By Rob Kiser
Piqua Daily Call
and Josh Brown
Troy Daily News
BRADFORD — The outcome was not unexpected.
It was a matchup between a talented Bradford team, which despite not having a senior on the roster has plenty of basketball experience, against a young Ansonia team that has not played a lot of basketball.
The Railroaders were in command from the start in cruising to a 56-25 victory.
And despite that, Bradford coach Chris Besecker said there is work to be done.
“Our focus on offense is something we will have to work on,” Besecker said after his team improved to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the Cross County Conference.
Austy Miller hit a 3-pointer on Bradford’s opening possession and the Railroaders never looked back, leading 13-6, 36-11 and 49-21 at the quarter breaks.
Miller had six points in the opening quarter and 18 points in the first half, outscoring the Tigers during her time on the floor — finishing with a game-high 22 points.
“Austy (Miller) made a lot of good decisions out there on the floor tonight,” Besecker said.
She finished with 22 points, while Cassi Mead and Remi Harleman were also effective weapons for the Railroaders.
Mead finished with 14 points and Harleman added 11, although Besecker felt the Railroaders could have done a better job at the offensive end.
“We are going to be working on our entry passes at the offensive end,” Besecker said. “It was (a little sloppy at times). We have been working on our on-ball defense.”
Molly Barga led a balanced Ansonia attack with seven points, while Mariah Troutwine scored six and Rylie Marker added five.
Bradford will be back in action Saturday, hosting Newton.
Miss. Valley 44
UNION CITY — Ryan Fiely picked up his first win as a Newton coach as the Indians won on the road in CCC action.
Newton led 15-10, 27-21 and 38-35 at the quarter breaks.
“This was a great team win,” Fiely said. “Everybody contributed to the win.”
Kailey Heisey led the Indians with 15 points, while Jaden Stine scored 14 points.
“Jaden got her hands on a lot of loose balls and rebounds to give us extra possessions,” Fiely said.
Camryn Gleason ran the point and added 11 points, while Emma Szakal was a defensive standout and scored six points.
Madalynn Hughes and Katelyn Walters rounding out the scoring, while Walters and Hannah Beidelman controlled the boards.
Newton will travel to Bradford Saturday, with the JV game tipping off at 11:30 a.m.
Miami East 53,
TC North 20
LEWISBURG — Miami East evened up its overall and CCC records Thursday night, routing Tri-County North 53-20 on the road to improve to 3-3 and 1-1 in the league.
The Vikings led 19-2 after the first quarter and were never challenged after that, with three players reaching double figures on the night. Rori Hunley led the way with 11 points, Camryn Miller and Cadence Gross each scored 10 and Kayly Fetters added eight.
Miami East hosts Versailles Saturday in a non-league rivalry matchup.
TV South 31
WEST ALEXANDRIA — Covington stayed perfect in CCC play with a road win.
The Buccaneers are now 2-3 overall and 2-0 in the CCC.
Twin Valley South led 10-8 after one quarter, but Covington went in front 23-18 at halftime and increased that lead to 36-25 after three quarters.
Claudia Harrington led Covington with 22 points.
Morgan Kimmel scored 13 and Josie Crowell added nine.
Covington will host Troy Christian Saturday, with the JV game tipping off at noon.
WILBERFORCE — Milton-Union struggled against undefeated Carlisle Thursday night, falling 61-25 in Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division play at Central State University.
Morgan Grudich had nine points and five rebounds, Megan Jacobs had four points and 13 rebounds — eight of them coming on the offensive end — and Rachel Thompson and Jayla Gentry each had four points as the Bulldogs (1-1, 1-1 SWBL Buckeye) trailed 15-7 after one, 27-12 at halftime and 48-18 after three.
Milton-Union travels to Twin Valley South Monday.
Other scores: Arcanum 74, Bethel (2-3, 1-1 CCC) 43.
DAYTON — The Tippecanoe bowling teams swept a tri-match Thursday at Dunbar, with the boys posting 2,378 to Dunbar’s 1,270 and Trotwood’s 1,172 and the girls posting 1,515 to Trotwood’s 1,268 and Dunbar’s 1,182.
For the boys (3-0), James Ridgeway led the way by rolling 279-257—536, Aaron Davis rolled 193-213—406, Austin Post rolled 201-150—351, Taylor Riggle rolled 190-148—338, Colin Maalouf added a 191 game and Zach Kauffmann rolled a 182.
For the girls (2-1), Alison Johnston rolled 155-203—358, Emma Lara rolled 139-152—291, Isabeall Janney rolled 109-97—206, Emily Von Kosigk rolled 120-81—201, Julian Arblaster added a 102 game and Reganne Fugate added a 66.
Tippecanoe travels to Xenia on Dec. 12.
PIQUA — The Piqua bowling teams opened the season Thursday at home against Miami Valley League Miami Division rival Butler, with the Indian boys losing by only three pins, 2,240-2,237, and the girls falling 1,766-1,615.
Collin Snyder led Piqua’s boys (0-1, 0-1 MVL Miami) by rolling 208-218—426, Nicholas Jess rolled 169-209—378, Ryan Fleisher rolled 179-198—377, Ethan Snyder rolled 195-160—355 and Dakota Foster rolled 172-151—323.
Individual statistics for Piqua’s girls (0-1, 0-1 MVL Miami) were not available.
Piqua travels to Versailles Saturday.
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