Anna girls survives upset bid


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ANNA — Anna had its hands full with Houston in County girls basketball Tuesday at home, but prevailed by a 33-27 score.

The win kept Anna in first at 10-1 in the standings and put the Lady Rockets 19-2 overall. Houston is 5-6 and 9-12.

Houston led by seven at the half, but Anna outscored the Lady Wildcats 10-2 in the third quarter.

Nicole Barhorst had 11 and Macey Huelskamp 10 for Anna. Jenna Winner had 11 and Macey Stang 10 for Houston.

Houston (27) — Maier 2, Winner 11, Stang 10, S. Monnier 4.

Anna (33) — Bettinger 4, Bensman 6, Barhorst 11, Schmitmeyer 2, Huelskamp 10.

Score by quarters:

Houston—6 19 21 27

Anna—7 12 22 33

Three-pointers: Anna 1 (Barhorst); Houston 1 (Stang).

Records: Anna 19-2, Houston 9-12.

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Jackson 39, Russia 38

RUSSIA — Jackson Center’s Cassie Meyer hit two pressure-packed free throws with :05 remaining in the fourth quarter to give the Lady Tigers a 39-38 thriller over Russia in County girls basketball on Tuesday.

The win put Jackson at 7-3 in the league and 13-6 overall. Russia is now 5-6 in the league and 11-10 on the season.

Jackson trailed 34-30 after three quarters but held Russia to just four points in the final period to come from behind.

Meyer had 12 to lead Jackson.

Jackson Center (39) — P. Meyer 2, Esser 8, Elchert 3, C. Meyer 12, Fogt 9, Clark 4, Ware 1.

Russia (38) — Cordonnier 5, Poling 2, Hatcher 7, Wilson 7, W. Pleiman 6, Herron 8, C. Pleiman 3.

Score by quarters:

JC—15 27 30 39

Russia—17 26 34 38

Three-pointers: JV 2 (Elchert, Fogt); Russia 2 (C. Pleiman, Hatcher).

Records: Russia 11-10, JC 13-6.

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Fairlawn 57, Botkins 48

SIDNEY — Fairlawn outscored Botkins 20-10 in the opening quarter and that was the key in a 57-48 victory over the Lady Trojans in County play Tuesday.

The Lady Jets got their first County win with the verdict and finish league play 1-11. They are 5-16 overall.

Botkins is now 1-10 and 9-12.

Audrey Francis poured in 31 for Fairlawn, 21 of those in the second half.

Sarah Bergman had 14, Jenna Pitts 12 and Paige Lane 11 for Botkins.

Botkins (48) — Pitts 12, Heuker 4, Bergman 14, Lane 11, Woodall 7.

Fairlawn (57) — Pierce 6, Roe 8, Francis 31, Dudgeon 6, Tyler 6.

Score by quarters:

Botkins—10 19 32 48

Fairlawn—20 28 41 57

Three-pointers: Fairlawn 5 (Tyler 2, Francis 2, Pierce); Botkins 6 (Lane 3, Pitts 2, Bergman).

Records: Fairlawn 5-16, Botkins 9-12.

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MONDAY

Houston 53, MV 28

HOUSTON — Houston took care of visiting Mississinawa Valley in non-league girls basketball Monday, 53-28.

The win moved the Lady Wildcats to 9-11 going into tonight’s game at Anna.

Macey Stang poured in 17 to lead the Lady Wildcats over Mississinawa.

MV (28) — Johnson 3, Stump 14, Willis 2, Murphy 5, Hunt 2, Stachler 2.

Houston (53) — Maier 3, Hensley 6, Jeffries 2, Winner 8, Stang 17, S. Monnier 6, Jarett 4, New 7.

Score by quarters:

MV—5 16 23 28

Houston—13 29 45 53

Three-pointers: MV 6 (Stump 4, Johnson, Murphy); Houston 2, Maier, Stang).

Records: Houston 9-11, MV 4-17.

Reserve score: Houston 38, MV 23.

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