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CORTLAND – To add to her already illustrious high school career, Alli Pavlik surpassed former player Ali Gagne to become Lakeview’s career-leading scorer in the Bulldogs’ 70-32 win over Niles on Monday night.

Going into the game, Pavlik needed 38 points to surpass Gagne’s mark of 1,172 points set from 2009-2012, and she amassed just that, scoring her 38 point off a steal and a layup midway through the fourth quarter. No other Bulldog (9-0) reached double figures, but her sister Abby dished out seven assists and Callie Schmitt grabbed 12 boards.

Although Lakeview led by just 12 points at halftime, the Bulldogs exploded for 45 second-half points to run away from Niles (2-6). Three players – Amanda Blank, Dana Hughes and Sara Marz – paced the Red Dragons with 6 points.

Lakeview returns to action next Monday at Poland.

GARFIELD 69, BRISTOL 44: GARRETTSVILLE – The Panthers ran into foul trouble in a non-conference loss at Garfield on Monday.

Going into halftime, Bristol (4-5) trailed by a mere two points, but the Panthers had multiple players foul out in a second half where the team scored just 10 points. The G-Men, meanwhile, used a 33-point second-half performance to pull away.

Alicia Witte paced Garfield with 20 points, while Lindsey Jones and Grayson Rose scored 11. Becky Kirk added 10 points.

Kylie Stoneman led the Panthers with a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds, while the Elza sisters combined for another 25 points (Lauren with 14 and Lindsey with 11).

WESTERN RESERVE 50, LAKE CENTER CHRISTIAN 36: BERLIN CENTER – The Blue Devils used a big second-quarter output to beat the Tigers in non-conference action.

Trailing by two points after one quarter, Western Reserve outscored Lake Center Christian 22-2 in the second to take the lead and never look back. Aleah Hughes scored six of her team-high 18 points and Tory White dropped seven of her nine points in the second frame.

Brianna Miller proved to be the Tigers’ main offensive threat, accounting for 24 of their 36 points.

CHALKER 66, SEBRING 63: SEBRING – The Wildcats held on for their second win of the season in a non-conference matchup with the Trojans.

Chalker (2-4) trailed by five points out of the break and used a press to take the lead within the first 2 minutes. The Wildcats outscored Sebring (7-3) 22-9 in the third quarter, but struggled with the lead in the fourth, allowing the Trojans to pull within three points by game’s end.

Three Wildcats reached double figures, starting with Brittany Sherwood’s 24 points. Rachel Wilson dropped 22 points, while Shelby Cameron chipped in 12.

Kelsi Settle proved a thorn in Chalker’s side throughout the game, amassing a game-high 32 points in the losing effort.

HOWLAND 60, BROOKFIELD 49: BROOKFIELD – The Tigers had a hot night from beyond the arc to outlast the Warriors.

Howland (5-5) shot 53.6 percent from 3-point land and drained 10 3-pointers, led by Victoria Rappach’s 5-of-9 performance for her game-high 15 points. Lexi Ross chipped in with two 3s herself and went for 14 points, and Sara Price scored 10 points.

Autumn Kirila paced the Warriors (6-3) with 11 points.

JACKSON-MIILTON 50, LEETONIA: LEETONIA – Kaitlyn Totani and Jackson-Milton came out firing, building an insurmountable lead against Inter Tri-County League-foe Leetonia.

Totani scored 13 of her 16 points in the first quarter as the Blue Jays (4-4, 3-2 ITCL) took an 18-9 lead. They led 29-13 by halftime. Totani, who made all three of Jackson-Milton’s 3 pointers, also had four assists and three steals. Rebecca Jones and Ashley Totani added 10 points apiece.

Emily Schneider led the Bears with 12 points.

The Blue Jays hosts Sebring on Dec. 30 at 6 p.m.

LORDSTOWN 52, LOWELLVILLE 37: LORDSTOWN – A balanced offensive attack drove Lordstown past Lowellville in a non-conference clash.

