Underwood leads Hillclimbers to win over Ponitz

Staff report

DAYTON – Jace Underwood scored a team-high 24 points as Urbana held off Ponitz, 53-50, in non-league boys basketball on Tuesday.

“This is a good win because I think Ponitz is a quality opponent,” said UHS Coach Jeremy Dixon. “It was a tough environment to play in, and I was really proud of how our guys responded.”

For UHS (1-1), Riley Emmons and Levi Boettcher each had 9 points.

Ponitz won the jayvee game, 58-37.

Triad tops Graham

NORTH LEWISBURG – Triad beat Graham, 49-44, in non-league boys basketball on Tuesday.

For the Cardinals (2-1), Thomas O’Neal had 11 points and 14 rebounds and Hadley LeVan added 16 points.

Graham won both the freshman and jayvee games.

Graham stats were not reported by deadline.

WL-S wins

SPRINGFIELD – WL-S defeated Kenton Ridge, 72-69, in non-league boys basketball on Tuesday.

Cody King had 22 points for the Tigers (1-1).

WL-S also won the freshman and jayvee ganes.

M’burg girls fall

BOTKINS – Mechanicsburg fell to Botkins, 53-45, in non-league girls basketball on Tuesday.

The Indians trailed, 11-9, at the end of the first quarter and 21-13 at the half.

For Mechanicsburg, Elly Schipfer had 14 points and Mikayla Dodane added 9.

The Indians were out-rebounded, 47-33.

Botkins won the jayvee game, 31-23. Mackenzie Wilson had 12 points for Mechanicsburg.

UHS sweeps in bowling

Urbana defeated Indian Lake, 2,660-2,107, in CBC boys bowling.

For UHS (2-0), Luc Russell had a 240-211, Kyle Beavers a 205-213, Andru Troyer a 213-198, Brayden Fain a 180-165, Justin Brown a 159 and Caleb Peterson a 147.

The Urbana girls prevailed, 2,063-1,343.

For UHS (2-0), Sarrah Baldwin had a 214-179, Kayla Evans a 205-185, Olivia Krieger a 165 and Lily Cooksey a 159.

JH basketball

In 8th grade girls basketball, Catholic Central beat Mechanicsburg, 48-46. For the Indians, Kaylee Warfield had 17 points, Jennifer Wallace had13 and Grace Forrest added 12.

The Mechanicsburg 7th graders won, 28-11. For the Indians, Lani Wilhelm had 13 points and Day Rodgers had 7.

Staff report