By Josh Brown
UNION CITY — Each new game brings a new accomplishment for Newton’s Maddie Mollette.
Last week, Mollette became the Newton girls basketball program’s all-time leading scorer, and Thursday night she became its first-ever 1,000-point scorer, leading the Indians with a 23-point effort in a 61-29 victory at Mississinawa Valley in Cross County Conference play.
Mollette hit a 3-pointer to put her over the mark, giving her 1,001 for her career. The team’s lone senior will be honored in Saturday’s regular season finale when the Indians (14-7, 9-4 CCC) host Graham.
Elizabeth Carroll added nine points, Macy Flanary scored eight and Tatum McBride and Aliya Stine both chipped in six as the Indians built a 13-point lead after the first quarter then outscored the Blackhawks (4-18, 3-10 CCC) 23-0 in the second quarter to put the game firmly out of reach.
Miami East 80,
TC North 23
LEWISBURG — Four Vikings were in double figures Thursday night, two posted double-doubles and Miami East (13-8, 10-2 Cross County Conference) held Tri-County North to only four first-half points in an 80-23 victory.
Morgan Haney led the way with 22 points and eight assists, Haley Howard had 16 points and 17 rebounds, Megan Thompson added 13 points and Kyndall Hellyer had 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Vikings led the Panthers (1-20, 0-10 CCC) 29-2 after the first quarter and never looked back.
Miami East hosts Northwestern Saturday.
Troy Christian 45,
Yellow Springs 39
YELLOW SPRINGS — Hailey Peters had a double-double Thursday night as Troy Christian (14-6, 5-5 Metro Buckeye Conference) controlled the interior all night long, using that advantage inside to hold on for a 45-39 victory at Yellow Springs (1-20, 0-10 MBC).
Peters led the way with 23 points and 14 rebounds, Kathryn Lee added 11 points and eight rebounds and Lauryn Lavy had six points and 11 rebounds as the Eagles took a 16-7 lead after the first quarter and steadily held on from there.
“We really rebounded the ball well tonight,” Troy Christian coach Dick Steineman said. “We dominated in the paint area, and that was the difference in the ballgame. We did a good job of containing their best player with a box-and-one defense, and Megan Haddad and Lauryn Lavy worked their tails off defensively.”
Troy Christian takes on Lehman, which the Eagles would play in the second round of the sectional tournament should they win their opener, Monday.
BRANDT — Bethel built a 13-7 halftime lead Thursday against visiting Arcanum (13-9, 9-3 Cross County Conference), but the Bees (10-11, 6-5 CCC) were shut out in the third quarter and only scored five second-half points in a 34-18 loss.
Kayla Grable scored eight points and Alaina Hawthorn added six to lead the Bees, who host Brookville Saturday in the regular season finale.
BRADFORD — Mandi Bates had 17 points and Mackenzie Weldy added 10 Thursday night for Bradford, but the Railroaders (8-13, 6-7 Cross County Conference) couldn’t slow down Ansonia (12-9, 8-5 CCC) in a 49-33 loss.
Other scores: Covington (14-7, 10-3 CCC) 60, Twin Valley South 26. Lehman (10-10) 56, Ridgemont 23.
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