Thursday roundup: Anna, Fort Loramie set for big SCAL game

By Bryant Billing -

Taylor Ratermann

Taylor Ratermann

ANNA — Anna stayed undefeated in Shelby County Athletic League play on Thursday by beating Jackson Center 47-20 and will now try to become the first team to knock off Fort Loramie.

The Rockets (6-2, 5-0) will face the Redskins (8-0, 4-0) on the road on Saturday in an early-season showdown between the two SCAL leaders. The squads are the only undefeated teams in league play.

The Rockets have held six of their eight opponents under 30 points. They’ll need to bring all the defensive pressure they can against Fort Loramie, which has continued to steamroll its competition.

The Redskins, which beat New Bremen by 47 points on Thursday, have won their eight games by average score of 72-21. They have yet to allow over 28 points.

Fort Loramie 75, New Bremen 28

Fort Loramie hit 20-of-35 shots (58 percent) in the first half and held the Cardinals to 4-of-10 shooting on its way to taking a 52-16 halftime lead in a big nonconference win on Thursday in New Bremen.

Taylor Ratermann hit five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 20 points for the Redskins. Marissa Meiring added 12 points and Dana Rose added 11. Ava Sholtis led the team with six steals.

Fort Loramie had 32 steals and 20 assists. The Cardinals committed 40 total turnovers.

Fort Loramie shot 29-of-62 (47 percent) from the floor overall while New Bremen shot 8-of-22 (36 percent).

Madison Cordonnier led the Cardinals with 13 points and six rebounds.

New Bremen (6-2) will play next on Saturday at Troy Christian.

Botkins 51, Houston 32

Botkins ran away from Houston in the second half to earn a home SCAL victory on Thursday.

The Trojans took a 16-7 lead by the end of the first quarter but Houston battled back to cut the gap to 26-21 at halftime. Botkins finished the game off with a 14-4 scoring advantage in the third and 11-4 advantage in the fourth.

Aleah Johnson led the Trojans with 16 points while Makenna Maurer scored nine. Amber Stangel led the Wildcats with nine points.

Botkins (5-2, 3-2 SCAL) will play next on Saturday at Jackson Center. Houston (0-7, 0-4) will return to action on Saturday when it hosts Fairlawn.

Lehman Catholic 61, Upper Scioto Valley 46

The Cavaliers earned their third victory in their last four games by beating Upper Scioto Valley in a Northwest Central Conference game on Thursday in Sidney.

The Cavaliers took a 25-20 lead by the end of the first quarter and led 33-25 at halftime. The Rams trimmed the gap to 47-41 heading into the fourth but Lehman finished with a 14-6 scoring edge in the quarter to pull away.

Hedi Toner and Hope Anthony each scored 12 points for the Cavaliers while Tori Lachey scored 10 and Rylie McIver added nine. Colleen O’Leary led the squad with seven rebounds while Toner had six steals and McIver had five steals.

Lehman shot 29 for 65 (45 percent) from the field and had 17 steals while committing seven turnovers.

The Cavaliers (4-4, 3-0 NWCC) will play next on Dec. 28 at New Bremen.

Riverside 55, Lima Perry 52 OT

The Pirates broke a three-game losing streak by earning an overtime NWCC victory on Friday in Lima.

The Pirates pulled away with an 8-5 scoring advantage in overtime. Olivia Perk hit two baskets in overtime to help the team pull away.

Riverside trailed 14-2 early in the first quarter and trailed by as many as 18 in the first half. The squad cut the gap to 24-17 by halftime and 35-33 heading into the fourth before battling back to tie it 47-47 at the end of the fourth.

“I’m so proud of my girls for not giving up tonight,” Riverside coach Bryce Hodge said. “… The girls played hard and fought back and just chipped away the rest of the game.”

Freshman Amber Waters led the squad with 22 points and 16 rebounds. Kirstin Schlumbohm added nine points and Perk finished with eight.

“I’m proud of Amber,” Hodge said. “She played a phenomenal game, I couldn’t tell she was a freshman. Her and Olivia worked well together inside and that opened things up for our guards. Kirstin did a nice job attacking the basket tonight. She was more aggressive offensively, which we need.”

Lauryn Sanford returned for the first time since suffering an ankle injury against Lehman last week and scored five points, had four rebounds and three assists. The Pirates shot 20 for 53 (37.7 percent) from the field and outrebounded the Commodores 38-18.

Riverside (4-4, 3-1) will play next on Saturday at Triad.

“I’m just really proud of my girls for fighting back tonight and finishing the game, Hodge said. “They could’ve just quit tonight, but they’re a resilient group and just kept fighting back. It wasn’t a perfect night by any means. We have a lot to clean up, but that’s what practice is for.”


Sidney finishes 8th in MVL dual meet

Sidney finished eighth out of 10 teams in the Miami Valley League dual meet on Thursday at Vandalia-Butler’s Student Activities Center.

The Yellow Jackets entered as the ninth seed and started with a win over No. 8 Troy before falling to No. 1 Butler. They then lost to Greenville and lost to Fairborn in the seventh-place match after having to forfeit several weight classes.

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