WEST CARROLLTON — It took overtime, but the Troy girls basketball team picked up a big road win in MVL action, avenging an earlier loss to West Carrollton.
The Trojans prevailed with a 59-54 win over the Pirates, leaving Troy and Sidney atop the MVL standings.
With the win, Troy is 10-5 overall and 10-1 in the MVL. The Trojans are 9-1 since Macie Taylor returned from an illness at the start of the season.
West Carrollton drops to 10-2 overall and 7-2 in the MVL and Sidney, with a win over Piqua, improved to 12-3 overall and 11-1 in the MVL.
“It was one of those up and down games where both teams went on runs,” Troy coach Jeremy Hughes said. “I was happy with the way we kept our composure and executed down the stretch.”
West Carrollton had led 13-7 after one quarter, but Troy exploded to a 30-23 halftime lead wit ha 23-10 advantage in the second quarter.
The Pirates rallied and it was tied 40-40 after three quarters.
West Carrollton was still holding a 51-48 lead in the final minute when Taylor tied the game for Troy with a 3-pointer.
“Macie (Taylor) hit a big 3-pointer with about 30 seconds to go to tie it,” Hughes said. “Then, we had a good defensive possession to force the overtime.”
After the overtime began with both teams turning it over on their first possessions, Makenzee Maschino gave Troy the lead on a baseline drive. Amyannah Tucker added two free throws to make it 55-51 and Troy held the Pirates to just three points in the extra period.
“Once we were back in control, we played solid defense and took care of the ball,” Hughes said.
Taylor and Tucker did most of the damgage on offense.
Taylor had a game-high 27 points, seven rebounds and seven steals and Tucker added 17 points, six rebounds and six assists.
Kiyah Baker pulled down nine rebounds and Brynn Siler grabbed five.
“Macie (Taylor) and Amyannah (Tucker) both played great games, not only with their scoring, but taking care of the ball and playing great defense,” Hughes said. “Kiyah Baker provided a spark off the bench to get us going in the first half and then did the same thing in the second half.”
Ashiya Moddickes had 16 points and nine rebounds for West Carrollton.
Taryn Deberry had 13 points, five rebounds and four steals and Selena Frost had 10 points, 11 rebounds and four steals.
Troy was 22 of 60 from the floor for 37 percent, including four of 12 from 3-point range for 33 percent. The Trojans made 11 of 22 free throws for 50 percent.
West Carrollton was 20 of 59 from the floor for 34 percent, including five of 22 from long range for 23 percent. The Prates made 10 of 21 free throws for 48 percent.
Troy won the battle of the boards 40-37 and both teams had 17 turnovers.
Troy will host Xenia Saturday, looking to continue the momentum after a big win.
SIDNEY — The Piqua girls basketball team dropped to 1-13 overall and 1-10 in the MVL.
Saturday’s game with Tippecanoe has been postponed. Piqua will play Xenia Wednesday.
Kenzi Anderson scored 11 points and Reagan Toopes added seven points.