By Josh Brown
VANDALIA — Butler’s girls bowling team posted its best score of the season Tuesday afternoon, putting the Troy girls in a precarious position heading into the season’s final week after a 2,367-2,284 loss to the Aviators on the road. Butler completed the sweep on the day by defeating Troy’s boys 2,335-2,107.
The loss made Troy’s girls 14-2 on the season and 6-2 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division — the same number of losses as both Butler and Piqua. The Trojans now need to win the rest of their division games, against Sidney Thursday and Piqua next week, to ensure a share of the title, while any more losses would put them at risk of missing out entirely.
Jenna Stone led Troy’s girls with 214-246—460, A’leigha Smith rolled 247-153—400, Rachel Darrow rolled 152-224—376, Jennica Funderburg rolled 181-143—324, Cassidy McMullen added a 211 and Kirsten McMullen a 140.
Aaron Stone led the Trojan boys (7-9, 5-3 GWOC North) with 253-222—475, Jason Shiltz rolled 198-159—357, Landon Flory rolled 176-178—354, A.J. Kendall rolled 127-164—291, Logan Jones rolled a 158 and Hayden Jackson added a 147.
* Boys Basketball
Tipp 39, Urbana 26
URBANA — Tippecanoe’s boys basketball team scored 20 unanswered points between the third and fourth quarters, finishing strong to capture a 39-26 victory on the road Tuesday.
Zach Bonifas had 15 points and four steals off the bench to lead the Red Devils (11-7), Carter Mann had six points and 14 rebounds and Jakob Prall, Adam Grieshop and Zach Wildermuth each had four points.
Tippecanoe travels to Bellefontaine Friday.
Trotwood 83, Troy 58
TROTWOOD — Troy fell behind 20-7 after the first quarter and never recovered Tuesday, falling at Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division-leading Trotwood (16-2, 7-0) 83-58.
Romello Yaqub led the Trojans (5-13, 1-6 GWOC North) with 19 points, Reisinger added 11, Zach Reichelderfer had eight and Ryan McClurg scored seven.
Troy travels to Butler Friday before hosting Tippecanoe at Hobart Arena Saturday.
Oakwood 55, M-U 29
WEST MILTON — Milton-Union led by a point after a quarter Tuesday against Oakwood, but the Lumberjacks (13-5) outscored the Bulldogs 32-8 to pull away and hand Milton-Union a 55-29 loss.
“We played well in the first quarter obviously,” Milton-Union coach Rusty Berner said. “But they started to do a better job defensively, and we didn’t respond well. We need to keep working hard every day to get better.”
Eric Swartz led Milton-Union (1-15) with 10 points, Blake Smith added eight and Tommy Smith scored six.
Milton-Union hosts Dixie Friday.
Other scores: Franklin Monroe 73, Newton 55. Sidney 78, Piqua 63.
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