Batavia continues to remain in the thick of the fight in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division (SBC-N) race. A determined Felicity was edged by the Bulldogs 31-29. The host ‘Dogs had to stage a strong second half comeback to overcome the Cards. The visitors were on top 11-10 and 16-14 after the first two stops and the score was knotted at 22 going into the final stanza. Batavia scoring leader: Emily Webb 11. Felicity scoring leader: Cayla Stutz 12.
The Bulldogs staged a powerful third quarter burst to bust Bethel-Tate 54-41 in the SBC. After a 10-6 first quarter lead by the host Bulldogs, the Red and Gray forged ahead 17-16 at halftime. The Green and White scorched the nets for 26 points in the third stanza to retake the lead 42-30. Batavia scoring leaders: Heather Hines 19 and Kayla Ernst 14. Bethel-Tate scoring leader: Emily Tyler 10.
Amelia was the next victim. The Bulldogs won out over the visiting Barons, for the third time in 33 years, 59-46. The hosts were on top at each stop 18-7, 33-20, and 41-30. Batavia scoring leaders: Ernst 13 and Katie Fink 13. Amelia scoring leaders: Ashley Crutcher 18 and Michelle Wenker 11.
Goshen remains on the top rung of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division (SBC-A). The Warriors returned from the Ohio River with a 66-59 verdict over New Richmond. The Warriors held the lead at each break 17-9, 29-24, and 48-46. Jessica McFarland and Staci Hicks combined for 46 of the victors’ points; Meagan Bevins, Kayla Lavely, and Jena Tisdale combined for 40 points for the vanquished. Goshen scoring leaders: McFarland 27 and Hicks 19. New Richmond scoring leaders: Bevins 20, Lavely 10, and Tisdale 10.
Glen Este has returned to its winning ways. The Trojans sent Anderson packing after a 59-43 verdict over the Redskins in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division fray. The Purple and White spotted their guests a 14-13 first period edge, but came back to lead 35-21 and 45-28 at the next two halts. Glen Este scoring leaders: Moriah Hodge 13, Jennifer Deskins 11, and Kelley Wesp 11.
The Purple and White crossed the Ohio River and took the fight out of Ryle (Ky.) 70-48. Glen Este was in the forefront after each intermission 16-6, 34-22, and 57-34. Glen Este scoring leaders: Hamlet 16, Wesp 16, and Bethany Gebell 12.
Bethel-Tate's Fighting Tigers surprised Clermont Northeastern by beating the Rockets in Owensville 43-39 in an SBC-A battle. The host Blue and Gold held advantages of 13-9 and 27-16, but could not hold off an incredible Bethel comeback in the final eight minutes after CNE led 36-27 after three quarters of action. Bethel-Tate scoring leaders: Emily Tyler 12 and Cindy Galea 10. Clermont Northeastern scoring leaders: Lyndsey Waldman and Jordan Johnson nine points each.
The Red and Gray returned West Union to the Adams County seat with a 60-40 drubbing. The home girls were in the lead after each rest 22-4, 39-12, and 51-24. Bethel-Tate scoring leaders: Galea 13 and Tyler 12.
New Richmond sent the Astros back to Clinton County with a 65-43 SBC loss. The Red and Black held sway all the way 10-6, 30-18, and 46-27. New Richmond scoring leaders: Trista Sebastian 15, Heather Todd 14, and Kayla Moore 12.
The Lions lost at Mariemont 51-28 in a game between two former Eastern Hills League members. The Warriors led at each break 20-8, 33-12, and 43-21. New Richmond scoring leader: Sebastian nine points.
Felicity was beaten by visiting Summit 58-41. The Silver Knights led their hosts after each quarter 18-6, 40-14, and 44-22. Felicity scoring leaders: Cayla Stutz 14 and McCann 14.
Amelia lost to Walnut Hills in a FAVC Cardinal Division tilt 44-24. The visiting Eagles were in command at each stop 12-7, 22-10, and 34-14. Amelia scoring leader: Morgan Sperry seven points.
Milford was tipped by former Eastern Hills League Indian Hill rival 46-42 at the aviary. The E-Gals were in control until the final period when they were outscored 22-5. The tallies after the first three stanzas were 17-8, 29-19, and 37-24. Milford scoring leader: Allison Nagle 13.
'Burg is still seeking its first win after a 45-24 loss to visiting Blanchester in a SBC-N game. The guest Wildcats led the host Wildcats after each rest 17-8, 29-18, and 27-22. Williamsburg scoring leader: Megan Ream nine points.