Sidney Taborn scores 48


Senior closing in on single-season, career records

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Sidney’s Celena Taborn works her way past Claire Hinkle, center, and Cali Stewart of Tipp City in action at Sidney Saturday. Watching is Sidney’s Hayley Powers.

Sidney’s Celena Taborn works her way past Claire Hinkle, center, and Cali Stewart of Tipp City in action at Sidney Saturday. Watching is Sidney’s Hayley Powers.


Sidney’s Kyana Johnson shoots as Chloe Schretzman of Tipp City defends in girls basketball at Sidney Saturday.


Staff report

The first time the Sidney Lady Jackets played Tipp City — Dec. 7 on the road — they lost by 32 points.

They were determined not to let that happen again, and it resulted in an amazing game at Sidney High School Saturday.

It took three overtimes to decide the winner, and the Lady Red Devils escaped with an 88-81 victory to all but nail down the Greater Western Ohio Conference American North title.

Tipp was ranked No. 4 in Division 2 in the latest state poll, and is now 11-0 in the North and 15-3 on the season.

Sidney dropped its second in a row, both in North play, and is now 8-3 in the division and 11-5 overall. The Lady Jackets are back in action Wednesday at Troy.

Sidney’s sensational senior Celena Taborn almost overshadowed the game itself with another amazing performance. The 6-foot-2 post player finished with 48 points, 16 of those coming in the three overtimes.

It marks the fourth time this season she has scored 40 or more points in a game, and she upped her season total to 449. With five games remaining in the regular season, plus tournament play, she has a good shot at the single-season school record of 587 points, set back in 1984 by Tangie Wells. Taborn is 138 points away from that record, and she is now averaging 26.4 per game.

Her career total is now at 1,413, and that puts her just 143 behind Sylvia Hudson’s career record of 1,556. Hudson just graduated last season and is having a great freshman season at Urbana University.

Taborn also had nine rebounds and blocked seven shots.

“We battled, but fell short,” said Sidney coach Megan Mummey. “I’m impressed with our overall progress from the first defeat of 32 points to take them into triple overtime. We had a great fourth quarter run to put ourselves in position to win, but Tipp stepped up and hit some big shots to keep extending the game.”

Hayley Powers and Alina Kindle both had 12 points for the Lady Jackets.

Tipp had three players score 20 or more.

Tipp City (88) — Prall 28, Aselage 20, Hinkle 2, Stewart 25, Varvel 1, Mader 14, Schintzman 3.

Sidney (81) — Miller 2, Kindle 12, Powers 12, Lee 5, Johnson 2, Taborn 48.

Score by quarters:

`1`2`3`4`OT`2OT`3OT

Tipp`20`31`52`59`70`75`88

Sidney`17`26`51`59`70`75`81

Three-pointers: Sidney 10 (Kindle 4, Powers 3, Taborn 2, Lee); TC 11 (Prall 4, Aselage 3, Stewart 2, Mader, Schintzman).

Records: Sidney 11-5, TC 15-3.

Reserve score: TC 49, Sidney 17.

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Minster 51, Russia 45

MINSTER — Minster’s last three games were all against state-ranked teams, and the Lady Wildcats made it two wins in that trio of games with a 51-45 victory over Russia in non-league action Saturday at Minster.

The win puts Minster at 15-1 heading to Marion Local on Thursday in Midweat Athletic Conference play.

The Lady Raiders drop to 14-4 on the year and are at Anna Tuesday.

The Lady Raiders, ranked 10 in D-4, gave the 4th-ranked Lady Wildcats all they could handle, trailing by just two at the half. Minster pulled out to a seven-point lead after three quarters, but had to rally back from behing down with under two minutes left.

Rosie Westerbeck had 11 and three others added eight for Minster. Maria Herron had 15 and Laurissa Poling 12 for Russia.

Russia (45) — Cordonnier 6, Poling 12, Hatcher 4, Wilson 2, Pleiman 6, Herron 15.

Minster (51) — Fischer 8, Roetgerman 4, Baumer 8, Westerbeck 11, Borgerding 7, Kogge 5, Prenger 8.

Score by quarters:

Russia`15`21`33`45

Minster`18`23`40`51

Three-pointers: Russia 2 (Pleiman, Herron); Minster 4 (Fischer 2, Baumer, Borgerding).

Records: Minster 15-1, Russia 14-4.

Reserve score: Minster 40, Russia 21.

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JC 39, Covington 31

JACKSON CENTER — Jackson Center faced a big challenge to their outstanding record in non-league play from visiting Covington Saturday, and had to rally in the final period to escape with a win, 39-31.

The Lady Tigers go to 13-3 on the year with the win and are back in action at Fairlawn Thursday. Covington is now 14-5.

Jackson Center trailed by one at 25-24 after three quarters, but outscored the Lady Buccs 15-6 in the final period.

Cassie Meyer led the comeback, scoring seven of her points, including 5-for-6 from the foul line. She finished with 14 points.

Covington (31) — Whiteman 14, Jo. Crowell 3, Warner 3, Metz 2, Lyle 6, Je. Crowell 2.

Jackson Center (39) — Reese 5, Elchert 4, Meyer 14, Winner 5, Clark 8, Kessler 3.

Score by quarters:

Covington`8`20`25`31

Jackson`4`15`24`39

Three-pointers: Covington 2 (Warner, Jo. Crowell); JC 3 (Elchert, Winner, Reese).

Records: JC 13-3, Covington 14-5.