Seven different players scored for the Red Devils (5-2). Allie Hajnosz led the charge, scoring eight of her team-high 13 points in a first half that saw Lordstown jump out to a 30-17 lead. Talia Tobin added 10 points for the Red Devils, who play at Quicken Loans Arena on Dec. 29 against Garfield.

Lowellville’s Katie Seidita led all scorers with 21 points. She hit all three of the Rockets’ 3-pointers.

MATHEWS 57, JOHN F. KENNEDY 38: VIENNA – Going into halftime, the Mustangs and the Eagles had a tie game, thanks to a 20-point second quarter by John F. Kennedy. However, the second half was a different story, and Mathews ran away with the non-conference victory.

Despite a tie game heading into the third quarter, Mathews dominated the second half -outscoring Kennedy 27-8 – which included a scoreless fourth quarter for the Eagles.

Both Antonella LaMonica and Calli Kowach scored 18 points for Kennedy.

Three players put up double figures for the Mustangs. Dayna Ellis paced the way with 24 points. Maddie Williams added 16 and Natalie Halavick scored 11.


CHALKER 53, SEBRING 50: SEBRING – The Wildcats came from behind to pull off a win on the road over the Trojans in non-conference action.

Chalker (4-1) trailed by five going into the fourth quarter, but the Wildcats outscored Sebring (2-4), 11-3, to get the three-point win. Free-throw shooting played a big role for Chalker in the win, as the team went 22 of 32 from the line.

Jacob Zolna paced the Wildcats with 17 points, while Eric Wilson contributed 15 to the cause. Eddie Kolesar led the Trojans with 16 points.

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VERNON – Badger’s Liz Emery hit two free throws with 10 seconds remaining in regulation to send the Braves’ matchup with Grand Valley into overtime, but foul trouble came back to haunt Badger in a 70-62 overtime loss to the Mustangs.

Three Braves (3-3, 1-3 Northeastern Athletic Conference) fouled out toward the end, as the Mustangs (4-2, 2-2) went to the foul line 14 times in the extra period. Although Grand Valley made just six of them, that proved to be enough, with Badger scoring all three points from the charity stripe.

Jessica Vormelker paced the Mustangs with a double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds, while Alexis Cassessa contributed 14 points in the winning effort.

Badger’s Taylor Kramar amassed a game-high 28 points, and Harlee Logan added a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds.

NEWTON FALLS 55, CRESTWOOD 48: NEWTON FALLS – The Tigers jumped out to a 22-point lead after three quarters, but had to hold on for a non-conference victory over the Red Devils.

Crestwood pulled within five points, 53-48, late in the fourth quarter thanks to a 25-point output over the final 8 minutes, but Newton Falls (7-0) managed to hold off the charging Red Devils.

Four Tigers reached double figures, starting with Hannah Zelle’s 13 points. Alissa Abraham had 12 points, while Brooke Barreca and Destinee Hutson chipped in with 11.

Newton Falls returns to action Thursday against Liberty.

URSULINE 57, EAST 33: YOUNGSTOWN – The Fighting Irish took care of business to get the win over East on Monday.

Ursuline (2-4) held East to 14 points in the second half and scored 18 in the fourth quarter, as the Irish outscored the Panthers (0-6) by 16 in the second half.

Tanaya Beacham led Ursuline with 19 points, and she also grabbed 14 rebounds. Simone Comer complemented Beachem with 10 points.

Ursuline returns to action to face rival Cardinal Mooney on Wednesday.

WESTERN RESERVE 51, McDONALD 32: McDONALD – Western Reserve held McDonald to 12 points in the first half to get an Inter Tri-County League, Division II win.

Tory White drained four 3-pointers to lead Western Reserve (4-2, 4-0) with a game-high 24 points, and Aleah Hughes chipped in 10.

Sara Joseph paced McDonald (1-6) with 11 in the losing effort.

LIBERTY 54, NILES 47: NILES – The Leopards held off a furious Red Dragon comeback to pick up the win.

