The Bellefontaine varsity girls’ basketball team never trailed as they defeated Indian Lake 58-42 in coverage on 98.3 WPKO Wednesday.
Bellefontaine jumped out to a 13-8 lead after the first quarter. The Lakers would cut that lead to 13-12 starting the second frame on a 4-0. That was the closest the Lakers would get the rest of the game. Bellefontaine answered with a 9-0 run and Indian Lake never got as close as five points the rest of the game.
Steve Austin’s Auto Group Player of the Game honors went to Jazmyn Haley scoring 23 points (11 in the first half, 12 in the second) for Bellefontaine. Sajah Carter and Whitney Rader each contributed 8 for the Lady Chiefs.
For Indian Lake, Mikaela Oyer scored 19 and Sydney Miller added 9 points.
Listen to BHS third-year head coach Brian Hogan reflect on the win and the regular season.
Bellefontaine improves to 13-8 and Indian Lake falls to 10-11.
Both teams will meet again Wednesday at Tecumseh High School for the opening round in the Division II tournament. That game will air on 98.3 WPKO and tip at 6:00.
The Benjamin Logan varsity girls fell at Tecumseh 69-56.
For the Lady Raiders, Jessica Yoder scored 16 points, Taylor Quay tallied 11 points, Ciarra Wirick recorded 10 points, 6 steals, and 4 assists, and Emmalee Rumney added 8 points.
For the Arrows, senior Bianca Quisenberry poured in 36. Quisenberry has signed with the University of Cincinnati.
The Benjamin Logan JV girls beat Tecumseh 40-27.
Shelby Kramer scored 14.
Benjamin Logan (13-8) will host Indian Lake for Senior Night Saturday.
Tecumseh finished the regular season 21-1.
Mara Ledley hit a trey and Mollie Harshbarger nailed two critical free throws in overtime as Riverside closed out its regular season with a 42-41 win over host Northeastern Thursday.
The Pirates erased a nine-point deficit at the end of the third quarter, tying the game at 35 by the end of regulation on the strength of three Brooke Hickey field goals and a smothering defense that limited the Jets to four points in the quarter.
Sophomore Monica Hurley led the Pirates in scoring with a career-high 14 points. Amanda Raber had 14 points in the loss
The Riverside JV team also won Thursday, with Emily Teague netting nine points in the 24-15 win.
Riverside opens up tournament play on Sat. Feb. 16 against Ft. Loramie in Sidney.