Botkins girls remain unbeatenwith 37-35 win over Loramie


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Grace Homan of Botkins has the ball knocked away as she drives down the lane against Fort Loramie in action Saturday at Botkins. Defending for Loramie is Hatty Meyer (32).

Grace Homan of Botkins has the ball knocked away as she drives down the lane against Fort Loramie in action Saturday at Botkins. Defending for Loramie is Hatty Meyer (32).


Staff report

BOTKINS — The Botkins Lady Trojans remained unbeaten on the year with a 37-35 victory over Fort Loramie in County girls basketball action Saturday afternoon.

The win put the Lady Trojans at 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the County heading into a home game Tuesday against Mechanicsburg. It was also Botkins’ first win over Fort Loramie since the 2001 season.

Fort Loramie drops to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in league play going into Tuesday action at home against New Bremen.

Botkins led by a point after a quarter but Loramie opened up a 31-25 lead after three periods. Botkins charged back in the final period, however, outscoring the Lady Redskins 12-4.

Fort Loramie was 14-for-43 from the field for just 32 percent, including just 2-for-13 from beyond the three-point line.

Botkins canned 15-for-42 from the field for 35 percent and misfired on all five three-point attempts.

Botkins was led by Sarah Bergman’s double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds. Casey Woodall led the Lady Trojans in scoring with 13.

For Fort Loramie, freshman Marissa Meiring had 17, including 5-for-6 from the line.

Fort Loramie (35) — Frey 5, Luebke 4, Stang 3, Ratermann 2, Meyer 2, Raterman 2, Meiring 17.

Botkins (37) — Pitts 6, Bergman 10, Lane 6, Woodall 15.

Score by quarters:

Loramie`9`24`31`35

Botkins`10`19`25`37

Three-pointers: Loramie 2 (Frey, Stang); Botkins 0.

Records: Botkins 4-0, Loramie 1-2.

COUNTY STANDINGS

Botkins`2-0`4-0

Jackson Center`1-0`2-0

Russia`1-1`3-1

Houston`1-1`2-3

Fort Loramie`1-1`1-2

Fairlawn`0-1`0-3

Anna`0-2`1-2

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Houston 49, Anna 44

HOUSTON — After losing their first three, the Houston Lady Wildcats have come back to win two in a row, the latest a 49-44 road upset win over the Anna Lady Rockets in County play Saturday afternoon.

The win put Houston at 1-1 in the league and 2-3 overall with New Knoxville coming to town Tuesday. Anna is now 0-2 in the County and 1-2 overall and hosts Miami East Tuesday.

“We did some good things,” said Houston coach Brad Allen. “I think the biggest thing is we kept our composure. The girls didn’t get rattled by Anna’s pressure and Anna likes to do that the entire game. Morgan Ely and Kara Maier did a great job bringing the ball up the floor.”

Allan said Ely “played an outstanding game,” and her statistics back up his statement. The 5-foot-5 junior guard finished with 18 points and was money in the bank from the free throw line, cashing in on eight of her 10 attempts. Behind her, Houston hit 12-for-16 from the line in the final period and 20-for-26 for the game.

Rebecca New added nine points for Houston and Jess Monnier eight. The Lady Wildcats had five girls with six or more points.

“We had six girls who played well and really played together,” said Allen. “This was a good win for us.”

Macy Huelskamp and Abby Gaydosh both had 10 points for the Lady Rockets.

Houston (49) — Ely 18, New 9, J. Monnier 8, Maiewr 6, S. Monnier 6, Jarrett 2.

Anna (44) — Huelskamp 10, Gaydosh 10, Aufderhaar 8, Spicer 6, Kuck 3, Meyer 2, Rowland 4.

Score by quarters:

Houston`15`29`35`49

Anna`14`19`29`43

Three-pointers: Houston 3 (Ely 2, New); Anna 2 (Gaydosh 2).

Records: Houston 2-3, Anna 1-2.

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JC 47, Russia 42

RUSSIA — The Jackson Center Lady Tigers appeared to be on their way to an easy win over the Russia Lady Raiders, but they had to hang on at the end to post a 47-42 win in County girls basketball Saturday afternoon.

Jackson goes to 1-0 in the league and 2-0 on the season heading to Waynesfield on Tuesday. Russia suffered its first loss of the season and is now 1-1 in the league and 3-1 overall with Newton coming to town tonight.

Jackson Center forced Russia into 14 turnovers in the first half and led 25-13 at the break. The Lady Tigers then came out and scored the first eight points of the third quarter to go up 20 at 33-13.

But that’s where things changed. Russia applied more pressure and the Lady Tigers struggled, committing 12 second-half turnovers. And with 1:30 remaining in the game, the Lady Raiders had cut the lead down to just three. But the Lady Tigers were able to hang on.

Jackson had three players in double figures, led by Kamryn Elchert and Olivia Clark with 11 each. Elchert had three three-pointers. Cassie Meyer added 10 points.

For Russia, Laurissa Poling had 12 and Maria Herron 9.

Jackson Center (47) — Reese 4, Elchert 11, Meyer 10, Winner 6, Clark 11, Kessler 1, Ware 4.

Russia (42) — Cordonnier 5, Poling 12, Hatcher 8, Wilson 4, Pleiman 2, Herron 9, Gaerke 2.

Score by quarters:

JC`16`25`38`47

Russia`3`13`25`42

Three-pointers: JC 4 (Elchert 3, Meyer); Russia 2 (Herron 2).

Records: JC 2-0, Russia 3-1.

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Houston 49, Anna 43

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S’eastern 50, Riverside 35

DEGRAFF — Riverside fell to 0-3 on the year after falling Saturday to Southeastern in non-league girls basketball action 50-35.

The Lady Pirates led by one after a quarter but were outscored 28-18 in the middle two periods.

Southeastern (50) — Shepherd 6, Mills 7, McKee 13, Ruby 5, Eriksen 10, Erin 11.

Riverside (35) — Smith 5, Jones 3, Davis 8, Giles 7, Stillings 4, Kreglow 8.

Score by quarters:

SE`8`21`36`52

Riverside`9`17`27`35

Three-pointers: Southeastern 5 (McKee 2, Eriksen 2, Ruby); Riverside 2 (Jones, Giles).

Records: Riverside 0-3, Southeastern 3-1.

Grace Homan of Botkins has the ball knocked away as she drives down the lane against Fort Loramie in action Saturday at Botkins. Defending for Loramie is Hatty Meyer (32).
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/12/web1_Botkins-v-Ft-Loramie-Girls-Basketball-032.jpgGrace Homan of Botkins has the ball knocked away as she drives down the lane against Fort Loramie in action Saturday at Botkins. Defending for Loramie is Hatty Meyer (32).

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