GIRARD 62, LIBERTY 43: LIBERTY - Girard dominated the first half and cruised to a victory over crosstown rival Liberty in an All-American Conference, National Division showdown.
Bree Bishop was the catalyst for Girard, scoring 14 points and grabbing 14 rebounds for a double-double. Alasija Dykes scored 21 points to pace the Indians, who shot 22 of 52 (42 percent) from the field and outrebounded Liberty, 40-24.
The Leopards' Leah Leshnack led all scorers with 23 points. Marcy Dykes added 12 for Liberty (12-7).
CHALKER 50, BERKSHIRE 39: SOUTHINGTON - Chalker built a 23-12 halftime lead and held on to beat Berkshire in a non-conference matchup.
Rachel Wilson paced the Wildcats (4-13) with 18 points, including 11 in the second half. Berkshire (2-14) played even with Chalker in the final two quarters, with Peyton Neumore leading the Badgers charge with 15 points.
GRAND VALLEY 59, BADGER 51: ORWELL - A hot start helped Grand Valley hold off Badger in a Northeastern Athletic Conference clash.
The Mustangs (12-7, 4-6) led 35-26 at halftime and pushed its lead to 12 by the start of the quarter before holding to win by eight. Jessica Vormelker paced Grand Valley with 17 points, while Alexis Cassessa added 13 and four steals.
Badger's Taylor Kramar led all scorers with 21 points, and she also grabbed nine rebounds and six steals for the Braves (11-9, 3-9). Harlee Logan registered 18 points.
PYMATUNING VALLEY 67, WINDHAM 41: ANDOVER - A dominating second quarter allowed top-ranked Pymatuning Valley to easily pull away from Windham in a NAC showdown.
The Lakers (19-0, 10-0) outscored Windham, 26-9, in the second frame after leading by four after one quarter. Kelsea Brown poured in 28 points for Pymatuning Valley to lead all scorers. Geena Gabriel added 17 points and nine assists for the Lakers, ranked No. 1 in the state in Division III.
Jessica Isler led Windham (12-5, 7-5) with 15 points and four assists. Brittany Knight registered a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
EAST PALESTINE 41, MINERAL RIDGE 38: EAST PALESTINE - The Potters won a back-and-forth Inter Tri-County League battle with Mineral Ridge.
The lead changed in each of the first two quarters, and East Palestine held a one-point edge going into the fourth. The Potters edged Mineral Ridge by two in the final 8 minutes to secure the win. Courtney Webber and Hayley Hall scored 17 and 14 points, respectively.
Alyssa Harkins paced the Rams with 16 points.
HOWLAND 56, POLAND 36: POLAND - The Tigers battled back from a first-quarter deficit to take down Poland in an All-American Conference, American Division, matchup.
While Howland took the lead by half, the Tigers extended it in the second half, outscoring Poland, 30-15.
Sara Price led Howland (11-9, 5-6) with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Gabby Cvengros added 13 points.
Theodora Constantine led Poland (7-13, 3-8) with 15 points.
LORDSTOWN 60, LEDGEMONT 40: THOMPSON - Sarah Cash was back to her old ways on Thursday night in a NAC showdown against Ledgemont.
Cash drained 10 field goals, was a perfect 10 of 10 from the line, for 31 points. She also grabbed a team high 21 rebounds, had five steals and five blocks.
Talia Tobin added 12 points and seven steals for Lordstown (14-3, 9-0).
EAST 55, WARREN G. HARDING 53: WARREN - The Panthers tried to rally for the win on the road, but came up just short, giving the Raiders the victory.
At the half, Harding led, 28-20. By the start of the fourth quarter, the lead was trimmed to four. East outscored Harding, 18-16, in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough.
Maya Bell recorded another double double for Harding, scoring 25 points and grabbing 17 rebounds. Gariana Bercheni added 10 points.
Larea Hilton paced East with 18.
URSULINE 37, ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 35: YOUNGSTOWN - It was a tight game throughout, but the battle of the turnovers was the deciding factor between the Fighting Irish and the Knights.
Ursuline turned the ball over 13 times, while Aquinas committed 23 turnovers.
Tanaya Beacham led Ursuline (9-9) with 20 points and nine rebounds.
MAPLEWOOD 44, MATHEWS 32: MECCA - Maplewood led from start to finish in this Northeastern Athletic Conference matchup.
The biggest charge for the Rockets came from Brooke Dawson, who scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Miranda Sloan added seven points and four assists. The Rockets are now 17-2 (10-2) on the season.
Maddie Williams led Mathews with 13 points.
COLUMBIANA 75, McDONALD 40: COLUMBIANA - Three Clipper players scored in double digits en route to the victory over McDonald.
Baylie Mook led Columbiana with 21 points.
Jaydin Stellmar and Sara Joseph combined for 32 of McDonald's 40 points, scoring 17 and 15, respectively.
CHAMPION 40, CAMPBELL 27: CAMPBELL - The second half was the difference for Champion as the Golden Flashes pulled away from the Red Devils in an AAC National matchup.
Champion had the three-point lead at the half, but outscored Campbell 26-16 in the second half.
Izzy D'Urso led Champion (5-15, 2-8) with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Kelly Robinson added 11.
WESTERN RESERVE 70, WELLSVILLE 48: BERLIN CENTER - Western Reserve continued its hot streak through the Inter Tri-County League, Division II, handling Wellsville in league action.
By the half, the Blue Devils led, 38-21. A big reason for that was the double-double of Aleah Hughes, who registered 20 points and 11 rebounds. She also had eight steals. Western Reserve is now 14-5 (12-1).
BROOKFIELD 47, YOUNGSTOWN CHRISTIAN 32: YOUNGSTOWN - Brookfield slowly, but surely, pulled away from the Eagles, ending up with a 15-point victory.
Delaney Saxton paced Brookfield (14-5) with 14 points and four rebounds.
Youngstown Christian, which falls to 5-13, trailed by four at the end of the first and could never rally back. Darai Shavers led the way with 10 points.
NILES 50, HUBBARD 36: HUBBARD - Niles led from the start and never trailed in an AAC American matchup.
By the half, the Red Dragons had taken control with a 23-8 lead.
Niles' Amanda Blank led all scorers 16 points. Emily Manion paced Hubbard with nine.
AUSTINTOWN FITCH 52, STRUTHERS 45: AUSTINTOWN - Struthers led in the first, but couldn't hold on to that lead, as Fitch rallied to pick up the conference victory.
Trailing by four heading into the second quarter, the Falcons outscored the Wildcats 18-7 in the second quarter to take a lead they didn't relinquish.
Megan Sefcik led the way with 19 points for Fitch, followed by Maura Bianco with 12 points. The Falcons are now 18-1.
McKenna Shives led Struthers (14-5) with 24 points.
LAKEVIEW 71, JEFFERSON 38: JEFFERSON - Six different players scored at least eight points for Lakeview as it cruised past Jefferson in an AAC, National Division matchup.
The Bulldogs' Alli Pavlik led all scorers with 20 points. She also handed out a team-high eight assists. Lakeview (19-1, 10-0) led 42-22 at halftime and never looked back.
Emily Smock and Jessica Becker each scored 10 for the Falcons (6-13, 2-8).