Prep basketball: Mason girls compete in Florida

The Mason girls basketball team got a chance to beat the cold and test itself at the same time.

The Comets traveled to Naples, Florida to compete in the Naples Holiday Shootout Dec. 28-30, coming home with a fifth-place finish.

Mason opened the tournament with a tough 51-48 loss to Louisville Male before winning its final two games.

Sade Tucker led the Comets with 14 points in the loss with Tihanna Fulton adding 11 and Sammie Puisis had 10.

Mason rebounded from its third loss of the season with a 55-49 win over Miami Country Day behind 15 from Puisis and Anna Brinkmann with Fulton adding 10 points.

After two tough games to open the tournament, Mason closed the tournament with a 68-39 win over Charles Henderson.

Puisis went off with 31 points while Tucker added 10.

The Mason boys remained perfect in the Greater Miami Conference with a win over Lakota West.

Mason also defeated Wilmington over break, winning both games by over 30 points.

Lebanon: The Lebanon boys basketball team saw its win streak snapped at seven with a 49-48 overtime loss to Miamisburg.

Lebanon trailed by one entering the fourth quarter before falling.

Brendan Lamb led the way with 18 points while Zach Huffman had 15 in the loss.

The girls snapped a two-game losing streak with wins over Hamilton SE (Indiana), 46-42, and New Albany, 54-51, to enter the new year 8-2.

Little Miami: The Panther girls enjoyed a perfect break, going 3-0 to improve to 7-3 overall and 3-1 in the Southwest Ohio Conference.

After a six-point win over Harrison, and before a blowout of Goshen, the Panthers had to go three overtimes to dispatch St. Ursula.

St. Ursula erased a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter and the two remained even until Little Miami went on a 7-2 run in the fourth quarter for the win.

Mariah Clemons led Little Miami with 18 points while Sydney Kuritar added 15.

Kings: The Kings girls out-scored McNicholas 18-14 in the fourth quarter to claim a 58-51 win.

Kelsey Schmidt and Devin Biesbrock had 14 each to lead Kings while Jordyn Rhodes added 13 in the win.