WEST LAFAYETTE -- Visiting Johnstown-Monroe (Licking County) dealt a 62-50 non-league setback to Ridgewood High on Monday despite a fine all-around performance by the Lady Generals' Kelsey Miller.
The 6-1 senior poured in a game high 26 points, including three 'treys,' and she added three blocked shots, a pair of steals and two assists.
Teammates Laura Frazee and Amanda Lowery added 10 points each, but an 11-of-23 free throw shooting effort doomed any chance for a win by the locals.
Johnstown (13-4) was paced in scoring by Natalie Carpenter, who tallied 21. Paige Cannon added a dozen for the Lady Johnnies.
Ridgewood (8-9) hit on 18-of-24 field goal attempts.
MALVERN--Ridgewood High went on the road and captured a 52-31 IVC win at Malvern on Wednesday.
After a first half which saw the Lady Generals (9-9, 7-4 IVC) clinging to a slim, 17-16 lead, they dominated in the second half, posting a 20-10 advantage in the third and backing that effort up with a 15-5 advantage in the final period.
The winners connected on 19 action shots, but made things more difficult with a poor 13-of-30 free throw effort. Once again, Kelsey Miller led the scoring parade with 21. Her stat line included a 7-of-9 free throw performance. Joining her in double figures was Amanda Lowery, who finished with 11.
The Lady General defense limited Malvern (10-9, 5-8 IVC) to just 10 made field goals. The Lady Hornets had no player finish with double figures, but Sara Lewis finished with nine.
Indian Valley 46
GNADENHUTTEN -- The Indian Valley Lady Braves dropped their second PAC contest in a row with a 56-46 Monday loss to visiting Fairless.
The guests posted scoring advantages over IV in every period but the fourth. A fourth period rally saw the hosts tally a 17-8 advantage over Fairless, but the foes had already run up a 19-point advantage heading into the final stanza.
Three Lady Braves dented double figure scoring. Emily Baker tallied 13, with teammates Paige Saho and Katie Shamel pitching in 12 and 10, respectively.
Indian Valley made 18-of-53 action shots, but only 10-of-23 charity tosses. They did post a 34-29 rebounding edge over the guests with Saho grabbing 17.
Fairless put just one player in double figures, Brooke Fosk with a dozen, but 10 different players scored for them. As a team, they finished 21-of-47 from the field and 13-of-26 from the stripe.
Indian Valley 58
AKRON--Indian Valley High's recent problems continued with a Wednesday evening 84-58 setback at Manchester.
After an 18-18 first period, host Manchester dominated the remainder of the contest, leading by 10 at the half, and by 22 after three.
Manchester accomplished a whopping 31-17 made field goal advantage over the locals and forced 23 IV turnovers.
For the Lady Braves, Paige Saho and Katie Shamel each scored 16.
Manchester's Kayci Krzynowek led all players with 21 points. Teammates Alex Klein and Karley Dougherty each had 18 and Emma Kreakbaum added a dozen.
Tusky Catholic 41
NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Newcomerstown High went on the road and picked up a 55-41 Inter-Valley Conference win at Tusky Catholic on Wednesday.
Highlighting the triumph was the 28-point effort of Allie Hinton. Her outburst catapaulted her into second spot in the all-time Newcomerstown High girls' scoring annals.
Wednesday's win also saw teammates Lexi Montgomery and Karlee Peach score 11 and 10, respectively.
Following a narrow 15-13 advantage after one, the Lady Trojans posted a 15-5 margin in the decisive second to move to a 30-18 haftime lead. Tusky never got any closer.
Newcomerstown (3-16, 2-10 IVC) made 17-of-46 field goal attempts and 16-of-19 charity tosses.
Central Catholic's leading scorers were Rachel Sweet and Gabby Fredericks, who tallied 19 and 16, respectively.
Harrison Central 78,
NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Despite a Newcomerstown High girls' single-game school-record 52 points by Allie Hinton, the visiting Harrison Central Lady Huskies got a balanced scoring effort to post a 78-66 non-conference win on Thursday.
Hinton made good on 15 field goals, including three three-pointers and added 19-of-25 from the foul line for her 52-point effort. That surpasses the old single-game school scoring record of 41 points established by Rhonda Baker in 1983.
"She had a pretty good night," understated Newcomerstown coach Tripp Hisrich. "She was getting to the basket all night, and the other girls did a great job screening for her. She scored inside and out and hit 19-of-25 at the foul line, which for her was a 'bad' night since she shoots around 79 percent for the year.
The Lady Huskies jumped out to a 10-point (23-13) lead after the initial quarter and added a 23-9 scoring advantage in the second frame to take what appeared to be a comfortable 46-22 lead to the locker room at the halftime intermission.
After scoring 18 of Newcomerstown's 22 first half points, including all nine in the second quarter, Hinton heated things up the second half.
The senior forward poured in 16 points the third round, including a pair of "treys" and 6-of-8 from the charity stripe as the Lady Trojans claimed a 21-14 scoring edge to cut the difference to 60-43 heading to the final stanza. Hinton kept the pressure on the final eight minutes connecting on four field goals and going 9-of-11 from the foul line for 17 of Newcomerstown's 23 points, while the defense limited Harrison Central to 18 to narrow the gap to the final 78-66 score.
Harrison Central (10-10) made 29 field goals and added 11-of-18 from the bonus line led by Katie Ellzy with 32 points. Jesse Ledger followed with 11, while Kara Dunfee added 10 counters. Paige Richards and Jess Custer chipped in with eight points each and Emily Dodds contributed seven in the balanced scoring attack.
Newcomerstown (3-17) was 20-of-44 from the field for 45.4 percent and tacked on 24-of-38 from the charity stripe. Karlee Peach followed Hinton with seven points. Besides her point production, Hinton completed a double-double by pulling down 11 of Newcomerstown's 35 rebounds. The Lady Trojans were guilty of 34 turnovers.
NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Visiting Hiland High had its three-point radar dialed in on Saturday afternoon in rolling to a 79-32 win over Newcomerstown High in Inter-Valley Conference girls action.
The Lady Hawks drilled home a total of 12 three-pointers in the victory, led by Megan Beachy with four treys en route to a game-high 19 points. Kendra Schlabach chipped in with 16 points and chalked up three three-pointers, while Regina Hochstetler finished with 15 and connected on another three treys.
Coming off her school record 52-point outing on Thursday versus Harrison Central, Lady Trojan senior standout Allie Hinton turned in a double-double performance with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Freshman Karlee Peach added six points and nine rebounds, and Amber Kennedy finished with five.
With the loss, Newcomerstown slips to 3-18 overall and 2-11 in IVC action