Urbana boys fall to Alter


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Urbana’s Riley Emmons (left) holds off a Kettering Alter defender at mid-court during Tuesday night’s game at UHS.

Urbana’s Riley Emmons (left) holds off a Kettering Alter defender at mid-court during Tuesday night’s game at UHS.


Brenda Burns | Urbana Daily Citizen

Visiting Alter defeated Urbana, 51-40, in non-league boys basketball on Tuesday.

“We didn’t play poorly, but we just didn’t take care of the basketball,” said Urbana Coach Jeremy Dixon. “If we can improve on that, we’ll be a very good basketball team.”

For the Hillclimbers (3-3), Kalen Howell had 15 points and Levi Boettcher added 14.

Alter won the jayvee game. Isaiah Fonseca had 16 points and Grant Hower added 11 for UHS.

The Hillclimbers play at Shawnee Friday night in CBC/KTD action.

WL-S beats IL

WEST LIBERTY – WL-S held off Indian Lake, 40-36, Tuesday night in non-league boys basketball.

The Lakers led, 10-9, at the end of the first quarter but trailed, 27-20, after three periods.

For the Tigers (3-3), Tyler Louden and Kannon Stillings each scored 12 points.

WL-S won the jayvee game, 35-34. Jack Eggleston had 12 points for the Tigers.

WL-S prevailed in the 9th grade game, 48-23. Trevor Woodruff and Eli McGill each had 10 points for the Tigers.

M’burg falls to BL

BELLEFONTAINE – Ben Logan beat Mechanicsburg, 46-32, in non-league boys basketball on Tuesday.

The score was tied, 12-12, at the end of the first quarter, but the Raiders surged to a 28-18 lead at the half.

For the Indians (0-5), Chris Taylor had a game-high 11 points and 7 rebounds and Logan Hurst added 8 points.

Mechanicsburg was out-rebounded by the Raiders (3-4), 27-20.

Ben Logan won the jayvee game, 52-15.

Triad girls win

NORTH LEWISBURG – Triad got back on the winning track Tuesday night with a 63-41 win over Springfield Catholic Central in an Ohio Heritage Conference girls basketball game rescheduled from last Saturday due to inclement weather.

The Cardinals took a 15-1 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back.

“Alea Ferguson had probably the best overall floor game we’ve had this year,” said Triad Coach Jeff Merklin. “In addition to scoring, she distributed the ball very well on offense and kept us under control the whole night.”

Ferguson tallied 21 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 6 steals. The Cardinals also showed a balanced attack, as juniors Tori Thomas and Audrey Lightle netted 12 and 9 points, respectively, and sophomores Kristin Bailey and Makenzie Cauley added 8 each.

The Cardinals (3-6, 2-2) host Mechanicsburg Thursday night.

Urbana’s Riley Emmons (left) holds off a Kettering Alter defender at mid-court during Tuesday night’s game at UHS.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2016/12/web1_urbana_alter-1.jpgUrbana’s Riley Emmons (left) holds off a Kettering Alter defender at mid-court during Tuesday night’s game at UHS. Brenda Burns | Urbana Daily Citizen

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