Amelia girls beat both SBC-A defending co-champs

December 14th, 2006    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

Amelia’s varsity girls basketball team punished the defending co-champions of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division to earn the Barons their best start in several seasons.

Amelia defeated Goshen 64-53. The host Warriors led 18-16 and 29-28 at the first stops before the Barons took over 47-39 after three quarters. Amelia scoring leader: Michelle Wenker 17. Goshen scoring leaders: Staci Hicks 24 and Jessica McFarland 11.

The next victim was Clermont Northeastern 61-48. The hosts led all the way 12-8, 29-21, and 43-42. Amelia scoring leaders: Wenker 20, Ashley Crutcher 14, and Morgan Sperry 12. CNE scoring leaders: Kara Johnson 18, Erin Connor 12, and Dawn Rapp 10.

Because of her overall play, Wenker was chosen as the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal (FAVC-C) Division Player of the Week. In addition, she gathered in 30 rebounds in those first two games.

Kings stopped the Barons' winning streak with a 67-32 triumph in a FAVC-C contest. The Knights led their guests all the way 18-9, 38-21, and 53-24. Amelia scoring leader: Wenker 13.

Glen Este broke even in the Olentangy Liberty Classic in Columbus, Ohio. The Trojans lost the opener to Dublin Scioto 50-45. GE was behind 12-7, 26-24, and 37-36 at the breaks. GE scoring leaders: Kelley Wesp 19 and Moriah Hodge 10.

The Purple and White recovered to surmount Mt. De Chantal 56-53. The Purple and White sped past the enemy at the half 37-26 after being down 16-13 after the first period. GE went into the final stanza up 47-43. GE scoring leaders: Wesp 18, Hodge 15, and Jennifer Deskins 10.

The Trojans topped Loveland 54-42 on the losers' floor in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division outing. Glen Este was in control at the stops 16-7, 28-14, and 47-24. GE scoring leaders: Wesp 17, Hodge 12, and Jaimie Hamlet 10.

Batavia erased East Clinton 49-35 in the Green and White's home and Southern Buckeye Conference National Division (SBC-N) opener. The Bulldogs were ahead after each period 15-10, 24-14, and 42-28. Batavia scoring leaders: Jamie Bare 14 and Katie Fink 13.

Felicity sent Williamsburg home unhappy following a 70-28 Cardinal walloping of the Wildcats in the SBC-N. The hosts were on top at each stop 23-8, 42-10, and 61-19. Felicity scoring leaders: Cayla Stutz 27 and Michelle Scheidler 10.

Clermont Northeastern bounced back to knock off New Richmond 47-38 in the Lions' Den. The visitors were in control all the way in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division (SBC-A) game 10-8, 27-17, and 36-26. CNE scoring leaders: Connor 14 and K. Johnson 11. New Richmond scoring leader: Jena Tisdale 10.

The Rockets edged Western Brown 46-45 in Owensville. The hosts were in control of this SBC-A showdown at each intermission 16-10, 29-22, and 35-30. CNE scoring leaders: Connor 13 and Lyndsey Waldman 12.

Reading's defense held CNE to just eight points in the first half and only three of the Blue and Gold scored in a 47-26 drubbing on the Blue Devils' court. The Rockets were on the short side of the quarter scores of 20-4, 22-8, and 30-17. CNE scoring leaders: Rapp 10 and K. Johnson 10.

Goshen whipped Wilmington 70-66. The Red and Gray trailed their guest 12-11 after one quarter, but came back to lead at the other stops 33-27 and 51-41. Goshen scoring leaders: Hicks 19, McFarland 18, and Kim Steele 10.

The Warriors next victim was Bethel-Tate 78-45 on the losers' court in SBC action. The visitors were in command throughout 17-10, 40-21, and 63-38. Goshen scoring leaders: Hicks 30, McFarland 15, and Jordan Buchanan 11.

Western Brown fell convincingly to the Warriors 64-46 in SBC-A play. The Red and Gray led their guests at each rest 17-10, 28-21, and 47-34. Goshen scoring leaders: Hicks 26 and Buchanan 10.

Milford opened the season with a 32-29 win over Mariemont. The E-Gals were behind their guests 10-3 and 16-10 after the first two intermissions, but came back to lead 24-23 going into the final eight minutes.

The Red and White fell at Anderson 54-30 being down 15-7, 27-15, and 42-25 at the breaks.

Fairfield also victimized the E-Gals in a Greater Miami Conference tilt 48-29. Milford trailed its host at the rests 13-5, 27-11, and 36-21.

Bethel-Tate was trampled by Turpin 67-34 as the hosts trailed at each rest 20-4, 41-15, and 54-26. Bethel-Tate scoring leader: Rachael Johnson 12.

Western Brown also took the Tigers 42-31 in Mount Orab in the SBC. The Broncos were on top throughout 14-9, 21-18, and 33-21.

New Richmond was beaten by Hamilton Badin 66-37. The Rams topped their guests at the halts 20-10, 38-20, and 47-27.

The Red and Black came back to beat Bethel-Tate 65-45 in an SBC confrontation. The host Tigers roared off to a 17-15 first period lead, but was in arrears at the other intermissions 27-24 and 52-36. New Richmond scoring leaders: Meagan Bevins 16 and Heather Todd 11. Bethel-Tate scoring leader: Emily Tyler 11.

Williamsburg took it on the chin from defending SBC-N titleist Georgetown 81-21. The Wildcats were behind their hosts 21-1, 43-11, and 63-14 at the quarters.
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