Milford and Bethel-Tate each won their first game in the girl’s sectional basketball tournament.
Milford eliminated the McAuley Mohawks 52-46 in the first game for both teams in the sectional tournament that took place at Lakota East High School.
The E-Gals burst out to a 13-7 first quarter lead, but McAuley eked out an 18-17 lead at the end of the first half. The Red and White successfully recovered and was in the forefront 29-28 after three periods of action.
Bethel-Tate knocked Norwood's Indians out of the tournament with a convincing 44-34 victory at Withrow High School.
The Tigers were down 12-11 after the first quarter, but came back to lead after the other intermissions 21-17 and 31-22.
Freshman guard Carolin Baker led the Red and Gray's offense by netting 10 points.
Clermont Northeastern was defeated by Aiken 48-43 in a hard-fought game that also took place at Withrow High School.
The Rockets were on top 7-6 after the first stanza and the score was knotted at 19 at halftime. The Falcons were in control 31-23 after the third period.
Senior guard Ashley Redrow was the leading scorer for the Blue and White with 10 points. Sophomore forward Alexis Schmidt made two three-point field goals.
Goshen is gone after losing to Finneytown's Wildcats 51-41 in yet another duel that took place at Withrow High School.
The Warriors were in the forefront 11-9 after the first eight minutes, but were behind after the next rests 24-22 and 36-33.
Melanie Constable, senior guard-forward, tallied 16 points to spearhead the Red and Gray's offense.
New Richmond was knocked out 67-17 by Indian Hill's Braves in a tilt that also took place at Withrow High School.
The Lions were in arrears at each intermission 15-2, 44-6, and 59-12.
Junior guard Kate Jaffe's pair of three-point field goals made her the Red and Black's scoring leader with six points.