Indian Valley Lady Braves remain unbeaten on season

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GNADENHUTTEN -- After a slow start, the host Indian Valley Lady Braves remained unbeaten at 2-0 with a 47-38 win over Coshocton on Wednesday.

Coshocton jumped in front the opening quarter by outscoring the hosts 7-4, but Indian Valley rebounded the second round to post a 15-10 scoring edge and take a 19-17 lead to the halftime break.

The Lady Braves then dominated the second half with a 10-9 scoring edge the third frame and a 18-12 difference the final eight minutes.

Indian Valley (2-0) hit just 20-of-54 floor attempts for 37 percent and added 6-of-12 from the foul line. Katie Shamel and Paige Saho led the Lady Braves in scoring with 11 and 10 points, respectively, with Courtney Emler following with seven points.

Coshocton was 15-of-41 from the field for 36.6 percent and tacked on 6-of-8 from the charity stripe. Kasey Means paced the Lady Redskins with 13 points with Julia Kittell adding eight, Quantesha Carlton seven and Emilee Pell six points.

The Lady Redskins controlled the boards with a 32-23 rebounding advantage led Katie Tupper with 10 boards while Means added seven and Carlton six caroms.

Saho again paced the Lady Braves on the glass with nine rebounds and Shamel added five.

Indian Valley made it a clean sweep on the night with a 38-14 win in the JV contest.

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NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Visiting Garaway scored 20 points or more in each quarter as they opened Inter-Valley Conference play with a 98-29 win over Newcomerstown on Wednesday.

Garaway poured in 41 field goals, including five three-pointers, and tacked on 11-of-14 from the foul line as they outscored Newcomerstown 25-7 the opening quarter and 27-2 the second round to build a commanding 52-9 edge by the halftime intermission.

The onslaught continued the second half with the Lady Pirates posting a 26-9 scoring advantage the third frame and closed it out with a 20-11 scoring differential the final eight minutes for the 69-point win.

The Lady Pirates (1-0, 1-0 IVC) had all 11 players dressed for action get in the scoring column, with Courtney Pott and Anya Misko leading the way with 20 points each.

Abbie Shammel followed closely with 18 points while Courtney Werker and Kendra Miller added eight markers each.

Newcomerstown (0-2, 0-1 IVC) committed 39 turnovers in the contest while converting 9-of-40 field goal attempts and 7-of-10 from the charity stripe. Allie Hinton paced the Lady Trojans with 14 points with Lexi Montgomery adding six and Karlee Peach scoring four points.

The Lady Trojans pulled down 16 rebounds, with Hinton and Peach grabbing five each.

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WEST LAFAYETTE -- Behind 16 points and 10 rebounds from Kelsey Miller along with some outstanding defense, the Ridgewood Lady Generals opened the season with a Inter-Valley Conference 56-29 win over Sandy Valley on Wednesday.

The host Lady Generals jumped in front 11-3 and then added a 13-6 scoring edge the second round to take a commanding 24-9 lead at halftime.

The onslaught continued into the third frame with the Lady Generals (1-0, 1-0 IVC) outscoring Sandy Valley 15-4 to pad the lead to 39-13 heading into the final eight minutes.

The final stanza was fairly even with Ridgewood posting a 19-16 edge to provide the 56-29 victory.

Ridgewood converted on 17 field goals and added 21 points from the foul line.

Erica Olinger added 14 points for the Lady Generals, sinking 10-of-13 from the foul line. Amanda Lowery also scored in double digits with 10 points and Laura Frazee chipped in with six markers.

Sandy Valley (0-2) was led in scoring by Mercedes Bowling and Cortney Huffman with eight points each.

The Lady Generals posted a 26-20 rebounding advantage led by Miller with 10. Huffman pulled down five boards for the Lady Cardinals.

In the junior varsity contest, Ridgewood claimed a 52-36 win.

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WEST LAFAYETTE -- A rough day on the offensive end on Saturday sent the Ridgewood High Lady Generals to their first loss of the season, dropping a 29-16 decision to visiting River View.

"We had a tough day getting into our offensive sets today," RHS coach Doug Patterson said. "We hold them to 29 points and still lose, that was real disappointing."

Ridgewood's limited offense was led by Kelsey Miller and Amanda Lowery with six points each for the Lady Generals (1-1).

River View (2-0) was paced by Andi Daugherty with 10 points and Sami Rngwalt just missing double figures with nine.

In the junior varsity match-up, Ridgewood (2-0) captured a 35-27 win with Kaitlyn Fenton scoring 13 points and Morgan McDorman adding 11.

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KIDRON -- A Saturday road trip proved worthwhile for the Newcomerstown High Lady Trojans' basketball team as they picked up their first win of the season, returning home with a 50-44 victory over host Kidron Central Christian in a non-league match-up.

Senior guard Lexi Montgomery got the Lady Trojans off and running in the first period, draining a pair of three-pointers to grab a quick 14-10 lead, one the Orange and Black would make stand up for victory number one on the young season.

Senior Allie Hinton finished with a game-high 20 points, including a trio of "treys±" to lead the Lady Trojans (1-2). Montgomery contributed nine points on three "triples"; freshman Karlee Peach chipped in with eight points; sophomore Paige McMullen added seven markers. Freshman Annie Johns pulled down 11 rebounds to pace NHS.

Central Christian (1-1) was paced by the duo of Stacey Coblentz and Sydney Mast with 16 points each while MaKenna Haven finished with eight.

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