High Schools: West Carrollton, Centerville advance in girls basketball sectional

West Carrollton rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit Monday night to knock of fourth-seeded Vandalia Butler 63-54 in double overtime in a first-round girls sectional game at Troy High School.

West Carrollton, the No. 9 seed, outscored Butler 9-0 in the second overtime and will face No. 7 Wayne (7-14) at 7:30 Thursday at Butler.

The Pirates (16-5) were led by Neveah Millerton and Selena Frost with 14 points apiece, Taryn Dewberry with 12 and Ashyia Maddickes with 11.

Butler (18-4), the Miami Valley League Miami Division co-champs with Troy, led 22-15 at halftime behind 16 points from Evan Neely.

The Pirates, who finished second to Sidney in the MVL Valley Division, beat Butler for the second time. The Pirates won 62-46 in December. Butler won the second meeting 34-31 in January.

In the other game at Troy on Monday, top-seeded Centerville (18-5) defeated No. 16 Xenia 76-32 behind 16 points apiece from Kendal George and Caroline McDowell.

George, a junior, broke her single-season school record for 3-pointers for the Elks, who combined for 13 threes. She entered the game with 68 made and already tied with the mark she set as a freshman.

The Elks face No. 19 Fairborn (0-20) at 6 on Thursday at Butler.

League champions: Keon Wright scored 20 points Monday to lead Oakwood to a 68-54 victory over Bellbrook to win the Southwestern Buckeye League East Division. The Lumberjacks (19-3, 12-1) finished a game ahead of Franklin.

The Miami East boys defeated Sidney Lehman 42-40 to share the Three Rivers Conference title with Milton-Union and Troy Christian. All three teams finished 11-3. Jacob Roeth scored 15 points and Wes Enis had 13 to lead the Vikings

Schedule change: The girls Division I second-round sectional games at Troy on Wednesday have swapped starting times. At 6 p.m., No. 5 Sidney faces No. 7 Beavercreek. At 7:30, No. 3 Bellbrook faces No. 17 Franklin.

The change was made to accommodate Sidney because its eighth-seeded boys team plays at 8:30 Wednesday against No. 13 Lebanon at Vandalia Butler.

1,000-point scorers: Preble Shawnee sophomore Mason Shrout scored his 1,000th point in his 42nd game on Feb. 8 to become the sixth boys player to reach the milestone in school history. He needed 19 points entering the game and scored 21 in a 70-58 win over Newton.

National Trail senior Skyler Ward scored her 1,000th point in a 67-35 Division III sectional win over Dixie on Saturday at Covington High School. Ward is the fourth player in Trail history to reach 1,000 points.

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