Lady Cavs suffered first league loss


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Staff report

SIDNEY — The Lehman girls basketball team was hoping to take over sole possession of first place in the Northwest Central Conference Thursday night, but Upper Scioto Valley came away with a 55-45 victory in a match between the only two teams that were unbeaten in league play.

The loss dropped the Lady Cavs to 4-1 in the league and 7-9 overall heading to St. Henry today. Upper is now 4-0 in the league and 12-3 on the season.

The visiting Lady Rams had to overcome an eight-point halftime deficit to pull out the victory. They did it by outscoring the Lady Cavs by 18 in the second half, pouring in 40 points over the final two periods.

Lehman had excellent scoring balance. Alanna O’Leary had 10, Kassie Lee nine and Grace Monnin and Allie Hall eight each. But that wasn’t enough to overcome the 26-point effort by Upper’s Emily Patton.

Lee and Hall both pulled down nine rebounds for Lehman.

Upper Scioto (55) — Broseke 2, Crumrine 6, Hunsicker 6, Lowery 5, Patton 26, Spradlin 10.

Lehman (45) — O’Leary 10, Monnin 8, McIver 2, Edwards 2, Lee 9, Fogt 6, Hall 8.

Score by quarters:

Upper—10 15 32 55

Lehman—12 23 32 45

Records: Lehman 7-9, Upper 12-3.

NWCC standings (overall records in parentheses) — Upper Scioto Valley 4-0 (12-3), Lehman 4-1 (7-9), Hardin Northern 2-2 (9-8), Riverside 2-2 (5-11), Waynesfield 2-2 (2-13), Ridgemont 1-3 (9-9), Lima Perry 0-5 (0-15).

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Minster 67, Parkway 28

ROCKFORD — Minster took another step toward a Midwest Athletic Conference championship Thursday night with an easy road win over Parkway, 67-28.

The Lady Wildcats are now 7-0 in the MAC and 14-3 overall, and the win sets the stage for the showdown Thursday at Minster against Fort Recovery, which is 6-0 in the league and 13-2 overall.

Before that, however, Minster travels to Russia today for a non-league game.

Minster rolled to a 24-7 lead after one quarter thanks to 10 points in the opening stanza from Courtney Prenger. She led the way in the second quarter with eight more and went on to finish the game with 20.

Rosie Westerbeck added 10 points for the Lady Wildcats.

Minster (67) — Roetgerman 7, Huelsman 6, Baumer 5, Thobe 2, Westerbeck 10, Schmitmeyer 4, Borgerding 6, Kogge 3, Prenger 20, Luthman 4.

Parkway (28) — Clark 4, Gehron 8, Crouch 6, Bates 5, Gray 1, Hawk 4.

Score by quarters:

Minster—24 38 51 67

Parkway—7 11 17 28

Three-pointers: Minster 4 (Huelsman 2, Roetgerman, Baumer); Parkway 0.

Records: Minster 14-3, Parkway 4-10.

MAC standings — Minster 7-0 (14-3), Fort Recovery 6-0 (13-2), New Bremen 4-2 (12-5), New Knoxville 4-2 (9-7), Delphos St. John’s 3-3 (11-6), Versailles 3-4 (12-6), Marion Local 2-4 (9-6), Coldwater 2-4 (7-9), Parkway 0-6 (4-10), St. Henry 0-6 (3-13).

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