The first half of the high school girls varsity basketball season has been rather dismal for most of Clermont County’s teams.
In the most recent action, not one of the county’s team’s victories came against someone outside the county.
The Lions won their first game of the season by beating Bethel-Tate 40-32 in a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division game played on the winners’ court. The Tigers led 6-5, 15-12, and 22-21 before the Lions poured it on the final period to win.
The E-Gals won their first game beating host Amelia 51-43. In this non-league game, the Red and White was up 13-9 and 22-19 before the Barons tied the tally at 32 goinig into the last stanza.
Sophomore guard Morgan Wolcott and senior forward Chelsea Gilman fronted the Milford offense with 20 and 12 points, respectively. Senior forward Morgan Sperry's 14 points powered Amelia.
Harrison won a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division game over Milford 56-47. The host Wildcats were on top 11-4, 23-18, and 42-25 at the breaks.
Wolcott made eight points to top the Milford offense.
The Warriors overpowered Bethel-Tate 59-47 in an American Division game of the Southern Buckeye Conference. Trailing 10-7 after the first quarter, the host Warriors went ahead 25-17 and 39-28 after the two stops.
Senior guard Brooke Catauro made 17 points and senior forward Synthia Shinkle 15 for the victors and junior center Brooke Kenneda made 17 and sophomore guard Carolin Baker 13 for the vanquished.
The Wildcats defeated Felicity 55-38 on the 'Cats' court. 'Burg was in control throughout 17-2, 23-14, and 43-30.
Sophomore forward Tara Dennis sank 15 points, senior center Darcy Little 11, and junior center Anslet Guess 10 for the conquerors and junior center Sadie Mullins made 11 for the conquered in this Southern Buckeye Conference National fray.
Georgetown's G-Women topped the Blue and White at 'Burg 47-24 in the National Division of the Southern Buckeye. The Clermonters were up 9-7 after the first period, but were in arrears the rest of the way 19-11 and 32-14.
Dennis' seven points led the Wildcats' offense.
The Bulldogs gnarled Felicity 52-36 on the losers' floor. Batavia was in the forefront 9-5, 18-15, and 34-29 at the rests.
Sophomore guard Holly Harris with 13 points and senior forward Courtney Turner and junior guard Sarah Gibson with 11 and 10, respectively, topped the 'Dogs' scoring. The Cardinals' Mullins led all scorers with 16 points.
Blanchester beat Batavia 49-30 in a Southern Buckeye National contest. The visiting Wildcats led 18-16 and 35-21 after trailing 10-8 after the opening stanza.
Harris' 11 points paced the Green and White.
Georgetown took the measure of Batavia 61-47 leading after each stop 16-7, 34-24, and 50-31. Harris and Turner equally shared 22 points for the Clermont countians.
The Rockets blasted New Richmond 39-30 in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division. The Blue and Gold led 11-5, 22-14, and 29-18 at the rests in this duel played in Owensville.
Junior forward Alexis Schmidt and junior guard Maggie Sullivan scored 14 and 10 points, respectively for CNE and junior center/forward Lindsay Blankenship and sophomore forward Georgia Buckingham made six points apiece for the Red and Black in this National game.
Western Brown won out over CNE 56-38 leadiing at each rest 12-4, 30-11, and 41-26. Senior forward Chelsey Chesser's 17 points powered the Rockets' offense.