Lehman girls can’t hold lead against Troy Christian

Staff Reports

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.

Buccs get

road win

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.

East continues

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.

Newton girls

handle Graham

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.

Versailles girls

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.