Updated: Wirick, Yoder lead Lady Raiders past Stebbins - Basketball scoreboard (Audio & video included)
1/23/2013 8:58:52 PM
By Mike Vetorino
The Benjamin Logan Lady Raiders continued their hot streak Wednesday night defeating visiting Dayton Stebbins 66-52.
Seniors Ciarra Wirick (pictured) and Jessica Yoder had impressive evenings for the winners. Wirick had a game-high 22 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and had 3 assists. Yoder was right behind with 20 points. Twelve of those points came from behind the arc.
Wirick and Yoder combined for 25 of Benjamin Logan’s 38 first-half points cruising to a 14-point lead. Stebbins’ Terra Armstrong led a third quarter comeback for the Indians as they closed the lead to 50-41 after three quarters. Armstrong finished with 16 points.
Two quick baskets by senior Marissa Wilbur pushed the lead back to double figures in the early in fourth. The Lady Raiders were never pushed again from that point.
Coach Donnie Sosby’s team has effectively taken care of the ball in recent weeks. Tonight was no different, turning the ball over just nine times
Donnie Sosby talks about the win
With the win, Benjamin Logan is now 11-7 overall and 5-3 in the CBC. The win was their 9th win in their last 11 games.
In the JV game, Benjamin Logan used balance scoring to improve to 17-1 defeating Stebbins 46-7. Hannah Boysel led ten Lady Raiders who broke into the scoring column with 8 points. Dakota Derr, Shelby Kramer and Lauren Oglesbee all had 6.
Benjamin Logan travels to Urbana on Saturday. JV’s will start at 6 p.m.
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Watch some of Wednesday's action between the Raiders and Indians.
Other varsity girls finals:
Indian Lake fell at home to Kenton Ridge 72-63.
Senior Mikaela Oyer paced the Lakers with 22. Classmate Claire Maier added 12.
Tipp City defeated Urbana 61-54.
Tecumseh blitzed Northwestern 69-37.
Greenon handled Springfield Shawnee 62-32.
The Benjamin Logan 7th grade girls defeated host Upper Scioto Valley 43-36.
Jazi McKeen had a career-high 13 points, Nikki Current recorded 12 points and 9 assists, Lexi Stewart tallied 6 points and 8 rebounds, and Mackenzie McManus and Madison Jones each added 4 points.
The Raiders are 13-0. They will host Tecumseh on Thursday.
The Rams are 11-2.
The Benjamin Logan 8th grade girls team did not play Upper Scioto Valley. The Rams did not have enough players because of injuries.
The Benjamin Logan 7th grade boys outscored Upper Scioto Valley 47-38.
Grant Ward poured in 21 points and Daniel McPherson added 12.