SIDNEY — Lehman controlled the action in the second half to hand visiting Mississinawa Valley a 5-47 setback in non-league boys basketball action Tuesday night at Lehman.
The Cavaliers, now 10-11, will conclude regular-season play Friday with one of the toughest opponents on the schedule, the Fairlawn Jets, who come to the Lehman gym with a 17-3 record.
The Cavs led just 29-27 at the half, but pulled out to a 44-39 lead after three quarters.
Kam Lee had 16 points, Preston Rodgers added 12 and Dylan Arnold finished with 11 for the Cavs.
HOUSTON — Houston pulled away with a big second quarter and went on to beat Bradford 56-40 in non-league action at Houston Tuesday.
The Wildcats are now 3-18 on the year heading into a home game with Jackson Center Friday.
The Wildcats led just 18-17 after one, but then outscored Bradford 19-7 in the second quarter to take control.
Cameron Arnold had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Wildcats, and Caleb Sluss added 11 points and nine rebounds.
“Caleb had his best game of the year,” said coach Brad Francis.
Alex Swabb led Bradford with 14 points and five assists.
Parker Smit hahd eight points and Josh Phillips added eight points and 10 rebounds, while Walker Branson contributed four steals.
PLEASANT HILL — The Newton girls basketball team will open sectional tournament play at 12:30 p.m. Saturday against Tri-County North.
The Lady Indians, 14-6, got a preview of that Tuesday night, defeating North 59-40 in the regular season finale.
Tatum McBride scored 23 points to lead Newton and is now just 10 points away from Madison Mollette’s career scoring record.
TROY — The Piqua bowling team lost two matches to Troy Tuesday night.
The boys closed the regular season at 5-13 overall and 4-11 in GWOC American play with a 2,226-2,035 loss.
Nick Jess led the Indians with a 381 series (193-188). Austin Jenkins had a 370 series (187-183). Travis Smith had a 367 series (187-180). Terry Penny added a 158 and Ethan Gevedon had a 152. In the baker games the boys had games of 214 and 125.
The girls finished the regular season at 6-12 overall and 5-10 in GWOC American action with 2,236-1,782 loss.
Rayna Brownlee (173-146) and Kyra Buchanan (167-152) had 319 series’ to lead Piqua.
Chloe Koon had a 161 game and Katie Sherman had a 155 game.
“Piqua started off well, but Troy was bowling well and bowled 913 and we just couldn’t match them throughout the match,” Piqua girls bowling coach Jason Jenkins said. “The girls bowled great and they just couldn’t keep pace with the ladies from Troy as they are a really good team and will go a long way once sectionals start next week.”
Piqua will bowl in the GWOC postseason Saturday.
compete in meet
SPRINGFIELD — The Bradford girls powerlifters finished third at the Springfield Shawnee meet Saturday, while the boys finished fourth.
Winning for the girls were Hannah Stine (125 pounds, grades 9-10), Michelle Bixler (145, 9-10), Tatayanna Carroll (215, 11-12) and Jennifer Wolf (unlimited, 9-10).
Taking second for the girls were Pam Parke (135, 9-10) and Allyson Grow (145, 9-10); while finishing third were Erica Gaynor (135, 9-10), Savannah Penny (145, 9-10) and Courtney Monnin (155, 9-10).
Winning for the boys was Bryson Canan (165, 11-12).
Taking second for the boys were Hunter Beireis (145, 9-10), Christian Burton (155, 9-10), Larkin Painter (165, 9-10), Cory Cotrell (210, 9-10) and Taylor Stine (250, 9-10); while finishing third were Hunter Penkal (185, 11-12) and Jarrett Boggs (250, 9-10).