The female cagers of Batavia, Milford, and Glen Este, have been in the forefront of the number of victories and suffering no losses in the most recent action. The highlight of all the success was Batavia’s very convincing victory over Georgetown’s G-Women.
The Bulldogs stunned Georgetown, leader of the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division, with an easy 59-36 shellacking before a very spirited crowd of Batavians.
The Green and White steadily pulled away from their guests with quarter scores of 14-10, 31-22, and 46-28.
Fayetteville fell in overtime 64-60 in non-conference action. The visiting Rockets led 14-12 after the first period, but Batavia recovered to lead 27-20 and 42-31 after the next two breaks before the battle was sent into overtime at 53-both.
Ernst poured in 29 points, Jacob 10, and senior guard-forward Emily Webb 10. Jacob and Webb both made a pair of threes.
Arch-rival Williamsburg fell 59-27 in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division. The hosts were ahead at each break 12-7, 23-11, and 40-20.
Ernst again led her teammates in offense by gunning in 22 points. Freshman forward Tara Dennis' seven points led the Wildcats' scoring.
The E-Gals have been on a rampage of late winning five consecutive games.
Mariemont was the first victim 72-51. The Clermont countians led all they way in this non-conference contest 31-11, 37-20, and 53-41.
Allison Nagle, senior guard, powered the Milford offense with 22 points including an impressive five threes, Morgan Wolcott, freshman guard made 17 points (two threes), and Tori Calderhead, sophomore guard, made 15.
Anderson fell 51-50 in overtime in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. The host Red and White was up 14-10, then down 24-21, and then up again 38-34 before the duel went extra time after a 45-both draw.
Nagle was on fire by scorching the nets for 26 points (including a very impressive six threes).
Again in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division, Northwest's Knights was knocked off 63-59. The E-Gals had to rally in the fourth stanza from disadvantages of 22-10, 35-27, and 45-41. Senior forward Kim Strunk made 18 points for the visitors, Nagel 17, and Wolcott 10.
In yet another Buckeye Division game of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference, Talwanda tumbled for Milford 54-49. Following an 8-both opening quarter, the visiting Braves led 24-18 at the half, but the E-Gals retook the lead 39-32 going into the final eight minutes.
Nagel tallied 16 points (two threes) and Wolcott 13 for the triumphant.
In a non-division Fort Ancient Valley Conference tilt, Milford mastered visiting Amelia 57-40. The E-Gals flew by with period leads of 18-3, 29-15, and 51-31.
Wolcott threw in 15 points and Nagel 12 for the victors and senior forward Jacquelin Deatherage made 11 for the Barons.
Loveland lambasted Milford 54-35. The hosts were ahead all the way 16-8, 29-12, and 46-19 in this Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division game.
Strunk's 10 points was the most made by an E-Gal.
The Trojans won a non-conference clash over their host, Cincinnati Hills Christian, 41-31. The Eagles led 16-14 after the first quarter, but GE came back to lead 22-19 and 33-21 after the next two rests.
Sophomore guard Lakin Louiso led Trojan scoring with 12 points (two threes), senior guard Jaimie Hamlet made 10 (two threes), and senior guard Kendra Burchfield made a trio of threes.
In a non-division game of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference, GE conquered Kings 56-46.. GE spotted the visiting Knights a 17-15 first period edge, but rallied to control the game 29-21 and 40-31 after the next two stops.
Senior forward Moriah Hodge led the Purple and White with 18 points (two threes) and Hamlet sank 15.
In a National Division game of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference, Harrison's Wildcats went down, too, 52-33. Glen Este led its guests all the way 11-1, 26-9, and 42-23.
Hodge threw in 16 points and Burchfield 10 for the winners.
Arch-rival Amelia was no match for GE losing 62-38 at home in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference non-division game. The Trojans were in the forefront 22-9, 39-22, and 45-26 at the breaks.
The winners featured balanced scoring. Burchfield had 16 points, Hodge 15 (two threes), Hamlet 14 (two threes), senior forward Sarah Sibert 10, and senior guard Megan Fritz (two threes). Deatherage led the Blue and White with 11 points and Morgan Sperry 10 (two threes).
Winton Woods whomped GE 58-39. The guests were in the lead throughout 14-8, 24-13, and 47-25.
Hamlet and Burchfield made 17 and 13 points, respectively, for Glen Este.
The Rockets raced by New Richmond 61-34 in a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division played in Owensville. Following a 9-both first stanza, CNE was on top 26-18 and 44-20 the rest of the way.
The Blue and Gold placed 11 in the scoring column led by senior guard Ashley Redrow with 12 points and senior forward Christie Connor with 10. Senior guard Lindsey Huxel made two threes. The Lions' resistance was paced by senior forward Megan Troxell's 13 points.
