Shamrocks overcome deficit to defeat Devils
Barnesville’s Lady Shamrocks rallied from a halftime deficit to overtake invading Beallsville and score a 41-34 Thursday night girls’ basketball victory in western Belmont County.
Coach Jamie Carpenter’s now 2-3 Lady Rocks trailed 14-8 after one panel and 24-19 at halftime before outpointing Beallsville 22-10 over the final 16 minutes.
Barnesville freshman Shaela Markovich topped all scorers with 15 points. Markovich also landed six rebounds. Teammate Miranda Plumby enjoyed a productive evening, scoring 10 points, distributing four assists and recording three steals.
Beallsville, falling to 3-5, received a dozen markers from Katie Kinney with double figure support provided by Mikaela Headley’s 10 tallies.
Union Local 57 Buckeye Local 28
At Morristown, the host Lady Jets broke open a close game with Buckeye in the second half.
UL took a 11-3 first quarter upperhand before the Lady Panthers rallied within 18-13 at the intermission. UL, however, returned and outpointed the invaders 39-15 over the final two quarters.
Lady Jets’ ace Cori Medley tallied a game-leading 20 points and was joined in double figures by teammates Kayla Doty and Dallas Montag both of whom netted 10 markers. Buckeye’s Alexis Valuska topped the Panthers with 10 points.
River 60 Frontier 46
At Hannibal, coach Rick Isaly’s Pilots won for the fifth time in seven starts while handing Frontier its third setback in six outings.
River mounted a 13-7 upperhand after one panel and settled for 26-20 halftime command. The winners took a 42-27 spread to the final eight minutes.
Laken Ramsay rifled home a game-leading 19 points for River. The senior guard also passed out five assists. Senior Cassidy McCullough connected for 15 points while freshman Jensen Caretti totaled eight points and 10 rebounds. Frontier’s Christian Douglas topped the Lady Cougars with 14 points.
River was a 35-23 leader off the glass. Turnovers favored the visitors, 15-12. River takes to the road for a Monday night tipoff at Shenandoah.
Edison 66 Harrison Central 55
At Richmond, host Edison used an 18-9 second panel eruption to pull away from invading Harrison Central.
The Buckeye 8 foes were deadlocked at 18 following one period prior to Edison’s decisive second panel that resulted in a 36-27 halftime lighting. The Lady Huskies faced a 45-37 deficit after three rounds.
Lady Cats’ backcourt ace Molly McCoy connected for a game-leading 23 points. Harrison received double figure production from Jesse Ledger (18) and Katie Ellzy (16).
Harrison Central returns to Cadiz for a Monday night battle against Indian Creek.
Fort Frye 66 Monroe Central 24
At Beverly, the now 8-0 Lady Cadets overwhelmed Monroe, racing to 31-5 intermission command while handing Troy Baker’s quint its third setback in nine outings.
The well-balanced winners received a game-leading 17 points from Taylor Buchanan. Micayla Hupp and Brooke Borich supported with 12 and 10 tallies, respectively. Chelsie Tewanger’s seven points paced Monroe Central. Tewanger also landed eight rebounds. Both teams grabbed 29 boards. Turnovers favored Monroe, 14-8.
Caldwell 45 Buckeye Trail 42
At Old Washington, the invading Lady Redskins knocked off host Trail which played without leading scorer Allison Sichina.
Caldwell assumed a 14-8 upperhand after one panel and led 26-23 at halftime. Trail recovered for a 35-31 margin after three panels before Caldwell used a game-closing 14-7 spurt for the final reading.
Leslie Schell’s 14 points paced Caldwell. Catie Smith scored 19 for Trail with Kayleigh Smith providing 13-point support. Catie Smith and Paige McCort nabbed eight rebounds apiece for Trail which owned a 34-28 edge off the glass.