Lady Cavsfall to Sidneyiu season opener

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SIDNEY — The Sidney High girls evened their record on the year at 1-1 with a 55-45 victory over Lehman in action Saturday night at Sidney in a game highlighted by Sidney senior Celena Taborn scoring the 1,000th point of her career, becoming the seventh girls player in school history to reach that mark.

The game was the season opener for the Lady Cavs.

For Lehman, Alanna O’Leary led in scoring with 10 and Hannah Fogt added nine. Grace Monnin came up with five steals for the Lady Cavs.

Lehman plays at Legacy Christian tonight.

Lady Buccs

handle Jets

SIDNEY — The Covington girls basketball team improved to 2-0 with a 66-31 romp over Fairlawn Saturday in non-conference action.

Sammi Whiteman led Covington with 25 points.

Covington will host Franklin Monroe Tuesday in a varsity-only game.

Newton girls

win opener

PLEASANT HILL — The Newton girls basketball team opened the season with a 62-41 win over Houston.

Tatum McBride led Newton with 18 points.

Anna Wolfe scored 11 and Elizabeth Carroll added nine.

Kara Maier had 11 points to lead the Lady Wildcats.

Lady Raiders

cruise to win

BRADFORD — After their big win over Sidney Friday night, the Russia Lady Raiders made it two in a row on the road with a 68-20 win over Bradford in non-league girls action Saturday.

Now 2-0, the Lady Raiders will play at Houston on Tuesday in County play.

Russia breezed throughout against the Lady Railroaders, sprinting to an 18-2 lead after one quarter and making it 34-7 by the half.

Laurissa Poling finished with 18 to lead Russia and Tiffany Hatcher added 12 points.

Mandi Bates scored 12 points for Bradford.

Versailles girls

win Shootout

GREENVILLE — Versailles breezed to the championship of the Annie Oakley Shootout at Greenville Saturday, 58-28 over the host Greenville Lady Wave.

Versailles, which beat Graham 70-28 in the first round Friday, is now 2-0 on the year and plays at Coldwater on Thursday in conference play.

Kami McEldowney led the Lady Tigers with 12 points, Clair Schmitmeyer added 11 and Mallory Marshal finished with 10.


Lady Vikings

win opener

DAYTON — Miami East fell behind early against Dayton Christian in its season opener Friday night, but the Vikings used their strength inside to wear down and finally outlast the Warriors for a hard-fought 48-40 victory on the road.

Haley Howard had 19 points and freshman Camryn Miller added 12 as the Vikings (1-0) went 0 for the 3-point line on the night but punished Dayton Christian (0-1) inside, hitting 14 2s and going 20 for 25 from the free throw line.

Amber Kinnison added nine points, Sage Hunley scored four and Bailey Miller had two.

Marin Reid led Dayton Christian with 14 points as the Warriors built a 17-8 lead after one quarter. But a 14-3 performance in the second by the Vikings gave them a 22-20 lead at halftime, the Warriors retook a one-point lead after three and East outscored Dayton Christian 19-10 in the fourth to seal it.

Lady Raiders

top Sidney

SIDNEY — The Russia girls dominated Sidney from the start and went on to whip the Lady Jackets in the season opener for both squads Friday night at Sidney, 54-41.

The loss ended a 40-game regular-season winning streak for Sidney, which finished last season with a 22-0 record before tournament play began. It also ended Sidney’s streak of 22 consecutive wins at home.

Russia led 16-10 after one quarter, then had the score doubled at halftime at 28-14.

Any thoughts of a comeback by the Lady Jackets were squelched by Russia’s Maria Herron, who hit a pair of three-pointers in the third quarter, after win the margin was 36-30.

Herron ended up with four three-pointers and finished with 13 points, and Laurissa Poling added 10 points.

Tiffany Hatcher was held scoreless in the second half, but her seven-point first half helped the Lady Raiders build their big margin at the break.

For Sidney, Taborn finished with 15 points in just over three quarters of play, thanks to early foul trouble. And Alina Kindle added 11 points.

Sidney got to the line 27 times but cashed in on just 14. Russia also struggled at the line, going 6-for-15.


Lady Roaders

win two games

The Bradford junior high basketball teams defeated Franklin Monroe.

The seventh grade won 50-6.

Austy Miller had 14 points, while Abby Fike scored 11 and Rylee Canan, Alexis Barhorst and Ramse Smith both scored eight.

The eighth grade won 57-11.

Austy Miller scored 25 points and Skipp Miller added 13.