ANNA — Anna pulled away in the second half to beat Botkins 40-28 in a Shelby County Athletic League opener on Tuesday.
The teams were tied 16-16 at halftime, but the Rockets used an 11-4 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter to take control and outscored the Trojans 13-8 in the fourth to close out the win.
Break Kuck scored eight of her 14 points in the second half, while Ella Doseck scored 10 of her 14 in the second half, with nine coming on 3-pointers. Kiplyn Rowland and Lauren Barhorst each scored five apiece for Anna.
Makenna Maurer led Botkins with six points, while Jill Greve and Boston Paul each scored five.
Anna made 9-of-11 free-throw attempts, while Botkins made 3-of-4.
Fort Loramie 69, Fairlawn 29
After a close first quarter, Fort Loramie ran away to a big SCAL victory on Tuesday at Fairlawn.
Fort Loramie led 14-11 at the end of the first and then outscored the Jets 21-3 in the second. The Redskins used a 17-4 scoring edge in the third quarter to put the game away.
Dana Rose had an excellent night for the Redskins. She was 5-of-11 from the field and 5 for 5 from the free-throw line, tallying 16 total points. She also had six steals and four assists. Marissa Meiring was 5-of-7 from the field, finishing with 13 points and five steals. Kenzie Hoelscher scored 12 points.
For Fairlawn, Kennedy Spicer and Lauren Dudgeon both had eight points.
Versailles 77, Delphos St. John’s 49
Tuesday was a special night for Versailles coach Jacki Stonebraker.
Not only did the team honor with cupcakes in the shape of ‘300’ before the game as a tribute for picking up her 300th win Saturday, but her daughter Brooke had a career game as Versailles rolled to Midwest Athletic Conference win over Delphos St. John’s in a home opener.
Brooke Stonebraker, a junior, led Versailles with 15 points as the Tigers jumped out to a 17-0 lead and never looked back.
Caitlin McEldowney opened the game’s scoring with a 3-pointer and Kelsey Custenborder and Danielle Kunk followed with field goals to make it 7-0.
After two baskets by Lindsey Winner, Custenborder and McEldowney hit 3-pointers to make it 17-0.
Winner added 14 points to the balanced attack, while Kunk scored 13 and McEldowney added 12. Liz Ording finished with eight, Savannah Toner netted six and Custenborder added five.
Bellefontaine 44, Riverside 37
The Pirates trailed 39-22 at the start of the third quarter in a nonconference game at Bellefontaine on Tuesday but finished on a big run to narrow the final score. The Pirates cut within three points with less than two minutes left, but Bellefontaine was able to close out the win.
“Need to stay out of foul trouble and play hard for the full four quarters, but I’m proud of our girls for fighting back and never giving up tonight,” Riverside coach Bryce Hodge said. “Bellefontaine is a really good, well-coached team and played a great game.”
Dana Jones was Riverside’s leading scorer with 14 points. Kalin Kreglow had seven and Shelby Giles chipped in six.
Riverside wins match at TP Lanes
Riverside hosted Valley View on Tuesday in a shortened match due to time restraints at TP Lanes.
The boys won with a score of 1,195-1,150. Riverside was led by Bailey Gammell with a 179 game and Spencer Hughes with a 148 game.
Riverside’s girls squad beat Valley View with a score of 1,117-924. Leading the Pirates was Mereana Steely with a 131 game and Rayce Yelton with a 124 game.
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