Still undefeated


Jackson Center, Botkins win again Saturday

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Anna’s Breah Kuck, left, looks to get past Jackson Center’s Kennadie Reese at Jackson Center Saturday in County girls play.

Anna’s Breah Kuck, left, looks to get past Jackson Center’s Kennadie Reese at Jackson Center Saturday in County girls play.


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Jackson Center’s Kamryn Elchert, left, moves the ball away from Anna’s Kelsey Meyer at Jackson Center Saturday.


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Staff report

JACKSON CENTER — Senior Cassie Meyer, known for her outstanding play in volleyball, showed she can handle the basketball pretty well, too, Saturday in leading Jackson Center to a lopsided 51-25 win over Anna in County girls basketball play.

Meyer hit three threes in the first quarter and four in the first half to propel the Lady Tigers to a 31-10 lead at the half, and they never let up in routing the Lady Rockets to remain unbeaten.

Jackson is now 2-0 in the league and 4-0 overall heading Saturday to Botkins, which is 7-0 going into a game at 5-1 Ridgemont tonight.

Anna, meanwhile, falls to 2-3 on the season and 0-3 in County play heading to West Liberty-Salem Thursday.

Meyer’s three first-period threes gave the Lady Tigers a 15-6 lead and all the momentum, which they refused to relinquish the rest of the way.

She ended up with 16 to lead Jackson Center. Kennadie Reese chipped in nine points.

For Anna, no one scored over six.

Anna (25) — Scully 4, Kuck 3, Freytag 2, Meyer 1, Rowland 2, Gaydosh 6, Aufderhaar 2, Spicer 5.

Jackson Center (51) — Reese 9, Hickey 6, Elchert 2, Meyer 16, Clark 5, Winner 3, Kessler 6, Ware 4.

Score by quarters:

Anna`6`10`15`25

JC`15`31`43`51

Three-pointers: JC 5 (Meyer 4, Winner); Anna 3 (Gaydosh 2, Kuck).

Records: JC 4-0, Anna 2-3.

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County standings

`League`All

Botkins`3-0`7-0

Jackson`2-0`4-0

Loramie`2-1`3-2

Russia`1-1`5-1

Houston`1-2`3-4

Fairlawn`0-2`0-5

Anna`0-3`2-3

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Botkins 52, Houston 47

HOUSTON — The Botkins Lady Trojans continued their impressive early-season run, getting past Houston 52-47 on the road Saturday to run their record on the year to 7-0, including 3-0 in County play.

They used a big second quarter to seize control of the game, but had to hang on down the stretch as the Lady Wildcats scored 24 points in the final period behind lights-out shooting from Rebekah New. Houston was down 13 going to the final quarter.

The loss left the Lady Wildcats at 3-4 overall and snapped a three-game winning streak. They are now 1-2 in the County and play tonight at Tri-Village.

After a tight 6-5 opening quarter, Botkins rode the hot hand of Paige Lane the rest of the way.

Lane finished with 24 points, and that’s without scoring in the opening quarter. She had a huge second quarter, hitting three three-pointers and scoring 12 points in that period alone.

For the game, she hit 9-for-16 from the floor.

Casey Woodall added 11 points and nine rebounds, and Sarah Bergman had nine points and pulled down 13 rebounds. She and Woodall also had three assists apiece.

For the Lady Wildcats, Rebekah New almost single-handedly pulled the game out for the home team. She drained four three-pointers and scored 14 of her 16 points in the final period alone, rallying her team back.

Teammate Morgan Ely finished with 15 points and had three three-pointers.

Botkins (52) — Pitts 6, Jones 2, Bergman 9, Lane 24, Woodall 11.

Houston (47) — Maier 3, Ely 15, S. Monnier 2, J. Monnier 9, Jarrett 2, New 16.

Score by quarters:

Botkins`5`24`36`52

Houston`6`13`23`47

Three-pointers: Houston 7 (New 4, Ely 3); Botkins 3 (Lane 3).

Records: Botkins 7-0, Houston 3-4.

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Loramie 61, Fairlawn 6

FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie shot 58 percent from the field in the first half, then shut out Fairlawn in the second half in rolling to a 61-6 victory in County girls action Saturday.

The win put Loramie at 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the league heading to Tipp City tonight for a non-league game.

Fairlawn, which got off just 21 shots in the game, sinks to 0-5 overall and 0-2 in the County.

The game was over quickly, with the Lady Redskins sprinting to a 27-4 lead after one quarter and a 46-6 lead at the half.

Reyan Frey had 14, Marissa Meiring 13 and Taylor Ratermann 10 for Loramie. Meiring also had nine rebounds.

Fairlawn (6) — Pierce 4, Dudgeon 2.

Loramie (61) — Eilerman 4, Frey 14, Luebke 5, Barga 2, Stang 5, Ratermann 10, Meyer 8, Meiring 13.

Score by quarters:

Fairlawn`4`6`6`6

FL`27`46`58`61

Three-pointers: Loramie 5 (Frey 2, Ratermann 2, Meyer); Fairlawn 0.

Records: Loramie 3-2, Fairlawn 0-5.

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Sidney 54, Troy 31

Things have been pretty tough on Sidney to start the season, the Lady Jackets losing three of their first four games.

And with undefeated Troy coming to town on Saturday, the prospects for a victory weren’t looking good.

It was Sidney’s 10th straight win over Troy in girls basketball.

But a big second half from 6-foot-3 post Celena Taborn took Sidney from a three-point halftime lead to a final 54-31 rout of the Lady Trojans in Greater Western Ohio Conference American North action on Saturday at Sidney.

