Bellaire girls win; Monroe girls, Ferry boys both on wrong end

Marci Bonar will always remember the first game ever played in the new Cameron High School Gymnasium.

It was her Big Reds’ 68-31 triumph over the host Dragons during Wednesday’s Wheeling Hospital/OVAC?Basketball Championships consolation bracket action.

Kierstyn Kidder paced four Bellaire players in twin digits with 22 points. Nina Crook added 15 and Cari Crozier and Myleah Green evenly divided 20.

Fort Frye 71, Monroe Central 41

AT Beverly, host Fort Frye improved to 18-3 and moved into Saturday afternoon’s Wheeling Hospital/OVAC 3-A title game after upending invading Monroe Central, 71-41.

The Lady Seminoles were 12-10 leaders after one period before Fort Frye outpointed the Monroe County quint 28-9 in the second stanza for 38-21 halftime command. The visitors faced a 57-31 deficit after three frames.

Diedre Combs scored 18 points and was joined in double figures by Cadet teammates Morgan Liedtke (15); Brooke Borich (12); and Taylor Buchanan (11).

Monroe’s Chelsey Roberts topped the Lady Noles with 17 markers. Chelsey Tewanger provided 11-point support.

Monroe shot 16 of 48 from the floor and collected but 13 rebounds. The Seminoles were charted for 13 turnovers. Fort Frye shot 17-of-64 from the field, nabbed 25 rebounds, and were guilty of just five giveaways.


Indian Creek 52, Martins Ferry 39

AT Wintersville, the host Redskins overcame a 24-point output from Ferry’s Cody Schau in a Buckeye 8 battle in Jefferson County. Robert Vargo contributed 10 counters for Jeff Sabatino’s Purple Riders.

Alex Young tossed in a team-leading 18 points for Joe Dunlevy’s Redskins. Shane Winland tallied 15 markers for the winners.