Shadyside gets by Philo; St. C., SJC post victories
Shadyside’s Lady Tigers discovered themselves in another down-to-the-wire finish Monday night.
But unlike last week’s overtime loss to Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans, this time the LT’s came away with a dramatic victory.
Rallying from a one-point deficit in the final minute, Shadyside used a pair of clutch free throw conversions from Karli Bonar to secure a 53-50 triumph over invading Philo.
Bonar’s conversions came with six seconds to play, enabling the Orange to lead by 53-50. At the other end, Philo had a good look at a potential game-tying three-pointer which did not drop as time expired.
Coach Tina Yates’ team started strong, mounting a 19-9 upperhand after eight minutes and extending the spread to 33-19 at halftime. The Lady Electrics, however, responded with a 19-9 third period turnaround, pulling within 42-38 at the final stop.
Bonar’s 19 points and five steals topped the LT’s. Senior ace Hayley Holenka hooped 17 counters while sophomore Kenzie Fielding tallied 10 markers. Senior Kristen Fijalkowski brought down a team-leading 10 rebounds.
The Lady Tigers, who dropped Monday’s jayvee tussle, take to the road for a Wednesday night tipoff at Wheeling Central.
St. Clairsville 54, Edison 48
AT St. Clairsville, coach Alicia Freeman’s Lady Red Devils pulled away late to upend invading Edison.
St. C. came out smoking, heating the hoop for 23 first period points enroute to a 23-15 upperhand. The hosts maintained control at halftime, 35-29.
Edison mounted a third quarter rally, pulling within a single point (40-39) after three panels. St. C., however, was able to protect its lead for the victory.
Brigee Mick led a balanced Red Devils’ attack with 13 points. Lauren Figura provided 10-point support. Emily DelGuzzo contributed nine markers while teammates Carlee Gillespie and Alexis St. Clair scored eight points apiece.
Edison received a pair of prime-time outings from Molly McCoy and Kaitlyn Pollock, each of who connected for 20 points.
St. Clairsville is on the road for a Thursday night tipoff at Bellaire.
Beallsville 50, Caldwell 42
AT Beallsville, the host Lady Blue Devils mounted a double digit halftime lead and went on to record their third victory in seven outings.
Big Blue led 12-4 after eight minutes and 23-9 at halftime before Caldwell closed within 37-25 after three panels.
Beallsville’s Katie Kinney posted game-leading totals of 22 (points) and 15 (rebounds). Kinney also recorded six steals.
Mikaela Headley hooped 11 markers for the winners. Madison Stephen scored seven points and distributed five assists.
Beallsville has a Thursday night road test at Barnesville.
St. John’s 53, East Richland Christian 25
ST. John’s pitched a first period shutout, outpointing the Lady Lions 15-0 enroute to a decisive victory.
Coach Bubba Kapral’s Lady Irish, improving to 5-2, extended the spread to 33-7 at halftime and took a 45-11 upperhand to the final quarter.
Veteran Kristen Russell topped the Green with a 22-point performance. Frosh guard Marissa Rose provided 10-point support.
Senior Hannah Surface netted eight points for the Lady Lions.
St. John’s entertains Bishop Donahue next Monday.
Indian Creek 44, Buckeye Local 38
OPERATING without injured 6-5 sophomore ace Bre Berryman, the Creek prevailed behind a 21-point output from Buckeye Local transfer Brooke Mains.
The host Lady Panthers fell behind 16-7 after one period and trailed by 22-13 at halftime. Coach Willy Luther’s quint faced a 33-19 deficit after three panels before staging a fourth quarter comeback which fell six points short.
Seniors Kayla Fillipovich and Alexis Valuska netted nine and eight points, respectively for Buckeye which has a Thursday night road test at Union Local.
Steubenville 57, Weir 48
AT?WEIRTON, Emiley Masloski finished with a game-high 26 points as she led Steubenville past Weir.
Junior Mytia Baker was the only other Big Red player in double figures with 11 points and eight rebounds.
Sophomore Reagan Stead scored and career-high 19 points for the Red Riders (0-5).
Alyssa Shingle finished with 11,