Roundup: Canfield upsets Fitch in girls tourney

AUSTINTOWN – Erin Risner had 18 points to lead Canfield in an upset of Austintown Fitch during Thursday’s Division I sectional final at Fitch High School.

Canfield outscored Fitch (21-2) 19-12 in the second quarter to pull past the Falcons. Fitch rallied back with a 14-10 advantage in the third, but the Cardinals pushed ahead once again by four in the fourth, 15-11.

Lynnae Whitehead and Rachel Tinkey each had 14 points for the Cardinals (15-8), who advance to a Division I North Canton district semifinal against Green on Monday.

Megan Sefcik paced the Falcons with 21 points, while Cassie Custer added 11.

LAKEVIEW 99, HUBBARD 37: CORTLAND – The Bulldogs used a big effort from the charity stripe to rout the Eagles in a Division II sectional final.

Lakeview (22-2) went to the free-throw line 51 times and converted 33 of them. Alli Pavlik did most of the damage, going 22 of 31 on the freebies, and she attempted 27 in the final three quarters en route to a game-high 46 points. She also collected 12 steals for a double-double.

Abby Pavlik contributed 13 points, while Calli Schmitt added another 10.

Hubbard’s Melissa Thomas paced the Eagles with 11.

Lakeview will play Struthers in the district semifinals at Fitch High School on Monday. Game starts at 7 p.m.

STOW-MUNROE FALLS 72, WARREN G. HARDING 44: STOW – The Raiders managed just 22 points in the first three quarters in a Division I sectional final loss to the Bulldogs on Thursday night.

Chelsea Dipaolo paced Harding with 14 points, Maya Bell scored 13 points and snatched 17 rebounds for a double-double and Gariana Bercheni chipped in with 10 points in the losing effort.

STRUTHERS 66, STREETSBORO 52: STRUTHERS – In a back-and-forth game, the Wildcats managed to pull away from the Rockets in the fourth quarter for a sectional final win.

Struthers (18-5) jumped out to an 11-point lead after the first quarter and 13-point lead into halftime, but Streetsboro (15-8) clawed back to within four going into the final frame. The Wildcats recovered and outscored the Rockets, 22-12, to get the win.

Ashleigh Ryan led the way, amassing a game-high 26 points, and McKenna Shives chipped in with another 19. The Wildcats will face Lakeview in a district semifinal at Fitch High School on Monday.


WINDHAM 76, CHALKER 52: SOUTHINGTON – A big first half by Parker Rickey, combined with double-figure efforts from Jared Taylor and Stephen Kacenski, led the Bombers to a Northeastern Athletic Conference win over Chalker.

Rickey scored 19 of his game high 31 points in the first half. At intermission, Windham led the Wildcats, 48-30.

Taylor added 14 points and Kacenski chipped in 13 for the Bombers.

Tommy Hall led Chalker with 13 points, followed by Eric Wilson with 11.