Stars girls dominate NAC Challenge
Stars Division teams won four of the five matchups Thursday night in the Northeastern Athletic Conference’s annual Crossover Challenge.
The Challenge pits teams from the two divisions — Stars and Stripes — based on their finish in the standings.
In the game between first-place teams, Mathews defeated Lordstown, 47-33.
CHALKER 69, BADGER 67, OT: KINSMAN — The Wildcats outscored Badger, 12-10, in overtime, inclduing Courtney Warnick’s layup with 2 seconds remaining, to take the win, the only victory for a Stripes Division team in the Challenge. Warnick scored 22 points and Brittany Davis added 20.
Badger was outscored, 14-10, in the fourth quarter, ultimately forcing overtime and leading to the defeat. Madison Karr and Haylee Mott combined to make seven of the team’s nine 3-pointers. Mott had 14 points and Karr had 12 of her own.
PYMATUNING VALLEY 44, BRISTOL 25: ANDOVER — The Lakers led 14-4, after the first period. Madison Hurst made nine baskets for 22 points, while Ashley Hall added 10 points of her own.
Bristol was held to just 10 of 34 shooting. Kendyl Switzer and Hailee Elza each had nine points and six boards.
GRAND VALLEY 43, WINDHAM 30: ORWELL — Grand Valley held Windham to 12 second-half points. The Mustangs (15-7) had 28 rebounds, with 13 coming from Allie Holmes. Abby Takacs led the way with 13 points.
Windham went just 9 for 39 from the field. Lexi Knight made 8 of 9 free throws for 18 points.
MAPLEWOOD 35, NEWBURY 26: MECCA — Maplewood’s Heidi Stiffler sparked a late fourth-quarter run to help the Rockets pull away.
Maplewood (5-17) led by one midway through the fourth quarter before Stiffler scored six of her team-high 10 points. She also corralled 10 rebounds for a double-double and handed out three assists. The Rockets led by seven at halftime, but the Black Knights (4-18) used a 11-7 advantage in the third to inch closer.
Newbury’s Hannah Grubbs paced all scorers with 11 points.