Down 41-23 going into the third quarter, Niles (0-5) scored 24 points in the final frame to pull within seven by game’s end. Amanda Blank led the Red Dragons with 21 points, 15 of which came off five 3-pointers.

Liberty’s Leah Leshnack led all scorers with 23 points, Amy Mikulich had 12 and Rachel Crum contributed 10 in the win.

MAPLEWOOD 67, MATHEWS 49: VIENNA – The Rockets’ defense held strong early as they cruised to a NAC win over the Mustangs on Monday.

Mathews scored just 13 points in the first half, as Maplewood (6-1, 3-1) jumped out to a 15-point halftime lead. The Rockets matched the Mustangs in the third quarter and eventually stretched out the lead in the fourth, winning a high-scoring frame, 24-21.

Maplewood’s Brooke Dawson had a huge night, going for 25 points, while Morgan Hansel added 15. Ryley Urchek grabbed 11 rebounds and scored 13 points to record a double-double.

Maddie Williams paced the Mustangs with 22 points.

CANFIELD 54, POLAND 25: POLAND – Canfield held Poland to 13 points through three quarters to get the All-American Conference, American Division win.

The Cardinals shot 52 percent from the field, led by Rachel Tinkey’s 7-of-10 performance shooting. Tinkey scored a game-high 19 points, while Lynnae Whitehead produced 10.

Kathryn Wilson paced the Bulldogs (4-3, 2-2) with 8 points.

PYMATUNING VALLEY 75, WINDHAM 56: WINDHAM – The Lakers had five players reach double digits in points as the PV offense was too much for Windham in NAC action.

Geena Gabriel led the way for PV (8-0, 4-0) with 28 points, Kelsea Brown had 14, Rebecca Dillon and Abby Hamilton chipped in 11 each and Megan Stech contributed 10 to the cause.

Jessica Isler paced the Bombers (5-2, 2-2) with 19 points, Brittany Knight added 16 and Dari Heller had 12.

AUSTINTOWN FITCH 77, HUBBARD 26: HUBBARD – The Falcons routed the Eagles on the road in AAC, American Division action.

The Falcons had 11 players make the scoresheet, led by Megan Sefcik’s game-high 24 points, 17 of which game in the first half. Sarah Melfe contributed another 15 points for Fitch.

Emily Manion proved a bright spot for Hubbard late in the game, draining three 3-pointers in the second half to record 11 points.

STRUTHERS 62, HOWLAND 49: STRUTHERS – Struthers built a 16-point first-half lead and held off Howland in an All-American Conference, American Division clash.

The Wildcats’ McKenna Shives scored 13 of her game-high 23 points in the first two quarters to help Struthers (3-2) take a 34-18 halftime lead. Howland (3-4, 1-3 AAC) cut the lead to 10 in the fourth quarter, but that’s as close as it would get.

Ashliegh Ryan poured in 17 and also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds for Struthers.

Gabby Cvengros led the Tigers with 12, while Victoria Rappach and Sara Price added 10. Howland hosts to Poland on Thursday.

BRISTOL 67, YOUNGSTOWN CHRISTIAN 48: BRISTOLVILLE – Lauren Elza scored 20 points and led Bristol in rebounds, assists and tied for steals to help the Panthers pull away in a non-conference matchup

Elza had 20 points, nine rebounds, six assists and five steals. She scored 10 in the fourth quarter, which was part of a second-half surge in which the Panthers (2-4) outscored Youngstown Christian, 39-22. Kylie Stoneman also had a big night for Bristol, which led by just two at halftime, by scoring a game-high 26 points. Lindsey Elza added 12 points and five steals.

Daria Shavers led the Eagles with 15 points, and Destinee Snyder chipped in 12.

Bristol hosts Mathews on Thursday.

LORDSTOWN 55, LEDGEMONT 46: LORDSTOWN – The Redskins led early, but couldn’t hold on as Lordstown rallied for the Northeastern Athletic Conference victory.

The victory improves the Red Devils to 3-2 (2-0) on the season.

Ledgemont led, 14-6, after the first quarter, but Lordstown rallied, outscored the Redskins in the second, and took a 29-21 lead into the break.

