Tuesday, February 20, 2001

Cincinnati girls basketball games


Springboro whips Franklin

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Junior Lindsay Wight scored 20 points Monday night, leading Springboro to a 49-26 victory over Franklin in a girls Division II sectional basketball game at Centerville High School.

        No.1 seed Springboro, the The Enquirer's Division II-IV coaches poll champion, also got 16 points from Becky Ballard.

        Springboro, 21-1, plays the Kettering Alter in the sectional championship game.

        FRANKLIN (26) — Evans 4, Gambill 6, Miller 10, Kraus 6. Totals: 10 6 26.

        SPRINGBORO (49) — Graham 2, Teets 6, Hamptor 2, Lacy 3, Wight 20, Ballard 16. Totals: 20 8 49.

        Franklin ....... 6   6   8   6—26

        Springboro ....... 14   7  15  13—49

        3-pointers: S — Lacy. Record: F 12-9, S 21-1.

        • Fairfield 58, Harrison 46 — Harrison narrowed an 18-point halftime deficit to one with 5:16 left in the game, but Rachel Buczek scored on a putback and Karen Carty followed with a 3-pointer as the Indians held off the Wildcats to advance to Thursday's sectional finals.

        Wanisha Smith scored eight of her team-high 14 points in the first half and Jennifer Taylor added six of her eight to help Fairfield, the No. 6 team in the Enquirer's Division I coaches poll, open up the halftime lead.

        Kristen Daily scored 11 of her game-high 15 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead Harrison's comeback, which was capped by Cathy Santillo's layup for her only points of the game.

        Fairfield hit eight free throws in the last 1:25 to seal the win.

        The Indians meet the winner of the Ursuline-Lakota East game Thursday at 7 p.m.

        HARRISON (46) — Walton 1 0 2, Santillo 1 0 2, Brooks 1 0 2, Daily 5 1 15, Toney 4 0 8, Lux 6 1 13, Grauvogel 1 0 2, Ransick 1 0 2. Totals: 20 2 46.

        FAIRFIELD (58) — Buczek 5 3 13, Hanck 2 3 7, Smith 4 5 14, Davenport 3 2 8, Taylor 3 2 8, Carty 2 1 6, Lautenslager 1 0 2. Totals: 20 16 58.

        Harrison ....... 12   6  14  14—46

        Fairfield ....... 14  22   5  17—58

        3-pointers: H — Daily 4. F — Smith, Carty. Records: H 12-10, F 15-7.

        • Ursuline 69, Lakota East 43, Division I sectional at Mount St. Joseph — Junior swingman Maria Walker scored nine of her team-high 13 points in the first quarter as the Lions, the No. 7 team in the Enquirer's Division I coaches poll, took charge.

        Senior guard Whitney Klein also reached double figures with 10 points to help pace a balanced Ursuline scoring attack.

        Freshman forward Angela Estes scored a game-high 17 points for Lakota East.

        Ursuline will meet Fairfield for the sectional championship Thursday night at 7 p.m.

        LAKOTA EAST (43) — Andrea 2 0 5, Williams 2 0 4, Lee 2 4 8, Nollen 1 0 2, Marshall 0 2 2, Webb 2 1 5, Estes 6 5 17. Totals: 17 12 43.

        URSULINE (69) — Obert 3 1 9, Klein 3 2 10, S. Blackburn 4 0 8, Burke 2 0 4, Davren 4 0 8, M. Blackburn 0 1 1, Polimeni 2 2 6, Walker 5 3 13, Mahoney 1 0 3, Shuba 0 3 3, Staun 1 2 4. Totals: 25 14 69.

        Lakota East ....... 8  17   6  12—43

        Ursuline ....... 25  16   9  19—69

        3-pointers: L — Andrea. U — Obert, Klein 2, Mahoney. Records: L 8-14, U 12-9.

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