Thursday basketball roundup: Big first half lifts Anna over Houston


Fort Loramie, Botkins earn lopsided SCAL wins

By Bryant Billing - [email protected]



Anna’s Zandria Platfoot drives around Houston’s Makenna Vondenhuevel during a Shelby County Athletic League game on Thursday in Anna.

Anna’s Zandria Platfoot drives around Houston’s Makenna Vondenhuevel during a Shelby County Athletic League game on Thursday in Anna.


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Anna's Makenna Pettus shoots as Houston's Lainey Peacock defends at Anna on Thursday.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Houston’s Lauryn Crim works to keep the ball away from Anna’s Jenna Wolters during a Shelby County Athletic League game on Thursday in Anna.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna's Taylor Poeppelman drives around Houston's Olivia Burks at Anna on Thursday.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Houston's Taylor Maxwell looks to pass while pressed by Anna's Makenna Pettus, left, and Jadyn Huber at Anna on Thursday.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Houston's Olivia Burks attempts to shoot as Anna's Jadyn Huber swats at the ball at Anna on Thursday.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna’s Brenna Cobb works to keep the ball away from Houston’s Olivia Burks during a Shelby County Athletic League game on Thursday in Anna.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Houston's Katie Maier shoots as Anna's Brenna Cobb defends at Anna on Thursday.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Houston's Katie Maier drives against Anna's Brenna Cobb at Anna on Thursday.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna's Brenna Cobb drives against Houston's Katie Maier at Anna on Thursday.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna's Jadyn Huber looks to get around Houston's Emilee Earl at Anna on Thursday.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Houston's Olivia Burks drives around Anna's Jenna Wolters at Anna on Thursday.


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ANNA — A big first half help Anna earned a 52-34 victory over Houston in a Shelby County Athletic League girls basketball game on Thursday.

The Rockets outscored the Wildcats 18-6 in the first quarter, then used a 16-10 scoring edge in the second to take a 34-16 halftime lead. Both teams scored 10 points in the third and eight points in the fourth.

Makenna Pettus led Anna (10-6, 5-5 SCAL) with 15 points and eight rebounds. Brenna Cobb scored 12 points and had seven rebounds and six assists. Jenna Wolters scored nine points and Jadyn Huber scored seven points and had five assists.

Katie Maier led Houston (6-10, 2-7) with nine points and five rebounds.

Anna shot 22 for 53 (42 percent) from the floor while Houston shot 15 for 34 (44 percent). The Rockets had a 24-13 rebounding edge. Houston committed 24 turnovers while Anna committed 14.

Fort Loramie 61, Jackson Center 29

The Redskins cruised to an SCAL victory on Thursday in Fort Loramie.

Fort Loramie built a 22-7 lead by the end of the first quarter. Jackson Center outscored the Redskins 9-8 in the second, but Fort Loramie finished with a 17-11 edge in the third and 14-2 edge in the fourth.

Victoria Mescher led Fort Loramie (15-1, 9-0) with 18 points and had three steals. Ava Turner scored 13 points. Avery Brandewie scored 12 points and had six rebounds.

Presley Reese led Jackson Center (8-10, 4-6) with 11 points. McKinley Reichert scored nine.

Botkins 60, Fairlawn 27

The Trojans won an SCAL game on Thursday in Botkins.

Botkins led 10-8 at the end of the first quarter but ran away with a 32-4 scoring edge in the second. Botkins led 52-19 at the end of the third quarter.

Malaine Maurer led Botkins (10-7, 6-3) with 12 points. Delana Pitts scored 11 and Camdyn Paul scored 10.

Darcy Maxson led Fairlawn (1-17, 0-10) with 10 points.

Lehman Catholic 33, Riverside 23

The Cavaliers earned their first Three Rivers Conference victory of the season on Thursday in Sidney.

Riverside led 8-6 at the end of the first quarter, but Lehman used an 11-6 edge in the second to take a 17-14 halftime lead. The Cavaliers outscored the Pirates 7-3 in the third quarter and 9-6 in the fourth.

Mara O’Leary led Lehman (3-13, 1-10) with 11 points while Taylor Geise scored eight.

Kylie Shoe led Riverside (5-11, 2-8) with nine points.

Anna’s Zandria Platfoot drives around Houston’s Makenna Vondenhuevel during a Shelby County Athletic League game on Thursday in Anna.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2023/01/web1_DSC_4427-1.jpgAnna’s Zandria Platfoot drives around Houston’s Makenna Vondenhuevel during a Shelby County Athletic League game on Thursday in Anna. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna’s Makenna Pettus shoots as Houston’s Lainey Peacock defends at Anna on Thursday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2023/01/web1_DSC_4377-1.jpgAnna’s Makenna Pettus shoots as Houston’s Lainey Peacock defends at Anna on Thursday. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Houston’s Lauryn Crim works to keep the ball away from Anna’s Jenna Wolters during a Shelby County Athletic League game on Thursday in Anna.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2023/01/web1_DSC_4360-1.jpgHouston’s Lauryn Crim works to keep the ball away from Anna’s Jenna Wolters during a Shelby County Athletic League game on Thursday in Anna. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna’s Taylor Poeppelman drives around Houston’s Olivia Burks at Anna on Thursday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2023/01/web1_DSC_4478-1.jpgAnna’s Taylor Poeppelman drives around Houston’s Olivia Burks at Anna on Thursday. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Houston’s Taylor Maxwell looks to pass while pressed by Anna’s Makenna Pettus, left, and Jadyn Huber at Anna on Thursday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2023/01/web1_DSC_4583-1.jpgHouston’s Taylor Maxwell looks to pass while pressed by Anna’s Makenna Pettus, left, and Jadyn Huber at Anna on Thursday.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Houston’s Olivia Burks attempts to shoot as Anna’s Jadyn Huber swats at the ball at Anna on Thursday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2023/01/web1_DSC_4491-1.jpgHouston’s Olivia Burks attempts to shoot as Anna’s Jadyn Huber swats at the ball at Anna on Thursday.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna’s Brenna Cobb works to keep the ball away from Houston’s Olivia Burks during a Shelby County Athletic League game on Thursday in Anna.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2023/01/web1_DSC_4515-1.jpgAnna’s Brenna Cobb works to keep the ball away from Houston’s Olivia Burks during a Shelby County Athletic League game on Thursday in Anna. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Houston’s Katie Maier shoots as Anna’s Brenna Cobb defends at Anna on Thursday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2023/01/web1_DSC_4549-1.jpgHouston’s Katie Maier shoots as Anna’s Brenna Cobb defends at Anna on Thursday.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Houston’s Katie Maier drives against Anna’s Brenna Cobb at Anna on Thursday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2023/01/web1_DSC_4465-1.jpgHouston’s Katie Maier drives against Anna’s Brenna Cobb at Anna on Thursday.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna’s Brenna Cobb drives against Houston’s Katie Maier at Anna on Thursday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2023/01/web1_DSC_4329-1.jpgAnna’s Brenna Cobb drives against Houston’s Katie Maier at Anna on Thursday.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna’s Jadyn Huber looks to get around Houston’s Emilee Earl at Anna on Thursday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2023/01/web1_DSC_4309-1.jpgAnna’s Jadyn Huber looks to get around Houston’s Emilee Earl at Anna on Thursday.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Houston’s Olivia Burks drives around Anna’s Jenna Wolters at Anna on Thursday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2023/01/web1_DSC_4509-1.jpgHouston’s Olivia Burks drives around Anna’s Jenna Wolters at Anna on Thursday. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News
Fort Loramie, Botkins earn lopsided SCAL wins

By Bryant Billing

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