Glen Este’s girls won their Division I sectional basketball tournament and advanced to the district championship game. Milford also performed well, but was eventually eliminated after winning its first two games.
Most of Clermont County’s high school varsity girls basketball teams have been eliminated from their respective sectional tournaments.
The Trojans (ninth-seed) advanced to the Division I district championship showdown by upsetting the Sycamore (sixth-seed) Aviators 43-38 in the sectional championship game.
Jaimie Hamlet, senior guard, was the scoring leader for GE by sinking 16 points (including two three-point field goals), Kendra Burchfield, senior guard, tossed in 13 points more (two three-pointers), and Moriah Hodge, senior forward, added another 10.
The Trojans levelled Oak Hills' Highlanders 35-30 for the opportunity to square off with Sycamore.
The Clermont countians were in the lead at each intermission 7-5, 20-27, and 30-26.
Hamlet powered the Purple and White's offense with 15 points and Sarah Sibert, senior forward, contributed 10.
The E-Gals corralled Western Hills' Mustangs 42-31 in a Division I encounter that took place at Lakota East High School.
The Red and White was in the forefront after each stanza 12-3, 20-8, and 33-17.
The scoring leader for the Clermont countians was senior guard Allison Nagle with nine points.
Three was not a charm for the E-Gals as they were eliminated from the tournament in the sectional championship game 64-46 by Lakota West's Firebirds.
Milford was on the down side at each stanza's ending 24-4, 31-11, and 49-26.
Three of the Red and White shared game scoring honors with 13 points each - Nagle, senior forward Kim Strunk, and freshman guard Morgan Wolcott.
The Wildcats began their journey in the tourney with a 43-38 triumph over Miami Valley Christian in the Division IV sectional that took place at Monroe High School.
Following a 6-both deadlock after the first eight minutes of play, the Clermont countians emerged with period advantages of 21-17 and 30-27.
Kelsey McManus, senior forward, sank 14 points and Danielle Stice, senior guard, 11 (including two three-pointers) to spearhead the 'Burg barrage.
The Bulldogs easily detoxified Taylor's Yellow Jackets 50-26 in a Division II confrontation that took place at Withrow High School.
The Green and White was in complete control throughout 11-2, 23-6, and 36-14.
Senior forward Kayla Ernst was the Clermont countians' scoring leader with 21 points, senior guard-forward Emily Webb added 11 points, and senior guard Abbey Jacob sank two three-pointers.
Finneytown's Wildcats ousted Batavia 43-38.
The Bulldogs were tied at 8-both after the first quarter, but trailed after the other rests 24-17 and 33-28.
Ernst poured in 21 points to lead the losers' offense.
The Cardinals enjoyed their best offensive output of the season, but the defense was non-existent in an 81-55 loss to Roger Bacon's Spartans in the Division III sectional that took place at Mason High School.
The Red and White was in arrears at each rest 29-13, 51-30, and 71-34.
Marisa Stutz, senior forward, paced the Card's offense by tallying 23 points.
The Barons lost to defending Division I state champion Mt. Notre Dame 46-19 in the second round of the tourney that took place at Milford High School.
The Cougars were in the lead all the way 10-2, 24-4, and 33-8.
Kymmy Simon, freshman guard, led Amelia's scoring with eight points (including two three-pointers).
The Tigers were trampled 55-13 in the Division II sectional that took place at Withrow High School.
The Gray and Red was behind after each quarter 11-7, 26-11, and 40-13.
Sophomore guard-forward Brooke Kenneda's six points topped the Bethel-Tate offense.