GIRLS ROUNDUP: Barreca becomes Newton Falls’ all-time leading scorer in victory
BURTON – Brooke Barreca became the all-time leading scorer in Newton Falls girls basketball history in the Tigers’ 51-21 non-conference victory over Berkshire.
Barreca’s field goal at the 2:47 mark of the first quarter broke the mark of Kelsey McGregor (1,189), set in 2008. Barreca, a senior, finished with a game-high 16 points and now has 1,200 for her career. She scored eight in the first half, when the Tigers (17-4) outscored Berkshire, 24-5, holding the Badgers (3-16) scoreless in the second quarter.
Gabby Kline added 12 points for Newton Falls, including eight in the first two quarters.
Newton Falls plays host to Youngstown Christian on Thursday.
LEDGEMONT 76, CHALKER 55: SOUTHINGTON – A career high for Shelby Cameron and a big first half for the Tigers weren’t enough as Ledgemont dominated the final two quarters of a Northeastern Athletic Conference showdown.
Cameron’s game-high 28 points helped give the Wildcats (4-14) a three-point lead at halftime, but Ledgemont took over in the second half, outscoring Chalker, 53-29.
Sarah Luoma scored 13 of her 15 in the second half for the Redskins (9-9), and Alivia Sidley netted eight of her 10.
Rachel Wilson added 19 for Chalker, which plays at Bristol on Wednesday.
HOWLAND 59, JEFFERSON 40: JEFFERSON – Victoria Rappach scored all 11 of her points in the first half to help Howland build an insurmountable lead against Jefferson.
The Tigers (12-9) held a 33-19 advantage at halftime, and while Jefferson (7-14) cut it to 10 in the third quarter, Howland pulled away in the fourth.
The Tigers’ Gabby Cvengros led all scorers with 14 points. Sara Price earned a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Howland, which held Jefferson to 23-percent shooting, outscored the Falcons, 17-8, in the fourth quarter.
Emily Smock paced Jefferson with 13 points.
Howland plays at Hubbard tonight.
GIRARD 52, MINERAL RIDGE 36: GIRARD – Bree Bishop grabbed 20 rebounds and scored 10 points for a double-double in Girard’s lopsided win over Mineral Ridge.
Alasjia Dykes made nine out of 10 free throws in a dominating second half for Girard, including going seven for eight in the fourth quarter. Dykes registered a team-high 14 points and was 12 of 14 from the line. The Indians led by three at the half and outscored Mineral Ridge, 29-16, in the final 16 minutes.
Alyssa Harkins poured in 14 for the Rams, while Peyton Allen added 12.
HUBBARD 57, CHAMPION 51: CHAMPION – The third quarter was the difference as Hubbard pulled away from Champion in a non-conference clash.
Hubbard held a three-point lead going into the third, but the Eagles (2-17) outscored the Golden Flashes, 12-6, and held on despite a late rally by Champion (5-16).
Three players reached double figures for Hubbard, led by Melissa Thomas’ game-high 19 points. Logan Nitsche added 12, and Michelle Peachock chipped in 10. Izzy D’Urso paced the Golden Flashes with 15 points.
PYMATUNING VALLEY 72, BADGER 41: VERNON – The Lakers led by 17 after the first quarter and cruised to a NAC win over the Braves to continue their undefeated regular-season run.
Geena Gabriel led the way for PV (20-0) with a game-high 21 points. Kelsea Brown complemented Gabriel with a 19-point performance, while Megan Stech added another 17.
Harlee Logan paced Badger (11-10, 3-10 NAC) with 16 points.
SPRINGFIELD 63, LIBERTY 54: NEW MIDDLETON – The Tigers jumped out to a 14-point halftime lead and held on for a non-conference win over the Leopards.
Kennedy Richey and Jillian Tabaka recorded 17 points apiece for Springfield (18-2), which also had Baylee Felger reach double figures with 10. Richey connected on four 3-pointers to accumulate her total – the only made shots from beyond the arc in the game.
Leah Leshnack paced Liberty with 17 points. Rachel Crum added 16, and Marcy Dykes had another 14 in the losing effort.
CANFIELD 49, WARREN G. HARDING 27: CANFIELD – The Cardinals led by 12 at halftime and cruised to a non-conference win over the Raiders.
Rachel Tinkey paced Canfield with 11 points, all of which came in the first three quarters. Ashley Kaleel scored all 10 of her points in the first half, while Erin Risner added another 10 in the first three quarters.
Maya Bell led Harding with a game-high 18 points.
YOUNGSTOWN CHRISTIAN 54, LEETONIA 38: YOUNGSTOWN – The Eagles took care of the Bears in non-conference action.
Youngstown Christian had three players score in double figures, starting with Daria Shavers’ 14 points. Destinee Snyder and Kayla Rios chipped in with 12 points each.
Haley Scoville paced Leetonia with 12.
LORDSTOWN 80, BRISTOL 34: LORDSTOWN – Behind a triple-double from senior Sarah Cash, the Red Devils stayed perfect in the conference, defeating Bristol.
Lordstown jumped to a 23-9 lead – 11 of those points scored by Cash. In the game, she tallied 27 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists.
Talia Tobin added 14 points for Lordstown, which is now 16-3 (10-0).
Kim Michael and Lindsey Elza each scored nine points to lead Bristol.
JOHN F. KENNEDY 49, TRINITY 47: GARFIELD HEIGHTS – John F. Kennedy rallied in the second half to pick up the North Coast League victory over the Trojans.
The Eagles trailed by five points after the third quarter but outscored Trinity, 13-6, in the final 8 minutes.
Calli Kowach led Kennedy (4-14) with 17 points. Antonella LaMonica had 16 – nine from 3-point range.
WESTERN RESERVE 50, EAST PALESTINE 36: EAST PALESTINE – The second half was the difference as Western Reserve battled back to pick up the non-conference victory.
East Palestine led, 25-22, at intermission, but the Blue Devils stormed back in the third quarter and took a 34-29 lead.
Western Reserve’s Aleah Hughes led all scorers with 25 points. The Blue Devils improve to 15-5.
STRUTHERS 58, POLAND 32: STRUTHERS – It was all Struthers as it easily defeated Poland in an All-American Conference, American Division, victory.
The Wildcats jumped to a 22-6 lead and never looked back. Struthers also had the 40-26 advantage on the boards. Brittany Zupko led Struthers in that category with 10.
Ashleigh Ryan led Struthers with 16 points. McKenna Shives added 13.
Phoebe Bush paced Poland with eight points.
GRAND VALLEY 36, MATHEWS 34: ORWELL – Despite a fourth-quarter rally from Mathews, it wasn’t enough to overtake Grand Valley in a NAC matchup.
Grand Valley jumped to a 12-2 lead in the first quarter. Going into the fourth, the Mustangs from Ashtabula County led 30-19. Mathews won the fourth, 15-6, but couldn’t take the lead.
Jessica Vormelker led Grand Valley with 15 points. Maddie Williams paced Mathews with 13.
BROOKFIELD 51, LaBRAE 39: BROOKFIELD – Brookfield took the lead in the first quarter and never looked back, defeating LaBrae in a non-conference matchup.
The Warriors tied the game at 12 then took the lead by the end of the first quarter. Then, Brookfield pulled away, going on a 15-0 run that spanned the second quarter.
Autumn Kirila led the Warriors (15-6) with 12 points. Brooke Hiner chipped in 10.
Somer McCoy paced LaBrae with 14 points. Maddie Kiser followed with 11.