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Lady Jackets fall in sectional tourney opener

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Houston’s Hayden Riesenbeck, front, and Botkins’ Janell Greve reach for the ball at Sidney Saturday in sectional tournament play.

Houston’s Hayden Riesenbeck, front, and Botkins’ Janell Greve reach for the ball at Sidney Saturday in sectional tournament play.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

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Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Staff report

VANDALIA — Despite being the higher seed, it was one-and-done for the Sidney Lady Jackets in Division 1 Sectional Tournament action.

Sidney, seeded No. 8, played against Greater Western Ohio Conference foe Fairlawn, which was the No. 10 seed. But it was all Fairmont in a 48-27 rout that ended the Lady Jackets season at 14-9.

Despite the loss, Sidney’s 6-foot-2 senior post player Celena Taborn became the school’s all-time leading scorer. She finished with 14 points to end her career with 1,56. She also ended up with 603 points this season, also a new school single-season record.

The second quarter was the difference Saturday. Fairmont led just 13-11 after one quarter, but outscored the Lady Jackets 19-4 in the second to open up a 32-15 bulge. And when the Lady Firebirds outscored Sidney 14-5 in the third quarter, it made it a 26-point lead after three.

Fairmont is 12-11 and is now 9-0 all-time against Sidney.

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Sidney Division 4

The games went as expected Saturday in the first round of the Sidney Division 4 Sectional at Sidney High school.

The top four seeds were all in action and all four were victorious, three of them by lopsided scores.

• Fourth-seeded Botkins beat Houston in the tourney opener, 41-28, to move to 16-6 on the season and advance to the semifinals.

The Lady Trojans trailed by four at the half, but then held Houston to just nine points in the second half.

Sarah Bergman had 13 points and eight rebounds for Botkins, and Paige Lane added eight points and seven rebounds.

Houston (28) — Maier 6, Ely 4, J. Monnier 6, New 7, Riesenbeck 1, Jarrett 4.

Botkins (41) — Pitts 8, Bergman 13, Lane 8, Woodall 4, Homan 2, T. Greve 2, J. Greve 4.

Score by quarters:

Houston`8`19`22`28

Botkins`4`15`25`41

Three-pointers: Houston 3 (Maier 2, New); Botkins 4 (Lane 2, Bergman, Pitts).

Records: Houston 8-15, Botkins 16-6.

Botkins’ next game — Tuesday, semifinals at Sidney, 6 p.m. vs. Troy Christian.

• Top-seeded Jackson Center allowed Fairlawn just two points the entire first half and went on to post a 62-15 win in its sectional opener.

Jackson is now a county-best 18-4 heading into the semifinals Tuesday.

Kamryn Elchert put on a long-distance shooting display, hitting five three-pointers in eight attempts and adding four free throws in as many attempts for 21 points in all.

Vanessa Winner added 11 points.

Fairlawn (15) — Pierce 3, Morrison 2, Dudgeon 4, Huelskamp 6.

Jackson Center (62) — Reese 2, Elchert 21, Meyer 7, Clark 4, Ware 6, Sosby 3, Hickey 2, Platfoot 2, Hoehne 4, Winner 11.

Score by quarters:

Fairlawn`2`2`6`15

Jackson`21`39`54`62

Three-pointers: JC 9 (Elchert 5, Winner 3, Meyer); Fairlawn 1 (Pierce).

Records: JC 18-4, Fairlawn 0-23.

JC’s next game: Tuesday, semifinals at Sidney, 7:30 vs. Mississinawa.

• Third-seeded Fort Loramie held Riverside to just two points in both the second and third quarters en route to a 52-16 victory in sectional play Saturday.

The Lady Redskins are now 15-8 heading into semifinal play Wednesday. Riverside’s season ends 5-18.

Reyan Frey led Loramie with 16 points. Taylor Ratermann added 14 and Sara Stang 12. Frey also had seven steals.

Riverside (16) — Davis 5, Giles 2, Stillings 2, Kreglow 4, Jones 3.

Loramie (52) — Luebke 2, Stang 12, Ratermann 14, Meyer 2, Holthaus 2, Eilerman 2, Frey 16, Gephart 2.

Score by quarters:

Riverside`6`8`10`16

Loramie`16`24`38`52

Three-pointers: Riverside 2 (Davis, Jones); FL 3 (Ratermann 2, Frey).

Records: Loramie 15-8, Riverside 5-18.

FL’s next game: Wednesday, semifinals at Sidney, 6:00 vs. Ansonia.

• In the fourth and final game of the day, the second-seeded Russia Lady Raiders routed Lehman 64-26.

The win put Russia at 18-5 on the year going into semifinal play Wednesday.

Lehman’s season ends at 9-13.

Russia dominated from the start, leading 19-4 after a quarter and 37-11 at the half.

Tiffany Hatcher hit three threes and 7-for-11 from the field in all in finishing with 17 points to lead the Lady Raiders.

Cameo Wilson added 14 points, Laurissa Poling 13 and Maria Herron 10. Herron just mised a double-double, finishing with nine assists also.

Wilson and Poling were both 6-for-8 from the floor, and Russia as a team hit 27 for 50, 54 percent. Over the first three quarters, Russia was 24 for 38 from the field, 63 percent.

Carly Edwards led Lehman with eight.

Russia (64) — Poling 13, Hatcher 17, Wilson 14, Herron 10, Cordonnier 4, Borchers 2, York 4.

Lehman (26) — Edwards 8, Monnin 4, O’Leary 4, B. McIver 3, Fogt 2, A. Schutt 1, H. Schutt 2, R. McIver 2.

Score by quarters:

Russia`19`37`56`64

Lehman`4`11`19`26

Three-pointers: Russia 4 (Hatcher 3, Herron); Lehman 1 (B. McIver).

Records: Russia 18-5, Lehman 9-13.

Russia’s next game: Wednesday, semifinals at Sidney, 7:30 vs. Mechanicsburg.

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Anna 44, West Milton 40

PITSBURG — Anna’s girls pulled off a first-round upset Saturday in Division 3 Sectional action at Franklin-Monroe, beating West Milton 44-40.

Milton was 15-5 at the time of the draw and got the No. 4 seed.

The Lady Rockets were seeded eighth.

They will be back in action in the semifinals Thursday at 7:30 at Franklin-Monroe against No. 7 seed Preble Shawnee.

Houston’s Hayden Riesenbeck, front, and Botkins’ Janell Greve reach for the ball at Sidney Saturday in sectional tournament play.
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Lady Jackets fall in sectional tourney opener

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