Amelia’s varsity girls basketball team punished the defending co-champions of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division to earn the Barons their best start in several seasons.
Amelia defeated Goshen 64-53. The host Warriors led 18-16 and 29-28 at the first stops before the Barons took over 47-39 after three quarters. Amelia scoring leader: Michelle Wenker 17. Goshen scoring leaders: Staci Hicks 24 and Jessica McFarland 11.
The next victim was Clermont Northeastern 61-48. The hosts led all the way 12-8, 29-21, and 43-42. Amelia scoring leaders: Wenker 20, Ashley Crutcher 14, and Morgan Sperry 12. CNE scoring leaders: Kara Johnson 18, Erin Connor 12, and Dawn Rapp 10.
Because of her overall play, Wenker was chosen as the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal (FAVC-C) Division Player of the Week. In addition, she gathered in 30 rebounds in those first two games.