Johns adds to single-season free throw record for Piqua girls


PIQUA — If you want to find Piqua girls basketball senior Karley Johns during the game, just check out the foul line.

Johns had demonstrated an amazing talent to get to the free throw line this season and added to her single-season record for free throws made Wednesday night.

Johns hit seven of 14 attempts Wednesday and has now made 116 free throws in 181 attempts in 19 games.

For those who don’t want to do the math, that is just short of 10 free throw attempts a game.

It wasn’t enough Wednesday night as the Lady Indians were stunned by Fairborn 61-39 at Garbry Gymnasium.

Piqua, who had beaten Fairborn twice earlier this season, dropped to 4-15 on the season, while Fairborn improved to 2-17.

The Lady Indians trailed 10-7, 23-16 and 38-26 at the quarter breaks.

Johns had 25 points and eight rebounds and scored 22 of Piqua’s 23 points in the second half.

Reagan Tooopes had seven points and three steals, Kenzi Anderson had five rebounds and three blocked shots and Aubree Schrubb blocked two shots.

Troy girls

drop game

TROY — The Troy girls basketball team lost a defensive battle to Sidney 41-29 Wednesday night.

Troy is now 13-7 on the season.

Troy trailed just 10-9 after one quarter and 24-20 at halftime, but scored just nine points in the second half.

The Trojans trailed 37-27 after three quarters,

Macie Taylor had 13 points and three steals for Troy.

Elise McCann pulled down seven rebounds, Brynn Siler grabbed six rebounds and Makenzee Maschino added five rebounds.

Tipp girls

stay unbeaten

TIPP CITY — The Tippecanoe girls basketball team picked up a 55-38 win over Vandalia-Butler Wednesday night to improve to 18-0.

Tipp led 17-5, 31-14 and 38-29 at the quarter breaks.

Ashleigh Mader had 20 points and three assists, while Rachel Wildermuth had a double-double with 12 points, 11 rebounds and three steals.

Katie Hemmelgarn had seven points, three assists and four blocked shots and Kenna Smith had six points and four assists.

Olivia Spiller added three assists and four steals.

Lady Cavs

lose on road

SPRINGFIELD — The Lehman Catholic girls struggled in the second half in a 57-40 loss to Catholic Central Wednesday night.

Lehman, 7-11, led 12-9 after one quarter and 24-20 at halftime, but trailed 37-31 after three quarters.

Anna Cianciolo had a big game for Lehman.

She scored 22 points, hitting nine of 14 shots from the floor, including three of four 3-pointers. She made her only free throw attempt and pulled down six rebounds.

Mara O’Leary had eight points and eight rebounds, while Caroline Wessner and Heidi Toner both grabbed five rebounds.

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