By Josh Brown
TROY — The highest individual series on the day. A near miss on a 300 game.
It’s safe to say Troy’s girls bowling team is back.
After Tuesday’s disappointing loss at Piqua — the team’s first defeat of the season — the Trojan girls dominated Greenville Thursday at Troy Bowl 2,245-1,711. Not to be outdone, the Troy boys posted one of their better scores of the season, completing the sweep of the Green Wave with a 2,223-1,892.
Rachel Darrow led all bowlers on the day, rolling 199-243 for a 442 series for the Troy girls (12-1, 4-1 Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division). And Jenna Stone, who only bowled one game, made it count, narrowly missing a perfect score and rolling a 288.
Kirsten McMullen rolled 216-173—389, A’leigha Smith rolled 191-176—367, Alyssa Shilt rolled 137-143—280 and Jennica Funderburg added a 143.
Hayden Jackson led the Trojan boys (5-8, 3-2 GWOC North) by rolling 232-202 for a 434 series. Aaron Stone added 182-238—420, A.J. Kendall rolled 172-192—364, Landon Flory rolled 178-172—350, Jason Shiltz added a 166 and Logan Jones added a 148.
Troy hosted Trotwood Friday in a makeup game that was not complete at time of press. The Trojans bowl at the Jaguar Baker Marathon Saturday at Columbus Bowl.
* Girls Basketball
TC 61, DC 58 OT
DAYTON — Back on Dec. 7, Dayton Christian knocked off Troy Christian in Troy by 12 points.
Thursday night, the Eagles got payback.
Kathryn Lee and Hailey Peters dominated inside, Meredith Haddad did a bit of everything and Kaitlin Echols came off the bench to make some key contributions in overtime as Troy Christian (11-3, 4-3 Metro Buckeye Conference) won a hard-fought game on the road, 61-58 at Dayton Christian.
“They beat us 41-29 on Dec. 7, plus they are our arch rivals,” Troy Christian coach Dick Steineman said. “The kids were ready to play tonight. We led 28-16 at the half, but Dayton Christian played its way back into the game and tied it up to end regulation — but the kids really kept their composure and outscored them 11-8 in overtime to win by three.”
Lee finished with a game-high 21 points, 10 rebounds and four assists and Haddad had 11 points, four assists and four rebounds. Peters added eight points and 10 rebounds, Lauryn Lavy scored eight points and Echols had five points — all in overtime. Kenley Blake and Megan Haddad both chipped in four points.
“Good teams find ways to win close games like tonight’s game,” Steineman said. “I was really proud of the kids tonight.”
Troy Christian travels to Northridge Saturday.
Bethel 44, NT 42
NEW PARIS — Bethel trailed National Trail all game Thursday night — until the end, that is, when the Bees outscored the Blazers 16-9 in the fourth quarter to rally for a 44-42 road victory in Cross County Conference play.
Becky Schwieterman had 12 points and Alaina Hawthorn had 11 to lead Bethel’s (7-10, 4-4 CCC) comeback. Kayla Grable added seven and Delaney Hardert scored six as the Bees trailed 9-5 after the first quarter, 21-16 at halftime and 33-28 heading into the decisive fourth quarter.
Bethel hosts Tri-County North Saturday.
Bradford 52, MV 31
BRADFORD — Bradford didn’t allow a first-half field goal Thursday night against Mississinawa Valley, and three Railroaders were in double figures offensively in a 52-31 victory in Cross County Conference action.
Kenzie Weldy led Bradford (6-11, 5-5 CCC) with 14 points, Chelsea Gill followed with 13 and Mandi Bates added 12.
Bradford hosts Newton Saturday.
Arcanum 49, Newton 43
ARCANUM — Newton started strong Thursday night, but Arcanum (11-7, 7-2 Cross County Conference) battled back and held off the Indians 49-43 at Arcanum.
Tatum McBride led Newton (11-6, 6-3 CCC) with 18 points, Maddie Mollette scored 11 and Kaylee Kesler added six.
Newton travels to Bradford Saturday.
Other scores: Upper Scioto Valley 55, Lehman 45.
Tipp 48, NW 27
TIPP CITY — The Tippecanoe wrestling team dominated its dual against Northwestern on Senior Night Thursday, with all three seniors winning in a 48-27 victory.
Seniors John Erhard, Jack Peura and Logan Ferrell all won their matches, and Lewis Abrams added a victory, as well.
Tippecanoe will compete in the OHSAA State Duals Team Tournament Wednesday.
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