Lady Cavs win conference opener


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Lehman’s Grace Monnin looks for help as she’s pressured by Bailee Walter of Hardin Northern in girls basketball action at Lehman Thursday night.

Lehman’s Grace Monnin looks for help as she’s pressured by Bailee Walter of Hardin Northern in girls basketball action at Lehman Thursday night.


Staff Report

The Lehman Lady Cavs picked the right time to notch their first win of the season Thursday, beating Hardin Northern at home 36-33 in basketball action.

It was the first Northwest Central Conference game of the season for the Lady Cavs, so they are 1-0 in the league and 1-2 overall with their next game Dec. 10 at New Knoxville.

Lehman sprinted to a 12-4 lead after one quarter, but Northern cut four points off that lead by the half and it remained close the rest of the game.

Alanna O’Leary had 12 points to lead the Lady Cavs, who saw nine players dent the scoring column. Hannah Fogt took care of the boards for Lehman, pulling down nine rebounds, and both O’Leary and Grace Monnin had three steals.

Hardin Northern (33) — A. Dye 10, Hopson 2, Stewart-Evans 3, Wilson 14, K. Dye 2, Waller 2.

Lehman (36) — Monnin 6, O’Leary 12, Olding 2, Schutt 1, B. McIver 5, Brandt 2, Edwards 4, Fogt 2, R. McIver 2.

Score by quarters:

HN`4`13`22`33

Lehman`12`17`28`36

Three-pointers: Lehman 1 (B. McIver); HN 0.

Records: Lehman 1-2, HN 0-3.

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Botkins 50, Allen East 33

BOTKINS — Botkins ran its early-season record to 3-0 with a 50-33 non-league rout of visiting Allen East in girls action Thursday.

The Lady Trojans rolled to a 16-6 lead after a quarter, then outscored East 20-3 in the second period for a 36-9 lead at the half.

Nine players scored for the Lady Trojans, with Sarah Bergman leading the way with a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds. She also had four steals.

Aliya Jones and Paige Lane both added eight. Jones was two for three from the three-point line, and Casey Woodall chipped in eight rebounds.

Botkins is back in action today at home against Fort Loramie.

Allen East (33) — G. Young 1, Richardson 4, Lawrence 3, Cribler 5, McKernon 3, Newlands 15, A. Young 2.

Botkins (50) — Pitts 2, Jones 8, T. Greve 3, Bergman 14, Lane 8, J. Greve 4, Woodall 4, Homan 5.

Score by quarters:

AE`6`9`24`33

Botkins`16`36`46`40

Three-pointers: Botkins 3 (Jones 2, T. Greve); Allen East 6 (Newland 4, Lawrence, McKernon).

Records: Botkins 3-0, Allen East 1-2.

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Jackson Center 71, Perry 21

JACKSON CENTER — As expected, the Jackson Center Lady Tigers cruised to an easy win over Lima Perry in their first game of the season Thursday, 71-21 in non-league play.

The Lady Tigers are back in action today against unbeaten Russia.

Jackson was up 19-2 after a quarter and 39-13 at the half.

Eleven Lady Tigers scored in the game, and Alicia Kessler led the way with 14, all coming in the first three quarters. Olivia Clark added 10 and Cassie Meyer nine.

Lima Perry (21) — Johnson 9, Healey 6, Denson 2, Crockett 4.

JC (71) — Reese 5, Davis 3, Sosby 2, Hickey 4, Elchert 6, Meyer 9, Hoehne 8, Winner 4, Clark 10, Kessler 14, Ware 6.

Score by quarters:

LP`2`13`17`21

JC`19`39`58`71

Three-pointers: JC 4 (Elchert 2, Meyer, Davis); LP (Johnson).

Records: JC 1-0, LP 0-3.

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Houston 53, Riverside 46

DEGRAFF — Houston went on the road and snapped a three-game losing streak to start the season, winning at Riverside 53-46 in overtime Thursday in non-league play.

The Lady Wildcats are 1-3 and are at Anna today. Riverside is 0-2 and hosts Southeastern today.

The two teams were deadlocked at 44-all after regulation after the Lady Wildcats were unable to hold on to the 25-18 halftime lead they had.

But in the extra period, Houston outscored the Lady Pirates 9-2, with the Monnier girls scoring all nine for Houston, five by Sarah and four by Jess.

Jess Monnier finished with 19 points to lead the Lady Wildcats.

Marissa Davis had 16 and Shelby Giles 14 for Riverside.

Houston (53) — Maier 5, Ely 8, Timmerman 2, S. Monnier 8, J. Monnier 16, Jarrett 6, New 6.

Riverside (46) — Smith 1, Jones 5, Davis 16, Giles 14, Stillings 8, Kreglow 2.

Score by quarters:

Houston`12`25`35`44`53

Riverside`8`18`32`44`46

Three-pointers: Houston 4 (New 2, Maier, Ely); Riverside 1 (Jones).

Records: Houston 1-3, Riverside 0-2.

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Minster 61, Celina 9

MINSTER — Minster promises to be one of the premier girls teams in the state this season, and they showed why by pummeling Celina 61-9 in non-league action at Minster Thursday.

The win put Minster at 2-0 on the season heading to Parkway next Thursday.

Minster scored the first 33 points of the game and led 33-5 at the half.

Courtney Prenger had 14 and Rosie Westerbeck 13 for the Lady Wildcats, who shot 50 percent from the field while holding Celina to just 6 percent on 2-for-31.

Celina (9) — Jackson 5, Exman 2, Braun 2.

Minster (61) — Fisher 8, Westerbeck 13, Borgerding 2, Prenger 14, Kogge 2, Luthman 4, Thobe 6, Butler 3, Wuebker 5, Thien 4.

Score by quarters:

Celina`0`5`9`9

Minster`18`33`43`61

Three-pointers: Minster 4 (Fisher 2, Butler, Wuebker); Celina 1 (Jackson).

Records: Minster 2-0, Celina 1-2.

Reserve score: Minster 56, Celina 15.

Lehman’s Grace Monnin looks for help as she’s pressured by Bailee Walter of Hardin Northern in girls basketball action at Lehman Thursday night.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/12/web1_3-leh-h.jpgLehman’s Grace Monnin looks for help as she’s pressured by Bailee Walter of Hardin Northern in girls basketball action at Lehman Thursday night.

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