COVINGTON — Anna’s girls basketball team opened tournament play with a 44-24 victory over Jamestown Greeneview in a Division III sectional semifinal on Saturday at Covington High School.
The Rockets took a 10-7 lead by the end of the first quarter and used a 12-3 scoring edge in the second to take a 22-10 lead at halftime. They finished with a 12-6 edge in the third and 10-8 edge in the fourth.
Ella Doseck led the Rockets (15-7) with 11 points and five rebounds. Brenna Cobb added eight points.
Anna shot 19 for 50 (38 percent) from the floor while the Rams shot 7 for 32 (22 percent). Anna had a 28-18 rebounding edge.
The No. 3 seed Rockets are scheduled to face No. 18 Dayton Northridge in a sectional final on Wednesday.
Fort Loramie 74, Mississinawa Valley 7
The Redskins opened tournament play with a dominating running-clock win on Saturday in a Div. IV sectional semifinal at Sidney High School.
Fort Loramie took a 26-4 lead by the end of the first quarter and outscored the Blackhawks 19-0 in the second, 11-0 in the third and 18-3 in the fourth.
Dana Rose led Fort Loramie (22-1) with 20 points and eight rebounds. Kenzie Hoelscher scored 16 points and had six steals. Colleen Brandewie scored 12 points and had five steals.
The No. 1 seed Redskins shot 55 percent from the floor and had 20 steals.
Fort Loramie is scheduled to face No. 11 seed Ansonia on Thursday in Sidney.
Fairlawn 51, Triad 34
The Jets took control by halftime and cruised from there to a victory in a Div. IV sectional semifinal on Saturday in Sidney.
Fairlawn built a 13-10 lead by the end of the first quarter and used a 15-8 scoring edge in the second to take a 28-18 halftime lead. The squad pulled away with a 14-6 edge in the fourth.
The No. 7 seed Jets (7-14) advance to face No. 10 Jackson Center in a sectional final on Thursday in Sidney. Fairlawn won both regular-season Shelby County Athletic League matchups between the two squads by eight points each.
• Boys basketball
Fairlawn 38, Lehman Catholic 35
The Jets earned a nonconference victory on Saturday at Lehman’s Schlater Family Gymnasium.
Fairlawn took a 12-11 lead by the end of the first quarter but the Cavaliers used a 14-3 scoring edge in the second to take a 25-15 halftime lead. The Jets rallied in the second half with a 12-7 edge in the third and 9-3 edge in the fourth.
Ashton Piper led Fairlawn (8-13) with 11 points while Dominic Davis scored 10 and Skyler Piper added nine.
Justin Chapman led Lehman (15-4) with 14 points and seven rebounds. Luke Frantz added 11 points.
Botkins 70, New Knoxville 26
The Trojans closed out regular-season play with a dominating victory on Saturday in Botkins.
Botkins built a 13-8 lead by the end of the first quarter and used a 21-6 scoring edge in the second to boost its advantage to 34-14 at halftime. The Trojans finished with a 22-8 edge in the third and 14-4 edge in the fourth.
Jacob Pleiman led Botkins (19-3) with 17 points while Zane Paul and Tyler Free each scored 13. Jameson Meyer added nine.
Jackson Center 76, Riverside 39
The Tigers finished regular-season play with a big win on Saturday in Jackson Center.
Jackson Center built a 28-7 lead by the end of the first quarter and finished with a 15-7 edge in the second, 18-12 edge in the third and 15-13 edge in the fourth.
Aidan Reichert led Jackson Center (16-6) with 19 points while Jace Mullenhour scored 14. Carson Regula added 10 and Nolan Fark and Camdyn Reese each scored nine.
John Zumberger led the Pirates with 18 points and reached 1,000 career points in the game. He needed exactly 18 points in Saturday’s game to hit the milestone.
“It was great to see John finally get his 1,000th point,” Riverside coach Seth Bodenmiller said. “For the last four years, he has been one of the hardest working and most dedicated players that we’ve had. He missed a lot of his sophomore year due to injuries, so we knew it would come down to the wire here at the end of the year. As a team, I know that we are all proud that he was able to reach this milestone and that we could all help him get there.”
Landon Stewart added eight points for Riverside, which finishes regular-season play 7-15.
“We got off to a rough start. Jackson came out and hit us hard in the first quarter, but after that, I liked the way that we competed,” Bodenmiller said. “… Now we have to refocus and get ready for Ansonia in the tournament.”
Fort Loramie 55, St. Marys 43
The Redskins finished regular-season play with a big win on Saturday in Fort Loramie.
Fort Loramie hit three 3-pointers in the first quarter and led 13-7 heading into the second. The Roughriders took an 18-17 lead in the second but Collin Moore hit a shot at the buzzer to give the Redskins a 19-18 halftime lead.
Fort Loramie used a 13-8 scoring edge in the third to push its lead to 32-26 heading into the fourth. St. Marys started to press in the fourth, but the Redskins were unfazed and pushed their lead to as many as 17 points.
Caeleb Meyer led Fort Loramie (15-7) with 16 points while Nate Meyer scored 12. Caleb Maurer scored 11 and Grant Albers added nine.
Marion Local 55, Russia 43
The Raiders closed regular-season play with a loss on Saturday in Russia.
Russia built an 11-9 lead by the end of the first quarter, but the Flyers used an 18-7 scoring edge in the second to take a 27-18 halftime lead. They finished with a 16-14 edge in the third and 12-11 edge in the fourth.
Ben Bohman led Russia (9-13) with 10 points while Hayden Quinter scored nine.
New Bremen 45, Arcanum 42
The Cardinals won a nonconference game on Saturday in Arcanum.
The Trojans took an 8-7 lead by the end of the first quarter and used a 14-4 scoring edge in the second to take a 22-11 halftime lead. The Cardinals cut the gap a bit with an 8-6 edge in the third, then rallied with a 26-14 edge in the fourth.
David Homan and Trevor Bergman each scored 10 points for the Cardinals (14-7). Homan brought down a team-high six rebounds.
New Bremen shot 16 for 49 (33 percent) from the floor while Arcanum shot 14 for 35 (40 percent). The Trojans had a 37-26 rebounding edge but committed 20 turnovers to the Cardinals’ six.
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