Mary Bennett scored 14 points to pace Lordstown. Talia Tobin added 10.

JACKSON-MILTON 57, LISBON 47: NORTH JACKSON – A big second quarter was the difference as Jackson-Milton defeated Lisbon in an Inter Tri-County League, Division I, matchup.

The Blue Jays had a three-point lead after the first quarter, but extended it to 37-24 at the half. Jackson-Milton sustained a small rally by Lisbon in the third quarter to hang on for the win.

Rebecca Jones led the Blue Jays with a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds. Ashley Totani added 14 points. Madison Tomaino chipped in 11 for the Blue Jays (2-4, 2-2).

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BROOKFIELD 67, CONNEAUT 36: CONNEAUT – The 3-point shot was working well for the Warriors, as Brookfield drained eight en route to a victory over Conneaut.

Brookfield’s Lauren Hawley scored 15 of her game-high 19 points from beyond the arc. Brooke Hiner, who scored 11, also made two 3s. Ashley Kirila added 16 points and six rebounds.

The Warriors (5-2) jumped to a 12-4 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

EUCLID 56, WARREN G. HARDING 25: EUCLID – It was all Euclid in this Lake Erie League contest, as the Panthers jumped to a 17-7 lead in the first quarter.

By halftime, the lead had been extended to 36-13. In all, the Raiders only connected on 10 field goals, which includes two 3-pointers.

Maya Bell paced the Raiders with nine points. Harding is now 1-5 (1-2) on the season.

POLAND 38, LOWELLVILLE 30: POLAND – Poland came from behind to beat Lowellville in the United Way Basketball Classic at Poland High School.

Down one going into the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs outscored the Rockets, 17-8, over the final 8 minutes. Theodora Constantine paced Poland with a double-double (12 points and 13 rebounds), while Kathryn Wilson chipped in 11 points.

Lowellville struggled with turnovers, committing 18 in the first half and 30 overall. Courtney Conklin was the only Rocket to each double figures with 10 points.

WEST BRANCH 53, BOARDMAN 41: STRUTHERS – Despite a big night from Boardman’s Kelly Tomscanyi, the Warriors won the first game of the Hope Classic on Saturday.

Tomscanyi drained five shots from beyond the arc en route to a game-high 20 points for the Spartans (1-4), but Boardman couldn’t erase a 13-pont halftime deficit, as West Branch (4-1) only allowed the Spartans to pull back two points in the second half.

Pavin Heath and Melinda Trimmer led the Warriors with 15 and 13 points, respectively.

DENVER EAST 70, STRUTHERS 55: STRUTHERS – The Wildcats kept it close for three quarters before eventually bowing to Denver East in the second game of the Hope Classic.

The Wildcats (2-2) had three players reach double firgures, starting with Ashleigh Ryan’s 15 points. Halle Smrek had 13 points, and Brittaney Zupko added 10.

Denver East’s Joannae Richardson earned MVP honors because of her double-double effort. The 5-foot-9 junior scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed 19 rebounds to lead the Angels.


CANFIELD 58, HOWLAND 43: HOWLAND – The Cardinals jumped to a big first-quarter lead and hung on the rest of the way, giving Canfield the All-American Conference, American Division victory over Howland.

Brady Clark and Jarret Vrabel each scored 14 points to pace Canfield (3-2). Mike Yourstowsky added 10, which included a perfect 8 of 8 from the charity stripe.

Howland’s Reece Bogan led all scorers with 20 points – 12 of those from 3-point range. The Tigers fell to 1-4.

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LIBERTY 56, LAKEVIEW 53: CORTLAND – Lakeview pulled within three with seconds left but couldn’t come any closer, giving Liberty coach Dan Bubon his first career win at Lakeview.

With 3 minutes and 52 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Lakeview took its first lead of the frame, 48-47, after a Jake Pishotti 3-pointer. Liberty came back and took the lead, 55-50, with the help from four clutch free throws by freshman Lynn Bowden. Ryan Pishotti nailed another 3-pointer to make the score 56-53 with 5 seconds remaining, but that was as close as the Bulldogs came.

