Chalker edges Badger; Liberty tops PV
¯ CHALKER 59, BADGER 57: SOUTHINGTON — A bad third quarter by Badger pretty much sealed its fate in the loss to Chalker.
On an out of bounds play late in the fourth quarter, Kahtrian Hromada hit a 3-pointer to put Chalker (6-2, 4-1 Northeastern Athletic Conference) up four with 1:30 to go. All of her 17 points came in the final three quarters.
Badger (5-4, 3-3) was outscored by 11 in the third quarter and couldn’t recover. The Braves were led by Kiersten Tricker with 20 points including two 3-pointers.
Chalker had a lot of contributions as Emma Bugher had 13 points, Courtney Warnick has 11 points and Caitlyn Stuart had 10 points with 10 rebounds.
¯ BROOKFIELD 57, EAST 25: BROOKFIELD — Brookfield used a good defensive game to get the big win over Youngstown East.
Brookfield (5-3) got big games from multiple girls. Bailey Drapola had 23 points while Tori Sheehan had 19 points, 10 steals and eight assists. Dana Sydlowski had 12 points with seven blocks.
East (1-6) was led by Axion Willis with eight points with two 3-pointers. East struggled from the free throw line going just 2-for-10 from the line.
Brookfield hit six 3-pointers to East’s three.
¯ LIBERTY 60, PYMATUNING VALLEY 46: ANDOVER — Liberty used a consistent game to get a big non-conference road win over Pymatuning Valley.
Liberty (6-2) had three girls in double-figure scoring with Sharda Williamson (16), Erilynn Stevens (14) and Nysa Gilchrist (12) helped the Leopards get the win.
PV (6-2) had two bad quarters and that was all Liberty needed to get the win. The Lakers were led by Madison Hurst with 12 points and Kendall Baker with 12 points.
¯ MINERAL RIDGE 73, CAMPBELL 37: CAMPBELL — Mineral Ridge needed a win and got it over Campbell on the road.
Mineral Ridge (2-5) used a 18-5 first quarter to defeat Campbell. Alexa Harkins led the Rams with 22 points while Taryn Kolesar had 17 points.
Campbell (1-9) struggled but Selena Lopez had 13 points and India Armour had 11 points.
MR hit four threes to Campbell’s two.
¯ McDONALD 56, MATHEWS 33: VIENNA — McDonald has a good defensive first half and that proved to be too much for Mathews.
McDonald (5-3) was led by Olivia Perry with 15 points and Molly Howard with 13 points.
Mathews (3-4) couldn’t find its way but had good contributions anyway. Carlie Pratt led the way for the Mustangs with 17 points and eight rebounds.
McDonald hit just one more three than Mathews but it didn’t matter.
¯ WARREN G. HARDING 60, MAPLEWOOD (PA.) 44: SHARON, Pa. — Warren G. Harding used a strong first half to the win in the Sharon Holiday Tournament.
Harding (5-3) used its rebounding advantage to get easy buckets. Harding was led by Toni Donaldson with 15 points and four assists while Brayleonna Woods had 14 points. Faith Burch had nine points and 11 rebounds.
Maplewood (PA) was led by Maggie Hunter with 16 points and Isabell Snyder with 11 points.
Harding grabbed 47 rebounds to Maplewood’s 38.
¯ CHAMPION 59, BRISTOL 29: CHAMPION — Champion used a good defensive game to get a win over a good non-conference foe with Bristol.
Champion (5-1) shut the Panthers down in the first half and that’s all it needed. Champion led 25-9 at the half and then led 45-20 at the end of three quarters.
Bristol (6-2) was led by Kendyl Switzer had 10 points while Breann Rimer had nine points including its only 3-pointer.
Champion put three girls in double figures with Emma Gumont (19), Allison Smith (13) and Abby White (12).
¯ CARDINAL MOONEY 58, CLEVELAND CENTRAL CATHOLIC 31: YOUNGSTOWN — Cardinal Mooney played a strong defensive game and got the win over Cleveland Central Catholic.
Mooney (4-4) got a great game from Camden Hergenrother who scored 17 of her game-high 27 points in the first half.
CCC started out decently but couldn’t finish strong. The Ironmen were led by Chatel Barnett with nine points and Phylicia Jackson with seven points.
Mooney outscored CCC 26-13 in the second half to get the win.
¯ MAPLEWOOD 40, HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN 29: COLUMBIANA — Heartland Christian got out to a six-point lead after one quarter but that didn’t last long as Maplewood got the win.
Maplewood (2-6) needed a win in the worst way and got just that. A 19-2 fourth quarter all but did the Lions in.
Maplewood was led by Heidi Stiffler with 14 points and eight rebounds with three assists.
Heartland Christian was led by Sydney Ogden with 14 points and Jana Croyts with nine points.
¯ SHARON (PA.) 57, JOHN F. KENNEDY 42: SHARON (PA.) — Sharon (PA) used a stellar defensive second half to defeat John F. Kennedy in the Sharon Holiday Tournament.
JFK (4-3) had the halftime lead at 26-24 but couldn’t stay consistent in the second half. It was outscored 33-16 in the half.
Sharon was led by Ayanna Harrison with 15 points and Mariana Harris with 11 points.
The Eagles were led by Caitlyn Condoleon with 24 points and six rebounds. Myriah Merten had 14 points while Naomi Herman had 10 rebounds.
Both teams hit two 3-pointers in the game.
¯ HOWLAND 50, URSULINE 43, OT: SHARON — Howland dominated the overtime period to pull away from Ursuline in the Sharon Holiday Tournament.
The Tigers (5-2), who play in the tournament championship today, outscored Ursuline, 9-2, in OT. They made only one field goal but sank seven free throws to seal the victory. Connor Tamarkin led Howland with 15 points, while Frank Rappach added 11, including going 5-of-6 from the line. Free throws were crucial, as Howland made 11-of-17, while Ursuline was 2-of-7.
Deven Keevey paced the Irish (0-7) with 13 points. Ursuline outscored the Tigers, 22-20, in the second half but went cold in OT.