Several area basketball teams were in action Thursday.
The Bellefontaine varsity girls defeated visiting West Liberty-Salem 48-30.
The Chiefs led 26-15 at the half, then outscored the Tigers 11-2 in the third quarter.
Junior Jazmyn Haley had another double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Senior Whitney Rader recorded 15 points and 6 rebounds and classmate Sajah Carter dropped in 10 points.
Bellefontaine moves to 8-4. They will host Springfield Shawnee Saturday night.
For West Liberty-Salem, guard Melany Ward had 12 points and Maria Daulton added 10 points.
The Tigers (5-9) will travel to league-leader Greeneview on Saturday.
The Riverside varsity girls beat host Marion Catholic 55-39.
The Pirates started fast, outscoring the Irish 22-1 in the opening quarter.
Brooke Hickey finished with 15 points, Chelsea Giles had 9 points, Liz McGowen tallied 8 points, and Monica Hurley added 7 points and 6 steals.
The Pirates are 3-11 overall and 2-2 in the NWCC.
The Benjamin Logan varsity girls lost to visiting Mechanicsburg 62-56, snapping the Raiders seven-game winning streak.
Senior guard Jessica Yoder poured in a game-high 29 points. Classmate Ciarra Wirick tossed in 20 points. The rest of the Raiders were held to seven points.
Benjamin Logan is 9-6. They will host Greenon Saturday night.
The JV Raiders defeated the Indians 36-19.
Shelby Kramer scored 7 points.
Ft. Loramie whipped Fairlawn 79-16.
Anna steamrolled Graham 75-24.
The Calvary Christian JV boys team lost to Grand Lake Christian Academy 76-22.
Scott Brunson scored 8 points.
The Riverside freshman boys outscored Houston 48-35.
Jesse Kean poured in 22 points, Dakota Bollinger had 9 points, and Ross Stevens added 8 points.
The Calvary Christian Spartans defeated Grand Lake Christian Academy 43-26.
Parker Grothaus recorded 13 points and 10 rebounds and Josh Kilgore and Tyler Reinhard each added 12 points.
The Spartans improve to 5-1 on the season.
The Benjamin Logan 7th grade boys lost to Graham.
Jake Henman totaled 11 points and Presten Cozad added 6 points.
The Benjamin Logan 7th grade girls handled Graham 45-23 to move to 10-0.
Nikki Current had 30 points and 14 steals in three quarters of action.
Kinzie Jones scored 6 points, Savannah Smucker tossed in 3 points, and Mackenzie McManus and Jazi McKeen each added 2 points.
The Benjamin Logan 8th grade girls beat Graham 27-21.
Darian Rockhold led the way with 13 points, Addie Rodenberger recorded 6 points and 9 rebounds, Coreen Crosby tallied 6 points and 4 steals, and Kierstyn Terry added 2 points and 4 steals.
The Raiders are 9-1. Both Benjamin Logan teams will visit Indian Valley on Monday.
Kayla Tullis led the Falcons with 8 points.
The Indian Lake 8th grade girls beat Northridge 48-30.
Sammi Miller recorded 15 points and 4 steals, Morgan Evilsizor tallied 12 points and 10 rebounds, Brooke Lewis contributed 7 points and 7 rebounds, Olivia Amspaugh scored 6 points, Kennedy Wallbrown totaled 4 points and 4 steals, and Katelyn Hogan and Hannah Avila each scored 2 points.
The 8th grade Lady Lakers improve to 6-6 on the season.
The Bellefontaine 8th grade girls lost to Urbana 39-18.
Kassidy Sullivan scored 7 points, Terra Knight recorded 6 points, and Amarii Vickers added 5 points.
The 8th grade Lady Chiefs will host Kenton Tuesday.