Maplewood girls capture NAC title

KINSMAN – Maplewood took control of a Northeastern Athletic Conference girls basketball clash with Badger in the third quarter and held on in the final minutes, 42-39.

The win gave the Rockets a NAC title.

Maplewood (16-3) led by one at halftime, but the Rockets held Badger (5-15, 2-10) to three points in the third quarter, thanks in part to eight Braves’ turnovers. Maplewood went 7 for 11 from the line in the fourth quarter to seal the win. The Braves closed within three points, but that margin only came in the final seconds.

Allison Bell paced Maplewood with 13 points, while Brooke Dawson added 10.

Badger went 1 of 7 from the floor in the decisive third stanza. Taylor Kramer registered a game-high 18 points and also grabbed eight rebounds and four steals. Badger plays host to Heartland Christian on Thursday.

LAKEVIEW 56, HUBBARD 28: HUBBARD – Lakeview dominated the second half to run away with a non-conference victory.

The Bulldogs outscored Hubbard, 35-11, in the second half after leading by four at halftime. Allie Pavlik scored 11 of her game-high 20 points in the final two quarters, and Lizzy Konitsney tallied nine of her 11.

Hubbard was tied with the Bulldogs at 13 after one quarter, but was outscored 43-15 the rest of the way. Emily Manion paced the Eagles with nine points.

UNITED 52, JACKSON-MILTON 23: NORTH JACKSON – Emily Vehemtbauer had 14 points, while Courtney Hydrick added 10 as the Golden Eagles beat the Blue Jays in this ITCL Upper Tier game.

Madison Tomaino had eight for Jackson-Milton (13-5, 7-5), which next plays Thursday at Springfield.

United improves to 17-1, 14-0.

COLUMBIANA 91, McDONALD 31: McDONALD – The Blue Devils couldn’t keep up with the Clippers in an Inter Tri-County, Lower Tier contest.

After staying in reach at the end of the first quarter, McDonald struggled to stop Columbiana in the second, as the Clippers amassed a 29-point lead going into halftime.

Sara Joseph led the Blue Devils with 10 points.

BRISTOL 71, SOUTHINGTON 30: SOUTHINGTON – The Panthers stretched their current winning streak to seven games with an emphatic win over the Wildcats.

Bristol (14-5, 8-4 Northeastern Athletic Conference) had four players reach double figures. Laurin Elza paced the Panthers with 18 points, Ally Jones had 13 points and 15 rebounds, Abbie Pate had 11 points and six assists and Kylie Stoneman added 10 in the winning effort.

Shelby Cameron an Autumn Arbogast led Southington with seven points each.

LaBRAE 78, SOUTHEAST 69, OT: LEAVITTSBURG – In close non-conference matchup, the Vikings poured 13 points in the overtime period to beat the Pirates at home.

LaBrae and Southeast took turns being dominant in the first half, with Southeast outscoring the Vikings by seven in the first and LaBrae outscoring the Vikings by 10 in the second quarter to take a three-point lead into halftime. Southeast erased that deficit by the end of the third before both teams dropping 17 points in the fourth to force overtime.

LaBrae overcame Southeast’s outside shooting (the Pirates drained nine 3-pointers) by going 18 of 26 from the charity stripe. Four Vikings scored in double figures, as Maddie Kiser had 18, Somer McCoy had 17, Ashlee Stubbs had 16 and Lauren Rutherford had 15.

Shayna White paced the Pirates with 18 points.

POLAND 62, NILES 22: NILES – The Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead and cruised to a win over the Red Dragons in All-American Conference, American Division play.

Poland (12-7, 4-6) shot 53.5 percent from the field in the game and had a balanced scoresheet. Both Rachael Robertson and Aleah Hughes paced the Bulldogs with 11 points apiece.

Makayla Butler led Niles with eight points.

GIRARD 42, BROOKFIELD 28: BROOKFIELD – The Indians posted a shutout in the fourth quarter to seal the win over the Warriors.

Girard (11-6) held a slim one-point lead going into the final quarter before finishing out on a 13-0 run. Valerie Thomas recorded all of her six points in the fourth, including the first four Girard points. Bree Bishop added five of her game-high 12 points in the fourth quarter as well.

Delany Saxton paced Brookfield (7-9) with six points.

AUSTINTOWN FITCH 44, BOARDMAN 43: AUSTINTOWN – The Falcons managed to pull out a dramatic home win against Boardman.

Fitch (15-4) erased a five-point halftime deficit to come away with the win. Sarah Melfi paced the Falcons with 16 points, while Megan Sefcik posted 12 points and Cassie Custer added 11.

Emily Gibbs led the Spartans (8-11) with 12 points.

Girls bowling

HUBBARD 2,400, HOWLAND 2,054: In the second round of the All-American Conference tournament at Bellwick Bowl, the Eagles got past the Tigers to advance to the championship.

Miranda Romano led the eagles with 403 total pins, while Brittany Ferrara added 395 pins.

Howland’s Hannah Vandergrift felled 421 pin, and Alicia Bailes felled 312.