Lady Braves win three games to improve to 5-0

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Indian Valley 43, Claymont 26

UHRICHSVILLE -- The Indian Valley Lady Braves pocketed a non-league win on Monday with a 43-26 road triumph at Claymont.

IV (3-0) outpointed the hosts in every period en route to the lopsided triumph as they held Claymont to single digit scoring in each quarter.

A 14-9 opening frame was followed by a 12-9 advantage in the second which ballooned the Lady Brave lead to 26-18 at the half. Indian Valley ended all doubt about a comeback with a 17-8 margin in the second half.

Lady Braves Courtney Emler, Emily Baker and Sydney Kandray shared game high scoring honors with nine each, while teammates Paige Saho and Katie Shamel each added seven.

Indian Valley converted 13-of-41 action shots and added 16-of-26 from the line. They were whistled for 16 turnovers.

Claymont made just nine-of-43 field attempts and just five-of-16 free throws. The Lady Mustangs were ticketed for 20 turnovers. Rebounding for the contest finished at 29 for each squad with Saho and Shamel each hauling down eight for the winners.

Claymont was led in scoring by Courtney Sowers with eight points.

Indian Valley 41, Tusky Valley 39

ZOARVILLE -- Indian Valley maintained its early-season unbeaten mark with a narrow 41-39 win at Tusky Valley in the PAC opener for both schools on Wednesday.

Following a 17-17 halftime deadlock and a 27-27 tie after three frames, the Lady Braves eked out a 14-12 advantage in the fourth to pull out the win.

Indian Valley (4-0, 1-0 PAC) saw a pair of players dent double figures, with Paige Saho and Katie Shamel netting 16 and 12, respectively.

Saho also pulled down a career-high 20 rebounds in the win. The Lady Braves finished 16-of-58 from the field and 9-of-16 from the stripe and committed 22 turnovers.

Tusky Valley (2-1, 0-1 PAC) was led in scoring by Kaitlynn Dunlap with 24, but no other player managed more than seven. The Lady Trojans were just 15-of-40 from the field and a dreadful 9-of-24 from the foul line. Additionally, they were whistled for 28 turnovers.

Ridgewood 81, Newcomerstown 47

NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Visiting Ridgewood High had its offense in high gear on Wednesday in rolling past the rival Newcomerstown, 81-47, in an Inter-Valley Conference match-up.

Senior Kelsey Miller led the high-scoring Lady Generals with a huge 36-point outing, with teammates Amanda Lowery and Laura Frazee adding double figure support with 18 and 10, respectively.

Newcomerstown (1-3, 0-2 IVC) got a big game from senior Allie Hinton who exploded for 35 points, including a total of eight three-pointers.

In the rebounding battle, it was Ridgewood finishing with a 34-15 edge with Miller pulling down a game-high 16 rebounds and Lowery adding 10. Hinton led the Lady Trojans with four rebounds.

Indian Valley 50, Canton Timken 43

CANTON -- A second quarter rally lifed the Indian Valley Lady Braves past host Timken High in PAC-7 action on Saturday afternoon.

Trailing 12-11 after the opening period, the Lady Braves used a 16-9 scoring edge in the second quarter to grab a 27-21 lead at the intermission.

Indian Valley (5-0, 2-0 PAC) got a balanced scoring attack with four players in double figures led by Emily Baker with 16 points.

Paige Saho chipped in with 11, while Courtney Emler and Katie Shamel each finished with 10 markers.

Timken was led by Alahna Singleton with a game-high 25 point effort, with Kiondra Hunter added nine.

The rebounding battle was won by Timken by a 36-28 margin, led by Hunter with 18 boards. Saho led the Lady Braves with 10 and Shamel added eight.

Hiland 73, Ridgewood 31

WEST LAFAYETTE -- Visiting Hiland opened up a 18-4 opening quarter lead over the host Ridgewood Lady Generals Saturday and never looked back in posting a 73-31 Inter-Valley Conference victory.

The Lady Hawks outscored Ridgewood (2-2, 2-1 IVC) 13-10 the second round to take a commanding 31-14 lead to the locker room at the half. Hiland (4-1, 4-0 IVC) steadily increased the margin to grab a 58-21 advantage at the close of three and coasted to the 73-31 final.

Regina Hochstetler paced four Hiland scorers in double figures with 18 points with Kendra Schlabach adding 15, Megan Beachy 11 and Lindsey Yoder 10 points.

Amanda Lowery and Kelsey Miller paced the Lady Generals with 10 points each.

In the preliminary reserve game Saturday, Hiland remained unbeaten at 4-0 with a 59-12 win led by Sabrina Miller with 25 points. Morgan McDorman and Samantha Wilson scored four each for the 3-1 young Lady Generals.

Strasburg 61, Newcomerstown 29

STRASBURG -- Visiting Newcomerstown High remained winless in Inter-Valley Conference play when they dropped a lopsided 61-29 decision at Strasburg on Saturday evening.

The hot-shooting hosts canned 23-of-49 actions shots, added 11-of-16 free throws and placed a trio of players in double figures.

Melissa Cregan paced the Lady Tiger scoring with 17.

Mackenzie Colombo and Stephanie Shuster each added 10 to the winners' total.

Newcomerstown (1-4, 0-3 IVC) was just 25 percent from the field on a seven-of-28 effort.

Free throw shooting was better at 13-of-17, but Allie Hinton was one of only three Lady Trojans to score. The 5-7 senior earned game high scoring honors with 22.

Other key factors contributing to the blowout win were a 28-12 rebounding advantage and a 12-4 margin in steals.

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