The Lady Jackets are now 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the North heading to Piqua on Wednesday.

“Troy zoned us and took away Celena in the first half,” said Sidney coach Megan Mummey. “We got open looks, but only knocked down two of 17 from behind the arc. We made some adjustments at half time and were able to get Celena going in the second half. And we got contributions from others.

Taborn finished with a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds for Sidney, and there were two others in double figures. Carrie Nuss had 11 and Alina Kindle added 10.

“Our fourth quarter defense gave us the edge,” added Mummey.

The Lady Jackets held Troy to just four points in the final period to turn the game one-sided at the end.

Troy (31) — Kaup 1, Adkins 8, Hess 6, Short 5, Holter 2, Taylor 2, Holycross 3, Boss 4.

Sidney (54) — Miller 8, Nuss 11, Powers 2, Kindle 10, Taborn 23.

Score by quarters:

Troy`9`15`27`31

Sidney`7`18`38`54

Three-pointers: Troy 3 (Hess, Short, Holycross); Sidnewy 4 (Nuss 2, Kindle 2).

Records: Sidney 2-3, Troy 3-1.

GWOC American North standings — Tipp City 1-0, 2-1; Greenville 2-1, 4-3; Troy 1-1, 3-1; Vandalia 1-1, 4-2; Sidney 1-1, 2-3; Piqua 0-2, 1-4.

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Russia 53, Marion Local 33

RUSSIA — Russia outscored visiting Marion Local 30-11 in the second half to turn a close game into a rout in non-league girls action Saturday at Russia, the final being 53-33.

The win put Russia at 5-1 overall heading into action Tuesday night at New Knoxville in non-league action. Marion Local drops to 3-3.

Russia led 15-8 after one but it was just a one-point lead at the half at 23-22. But the second half belonged to the Lady Raiders, who outscored the Lady Flyers 14-4 in the third quarter and 16-7 in the fourth.

Maria Herron led the way for the Lady Raiders, tossing in 21 points, including 3-for-4 from three-point range. Laurissa Poling added 11 points and Cameo Wilson pulled down nine rebounds.

Sarah Fesenmyer had 12 to lead Marion Local.

Marion (33) — Kremer 5, Rethman 8, Evers 2, Griesdorn 6, Fesenmyer 12.

Russia (53) — Cordonnier 9, Poling 11, Hatcher 4, Wilson 5, Pleiman 3, Herron 21.

Score by quarters:

Marion`8`22`26`33

Russia`15`23`37`53

Three-pointers: ML 2 (Fesenmyer 2); Russia 4 (Herron 3, Pleiman).

Records: Russia 5-1, Marion 3-3.

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NK 46, Lehman 32

NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville senior Kenzie Schroer poured in 26 points to lead the New Knoxville Lady Rangers to a 46-32 victory over Lehman in non-league girls basketball action Saturday.

The win puts the Lady Rangers at 2-4 so far this season, heading into a game Tuesday at home against 5-1 Russia.

Lehman drops to 1-3 and returns to action Tuesday at Springfield Catholic.

The Lady Rangers jumped to a 15-4 lead after one quarter and stretched it to 25-10 at the half.

The Lady Cavs were led in scoring by Hannah Fogt with nine. Abby Schutt had eight rebounds.

Lehman (32) — Monnin 7, O’Leary 3, Schutt 6, McIver 5, Brandt 2, Fogt 9.

NK (46) — Schroer 26, Miller 5, Lauth 1, Schwieterman 5, Scott 2, M. Jurosic 2, B. Jurosic 5.

Score by quarters:

Lehman`4`10`22`32

NK`15`25`35`46

Three-pointers: Lehman 1 (McIver); NK (not available).

Records: NK 2-4, Lehman 1-3.

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Versailles 67, Miami East 29

VERSAILLES — Versailles remained unbeaten on the season at 5-0 with a lopsided 67-29 victory over Miami East in non-league girls action Saturday.

The Lady Tigers blasted out of the blocks to a 27-7 bulge after one quarter and were never threatened.

Kami McEldowney had two threes in the opening quarter and went on to finish with 11 points for Versailles.

Danielle Winner led the scoring with 13, Elizabeth Ording had 12 and Clair Schmitmeyer finished with nine.

Miami East (29) — B. Miller 2, E. Hawkins 2, G. Hawkins 2, C. Miller 8, Howard 11.

Versailles (67) — McEldowney 11, Watren 3, Blakeley 3, Langenkamp 4, Ording 4, Huffman 4, Schmitmeyer 9, Peters 2, Ording 12, Winner 13, Marshal 2.

Score by quarters:

Miami East`7`15`26`29

Versailles`27`39`55`67

Three-pointers: ME 3 (Miller 2, Howard); Versailles 4 (McEldowney 2, Watren, Huffman)

Records: ME 3-4, Versailles 5-0.

Anna’s Breah Kuck, left, looks to get past Jackson Center’s Kennadie Reese at Jackson Center Saturday in County girls play.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/12/web1_SDN121216JCGbball2.jpgAnna’s Breah Kuck, left, looks to get past Jackson Center’s Kennadie Reese at Jackson Center Saturday in County girls play. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Jackson Center’s Kamryn Elchert, left, moves the ball away from Anna’s Kelsey Meyer at Jackson Center Saturday.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/12/web1_SDN121216JCGbball1.jpgJackson Center’s Kamryn Elchert, left, moves the ball away from Anna’s Kelsey Meyer at Jackson Center Saturday. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

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Pitts
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New
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Jackson Center, Botkins win again Saturday

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