Liberty’s Asim Pleas led all scorers with 20 points. Bowden finished with 10 points and a team-high three assists. Cameron Clark had a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds for Liberty (2-2).

Brandon Keller had a big night for the Bulldogs (1-4), registering 19 points and seven rebounds.

MATHEWS 68, GRAND VALLEY 59: ORWELL – Mathews was able to hold off Grand Valley – specifically Jake Vormelker – to come away with the victory Friday night.

Vormelker led all scorers with 33 points. He made 12 field goals (one 3-pointer) and went 8 of 15 from the line.

Mathews jumped to a 15-5 lead, which was extended to 37-22 at the half. Grand Valley closed the gap to 50-41 after three, but couldn’t get any closer.

Wyatt Ford led the Mustangs (3-2, 2-0) with 20 points. Cobie Pratt added 17 and Terryance Rogan chipped in 11.

GIRARD 62, JEFFERSON 55: GIRARD – The Indians rallied from an early deficit to pick up the All-American Conference, National Division victory.

Girard trailed, 13-9, after the first quarter, but was able to comeback in the second. Going into the half, Girard led, 24-21. The Indians extended the lead to 42-35 after three quarters.

Deonte Brown led Girard with 14 points. Dylan O’Hara had 11 points. Chaston Williams and Jordan Graziano each scored 10.

HUBBARD 62, STRUTHERS 48: HUBBARD – Despite a 28-point fourth quarter from the Wildcats, Hubbard was able to hold them off, picking up its first win of the season.

The Eagles led, 45-20, after three quarters before the Wildcats’ comeback attempt.

Derek Kopanic led Hubbard with 13 points, while Isiah Scott added 11. The Eagles are now 1-2 on the season.

Austin Yemma did most of the scoring for the Wildcats (1-2), dropping 22 points.

BROOKFIELD 64, YOUNGSTOWN CHRISTIAN 55: BROOKFIELD – The third quarter was the difference as Brookfield outlasted Youngstown Christian.

The score was tied at 48 after halftime, but the Warriors outscored the Eagles, 13-5, in the third stanza.

However, Youngstown Christian was hot from 3-point range, draining seven 3s. Darien Townsend had six of those to go toward his game-high 22 points.

Seth Wallace had 16 points to pace Brookfield. Caleb Hunkus added 13.

CHALKER 70, BLOOMFIELD 34: SOUTHINGTON – It was all Wildcats in this Northeastern Athletic Conference matchup.

Chalker jumped out to a 21-11 lead, which was extended to 40-11 at the half. Twelve different players scored on the night for the 2-0 Wildcats. Jacob Zolna led the way with 15 points and Tommy Hall added 11.

Bloomfield’s Cody Turner led the team with 21 points and seven rebounds.

CAMPBELL 51, NEWTON FALLS 46: NEWTON FALLS – Campbell pulled away in the final minutes of an All-American Conference, National Division clash with the Tigers.

The Red Devils’ Daron Clinkscale scored six of his nine points in the fourth quarter to help Campbell (4-1, 2-0) outscore Newton Falls, 17-14. Campbell’s George Billiris and Aaron Jackson tied for a game-high 11 points.

Newton Falls (2-3, 0-2 AAC) led by five after the first quarter, but the Red Devils erased that deficit before halftime. Jaden and Derek Walton each scored 10 for the Tigers.

MAPLEWOOD 78, WINDHAM 45: MECCA – The Rockets used a huge second quarter to run away from the Bombers in Northeastern Athletic Conference action on Friday night.

Maplewood (3-2, 2-0) held WIndham (1-4, 1-1) to just four points in the second frame, while dropping 24 points to give the Rockets a 19-point halftime lead. Senior guards Kevin Jones and Luke Evan both scored eight points in the second to pace the Rockets. Jones amassed a game-high 17 and Evan chipped in 16.

