Valley Christian upsets Blue Jays

MINERAL RIDGE — Fifth-seeded Valley Christian upset top-seeded Jackson-Milton, 53-45, in a Division IV Mineral Ridge district semifinal girls basketball game Wednesday night.

In the other semifinal at Mineral Ridge, Lisbon eliminated Western Reserve, 42-34.

Three Trumbull County schools were eliminated at the district semifinal level.

Brookfield lost 56-43 to South Range in the Division III district at Struthers, while Bristol and Chalker both lost in the Division IV district at Grand Valley. Bristol dropped a 40-21 decision to Cuyahoga Heights and Chalker lost to top-seeded Cornerstone Christian, 56-33.

≤ Valley Christian (15-7) was led by Kristen Gill with 21 points and India Snyder with 14 points.

Jackson-Milton (22-3) was led by Senior Michaelina Terranova with 23 points, seven rebounds and six steals to pace the Lady Jays. Emily Williams had 12 points and Abigail Spalding had eight points and 13 rebounds.

Valley Christian will face Lisbon in the DIV Mineral Ridge district final.

≤ Seventh-seeded Lisbon upset third-seeded Western Reserve by outscoring it, 14-4, in the fourth quarter.

Lisbon was led by Izzy Perez with 14 points and Alyssa Chestnut with eight points with two 3-pointers.

Western Reserve (17-7) was led by Alexis Hughes with 10 points and Alyssa Serensky with nine points.

Lisbon now faces Valley Christian in the district final.

≤ STRUTHERS — South Range led the entire way over Brookfield.

South Range was led by Dani Vuletich with 31 points and Maddie Durkin with 14 points.

Brookfield (18-6) was led by Tori Sheehan with 18 points and Bailey Drapola with 17 points.

South Range will go on to face Salem in the district final.

≤ ORWELL — Cornerstone Christian led, 33-8, at halftime in a win over Chalker in a Division IV Grand Valley District seminfal game.

Cornerstone Christian was led by Kayla Tyna with 22 points and Madison Cloonan with nine points.

Chalker (14-10) was led by Courtney Warnick with 14 points and two steals. She finished her career with 445 career steals which is 21st in state history. She also passed Holly Housholder with 1,463 career points to have the all-time record in school history. Housholder had 1,459 career points.

Now, Cornerstone faces Cuyahoga Heights on March 3 for the district title.

≤ After being tied at 11 after one quarter, Cuyahoga Heights outscored Bristol, 29-10, the rest of the game to get the win in the Division IV Grand Valley district semifinal game.

Cuyahoga Heights was led by Lexi Martin with 17 points and Brooke Wilson with eight.

Bristol (15-9) was led by Kendyl Switzer and Brenna Rimer with six points each.

Cuyahoga Heights will face Cornerstone Christian in the district final.