By Josh Brown
VANDALIA — The Troy girls bowling team got its chance for payback after a loss to Butler earlier this season.
The Trojans missed that chance, though.
The Aviator girls pulled into a first-place tie for the Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division lead Monday, completing the regular season sweep with a 2,334-2,260 victory over the Trojans, and the Butler boys completed the sweep by defeating Troy’s boys 2,347-2,182.
Troy’s girls fell to 13-2 overall and 11-2 in the GWOC American North, with Butler 12-2 overall and 11-2 in the division. A’leigha Smith led Troy on Monday with 219-223—441, Jenna Stone rolled 201-225—426, Kirsten McMullen rolled 174-207—381, Cassidy McMullen rolled 166-163—329, Alyssa Shilt added a 168 game and Jennica Funderburg a 167.
Jason Shiltz led Troy’s boys (9-6, 8-5 GWOC American North) by rolling 232-181—413, Hayden Jackson rolled 182-216—398, A.J. Kendall rolled 151-142—293, Preston Jackson rolled a 233 game, Logan Jones added a 164, Carson Rogers a 158 and Landon Flory a 150.
Troy still had two regular season matches remaining — against Tippecanoe Friday and on Feb. 14 against Piqua, both at Troy Bowl — and can clinch a share of the regular season division title with wins in both.
* Girls Basketball
Franklin Monroe 39
WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union girls basketball team ran its recent winning streak to six games Monday night, holding off Franklin Monroe 46-39 in non-league play at home to win for the 10th time in its last 11 games.
Three Bulldogs (16-5) were in double figures on the night, led by Taylor Jacobs with 14 points, five rebounds, fives steals and two blocked shots. Kristen Dickison added 12 points, four rebounds, five assists and five steals, Maddie Brown added 12 points and Bri Stone scored six.
Milton-Union led 15-6 after the first quarter, but the Jets (12-9) rallied to take a 23-22 halftime lead. The Bulldogs reclaimed the lead in the third and led 34-30 going into the final quarter and closed out the game from there.
Milton-Union hosts Preble Shawnee Thursday to close out the regular season, needing a loss by Waynesville that same night at Dixie to earn a share of the Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division title. Waynesville currently holds a one-game lead over the Bulldogs in the division race.
National Trail 33
NEW PARIS — Newton was able to hold off a furious second-half rally by Cross County Conference foe National Trail Monday night on the road, closing the game out on a 20-4 run to seal a 49-33 victory and improve to 13-6 on the season.
Elizabeth Carroll led the Indians with 16 points and Tatum McBride added 13 as Newton built an impressive 22-7 halftime lead. The Blazers (10-11) cut that advantage to only 27-22 after three quarters, though, and even tied the score at 29-29 early in the fourth before the Indians took control for good.
Newton returns home Thursday to host Franklin Monroe.
Other scores: Troy Christian (15-5, 6-3 Metro Buckeye Conference) 48, Middletown Christian 34. Bethel 41, Brookville 27.
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