Georgetown gained a 58-34 victory over CNE in a non-division fray of the Southern Buckeye Conference. The G-women held sway all the way 16-1, 30-7, and 52-15. Conner's nine points led the Rockets' scoring.
Turpin tackled Northeastern 64-49. The guest Spartans were in the lead throughout 23-6, 37-21, and 48-31.
Huxel's 16 points, and junior forward Chelsea Chesser's 10 headed the offense of the Blue and Gold.
The Warriors overcame Williamsburg 50-45 in a non-division duel in the Southern Buckeye Conference. The visitors owned small leads of 17-12, 27-23, and 40-39 at the intermissions.
Melanie Constable, senior guard-forward, and Brooke Catauro, junior guard, made 17 and 14 points, respectively, for the winners and Molly Bruns, sophomore guard, made 14 (four threes) for the 'Cats.
Western Brown, leader of the American Division of the Southern Buckeye Conference, won this divisional battle over the visiting Red and Gray 41-37, Constable and Shinkle equally shared 14 points to spearhead the Warriors' resistance.
Badin beat Goshen 45-42 in a non-conference encounter. The host Rams led 11-10 after the first period, but the Clermont countians were on top at the next two stops 21-13 and 27-26.
Freshman guard Kelsi Steele led Goshen with eight points (all free throws).
Arch-rival Clermont Northeastern was downed by Goshen 58-40 in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division. The visitors were in command at each rest 9-4, 23-15, and 39-26.
Constable's 23 points and 10 by Catauro topped the Warriors' attack. Huxel powered the Rockets' resistance with 20 points.
The Tigers lost to visiting Western Brown 74-62 in a tough Southern Buckeye Conference American Division battle. The Broncos were in the lead at each halt 20-12, 36-30, and 51-42.
Junior guard Emily Vanderpool tallied 21 points and sophomore guard-forward Brooke Kenneda added 15 for the Clermont countians.
East Clinton retuned home with a 66-54 verdict over the Red and Gray in a non-division game in the Southern Buckeye Conference. The Astros topped their hosts at every rest 17-9, 29-21, and 44-34.
Vanderpool and Chelsea Allen, senior guard-forward, shared the hosts' scoring leadership with 12 points each.
The Barons were thumped by Turpin 47-31. The visiting Spartans gradually pulled away 4-3, 24-16, and 32-22 in this Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division game.
Sperry's 10 points paced the Blue and Whites' scoring efforts.
The Lions lost to Clark Montessori 44-34 in a non-conference game on the loser's hardwood. The Red and Black was in command after the first two quarters 9-5 and 21-17, but fell behind 33-27 after three periods of play.
Senior guard-forward Sarah Theiss and senior guard Kaitlyn Reid both dropped in eight point for New Richmond; Theiss had a couple of threes. Ripley sank New Richmond 70-62 in overtime in this showdown between the two river cities. In this non-conference fray, the visiting Lions were were down just 10-9, 22-21, and 39-37 after the first three periods and the score was knotted at 51 to send it into overtime.
Senior forward Megan McCabe racked up 22 points for the Red and Black and teammates Michelle Sweet, a senior guard, added 14 and Trista Sebastian, a senior guard, 10 (two threes).
The Wildcats outscored visiting Felicity 53-44 in a Southern Buckeye Conference National Division showdown.The home girls were ahead after each quarter 15-13, 31-22, and 43-33.
Samantha Davis, senior forward-center, topped the 'Burg scoring with 13 points. Felicity senior forward Marisa Stutz led all scorers with 22 points and teammate Alex Steveson, sophomore forward, sank three threes.
Fayetteville beat 'Burg 62-44 on the 'Cats' court in non-conference play. The Brown countians were ahead at each break 20-14, 35-25, and 44-36.
Junior forward-center Darcy Little sank 14 points and sophomore forward Rachel Meisberger 10 for the Blue and White.
In the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division, Georgetown skimmed by 'Burg 63-55 in a hard-fought game. The visiting G-Women were up 12-4 after one quarter, down 27-25 after two, and tied at 44 after three.
Little made 14 points for Williamsburg, senior guard Danielle Stice zeroed in with three threes and sophomore guard Molly Bruns made two threes.
The Wildcats lost to the visiting Cincinnati Country Day Indians 55-46 in a non-conference confrontation. The Wildcats were in arrears at every rest 17-4, 26-17, and 40-31.
Meisberger and senior guard Kelley Dunn shared the scoring leadership for 'Burg with nine points each and Bruns contributed two threes.
The Bulldogs fell before the play of the Cincinnati School of Creative and Performing Arts 46-41. The host Clermont countians were down 6-5 after one quarter, took over 18-17 at halftime, but were behind again 36-24 after three periods of play.
Childers' 12 points powered the Silver and Blue's offensive efforts.