GIRLS ROUNDUP: McDonald’s wild rally falls short
McDONALD – A furious rally by McDonald, which came from 18 points down to pull within three, wasn’t enough in a 44-41 Inter Tri-County League loss to Wellsville.
McDonald (1-13) outscored the Tigers, 22-7, in the final period to pull within three, but the Blue Devils were unable to get a final shot off. Sara Joseph paced McDonald with 18, including 10 in the fourth quarter. Brenna Rupe added eight of her 11 in the last 8 minutes.
Clendenning led Wellsville with 16.
McDonald hosts Southern Local on Thursday.
PYMATUNING VALLEY 61, MATHEWS 23: ANDOVER – Pymatuning Valley dominated the first half and stayed unbeaten in a Northeastern Athletic Conference victory over the Mustangs.
Geena Gabriel led three Lakers (12-0, 6-0) in double figures with 29 points. Kelsea Brown added 15 points, and Megan Stech registered a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Pymatuning Valley, ranked third in the state in Division III, led 36-8 at halftime.
Dayna Ellis paced Mathews (5-8, 1-6) with 11 points.
LORDSTOWN 62, CHALKER 39: LORDSTOWN – A big second half pushed Lordstown past Chalker in a NAC matchup.
The Red Devils (9-2, 5-0) led 24-18 at halftime but outscored Chalker, 38-21, in the final two quarters. Sarah Cash led all scorers with 25 points, while Allie Hajnosz poured in 13 and Marlena Liming provided 10.
Rachel Wilson paced the Wildcats with 14. Shelby Cameron added 11.
Lordstown hosts Windham on Thursday.
BRISTOL 61, LEDGEMONT 54: BRISTOLVILLE – Bristol hung on thanks to a big fourth quarter in a Northeastern Athletic Conference victory over Ledgemont.
Kylie Stoneman scored 10 of her game-high 27 in the fourth quarter for Bristol (6-7, 1-5 NAC). Lauren Elza helped close it out when Ledgemont pulled within two points, scoring five of her 18 in the final minutes.
Ledgemont’s Karysa Cantrel netted a team-high 18, while Taylor Erskine added 13.
Bristol plays host to Grand Valley on Thursday.
BOARDMAN 78, WARREN G. HARDING 45: WARREN – Jenna Kuczek nearly set a school record for 3-pointers, leading Boardman past Warren G. Harding in a non-conference matchup.
Kuczek drained eight 3-pointers en route to her game-high 30 points. In all, the Spartans made 13 shots beyond the arc on Monday.
Harding kept the game close through the half, but Boardman outscored the Raiders, 36-17, in the second.
Maya Bell lead the Raiders with 20 points and 21 rebounds. Chelsea Diapolo added 12 points.
LAKEVIEW 69, LaBRAE 45: CORTLAND – Lakeview led from start to finish over the Vikings, keeping the Bulldogs perfect on the seson.
The Bulldogs jumped to a 20-11 lead after the first quarter and had an 18 points lead at the half.
The lead was extended in the second half, largely due to Laney Lytle scoring 11 of her 15 points in the final half. Pacing the Bulldogs again was Alli Pavlik with 22 points. Marissa Naples grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds. Lakeview is now 13-0 (6-0 All-American Conference, National Division).
Angelica Parker and Maddie Kiser each scored 13 points to lead the Vikings (6-4, 3-3).
NEWTON FALLS 45, GIRARD 31: NEWTON FALLS – Newton Falls jumped to a 16-6 lead and never looked back, defeating Girard in an AAC National matchup.
Alissa Abraham got the Tigers going in the first, scoring seven of her 10 points in the opening frame. Newton Falls was able to close strong, thanks to eight points from Destinee Huston. She finished with 13 points, as did Brooke Barreca. Barreca also grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds as Newton Falls improved to 10-4 (5-1).
Alasjia Dykes scored 12 points to lead Girard (7-5). Bree Bishop added 10.
SPRINGFIELD 53, JACKSON-MILTON 41: NORTH JACKSON – A 10-point first half was the downfall of Jackson-Milton, as Springfield held on in the second half to get the Inter Tri-County League, Division I, victory.
The Tigers built a 34-10 lead at halftime. The Blue Jays bounced back in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to overtake Springfield.
Baylee Felger paced Springfield with a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Jackson-Milton’s Rebecca Jones also had a double-double of 15 points and 16 rebounds.
HOWLAND 70, EDGEWOOD 43: ASHTABULA – Three Tigers scored in double figures as Howland rolled past Edgewood in a non-conference game.
Howland shot 42 percent from the floor to get the win. Gabby Cvengros put in a game-high 20 points, followed by freshman Sara Price with 16. Jordan Entler added 13 points.
The Tigers are now 7-6 on the season.
AUSTINTOWN FITCH 58, CANFIELD 46: CANFIELD – Led by a near-perfect performance from the free-throw line, Austintown Fitch stayed flawless on the season and picked up an AAC, American Division victory over Canfield.
On the night, the Falcons were 17 of 20 from the foul line. Much of that success had to do with a 12-of-12 performance from Megan Sefcik. She finished the game with 25 points. The Falcons are now 12-0, 7-0 on the year.
Rachel Tinkey scored 13 points to pace Canfield (8-5, 4-3).
LIBERTY 63, CHAMPION 37: LIBERTY – Leah Leshnack scored 14 of her game-high 22 points in the second half to lead the Leopards past the Golden Flashes in the All-American Conference, National Division matchup.
Amy Mikulich added 18, while Rachel Crum had 11 for Liberty (10-3, 4-2 AAC National).
Molly Williams led Champion (4-9, 2-5) with 10 points.
WESTERN RESERVE 34, LOWELLVILLE 30: LOWELLVILLE – Despite scoring just two points in the first quarter, the Blue Devils managed to beat the Rockets in Inter Tri-County League play.
Western Reserve outscored Lowellville, 32-26, during the final three quarters to record the win. Aleah Hughes led the way for the Blue Devils, scoring all 13 of her team-high in points from the second quarter on, and Tory White added 10.
Courtney Conklin paced the Rockets with 13 points.
MINERAL RIDGE 51, UNTIED 48: MINERAL RIDGE – The Rams rode a big night from Alyssa Harkins in order to beat the Golden Eagles in a ITCL, Division I matchup.
Harkins went for 24 points to lead all scorers, amassing her point total from the field and a 9-of-11 performance from the charity stripe. Breanna Miner added 12 points for Mineral Ridge.
The Rams managed to cover up a 20-point performance by United’s Mackenzie Gatchel, who hit four 3-pointers in the losing effort.
POLAND 45, HUBBARD 39: POLAND – The Bulldogs used a 20-point fourth quarter to complete a comeback win against the Eagles in All-American Conference play.
Poland (5-8, 3-5 AAC, American) shot 36.8 percent from inside the arc, but couldn’t hit a single 3-pointer. The Bulldogs made up for this, however, by scoring 17 points from the foul line. Theodora Constantine paced Poland with 17 points.
Hubbard, meanwhile, had no trouble draining shots from beyond the arc – Emily Manion in particular. Manion recorded all six of the Eagles’ 3-pointers en route to a game-high 21 points.