The No. 5 state-ranked London girls basketball team fell behind early in a showdown at Worthington Christian Friday, Jan. 13 and couldn’t recover in a 61-54 defeat.
The Red Raiders (12-2, 6-1 in Mid-State League Ohio Division) remain in first place in league play, one game clear of the Warriors (10-4, 5-2).
Worthington Christian once again rode the hot shooting of standout Bridgette Rettstatt, who scored a game-high 24 points for the Warriors.
Worthington Christian lead 17-13 after one quarter and was up 29-21 at the half. The home team managed to hold that advantage through the second half.
Emily Minner was the only London player to reach double figures, scoring 14 points. Kiana Price, Hannah Coleman and Malorie Colwell all scored eight points in the loss for the Red Raiders.
Jonathan Alder 58,
Marion Harding 40
The Lady Pioneers (7-7, 3-3 in MOAC Red Division) moved back to the .500 mark overall and in conference play with a win Saturday, Jan. 14, over host Marion Harding (1-9, 1-6).
Alder led 28-18 at the half before outscoring the Presidents 21-10 in the third quarter.
Jonathan Alder High School had a total of 11 players score in the game, none of them in double figures.
Jillian Jakse and Sydney Bourquin both scored nine points each, Emily Davis and McKenna Huff had eight apiece, while Abby Jones (seven), Lily Hess (six) and Peyton Mast (four) all had solid scoring nights.
Shekinah Christian 44,
Gahanna Christian 18
The Flames (11-3) continued to play stellar defense’s. They easily knocked off Gahanna Christian Saturday, Jan. 14.
Shekinah held Gahanna Christian to single-digit scoring in all four quarters and only allowed four made baskets.
Hannah Headlee (14) and Kloe Yutzy (12) led the Flames in scoring. Kelsey Beachy (eight) and Madison Miller (seven) also had good nights scoring.
It was the second straight game in which Shekinah held an opponent to right around 20 points. The Flames topped International 52-21 on Thursday, Jan. 12. In that contest Mandi Scheffel (17), Yutzy (15) and Miller (10) were the leaders offensively.
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