Monroe Central defeats Caldwell

CALDWELL – Visiting Monroe Central rallied from a 14-6 first quarter disadvantage to capture a 66-49 victory over Caldwell Thursday night in girls’ high school basketball action.

The Seminoles (4-3) were led by Laycie Ball with a season-best 18 points. Kaleigh Marley added 13 and Annie Digity 10.

Megan Devol had a game-high 19 points for the Redskins (1-8).

Kelsey Dick had seven of Monroe Central’s 25 rebounds. Carly Baker charted five steals.

The Seminoles host Shadyside Saturday night.

Buckeye Trail 48, Barnesville 46

At Old Washington, the Warriors (4-4) slipped past the visiting Shamrocks (5-3) despite 23 points and 13 rebounds by Shayla Markovich.

Barnesville had its five-game winning streak snapped. Ironically, it began against Buckeye Trail on Dec. 2.

Sydney Ralston added nine points for the Shamrocks, who were guilty of 20 turnovers.

Katie Larrick paced Buckeye Trail with 12 points. Catie Smith chipped in nine.

Barnesville travels to Morristown Monday to meet Union Local.

Edison 54, Buckeye Local 38

At Richmond, the host Wildcats (1-8) claimed their first victory over the still-winless Panthers (0-6).

Lynsey Morrison drained four bonus goals among her team-high 11 points for Edison.

Lauren Swiger tallied 18 of Buckeye Local’s points. Becky Zeroski added seven.

The Panthers host Steubenville Monday.


Frontier 75, Bridgeport 47

At New Matamoras, the Frontier Cougars have looked very good at times in the early part of the season but head coach Roger Kirkpatrick had been waiting for his team to put together a strong full four quarters of basketball in a single game.

The veteran head coach got what he was looking for and then some Thursday night as the Cougars routed the previously undefeated Bridgeport Bulldogs at Hank Morus Gymnasium.

Frontier scored 14 of the first 15 points in the game and never looked back as it led by as many as 22 points in the opening half.

The Cougars were deadly from long range as they connected on 11-of-23 shot attempts from behind the arc, including three in the opening quarter by sophomore Nick Camino to jump out to a 22-9 lead.

QJ?Williams had 20 points for Bridgeport (4-1).