Bath picks up win over Paulding

High School

Girls Basketball

Bath 65, Paulding 9

Bath’s Elena Oliver scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Claire Foust added 12 points and snared seven caroms.

McComb 38, Perry 22

MCCOMB — Perry’s Khaliah Luster scored eight points. For McComb, Cassidy Bryan scored 10 points and Lydia Dehart added nine.

Boys Basketball

Lima Senior coach’s luncheon

Lima Senior boys basketball coach Quincey Simpson will start his weekly basketball lunches at noon Friday, at The Met in downtown Lima.

The lunches will be held each Friday at the same time and place throughout the basketball season. It is a time for supporters to hear from Coach Simpson and to ask him questions.

For additional information, contact the Athletic Office at 419-996-3050.


Women’s basketball

ONU player honored.

ADA — Ohio Northern senior Brynn Serbin (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) was named the Ohio Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, sponsored by Midstream Lighting, for the week of Nov. 21-27.

This marks Serbin’s first career OAC Player of the Week accolade and is the second straight for the Polar Bears, as junior Kristen Luersman (Fort Jennings) earned the honor on Nov. 21.

The recognition comes after Serbin stuffed the stat sheet in a pair of games last week as the Polar Bears fell 64-60 to Ohio Wesleyan before getting a 53-50 win at No. 8 Trine (Ind.).

In Tuesday’s home game against OWU, Serbin scored a team-high 18 points to go with seven rebounds, six assists and two steals in 34 minutes of action.

She followed that up with a team-best 14 points, nine rebounds and four assists in 37 minutes of play at Trine as Northern improved to 4-1 on the season.

The 2019-20 OAC Freshman of the Year and three-time All-OAC selection currently ranks seventh in program history with 154 career steals and is tied for 16th all-time at ONU with 184 assists.

Through five games this season, Serbin is averaging 13 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.4 steals per game.

South Carolina ranked No. 1

South Carolina remained the unanimous No. 1 choice in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll released Monday as the Gamecocks keep close watch on the foot injury of reigning Player of the Year Aliyah Boston.

The Gamecocks received all 29 first-place votes in the poll released Monday, a day after Boston left a game with her injury. Coach Dawn Staley said Boston was “questionable” going forward but added that the “team doctor wasn’t too, too concerned.”

South Carolina’s next game is Tuesday at home against No. 15 UCLA.

Stanford remained No. 2 after cruising through a tournament in Hawaii. It’s the 618th appearance for Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer, tying the late Pat Summitt for most all-time. Summitt’s teams only missed being in the poll 14 times during her Hall of Fame career at Tennessee.

UConn, Ohio State and Indiana rounded out the top five.

The Huskies are one of four Big East teams to be ranked this week as Marquette entered the poll at No. 24. It’s the first time the Big East has four ranked teams since the conference realigned in 2014. The league is 56-14 so far this season, including going 8-2 against ranked teams.

“We’ve been trying to earn a little more respect,” Marquette coach Megan Duffy said of the Big East. “Tried to schedule tougher non-conference (games). ‘Nova’s playing people. Us going to the Bahamas was great. Creighton’s doing what they’ve been doing since last season. Getting some of those quality wins is everything.”

North Carolina moved up two spots to No. 6 after rallying to beat then-No. 5 Iowa State in the Phil Knight tournament. The Cyclones fell to eighth.

The Tar Heels visit the Hoosiers on Tuesday in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Indiana returns home after winning two games in Las Vegas at a subpar venue that lacked basic necessities.

Notre Dame remained No. 7 while Virginia Tech and Iowa finished off the top 10. At No. 9, Virginia Tech has matched its best ranking ever and is in the top 10 for the first time since 1999.

Tennessee fell out of the poll this week marking the 56th time in the 827-week history of the poll that the Lady Vols weren’t ranked. Kansas State also fell out with Gonzaga moving in at No. 23.