Edison women, East, Newton Russia, Versailles boys win

Edison defeated OSU Mansfield 79-71 Friday night in women’s basketball. Edison is 7-11. They were led by Brooke Dunlevy with 27 points. Brooke Hickey had 13, Sydney Miller had 13, and Cadence Jacobs had 12 points, as well as, 10 rebounds.


USV gets

past Lehman

MCGUFFEY — The Lehman Cavaliers fell behind 17-8 after one quarter and couldn’t recover in dropping a 62-43 verdict to Upper Scioto Valley in Northwest Central Conference boys basketball Friday night.

The loss left the Cavs at 1-4 in the NWCC and 2-12 overall with a game at Anna tonight.

“There were two reasons we lost that game,” said Lehman coach Tim Gleason. “First, we were 2 for 16 from three-point range. It was very unlike the Sidney game. We hit 40 percent from inside the three-point line, but that didn’t make up for it. We just weren’t hitting. And second, they really dominated us on the boards. We knew they had good size and we didn’t do a good job boxing out.

“But on the positive side, we only turned the ball over eight times and that was a season’s best,” he said. “So we played smart.”

Lehman got 10 points from Ben Frantz, all in the first half.

East cruises

to victory

ARCANUM — The Miami East boys basketball team cruised to a 73-37 win over Arcanum in CCC action Friday night.

The Vikings improved to 13-1 overall and 7-0 in the CCC.

Brandon Mack and Logan West scored 16 points each for Miami East.

Damien Mackesy and Kley Karadak added 14 points each.

Newton boys

get CCC win

PLEASANT HILL — Newton had three players in double figures Friday night, leading the Indians to a 73-64 Cross County Conference victory over a scrappy Tri-County North team.

Nick Honeycutt led the Indians (8-5, 4-3 CCC) with 21 points, Brock Jamison added 16 and Brady McBride scored 15 points.

Buccs drop

road game

BRANDT — Bethel got out to a hot start Friday night against visiting Cross County Conference rival Covington, jumping out to a 10-point lead after the first quarter and hanging on from there in a 53-45 victory.

Covington (7-7, 4-3 CCC) was led by Jordan Maschino’s 22 points and Trevor Miller’s 10.

Russia boys

hold on

RUSSIA — The Russia Raiders appeared to be in cruise control, leading Fort Loramie 26-11 at the half. But the Redskins came storming back in the final two periods, only to fall short in a 48-44 thriller in a SCL boys basketball at Russia Friday night.

A loss would have been costly to the Raiders, who trail league-leading Jackson Center by one game. Russia is now 7-2 in the league and 13-3 overall. Loramie is 3-7 and 6-11.

“We were up 15 at the half, but in the second half, Loramie got the ball to their shooters and they hit some tough shots,” said Russia coach Spencer Cordonnier. “And they created for themselves. But we hit free throws in the fourth quarter.”

The lead was down to just one point in the final period, but the Raiders canned 8 for 11 from the line in the fourth quarter to protect that lead.

Cole Tebbe had 16 for Russia and Jake Gariety 10. Dillon Braun had 12 for the Redskins.

Russia hosts Versailles tonight. Anna is back in action Friday at home against Anna.

Houston boys

drop game

HOUSTON — Fairlawn pulled away in the second quarter and went on to beat Houston 57-46 in SCL boys basketball action Friday.

The Jets are 11-6 after their fourth straight win. Houston is 5-10.

Nathan Lessing poured in 30 for the Jets and Kody Curtner had 10.

Domyneik Phipps had 11 and Zach Freytag 10 for Houston.

Tiger boys

get MAC win

VERSAILLES – The Versailles boys basketball team beat Midwest Athletic Conference rival Marion Local 64-51 on Friday.

Marion Local took a 13-12 first quarter lead, but Versailles outscored the Flyers 16-9 in the second quarter to go up 28-22 at halftime. Marion cut Versailles’ lead to 46-44 in the third quarter before the Tigers outscored the Flyers 18-7 in the fourth quarter to win by 13.

Justin Ahrens led Versailles with a game-high 33 points. Also for the Tigers, Keaton McEldowney scored 13 points, Alex Wendel scored five, AJ Ahrens scored four, Brett McEldowney scored four, Connor Custenborder scored three, and Austin Knapke scored two.

Derek Albers and Nathan Bruns led Marion Local with 13 points each. Also for the Flyers, Tyler Mescher scored 11, Cole Griesdorn scored eight, Matt Kahlig scored three, and Ryan Thobe scored three.

Versailles improved to 11-4 overall and 5-1 in the MAC with the win. Marion Local fell to 7-6 overall and 2-2 in the MAC.

Versailles will play at Russia on Saturday.