By Josh Brown
TROY — The Troy girls bowling team posted its lowest score of the year Thursday.
It was still good enough to preserve the Trojans’ undefeated record — by the slimmest of margins — though, as the girls held on to defeat Fairborn by one pin 2,126-2,125 to improve to 6-0 Thursday at Troy Bowl. The Troy boys, meanwhile, fell to 1-5 with a 2,250-2,220 loss to the Skyhawks.
Jenna Stone was the only Troy girl to top the 400 mark on the day, rolling 195-206—401. Rachel Darrow rolled 201-189—390, A’leigha Smith rolled 182-188—370, Kirsten McMullen rolled 177-168—345, Jennica Funderburg added a 140 game and Cassidy McMullen rolled a 139.
The Trojan girls previous low total on the year was 2,134 in a victory over Fairmont.
Hayden Jackson led the boys, rolling 213-223—436, Aaron Stone rolled 211-191—402, A.J. Kendall rolled 203-168—371, Jason Shiltz rolled 201-155—356 and Landon Flory rolled 150-168—318.
Troy will compete in the preseason Greater Western Ohio Conference tournament Saturday at Poelking South.
URBANA — Both Tippecanoe bowling teams rolled their best scores of the season Thursday afternoon, but the Urbana Hillclimbers swept the Red Devils, with the boys falling 2,892-2,696 and the girls falling 2,272-1,746.
Wyatt Wilson led the boys (2-3, 1-2 Central Buckeye Conference) with the high game of 236 and high series of 451, while Charles Jaynes rolled 224-212—436.
The Devil girls were led by Reeghan Brown, who rolled the high game of 175 and high series of 327, with Mary Kate Lee adding 157-147—304.
Tippecanoe travels to Ben Logan Tuesday.
* Girls Basketball
Covington 60, FM 34
PITSBURG — Covington’s Jessie Crowell scored her 1,000th career point Thursday night on the road, leading the Buccaneer girls basketball team to a convincing 60-34 victory over Franklin Monroe.
Crowell scored 17 to lead the Buccs (5-2, 3-1 Cross County Conference) in the game and Sammi Whiteman and Brooke Gostomsky each scored 11 as Covington built a 35-14 lead by halftime and coasted from there.
Covington hosts Mississinawa Valley Saturday.
ME 62, Bradford 33
BRADFORD — Already holding a 10-point halftime lead, Miami East outscored Bradford 16-3 in the third quarter, putting away a 62-33 Cross County Conference victory Thursday night at Bradford.
Haley Howard led the Vikings (4-2, 3-1 CCC) with 16 points, while Morgan Haney and Bailey Miller each scored 13 as nine different Miami East players scored on the night.
Mandi Bates scored 17 points to lead all scorers for the Railroaders (2-5, 1-4 CCC).
Both teams are in action Saturday, with Miami East hosting defending Division III state champion Versailles and Bradford traveling to Xenia Christian.
Bethel 53, MV 35
BRANDT — Three Bees were in double figures and the Bethel defense held Mississinawa Valley to eight first-half points Thursday in a 53-35 Cross County Conference victory over the Blackhawks at home.
Becky Schwieterman led the Bees (4-1, 3-0 CCC) with 16 points, Alaina Hawthorn added 14, Kayla Grable scored 10 and Morgan Crase chipped in eight as Bethel led 32-8 at half and never looked back.
Bethel travels to Newton Saturday.
Newton 62, Ansonia 47
ANSONIA — Tatum McBride and Maddie Mollette each scored 16 points, leading the Newton Indians to a 62-47 victory at Ansonia in Cross County Conference play Thursday.
Aliya Stine added 12 points and Elizabeth Carroll scored seven, but the Tigers (4-3, 2-1 CCC) kept the game tied 19-19 after one quarter. The Indians (5-1, 3-1 CCC) took a 35-29 lead at the half and outscored Ansonia 16-5 in the third to put the game away.
Newton hosts Bethel Saturday.
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