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Indians upend Ben Logan

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Mechanicsburg’s girls basketball team pulled away from host Benjamin Logan in the fourth quarter Thursday to grab a 62-56 non-league victory.

The Indians are now 10-1 on the season and the Raiders drop to 9-6.

M’burg held a 15-13 edge after the opening quarter and outscored Ben Logan 14-10 in the second quarter. That gave the Indians a 29-23 lead at halftime.

The Raiders battled back in the third quarter to outscore the Indians 19-11. That put Ben Logan in front with a 42-40 lead.

Mechanicsburg rallied to regain control in the fourth quarter, outscoring the hosts 22-14.

Ciarra Wirick led the Raiders’ efforts with a double-double. She scored 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. She also had three steals. Jessica Yoder led the team in scoring with 29 points, including five three-pointers.

In junior varsity action, Ben Logan rolled to a 36-19 win over M’burg. Shelby Kramer led the Raiders with seven points.

Ben Logan hosts Greenon on Saturday in a Central Buckeye Conference Mad River division contest.

MECHANICSBURG 62, BEN LOGAN 56

MECHANICSBURG (10-1)

Cochran 4 4-4 13; Romero 3 6-8 12; B. Dodane 3 6-6 14; J. Dodane 7 2-2 17; Hox 3 0-1 6. Totals: 20 18-21 62.

BEN LOGAN (9-6)

Yoder 10 4-5 29; Johnson 1 0-0 3; Rumney 0 2-2 2; Wirick 9 0-2 20; Quay 1 0-0 2. Totals: 21 6-9 56.

Indians    15    14    11    22  — 62

Raiders    13    10    19    14    —    56

Three pointers: Mechanicsburg 4 (B. Dodane 2, J. Dodane, Cochran); Ben Logan 8 (Yoder 5, Wirick 2, Johnson 1) . Rebounds: Ben Logan 29 (Wirick 10). Assists: Ben Logan 10 (Rumney 3, Henman 3). Steals: Ben Logan 9 (Yoder 3, Wirick 3). Turnovers: Ben Logan 18.

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