By Josh Brown
SPRINGBORO — Four seems to be a significant number for the Troy girls basketball team — the stopping point for streaks, one way or the other.
Heading into the postseason, the Trojans hope that trend holds up.
Troy finished the regular season on a four-game losing streak Wednesday night with a 73-24 loss at Springboro, the Trojans’ second four-game losing streak of the season. It comes on the heels of a four-game winning streak, though — and now Troy will enter the Division I sectional tournament looking to end a four-game postseason winning streak.
Springboro — which finished the regular season 19-3 and is the No. 3 seed in the upcoming tournament — held Troy (9-13) scoreless in the first quarter, taking a 14-0 lead and building a 31-8 halftime advantage. The Panther defense never let up, forcing 16 steals in the game.
Kelly Wurth led Springboro with 17 points and seven steals, while Kasey Hughes and Jordan Diehl both added 13 points.
Sierra Besecker led Troy with nine points, while Kiyha Adkins and Jenna Kaup each added six points. Besecker and Kaup both hit two 3s, but the Trojans were held to only nine field goals in the game.
Troy, the No. 13 seed in the sectional tournament, has a first-round bye — and its second-round game has already has already been moved. The Trojans will now play at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Wayne High School against the winner between No. 4 seed Beavercreek and No. 17 Fairborn on Saturday. The Trojans have lost their first tournament game four years in a row — the last time Troy won a postseason game was a 48-45 win over Trotwood in the 2010-11 season.
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