Houston throws huge scareinto unbeaten Lady Jackets


Sidney’s Hudson moves up to No. 2 on career scoring list

Houston’s Jenna Jarrett looks to pass as Sidney’s Alina Kindle (15) and Celena Taborn defend in girls basketball action at Sidney Monday.

Houston’s Jenna Jarrett looks to pass as Sidney’s Alina Kindle (15) and Celena Taborn defend in girls basketball action at Sidney Monday.


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Staff report

SIDNEY — Sidney had to outscore Houston 15-7 in the final period to avoid what would have been a monumental upset in high school girls basketball Monday night at Sidney.

While the Lady Jackets came into the game with a 10-0 record and the No. 1 ranking in Division I in the Miami Valley, the Houston Lady Wildcats entered with a 5-7 mark. But by the half, Houston was rolling along with a 23-17 lead, and still led by four entering the final period.

The Lady Jackets trailed 37-30 with 6:23 remaining in the game before back-to-back threes from Kaitlyn Davis and Ashley Egan made it close the rest of the way.

Sidney didn’t lead in the game until Sylvia Hudson hit two free throws with a minute remaining to make it 43-42. Houston had two possessions in the final 40 seconds to retake the lead, but was unable to. Hudson hit a basket at the buzzer for the final three-point margin.

Hudson led the way for Sidney with 16, and that moved her up to second place on Sidney High’s career scoring list with 1,257. She is just 186 points behind all-time scoring leader Tangela Wells (1,443).

“We did not shoot the ball well,” said Sidney coach Megan Mummey. “Credit Houston’s defense because they zoned our inside game and we were not able to hit many shots outside. We did not do a very good job of controlling (Macey) Stang or rebounding the ball. But we really tightened down in the last three minutes and executed the plays we needed to. We got the ball in Hudson’s hands and she was able to make two clutch free throws to put us up by one coming down the stretch.”

The Lady Jackets were 18-for-48 from the field for 38 percent.

Davis, who fouled out with still 2:30 remaining in the game, finished with 13 for the Lady Jackets. Egan led in assists with four and Taborn in rebounds with eight.

Sidney had no answer for Stang. She poured in 23 for the Lady Wildcats and got to the free throw line 13 times. She also hit three three-pointers.

Sidney returns to action Wednesday night in a Greater Western Ohio Conference North game at home against 2-10 Piqua.

The Lady Wildcats are at Fort Loramie Thursday in County play.

Houston (42) — Maier 2, Hensley 2, Winner 6, Stang 23, Monnier 6, New 3.

Sidney (45) — Davis 13, Egan 6, Hudson 16, Nuss 3, Taborn 7.

Score by quarters:

Houston—15 23 34 42

Sidney—11 17 30 45

Three-pointers: Sidney 5 (Davis 3, Egan 2); Houston 3 (Stang 3).

Records: Sidney 11-0, Houston 5-8.

Reserve score: Houston 46, Sidney 37.

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Russia 51, Newton 40

PLEASANT HILL — The Russia Lady Raiders won their third in a row Monday night, going on the road and beating Newton in non-league action, 52-40.

The win evened Russia’s record on the season at 6-6 going into a County game Thursday at home against Botkins.

Russia ran to a 20-8 lead after a quarter and nearly doubled the score by the half at 37-19.

Cameo Wilson had 13 to lead Russia, Laurissa Poling added 12 and Maria Herron finished with nine.

Russia (52) — Cordonnier 8, Poling 12, Monnin 1, Hatcher 7, Wilson 13, Herron 9, Sherman 2.

Newton (40) — McBride 20, Mollette 8, Carroll 2, Kesler 2, Stine 6, Oburn 2.

Score by quarters:

Russia—20 37 45 51

Newton—8 19 33 40

Three-pointers: Russia 2 (Herron 2); Newton 2 (McBride 2).

Records: Russia 6-6, Newton 7-4.

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Minster 42, Jackson 27

MINSTER — The Minster Lady Wildcats got past Jackson Center in non-league action Monday night at home, winning 42-27.

The Lady Wildcats took a 9-2 record into Tuesday night’s showdown at unbeaten Anna. Jackson is now 7-3 after its third loss in the last four games. The Lady Tigers also play Anna next, on Thursday at Anna in County play.

Minster led from the start and steadily pulled away to the win.

Rosie Westerbeck had 13 to lead Minster and Courtney Prenger added 11. Olivia Clark led Jackson with eight.

Minster held a big advantage at the line. While the Lady Tigers were canning just 3 for 14, Minster was 13 for 19.

Jackson Center (27) — Reese 1, P. Meyer 3, Elchert 6, C. Meyer 7, Winner 2, Clark 8.

Minster (42) — Fischer 6, Roetgerman 6, Huelsman 1, Baumer 1, Westerbeck 13, Schmitmeyer 4, Prenger 11.

Score by quarters:

JC—9 16 22 27

Minster—12 24 33 42

Three-pointers: Minster 3 (Fischer 2, Westerbeck); JC 3 (Elchert 2, C. Meyer).

Records: Minster 9-2, JC 7-3.

Reserve score: Minster 55, JC 17.

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Botkins 65, Mechanicsburg 48

MECHANICSBURG — Botkins went to 7-5 on the season with a 65-46 victory over Mechanicsburg in non-league action at Mechanicsburg Monday night.

The Lady Trojans only outscored the Lady Indians by five in the second half, but led 31-17 at the halftime break after dominating the first two periods.

Four Lady Trojans finished in double digits. Kayla Heuker had 18 points and was 6-for-8 from the free throw line. Jenna Pitts and Sarah Bergman added 12 points apiece and Casey Woodall finished with 10 points and nine rebounds.

Heuker finished with five assists and seven rebounds, and Pitts had four steals.

Botkins (65) — Pitts 12, Heuker 18, Jones 2, Esser 4, Bergman 12, Lane 7, Woodall 10.

Mechanicsburg (46) — Miller 2, Dingey 2, Dodane 18, Schipfer 20, Hux 2, Barch 2.

Score by quarters:

Botkins—13 31 46 65

Mech’burg—8 19 30 46

Three-pointers: Botkkins 2 (Pitts, Esser); Mechanicsburg 4 (Dodane 4).

Records: Botkins 7-5, Mechanicsburg 2-9.

Houston’s Jenna Jarrett looks to pass as Sidney’s Alina Kindle (15) and Celena Taborn defend in girls basketball action at Sidney Monday.
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Hudson
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Stang
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Sidney’s Hudson moves up to No. 2 on career scoring list