And then there were none.
Girls high school varsity basketball season is finished in Clermont County. The last of the teams was finally eliminated in sectional tournament action.
Batavia (16 wins – 6 losses) was defeated by Taft 58-49 in Division II play that took place at Mason High School.
After an 11-both first quarter, the Senators led 25-20 and 39-36 at the other stops.
Junior forward Kayla Ernst led the Bulldogs’ scoring with 14 points.
Glen Este (11-10) was eliminated by Walnut Hills 61-45 in Division I play at Lakota East High School.
Moriah Hodge, a junior forward, netted 17 points for GE, Jaimie Hamlet, a junior guard, 13, and Sarah Sibert, a junior forward, 12. Lakin Louiso, a freshman guard, made two three-pointers.
Goshen (10-12) was ousted by Wyoming 70-53 in Division II competition at Mason High School.
The Cowboys were in control at the breaks 19-11, 34-22, and 51-34.
Staci Hicks, a senior forward, spearheaded the Warriors' offense with 28 points and Kim Steele, a senior guard, sank two treys.
Felicity fell before Summit Country Day 63-39 in a Division III bout that took place at Western Brown High School.
The Silver Knights held sway all the way 13-9, 30-16, and 43-28.
Senior guard Felisha McCann and junior guard Marisa Stutz shared scoring honors for the Cardinals making 14 points each.
Williamsburg was levelled by Seven Hills 78-39 in Division IV at Monroe High School.
The Stingers were in the forefront throughout 28-11, 49-17, and 60-23.
Freshman forward-center Samantha Davis' 14 points paced the Wildcats' offense.
The end of the regular season may have come at a mercifully good time. Most of the county's varsity distaff cage teams were suffering slumps. Following are the last of the regular season contests.
The Warriors skimmed by Bethel-Tate 42-39 in a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division showdown played in Bethel.
The visitors held slight leads at each intermission 14-9, 23-28, and 35-30.
Hicks poured in 24 points for Goshen. Emily Tyler and Tess Jenike countered for the Tigers with 15 and 13 points, respectively.
Arch-rival Clermont Northeastern fell before the Red and Gray 35-28 in Southern Buckeye Conference American Division action that place on the Warriors' pad.
Goshen led by slim margins of 15-10, 20-19, and 26-25 at the end of each stanza.
Hicks dropped in 19 points for the victors; Kelsey Stanton made seven for the vanquished.
The Red and Gray also took the measure of New Richmond, 60-52, in a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division tilt that took place in the Lions' Den.
The Red and Black was ahead after the first stop 18-13 and the Warriors took over from there 35-30 and 47-45.
Hicks led the Warriors' attack with 15 points, Melanie Constable and Whitley sank an additional 13 points each. Whitley tossed in a couple of threes. Trista Sabastian accounted for 16 of the New Richmond points and Megan Troxell contributed 11. Both of the Lions made a couple of three-pointers.
Western Brown, champion of the American Division of the Southern Buckeye Conference, was the only team to beat Goshen at the end of the season. The Broncos won out 58-44.
The visitors in Gold and Brown were ahead at the end of each period 16-11, 26-19, and 40-33.
Hicks registered 22 points and Melanie Constable 10 for the Red and Gray.
The Bulldogs made a strong race of it in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division finishing second following Georgetown's G-Women.
The Green and White belted Blanchester 50-35 in a competition in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division.
The host Wildcats managed to lead after the first eight minutes 13-10, but the Clermont countians took over from there 21-17 and 36-24.
A trio of Batavians shared their team's scoring leadership with 10 points each - Ernst, Ashton Embry, and Emily Webb.
Finneytown barely brought down Batavia 62-60 in a non-conference struggle that took place on the Wildcats' hardwood.
The Green and White was in the forefront after the first two halts 15-8 and 27-20, but the Red, White, and Blue rallied to lead 42-40 after three periods of play and then had to fight hard to hang onto their lead.
Ernst scorched the nets for Batavia recording 22 points, Webb made 14, and Jamie Bare 13 (including two three-pointers).
The Tigers bounced New Richmond 54-34 before a happy home crowd in this Southern Buckeye Conference American Division encounter.
