FELICITY — With nine players reaching the scoring column, the Blanchester girls basketball team defeated Felicity 40-17 Thursday in a Southern Buckeye Athletic & Academic Conference National Division game.
Blanchester 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the National Division. Felicity drops to 0-3.
Mckenzie Miller led the Ladycats with 10 points.
“It’s always hard to come down here and play,” BHS coach Bennie Carroll said. “It’s never easy to play at Felicity. They love their basketball, they have a good crowd, the band plays. Last year they helped us win a league title by beating Bethel-Tate down here.”
Blanchester jumped out to an 18-6 first quarter lead then pushed it to 15 at halftime, 28-13.
The Ladycats outscored the Lady Cardinals 10-3 in the third then neither team had much success on offense in the final quarter as there were just three combined points scored in the period.
“We didn’t play all that well,” Carroll admitted. “We had a decided height advantage on them. That was probably the biggest deciding factor in the game.”
Carroll played his entire team in this one.
“It’s always good to get those kids in the game that practice every day,” he said.
Blanchester will host Waynesville Monday night in a non-league game.
December 8, 2016
@Felicity-Franklin High School
Blanchester 40 Felicity 17
(40) BLANCHESTER (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Baldwin 4-0-0/3-8 Patton 1-1-0-3 O. Gundler 2-0-0-4 E. Gundler 2-0-0/1-4 Miller 3-0-4/6-10 Abney 0-0-1/2-1 Greene 2-0-0-4 Watters 2-0-0-4 Farrow 1-0-0-2 Rose 0-0-0-0 Wilson 0-0-0-0 Ostermeier 0-0-0-0 Lindsey 0-0-0-0. TOTALS 17-1-5/12-40
(17) FELICITY (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Johns 2-0-0/1-4 Horn 1-1-0-3 Mitchell 1-0-0/2-2 Aukier 0-0-1/2-1 Sandker 0-0-1/2-1 Young 0-0-2/2-2 Bradburn 1-0-0-2 Stamper 1-0-0-2. TOTALS 6-1-4/9-17