Newcomerstown 42, Ridgewood 41
NEWCOMERSTOWN — A big night on Wednesday from freshman Taylor Lafferty lifted host Newcomerstown High past Ridgewood 42-41 in the backyard tussle between the Inter-Valley Conference rivals.
Lafferty finished with a game-high 19 point night, drilling a trio of three-pointers along with a solid 8-for-10 effort from the charity stripe for the Lady Trojans. Senior Amaris Wells just missed double figures with nine points and sophomore Maddie Fish contributed eight for the Lady Trojans.
Ridgewood was led in scoring by Kalie Rettos with 13 points, while Erinn Buchanan added 12 for the Lady Generals.
With the home court win, the Lady Trojans improve to 2-14 on the season.
Hiland 90, Newcomerstown 9
BERLIN — After picking up their second win of the season over rival Ridgewood on Wednesday, the Newcomerstown Lady Trojans suffered a lopsided 90-9 Inter-Valley Conference loss to always-formidable Hiland which saw veteran coach Dave Schlabach record his 600th coaching victory.
The Lady Hawks set the tone early, racing out to a 35-3 lead after the opening quarter and they never looked back. Hiland added scoring advantages of 18-2, 20-4 and 17-0 over the next three quarters to provide the 81-point victory.
Newcomerstown (2-15) was 2-of-22 from the field and added 3-of-8 from the foul line. Freshman Taylor Lafferty paced the Lady Trojans with six points.
Hiland (15-4, 11-0 IVC) connected on 38-of-61 floor shots, including 7-of-13 from three-point range, and tacked on 7-of-8 from the charity stripe. Morgan McMillan led the Lady Hawks in scoring with 21 points followed by Kennedy Schlabach with 18. Zoe Miller added 11 points while Kelsey Swiharst and Madison Yoder chipped in eight and seven counters, respectively.
Hiland had a 28-19 edge in rebounding led by Tifany Weaver with four. Maddie Fish and Amaris Wells each had three boards to lead NHS on the glass.
Indian Valley 50, Newcomerstown 41
GNADENHUTTEN —Indian Valley High was able to escape a late comeback from visiting Newcomerstown and hold on for a 50-41 Inter-Valley Conference victory on Saturday.
The Lady Braves got off to a nice start, edging out the Lady Trojans, 11-8, in the first quarter and proceeded to outscore the visitors, 17-9, in the second round to take a 28-17 halftime lead.
Newcomerstown stayed within striking range as it outscored Indian Valley, 13-8, in the third round, but still trailed 36-30 entering the final eight minutes where IVHS used a 14-11 scoring advantage to put NHS away and pick up the IVC win.
For the Lady Braves, Brittany Roth and Brennlyn Rostad led the way with 11 points each followed by Casey Scott, Emily Love and Ally Clouts with seven markers apiece.
Three players had 11 points for the Lady Trojans (2-15) - Taylor Lafferty, Maddie Fish and Amaris Wells - while Jade Johnson chipped in with six.
Indian Valley outrebounded Newcomerstown, 27-10, led by Scott with 11 and Love with seven while Roth chipped in with seven steals.
Buckeye Trail 64, Ridgewood 12
WEST LAFAYETTE - Buckeye Trail High tuned up for Monday’s appearance in the OVAC Girls Basketball Tournament with a 64-12 romp over Ridgewood in Inter-Valley Conference play on Saturday.
The Lady Warriors took no time taking control, vaulting to a 27-2 first quarter lead. A 16-2 edge in the second period opened a 43-4 halftime spread and then 12-4 and 9-4 margins in the final two quarters for the 52-point victory.
Sam Canner tallied 21 points to lead Trail (13-4, 8-3 IVC). Jenni Carmichael contributed 12 tallies; Alli McVicker had eight and Hannah Smith added seven.
The Lady Warriors had 31 rebounds, led by Canner and Rylie Smith with seven apiece; 18 assists, with Ashleigh Wheeler dishing out five while Amber Colvin and McVicker each had four; and 19 steals, with McVicker collecting five and Riley Smith adding four.
Zayvia Stanton and Kallie Rettos each had four points for Ridgewood (3-13), which was guilty of a whopping 29 turnovers to 13 for Trail.