SIDNEY — Lehman led by eight points at the half but Troy Christian rallied in the final two periods to beat the Lady Cavs 47-42 in non-league girls basketball Saturday at Lehman.
The game was Lehman’s final one in the regular season and gives them a 9-12 mark going into tournament play on Saturday at Sidney against Russia.
Lehman was up 24-16 after one and still led by three after three quarters. But Troy Christian outscored the Lady Cavs 18-8 in the final eight minutes.
For Lehman, Hannah Fogt had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Grace Monnin had eight rebounds.
COVINGTON — The Covington girls basketball team closed out the regular season Saturday with a convincing 64-29 victory against Tri-County North, putting the finishing touches on a 17-5 overall record and going 11-1 in the Cross County Conference, second place behind champion Tri-Village.
Sammi Whiteman led the Buccaneers with 24 points, Makenzie Long added 13 and Tori Lyle and Lexie Long each scored eight as Covington built a 26-8 halftime lead and never looked back.
Covington faces Miami Valley in the opening round of the sectional tournament at 11 a.m. Feb. 18 at Brookville.
its winning ways
SPRINGFIELD — Miami East outscored Northwestern 35-21 in the second half Saturday on the road, pulling away for a 54-42 victory to finish the regular season at 11-11.
Bailey Miller hit three 3s and scored a team-high 15 points for the Vikings, Haley Howard added 14 points, Gabrielle Hawkins scored eight and Kaitlyn Mack added seven.
Miami East will ride a four-game winning streak into the sectional tournament, which it kicks off at 6 p.m. Thursday at Franklin Monroe High School against National Trail.
ST. PARIS — Fresh off of reaching the 1,000-point mark in her career on Thursday, Newton’s Tatum McBride scored 26 points on Saturday to lead the Indians to a 54-46 victory at Graham.
The Indians (14-7) travel to National Trail Tuesday to finish the regular season.
beat other Tigers
JACKSON CENTER — In a battle of Tigers, Versailles jumped out to a 14-5 lead after one quarter and went on to beat Jackson Center 40-28 Saturday in non-conference action.
Versailles is finished with their regular season schedule and takes a 19-3 record into tournament play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday against Triad at Franklin-Monroe.
Danielle Winner led Versailles with 16 points, while Kami McEldowney added nine.
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