By Josh Brown
WEST MILTON — Last season, Preble Shawnee swept the season series against Milton-Union.
Two years ago, the Arrows did the same thing, as well as ousting the Bulldogs from the postseason.
This season, though, belongs to Milton-Union.
The Bulldogs (11-3, 5-1 Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division) finished off the season sweep of Preble Shawnee Thursday night, putting away a 45-31 victory for their seventh straight win.
Liz Renner had 13 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots, Taylor Jacobs had 10 points, 13 rebounds, six steals and three blocked shots, Michaela Fullmer had seven points, four rebounds and four assists, Madeline Brown and Beyonce Bobbitt each scored five points and Jordan Pricer had four points, three rebounds and five assists.
Milton-Union travels to Waynesville Saturday for a showdown against the division leader.
ME 70, Ansonia 47
CASSTOWN — Miami East (8-5, 5-1 Cross County Conference) returned to league play Thursday night with a convincing 70-47 victory over Ansonia.
Haley Howard had 26 points and 13 rebounds to lead the way, Megan Thompson added 13 points and three assists, Morgan Haney had 12 points and five assists and Amber Kinnison had seven points and four rebounds.
The Vikings get their shot at CCC leader Tri-Village on the road Saturday.
Covington 49, Bethel 33
COVINGTON — Covington took a 10-point lead at the half despite struggling from the field Thursday against Bethel, defeating the Bees 49-33 in Cross County Conference play.
Sammie Whiteman led the Buccaneers (10-4, 7-1) with 14 points, Brooke Gostomsky added 11 and Jessie Crowell scored eight. Kristin Bowman and Kayla Grable each had six points to lead the Bees (5-8, 3-4).
Newton 63, TCN 23
LEWISBURG — Newton’s Maddie Mollette scored enough by herself to defeat Tri-County North Thursday night, pouring in 27 points to lead the Indians to a 63-23 Cross County Conference victory.
Tatum McBride and Brittany Oburn each added eight points and Macy Flanary and Mallory Dunlevy scored six apiece for the Indians (8-4, 4-2 CCC), who host Bradford Saturday.
TC 47, MC 27
MIDDLETOWN — Troy Christian (7-3, 3-3) won its third straight Metro Buckeye Conference game Thursday night, routing Middletown Christian (9-3, 2-3) on the road.
The Eagles travel to Riverside Saturday.
TROTWOOD — The Troy girls bowling team improved to 10-0, 2-0 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference, and the boys improved to 4-6, 2-0 after Trotwood forfeited the scheduled match on Thursday.
Troy hosts Butler Tuesday at Troy Bowl.
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