Plains girls run past Whitehall

By Chris Miles

January 21, 2014

Local gymnasiums were filled Friday night, Jan. 17 for some heated boys basketball games, that meant Saturday, Jan. 18, was ladies night with all five county girls teams in action.

Girls basketball

Grandview 49,

London 28

The Red Raiders (3-12, 1-7) were unable to keep up with the talented Bobcats as they fell 49-28 on Saturday, Jan. 18.

London failed to score a single point in the first quarter and fell behind 7-0. Even a nine-point second quarter couldn’t get the team any closer as they trailed 23-9 at the half.

Lindsay Freet scored a team-high eight points, Talia Frye finished with seven and Megan Cox added six in the loss.

Madison-Plains 61,

Whitehall 38

The Golden Eagles (7-7, 4-4) flexed their muscle in picking up a home MSL Ohio victory on Saturday, Jan. 18 over the Rams (1-14, 0-8).

Sophomore Macy McCollister erupted with a 28-point offensive explosion, which included seven makes from beyond the three-point line. Teammates Kaylin Dill (12), Hayley Faulkner (nine) and Hailey Whitaker (seven) also had solid nights as the team moved back to the .500 mark overall and in league play.


Christian 58,

West Jefferson 41

The Roughriders (9-4, 6-2) missed out on a chance to move into sole possession of first place in the MSL Ohio as they fell at home to league-leading Worthington Christian on Saturday, Jan. 18.

The Warriors (13-1, 9-1) enacted some revenge as they avenged the lone blemish on their record, a 45-43 defeat at the hands of West Jeff back in mid December.

Claire Sterling led the way for West Jefferson with her 14-point effort. Madison Gately added 11, while Josie Hume added six in the loss.

Elgin 50,

Jonathan Alder 43

The Pioneers (7-9, 2-5) dropped a MOAC road game at Elgin (10-4, 5-4) on Saturday, Jan. 18.

Lily Hess scored a game-high 15 points in the loss, the only player to score double figures for Alder.

Melissa Noel (six), Ashley Day (five) and Alex Madry (four) were also among the 10 Alder players who scored.


Christian 64,


Science 35

The Flames (5-8) bounced back from a 37-34 defeat on Friday, Jan. 17, against Columbus School for Girls, with an easy triumph over Horizon Science on Saturday, Jan. 18 in a game played at The Wellington School.

Boys basketball


Christian 67,


Science 51

The Flames (7-5) put together a balanced scoring attack in defeating Horizon Science on Saturday, Jan. 18 in a game played at The Wellington School.

Zach Yoder (16), Mitch Yoder (14) Jesse Showalter (12) and Peter John Showalter (12) all scored in double figures, while Justin Scheffel just missed the mark with nine.

The Flames dropped a 62-50 decision on Friday, Jan. 17, against Bexley in a game also played at The Wellington School.

Mitchell Yoder scored 13, Scheffel added 11 and Jesse Showalter chipped in 10 and Peter John Showalter finished eight.