River drops first; Monroe on roll

BEVERLY — In a battle of unbeatens, homestanding Fort Frye showed River who is still the top dog in the Pioneer Valley Conference.

The Cadets (4-0) throttled visiting River (4-1) by a 63-36 count Thursday night in girls’ high school basketball action.

Cassidy McCullough led the Pilots with 10 points. Laken Ramsay added nine and Jensen Caretti eight.

Indian Creek 56, Bellaire 25

At Wintersville, host Creek used a 18-0 first quarter blitz to take immediate control over the Lady Reds. The winners led 28-11 at halftime and 43-15 after three panels.

Creek received balanced scoring with inside sophomore ace Bre Berryman tallying 17. Providing 16-point support was Buckeye Local transfer Brooke Mains.

Cari Crozier’s seven points paced Bellaire.

Shenandoah 52, Buckeye Trail 44

At Old Washington, invading Shenandoah broke open a close game in the second panel. The Lady Zeps led 12-10 after one quarter then extended the spread to 32-19 at halftime.

Beallsville 76, Hundred 46

At Beallsville, Big Blue made quick work of the Lady Hornets, racing to 23-12 command after one panel before a 29-point second panel extended the spread to 52-24 at halftime.

Madison Stephen, Katie Kinney and Mikaela Headley enjoyed productive evenings for Rick Jarrett’s Blue Devils. Stephen fired in a game-leading 23 points and also handed out eight assists. Kinney connected for 21 tallies and brought down a game-leading nine rebounds. Headley provided 15-point support.

Now 2-3, Beallsville next opposes Magnolia in a 1:00 Saturday afternoon jayvee tipoff at New Martinsville.

Union Local 53, Edison 31

At Richmond, invading UL used a pair of dominating periods to roll past host Edison.

Coach Drew Greenwood’s Belmont County quint started slow, falling behind 8-2 after one panel. UL, however, responded by outpointing the hosts 20-9 in the second quarter for 22-17 halftime leadership.

UL received a career-high 20-point output from sophomore Mikayla Patton who was joined in double figures by teammates Cori Medley (11) and Kayla Doty (10).

Barnesville 40, Caldwell 24

At Caldwell, Barnesville nudged ahead 5-1 after eight minutes before falling behind the hosts 9-7 at halftime.

But Jamie Carpenter’s club returned with a 22-point third quarter eruption to take control and lead by 29-18 at the final stop.

Sophomore Miranda Plumly topped the now 1-2 Lady Shamrocks with a dozen points. Senior Marissa Burga provided 10-point support.

Monroe Central 70, Magnolia 34

At New Martinsville, the Lady Seminoles used a balanced combination of impressive offense and lockdown defense to crush host Magnolia.

Monroe was a 21-8 leader after one period before extending the count to 35-9 at halftime. The Noles were up top by 57-17 after three panels.

Veteran Chelsie Roberts nearly outscored the hosts with a 32-point outing. Chelsie Tewanger added 18.