Bates, Herron hit 1,000-point mark


Taborn scores 45 in win over Piqua

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Mandi Bates, 23, of Bradford sinks career point number 1000 on Saturday at Miami East.


Mike Ullery | Daily Call Bradford’s Mandi Bates, 23, sinks a layup for career points 998 and 999 against Miami East on Saturday. She was fouled on the play and sank the free throw for her 1000th career point.


Mike Ullery | Daily Call Bradford fans celebrate as senior Mandi Bates scores her 1000th career point during Saturday’s game against Miami East.


Staff Reports

The girls basketball sectional tournament pairings were held Sunday.

For results from the draw go to swdab.org

Bates hits

milestone

CASSTOWN – Bradford’s Mandi Bates scored her 1,000th career point in a 63-37 loss at Miami East on Saturday.

Bates entered the game needing just 8 points to reach the scoring milestone. She reached 1,000 with 6:41 remaining in the second quarter by making a free throw to complete a 3-point play and give the Railroaders a 14-13 advantage.

“It was definitely a very, very special moment,” Bradford girls basketball coach Patrick McKee said. “This is kid now I’ve seen play basketball for five years, going back to her junior high years. The amount of work she’s put in over the last four years of high school is indescribable. It couldn’t have happened to a better person.”

Miami East, which led 13-11 at the end of the first quarter, regained the advantage in the second quarter and went into halftime up 29-20. The Vikings increased their lead to 55-25 in the third quarter on their way to a 63-37 Cross County Conference victory.

Bates led Bradford with 16 points in Saturday’s game. Also for the Railroaders, Liv Hart scored 10 points,

Haley Howard led Miami East with a game-high 17 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, while Bailey Miller scored 14 points.

Bradford fell to 5-14 overall and 3-8 in the CCC with the loss. Miami East improved to 9-11 overall and 6-5 in the CCC.

Herron also

hits 1,000

RUSSIA — Russia cruised to an easy win over Fairlawn Saturday in SCAL play in a game highlighted by Lady Raider standout Maria Herron scoring the 1,000th point of her career.

Herron finished with 28 to lead all scorers in the game. Tiffany Hatcher added 15 and Cameo Wilson 10.

Russia is 8-3 in the league and 16-5 overall and is at Fort Loramie Thursday to close the regular season.

Taborn scores

45 on Piqua

SIDNEY — The Piqua girls basketball team couldn’t slow down Sidney standout Celena Taborn Saturday in a 62-31 loss to Sidney in GWOC American action Saturday.

Sidney improved to 13-6 overall and 10-3 in GWOC American play, while Piqua dropped to 2-17 overall and 0-12 in GWOC American play.

Piqua trailed 30-12 by halftime and couldn’t cut into the deficit.

Lily Stewart led Piqua with 11 points and Tylah Yeomans scored seven.

Kelsey Magoteaux netted six, Kelsey Bachman dished out three assists and Lauren Williams had three steals.

Piqua plays at West Carrollton tonight, before hosting Greenville Wednesday and completing the regular season at Troy Saturday.

Lady Cavs

lose road game

ARCANUM — The Lehman Catholic girls basketball team lost 54-35 to Arcanum Saturday.

Grace Monnin had 16 points, while Hannah Fogt added a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

Newton girls

top Northwestern

SPRINFDIELD — Tatum McBride scored 16 points to lead the Newton girls basketball team to a 44-30 win over Northwestern in girls basketball non-conference action Saturday.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Mandi Bates, 23, of Bradford sinks career point number 1000 on Saturday at Miami East.
http://dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_020417mju_bbg_bradford_23_1000-1.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call Mandi Bates, 23, of Bradford sinks career point number 1000 on Saturday at Miami East.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Bradford’s Mandi Bates, 23, sinks a layup for career points 998 and 999 against Miami East on Saturday. She was fouled on the play and sank the free throw for her 1000th career point.
http://dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_020417mju_bbg_bradford_23_999-1.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call Bradford’s Mandi Bates, 23, sinks a layup for career points 998 and 999 against Miami East on Saturday. She was fouled on the play and sank the free throw for her 1000th career point.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Bradford fans celebrate as senior Mandi Bates scores her 1000th career point during Saturday’s game against Miami East.
http://dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_020417mju_bbg_bradford_23_fans-1.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call Bradford fans celebrate as senior Mandi Bates scores her 1000th career point during Saturday’s game against Miami East.
Taborn scores 45 in win over Piqua
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