Area high school and middle school basketball teams were in action Thursday.
Ridgemont’s varsity girls lost to Perry 54-26.
The Lady Gophers were led by Jayda Dondrea with 8 points and 8 rebounds.
Ridgemont falls to 0-14.
The Riverside varsity girls fell to Lehman Catholic 33-23.
Kylie Shoe paced the Lady Pirates with 9 points.
Riverside falls to 5-11 (2-8 TRC).
The Lady Pirates won the JV game 21-11.
Riverside was led by Aubree Huston with 8 points.
The West Liberty-Salem varsity girls ran past Triad 48-22.
Leading the Lady Tigers was Bailey Poppe with 14 points, Chaley Wade pitched in 11, Megan Hollar added 8, Ava Johnson tossed in 5 points, Maddie Cole and Lilly Weaver each scored 3 points, and Briley Sullivan and Kayla Cole both had 2 points.
Abbey Overfield led the Lady Cardinals with 14 points, Emma Ferguson collected 6 rebounds and 2 steals, and Kaley Nott dished out 3 assists.
West Liberty-Salem improves to 10-6 (8-3 OHC), while Triad falls to 2-14, (1-10 OHC),
In the JV game, the Lady Tigers won 40-11.
Briley Sullivan led WL-S with 8 points.
Triad was paced by Hannah Russell with 5 points and 5 boards. Mya James added 6 rebounds.
The Bellefontaine 7th-grade girls’ team beat Jonathan Alder 20-9.
Ava Oppy paced the Lady Chiefs with 9 points, Amari Hunsicker added 6 points, and Aaralynn Chapman, Joy Fogan, and Vanessa Friedrich rounded out the scoring.
Fogan and Friedrich combined for 17 rebounds while Sloan Stolly added 3 steals and 3 boards on the night.
Bellefontaine’s 7th-grade girls improve to 10-3.
The Lady Chieftain 8th-grade team lost to Jonathan Alder 26-23.
The Bellefontaine Middle School girls will travel to Wapakoneta Saturday.
Bellefontaine’s 7th-grade boys fell to Jonathan Alder 30-14.
Reign St. Clair led the Chiefs with 9 points.
The Benjamin Logan 7th-grade girls lost to Northridge 30-23.
Leading the Lady Raiders was Hailey Smith with 7 points. Madison Shields added 6 points.
Benjamin Logan also lost in the 8th-grade game to Northridge 35-33.
For the Raiders, Kylie Harner scored 12 points, and Elliott Butler and Molly Siefring both added 7 points.
Benjamin Logan will hit the court again Monday evening at Tecumseh.
Indian Lake’s 7th-grade girls lost to Northwestern 29-22.
Alivia Kinney paced the Lady Lakers with 11 points while Chloe Borgerding chipped in with 6 points.
Indian Lake also fell in the 8th-grade game to Northwestern 31-28.
Leading the Lakers was Courtney Altstaetter with 11 points and Addy Roby added 9.
The Riverside 7th-grade boys team edged past Lehman Catholic 40-39.
Brody Osborne led the Pirates with 16 points and Gunner Carpenter pitched in with 12 points.
Riverside lost in the 8th-grade game 43-34.
For the Pirates, David Gross led with 10 points and Cooper Crouch poured in 9 points.
Urbana’s 7th-grade boys lost to London 45-43.
Case Teepe led the Hillclimbers with 21 points and Crew Forson had 10.
Urbana won the 8th-grade game 51-28.
Leading the Hillclimbers was Grady Lantz with 18 points.
The West Liberty-Salem 7th-grade girls ran past West Jefferson 29-1.
Lucy Cole led the Lady Tigers with 8 points, Isla Leichty tallied 5 points, Ariana Weaver, Justice Moore, and Navaeh Gravely each had 4 points, and Delaney Anane-Sefah and Ellery Wygal both scored 2 points.
In the 8th-grade game, West Liberty-Salem won 35-17.
Leading the Lady Tigers was Lucy Cole with 10 points, Maddie Adkins recorded 9 points, Grace Jones and Belle Sarver each scored 6, and Emma Liggett and Audri Evilsizor both had 2 points.
West Liberty-Salem’s 8th-grade girls improve to 8-5.
The West Liberty-Salem 7th-grade boys beat West Jefferson 42-35.
Asher Cole had 15 points for the Tigers, Zade Beileski scored 11, Zeke Longshore netted 6 points, Beckett Sullivan tallied 4 points, and Austin Markin, Liam Barger, and Blaine Hughes each had 2 points.
The West Liberty-Salem 7th-grade boys remain unbeaten at 12-0.