Three other Rockets – Nate Spitler, Dan Denman and Ethan Obradovich – reached double figures with 12, 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Parker Rickey led the Bombers with 14 points.

LEETONIA 68, WESTERN RESERVE 63: LEETONIA – Western Reserve’s comeback attempt fell short against Leetonia in an Inter Tri-Country League, Division II matchup.

The Blue Devils pulled to within two points at the end of the third quarter, but the Bears managed to see out the game, winning the fourth quarter, 20-17. James Shea helped Leetonia ice the game by scoring seven of his 15 points in the final frame, including a 5-of-8 performance from the charity stripe. Josh Faulmer paced the Bears with 16 points.

The Blue Devils had four players reach double digits in points, starting with Joe Falasca and Lance DeZee totaling 11 points each. Tristen Bova and Nick Tobin added 10 points apiece.

BRISTOL 64, LORDSTOWN 55: BRISTOLVILLE – The Panthers opened conference play with a win over Lordstown on Friday night.

Bristol (4-0, 1-0 Northeastern Athletic Conference) took a seven-point lead into halftime thanks to a 14-6 advantage in the second quarter and matched the Red Devils’ efforts in the second half. Brandon Lee had a big night for the Panthers, amassing 24 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, and Johnny Simcox and Logan Koeth pitched in with 14 and 10 points, respectively.

Preston Sutton and Nick Johnson paced Lordstown (2-2, 1-1 NAC) with 19 and 14 points.

AUSTINTOWN FITCH 73, NILES 66: AUSTINTOWN – The Falcons took care of business from the charity stripe down the stretch to see off Niles in All-American Conference, American Division play.

Fitch went 8 of 8 from the foul line in the final quarter to allow the team to stave off the Red Dragons. Jessie Driver played a key role, going 4 of 4 from the line and scoring nine of his game-high 19 points in the final 8 minutes. Quincy Higgins contributed 19 points as well for the Falcons, 13 of which came in the first half.

Cameron Kane paced the Red Dragons with 19 points and did most of his damage in the second half, scoring 13 points during that time.

PYMATUNING VALLEY 46, BADGER 43: ANDOVER – In a tightly contested NAC matchup, the Lakers managed to get their first conference win over the Braves.

Badger (2-3) led by one point at halftime, but PV (2-3, 1-1) managed to outscore its opponent 23-19 in the second half to pull away at the end. Chase Thurber led the way for the Lakers, scoring 14 points.

For the Braves, Brandon Bates posted a game-high 27 points in the losing effort.

GLENOAK 53, BOARDMAN 48: CANTON – Despite big efforts from Brian Fryda and Preston Stitt, the Spartans fell to the Golden Eagles on Friday night.

Fryda recorded a game-high 20 points for Boardman, while Stitt added 14. The two combined for six makes from beyond the arc.

McDONALD 87, LOWELLVILLE 7: LOWELLVILLE – Three McDonald players amassed at least 20 points in a ITCL, Division II win over Lowellville.

Matt Seitz dropped a game-high 34 points for the Blue Devils (3-1, 1-1), Ken Greaveer contributed 23 to the cause and Anthony Pugh chipped in with 20 points, as McDonald took an 18-point lead into halftime and held off the Rockets (2-1, 1-1) in the second half.

Nick Piccirillo and Alex Harklerode paced Lowellville with 9 and 18 points.

SEBRING 63, JACKSON-MILTON 48: NORTH JACKSON – A slow start doomed the Blue Jays against Sebring on Friday night.

Jackson-Milton managed to score just four points in the first quarter and trailed by 11 points. The Trojans matched the Blue Jays from that point to crusie to a win.

Spenser Huzica paced the Blue Jays with a team-high 16 points.

GARFIELD 50, ROOTSTOWN 49: GARRETTSVILLE – Garfield hung on for its fifth win of the season after an interesting scoring affair.

At the half, the G-Men led the Rovers, 29-18. Garfield extended the lead to 48-30 after three quarters. However, Rootstown outscored Garfield 19-2 in the fourth quarter to almost pull off the comeback victory.

