PV holds off Mathews; J-M still unbeaten
¯ PYMATUNING VALLEY 62, MATHEWS 55: ANDOVER — Pymatuning Valley led by 25 at one point, but they had to hold off the Mustangs after a valiant comeback in this Northeastern Athletic Conference clash.
Carlie Pratt scored nine of her team-high 18 in the fourth quarter, and Emily Strama put in 11 of her 16 as Mathews (4-6, 3-3) stormed back and cut the PV lead to six. PV found a way to pull it out despite making just 8-of-16 from the line in the final quarter.
Madison Hurst scored 13 of her game-high 21 in the second quarter, when a 25-6 run gave the Lakers (7-3, 5-0) a 17-point lead. Ashley Hall played a big role as well, with 18 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
Cara Bornemiss added 10 points for the Mustangs.
¯ GRAND VALLEY 40, MAPLEWOOD 37: MECCA — Abby Triskett came through in the fourth quarter and helped the Mustangs edge Maplewood in a NAC battle.
Maplewood (2-9, 1-5) tied it at 30 midway through the fourth quarter, but that’s when Triskett, who scored 16 of her team-high 17 points in the second half, came alive. She hit a shot and went 6-of-9 from the foul line to close out the game for Grand Valley (3-7, 2-4).
The Rockets rallied from a 26-20 fourth-quarter deficit thanks to a game-high 18 points for Heidi Stiffler, but it wasn’t enough.
¯ JACKSON-MILTON 64, SEBRING 13: SEBRING — Jackson-Milton stayed unbeaten in a Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference rout of the Trojans.
The Blue Jays (12-0, 8-0) led 27-4 after one quarter and 44-6 at halftime. Michaelina Terranova had a strong all-around game with 13 points, nine assists and nine steals. Emily Williams led all scorers with 19 points, and Abby Spalding added 10 more.
Olivia Woods paced Sebring with seven points.
¯ LORDSTOWN 75, CHALKER 61: LORDSTOWN — The Red Devils keep rolling as they racked up their ninth straight victory by pulling the Wildcats, a past Northeastern Athletic Conference rival.
Lexi Phillips led four double-figure scorers with 15 points. Kaylynn Higinboth had 13 points, while Kellee Applegate added 12 and Ava Stano put in 11 for Lordstown (10-3, 6-1 NAC Stripes).
Courtney Warnick and Emma Baugher each had 13 points, while Morgan Brook put in 10 for Chalker (6-4, 3-2)
¯ NILES 61, LAKESIDE 32: ASHTABULA — Niles took outscored Lakeside 13-2 in the third quarter to pull past the Dragons.
Sierra Werden paced the Red Dragons with 18 points, while Madison Johnson had 10 points.
Makenna Condon led Lakeside with 17 points.
¯ BADGER 59, ASHTABULA ST. JOHN 46: ASHTABULA — The Braves rallied from a nine-point, first-quarter deficit to handle the Heralds.
Badger (8-4) outscored St. John 38-18 in the next two quarters to pull away for the victory.
Madison Karr and Kiersten Tricker each led the Braves with 11 points, while Emily Cevera paced the Heralds with 20 points. Madyson Paradie added 19.
¯ McDONALD 43, SPRINGFIELD 30: NEW MIDDLETOWN — McDonald outscored Springfield 15-5 in the third quarter to pull past the Tigers in this Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference battle for the Blue Devils seventh-straight victory.
Brittany Smith led McDonald (9-2, 5-2 MVAC) with 13 points.
Haley LaMorticella paced Springfield with nine points.
¯ WESTERN RESERVE 60, MINERAL RIDGE 39: MINERAL RIDGE — Alexis Hughes had 21 points and 17 rebounds as the Blue Devils post pushed her team past MVAC rival Mineral Ridge.
Laura Sigworth added 13 points for Western Reserve (11-3, 7-2).
Taryn Kolesar paced Mineral Ridge (3-8, 1-6) with 14 points. The Rams were 11 of 26 from the foul line.