Boyle leads Girard to sixth-straight win
JEFFERSON – Girard pushed its winning streak to six with a convincing 55-37 victory over the Falcons in an All-American Conference, National Division matchup.
The Indians (11-14) took a 29-21 halftime lead and continued to pull away by outscoring Jefferson, 26-16, in the second half. Girard’s Miranda Boyle led all scorers with 20 points. Bree Bishop added 19 points and 17 rebounds.
Jefferson’s Sarah Busch registered a team-best 14 points. LeeAnn Farr added 11
BRISTOL 65, GRAND VALLEY 60: BRISTOL – Abbie Pate scored nine of her 16 points in overtime to lead the Panthers past the Mustangs.
Bristol (11-5, 6-4 Northeastern Athletic Conference) used the foul line to get back in the game following a nine-point second quarter. The Panthers went to the line 43 times and converted 28.
Allyson Jones and Kylie Stoneman recorded double-doubles. Jones scored 22 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, while Stoneman scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.
Jessica Vormelker paced Grand Valley with 23 points.
STRUTHERS 81, HUBBARD 53: HUBBARD – Ashley Hefferon scored 15 of her 24 points in the first to help the Wildcats cruised to a comfortable win against All-American Conference, American Division foe Hubbard.
After Struthers outscored the Eagles 23-9 in the first quarter, Hubbard’s Alena Burzynski found her rhythm offensively, recording 27 of her game-high 32 point in the final three quarters, but her effort couldn’t pull the Eagles back into the game.
Along with Hefferon, Ashleigh Ryan and Brittaney Zupko reached double figures for the Wildcats, with Ryan scoring 13 and Zupko scoring 14.
CANFIELD 56, HOWLAND 37: HOWLAND – Canfield erased a 10-point, first-quarter deficit and dominated the next three quarters in an All-American Conference, American Division clash.
The Cardinals (13-1, 6-0) trailed, 19-9, after the first 8 minutes, but they went on a 17-2 run in the second quarter to take a 26-21 lead. Canfield’s Paige Baker scored six of her eight points in the second period. Sabrina Mangapora paced the Cardinals with 13 points and eight rebounds.
Gabby Cvengros of Howland (8-7, 3-4) led all scorers with 20 points. Trisha Ginnis added eight points and seven assists.
Howland plays at Poland on Thursday. Canfield plays at the Covelli Centre on Saturday against Hickory.
AUSTINTOWN FITCH 46, POLAND 25: AUSTINTOWN – The Falcons held Poland to three first-half points and cruised to an All-American Conference, American Division win.
Seven players scored for the Falcons (12-3), led by Cassie Custer’s 10 points (six of which came in the first half).
Austintown Fitch plays host to East at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Poland (11-6) outscored the Falcons, 22-20, in the second half, but the 26-3 halftime advantage was an insurmountable lead. Kasie Serich led the Bulldogs with five points.
BADGER 56, MATHEWS 52: KINSMAN – It became a close game at the end, but Badger held on for the victory.
Behind Harlee Logan’s six fourth-quarter points, Badger was able to take a nine-point lead with a minute left to play. However, the Mustangs scored three baskets to trim the lead to three. Badger secured the victory on a Taylor Kramer foul shot.
Logan finished the game with 10 points and a team-high eight rebounds. Kramer paced the Braves (4-11) with 12 points.
Maddie Williams had the big night for Mathews (7-6). She had a game-high 25 points.
LaBRAE 66, CAMPBELL 29: LEAVITTSBURG – Maddie Kiser and Ashlee Stubbs recorded double-doubles leading LaBrae to its eighth win of the season.
The Vikings jumped to a 15-7 first-quarter lead, which was extended to 38-18 lead by the half.
Stubbs had a team-high 18 points and 10 rebounds. Kiser also had 10 rebounds and put in 13 points. Lauren Rutherford led the team in rebounds with 12. On the night, LaBrae (8-6, 3-4 AAC National) had 57 boards.
Brittany Williams led Campbell with 17 points.
LISBON 59, MINERAL RIDGE 46: MINERAL RIDGE – Lisbon jumped to a nine-point lead in the first quarter and eased its way to a victory over Mineral Ridge.
The score was 18-9 after the first, which was extended to 33-18 at the half. Sarah Boyd paced Lisbon with 16 points.
Chasity Digman paced Mineral Ridge (1-13) with 14 points. Peyton Allen added 10.