Batavia’s girls and those from Glen Este and Goshen are enjoying the best finishes to the 2006-07 regular-season of varsity basketball.
Batavia is still in the midst of the Southern Buckeye Conference National (SBC-N) Division championship chase after a 53-32 beating of Blanchester. The host Bulldogs were in command all the way 10-3, 24-17, and 40-22. Batavia scoring leaders: Heather Hines 18 and Jamie Bare 13.
The Green and White handed Georgetown its first setback of the campaign in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division. This triumph severely tightened the SBC-N race between these two teams. In a battle between the teams representing the county seats of Clermont and Brown counties, the former held slim early leads of 8-7 and 16-15 before widening the gap to 34-24 after three quarters of action. Batavia scoring leader: Heather Hines 11.
East Clinton was the most recent victim of the Bulldogs. Batavia returned from Clinton County with a 63-47 SBC-N triumph over the Astros. The Green and White was ahead throughout. Batavia scoring leaders: Heather Hines 17, Kayla Ernst 14 and Jamie Bare 10.
The Trojans left no doubt who was the superior team by turning in a 65-23 humiliation of Harrison in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division tilt. The host Trojans held sway all the way with quarter scores of 14-2, 35-9, and 56-18. Glen Este scoring leaders: Jaimie Hamlet 16 and Kelley Wesp 13.
Glen Este won a key Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division encounter over visiting Loveland 64-52 to snap New Richmond graduate and former Cincinnati Red Todd Benzinger's Tigers' winning streak. The Purple and White was in the lead at each intermission 15-11, 33-25, and 48-37. Glen Este scoring leaders: Jenna Deskins 16, Jaimie Hamlet 14, and Kelley Wesp 11.
Goshen battered Bethel-Tate Tigers on the Warriors' reservation 69-32 to maintain its lead in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division. The northern Clermont Red and Gray led the Southern Clermont Red and Gray at the end of each quarter 20-6, 36-18, and 52-22. Goshen scoring leaders: Staci Hicks 26 and Kim Steele 11. Bethel-Tate scoring leader: Emily Tyler 14.
Goshen strengthened its hold on the conference lead by downing CNE on the Rockets' pad 67-60. The Warriors were on top at every stop 16-13, 30-27, and 44-34. Goshen scoring leaders: Jessica McFarland 31, Staci Hicks 20, and Kim Steele 10. Clermont Northeastern scoring leaders: Kara Johnson 23 and Jordan Johnson 18.
Felicity sent the Astros packing east to Clinton County following a 57-38 Cardinal victory in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division. The Red and White steadily pulled away at the rests 13-11, 26-24, and 49-28. A very balanced offensive attack by the hometowners led to the victory. Felicity scoring leaders: Cayla Stutz 15 and Lindsay Barger 10.
Felicity fell to SBC-N leading Georgetown 56-42 at the aviary. The G-Women pulled away after a very slim 11-10 first quarter advantage to leads of 36-14 and 46-32 at the other halts. Felicity scoring leaders: Felisha McCann 17 and Cayla Stutz 12.
White Oak creaked by the Cardinals 54-35. Felicity tied its guests at 20 at the half after being behind 13-9 after the opening period. A pitiful third quarter by the Cards allowed the Wildcats to lead 32-22 after the third period. Felicity scoring leader: Katie Jarman sank nine points.
Clermont Northeastern was put down at Western Brown 54-49 in a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division confrontation. The host Brown and Gold was up 14-13 after one quarter of action, but the score was knotted at 21 at halftime. The Broncos stampeded ahead 38-31 after three periods of play. Clermont Northeastern scoring leaders: Kara Johnson 22 and Jordan Johnson 15.
The Blue and Gold outlasted Bethel-Tate 51-44 in a SBC-A confrontation. The Rockets sped out to a 21-18 first period edge, but the Tigers gained the lead at 26-25 going into the locker room before CNE once again took over 37-34 after three periods of action. Clermont Northeastern scoring leaders: Erin Connor 20 and Jordan Johnson 10. Bethel-Tate scoring leader: Rachel Johnson 10.
Amelia was tipped by Turpin 54-49 in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division game that took place at the barony. Following a 14-14 tie after the first eight minutes, the host Blue and White were in command at the next two stops 28-25 and 38-33 before a desperate fourth period rally by the Spartans earned them the win. Amelia scoring leaders: Michelle Wenker 16 and Morgan Sperry 10.
Little Miami, unbeaten leader of the FAVC-C, brought down the Barons 50-36. The host Panthers were ahead all the way 18-10, 32-18, and 40-28. Amelia scoring leaders: Michelle Wenker 11 and Jacqueline Deatherage 10.
New Richmond failed to climb all the Seven Hills in a 63-51 loss to the visiting Stingers in a non-conference game. After an 11-all first period, the Red and Black fell back at the other halts 28-25 and 42-37. New Richmond scoring leaders: Heather Todd 17 and Kelsey Eubanks 16.
The Red and Black emerged victorious with a hard-fought 53-47 win over Western Brown in a home SBC-A battle. The Lions were up after one quarter 12-11, down after two (22-20) and three (35-34). New Richmond scoring leaders: Meagan Bevins 13 and Kayla Moore 12.
Milford dropped one to Hamilton 63-49 at the aviary in the Greater Miami Conference. The Big Blue headed the score at each rest 11-7, 30-26, and 52-40. Milford scoring leader: Kim Strunk 10.
Lakota East caged the E-Gals 37-25 as the host Thunderhawks were ahead all the way 5-3, 18-11, and 28-20. Milford scoring leader: Kim Strunk tossed in seven points.
Milford Christian was knocked off by New Miami 54-14 on the winners' hardwood. The visiting Bulldogs were behind at each intermission 10-0, 21-4, and 42-6. Milford Christian scoring leader: Ballentine made six points.