Gerald P Morel Lady Broncos capture softball program’s 5th straight SBAAC American Division title Warriors on top in SHAC Division I standings Lady Broncos take first in Western Brown Track Invite Rockets leading way in SHAC Div. II James E Newman Paul E Funk Alan Hanselman Robert V Nash III Frances L Poole Minnie E Fisher Donovan M Pope Irvin E Stiens Myrtle L Lane Ralph L Davidson August J Pace Carl R Brown Phyllis J Beard Lady G-Men complete sweep of Tigers in SBAAC Nat’l Division G-Men pluck Cardinals, 6-4 Warriors climb to 4-1 in SHAC with victory over North Adams Broncos rally in 7th for 5-4 win over Batavia Blue Jays still in search of first win Three million dollar jail expansion planned Higginsport enforcing speed with camera Unemployment rate falls in county, southern Ohio Varnau not restricted from talking online about Goldson case Rockets fall to 4-1 in SHAC with loss to North Adams Bronco tennis team tops Bethel-Tate, 5-0 Lady G-Men rise to 7-4 with win at Goshen Lady Broncos’ big bats hammer out 11-0 win over Batavia G-Men showing improvement Keith Shouse Diane L Steele August Hensley Louise R Murrell Fire strikes Mt. Orab Bible Baptist Church Grant Days 2017 attractions Man accused of sex crime, giving pot to kids Ten indicted by Brown County Grand Jury 5th Annual Rick Eagan Memorial 5K Run/Walk coming up in May Birds of Prey Three sentenced in common pleas court John H Young II Sally A Gibson Barbara Burris Mary Ann Napier Martha L Newland Marlene Thompson Patricia A Firrell Kellie J Berry Mt. Orab, Hamersville students take part in ‘Hoops for Heart’ Eastern players take part in District 14 All-Star Games DeWine meets with local officials Eastern Superintendent praises students accomplishments during board meeting Local author’s story appears in new book Four sentenced in common pleas court Three to run for Municipal Judge Grant Days 2017 coming in April Lincoln’s Generals at Grant Days Brenda R Harris Mock crash staged at Georgetown High School Georgetown to hire eighth full time police officer Reception honoring Becky Cropper April 2 PRC to host annual community supper Rockets blast past the Blue Jays Georgetown hosts ‘season opener’ track and field invite Lady Rockets cruise to 10-0 win over Ripley Lady Warriors, Lady G-Men split games in season opener double-header Bobby A Reed Harold L Barger Ralph M Gaither Stranded students rescued by Brown County cooperation 4-H Teen Ambassador Dunning attends SHOT Show Veterans Service Commission invites veterans to seek help with benefits Unemployment rate rises in Brown County Pick a Lollipop, help a dog A season to remember G-Men hit the field for first baseball scrimmage Eastern’s Rigdon, Purdy earn AP SE District Div. III honors New blocking, kicking rules address risk minimization in high school football Judy A Schneider James M Darnell Lawanda R Truesdell Paul E Grisham Arrelous R Rowland Dennis E Stivers David M Daniels Fayetteville man is charged with child porn April 1st Grand Opening for Jacob’s Ladder Resale Boutique in Georgetown Talent Show auditions at Gaslight Theatre Nine indicted by county grand jury Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall visit coming next May to BC Fairgrounds In it to win it! Bronco wrestlers end season on successful note Eastern’s Hopkins finishes 5th in long jump at OATCCC State Indoor Track and Field Meet SBAAC awards academic all-stars, winning teams Marvin D Atkin Beverly S Flatt Jessie M Sanders

Day’s big day pushes Lady Warriors past Bethel

BETHEL — Eastern sophomore Allison Day scored a game-high 16 points for the Lady Warriors, leading her squad to a 43-28 blowout victory over Bethel-Tate Saturday afternoon.

Day scored six of her 16 points in the first quarter, helping her team build an 8-2 lead. However, the Lady Tigers roared back, scoring the final five points of the frame to cut the lead to 8-7.

