By Josh Brown
Troy Daily News
BROOKVILLE — The Troy Christian girls basketball team struggled the first time it played Franklin Monroe.
Wednesday night’s postseason matchup didn’t go much better.
The Eagles, seeded fourth in the Division IV sectional tournament, hung with the third-seeded Jets for a half Wednesday night at Brookville High School, but Franklin Monroe pulled away in the second half to claim a 43-28 victory and advance to next week’s sectional title game.
Troy Christian — which lost to the Jets 43-19 back on Jan. 26, a game in which no Eagle player scored more than four points — kept the score close at the break, trailing only by seven at 22-15. But Franklin Monroe stayed consistent in the second half and put the game away.
Sarah Earhart had 12 points to lead Troy Christian, which finished the season 17-7.
The Jets (18-6) will face No. 2 Covington in the sectional championship game Feb. 27 at Brookville.
Other scores: Division IV — No. 2 Covington 77, No. 14 Jefferson 8. No. 3 Russia 47, No. 6 Lehman 38.
KETTERING — Wednesday’s sudden early-morning winter weather and slick road conditions caused the Division I girls sectional bowling tournament at Poelking Woodman Lanes, where Troy and Piqua were set to compete, to be postponed.
The tournament will now be held on Friday at Woodman Lanes.
Josh Brown is the Sports Editor of the Troy Daily News. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow @TroyDailySports on Twitter.