TROY — The Troy girls basketball team had a seven-point lead in the third quarter and stayed close until the end before losing to Tippecanoe 37-30 Saturday at the Trojan Activity Center.
Troy dropped to 3-5 overall and 3-4 in the MVL, while Tipp improved to 7-2 overall and 6-1 in the MVL.
Tippecanoe had taken a 6-2 first quarter lead.
But, Troy held them to one field goal in the first half and the Trojans took a 13-8 halftime lead.
Troy opened the lead to 17-10 early in the third quarter, before Tipp rallied.
The game was tied at 18 late in the third quarter, when Tipp’s Makenzie Chinn hit a 3-pointer to make it 21-18 going to the fourth quarter.
Tipp led the entire fourth quarter, but Troy’s Amyannah Tucker hit a 3-pointer with two minutes to go to get the Trojans within 33-30.
Tipp would then make four free throws down the stretch to seal the win.
Alex Mader led Tipp with 13 points, six rebounds and seven steals and Sam Wall added nine points and seven rebounds.
Chinn had five points, five rebounds and three assists and Emily Aselage had five points.
Maddie Moran dished out three assists.
Tucker led Troy with 10 points, six rebounds and three assists and Brynn Siler scored six points — all in the first half.
Kiyah Baker added five points.
GREENVILLE — The Piqua girls basketball team dropped to 1-7 overall and 1-6 in the MVL.
Greenville led 10-9, 23-9 and 43-15 at the quarter breaks.
D’Vaya Cooper scored six points, all in the first quarter and Audrey Bean also scored six points.
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COVINGTON — The Covington girls basketball team rallied from an early first quarter deficit to knock off the Vikings in TRC play.
Covington is 7-3 overall and 5-2 in the TRC, while East is 7-3 overall and 5-2 in the TRC — leaving Bethel with a two-game lead in the conference.
With Maryn Gross scoring eight points, East had taken a 14-4 first quarter lead.
But, Covington closed to within 22-18 at halftime and took a 30-28 lead to the fourth quarter.
Carlie Besecker had 18 points for Covington and Maggie Anderson added 16 points.
Gross led East with 18 points and Mara Fine and Logan Phillips added five points each.
McKayah Musselman had 10 rebounds and three assists and Sera Rush dished out three assists.
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BRANDT — The Bethel girls basketball team improved to 9-1 overall and 6-0 in the TRC with a home win.
Troy Christian dropped to 3-6 overall and 2-5 in the TRC.
Bethel led 22-7, 36-15 and 56-22 at the quarter breaks.
Karley Moore led Bethel with 20 points.
Rhyan Reittinger scored 14 points and Kerigan Calhoun added eight points.
Brooklyn Lavy had eight points and six rebounds for Troy Christian and Karis Miller scored eight points.
Hope Carroll had seven points and four steals and Riley Orange added six points.
Jocey Hill grabbed five rebounds.
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PLEASANT HILL — The Newton girls basketball team dropped to 5-4 Saturday with a home loss.
Legacy Christian led 11-8, 15-11 and 22-14 at the quarter breaks.
Reese Hess scored eight points and Layla VanCulin had six points and 13 rebounds.
WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union girls basketball team couldn’t hold the halftime lead Monday night in a non-conference loss at home.
The game was tied 10-10 after one quarter and Milton led 21-18 at halftime.
Dixie took a 37-33 lead after three quarters and held on for the win.
Jenna Brumbaugh led Milton-Union with 22 points.
Rachel Jacobs had nine, 12 rebounds and three assists and Ava Berberich scored 11 points.
OTTAWA — The Bethel girls basketball team lost to a strong Ottawa-Glandorf team Monday night in a non-conference game on the road.
The Bees trailed 29-8 at halftime and could not recover.
SIDNEY — The Newton girls basketball team cruised to a win over Fairlawn Monday in non-conference action.
The Indians led 16-7, 26-9 and 36-16 at the quarter breaks.
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