Brownlee, Buchanan earn district bowling berths


Luke Gronneberg/Civitas Photo Russia’s Laurissa Poling shoots over Mechanicsburg’s Morgan Hamby at Sidney Wednesday.


Staff Reports

DAYTON — Two girls on the Piqua bowling team qualified for the Division I district tournmanent at the sectional tournament Wednesday at Poelking Woodman Lanes.

Senior Rayne Brownlee and sophomore Kyra Buchanan both advanced.

Brownlee finished 15th overall, rolling games of 199, 161 and 212 for a 572 series; while Buchanan finished 16th with games of 182, 198 and 188 for a 568 series.

Piqua finished 13th as a team with a 3,162 total.

Katie Sherman rolled games of 121, 164 and 181 for a 466 series; while Abby Rudd bowled games of 111, 152 and 147 for a 410 series.

Karmin Lee had a 114 game and Chloe Koon added a 101 game.

Lady Raiders

advance in D-IV

SIDNEY — Second-seeded Russia had its hands full with Mechanicsburg in a Sidney D-IV sectional semifinal game before winning 54-40.

Russia will play Fort Loramie for the sectional title at 1:40 p.m. Saturday.

The Lady Raiders jumped to an 18-6 lead after a quarter, but went to the final period trailing 34-33.

But they re-grouped and outscored the Lady Indians 21-6 to advance.

Laurissa Poling had 20 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double to lead the Lady Raiders. She did most of her damage at the free throw line, dropping in 12 out of 15. And four of her rebounds came on the offensive end.

Russia had excellent balance.

Maria Herron scored nine points, while Cameo Wilson and Jenna Cordonnier both scored eight.

Russia was just 13 for 39 from the field, 33 percent, but held Mechanicsburg to just 28 percent from the floor. Poling hit four of her five field goal attempts.

Luke Gronneberg/Civitas Photo Russia’s Laurissa Poling shoots over Mechanicsburg’s Morgan Hamby at Sidney Wednesday.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/02/web1_SDN022317RusGbballLG-1.jpgLuke Gronneberg/Civitas Photo Russia’s Laurissa Poling shoots over Mechanicsburg’s Morgan Hamby at Sidney Wednesday.