Bulldogs still unbeaten; St. C., SJC, HC win
Make it seven wins in seven starts for Rob Zitzelsberger and his Bridgeport Lady Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs built a nine-point halftime lead then pulled away for a 67-43 Monday night road victory at Beallsville. Monday’s loss dropped the host Lady Blue Devils to 3-6.
Leading 30-21 at halftime, Bridgeport outpointed Big Blue 37-22 during the final 16 minutes to win going away.
Bridgeport freshman Caitlyn Kroll connected for a game-leading 21 points and was closely followed by junior teammate Maclaine Murad who fired in 20 tallies. Beallsville received double digit production from Katie Kinney (21) and Madison Stephen (13). Kinney also landed 13 rebounds and Stephen distributed four assists.
Bridgeport returns home for a Wednesday tipoff against St. Clairsville. Beallsville has a Thursday road test at Shenandoah.
St. Clairsville 55,
Buckeye Local 32
At St. Clairsville, the Lady Red Devils won for a fourth straight time and are now 4-2 overall.
Coach Alicia Freeman’s quint led by only 15-13 and 24-22 after the first two periods before outscoring the winless (0-7) Lady Panthers 31-10 the final two periods.
St. C. featured balanced scoring with Carlee Gillespie’s 11 points leading the way. Lauren Figura and Alexis St. Clair netted nine markers apiece. Buckeye’s Lauren Swiger took game scoring honores with an 18-point output.
St. John Central 58,
Bishop Donahue 24
In the Greenhouse at Bellaire, St. John’s jumped out to a 19-5 first-quarter lead en route to a 58-24 win over Bishop Donahue.
Senior ace Kristen Russell led the way with 22 points for the 6-2 Lady Irish while freshman Marissa Rose donated 15 counter.
Kaydie Coppa added eight points and six steals.
Selena Ghaphery paced Donahue with 12 points.
SJC won the reserve game, 34-17. Jessica Alvey topped the Green jayvees with 13 counters.
Harrison Central 59,
Indian Creek 55
At Cadiz, the Lady Huskies won for the second time in seven starts sparked by a school record shooting performance from junior Jesse Ledger who rifled home eight three-point buckets enroute to a game-leading 27-point performance.
Ledger accounted for a half-dozen trifectas during the first half as Harrison left the floor a 28-27 leader after 16 minutes. The Creek (5-4), continuing to play without injured 6-5 sophomore ace Bre Berryman, assumed a 46-43 edge after three panels before Harrison took the lead for good with 3:30 to play.
Sophomore Katie Ellzy backed Ledger’s output with a 20-point, 10-rebound outing. Junior Kara Dunfee contributed eight rebounds.
Junior guard Brooke Mains topped the Creek with 18 points.
Bethany Davis (15) and Kierra Kamarec (13) also produced double figure efforts.
Harrison takes to the road for a Thursday tipoff at Bellaire.
Monroe Central 49
At Beaverton, the host Lady Cougars won for the fifth time in eight starts and dropped the Lady Seminoles to 5-4.
Frontier led 14-8 after one panel and 33-28 at halftime. Monroe faced a 42-36 deficit after three panels.
Four Lady Cougars fashioned double digit scoring outputs, including Kristen Douglas (15), Carissa Fickensen (13), Kelsey Daugherty (10) and Heather Ogaz (10).
Chelsie Roberts and Chelsie Tewanger netted 16 points apiece for Troy Baker’s Lady Noles.
Frontier was a 32-23 leader off the glass with Douglas landing a dozen stray shots. Roberts snared seven for Monroe. Turnovers favored the winners, 28-20.
Frontier has a Thursday night road test at unbeaten Fort Frye. Monroe hosts Caldwell, also on Thursday.
Fort Frye 58,
Buckeye Trail 12
At Beverly, unbeaten Fort Frye limited Trail to six field goals and 12 total points. Monday’s win elevated the Lady Cadets to 8-0.
Taylor Buchanan topped the winners with 12 points. Diedre Combs and Morgan Liedtke tossed in 10 tallies apiece.
River defeated host Shenandoah, 47-35, but no further details were provided to The Times Leader.