VERSAILLES — Anna secured its second consecutive district final berth by beating Arcanum 53-39 in a Division III district semifinal on Monday at Versailles High School.
The Trojans scored the game’s first seven points and led by as many as 10 points in the first quarter. Anna cut the gap to 14-6 heading into the second and then took control.
Hailey Unger made a basket to put Arcanum ahead 16-9, but the Rockets responded by scoring the next 10 points, six of which came from Breann Reaman. Unger made a basket to tie it at 19-19, but London Reiss made a basket before the end of the quarter to give Anna a 21-19 lead.
The Rockets started the third quarter with a 14-6 run to build an 11-point point and led by at least nine points the rest of the way.
Reaman led Anna (17-7) with 22 points and eight rebounds. Ella Doseck scored 16 points.
The Rockets shot 18 for 48 (38 percent) from the floor while Arcanum shot 11 for 38 (29 percent). Anna had a 22-20 rebounding edge.
The Rockets, which won a D-III regional title last year, advance to face Williamsburg in a district final on Saturday at Springfield High School.
• Boys basketball
Fort Loramie 51, Ansonia 37
The Redskins opened tournament play on Tuesday by beating the Tigers in a Division IV sectional final at Piqua’s Garbry Gymnasium.
The squads traded baskets early. Garrett Stammen and Ethan Hemerich hit late 3-pointers to help Ansonia take a 10-9 lead by the end of the first, but Fort Loramie took control in the second quarter.
Caleb Maurer hit an early basket and Nolan Berning made a 3 shortly after an offensive rebound, which caused Ansonia to take a timeout. The Redskins continued their run, though, and pushed their lead to 19-12 at halftime.
Fort Loramie pulled away in the second half. Maurer hit a basket shortly after play resumed and Caeleb Meyer and Berning scored baskets shortly after to push the lead to 15 points.
Ansonia pulled as close as nine in the fourth quarter, but the Redskins sealed the win at the free-throw line.
Maurer led Fort Loramie (16-7) with 15 points while Grant Albers finished with 11.
The Redskins advance to face Shelby County Athletic League rival Botkins in a district semifinal on Friday in Piqua. Botkins won the teams’ two SCAL matchups in regular season by seven- and nine-point margins.
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