FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie started the season by beating Miami East 50-24 in a nonconference game on Friday.
Fort Loramie scored the first eight points and took a 12-5 lead by the end of the first quarter. The Redskins made 8-of-10 free throws in the second quarter and boosted the lead to 26-12 at halftime.
After a close third quarter, Fort Loramie put the game away with a 15-5 scoring edge in the fourth.
Fort Loramie outrebounded the Vikings 37-20 and forced 22 turnovers while committing 15. The Redskins shot 28 percent from the floor while Miami East shot 20 percent.
“I am very pleased with the intensity and grit the team showed tonight,” Fort Loramie coach Carla Siegel said. “Miami East is a very experienced team. They are physical and were much taller than us in many positions. Our newer players battled all night and made adjustments to allow us to come out with a win.”
Ava Turner led Fort Loramie with 14 points while Colleen Brandewie scored 11.
Covington 50, Houston 34
The Wildcats lost a season opener on Friday in Houston.
The Buccaneers built a 17-2 lead by the end of the first quarter. Both squads scored nine points in the second quarter and 15 in the third. Covington finished with a 14-10 advantage in the fourth.
Taylor Birkemeier led Houston with 12 points while Taylor Maxwell scored eight and Megan Maier scored seven.
Bethel 40, Jackson Center 33
The Tigers lost their season opener on Friday in Jackson Center.
The Bees built a 6-3 lead before the end of the first quarter and used a 15-11 advantage in the second to take a 21-14 halftime lead. Jackson Center cut the gap a bit with an 8-7 scoring edge in the third, but Bethel finished with a 12-11 advantage in the fourth.
McKinley Reichert and Sarah Clark each scored nine points for Jackson Center. Addie Biederman scored eight.
Botkins 45, Coldwater 43
The Trojans held on to win their season opener on Friday in Coldwater.
Botkins built a 13-10 lead by the end of the first quarter, then used a 16-9 scoring advantage in the second to take a 29-19 halftime lead.
Coldwater outscored the Trojans 15-7 in the third to pull within 36-34. The teams traded points in the fourth.
Carmen Heuker led Botkins with 20 points while Camdyn Paul scored 12.
Mississinawa Valley 55, Lehman Catholic 32
The Cavaliers lost their season opener on Friday in Union City.
No scoring or other information was reported.
Minster 35, Wapakoneta 29
The Wildcats won their season opener on Friday in Wapakoneta.
The Redskins built an 11-4 lead by the end of the first quarter, but Minster used a 7-4 scoring edge in the second to pull within 15-11 at halftime. The Wildcats then outscored Wapakoneta 11-4 in the third and 13-10 in the fourth.
No scoring information was reported.
Riverside 32, Springfield Northeastern 19
The Pirates won their season opener on Friday in Springfield.
The Jets built a 9-6 lead by the end of the first quarter, but Riverside used a 10-2 advantage in the second to take control, then sealed the win with a 14-0 advantage in the third.
Emma Saylor led the Pirates with 10 points while Avery Perk scored seven.
Russia 57, Minster 30
The Raiders cruised to a nonconference victory on Saturday in Russia.
Russia built a 12-8 lead by the end of the first quarter, then used a 13-8 scoring edge in the second to take a 25-16 halftime lead. The Raiders finished the win with 16-7 scoring advantages in both the third and fourth quarters.
Cece Borchers led Russia (2-0) with 18 points, all but three of which came in the second half. Ella Hoehne scored 13. Simone Puthoff added eight points, all of which came in the second half. Kate Sherman scored seven.
Kaycie Albers led Minster (1-1) with 13 points, all of which came in the first half.
Covington 53, Fairlawn 34
The Jets lost their season opener on Saturday in Covington.
The Buccaneers built an 11-6 lead by the end of the first quarter. Fairlawn trimmed the gap to 20-17 at halftime, but Covington finished with an 11-5 scoring edge in the third and 22-12 edge in the fourth.
Lonna Heath led Fairlawn with 14 points while Camri Cundiff scored nine.
Parkway 47, Lehman Catholic 29
The Cavaliers lost a nonconference game on Saturday in Rockford.
The Panthers built a 12-5 lead by the end of the first quarter and outscored Lehman 14-8 in the second to take a 26-13 halftime lead. Parkway outscored the Cavaliers 14-5 in the third to clinch the win.
Lehman (0-2) shot 10 for 29 (34 percent) from the floor, was outrebounded 27-15 and committed 18 turnovers while Parkway committed 11.
No scoring information was reported.
Middletown Fenwick 44, Versailles 35
The Tigers lost their season opener on Saturday in Versailles.
Versailles led 14-13 at the end of the first quarter and 24-20 at halftime, but the Falcons used a 12-8 scoring edge in the third to tie it 32-32, then finished with a 12-3 scoring advantage in the fourth.
Madalin Barga led Versailles with 16 points while Jenna Dirksen scored six.
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