Thursday, February 22, 2001

Cincinnati girls basketball games


Sycamore, Mercy advance to showdown

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Brittany Frank scored 17 points and Jenny Kimmey added 16 Wednesday night, leading Sycamore to a 65-51 victory over Middletown in a girls Division I sectional basketball game at Milford.

        Kimmey hit four 3-pointers, accounting for 12 of her 16 points.

        Middletown's Brittany Shields led all scorers with 21 points.

        Sycamore next plays Mercy at 7:45 p.m. Friday at Milford.

        SYCAMORE (65) — Frank 7 3 17, Fitzwilson 2 0 5, Goure 0 4 4, Luning 0 1 1, Schwerdtman 3 3 9, Kimmey 5 2 16, Wade 0 2 2, Bogenshutz 2 1 5, Ebel 2 0 4, Pennington 1 0 2. Totals: 22 16 65.

        MIDDLETOWN (51) — Veatch 1 0 2, Weingartner 3 1 7, Shields 9 3 21, Roberts 0 2 2, Thomas 4 2 11, Rupp 1 0 2, Russell 2 2 6. Totals: 20 10 51.

        Sycamore ....... 14  18  17  16—65

        Middletown ....... 12  13   9  17—51

        3-pointers: M- Thomas; S- Kimmey 4, Fitzwilson. Records: S 12-9; M 5-17.

        • Mercy 73, Loveland 17, Division I sectional at Milford — Mercy's relentless defense limited Loveland to two points in both the second and third quarters.

        Melissa Clavier scored 14 points, and Siobhan Zerilla and Jen Wolf had 12 each for Mercy.

        Mercy will play Sycamore in the sectional championship 7:45 p.m. Friday at Milford.

        LOVELAND (17) — Bowman 2 0 4, Smith 1 0 2, Wilson 3 1 7, Gruber 1 2 4. Totals: 7 3 17.

        MERCY (73) — Mullen 1 0 2, Obert 2 2 6, Brunner 1 0 2, Stern 0 1 1, Zerilla 6 0 12, Dehne 3 1 7, Rutherford 1 0 3, Heintz 3 1 7, M. Clavier 7 0 14, Wolf 6 0 12, J. Clavier 2 3 7. Totals: 32 8 73.

        Loveland ....... 8   2   2   5—17

        Mercy ....... 15  14  25  19—73

        3-pointers: M—Rutherford. Records: M 17-4, L 6-15.

        • Jamestown Greenview 56, East Clinton 28, Division III at Wilmington — Lisa Haines and Ashley Sweat both scored 10 points to lead the top-seeded Lady Rams.

        The Lady Rams amassed a 32-16 first-half lead en route to victory.

        Jessica Limming paced the Astros with her game-high 15 points, six coming in the first quarter.

        Jamestown Greenview next meets Clinton Massie at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wilmington.

        EAST CLINTON (28) — Caplinger, 2 0 4, Varscoy 3 0 6, Liming 4 7 15, Linkhart 1 1 3. Totals: 10 8 28.

        JAMESTOWN GREENVIEW (56) — McKinner 1 0 2, Persinger 1 0 2, Haines 5 0 10, Teynor 0 1 1, Morris 1 3 7, Sweat 4 2 10, S. Jacobson 1 3 5, J. Jacobson 1 0 2, Tobe 4 1 9, Harper 2 0 6. Totals: 22 10 56.

        East Clinton ....... 10   6   7   5—28

        Jamestown Greenview ....... 17  15  11  13—56

        3-pointers: J- Harper 2.

        • Clinton Massie 53, Blanchester 23, Division III at Wilmington — Clinton Massie outscored Blanchester 22-4 in the second quarter to break open a close game.

        CLINTON MASSIE (53) — Ferrau 1 0 2, Wilkinson 2 1 6, D. Ferrau 1 0 2, King 2 0 4, Duncan 1 1 3, Valentine 0 1 1, Wood 6 6 18, Fisher 1 1 3, Sudman 5 2 14. Totals: 19 12 53.

        BLANCHESTER (23) — Burtraughs 1 0 2, Sturgill 1 0 2, MMeineke 2 0 4, Fey 1 0 3, Mann 3 0 6, Martin 1 2 4, Newman 1 0 2. Totals: 10 2 23.

        Clinton Massie ....... 10  22  14  7—53

        Blanchester ....... 4   4  11  4—23

        3-pointers: B—Fey. CM—Wilkinson, Sudman 2.

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