Several area basketball teams were in action Monday night.
The Bellefontaine varsity boys team fell to visiting Tipp City 55-52 on WBLL.
The Red Devils raced out to an 11-0 lead and never trailed.
The Chiefs were held scoreless for the opening five-and-a-half minutes.
Tipp City led 14-5 at the end of the opening quarter and 31-21 at the half.
The Chiefs rallied to tie the game at 45-45 with less than five minutes remaining.
After the teams traded baskets, Tipp City clamped down and held the Chiefs scoreless until Tristin Tillman hit a twisting layup with :17 remaining.
Bellefontaine’s AJ Gorham was named the Steve Austin’s Player of the Game. The junior scored a game-high 17 points.
For the Red Devils, Nick Fischer led the way with 14 points and Cam Johnson added 13 points.
Tipp City is 8-2 overall and 2-2 in the CBC.
Bellefontaine is 5-4 on the season and 1-3 in the CBC.
Listen to BHS head coach Henry Stolly recap the close loss.
The Chiefs play at Kenton Tuesday night on 1390 WBLL.
The Benjamin Logan varsity girls team ran past visiting Marion Elgin 59-39.
Jessica Yoder had 15 points and 4 assists. Ciarra Wirick recorded 14 points and 7 rebounds.
The Raiders have won six straight to improve to 8-5.
The JV Raiders stifled the Comets 24-9.
Shelby Kramer tossed in 9 points.
Benjamin Logan will host Mechanicsburg on Thursday.
The Riverside freshman boys defeated Calvary Christian 47-10.
Shane Crawford had 16 points and 14 rebounds. Shawn Crawford tallied 10 points and 10 rebounds. Dakota Bollinger poured in 12 points.
The Pirates are 4-2.
For Calvary Christian, Ben Tanner scored 10 points.
The Indian Lake 8th grade boys team outlasted visiting Bellefontaine 35-33 in overtime.
Alex Jacobs had 13 points and eight rebounds, Nate Kaffenbarger added ten points, and Tyler Reprogle recorded eight points and 14 rebounds.
Dalton Faler and Dylan Albright each had two points.
The Lakers are now 9-0 and play at Northridge Thursday.
Hayden Nease led the Chiefs with 11 points. Dawsin Tillman, Dewayne Davis, Jacob Miller, and Clay Wisner each contributed five points.
Bellefontaine is 6-2 on the season and next plays at home Wednesday against Urbana.
The Bellefontaine 7th grade boys outscored Indian Lake 45-32.
Spencer George had 11 points, Trey Stahler scored 8 points, Nick Lyons dropped in 7 points, Tommy Belser scored 5 points, and Cameron Mitchell, Drew Jackson, and Evan Smith each added 4 points.
The Chiefs (4-4) will host Urbana on Wednesday.
The Riverside 8th grade boys fell to Bethel 49-34.
Hank Harshbarger and Kurt Waters led the Pirates with nine points each.
The Riverside 7th grade boys lost to Bethel 41-30.
Caleb Stevens scored 11 points and Gavin Stallard added 10 points.
Both Riverside teams are 4-5.
The Bellefontaine 8th grade girls fell to visiting Indian Lake 43-29.
Amarii Vickers led Bellefontaine with 18 points, six rebounds, and five steals.
Kassidy Sullivan added nine points and three rebounds. Sabella Martin chipped in two points.
The Bellefontaine 7th grade girls beat Indian Lake 29-12.
Zoe Price had 12 points and 11 steals, Madison Aldo recorded 6 points and 5 rebounds, and Kaitlyn Baughman grabbed 5 rebounds.
The Chiefs are 7-3.
Bellefontaine will visit Urbana on Thursday.
The Benjamin Logan 7th grade girls steamrolled Urbana 60-17 to move to 9-0.
Nikki Current had 27 points, Kinzie Jones tallied 12 points, Mackenzie McManus scored 9 points, Lexi Stewart and Jazi McKeen each dropped in 4 points, and Stevie Plikerd added 3 points.
The 8th grade Lady Raiders fell to Urbana 33-25.
Darian Rockhold had 11 points, Addie Rodenberger scored 7 points, Hayley Boysel recorded 4 points, and Coreen Crosby added 3 points.
The Raiders are 8-1.
Benjamin Logan will battle Graham on Thursday.
The West Liberty-Salem 8th grade Lady Tigers defeated Triad 35-27.
Lily Yoder led the way with 20 points, five rebounds, and five steals.
Mikalia McIntosh recorded five points, two steals, and one assist. Kiana Reames added two points and six rebounds.
The 7th grade Lady Tigers handled the Cardinals 32-6.
Jonni Parker had 12 points and 8 rebounds, Taylor Lauck tallied 10 points and 5 steals, and Laine Godwin recorded 6 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals.
For the Cardinals, Lauren McCall had 4 points.
The Tigers return to action at home Thursday at 5 p.m.
The Bellefontaine 6th grade girls basketball team improved their record to 3-1 with a 36-8 win over Ridgemont Gold Sunday.
For the Chiefs, Aubrey Stolly led the way with 12 points. Hara Brown and Bailey Morales each chipped in six points. Kylie Forsythe and Anne West each added four points.
Harlee Anderson, Jalen Brown, Avery Moore, and Madison Payne contributed solid defense.
Mackenzie Rader scored six points for Ridgemont Gold.
The Lady Chiefs are back in action Sunday at Marysville against Ridgemont Green.