Lady Indians go down in straight sets to Valley in sectional play Manchester hosts the inaugural Southern Ohio Cheer Challenge NAHS girls claim soccer sectional title Seas siblings are SHAC Cross-Country champions Lady Devils will collect fourth consecutive SHAC gold ball trophy Lady Hounds ousted in sectional tourney opener Peebles Lions Club holding Thanksgiving fund raiser FFA Fruit sales have begun, run until Nov. 18 Historical marker is repaired PES will present ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Eagle Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center Open House showcases new unit PES teacher honored by ACOVSD Board Friends of North Adams Library dedicate new brick Veterans Memorial Senior Profile: Landon Wright Geneva E Vogler Susan L Kremin Local golf teams complete play at state tournament Lady Dragons make school history with tournament win Browning gets hands-on look at NASA’s latest robotics Local beautician celebrates 80th birthday Health Department appeals to November voters Betty R Toller Senior Profile: Craig Horton Helen F Hoffer Super Saturday at Freedom Field Lady Dragons hang on for five-set victory over Manchester Seventh Grade Lady Hounds are SHAC Tournament champions Peebles Elementary announces September Students of the Month Rideout’s Muffler celebrating 40th anniversary this month Senior Citizens levy will appear on November ballot Bonnie J Orr Dorothy M Edenfield Senior Profile: Grace Barge Jerry Paquette Dragons get big 38-20 win at Green Manchester takes varsity team titles at West Union Invitational Lady Devils knock off Peebles on Volley For the Cure Night Manhunt ends with arrest of alleged bank robber Senior Profile: Kelsey Friend Lady Dragons finish as District Runners-Up Sectional pairings announced for volleyball and soccer 2 and 3 and worried is me Patricia Clift Adams County Humane Agent saves abandoned dogs and puppies Tourism had major economic impact on Adams County in 2015 Senator Portman brings his campaign to Adams County Betty E Lawson Sanborn NAHS holds National Honor Society induction ceremonies Harlan W Benjamin Joyce A Lafferty Senior Profile: Lee Hesler Dragons get SHAC win, 2-1 over Fairfield North Adams tops Peebles in ‘Kickin Cancer’ battles Double duty coming at Boys’ State Golf Tournament as West Union and North Adams both qualify Humane Society providing ‘Straws For Paws’ North Adams Elementary honors students and staff Russell Rockwell Julie L Wagner Hobert C Robinson Samuel D McClellan Brenda S Bare Clarencce Walker Jr Dolly M Hilterbrandt Jack Roush Day returns to Manchester West Union FFA has busy opening to school year ODOT opens new full-service Maintenance Facility Peebles Elementary introduces Peer Mentoring program Frost is recipient of Morgan Memorial Scholarship Peebles Fire Department has a new addition Heritage Days return to Tranquility Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair and Harvest Festival begins Friday Caraway Farm hosts annual Pumpkin Festival ‘Run Gio’ makes a visit to Adams County Senior Profile: Mackenzie Smith West Union, North Adams grab top two spots in Division III golf sectional tournament This memory will live with me forever Will M Stern West Union and North Adams-State Bound! Lillian N Smith Betty R Shelton Barbara ER Bohl Brenda Farley Senior Profile: Caitlyn Bradford Dragons roar to 40-0 Homecoming victory Greyhounds take three of four races at annual Adams County Meet Monarch Meadows holds grand opening Discovering a touch of glass on Erie’s Shores Junior L Conaway William B Brumley Sr Fred G Davis Ohio Valley FFA Officers for 2016-17 named ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley West Union holds football Homecoming festivities First graders pick the Sheriff Cross honored by ODNR with the prestigious Cardinal Award Renowned Ohio artist visits WUHS Don and Venita Bowles named 2016 Outstanding Fair Supporters PES students part of new Lego League Ferno donates $2,500 to OVCTC From the cistern to the city water

Lady Hounds pick up first ‘W’

After opening the 2015-16 season with three consecutive defeats, the Manchester Lady Hounds got new head coach Jacie Simon her first win as they knocked off the Augusta Lady Panthers 43-39 in a game played on Sat., Dec. 5 at Manchaster High School.

The Lady Hounds rode the hot hands of senior Morgan Johnson and junior Kylie Lucas, who both tallied 19 points in the win, a varsity career high for Lucas. Augusta was paced by 19 points from junior guard Dana Garrett.

The first quarter of the contest went the way of the visiting Lady Panthers as they outscored the home team 16-12 over the first eight minutes. Johnson’s big night for the Lady Hounds began in that opening stanza as she hit a three-pointer, two from inside the arc, and a free throw for an eight-point start.

Manchester bounced back in the second quarter, outscoring Augusta 14-9 to head to the locker room for the halftime break holding a slim 26-25 advantage. Lucas was hot in that second period for the home team, scoring seven points as the Lady Hounds surged in front.

The time in the locker room at the intermission must have cooled off both teams as they combined to score just a total of eight points in the third quarter, five of those belonging to the Lady Hounds, four of them coming on a pair of Lucas buckets. Even with the low-scoring period, Manchester still held a 31-28 lead headed into the final eight minutes of play.

In the final quarter, the Hounds got a basket from Kelsey Friend off the bench, two from Johnson, and two from Lucas to hold off the Lady Panthers and post the 43-39 victory.

Manchester (1-3) will be looking to make it two in a row on Thursday, Dec. 10 when they host the Fairfield lady Lions in a Southern Hills Athletic conference match up, with the JV tip off set for 6 p.m.

AUGUSTA 16 9 3 11 —39

MANCHESTER 12 14 5 12 —43

Augusta (39): Kennard 4 3-4 11, Garrett 7 3-13 19, Arthur 1 4-4 7, Kelsch 1 0-0 2, Team 13 10-21 39.

Manchester (43): White 0 1-2 1, Friend 1 0-0 2, Johnson 6 6-11 19, Lucas 8 3-5 19, Stamm 1 0-1 2, Team 16 10-19 43.

Three-Point Goals:

Augusta- Garrett 2, Arthur 1

Manchester- Johnson 1
Johnson, Lucas lead the way with 19 apiece

By Mark Carpenter

Reach Mark Carpenter at 937-544-2391 or on Twitter @adamscosports.

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