Thursday Sports Roundup


COVINGTON — The Covington girls basketball team lost a defensive battle with Jackson Center 44-38 Thursday night in non-conference action.

Covington, 2-1, will host Troy Christian in a 6 p.m. varsity only game Saturday night.

Covington had jumped out to an early 7-1 lead as Gracie Anderson had a layup and 3-point field goal with a Delaney Murphy basket sandwiched in-between.

Gracie Anderson would scored 10 points in the opening quarter as Covington took a 12-10 lead.

But, the Buccs would get just a Carlie Besecker basket and two free throws by Gracie Anderson in the second quarter to trail 19-16 at halftime.

Covington trailed 29-25 after three quarters and could not catch up, despite Maggie Anderson scoring 11 points in the final two quarters.

Gracie Anderson would finish with 15 points and three assists, while Maggie Anderson had 11 points and six rebounds.

Besecker added eight points, six rebounds and three steals.

Arcanum 48,

Newton 36

PLEASANT HILL — The Newton girls basketball team dropped a home game in WOAC action Thursday.

The Indians, 1-1 overall and 0-1 in the WOAC, will play at Tri-County North Saturday.

The game was tied 11-11 after one quarter, but Arcanum would lead 25-17 at halftime and 37-26 after three quarters.

Reese Hess led Newton with 18 points.

Felicity Harbour scored seven points and Layla VanCulin added five points.

Bradford 37,

TV South 25

BRADFORD — The Bradford girls basketball team broke into the win column with a home victory in WOAC action Thursday.

The Railroaders, 1-2 overall and 1-0 in the WOAC, will host East Dayton Christian Saturday.

Bradford led 8-4, 14-9 and 21-15 at the quarter breaks.

Vivian Harleman filled out the stat sheet off the bench with 14 points, eight rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots.

Ryleigh Dotson had six points, four assists and three steals and Claire Hill had six points, two blocked shots and three steals.

Brooklyn Crickmore had 10 rebounds and three blocked shots, Avery Helman had nine rebounds and three assists and Megan Wood had eight rebounds and three assists.



Piqua 1,941

Xenia 1,646

PIQUA — The Piqua boys bowling team opened the season with a MVL win at Breakpoint Entertainment.

Piqua will bowl in the Elks Invitational Sunday.

Dylan Jenkins led Piqua with games of 169 and 252 for a 421 series and Jayden Miller had games of 166 and 225.

Daulton Funderburg had games of 191 and 169 and Chase Wright rolled games of 124 and 150.

Noah Burgh rolled a 110 game and Austyn Potter had a 99 game.


Piqua 1,472,

Xenia 1,458

PIQUA — The Piqua girls bowling team won a close match with Xenia to open the season.

The Indians will bowl in the Elks Invitational Sunday.

Adriana Emery led Piqua with games of 137 and 146 and Macy Hall had games of 146 and 109.

Kaylee Eleyet rolled games of 131 and 122 and Allison Hicks had games of 114 and 108.

Audrianna Kendall rolled a 122 game and Miranda Sweetman added a 109 game.

Piqua had baker games of 135 and 93.

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