Prep Girls Basketball Roundup: Harrison girls post first win; Shadyside pulls away from MC
AT Connorville, the Lady Huskies recovered from a slow start to upend invading Buckeye Local.
The visitors grabbed a 9-2 lead after eight minutes and maintained a 17-15 edge at halftime. But Harrison came alive, outpointing Buckeye by 24-5 during a third period blitz to take command and win going away, 47-30.
Sophomore Katie Ellzy collected a double-double, sparking the win with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Jess Custer provided 11-point support. The Lady Huskies knocked down five bonus buckets to highlight the victory.
Lauren Swiger and Alexis Valuska tallied 10 and nine counters, respectively, for the now 0-2 Panthers.
Winning for the first time in three starts, Harrison takes a Thursday road trip to St. Clairsville.
Harrison was a 38-19 victor in Monday’s jayvee encounter.
Shadyside 51, Monroe Central 36
INVADING Shadyside remained spotless after two starts.
Coach Tina Yates’ LT’s led 16-8 after one period before settling for a 27-22 upperhand at halftime. The Orange & Black extended the spread to 43-26 after three panels.
All-star guards Karli Bonar (20) and Hayley Holenka (19) accounted for 39 of the winners’ 51 tallies. Bonar buried a half-dozen triples with Holenka heaving home a pair.
Chelsie Tewanger’s 10 markers paced Monroe with teammate Chelsie Roberts adding eight.
Shadyside was a commanding 41-29 leader off the glass with Kristen Fijalkowski bringing down some 17 stray shots. Roberts landed seven boards for the now 3-2 Lady ‘Noles.
Both teams are in action Thursday. Shadyside welcomes a formidable Zanesville Rosecrans club with Monroe traveling to Magnolia.
In Monday’s jayvee encounter, Monroe Central was a 46-24 victor as Annie Digity netted 10 points.
Buckeye Trail 44, Barnesville 34
AT Old Washington, host Trail won its first game in three starts while handing Barnesville its second setback in as many outings.
Trail was a 12-4 leader after one panel and remained on top 25-20 at halftime. The Lady Rocks faced a 34-30 deficit after three quarters.
Allison Sichina’s 18 points paced the Lady Warriors and all scorers. Catie Smith provided 13-point support. Freshman Shaela Markovich topped Barnesville with a 13-point, 16-rebound performance.
Trail led off the glass 33-29 and forced 24 Shamrock turnovers. The hosts were guilty of 12 giveaways.
River 45, Frontier 42, OT
At New Matamoras, the Lady Pilots stayed unblemished at 5-0 with their overtime nod over the host Cougars.
Cassidy McCullough (14) and Landyn Ramsay (11) teamed for 25 points for the winners. Lakyn Ramsay added seven and Jensen Caretti had six.
Caretti landed eight rebounds and Emile Weaver seven.