Area basketball teams hit the court Tuesday evening.
In a game broadcast on 106.9 The Bull, the Urbana varsity boys used a strong second half to defeat Bellefontaine 61-41.
The Chiefs would play to the pace of the Hillclimbers and take a 2-point, 27-25, halftime lead.
Urbana’s Head Coach Jeremy Dixon said there were no halftime adjustments made, he told his boys in the locker room they were not playing Urbana basketball.
In the second half, that is exactly what they did as Urbana started the 3rd quarter on a 10-1 run.
The Hillclimbers would turn up the pressure and outscore the Chiefs in the second half 36-14.
Urbana was led by senior Jonathan Hildebrand’s 22 points. Rayvon Rogan and Aiden Bradshaw each pitched in 11 points.
CJ Wilson led Bellefontaine with 15 points.
The Hillclimbers have now won 5-straight over the Chiefs.
Urbana improves to 9-4 with the Battle of Champaign County on the horizon this Friday at Graham.
Bellefontaine falls to 6-6 and will travel to London Friday.
In the JV contest, Urbana ran past Bellefontaine 57-26.
Benjamin Logan lost to Jonathan Alder 68-21.
EJ Martin led the Raiders with 14 points.
Benjamin Logan is now 0-10 on the season.
The Raiders lost in the JV contest 61-14.
Indian Lake’s varsity boys fell on the road at Kenton Ridge in overtime 63-60.
Caiden Nicol led the Lakers with 21 points and Camdon Tuttle added 13 points.
Indian Lake falls to 5-6 on the season.
The Lakers also fell in the JV game 53-34.
Madden Lillard finished with 11 points.
London defeated Graham 54-46.
The Falcons fall to 5-7.
The Riverside varsity boys lost to Milton-Union 54-41.
Ayden Clary led the Pirates with 15 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 blocks, Jaxon Woods netted 6 points and had 3 assists. Myles Platfoot tallied 5 points, 5 assists, and 2 steals.
Riverside’s JV team also fell to Milton-Union 53-35.
Dylan Cooper finished with 9 points and Nate Copas recorded 8 points and 6 rebounds.
Riverside won the freshmen game 26-21.
Camden Shoe led with 7 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists. Hayden Sanford scored 6 points.
West Liberty-Salem defeated Southeastern 48-40.
The Tigers were led by Taran Logwood with 18 points, Carson Poppe scored 13, Brevin Louden added 12 points, Logan Phillips had 4 points, and Matt Jones tallied 2 points.
WL-S improves to 8-4 (6-2 OHC) and will host Cedarville Friday.
You can catch that game Friday evening on 106.9 The Bull. The tip-off is slated for 7:30.
In the JV game, West Liberty-Salem beat Southeastern 37-33.
Jackson Steider led the Tigers with 13 points, Caleb Hershberger pitched in 12, Isaiah Reames had 8, JJ Johnson scored 3, and Cade Stokes added 1 point.
West Liberty-Salem’s Freshmen squad also took down Southeastern 20-6.
Gaven Nance led the Tigers with 6 points.
High school girls:
Calvary Christian’s varsity team defeated Sidney Christian 48-12.
Hannah Marlow led the Lady Spartans with 21 points and 7 rebounds, Abigail Reinhard tallied 8 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 steals, Kari Gantz added 7 points and 7 rebounds, Julie Childers and Madhuri Cook each netted 4 points and Kaylie Carter and Anna Kratz scored 2 points each.
Calvary Christian improves to 4-0.
Riverside’s varsity team lost to Waynesfield-Goshen 52-43.
Leading the Lady Pirates was Ayva Stewart with 13 points and Emma Saylor added 10 points.
Riverside won the JV game 41-20.
Kaylee Fulkerson led the Pirates with 15 points and 8 rebounds, Aubree Huston poured in 14 points and had 6 steals.
The Benjamin Logan JV team fell to Marysville 46-31.
The Lady Raiders held a 16-14 halftime lead.
Addison Kuhn paced Benjamin Logan with 12 points, Adilynne Gregg chipped in with 8 points and Rylan Norviel had 6 points.
The JV Lady Raiders are 8-3.
Benjamin Logan will travel to Jonathon Alder Wednesday.
The Benjamin Logan 7th-grade girls lost to Kenton 46-16.
Brylee Buyer led the Lady Raiders with 5 points.
Benjamin Logan won the 8th-grade game 38-30.
Kylie Harner led the Raiders with 15 points.
Benjamin Logan will be back in action at home Thursday at 5:30.
The Benjamin Logan 8th-grade boys defeated Kenton 34-23.
Alex Hassel led the Raiders with 14 points, Caiden Smitke chipped in 8 points and Xavier Allen added 6 points.
Benjamin Logan will be back in action Thursday at Northwestern.