BRADFORD — Bradford’s girls basketball team continues to set the bar higher.
After breaking the school record for wins in a season earlier this week, the Railroaders (16-4, 8-1 Cross County Conference) posted yet another one by knocking off the Bethel Bees 46-27 Thursday night.
Bree Bates led all scorers with 18 points for Bradford, while Brooke Dunlevy added 11 and nine rebounds.
Emily Mongaraz led Bethel (1-19, 0-11 CCC) with six points and Paige Chaney scored five.
Both teams are back in action on Saturday, with Bethel hosting Brookville and Bradford traveling to Lehman.
Miami East 59,
ST. PARIS — After its original opponent Wayne canceled Thursday night’s game so it could make up a league contest that had been snowed out Wednesday night, Miami East picked up a game against Graham for Thursday — and promptly routed the Falcons 59-25 to improve to 18-1 on the season.
Ashley Current scored 16 points and Trina Current and Emily Kindell each added 14 as the Vikings pulled out to a 17-5 lead after one quarter — and turned that into a 37-7 edge at the half.
Miami East will use its first-round bye in the Division III sectional tournament to make up its final two regular season games. The Vikings travel to Urbana Tuesday for another makeup game and host Twin Valley South on Feb. 13 before their tournament game on Feb. 17.
MV 52, TC 32
DAYTON — The Troy Christian Eagles, fresh off of a payback victory over Middletown Christian on Monday, couldn’t avenge their other Metro Buckeye Conference loss on Thursday night, falling behind early in a 52-32 loss at Miami Valley
League champion Miami Valley (19-2, 12-0 MBC) took an 18-3 lead after the first quarter, and Troy Christian (15-4, 7-3 MBC) could not recover.
Morgan Haddad and Jordanne Varvel each scored seven points to lead the Eagles and Lydia Demmit added six.
Troy Christian still has a regular season game remaining on Feb. 14 at Xenia Christian. The Eagles then face Jackson Center Feb. 15 in the first round of the Division IV Sidney sectional tournament.
URBANA — Tippecanoe’s boys bowled well, but Urbana’s posted an even better score Thursday in a 2,892-2,548 Red Devil loss, while the girls bowled just as well but fell victim to a Hillclimber team that rolled its school record.
Two Tippecanoe boys cracked the 400 mark. Ryan Rittenhouse rolled 211-267—478 and Josh Bellas rolled 248-209—457 to lead the way, Charles Jaynes rolled 177-176—353, Jordan Vollmer rolled 184-160—344 and David Korleski added a 181.
Sarah Marshall led the girls with 177-170—347, Jasmine Fletcher rolled 158-144—302, Sarah Rhoades rolled 163-105—268, Mary Kate Lee added a 150, Catherine Timmons added a 136 and Jenny Korleski added a 123.
“Tonight was a great night for the boys and girls bowling teams. Even though we came out on the losing end, you just have to tip your cap to a very good Urbana team,” Tippecanoe coach Clay Lavercombe said. “Their girls shot their school record, and their boys shot a very good score. But our teams were no slouches, either. Neither team has anything to hang their head about.”
Tippecanoe competes at the Central Buckeye Conference tournament today.