Lansing 3 lifts Ladycats to 27-25 victory

Jocelyn Lansing’s three-pointer with five seconds to play lifted Blanchester to a 27-25 win over Clinton-Massie Wednesday in eighth grade girls basketball action.

The Falcons final shot of the game bounced off the rim as time expired.

Seven of the nine Blanchester players scored and coach Jamey Grogg said every girls contributed to the win in some way.

Karlee Tipton had seven points for the young Ladycats while Lansing finished with five points. Allison Trovillo and Bailie Bare had four points each. Anna Rodgers chipped in three, Emma Hartmann two and Kendall Koch two.

Grogg said Hailee Harris played a solid game at point guard and Tobi Tedrick played well defensively.

Blanchester (4-1 on the year) led 17-5 at halftime but Massie jumped right back in the game by winning the third period 10-1. Neither team led by more than three in the final quarter. The Falcons took the lead on free throws by Olivia Trick with 20 seconds to play in the fourth quarter, setting the stage for Lansing’s game-winner.