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Kenton Ridge upends Bellefontaine girls 79-65

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Bellefontaine’s girls basketball team suffered a 79-65 loss to host Kenton Ridge on Saturday in a Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail division game.

The Chiefs are now 10-6 overall and 4-3 in league action. The Cougars move to 13-4, 4-3.

Kenton Ridge led 22-17 after one quarter and pushed its lead to 11 points (39-29) at halftime.

The Cougars then held a 62-45 lead after three periods.

Sajah Carter had a big game for the Chiefs with 20 points. She hit four three-pointers on the night.

Also for Bellefontaine, Brenda Johnson had 13 points, Kameren Haley scored 11 points and Whitney Rader had 10 points.

Stefanie Davis led Kenton Ridge with a game-high 22 points.

In the junior varsity game, Kenton Ridge won 45-25. Deja Peterson scored eight points and Ashley Artis added six points for the Chiefs.

Bellefontaine is back in action Thursday at Riverside.

KENTON RIDGE 79, BELLEFONTAINE 65

BELLEFONTAINE (10-6, 4-3)

Brunswick 1 1-2 3; Carter 7 2-3 20; K. Haley 4 3-4 11; Johnson 5 2-3 13; J. Haley 2 3-5 7; Rader 3 4-4 10; Close 0 1-2 1. Totals: 22 16-23 65.

KENTON RIDGE (13-4, 4-3)

Thorton 3 0-0 6; Wilson 0 1-4 1; Bates 4 3-4 13; Weidergher 4 3-4 11; Bennett 3 4-5 11; McCrary 5 0-1 13; Davis 10 1-3 22; Henry 1 0-0 2. Totals: 30 12-21 79.

Chiefs    17    11    17    20  — 65

Cougars    22    17    23    17    —    79

Three pointers: Bellefontaine 5 (Carter 4, Johnson); Kenton Ridge 7 (McCrary 3, Bates 2, Bennett, Davis). Rebounds: Bellefontaine 34 (J. Haley 10); Kenton Ridge 30. Turnovers: Bellefontaine 17; Kenton Ridge 12.

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