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Lordstown boys, girls win games Wednesday

Boys Basketball

¯ LORDSTOWN 59, CHALKER 44: SOUTHINGTON — The visiting Red Devils outscored the Wildcats 31-16 in the middle quarters of the Northeastern Athletic Conference contest.

Lordstown placed three players in double-figure scoring and nearly had a fourth. Jay Frank’s 17 points paced the Red Devils, who led 14-11, 31-20 and 45-27 at the quarter stoppages. Austin Milhoan had 14 points on the strength of four 3-pointers. Kaiden Anthony scored 10 and Aiden Force contributed eight points for Lordstown, which improved to 6-10 overall and 6-5 in league play.

Chalker got 16 points from James Stull and 11 from Jordan Keller. The Wildcats dropped to 1-18 and 1-12.

Girls Basketball

¯ LORDSTOWN 33, NEWBURY 18: LORDSTOWN — The host Red Devils posted their first victory of the season, as Lexie Drewek scored 17 points,

Lordstown led 8-0 after the first period, 19-2 at halftime and 26-9 entering the fourth quarter. The Red Devils improved to 1-17 overall and 1-14 in the Northeastern Athletic Conference.

Drewek made three 3-pointers and Ava Spano chipped in with eight points.

The Black Knights, who got 13 points from Grace Laster, dropped to 3-16 overall and 3-12 in the NAC.

¯ ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 45, WINDHAM 39: WINDHAM — Despite 14 points apiece from Tara VanSteenberg and Zahra Cunningham, the host Bombers couldn’t pull out a close one against the Knights. Kayla Ladd added five points for Windham, which dropped to 4-18 overall.

¯ BROOKFIELD 51, HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN 30: COLUMBIANA — The Warriors limited the host Lions to eight points in the second half of the non-league contest.

Audrey Reardon scored 18 points, Kenzie Jumper netted 13 and Sophia Hook added 10 points for the Warriors, who moved to 7-13.

Katie Logan had five assists and Becca Litz grabbed 11 rebounds.

¯ MINERAL RIDGE 57, HUBBARD 39: HUBBARD — The Rams dominated the second half after the Eagles had the upper hand early in the non-league game.

Hubbard led 12-4 after the first period and 22-17 at halftime before Fran Kesner scored 11 of her game-high 23 points in the third quarter when Mineral Ridge used a 23-9 scoring spree to assume a 40-31 lead.

Morgan Sigley added 11 points and Alexa Harkins added nine for the Rams, who improved to 11-10 overall.

Hubbard, which dipped to 1-19, got 16 points and seven rebounds from Morgan Sigley and 12 points and seven rebounds from Jackie Adler.

¯ SALEM 43, HOWLAND 31: HOWLAND — The host Tigers were outscored 23-12 in the middle quarters of the non-league contest and dropped back to .500 at 11-11.

The game was tied at 11 after the first period before the Quakers (12-9) took a 23-18 halftime lead and stretched it to 34-23 entering the last session.

Jamie DeSalvo scored 11 points and Ashley Chambers added nine for the Tigers, who struggled shooting, as they were 12-for-65 from the field and 7-for-14 from the free-throw line. Howland did outrebound its guest, 34-27, with DeSalvo, Gillian Powell and Courtney Clark all grabbing six boards.

¯ GARFIELD 56, CRESTWOOD 44: MANTUA — The G-Men pulled away from a 43-40 lead by outscoring the host Red Devils 13-4 in the final quarter to secure second place in the Portage Trail Conference-County Division.

Jenna Smith scored 17 points and Grace Mills and Sarah Seaman evenly combined for 24 additional points to spark the G-Men, who improved to 17-5 and finished 10-2 in the league. Madeline Shirkey added nine points.

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