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Loramie 45, Miami East 30

FORT LORAMIE — The Fort Loramie Lady Redskins ran their record on the year to 12-5 with a 45-30 victory over visiting Miami East in non-league action Saturday night.

The Lady Redskins host Houston on Thursday.

The Lady Redskins got 13 from Reyan Frey and 11 from Sara Stang. Taylor Ratermann had eight rebounds to go with eight points.

Loramie was 16-for-39 from the field for 41 percent and held East to just 33 shots in the game. The Lady Vikings hit 12 for 36 percent, and also were just 5-for-16 from the line. Loramie was 8-for-10.

Miami East (30) — Miller 6, Hawkins 4, Miller 1, Mack 2, Kinnison 9, Howard 8.

Loramie (45) — Frey 13, Gephart 3, Luebke 2, S. Stang 11, Ratermann 8, C. Stang 2, Meyer 2, Holthaus 4.

Score by quarters:

Miami East`4`14`19`30

Loramie`14`26`36`45

Three-pointers: ME 1 (Miller); Loramie 5 (Frey 2, Ratermann 2, Gephart).

Records: Loramie 12-5, ME 7-10.

Reserve score: Miami East 46, Loramie 41.

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Knoxville 48, Botkins 28

NEW KNOXVILLE — Despite Botkins going into the game at 12-5 and New Knoxville at 7-10, it was the host Lady Rangers controlling the action and pulling away in the final period to a 48-28 victory Saturday.

The Lady Rangers, now 8-10, play at Versailles Thursday, and Botkins, 12-6, hosts Russia the same night.

New Knoxville led by just six at the half, but then held Botkins to just nine points the entire second half.

Three Lady Rangers were in double figures. Kenzie Schroer and Ashlyn Miller had 13 apiece and Jenna Schwieterman added 10.

Sarah Bergman led Botkins with nine.

Botkins (28) — Pitts 6, Bergman 9, Lane 7, Woodall 6.

New Knoxville (48) — Doty 5, Schroer 13, Miller 13, Schwieterman 10, M. Jurosic 5, Trego 2.

Botkins`81`19`24`28

Knoxville`10`25`34`48

Three-pointers: NK 7 (Miller 3, Schroer 2, Doty, Schwieterman); Botkins 4 (Pitts 2, Bergman, Lane).

Records: NK 8-10; Botkins 12-6.

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St. Henry 45, Lehman 37

Lehman led by three after three quarters but gave up 21 points to St. Henry in the final period, leading to a come-from-behind win for the visiting Lady Redskins in non-league action Saturday at Lehman, 45-37.

The Lady Cavs are now 7-9 on the year and play at Piqua Monday night.

Lehman held St. Henry to just two points in the second quarter for a 21-12 lead at the half, and still held onto the lead heading to the final period.

But St. Henry’s Kendra Rose, scoreless in the first three quarters, had eight points in the fourth to lead the comeback, and the Lady Redskins got to the line a lot and connected. They were 11-for-13 on free throws in the final period and 21 for 25 for the game.

Hannah Fogt led Lehman with nine points and Grace Monnin had eight rebounds.

St. Henry (45) — Rose 8, Lange 11, A. Vaughn 12, Muhlenkamp 2, Siefring 2, N. Vaughn 8, Keller 2.

Lehman (37) — Edwards 5, Monnin 4, O’Leary 7, Olding 2, B. McIver 4, McFarland 2, Fogt 9, R. McIver 4.

Score by quarters:

St. Henry 10 12 24 45

Lehman 8 21 27 37

Three-pointers: Lehman 0, St. Henry 2 (Rose, Lange).

Records: Lehman 7-9, St. Henry 8-10.

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Tri-Village 69, New Bremen 44

NEW MADISON — The New Bremen Lady Cardinals ran into the state’s No. 2-ranked Division 4 team Saturday in non-league action, and lost to the Tri-Village Lady Patriots 69-44.

The loss left the Lady Cardinals at 7-10 on the year heading to Delphos Jefferson on Tuesday.

Tri-Village goes to 17-0.

Bremen trailed 15-7 after one and 35-22 at the half.

Macy Puthoff had 15 and Kelly Naylor 11 for the Lady Cardinals.

New Bremen (44) — Puthoff 15, Tenkman 2, Thieman 2, Smith 2, Arling 4, Naylor 11, Bergman 3, Homan 5.

Tri-Village (69) — Miller 8, Printz 11, Porter 9, Downing 18, Bierly 4, Man 19.

Score by quarters:

New Bremen`7`22`36`44

Tri-Village`15`35`52`69

Three-pointers: T-V 8 (Printz 3, Miller 2, Downing 2, Porter); NB 5 (Arling 2, Naylor 2, Puthoff).

Records: NB 7-10, T-V 17-0.

Sidney’s Celena Taborn works her way past Claire Hinkle, center, and Cali Stewart of Tipp City in action at Sidney Saturday. Watching is Sidney’s Hayley Powers.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/01/web1_SDN013017SidGbballLG2.jpgSidney’s Celena Taborn works her way past Claire Hinkle, center, and Cali Stewart of Tipp City in action at Sidney Saturday. Watching is Sidney’s Hayley Powers.

Sidney’s Kyana Johnson shoots as Chloe Schretzman of Tipp City defends in girls basketball at Sidney Saturday.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/01/web1_SDN013017SidGbballLG1.jpgSidney’s Kyana Johnson shoots as Chloe Schretzman of Tipp City defends in girls basketball at Sidney Saturday.
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