Batavia continues to remain in the thick of the fight in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division (SBC-N) race. A determined Felicity was edged by the Bulldogs 31-29. The host ‘Dogs had to stage a strong second half comeback to overcome the Cards. The visitors were on top 11-10 and 16-14 after the first two stops and the score was knotted at 22 going into the final stanza. Batavia scoring leader: Emily Webb 11. Felicity scoring leader: Cayla Stutz 12.
The Bulldogs staged a powerful third quarter burst to bust Bethel-Tate 54-41 in the SBC. After a 10-6 first quarter lead by the host Bulldogs, the Red and Gray forged ahead 17-16 at halftime. The Green and White scorched the nets for 26 points in the third stanza to retake the lead 42-30. Batavia scoring leaders: Heather Hines 19 and Kayla Ernst 14. Bethel-Tate scoring leader: Emily Tyler 10.
Amelia was the next victim. The Bulldogs won out over the visiting Barons, for the third time in 33 years, 59-46. The hosts were on top at each stop 18-7, 33-20, and 41-30. Batavia scoring leaders: Ernst 13 and Katie Fink 13. Amelia scoring leaders: Ashley Crutcher 18 and Michelle Wenker 11.
Goshen remains on the top rung of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division (SBC-A). The Warriors returned from the Ohio River with a 66-59 verdict over New Richmond. The Warriors held the lead at each break 17-9, 29-24, and 48-46. Jessica McFarland and Staci Hicks combined for 46 of the victors’ points; Meagan Bevins, Kayla Lavely, and Jena Tisdale combined for 40 points for the vanquished. Goshen scoring leaders: McFarland 27 and Hicks 19. New Richmond scoring leaders: Bevins 20, Lavely 10, and Tisdale 10.