Houston boys get past Lehman


Staff Reports

HOUSTON — The Houston boys basketball team got past Lehman 58-54 Saturday in non-conference action.

Domyneik Phipps led the Wildcats with 22 points.

Zach Freytag scored 20 and Zack Phillips added 10.

Dylan Arnold led Lehman with 18 points and Ben Frantz scored 12.

Bucc boys

win thriller

NEW BREMEN — The Covington boys basketball team won a 57-56 overtime thriller with New Bremen Saturday night.

Jordan Maschino paced the Buccs with 26 points.

Trevor Miller netted 15 and Jayce Pond added 10.

Newton boys

cruise to win

PLEASANT HILL — The Newton boys basketball team defeated Bradford 74-42 Saturday night.

Brock Jamison led Newton with 21 points.

Treyton Lavy and Nick Honeycutt both scored 12 and Brady McBride added 10.

Parker Smith led Bradford with 12 and Josh Phillips added 11.

East boys

top Eagles

CASSTOWN — The Miami East boys basketball team defeated Troy Christian 54-27 Saturday in non-conference action.

Damien Mackesy scored 24 points and Brandon Mack added 10.

FRIDAY

Lehman can’t

hold early lead

DEGRAFF — Lehman got off to a good start, but the Riverside Pirates came back behind Landon Kelsey and pulled out a 65-60 thriller over the Cavaliers in Northwest Central Conference play Friday night.

Dylan Arnold had nine first-quarter points to get the Cavs to a 16-15 lead after one. He would go on to score 20 and hit three threes.

The Pirates led 35-28 at the half, however, as Kelsey got heated up, with 12 points in the second quarter.

For Lehman, Michael Bunker added 14 points.

Buccs get

past Trail

NEW PARIS — Trailing 14-13 at the break and struggling to get shots to fall, the Covington Buccaneers used a 12-0 run midway through the third quarter to take the momentum away from National Trail and ultimately cruised to a 44-31 win.

Jordan Maschino led the Buccs with 22 points.

Newton boys

drop game

PLEASANT HILL — The Newton boys basketball team lost to Yellow Springs 53-41 Friday in non-conference action.

The Indians dropped to 6-4 on the season.

Russia wins

in 2 OTs

SIDNEY — Russia led by 16 points in the third quarter, but the Fairlawn Jets stormed back to send the game into overtime Friday night at Fairlawn.

It took two overtimes to settle the verdict, with Russia coming away with a 76-73 victory in SCL boys basketball action.

Russia remains in a first-place tie in the County standings at 5-1 and is now 10-2 overall.

Russia had four in double figures, led by Jack Dapore with 20. Josh York and Jake Gariety had 12 apiece and Cole Tebbe added 11.

Wendel hits

game-winner

VERSAILLES – Scott McEldowney asked Alex Wendel to be more aggressive on offense, and the Versailles junior came through in a way big way Friday night.

Wendel sank a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer on Friday as Versailles beat St. Henry 54-51 in a Midwest Athletic Conference game.

Justin Ahrens and Jared Niekamp led Versailles with 10 points each in Friday’s victory.

Versailles improved to 10-1 overall and 4-0 in the MAC with Friday’s win while St. Henry dropped to 7-4 overall and 1-2 in the MAC.

The Tigers will return to action on Tuesday when they play host to Tippecanoe.

GIRLS

Lady Cavs

lose game

SIDNEY — The Lehman girls basketball team lost to St. Marys 68-42 Saturday.

Allie Hall led Lehman with 13 points.

Brogan McIver had nine points and three assists, while Carly Edwards grabbed eight rebounds.

Lady Vikings

fall to TV

NEW MADISON — The Miami East girls basketball team led for much of the game Saturday before losing to Tri-Village 72-61 in a big CCC game.

East had a 40-29 lead midway through the third quarter before the Patriots rallied.

Morgan Haney led Miami East with 18 points, while Haley Howard scored 15.

Both Bailey Miller and Megan Thompson netted 10.

Lady Indians

handle Bradford

PLEASANT HILL — The Newton girls basketball team defeated Bradford 61-32 Saturday.

Madison Mollette scored 17 points to lead Newton.

Macy Flanary netted nine Aliya Stone added eight.

Mandi Bates paced Bradford with 15 and Mackenzie Weldy added nine.

Lady Raiders

cruise to win

SIDNEY — Russia opened up a 39-17 lead after three quarters and coasted from there to a 45-33 victory over Fairlawn in County girls basketball action Saturday at Fairlawn.

The Lady Raiders’ fifth straight win put them at 4-3 in league play and 8-6 overall. Fairlawn is now 0-7 and 2-11.

Russia rolled to a 23-10 halftime lead in winning again.

Tiffany Hatcher had 12 and Maria Herron nine to lead the Lady Raiders.

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