Niles beats Jefferson at overtime buzzer
¯ NILES 56, JEFFERSON 54: NILES — Sierra Werden made the game-winning basket as time expired in overtime for the Red Dragons (8-10, 5-5 All-American Conference White Tier). Werden finished with 12 points in the game.
Niles also got 14 points from Aneziah Fryer and 11 from Emma Dellinger.
The Dragons and Falcons were tied 49-49 at the end of regulation.
¯ CHAMPION 67, LABRAE 34: CHAMPION — Abby White exploded for 31 points, including seven 3-pointers, as the Golden Flashes won big. Champion (13-3, 7-3 All-American Conference Blue Tier) led 18-8 after one quarter and 40-17 at halftime.
Emma Gumont added 13 points for the Flashes, Megan Turner had 12 and Allison Smith contributed 10.
LaBrae (4-12, 2-7) suffered its fifth straight loss. Olivia Williams led the Vikings with 10 points.
¯ NEWTON FALLS 75, CAMPBELL 23: CAMPBELL — Newton Falls won easily and set up a key battle Saturday in the All-American Conference Blue Tier against Brookfield. The Tigers (12-5, 7-2), who jumped ahead 26-2 after one quarter Wednesday and led 46-7 at halftime, are a game back of the 8-1 Warriors in the tier.
Alli Sembach made five 3-pointers for 15 points to lead NF. Libby Barreca and Izzy Kline scored 14 points each, Leighann Knorzer added nine and Bree Hutson and Alyssa Dangerfield scored eight apiece.
¯ BROOKFIELD 83, LAKESIDE 22: BROOKFIELD — Bailey Drapola passed the 1,000-point mark for her career, getting to 1,022 with her 26-point performance. Tori Sheehan added 21 points for the Warriors (13-3), who take a nine-game winning streak into an All-American Conference Blue Tier battle against Newton Falls.
Rebecca Litz contributed 15 points, 10 rebounds and eight steals for Brookfield.
¯ LIBERTY 17, GIRARD 42: LIBERTY — The Leopards continued their outstanding season, pulling away from a 13-11 first-quarter lead with a 23-12 second quarter followed by a 19-4 third quarter.
Liberty (12-4, 9-3 All-American Conference Blue Tier) as led by Sharda Williamson with 24 points and 13 rebounds. China Tate added 18 points and Delia Watson contributed 15 points and 10 assists.
Girard (4-13, 1-8) was paced by Olivia Ciminero with 10 points.
¯ POLAND 77, HUBBARD 27: HUBBARD — Bella Gajdos became Poland’s all-time girls basketball scoring leader, passing the mark of 1,269 set by Candace Bates. Gajdos finished with 17 points for the Bulldogs (14-4, 9-1 All-American Conference White Tier).
Sarah Bury scored 16 points and Jackie Grisdale added 10 for Poland which led at the quarter breaks by scores of 21-7, 41-17 and 64-21.
Hubbard (5-14, 4-7) was paced by Jackie Atler and Toshe Stone with seven points apiece.
¯ MATHEWS 55, WINDHAM 38: VIENNA — Emily Strama scored 21 points to lead the Mustangs (9-7) to the win in a non-conference game. Bailey Hall scored 10 points and Ashley Deans and Carlie Pratt added nine apiece.
Mathews led 12-3 after one quarter, 31-12 at halftime and 43-23 after three quarters.
Windham (2-14) was led by Ashlynn Riggs with 11 points, Tara VanSteenburg with nine and Cheyenne Wallace with eight.
¯ VALLEY CHRISTIAN 56, CRESTWOOD 46: YOUNGSTOWN — Valley Christian took a 17-7 lead after one quarter and held off Crestwood. The Eagles (10-6, 7-2 Portage Trail Conference County Division) led 31-21 at halftime and extended the lead to 45-30 after three quarters.
India Snyder scored 27 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and made six steals.
¯ BRISTOL 82, LORDSTOWN 26: LORDSTOWN — Bristol blanked Lordstown in the first quarter, running out to a 38-0 lead. Tommy Donadio led the Panthers (14-2, 11-1 Northeastern Athletic Conference) with 25 points. Boby Evan contributed 16 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.
Bryan Gabrielson added 11 points and Gage Elza 10 for Bristol. Lordstown (3-12, 1-9) was paced by Jenkins with seven points.