Piqua bowlers sweep matches; Versailles, East girls basketball pick up wins

Staff Reports

The Piqua bowling teams will wrestle in the WSU Collegiate Challenge Saturday.

They are coming off a sweep of Trotwood-Madison and West Carrollton in GWOC American action at Brel-Aire Lanes.

The boys, 4-0 overall and 2-0 in GWOC American play, beat Trotwood 1,897-1,394 Wednesday.

Nick Jess led the Indians with a 359 series (193-166). Shane Kerrigan had a 201 game while Austin Jenkins added a 189. Sean Hatke had a 177 game and Terry Penny had a 168. In the baker games the boys had games of 136 and 166.

Piqua beat West Carrollton Thursday 1,922-1,508.

Austin Jenkins led the Indians with a 369 series. Sean Hatke had a 361 series and Nick Jess had a 346 series. Terry Penny had a 155 game. In the baker games the boys had a 122 and a 168.

In both matches the boys struggled with spare shooting.

The girls, 3-1 overall and 2-0 in GWOC American play, defeated Trotwood 1,530-1,177 and West Carrollton 1,438-1,115.

The girls have been struggling at Brel-Aire Lanes the last three matches but have came out with a win,” Piqua coach Jason Jenkins said. “So, hopefully as a coach, I can get them through these rough matches and bowl like they know how. I have all the confidence in these girls to succeed. We as a team just need to focus on the task ahead and push through.

Against Trotwood, Chloe Koon was the bright spot of match with a series of 293. Kyra Buchanan added a 140 game. Katelyn Lear and Ashley Peterson each had a 139 game.

Against West Carrollton, Katelyn Lear had the high of the night with a 149. Chloe Koon added a game of 139 and Ashley Peterson added a game of 129.


Lady Tigers

keep rolling

VERSAILLES — The Versailles girls basketball team came out from long range and never let up in a 58-29 win over New Bremen Thursday in non-conference action.

The Lady Tigers are now 8-0 on the season and travel to Lima Bath Saturday.

Caitlin McEldowney and Danielle Kunk both hit a pair of 3-pointers in the opening quarter as Versailles jumped out to a 20-10 lead.

The Tigers increased the lead to 33-17 at halftime and held the Cardinal to 12 second-half points. Versailles took a 42-27 lead to the final quarter, before outscoring New Bremen 16-2 over the final eight minutes.

It was a balanced attack for Versailles, with Caitlin McEldowney, Kunk and Danielle Winner all scoring 11 points and Lindsey Winner adding 10 points.

Lady Cavs

drop game

SIDNEY — The Lehman Catholic girls basketball team returned to action after a two-week break and lost to Marion Elgin 80-66 in NWCC action.

Lehman, 2-2, will play at Fairlawn Monday.

The Lady Cavaliers were even at 16 after one quarter and trailed 36-28 at halftime and 73-51 after three quarters.

It was a double-double for the McIver family, with Riley McIver scoring 15 points and Brogan McIver adding 12.

Alanna O’Leary had 14 points and Carly Edwards had 10 points and seven rebounds.

Lady Vikings

cruise to win

CASSTOWN — The Miami East girls basketball team led from the start in a 56-18 win over Arcanum Thursday in CCC action.

The Lady Vikings, 5-3 overall and 3-0 in the CCC, will play at Bradford Saturday.

Miami East led 7-2, 23-8 ad 40-12 at the quarter breaks, holding Arcanum to 10 second-half points.

Morgan Haney led Miami East with 16 points.

Haley Howard scored 12 and Camryn Miller added 10.

Lady Indians

lose close one

PLEASANT HILL — Tri-Village’s Maddie Downing drew a foul with only one second left on the clock and hit a pair of tie-breaking free throws Thursday night, handing Newton a stunning 49-47 Cross County Conference defeat.

Tatum McBride led the Indians (3-3, 1-2 CCC) with 18 points.

Newton travels to Ansonia Saturday.