Miller breaks Bradford scoring record: Miami East girls advance in D-III action


BRADFORD — It was vintage Austy Miller.

The Bradford senior guard kept eveyone on the edge of their seats to the very end Thursday as she pursued a 35-year old record in her final home game.

With 7.6 seconds remaining against Troy Christian in non-conference action, Miller hit the first of two free throws for her 1,755th point — breaking Julie Cascaden’s 35-year old school record of 1,754 points — in the Railroaders 47-35 victory.

She scored 10 of her 23 points in the fourth quarter.

“It was pure Hollywood,” Bradford coach Chris Besecker said. “I didn’t think she was going to get it. She got fouled with 7.6 seconds to go. In her final home game.”

Besecker said he wasn’t worried about whether she got the record or not.

“I try not to focus on things like that when the game is going on,” he said. “Austy is a very special player and very deserving. It is (good she got it at home and doesn’t have to worry about it in their tournament game).”

The Railroaders, 14-9, will be back in action at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Trotwood-Madison D-IV action against Catholic Central.

Troy Christian, 11-11, faces Covington in the second game at Trotwood Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Miami East 54,

Milton-Union 33

DAYTON — The Miami East girls basketball team opened Northridge D-III sectional play with a win over Milton-Union.

The Vikings, 16-6, will play West Liberty-Salem at 6 p.m. Tuesday in second round action.

Milton-Union, 8-13, has a regular season game with Newton Saturday.

It is varsity only and tips at noon.

McKayah Musselman had 16 points and nine rebounds for Miami East.

Kayly Fetters had eight points, six rebounds and three steals.

Camryn Francis scored eight points and Kennedee Elifritz added six points.

Paxton Hunley had four steals.

Jenna Brumbaugh had 11 points and three steals for Milton-Union.

Kearsyn Robison had nine points and Ava Berberich had five assists.

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