The Edison Community College men’s basketball team lost to Miami University-Hamilton Sunday75-74.
Edison was led by Malik Thurman with 31 points and 15 rebounds and Cody May with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Edison’s record now stands at 7-6.
The Piqua girls basketball team was hurt by poor free throw shooting in a 47-32 loss to Urbana Monday.
The Indians trailed just 24-20 at halftime, before Urbana pulled away in the second half.
Mikayla Schaffner had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Indians, while Lauren Williams scored eight points and Lily Stewart dished out three assists.
Kathryn Curnutte led Urbana with 30 points, 10 rebounds and three steals.
Piqua was 14 of 44 from the floor for 32 percent and just three of 14 from the line for 21 percent.
Urbana was 16 of 52 from the floor for 31 percent and eight of 19 from the line for 42 percent.
Urbana won the battle of the boards 37-24 and 16 turnovers to Piqua’s 17.
Piqua, 2-10, will play at Sidney Wednesday.
WEST MILTON — The Covington girls basketball team lost to Milton-Union 51-45 Monday night after taking a 35-33 lead to the final quarter.
Sammi Whiteman and Jessie Crowell scored 14 points each for Covington and Brooke Gostomsky added 10.
PLEASANT HILL — The Russia Lady Raiders won their third in a row Monday night, going on the road and beating Newton in non-league action, 52-40.
The win evened Russia’s record on the season at 6-6 going into a SCL game Thursday at home against Botkins.
Russia ran to a 20-8 lead after a quarter and nearly doubled the score by the half at 37-19.
Cameo Wilson had 13 to lead Russia, Laurissa Poling added 12 and Maria Herron finished with nine.
Tatum McBride had a big game for Newton with 20 points and Madison Mollette added eight.
SIDNEY — Sidney had to outscore Houston 15-7 in the final period to avoid what would have been a monumental upset in high school girls basketball Monday night at Sidney and win 45-42.
While the Lady Jackets came into the game with a 10-0 record and the No. 1 ranking in Division I in the Miami Valley, the Houston Lady Wildcats entered with a 5-7 record. But by the half, Houston was rolling along with a 23-17 lead, and still led by four entering the final period.
The Lady Jackets trailed 37-30 with 6:23 remaining in the game before back-to-back threes from Kaitlyn Davis and Ashley Egan made it close the rest of the way.
Sidney didn’t lead in the game until Sylvia Hudson hit two free throws with a minute remaining to make it 43-42. Houston had two possessions in the final 40 seconds to retake the lead, but was unable to. And Hudson hit a basket at the buzzer for the final three-point margin.
Hudson led the way for Sidney with 16, and that moved her up to second place on Sidney High’s career scoring list with 1,257. She is just 186 points behind all-time scoring leader Tangela Wells (1,443).
The Lady Jackets were 18-for-48 from the field for 38 percent
Davis, who fouled out with still 2:30 remaining in the game, finished with 13 for the Lady Jackets. Egan led in assists with four and Taborn in rebounds with eight.
Sidney had no answer for Macey Stang. She poured in 23 for the Lady Wildcats and got to the free throw line 13 times. She also hit three three-pointers.
Sidney returns to action Wednesday night in a Greater Western Ohio Conference North game at home against Piqua.