Nick Jucevic paced the G-Men with 16 points. Garfield is now 5-1 (2-0) on the season.


DENVER EAST 49, URSULINE 25: YOUNGSTOWN – Denver East outscored the Irish, 38-17, in the second and third quarters to pull away in a non-conference matchup.

The Angels (5-1), who are in town for today’s Hope Classic at Struthers High School, were tied at 5 after the first quarter. Alexus Gutierrez led a second-quarter charge by scoring eight of her 10 points in the frame. The 19-7 advantage in the quarter gave Denver East a 24-12 halftime edge.

Ursuline (1-4) couldn’t make a run in the second half as the Angels stretched their lead to 43-22 by the start of the fourth quarter. The Irish’s Tanaya Beacham led all scorers with 15 points.

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MAPLEWOOD 57, BADGER 47: VERNON – Despite a strong second quarter from Badger, Maplewood held on for a Northeastern Athletic Conference win.

The Rockets (5-1, 2-1) took a 12-point lead after one quarter, but the Braves (3-2, 1-2) didn’t lay over, going for 19 points in the second quarter to cut the lead to five heading into the break. Six of those 19 came late in the quarter. Maplewood controlled the second half, however, outscoring Badger 27-22.

Brooke Dawson paced the Rockets with 16 points, and Miranda Sloan and Morgan Hansel chipped in 14 and 10 points. Badger’s Taylor Kramar recorded a game-high 18 points to lead the Braves.

LAKEVIEW 88, JEFFERSON 40: CORTLAND – The Bulldogs had five players reach double figures in a rout over the Falcons in All-American Conference, National Division play.

Alli Pavlik led Lakeview (7-0, 3-0) with 30 points, while Callie Schmitt contributed a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Addison Becker added 16 points, and Marissa Naples and Laney Lytle had 12 points each, as the Bulldogs jumped out to a 31-point hafltime lead.

Jessica Becker paced Jefferson (0-4, 0-3) with 13 points.

The Bulldogs return to action next Thursday at Campbell.

HOWLAND 77, NILES 30: HOWLAND – Howland went up 13 points after one quarter and never looked back in a win over Niles.

The Tigers (3-3) drained eight shots from beyond the arc on the night, with Victoria Rappach hitting four and Jordan Entler hitting three, and they went 64 percent from the field. Although Rappach finished with 14 and Entler finished with 12, Gabby Cvengros led the team with 23 points.

Braley Hale scored eight points for Niles (0-3).

WESTERN RESERVE 49, LEETONIA 19: LEETONIA – The Blue Devils’ defense shut down the Bears in order to keep their perfect conference record intact.

Leetonia recorded no more than three field goals in one quarter, and Western Reserve (3-2, 3-0 Inter Tri-County League, Division II) held the Bears without a field goal in the second.

Tory White paced the Blue Devils with a game-high 13 points, while Rachel Maslach chipped in 12 points. Western Reserve returns to action at McDonald on Monday.

CHAMPION 41, CAMPBELL 32: CHAMPION – Down four at halftime, Champion completed a comeback win over Campbell to record its first All-American Conference, National Division win of the season.

The Golden Flashes (3-3, 1-2) erased the deficit and took the lead by outscoring the Red Devils (0-5, 0-4) by five, and they then pulled away by winning the fourth, 14-6.

No single Champion player reached double figures, with four players (Izzy D’Urso, Kelly Robinson, Emma Nicholas and Anna Hill) scored eight points. D.Urso also grabbed 12 rebounds.

Tatyanna Nelko amassed a game-high 12 points for Campbell in the losing effort.

JACKSON-MILTON 52, CRESTVIEW 47: COLUMBIANA – The Blue Jays had to hold off a charging Crestview team to record their first win of the season on Thursday.

Jackson-Milton (1-4, 1-2 Inter Tri-County League, Division I) took a 15-point lead out of the first frame, but the Rebels clawed back by outscoring the Blue Jays 32-20 over the next two quarters. Jackson-Milton managed to see it the game in the final quarter, though, with a 13-11 advantage.

