PIQUA — The unbeaten Sidney High basketball team cruised to a 60-19 victory over Piqua in Greater Western Ohio Conference North division play Wednesday night at Piqua, not long after WDTN Channel 2 recognized them as its “Team of the Week.”
The win put the No. 4-ranked Lady Jackets at 19-0 on the season. It also put them at 7-0 in the North heading into a game Saturday at Trotwood. A win in that game will clinch at least a share of the North title.
“We got off to a slow start, but then found our groove and finished well,” said Sidney coach Megan Mummey. “I am proud of our defensive effort tonight. It is easy to go through the motions when you are up by a lot and we continued to play our style basketball. This team continues their road to an undefeated season. We have to come ready to play on Saturday. Going into Trotwood and playing in their environment will be tough challenge for us.”
As expected, Sidney dominated from the start Wednesday, leading 14-5 after one quarter and 37-13 at the half.
Senior Sylvia Hudson continues to close in on the all-time career scoring record at Sidney. She finished with 22 points to bring her career total to 1,419. That’s just 24 points off the career record held by Tangie Wells.
Kaitlyn Davis had a pair of threes and finished with 14 points. She was also 4 for 4 from the line. And Celena Taborn finished with 11 points.
It was the 36th consecutive regular-season win for Sidney.
Sidney (60) — Davis 14, Nuss 5, Egan 1, Kindle 3, Miller 4, Hudson 22, Taborn 11.
Piqua (19) — Williams 4, Magoteaux 4, Ma. Schaffner 2, Powell 2, Bachman 2, Brown 4, Stewart 1.
Score by quarters:
Sidney—14 37 45 60
Piqua—5 13 16 19
Three-pointers: Sidney 4 (Davis 2, Nuss, Kindle); Piqua 0.
Records: Sidney 19-0, Piqua 3-17.
Anna 50, New Knoxville 42
NEW KNOXVILLE — Anna had to come from behind a couple times before finally taking control midway through the third quarter in a 50-42 victory over New Knoxville in non-league girls basketball action Thursday.
The victory put the No. 2-ranked Lady Rockets at 17-1 on the year with Graham coming to the Anna gym tonight for a non-league game, ahead of Saturday’s big showdown at Fort Loramie.
Anna trailed 18-12 after a quarter but then held the Lady Rangers to just four points in the second period. Knoxville pulled away again in the third quarter to a 29-22 lead at one point, but Anna then reeled off 14 consecutive points to take control for good.
Anna had three players in double figures, led by Avery Bensman with 21. She also had four assists.
Sarah Bettinger had a strong game, scoring 11 points and pulling down seven rebounds, five of those at the offensive end. Macey Huelskamp also had 11.
Anna was 16 for 40 from the field for 34 percent, and 18 for 22 from the line, 82 percent. Bensman was a perfect 10 for 10.
New Knoxville got 13 points from Kenzie Schroer.
The Lady Rangers were 13 for 38 from the field, 34 percent, and a perfect 8 for 8 from the line.
Anna (50) — Bettinger 8, Bensman 21, Barhorst 7, Huelskamp 11, Boyd 2, Spicer 1.
New Knoxville (40) — Schroer 19, Miller 5, Schwieterman 8, Lageman 4, Leffel 6.
Score by quarters:
Anna—12 20 36 53
NK—18 22 29 39
Three-pointers: Anna 2 (Bensman, Barhorst); NK 5 (Schroer 3, Schwieterman 2).
Records: Anna 17-1, NK 10-8.
Jackson Center 37, Botkins 28
BOTKINS — Jackson Center came away with a 37-28 victory over Botkins in County girls basketball play Tuesday night,
The Lady Tigers are now 5-3 in the league and 11-6 overall and will host Fairlawn Saturday. Botkins drops to 1-9 in the league and 8-11 overall and is at Lima Perry Saturday.
Jackson led 13-6 after a quarter but Botkins cut it to one by the half. It was still anybody’s game after three quarters at 24-20, but the Lady Tigers have a strong fourth quarter to pull it out.
Nicole Fogt led Jackson with 12 points. Casey Woodall’s nine points and 10 rebounds led Botkins. Sarah Bergman had nine rebounds for the Lady Trojans, and Paige Lane four assists.
Neither team shot well. Jackson was 12 for 47 for 25 percent, and Botkins just 9 for 43, 20 percent. And that shooting carried over to the foul line. Both teams shot 52 percent from the stripe.
Jackson Center (37) — P. Meyer 8, Esser 7, C. Meyer 2, Fogt 12, Clark 8.
Botkins (28) — Pitts 8, Heuker 2, Bergman 7, Lane 9, Woodall 2.
Score by quarters:
JC—13 21 24 37
Botkins—6 18 20 28
Three-pointers: Botkins 1 (Lane); JC 2 (Fogt 2).
Records: JC 11-6, Botkkins 8-11.
Anna 9-0 (17-1)
Loramie 8-1 13-4
Jackson Center 5-3 (11-6)
Russia 4-5 (10-9)
Houston 4-5 (7-11)
Botkins 1-9 (8-11)
Fairlawn 0-10 (3-15)