SIDNEY — The Lehman boys basketball team gave Sidney a good game before losing 74-61 Saturday.
Ben Frantz led the Cavaliers with 19. Not only did he hit three threes, he was an impressive 8-for-8 from the free throw line. Kameron Lee added 14 points and Stephen Monnin finished with 10.
COVINGTON — Houston went on the road and dominated Covington over the final two periods to come away with a 56-42 victory in non-league action Saturday.
Cameron Arnold had 16 to lead the Wildcats, Domyneik Phipps added 15 and Zach Freytag 14.
Houston led 29-26 at the half, then came out and outpointed the Buccs 16-4 in the third quarter for a 15-point bulge heading to the final eight minutes.
Jordan Maschino led Covington with 11 points, while Trevor Miller and Nathan Blei both scored 10,
BRADFORD — The Bradford boys basketball team lost a heartbreaker to Parkway 34-33 Saturday.
RUSSIA — The Russia boys basketball team got past Triad 63-52 Saturday in non-conference action.
Russia is now 12-2 and is at Anna Tuesday. Triad is now 10-3.
“They were very athletic and very disciplined,” said Russia coach Spencer Cordonnier. “They started three sophomores and had pretty much five guards out there. We didn’t give them any second chances and we cut down on our turnovers.”
Jonah Counts and Cole Tebbe had 14 each and Jack Dapore 11 for the Raiders. Tebbe added eight rebounds. Dylan Cordonnier handed out five assists.
LIMA — The Versailles boys basketball team lost to Lima Central Catholic 59-49 Saturday in non-conference action.
CASSTOWN — Damien Mackesy knew exactly where he stood going into Friday’s critical conference matchup against rival Bethel.
Miami East coach Allen Mack keeps his players in the know, after all.
“Oh, I knew. Coach reminded me how far away I was after every game,” said the Miami East senior Friday after he became the sixth Viking to break the 1,000-point mark in his career. In fact, we were kind of happy Tuesday’s game got cancelled, because it would have been at Covington. This way, I got the chance to get there in front of our home crowd, and in our biggest conference game of the year so far, against Bethel.”
And while his first 11 points got him to the milestone by halftime, the next 13 were what did in the Bees.
With the Vikings clinging to a one-point lead at the break after a back-and-forth first half, Mackesy scored the first six points of the third and then capped off the quarter by drilling a 3 at the buzzer, giving Miami East a big enough cushion to hold onto as the Vikings (11-1, 5-0 Cross County Conference) closed out a hard-fought 63-47 victory over visiting Bethel Friday night.
Mackesy led Miami East with 24 points on the night.
Logan West added 12 points, four rebounds and two assists for the Vikings.
WEST ALEXANDRIA — The Newton boys basketball team lost 58-48 to Twin Valley South Friday in CCC action.
Brady McBride led the Indians with 18 points and Brock Jamison scored 15.
BRADFORD — The Bradford boys basketball team found the going tough at home Friday.
The Railroaders lost 66-41 to Franklin Monroe in CCC action.
Parker Smith scored 15 points and Drew Patty added 11.
SIDNEY — Lima Perry cruised to an 86-45 victory over Lehman Friday in Northwest Central Conference boys basketball at Lehman.
The Cavs fall to 1-3 in the league and 2-10 overall with Sidney coming to the Lehman gym tonight,
Perry exploded out of the gates for 24 points in the opening quarter, and duplicated that in the second for a 48-19 halftime lead.
Max Schutt led the Cavaliers with nine points.
JACKSON CENTER — The Jackson Center Tigers held just a two-point lead at the half, but seized the momentum in the third quarter and went on to beat Houston 49-32 in County boys basketball Friday at Jackson.
The Tigers go to 7-1 in the County and 12-1 overall heading to Marion Local tonight.
Houston, which lost to Jackson just 47-45 the first time around, is now 0-7 in the league and 3-9 overall. The Wildcats are at Covington tonight.
Drew Sosby had 21 and Brady Wildermuth 10 for the Tigers.
Zach Jolly had 11 for Houston.
lose in OT
FORT RECOVERY — The Versailles boys basketball team lost 54-51 to Fort Recovery in overtime.
Brett McEldowney and Keaton McEldowney both scored 12 points and A.J. Ahrens added 10.
get road win
UNION CITY — Lehman evened its record on the year at 7-7 with a 51-32 road win over Mississinawa Valley in non-league play.
The Lady Cavs overcame a 10-7 first-quarter deficit to lead 25-18 at the half. They stretched the lead from there.
Kassie Lee led three Lehman players in double figures with 12, Grace Monnin had 11 and Allie Hall had a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds. Hannah Fogt pulled down nine rebounds and Lee eight, and Monnin had six steals.
COVINGTON — The Covington girls basketball team cruised to a 70-46 win over Greenville Saturday morning.
Jessie Crowell led Covington with 26 points, while Brooke Gostomsky had a double-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds and seven steals.
Sammi Whiteman added 15 points and dished out six assists.
get past East
RUSSIA — The Russia girls basketball team posted a 52-33 win over Miami East in non-conference action Saturday.
The win puts the Lady Raiders at 10-6 with three difficult games in a row coming up against Anna, Minster and Fort Loramie.
Tiffany Hatcher had 19 points with the aid of three threes, and Maria Herron hit four from long range and finished with 16 for Russia.
Megan Thompson scored 13 for Miami East.
HOUSTON — The Houston girls basketball team defeated Bradford 53-31 Saturday afternoon.
Sarah Monnier led Houston with 14 points.
Macey Stang scored 10 and Jenna Winner added nine.
Mandi Bates led Bradford with 13 points and Chelsea Gill added nine.
PLEASANT HILL — The Newton girls basketball team recorded a 61-54 victory over Fairlawn Saturday in non-conference action.
Madison Mollette poured in 26 points and Tatum McBride added 15.
VERSAILLES — The Versailles girls basketball team put three girls in double figures in a 61-40 win over Celina Saturday.
Lauren Monnin led the Lady Tigers with 18 points.
Kami McEldowney scored 14, Danielle Winner netted 11 and Camille Watren added nine.