Ashley and Kaitlyn Totani led the Blue Jays with 15 and 14 points, respectively, and Rebecca Jones chipped in a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds. Crestview’s Anna Hardenbrook recorded a double-double herself in the losing effort, dropping 19 points and grabbing 2 rebounds.

BROOKFIELD 43, WEST MIDDLESEX (Pa.) 20: BROOKFIELD – The Warriors defense shut down West Middlesex in a non-conference matchup Thursday.

The Big Reds shot less than 12 percent from the field for four field goals and accrued just six points by halftime. This allowed Brookfield (4-2) to cruise to a 15-point lead at the break.

Danielle DiCristofaro paced the Warriors with 12 points.

PYMATUNING VALLEY 56, GRAND VALLEY 41: ORWELL – Pymatuning Valley’s undefeated start to the season stretched to eight games with a win over Grand Valley in a Northeastern Athletic Conference contest.

Following slow starts by both teams, the Lakers (7-0, 3-0) bust open the game in the second quarter, outscoring the Mustangs (3-2, 1-2), 17-6, to take a 12-point lead into halftime. The Lakers stretched the lead out three more points in the second half thanks to a 16-point fourth quarter.

Megan Stech and Kelsea Brown paced PV, as Stech recorded a double-double of 11 points and 12 rebounds and Brown amassed a game-high 19 points. Jessica Vormelker paced GV with 18 points.

LISBON 42, MINERAL RIDGE 37: MINERAL RIDGE – A poor night from the foul line proved costly for Mineral Ridge in a close loss to Lisbon in Inter Tri-County League action.

The Rams had double the attempts from the charity stripe than the Beavers (38 to 19), but the couldn’t take advantage, making only 15 of those attempts.

Alyssa Harkins and Adrianna Reese each posted double-doubles in the loss. Harkins scored a game-high 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, while Reese added 11 points and collected a game-high 14 rebounds.

AUSTINTOWN FITCH 64, POLAND 23: AUSTINTOWN – The Falcons jumped all over the Bulldogs in a rout on Thursday.

The Bulldogs (3-2, 2-1 All-American Conference, American Division) committed 21 turnovers in the first half as the Falcons took a 37-point lead into halftime. Poland committed 29 turnovers total and shot 25.8 percent from the field.

Nine different Fitch players made the scoresheet, led by Cassie Custer’s game-high 10 points.

SOUTH RANGE 55, SPRINGFIELD 53: NEW MIDDLETON – South Range edged Springfield and overcame a five-point halftime deficit by outscoring the Tigers 33-26 in the final two quarters of an Inter Tri-County League, Division I showdown.

Morgan Czopur led three Raiders in double figures with 15 points. Sara Durr and Starla Sharp each added 10 for South Range, which trailed by one entering the fourth quarter.

Callie Ford of Springfield scored a game-high 21 points. Baylee Felger recorded 13, and Jillian Tabaka added 12 for the Tigers.

WINDHAM 72, MATHEWS 59: VIENNA – Jessica Isler and Dari Heller combined for 55 of Windham’s points in a Northeastern Athletic Conference victory over the Mustangs.

Isler poured in 30 points, including three 3-pointers, and Heller added 25 for Windham, which led 43-28 at the half. The Bombers play Maplewood in a key NAC game on Monday.

Dayna Ellis paced Mathews with 23 points. Bryanna McClurg and Natalie Halavick registered 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Mustangs.


HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 75, BLOOMFIELD 46: NORTH BLOOMFIELD – Four players reached double figures for Heritage Christian as it jumped to a big first-half lead to beat Bloomfield in a non-conference affair.

Bloomfield (0-3) committed several turnovers against the Conquerors’ full-court press defense. Josh Ohrn led Heritage Christian (2-1) with 21 points, including 15 in the first half, when the Conquerors took a 40-27 lead.

Cody Turner paced Bloomfield with 16 points.

Nate Martin added 18 points, Sidney Haynes registered 17 and Trey