Edgewood, Talawanda girls hoops shoot for title


The girls basketball race for the conference title remains tight with around three weeks left in the regular season. Talawanda and Edgewood both have a shot at the title. The Braves are 9-7 overall and 8-1 in the conference - they have three conference games still on the schedule. Edgewood is 15-2 overall and 6-1 in league action. The Cougars have five games left on the schedule, all of which are conference games. On Saturday, Jan. 31 Talawanda hosts Edgewood. 

Talawanda senior center Darby Glaab is averaging 10.9 points and 9.6 rebounds per game, while her senior teammate, Chloe Wright, is scoring 13.9 points per game. Edgewood has a balanced attack offensively, led by senior guard Brittany Marts who's fourth in the SWOC in points per game (12.4). Haley Rutherford scores 11.8 points per game and she leads the conference in 3-pointers made (32). Beyond the arc, Rutherford hits 42.7 percent of her shots for the Cougars. 

Ross and Harrison (both 4-4 in the conference) both have an outside shot, though they would both need some help. Mount Healthy, Little Miami and Northwest are no longer mathematically in contention. 

Mount Healthy senior guard Netra Owensby continues to fill up the stat sheet with points. Owensby leads the conference in scoring per game (20.7) and field goal percentage (52.0). Little Miami's Lainee Studer is another senior in the midst of a memorable campaign, averaging the second-most points in the conference (15.3 ppg) and the most assists per game (5.0).