The Red and White (or Gray) was ahead all the way 16-6, 26-17, and 38-24.
Tyler tossed in 17 points and Heather Rose 14 for the triumphant and Kelsey Eubanks countered with 11 points for the trumped.
Western Brown tamed the Tigers 56-34 in a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division confrontation that took place in Mount Orab.
The Broncos galloped off to quarter leads of 12-9, 24-19, and 38-28.
Tyler's 15 points paced the scoring for the Red and Gray (or White).
The Trojans poured in the points and humbled Harrison's Wildcats 78-57 in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division battle.
The host Purple and White held sway all the way 19-15, 38-32, and 61-39.
Kendra Burchfield scored a career-high 27 points to lead a balanced GE offensive attack. Hodge made an additional 13 points, Hamlet 12 (including two three-pointers), and Sarah Sibert 11.
Anderson handed GE a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division setback 62-50 in action that took place in Troy.
The visiting Redskins were forced to rally after falling behind 18-16 and 31-22 after the first two stops. The Orange and Black led 45-41 going into the last quarter.
Again, Glen Este turned in a balanced offensive performance. Hodge tallied 16 points, Hamlet 12, and Burchfield 11.
Kings knighted the Purple People 48-40 in Fort Ancient Valley Conference non-division competition that took place on the winners' court.
The Trojans took a back seat at the end of each stanza 14-10, 25-16, and 37-30.
Hodge threw in 19 points (including two three-pointers) and Hamlet added 12 to the total.
The Cardinals were arrested by the G-Women of Georgetown 63-30 in a Southern Buckeye Conference National Division tilt played on the victors' floor.
The Gold and Black was in command at each rest 23-8, 37-15, and 49-24.
Elizabeth Little and Brittany Murray shared the scoring leadership for the Red and White by sinking eight points apiece.
The E-Gals were lowered by Walnut Hills in non-conference competition 54-29.
The host Eagles were in the lead at each intermission 6-4, 16-10, and 37-18.
Amy Van Syoc was the Red and White's offensive leader with her eight-point performance.
The Bulldogs were collared by their guests, Miami Valley Christian, 54-32.
The Blue and Silver was on the short side of the score at the end of each stanza 12-9, 27-15, and 40-17.
Katilyn Morehead earned scoring honors for Milford Christian by garnering 19 points.
The Barons lost in Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division play to visiting Walnut Hills 53-40.
The Blue and White was in arrears at the conclusion of each quarter 17-6, 30-14, and 39-25.
Ashley Crutcher was the top scorer for the home girls with 14 points.
Amelia lost another Fort Ancient Valley Conference contest, this one to Turpin 44-30 on the Spartans' floor.
The Clermont countians were behind at each stop 11-7, 20-18, and 32-24.
Crutcher and Morgan Sperry both tallied 11 points for the visitors. Sperry made a pair of three-pointers.
The Rockets failed to launch against Western Brown in a 72-30 defeat in a Southern Buckeye Conference fray that took place in Owensville.
The Broncos were the dominant force at the finish of each stanza 19-5, 33-12, and 49-20.
Lindsey Huxel's five points was the best offensive production for the Blue and Gold.
The Lions returned from Mount Orab with a 66-47 loss to Western Brown in a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division game.
The Red and Black stunned the Broncos with a 15-14 first period advantage, but the Brown and Gold came back to lead 31-22 and 49-36 at the next two rests.
New Richmond featured a balanced offense - Eubanks made 13 points, Megan McCabe 11, and Sabastian 10.
The Wildcats returned from the Brown County seat of government with a 56-37 loss to the G-Women.
Georgetown was in the lead after each quarter of this Southern Buckeye Conference National Division game 13-9, 25-15, and 44-25.
Darci Little's 17-points paced the scoring for the Blue and White.
In a non-conference game Summit Country whipped Williamsburg 53-30 in a contest that took place in the 'Cats' Lair.
The visiting Silver Knights were in the forefront after each eight-minute quadrant 13-9, 30-14, and 38-20.
The eight points scored by Celeste Barker topped the Blue and White's offense.