FORT WAYNE — The Patriots closed out the first quarter with a two-point lead over the Cadets.

The home team closed the first half on a run and the Patriots never recovered.

Concordia broke an 18-18 tie by ending the second quarter on a 11-1 run to hand the Jay County High School girls basketball team a 50-36 loss Tuesday night.

The loss dropped the Patriots, who finished 14th in the most recent Class 3A coaches poll, to 11-3 on the season. The eighth-ranked Cadets moved to 8-4.

Jay County led 14-12 after the first quarter, but Concordia scored the first six points of the second for a 18-14 advantage. The Patriots tied the game at 18 apiece, before the Cadets surged for a 29-19 halftime lead. The JCHS deficit ballooned to 13 points, 39-26, at the end of the third quarter.

Renna Schwieterman led the Patriots, who travel to Bluffton on Friday, with 10 points. Gabi Bilbrey had a career-high nine points while also grabbing five rebounds. Madison Dirksen chipped in seven points and seven rebounds, and Izzy Rodgers contributed six points.

Jay County’s junior varsity team won, 24-19. Abbie Fields had 11 points for the Patriots.



Tribe splits with Stars

BERNE — Fort Recovery’s boys and girls swim teams split with the host South Adams Starfires on Tuesday.

The FRHS girls won 115-53, and the boys fell 84-55.

Ava Bubp, Audra Bubp and Teigen Fortkamp all won two races for the Tribe girls. Ava Bubp took first in the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly, Audra Bubp won the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke, and Fortkamp had victories in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke.

Paige Fortkamp (50 freestyle) and Laura Hipple (diving) won their respective events as well.

Fort Recovery also won all three relays.

Michael Braun won the 100 backstroke for the Tribe boys, who also got first place finishes from Isaac Knapke in the 100 breaststroke and Alex Hiser (diving).

The Tribe boys won the 200 medley relay as well.

Jay 8th wins

MUNCIE — Jay County Junior High School’s eighth grade boys basketball team knocked off the host Delta Eagles on Tuesday, 26-21.

The Patriot seventh graders lost, 26-16.

Kaden Craig led the eighth grade team, which improved to 2-5 on the year, with nine points.

Brady Jetmore had five points to lead the seventh graders (4-3).