Girls Basketball Tournament Roundup


DAYTON — The rematch is set between the top seeded Miami East girls basketball team and fourth seeded West Liberty-Salem for a Northridge D-III district final Friday night.

The two teams will tip-off at 6 p.m.

Miami East, 23-0, advanced with a 55-16 win over Houston Tuesday night at Northridge High School, while WLS handled Greenon.

It was raining threes early for the Vikings as they took control from the start against the Wildcats.

Jacqueline Kadel, Logan Phillips, Maryn Gross and Camryn Francis all hit 3-pointers in the opening quarter and Phillips added a three-point play as East jumped out to a 19-6 lead.

Five different girls for East scored in the second quarter as the Vikings blanked the Wildcats 11-0 to take a 30-6 halftime lead.

East increased the margin to 45-12 in the third quarter and cruised from there.

Katie Paulus hit two 3-pointers of her own and led a balanced Viking attack with 12 points.

Musselman netted 11 points, Francis scored 10 points and Gross added nine points and dished out six assists.

Phillips netted six points, had four steals and blocked three shots and Kadel added five points.

Covington 56,

Troy Christian 33

SIDNEY — The Covington girls basketball team advanced to a Sidney D-IV district semifinal Tuesday night with a third win over Troy Christian.

Covington, 19-5, will play Russia at 6 p.m. Monday. The Buccs beat the Raiders in the regular season.

Troy Christian closes the season at 12-11.

The Buccs led 15-14, 27-12 and 41-19 at the quarter breaks.

Delaney Murphy led the Buccs with 23 points and had three steals.

Maggie Anderson netted 15 points and had three steals, Carlie Besecker added eight points, eight rebounds and three assists and Avery Koffer scored five points and pulled down five rebounds.

Russia 52,

Newton 30

SIDNEY — The Newton girls basketball team finished 12-12 after a loss to Russia Tuesday night at Sidney High School.

Russia will play Covington in a D-IV district semifinal at 6 p.m. Monday.

Newton trailed 9-6, 21-12 and 34-23 at the quarter breaks.

Felicity Harbour led Newton with 10 points.

Reese Hess scored eight points and Brooke Hines added seven points.

Miss. Valley 63,

Bradford 10

VERSAILLES — The Bradford girls basketball team had its season end at 4-18 with a loss in Versailles D-IV sectional action Tuesday.

The Railroaders trailed 32-1, 49-3 and 56-8 at the quarter breaks.

Lilly Canan and Megan Wood led Bradford with three points each.

Brooklyn Crickmore had eight rebounds and three blocked shots.


Madison 45,

Milton-Union 37

COVINGTON — The Milton-Union girls basketball team’s impressive season came to an end Wednesday in Covington D-III second-round action.

The Bulldogs close the season at 18-6. Madison, 18-6, advances to play Alter in the district semifinal.

Milton had a 5-1 lead late in the first quarter, before the Mohawks went on an 11-0 run to go up 12-5.

But, the Bulldogs never stopped battling.

Two Kate Copp baskets off Ava Berberich assists — with baskets by Berberich and Shannon Brumbaugh sandwiched in-between — brought Milton to within 14-13 at half.

Madison took a 29=21 lead going to the fourth quarter, but three straight baskets by Shannon Brumbaugh closed the Bullodgs within 37-33 with 1:55 to go.

But, that was as close as Milton could get.

Kylie Wells scored 19 points for Madison and Emily Webb added 10.

Livia Carpenter scored six points.

Copp led Milton-Union with 13 points and Berberich scored 12.

Shannon Brumbaugh finished with eight points.

Lehman Catholic 57,

Tri-County North 40

SIDNEY — The Lehman Catholic girls basketball team improved to 8-15 with a win in Sidney D-IV sectional action.

The Cavaliers will play Fort Loramie at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The game was tied at 22 at halftime, but Lehman pulled away in the second half.

The Cavaliers led 37-29 after three quarters and pulled away in the fourth quarter.


Northridge 58,

Tippecanoe 47

TROTWOOD — The Tippecanoe girls basketball team had its season end in D-II sectional action Thursday night.

The game was close before Northridge pulled away in the final minute.

Tipp closes the season with a 16-7 record.

Sports Editor Rob Kiser can be reached at [email protected]

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