In the second quarter, the teams continued their back-and forth battle. After Allison Parks drove to the basket for two points that gave her team the lead, Taylor Stamper responded by draining a pair of free-throws to put the Lady Warriors back on top. The squads traded the lead back and forth four more times before halftime, with Eastern leading 16-15 at the break.

Then things began to fall apart for the Lady Tigers. Still without star Julia Jenike due to an ankle injury, the team’s lack of depth began to show in the third quarter. Eastern scored 15 points in the quarter while the Tigers mustered just eight, giving the Lady Warriors a 31-23 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

The final eight minutes were more of the same. Bethel couldn’t put the ball in the basket and Eastern continued to push the tempo, out-scoring the Lady Tigers 12-4 en route to the team’s 12th win of the season. The loss drops the Tigers to 9-6 entering their matchup with the Georgetown Lady G-Men Thursday, Jan. 21, a game in which Jenike is expected to make her return.

Eastern head coach Kevin Pickerill said pushing the tempo was all a part of his team’s plan, as he knew the Lady Tigers lacked depth without Jenike.

“We knew we’d wear them down a bit because they’re not real deep,” Pickerill said.”We only went eight deep today with [Morgan] Reynolds out with a concussion. We wanted to attack their press with long passes down the side. When you shoot 75 percent in the second half, you’re going to win a lot of ballgames.”

Day’s 16 points led all scorers. Mikayla Farris added 12, but no other Lady Warrior scored more than four points. Allison Parks led Bethel with 11, nine of which came on three three-point baskets. Pickerill said Day’s finally figuring out how to play with the padding on her injured hand.

“We’ve had some heart-to-heart talks over the last week both as a group and to her as an individual about what we need her to do as a sophomore,” Pickerill said. “She should be progressing, and I think the last two games out she’s been able to do that.”

The Lady Warriors return home for a non-conference bout against Paint Valley and Lexi Woods Monday, Jan. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Woods leads the Chillicothe area in scoring at 20.6 points per game, nearly half of her squad’s average of 46.7 points per game. Pickerill said he knows the team will have a bit of a battle on their hands, especially given their rigorous schedule of late.

“They’re going to play a lot of zone and half-court man,” Pickerill said. “We’ve been playing a little bit of an NBA schedule here the last few days, we’ve had six games in the last 13 days and two more this week. We’ll get through it, we’ll keep battling.”

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Other scores from around the area:

Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference

Girls’ Varsity Basketball

McNicholas 54, Western Brown 39

Roger Bacon 40, New Richmond 36

Southern Hills Athletic League

Girls’ Varsity Basketball

Williamsburg 67, Fayetteville 63

Boys’ Varsity Basketball

Waverly 74, West Union 47*

Manchester 46, New Boston 43*

* – Coach Young Classic at North Adams

Eastern senior Molly Prine defends a shot taken by Bethel-Tate sophomore Allison Parks in the first half of the Lady Warriors’ victory Saturday afternoon.
http://newsdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_DSC_9648.jpgEastern senior Molly Prine defends a shot taken by Bethel-Tate sophomore Allison Parks in the first half of the Lady Warriors’ victory Saturday afternoon.

By Garth Shanklin

gshanklin@civitasmedia.com

Eastern 43, Bethel-Tate 28

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Total

Eastern

8

8

15

12

43

Bethel

7

8

8

5

28

Eastern – M. Fultz 1 0 3, Prine 1 0 2, Broughton 1 0 2, Sowers 1 0 2, A. Fultz 1 0 2, Day 7 2 16, Stamper 1 2 4, Farris 6 0 12

Bethel-Tate – Demaris 3 0 6, Reinhart 1 0 2, Taylor 2 0 4, Foster 1 0 3, Parks 4 0 11, Stiles 1 0 2

Halftime: Eastern 16, Bethel-Tate 15

Three-pointers: Eastern 1 (M. Fultz), Bethel-Tate 4 (Parks 3, Foster)

Reach Garth Shanklin at 937-378-6161 or follow him on Twitter at @GNDShanklin.

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