Harding girls rout Lakeview; Howland in first loss
WARREN G. HARDING 78, LAKEVIEW 32: WARREN — Harding (2-0) continued to roll offensively by posting 78 points on Lakeview. Its defense was just as strong holding the Bulldogs (0-3) to 32 points. Faith Burch ended the night with a double-double, as she posted 12 points with 12 rebounds. Teammate Kamarah Bender had a strong night as well. Bender scored a team high 23 points, along with nine steals and four rebounds. Indea Phillips also joined in the offensive production for Harding by posting 12 points and six rebounds.
POLAND 37, HOWLAND 28: HOWLAND — Howland (3-1) and Poland went into the half tied at 11, as both defenses slowed the offensive output on both sides. Poland used a third quarter to pull away by five points, and that carried into the fourth as they outscored Howland 17-12 in the final period. Howland’s Alex Ochman led the team in scoring with 11 points. Poland was paced by Sarah Bury’s 15.
CHAMPION 46, NILES 42: NILES — Champion and Niles battled in a close contest. A small 28-26 lead at halftime was just enough for Champion (2-1) to edge Niles (0-3). Champion was led by Brooke Whitt’s 15 points, and Abby White’s 13. Niles leader was Bailey Digman, who scored 14 points.
LIBERTY 73, HUBBARD 23: LIBERTY — Liberty’s offense continues to dominate, as it notches 73 points on Hubbard. Sharda Williamson had a game high 20 points for Liberty (2-0). Two other Leopards scored in double figures. Jordan Banks scored 11 points and Delia Watson added 15 for the Leopards. Liberty’s defense played just as well, and got stronger as the game went on. Hubbard (1-2) was only able to score seven points in the second half.
BADGER 51, MATHEWS 44: VIENNA — Mathews led 35-30 entering the fourth quarter, but it was unable to hold on to the lead. Turnovers hurt the Mustangs (1-2, 0-2 NAC), and they were outscored 21-9 in the final quarter. Badger (2-1, 1-1 NAC) was paced by Kiersten Tricker with 15 and teammate Camryn Zec with 16 points. Mathews had two of its own score in double figures, which was Carlie Pratt with 15, and Ashley Deans with 12 points.
PYMATUNING VALLEY 43, MAPLEWOOD 30: ANDOVER — Ashley Hall had a big game for Pymatuning Valley (3-1, 2-0 NAC) as she scored a game high 26 points. After pulling away 19-14 in the first half, Pymatuning Valley did not let down. Maplewood (2-1, 0-1 NAC) was outscored 24-16 in the second half. The Rockets were led by Courtney Hubbard’s nine points, while teammate Baylie Starcher was right behind her with eight.
BRISTOL 47, NEWBURY 34: BRISTOLVILLE — After jumping out to a 21-6 first quarter lead, Bristol (1-3, 1-0 NAC) allowed Newbury to get back into the game prior to halftime 24-18. Bristol was able to put together a strong second half to secure victory. Bristol’s Bella Zirzow had 19 points and teammate Brenna Rimer added 17. M. Grubbs paced Newbury with 15 points.
WINDHAM 50, CHALKER 32: SOUTHINGTON — Chalker (0-3, 0-1 NAC) was unable to keep up with Windham after a close first quarter. The Bombers (2-2, 2-0 NAC) would not be outscored in any quarter after falling behind 11-10 in the first quarter. Windham’s Mclean led all scorers with 22 points, while Chalker was paced by Bre Elser’s 9.
MINERAL RIDGE 54, LOWELLVILLE 35: MINERAL RIDGE — A stout Mineral Ridge defense shut out Lowellville in the first quarter, and went on to outscore the Rockets 15-0. That would be all it needed to stay ahead for the win. The Rams (2-0, 1-0 MVAC) had three players in double figures, which were Candice Miller and Noelle Bukovina with 11 points a piece, and Alexa Harkins that tacked on 16. Lowellville was led by M. Kelly’s 12 points.
JACKSON-MILTON 47, SPRINGFIELD 25: NORTH JACKSON — Jackson-Milton (1-2, 1-0 MVAC) did its damage in the second half, as it outscored Springfield 29-13. Springfield only shot 18 percent from the field. Jackson-Milton also controlled the boards with 50 rebounds. Ashley Cameron scored 18 points for Jackson-Milton.
CARDINAL MOONEY 60, BOARDMAN 46: YOUNGSTOWN — The Cardinals improved to 4-0 as Conchetta Rinaldi and Katie Hough combined for 41 points. Rinaldi scored 25, Hough had 16 and Carolyn Kay contributed nine points on a trio of 3-pointers. Boardman was paced by Maria Torres with 21 points. The Cardinals held leads of 15-11 after one quarter and 33-21 at halftime before the Spartans (1-1) fought back to within 41-37 heading into the final quarter. A 19-9 edge for Mooney in the fourth sealed the victory.