Girls Basketball

ROUNDUP: Ross takes down Oakwood in opening round of tourney action

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LEBANON — The Ross High girls basketball team defeated Oakwood 34-22 in a Division II tourney opener on Saturday at Lebanon.

“This was great for the girls to get in that type of an atmosphere and to get a win,” Ross first-year coach Ben Buehner said. “The goal was to get better every game. I know we haven’t played our best game of the year yet. So we’re looking forward to when that comes.”

The No. 10 seeded Rams (5-18) move on to face No. 2 Valley View (19-3) on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at Lebanon.

“We have an opportunity to play a really good team,” Buehner said. “The road to regionals is a tough one.”

Senior Korryne Justice had 9 points, including three 3-pointers, and senior Brooklyn Breaker tallied 8 to pace Ross.

➡️ FAIRFIELD 55, WEST CLERMONT 51 — Fairfield girls hoops took down West Clermont 55-51 on Saturday at Lakota East in a Division I tourney opener.

The Indians (10-13) face Lakota East (12-10) on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Sycamore.

The two schools split the series during the regular season — Fairfield taking the first one 52-29 at East on Dec. 11 and East taking the second one 50-49 at Fairfield on Feb. 5.

➡️ LAKOTA WEST 94, WESTERN HILLS 6 — The Firebirds move to 18-4 and will play Milford next Thursday at Lakota East at 7:30 p.m.

➡️ MERCY MCAULEY 53, MIDDLETOWN 28 — The Middies finished the season at 5-18.

➡️ LEGACY CHRISTIAN 71, NEW MIAMI 17 — The Vikings finished 1-19 on the season. New Miami captured its first victory this season since 2017.

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