Milford, Bethel-Tate girls win tourney openers

February 26th, 2009    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

Milford and Bethel-Tate each won their first game in the girl’s sectional basketball tournament.

Division I

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.

Allison Nagle, senior guard, spearheaded the winners' offense with12 points and Tori Calderhead, sophomore guard, netted 10.

Division II

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.
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