Thursday Prep Girls Basketball Roundup

CASSTOWN — The Miami East girls basketball team finished the first half strong and went on to a 47-23 win over Troy Christian Thursday night in TRC play.

East improved to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the TRC. Troy Christian dropped 1-4 overall and 1-3 in the TRC.

The Eagles stayed close early, trailing just 6-5 midway through the first quarter.

But, East finished the half on a 26-4 run to take a 32-9 halftime lead.

Mauryn Gross had nine points in the first half for East, while Camryn Francis and Katie Paulus had eight points each.

East led 40-16 after three quarters and cruised to the win.

Gross had 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals for East and Francis added 12 points and four steals.

Paulus had eight points, five rebounds and three steals, McKayah Musselman had seven points and nine rebounds and Mara Fine added five rebounds, and made a long 3-pointer at the first half buzzer.

Riley Orange led Troy Christian with eight points — all in the second half.

Christina Brubaker scored six and Karis Miller added five points.

Milton-Union 57,

Covington 51 OT

COVINGTON — The Milton-Union girls basketball team outscored Covington 8-2 in the overtime to get a road win in TRC action.

The Bulldogs improved to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the TRC, while Covington dropped to 5-3 overall and 3-2 in the TRC.

Milton led 16-11, 31-20 and 39-37 at the first three quarter breaks.

The game was tied 49-49 at the end of regulation.

Rachel Jacobs had 12 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals for the Bulldogs, while Jenna Brumbaugh had 11 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

Shannon Brumbaugh had 11 points and five rebounds and Kearsyn Robison had 12 points and three assists.

Aver Berberich had six points and seven rebounds and Annie Smith had five steals.

Carlie Besecker led Covington with 21 points, 10 rebounds and three steals.

Gracie and Maggie Anderson scored nine points each and Avery Koffer added eight points.

Gracie Anderson had five steals, Maggie Anderson had three assists, Koffer had three steals and three blocked shots and Delaney Murphy had three steals.

Bethel 51,

Northridge 35

BRANDT — The Bethel girls basketball team improved to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the TRC.

The Bees led 13-9, 24-16 and 39-25 at the quarter breaks.

Karley Moore led Bethel with 19 points and Emma Evans scored nine points.

Rhyan Reittinger netted eight points and Kerigan Calhoun added seven points.

Riverside 40,

Lehman 25

DEGRAFF — The Lehman Catholic girls basketball team dropped to 1-6 overall and 0-3 in the TRC with a road loss.

The Cavaliers trailed 7-5, 15-10 and 29-15 at the quarter breaks.

Tri-Village 72

Newton 30

PLEASANT HILL — The Newton girls basketball team suffered its first loss of the season Thursday night in WOAC action.

Newton dropped to 5-1 overall and 4-1 in the WOAC.

The Indians trailed 25-2, 47-22 and 61-26 at the quarter breaks.

Reese Hess led the Indians with nine points.

Mercedes Craig scored six points and Payton Nicholas added five points.

Emma Szakal dished out five assists.

Ansonia 45,

Bradford 14

ANSONIA — The Bradford girls basketball team got off to a slow start in a WOAC road game.

Bradford is 0-7 overall and 0-3 in the WOAC.

The Railroaders trailed 23-6 at halftime and never recovered.

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