MARION — Lehman Catholic couldn’t hold onto a halftime lead and lost 60-54 in overtime in a Northwest Central Conference game on Thursday at Marion Elgin.
The Comets took a 10-2 lead by the end of the first quarter, but Lehman used a 21-8 scoring advantage in the second take a five-point halftime lead. The teams were tied 49-49 at the end of regulation, and Elgin used an 11-5 scoring advantage in overtime to secure the win.
Lauren McFarland led the Cavaliers with 14 points while Carly Edwards added 13 and Anna Cianciolo scored 10. Grace Monnin led the squad with 10 rebounds while Rylie McIver had six.
Lehman made 18-of-73 field-goal attempts (25 percent) while Elgin made 22-of-51 (43 percent). The Comets won the rebounding battle 38-32 but had 24 turnovers compared to six by Lehman.
Josi Wolf led Elgin with 23 points and 13 rebounds.
Houston 50, Newton 30
The Wildcats used a 20-5 scoring advantage in the third quarter to run away from Newton in a nonconference game on Thursday in Houston.
The Wildcats built a 20-13 lead by halftime and then took a 40-18 advantage by the start of the fourth.
Jess Monnier led Houston with 19 points while Amber Stangel scored nine and Hollie Voisard scored eight.
New Bremen 33, New Knoxville 29
After falling behind by six points by the end of a road Midwest Athletic Conference game on Thursday, the Cardinals rallied to beat the Rangers in New Knoxville.
New Bremen trailed 12-6 at the end of the first quarter but took a 19-18 lead by halftime. The Cardinals led 25-24 going into the fourth quarter and used an 8-5 scoring advantage in the fourth to push the final margin to four points.
Abbi Thieman led New Bremen with nine points while Hanna Tenkman scored seven and Ellie Roetgerman scored six.
Alicia Weadock led the Rangers with nine points while Megan Jurosic scored six.
Minster 69, Delphos St. John’s 48
Minster jumped out to a 16-3 lead by the end of the first quarter and cruised to a MAC win on Thursday.
Ivy Wolf scored a game-high 17 points while Courtney Prenger added 16 and Demaris Wolf scored 11.
Riverside 46, Ridgemont 30
The Pirates trailed 7-6 at the end of the first quarter but dominated the rest of the game to earn an NWCC win on Thursday in De Graff.
Riverside used a 16-9 scoring advantage in the second quarter to take a 22-16 halftime lead. The Pirates then used a 10-6 scoring advantage in the third to push their lead to 10 points heading into the fourth.
“I’m beyond proud of how my girls responded to adversity tonight,” Riverside coach Bryce Hodge said. “We had a couple starters get in foul trouble early, our shots weren’t falling, and we were down after the first quarter. I have a great group of resilient girls that work hard for me every night, and they persevered with a great defensive effort to help us win this game.”
Dana Jones led Riverside with 19 points, 11 of which came in the second quarter. Shelby Giles scored 12 points and brought down 18 rebounds, 10 which came on the offensive end. The team had 25 steals in the win.
Riverside splits match against Newton
Riverside’s bowling squads split a match at Miami Lanes on Thursday.
Riverside’s boys lost to Newton 1,847-1,760. Spencer Hughes led the Pirates with games of 195 and 196 for a 391 series and Cameron Hill added a 295 series.
Riverside’s girls won their contest 1,810-1,642. Rayce Yelton led the Pirates with games of 193 and 187 for a 380 series and Angela Walter added a 187 game.
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