Several area basketball teams hit the court Thursday.
The West Liberty-Salem varsity girls defeated visiting Southeastern 51-44.
Melany Ward scored 19 points, Taylor Day tallied 8 points, and Maria Daulton added 7 points.
The Tigers are 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the OHC.
The Riverside varsity girls fell to Fairbanks 56-23.
The visiting Panthers jumped out to a 28-9 halftime lead.
Emily Teague led the Pirates with 6 points.
Riverside had 48 turnovers and shot 20 percent (7-for-35) from the field.
The Pirates are 0-4 overall and 0-1 in the NWCC.
The West Liberty-Salem 8th grade girls toppled Springfield Catholic 39-23.
Mikaila McIntosh tallied 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 assists, Lily Yoder contributed 10 points and 3 assists, Jenna Magnuson recorded 4 points and 4 rebounds, and Kiana Reames added 8 rebounds.
The West Liberty-Salem 7th grade girls beat Springfield Catholic 37-23.
Jonni Parker recorded 18 points and 14 rebounds, Laine Godwin contributed 8 points and 7 rebounds, and Kenedie Cox and Taylor Lauck each added 4 points and 2 assists.
Both junior high Lady Tigers teams improve to 4-0 and travel to Cedarville Monday.
The Bellefontaine 8th grade girls fell to visiting Tecumseh 31-19.
Amarii Vickers had 6 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 steals, Terra Knight tossed in 4 points, and Kassidy Sullivan recorded 3 points and 6 rebounds.
The Bellefontaine 7th grade girls lost to Tecumseh 38-15.
Emily Mitchell scored 8 points.
The Chiefs will host Mad River on Monday.
The Indian Lake 8th grade girls defeated Northwestern 33-29.
Samantha Miller had a game-high 14 points and 10 rebounds, Morgan Evilsizor recorded 13 points and 9 rebounds, Olivia Amspaugh dropped in 4 points, and Brooke Lewis added 2 points and 7 rebounds.
The Lakers are 3-2.
The Riverside freshman team outscored Houston 42-38.
Jesse Kean had 13 points, Dakota Bollinger scored 9 points, Ross Stevens tallied 8 points, and Shawn Crawford added 5 points.
The Riverside 8th grade boys shot past Holy Angels 44-34.
Kurt Waters led with way with 24 points.
The 7th grade Pirates lost to Holy Angels 39-34.
Jason Yoder, Caleb Stevens, and Trey Lane each scored 10 points.
The Indian Lake 8th grade boys blitzed Northwestern 51-15.
Andrew Hulbert led all scorers with 10 points, Nate Kaffenbarger had 9 points, Alex Jacobs tossed in 7 points, and Tyler Reprogle had 6 points.
The Lakers (3-0) will play Tipp City on Monday.
The Bellefontaine 8th grade boys came from behind with a 19-5 run in the fourth quarter to defeat Tecumseh 47-41.
Dawsin Tillman had 23 points and Hayden Nease added 10 points.
The Bellefontaine 7th grade team edged Tecumseh 39-38 for their first win of the season.
Austin McIntosh hit the game-winning basket with less than a second remaining on a pass from Tommy Belser.
Spencer George had 16 points, McIntosh tossed in 7 points, Evan Smith recorded 6 points, and Belser added 4 points.
The Chiefs will visit Mad River on Monday.
Calvary Christian beat Holy Rosary 37-34.
Parker Grothaus contributed 24 points and 12 rebounds and Josh Kilgore produced 9 points and 14 rebounds.
The Spartans will travel to Sidney Christian Academy Monday.