By Josh Brown
TROY — Since the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division came into existence 11 years ago, the Troy girls bowling team has won at least a share of the championship 10 times.
Now that it’s called the American North Division? Same result.
And the Trojan girls’ departing senior class made it a perfect 4 for 4, winning its fourth straight title and sharing it with Butler for the second straight season after defeating Piqua 2,236-1,782 on Senior Night Tuesday at Troy Bowl. And the Troy boys completed the sweep on the day, topping the visiting Indians 2,226-2,035.
A’leigha Smith followed up her 300 game last week with another solid night, rolling 204-259—463. Senior Kirsten McMullen rolled 209-193—402, senior Jennica Funderburg rolled 169-160—329, Alyssa Shilt rolled 178-139-317-, Sierra Brown added a 168 game and Cassidy McMullen a 153.
Troy’s girls finished the regular season with a 15-2 overall record, 13-2 in GWOC American North play, tied with Butler atop the division. Piqua finished 6-12 overall, 5-10 in the division.
The Trojan boys, meanwhile, bounced back from a sub-.500 record last season by finishing 11-6 overall, 10-5 in the GWOC American North — third place behind 14-1 co-champions Sidney and Butler.
Senior A.J. Kendall led Troy with 220-193—413, Senior Landon Flory rolled 190-195—385, senior Hayden Jackson rolled 159-202—361, senior Jason Shiltz rolled 168-171—339 and Logan Jones rolled 146-160—306.
The Troy bowling teams will compete in the postseason GWOC Tournament Saturday at Poelking South.
* Girls Basketball
Tri-County North 40
PLEASANT HILL — Tatum McBride finished Tuesday night’s game a mere 10 points away from yet another milestone, leading the Newton girls basketball team to a 59-40 victory over Tri-County North in the Indians’ regular season finale.
McBride scored 23 points to lead all scorers, giving her 1,054 for her career — and leaving her 10 points away from becoming the Indians’ all-time leading scorer. Madison Mollette set the bar just last season.
Newton finished the year 15-7 overall and 7-5 in the Cross County Conference. The Indians will face the same Tri-County North team at 12:30 p.m. Saturday to kick off the Division IV sectional tournament at Brookville.
* Boys Basketball
WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union boys basketball team honored its seniors Tuesday on Senior Night, but a 25-9 second quarter led Arcanum past the Bulldogs 68-35 in non-league play, the team’s 12 straight loss.
William Morris led Milton-Union (2-18) off the bench with nine points and five steals, Daniel Albaugh added eight points, five rebounds and three steals, Blake Ullery had seven points and two blocked shots and Blake Smith had five points.
Milton-Union travels to Preble Shawnee Friday before finishing the regular season at Newton Saturday.
New Bremen 41
COVINGTON — After New Bremen fought back to tie the score at 39-39 with roughly three minutes to play Tuesday night, host Covington went on a 12-0 run to take back control and close out a 51-41 victory in non-league play.
Jayce Pond and Trevor Miller each scored 14 points to lead the Buccaneers (11-9), Kenny Atkinson added 11 points and Nathan Blei scored 10.
After back-t0-back wins, Covington will look to end the regular season on a three-game winning streak, taking on Mississinawa Valley Friday.
GREENVILLE — Piqua (7-14, 4-10 Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division) won its second straight and its third in its last four games, knocking off division runner-up Greenville 64-56 on the road Tuesday night.
Nate Monnin had 18 points and 12 rebounds, Ben Schmiesing added 13 points and 12 rebounds and Hayden Schrubb had 10 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Indians, who host rival Troy Friday.
Miss. Valley 47
SIDNEY — Lehman improved to 10-11 on Tuesday, holding off Mississinawa Valley 55-47 in non-league play.
Kam Lee scored 16 points to lead the Cavaliers, Preston Rodgers added 12 and Dylan Arnold scored 11.
Lehman finishes the regular season Friday against Fairlawn.
HOUSTON — Alex Swabb had 14 points ad five assists to lead Bradford Tuesday night, but the Railroaders fell 56-40 at Houston in non-league play.
Josh Phillips had eight points and 10 rebounds and Parker Smith added eight points for Bradford, which travels to National Trail Friday.
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