The Piqua bowling teams swept Tippecanoe in GWOC American action Tuesday at Brel-Aire Lanes.
The boys, 5-3 overall and 4-2 in GWOC American play, won 1,904-1,688.
Travis Smith had games of 172 and 206 for a 378 series, while Terry Penny had games of 185 and 162 for 347.
Nick Jess added a 193 game and the boys had baker games of 159 and 172.
“Tonight home lane advantage was big,” Piqua boys coach Craig Miller said. “The boys know that our lane conditions are tough but seeing how they break down during practice was a help to the team.”
The girls, 4-4 overall and 3-3 in GWOC American play, won 1,616-1,537.
“Katie Sherman and Abby Rudd had great night tonight,” Piqua coach Jason Jenkins said. “These two 2 led the team to victory tonight with great games. Katie bowled her new match high with a 186 and Abby also bowled well with a 159. If it wasn’t for these girls tonight, we would have lost tonight’s match and had our worst pin total of the year. It’s been an up and down year for us this year, hopefully we can get it all straightened out for our next match against Sidney on Thursday. I have confidence in this team and they just need to focus and get the job done.”
Piqua will host Sidney Thursday.
NORTH LEWISBURG — After starting off the season 1-6, the young Lehman Cavaliers have now reeled off four consecutive victories, the latest coming Tuesday night after a long road trip to North Lewisburg to face the Triad Cardinals.
The Cavs got off to a strong start, then played well enough in the final two periods to come away with a 65-52 victory and run their record on the year to 5-6.
They now head into easily their most difficult weekend of the season. On Friday night, they play at Lima Perry, a team Gleason says is good enough to win it all this year. Then on Saturday, they make the short trip over to Sidney to face the Yellow Jackets.
Behind the one-two punch of Kam Lee and Dylan Arnold, the Cavaliers raced to a 24-6 lead after one quarter and maintained that lead at the half at 42-24.
“We were able to get out and run the ball a little,” said Lehman head coach Tim Gleason. “We actually still missed a lot of layups, but the kids passed the ball well and took good care of the ball.”
Lee had 10 points in the opening quarter and Arnold added seven. Then in the second quarter, Arnold added eight more.
He went on to lead the Cavs in scoring with 23 points, and Lee finished with 17 to go with 10 rebounds for a double-double. Elliott Gilardi added 12 points.
“Elliott had a real nice game,” Gleason said.
Triad cut the lead down to 10 after three quarters but the Cavs wouldn’t let the Cardinals get any closer.
NEWTON — In a CCC makeup game, 31 points from Tatum McBride was not enough for the Newton girls.
The Indians lost 62-54 to Ansonia at home.
Newton will play at Twin Valley South Thursday, before hosting Covington Saturday in non-conference action.
SOUTH CHARLESTON — The Bradford girls had a tough night Tuesday at Southeastern losing 65-54 to the Trojans.
Mandi Bates led Bradford with 11 points.
Bradford will host Franklin Monroe Thursday.
The Bradford junior high girls basketball team swept Miami East.
The seventh grade won 28-13.
Rylee Canan scored nine points and Austy Miller added seven.
The eighth grade won 43-28.
Cassi Mead scored 16 points.
Skipp Miller netted 15 and Emma Canan added 10.
Bradford host National Trail Saturday.
Seventh grade tips at 11:30 a.m.