 3, Bergman 2, Lane 13, Greve 2, Woodall 10.

Riverside (28) — scoring not available

Score by quarters:

Botkins—16 29 42 48

Riverside—3 13 18 28

Three-pointers: Botkins 3 (Pitts, Esser, Lane).

Records: Botkins 6-4, Riverside 3-6.

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Minster 67, Van Wert 21

VAN WERT — Minster had no trouble staying undefeated Saturday, blasting winless Van Wert 67-21 in non-league action at Van Wert.

Minster is now 5-0 after rolling to a 36-10 lead after one quarter.

Courtney Prenger, a freshman, led Minster with 19 points, including 13 in the second quarter.

Minster (67) — Fischer 8, Butler 2, Roeterman 9, Huelsman 2, Baumer 7, Thobe 4, Westerbeck 3, Schmitmeyer 4, Kogge 2, Prenger 19, Luthman 7.

Van Wert (21) — Meyers 2, Ally Jackson 3, Nicolai 2, Abby Jackson 4, Shaffer 3, Hittle 6, Priest 1.

Score by quarters:

Minster—18 36 54 67

Van Wert—5 10 14 21

Three-pointers: Minster 3 (Fischer 2, Baumer); Van Wert 2 (Ally Jackson, Shaffer).

Records: Minster 5-0, Van Wert 0-8.

Reserve score: Minster 30, Van Wert 6.

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NK 58, Spencerville 35

NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville won its fourth in row Saturday, routing Spencerville at home 58-35 in non-league play.

The win put the Lady Rangers at 6-2 overall.

Rachel Leffel had 19 and Ashlyn Miller 12 to lead Knoxville.

Spencerville (35) — K. Grigsby 4, Healine 2, Smith 5, Work 3, Probst 5, J. Grigsby 10, Carter 6.

New Knoxville (58) — Katterheinrich 3, Miller 12, Schwieterman 7, Lageman 9, Scott 2, Leffel 19, Jurosic 2.

Score by quarters:

S’ville—11 19 29 35

NK—6 26 40 58

Three-pointers: Spencerville 3 (J. Grigsby 2, Probst), NK 2 (Katterheichrich, Schwieterman).

Records: NK 6-2, Spencerville 3-5.