VERNON - Badger's Liz Emery hit two free throws with 10 seconds remaining in regulation to send the Braves' matchup with Grand Valley into overtime, but foul trouble came back to haunt Badger in a 70-62 overtime loss to the Mustangs.
Three Braves (3-3, 1-3 Northeastern Athletic Conference) fouled out toward the end, as the Mustangs (4-2, 2-2) went to the foul line 14 times in the extra period. Although Grand Valley made just six of them, that proved to be enough, with Badger scoring all three points from the charity stripe.
Jessica Vormelker paced the Mustangs with a double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds, while Alexis Cassessa contributed 14 points in the winning effort.
Badger's Taylor Kramar amassed a game-high 28 points, and Harlee Logan added a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds.
NEWTON FALLS 55, CRESTWOOD 48: NEWTON FALLS - The Tigers jumped out to a 22-point lead after three quarters, but had to hold on for a non-conference victory over the Red Devils.
Crestwood pulled within five points, 53-48, late in the fourth quarter thanks to a 25-point output over the final 8 minutes, but Newton Falls (7-0) managed to hold off the charging Red Devils.
Four Tigers reached double figures, starting with Hannah Zelle's 13 points. Alissa Abraham had 12 points, while Brooke Barreca and Destinee Hutson chipped in with 11.
Newton Falls returns to action Thursday against Liberty.
URSULINE 57, EAST 33: YOUNGSTOWN - The Fighting Irish took care of business to get the win over East on Monday.
Ursuline (2-4) held East to 14 points in the second half and scored 18 in the fourth quarter, as the Irish outscored the Panthers (0-6) by 16 in the second half.
Tanaya Beacham led Ursuline with 19 points, and she also grabbed 14 rebounds. Simone Comer complemented Beachem with 10 points.
Ursuline returns to action to face rival Cardinal Mooney on Wednesday.
WESTERN RESERVE 51, McDONALD 32: McDONALD - Western Reserve held McDonald to 12 points in the first half to get an Inter Tri-County League, Division II win.
Tory White drained four 3-pointers to lead Western Reserve (4-2, 4-0) with a game-high 24 points, and Aleah Hughes chipped in 10.
Sara Joseph paced McDonald (1-6) with 11 in the losing effort.
LIBERTY 54, NILES 47: NILES - The Leopards held off a furious Red Dragon comeback to pick up the win.
Down 41-23 going into the third quarter, Niles (0-5) scored 24 points in the final frame to pull within seven by game's end. Amanda Blank led the Red Dragons with 21 points, 15 of which came off five 3-pointers.
Liberty's Leah Leshnack led all scorers with 23 points, Amy Mikulich had 12 and Rachel Crum contributed 10 in the win.
MAPLEWOOD 67, MATHEWS 49: VIENNA - The Rockets' defense held strong early as they cruised to a NAC win over the Mustangs on Monday.
Mathews scored just 13 points in the first half, as Maplewood (6-1, 3-1) jumped out to a 15-point halftime lead. The Rockets matched the Mustangs in the third quarter and eventually stretched out the lead in the fourth, winning a high-scoring frame, 24-21.
Maplewood's Brooke Dawson had a huge night, going for 25 points, while Morgan Hansel added 15. Ryley Urchek grabbed 11 rebounds and scored 13 points to record a double-double.
Maddie Williams paced the Mustangs with 22 points.
CANFIELD 54, POLAND 25: POLAND - Canfield held Poland to 13 points through three quarters to get the All-American Conference, American Division win.
The Cardinals shot 52 percent from the field, led by Rachel Tinkey's 7-of-10 performance shooting. Tinkey scored a game-high 19 points, while Lynnae Whitehead produced 10.
Kathryn Wilson paced the Bulldogs (4-3, 2-2) with 8 points.
PYMATUNING VALLEY 75, WINDHAM 56: WINDHAM - The Lakers had five players reach double digits in points as the PV offense was too much for Windham in NAC action.
Geena Gabriel led the way for PV (8-0, 4-0) with 28 points, Kelsea Brown had 14, Rebecca Dillon and Abby Hamilton chipped in 11 each and Megan Stech contributed 10 to the cause.
Jessica Isler paced the Bombers (5-2, 2-2) with 19 points, Brittany Knight added 16 and Dari Heller had 12.
AUSTINTOWN FITCH 77, HUBBARD 26: HUBBARD - The Falcons routed the Eagles on the road in AAC, American Division action.
The Falcons had 11 players make the scoresheet, led by Megan Sefcik's game-high 24 points, 17 of which game in the first half. Sarah Melfe contributed another 15 points for Fitch.
Emily Manion proved a bright spot for Hubbard late in the game, draining three 3-pointers in the second half to record 11 points.
STRUTHERS 62, HOWLAND 49: STRUTHERS - Struthers built a 16-point first-half lead and held off Howland in an All-American Conference, American Division clash.
The Wildcats' McKenna Shives scored 13 of her game-high 23 points in the first two quarters to help Struthers (3-2) take a 34-18 halftime lead. Howland (3-4, 1-3 AAC) cut the lead to 10 in the fourth quarter, but that's as close as it would get.
Ashliegh Ryan poured in 17 and also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds for Struthers.
Gabby Cvengros led the Tigers with 12, while Victoria Rappach and Sara Price added 10. Howland hosts to Poland on Thursday.
BRISTOL 67, YOUNGSTOWN CHRISTIAN 48: BRISTOLVILLE - Lauren Elza scored 20 points and led Bristol in rebounds, assists and tied for steals to help the Panthers pull away in a non-conference matchup
Elza had 20 points, nine rebounds, six assists and five steals. She scored 10 in the fourth quarter, which was part of a second-half surge in which the Panthers (2-4) outscored Youngstown Christian, 39-22. Kylie Stoneman also had a big night for Bristol, which led by just two at halftime, by scoring a game-high 26 points. Lindsey Elza added 12 points and five steals.
Daria Shavers led the Eagles with 15 points, and Destinee Snyder chipped in 12.
Bristol hosts Mathews on Thursday.
LORDSTOWN 55, LEDGEMONT 46: LORDSTOWN - The Redskins led early, but couldn't hold on as Lordstown rallied for the Northeastern Athletic Conference victory.
The victory improves the Red Devils to 3-2 (2-0) on the season.
Ledgemont led, 14-6, after the first quarter, but Lordstown rallied, outscored the Redskins in the second, and took a 29-21 lead into the break.
Mary Bennett scored 14 points to pace Lordstown. Talia Tobin added 10.
JACKSON-MILTON 57, LISBON 47: NORTH JACKSON - A big second quarter was the difference as Jackson-Milton defeated Lisbon in an Inter Tri-County League, Division I, matchup.
The Blue Jays had a three-point lead after the first quarter, but extended it to 37-24 at the half. Jackson-Milton sustained a small rally by Lisbon in the third quarter to hang on for the win.
Rebecca Jones led the Blue Jays with a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds. Ashley Totani added 14 points. Madison Tomaino chipped in 11 for the Blue Jays (2-4, 2-2).