Newton Falls girls hand Garfield first defeat

≤ NEWTON FALLS 54, GARFIELD 45: NEWTON FALLS — In a game that featured two of the area’s best players, it was the supporting casts that determined the outcome as the Tigers handed Garfield its first loss.

While Newton Falls’ Isabelle Kline scored 27, and Garfield’s Grace Mills went for a game-high 31, the Tigers got more help. Allison Sembach hit four 3-pointers for 12 points, and teammate Elizabeth Barreca added 12 more for the Tigers (6-3). All three had at least six points in the fourth quarter, when Newton Falls outscored the G-Men, 22-15, to pull away.

Mills was the only player in double figures for Garfield (8-1), which was also outrebounded 26-18.

≤ HOWLAND 65, LOUISVILLE 51: LOUISVILLE — Howland’s Gabby Hartzell scored a career-high 29 points, leading the Tigers to a dominating nonconference victory over Louisville.

Hartzell was especially effective in the second quarter, scoring 12 and helping increase a six-point lead into a 36-22 halftime advantage. Alex Ochman added 14 points for Howland (8-3), which plays at Warren G. Harding in an intriguing matchup on Wednesday.

Kayla Gibson led three players in double figures for Louisville (2-7) with 15 points.

≤ LAKEVIEW 53, FIELD 40: MOGADORE — Annie Pavlansky went off for 35 points, carrying the Bulldogs to a non-league victory over Field.

Pavlansky sank six 3-pointers and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. The Bulldogs (5-6) led by just five at halftime, but a 20-11 edge in the third quarter put the game out of reach. Lindsay Carnahan scored 14, with the duo recording 49 of the team’s 53 points.

Maria Sziva scored a team-high 19 for Field (2-7).

≤ MINERAL RIDGE 58, MATHEWS 50: MINERAL RIDGE — Mineral Ridge erased an early 10-point deficit in a comeback victory over Mathews.

After trailing 20-10 in the first quarter, the Rams outscored Mathews, 48-30, the rest of the way. Alexa Harkins led all scorers with 26 points for the Rams. Taryn Kolesar put in 12 more, and Morgan Sigley registered 11.

Carlie Pratt led the way for Mathews (3-5) with 20 points (five 3-pointers). Cara Bornemiss recorded 15 more.

≤ CHARDON 56, CANFIELD 51: CANFIELD — A rough fourth quarter cost Canfield in a nonconference loss to Chardon.

The Hilltoppers outscored Canfield, 15-8, in the final eight minutes to erase a two-point deficit and pull away. Grace Bradley paced Chardon with 17 points.

The Cardinals led throughout the first three quarters and held a 43-41 edge to start the fourth, but they made just three field goals in the final stanza. Serena Sammarone led Canfield with 17.

≤ WESTERN RESERVE 57, LISBON 45: LISBON — Alexis Hughes and Kennedy Miller helped Western Reserve jump out to an early lead they wouldn’t relinquish in a nonconference clash with Lisbon.

Hughes scored a game-high 18, including 13 in the first half, and Miller added 15, with 10 coming in the first two quarters. The Blue Devils of Berlin Center led, 34-18, at the break.

Maddie Liberati paced three Lisbon players in double figures with 12.

≤ URSULINE 72, FARRELL (Pa.) 39: FARRELL, Pa. — Ursuline started strong and never looked back in cruising past Farrell (Pa.) in the Farrell Holiday Tournament.

The Irish (5-4) led by 11 after one quarter and took a 35-15 lead at halftime. Dayshanette Harris led al scorers with 19, while Anyah Curd followed with 14. Lindsay Bell chipped in with 12.

Kyra Crosby led Farrell with 16.

Boys

≤ MATHEWS 71, MINERAL RIDGE 43: MINERAL RIDGE — Sean McDivitt and Tyler Koeppen combined to score 48 points for Mathews in a rout of the Rams.

The Mustangs (3-6) led by 13 at the half and pulled away in the third quarter. Koeppen scored 12 of his 20 in the frame as Mathews extended its lead to 20 points. McDivitt poured in a game-high 28, making nine field goals and sinking 9 of 12 from the line. Ryan Gates added 14 more for the Mustangs.

Koby Zupko led Mineral Ridge (2-7) with 13 points.

≤ LAKE CENTER CHRISTIAN 64, CARDINAL MOONEY 58: HARTVILLE — A weak overtime performance doomed Cardinal Money in a nonconference loss to Lake Center Christian.

The Tigers rallied from a 37-33 deficit with a 20-point fourth quarter, and they kept the momentum in OT, outscoring the Cardinals, 11-5.

Pete Haas scored a game-high 25 for Mooney, and Anthony Fire put in another 18. The Cardinals made 12 of 21 free throws, while Lake Center Christian was 2 of 36.

Jacob Ickes paced the Tigers with 20 points.

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