Anna stays perfect


Ends Russia’s 7-game winning streak

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Anna’s Macey Huelskamp (center) calls time out before Russia’s Lauren Monnin, far left, and Maria Herron can strip the ball from her Thursday in action at Anna.

Anna’s Macey Huelskamp (center) calls time out before Russia’s Lauren Monnin, far left, and Maria Herron can strip the ball from her Thursday in action at Anna.


Russia’s Laurissa Poling, far left, and Maria Herron defend against Anna’s Holly Boyd as she goes for a shot Thursday in action at Anna.


Staff report

ANNA — Anna got off to a strong start and kept it up in handing Russia a 66-50 setback in County girls basketball action Thursday night at Anna.

The win kept the Lady Rockets the only unbeaten in County play at 9-0 and put them 15-1 overall with Middletown Madison coming to Anna on Saturday.

Russia saw its seven-game winning streak snapped and falls to 4-4 in league play and 10-7 overall. Things don’t get any easier, with Minster coming to Russia on Saturday and Fort Loramie on Tuesday.

Anna rolled to a 20-11 lead after one quarter and expanded the margin to 36-22 at the half.

For the Lady Rockets, Avery Bensman had a big game, with 18 points, six assists and five steals. Macey Huelskamp had 16 points and nine rebounds, six of those on the offensive end, and Nicole Barhorst had 12 points and seven rebounds. Holly Boyd was 5 for 6 from the line and finished with nine points.

For Russia, Tiffany Hatcher had 16 and Cameo Wilson added 11.

Anna was 26 for 57 from the field for 47 percent, and Russia 18 for 51, 35 percent. Anna also outrebounded the Lady Raiders 32-27.

Russia (50) — Cordonnier 3, Poling 3, Hatcher 16, Wilson 11, W. Pleiman 8, Herron 9.

Anna (66) — Bettinger 7, Bensman 18, Barhorst 12, Huelskamp 16, Boyd 9, Spicer 4.

Score by quarters:

Russia—11 22 39 50

Anna—20 36 54 66

Three-pointers: Anna 2 (Barhorst 2); Russia 5 (Hatcher 3, Wilson, Herron).

Records: Anna 15-1, Russia 10-7.

County standings

Anna 9-0 (15-1)

Loramie 7-1 (11-4)

Jackson Ctr. 4-3 (10-5)

Russia 4-4 (10-7

Houston 4-4 (7-10)

Botkins 1-8 (8-9)

Fairlawn 0-9 (2-14

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Loramie 51, Fairlawn 30

FORT LORAMIE — Jessica Boerger rarely missed Thursday night in leading the Fort Loramie Lady Redskins to an easy win over visiting Fairlawn in County girls basketball action, 51-30.

The win kept Loramie just one game behind league-leading Anna in the County standings at 7-1. The Lady Redskins are now 11-4 overall and host Miami East Saturday night in non-league play. The junior varsity game begins at 6 p.m., and all former players, coaches and support staff will be admitted free as the program celebrates 45 years of girls basketball.

Fairlawn drops to 0-9 in the County and 2-14 on the year and is at Riverside Saturday.

Boerger hit 9 for 15 from the field, including 3 for 4 from behind the three-point line, in scoring 24 points for the Lady Redskins. She was also perfect in three attempts at the line, and had five steals on defense.

For the Lady Jets, Audrey Francis had all but five of her team’s points, finishing with 25. She got to the line a lot, hitting 10 for 14, and pulled down eight rebounds. Like Boerger, she was also 3 for 4 from three-point range.

Loramie was 18 for 45 from the field for 40 percent. Fairlawn took 20 fewer shots, hitting 8 for 25 for 32 percent.

Fort Loramie led 12-4 after a quarter and 32-10 at the half.

Fairlawn (30) — Roe 5, Francis 25.

Fort Loramie (51) — R. Frey 9, Luebke 4, Meyer 6, Boerger 24, Hoying 4, H. Frey 4.

Score by quarters:

Fairlawn—4 10 23 30

Loramie—12 32 42 51

Three-pointers: Loramie 6 (Boerger 3, Meyer 2, R. Frey); Fairlawn 3 (Francis 3).

Records: Loramie 11-4, Fairlawn 2-15.

Reserve score: Loramie 54, Fairlawn 8.

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Houston 5, Botkins 36

HOUSTON — Houston rolled to a 33-17 lead at the half and went on to a 55-36 victory over Botkins in the third County game of the night Thursday.

The Lady Wildcats are 4-4 in the league and 7-10 overall and play at Fairlawn Tuesday. Botkins drops to 1-8 and 8-9 and hosts New Knoxville Saturday.

Houston got 17 points from Macey Stang, 15 from Jenna Winner and 11 from Sarah Monnier.

Sarah Bergman had 14 and Kayla Heuker 10 for Botkins.

Botkins (36) — Pitts 2, Heuker 10, Bergman 14, Lane 8, Woodell 2.

Houston (55) — Maier 4, Hensley 2, Winner 15, Stang 17, S. Monnier 11, New 4, J. Monnier 2.

Score by quarters:

Botkins—9 17 23 36

Houston—16 33 41 55

Three-pointers: Botkins 0, Houston 3 (Stang 2, S. Monnier).

Records: Houston 7-10, Botkins 8-9.

Reserve score: Botkins 29, Houston 24.

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New Bremen 43, New Knoxville 35

NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Lady Cardinals upped their record to 4-2 in Midwest Athletic Conference play and 12-5 overall with a 43-35 victory over New Knoxville in girls basketball action Thursday.

The loss left the Lady Rangers at 4-2 in the league and 9-7 overall.

Bremen sprinted to a 15-6 lead after one quarter and 23-10 at the half, but Knoxville rallied and outscored the Lady Cardinals 13-2 in the third period to make it a two-point game heading to the final period.

That’s when Bremen saved the best for last, scoring 18 points in the final period, spread out evenly among six players.

Bremen had three in double figures. Alyce Clune had five points in the final period and finished with 11, and Paige Jones and Debbie Paul both added 10.

For Knoxville, Rachel Leffel finished with 19, including three threes and 4 for 4 from the line. As a team, the Lady Rangers hit 11 of 12 free throws.

New Knoxville (35) — Schroer 2, Katterheinrich 3, Miller 4, Schwieterman2, Lagean 5, Leffel 19.

New Bremen (43) — Clune 11, Jones 10, Steineman 4, Paul 10, Brown 2, Bergman 4, Homan 2.

Score by quarters:

NK—6 10 23 35

NB—15 23 25 43

Three-pointers: NB 4 (Clune 3, Jones); NK 4 (Leffel 3, Katterheinrich).

Records: NB 12-5, NK 9-7.

Anna’s Macey Huelskamp (center) calls time out before Russia’s Lauren Monnin, far left, and Maria Herron can strip the ball from her Thursday in action at Anna.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/01/web1_SDN012216AnnaGbball2.jpgAnna’s Macey Huelskamp (center) calls time out before Russia’s Lauren Monnin, far left, and Maria Herron can strip the ball from her Thursday in action at Anna.

Russia’s Laurissa Poling, far left, and Maria Herron defend against Anna’s Holly Boyd as she goes for a shot Thursday in action at Anna.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/01/web1_SDN012216AnnaGbball1.jpgRussia’s Laurissa Poling, far left, and Maria Herron defend against Anna’s Holly Boyd as she goes for a shot Thursday in action at Anna.
Ends Russia’s 7-game winning streak

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