By Josh Brown
TROTWOOD — A week ago Wednesday, the Troy girls basketball team turned in an impressive performance against a quality Stebbins team, forcing overtime but eventually falling short.
Facing the fourth-ranked team in the state in Division II Wednesday night, the Trojans could not find as much success.
Greater Western Ohio Conference American South Division leader Trotwood (10-3, 6-1 GWOC American South) didn’t allow the Trojans to score more than eight points in any quarter and built a 27-14 lead by halftime, coasting to a 46-26 victory at Trotwood Wednesday.
Tia Bass came off the bench and led the Trojans (7-7, 2-6 GWOC American North Division) with seven points and seven rebounds, MaKenna Taylor added six points, two assists and two steals and Alyse Holter and Kiyha Adkins scored four points apiece. Troy’s leading scorer Alaura Holycross was held scoreless by the Ram defense but grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.
Taj Thompson scored a game-high 16 points for Trotwood and Kellah Flucas added 11.
Troy hosts West Carrollton Saturday afternoon.
RIVERSIDE — The Tippecanoe Red Devils put an end to Stebbins’ six-game winning streak Wednesday night, surviving a late rally by the Indians to hold on for a 56-52 victory in Greater Western Ohio Conference American League crossover play.
The Devils (12-2, 8-0 GWOC American North Division) built a 30-22 lead at the half and pulled ahead 49-32 heading into the final quarter, but the Indians (11-3, 5-2 GWOC American South Division) outscored them 22-7 in the final quarter, with Tippecanoe just holding on in the end.
Allison Mader led all scorers with 22 points for the Devils, Taylor Prall — the hero of Monday’s hard-fought win over Versailles in the final seconds — added 15 points, Cali Stewart added 11 and Brooke Aselage chipped in seven.
Tippecanoe travels to Sidney Saturday to begin its second run through GWOC American North play.
PIQUA — Four Northmont players were in double figures Wednesday night as the Thunderbolts (5-9) routed Piqua (2-11) 68-30.
Tylah Yeomans scored seven points off the bench to lead the Indians, with Lauren Williams adding six points and six rebounds and Lily Stewart chipping in six points.
Piqua travels to Fairborn Saturday.
Miami East 40,
SPRINGFIELD — Leading the match only 10-9 halfway through, the Miami East wrestling team pulled away with some big wins and a series of forfeits for a 40-21 victory at Northwestern Wednesday.
Colton Kowalak (170) won a 13-4 decision and Brenden Dalton (285) pinned his opponent in 33 seconds to give the Vikings that 10-9 lead, then Kaleb Nickels (113) and Micah Davis (120) picked up forfeits to extend the lead. Graham Shore (126) scored pin in 1:38, Alex Isbrandt (138) picked up a forfeit and Travis Ferguson (152) stuck a pin in 5:20 to round out the scoring for the Vikings.
“Not bad, with only 10 guys in the lineup,” Miami East coach Mark Rose said. “We caught a bit of the flu bug that’s going around.”
Miami East is off until Jan. 25 for the first round of the OHSAA State Duals Tournament.
TROY — The Tippecanoe boys and girls bowling teams split with Greenville in Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division play Wednesday at Troy Bowl, with the Devil boys winning 2,120-1,710 and the girls narrowly falling 1,554-1,539.
James Ridgeway had a 269 game and 493 series to lead the Tippecanoe boys (6-5, 5-3 GWOC American North), with Nick Lanham adding a 224 game and a 372 series. For the Devil girls (2-9, 2-6 GWOC American North), Ashlyn Herzog had a 176 game and 312 series and Jessica Goodson had a 152 game and 283 series.
Tippecanoe will face Troy Tuesday.
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