Bradford Lady Railroaders all-time leading scorer, Austy Miller drives to the basket in the team's district final game. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Bradford falls in District Finals to Fort Loramie

Lady Railroaders season ends with District Runner-Up trophy

TROY – The Bradford Lady Railroaders season came to an end falling to the perineal powerhouse Fort Loramie Lady Redskins in the OHSAA DIV district championship game 60-27.

Loramie took the opening quarter 14-0 before the Lady Roaders battled back in the second with the Lady Redskins taking the second period 12-10 sending the game to the break with Bradford trailing 26-10.

Austy Miller led the Lady Railroaders with 5 second quarter points, Abby Fike canned a 3-pointer and Rylee Canan added a bucket.

Bradford continued to play well making the Lady Redskins earn a 15-11 third quarter with Canan hitting a trey and a basket for 5 points, Miller going 4-4 at the line and Isabella Hamilton tossing in a basket for a 41-21 Fort Loramie advantage with one period to play.

The Lady Redskins’ deep bench and size came into play in the fourth with Loramie taking the final period 19-6 to move on in tournament play.

BOXSCORE

FORT LORAMIE 60, BRADFORD 27

FORT LORAMIE – C. Brandewie 14, A. Sholtis 12, S. Albers 12, C. Meyer 8, A. Brandewie 8, A. Turner 2, J. Rose 2, V. Mescher 2 – TOTALS 18 6-6 6 60

BRADFORD – A. Miller 13, R. Canan 9, A. Fike 3, I. Hamilton 2 – TOTALS 7 7-11 2 27

3-POINTERS

Fort Loramie 6 (C. Brandewie 2, A. Sholtis 2, S. Albers 2)

Bradford 2 (A. Fike 1, R. Canan 1)

SCORE by QUARTERS

14-12-15-19 60 Fort Loramie

00-10-11-06 27 Bradford

Bradford's Rylee Canan drives to the basket for a Lady Railroaders score in district championship game with Fort Loramie. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Abby Fike drains a 3-pointer for Bradford in OHSAA tournament play with the Lady Redskins. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Alexis Barhorst puts up a shot in Bradford tournament game with Fort Loramie. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Brooklyn Crickmore looks to pass for the Lady Railroaders in district basketball matchup with Fort Loramie. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Bradford senior, Austy Miller hits a Lady Railroaders free throw in her final high school game. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser

Gaylen Blosser / Publisher

Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@darkecountynow.com or 937-459-9547.

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