Circleville girls top Aces in league play; CHS boys fall to McClain

Circleville’s girls stayed unbeaten in league play with a 60-37 win at Amanda-Clearcreek Saturday while Circleville’s boys fell to Greenfield McClain 61-46 in non-league action.

Circleville 60, Amanda-Clearcreek 37

Senior Kenzie McConnell led the way for the Tigers as she recorded another double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds as the Tigers improved to 7-0 in Mid-State League Buckeye Division play and 11-2 overall.

The Tigers were up 10-9 after the first quarter and started separating from the Aces in the second. Jordan Rhymer, Alaina Francis and Faith Yancey combined to score eight points in the final 40 seconds to lift the Tigers to a 33-18 lead at the half.

Circleville had a 41-25 advantage after the third period.

McConnell capped her scoring with a three-point play midway through the fourth that gave Circleville its largest lead of the night at 56-30.

Yancey had her best scoring night of the season with 13 points for CHS while Gabby McConnell added eight and Morgan Blakeman had seven.

Grace Davis led the way for the Aces with 10 points while Emily Buckley and Megan Toill each had nine.

Saturday’s victory was the 26th straight league win for the Tigers.

Circleville is home with Hamilton Township (0-7, 0-6) Monday night while the Aces (1-12, 1-8) have Logan Elm (4-6, 3-5) on the schedule for Thursday.

McClain 61, Circleville 46

Circleville’s boys returned to the hardwood for the first time in two weeks with a trip to McClain Saturday.

Junior Kendyll Toney led McClain (9-4) with 19 points as the host Tigers led 14-8 after the first quarter, 27-17 at the half and 46-36 after three.

Freshman Briley Cramer was the top scorer for the visiting Tigers as he put in 12. Senior Ethan Moore added 10 for Circleville and senior ­­Evan Justice had seven.

Circleville was a 38-36 winner in the JV game.

A trip to Teays Valley Tuesday is up next on the schedule for Circleville.

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