Girls' Basketball: Indian Valley remains unbeaten

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Malvern 64, Newcomerstown 45

NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Visiting Malvern High came calling on Wednesday night for an Inter-Valley Conference match-up with the Newcomerstown High Lady Trojans and left town with a 64-45 victory.

Led by freshman Karlee Peach's four points the Lady Trojans finished with a 11-10 lead after the opening quarter.

But in the second stanza the Lady Hornets jumped into the lead with a 22-10 scoring edge to lead 32-21 at the intermission.

Senior Allie Hinton led the Lady Trojans with 15 points, Peach finished her night with 12 markers and sophomore Amber Kennedy drilled a trio of three-pointers to finish with nine.

Malvern was led by Tori McKinney with 19 points, including three three-pointers and Logan Smalley chipped in with 16.

Newcomerstown held a slim 24-23 rebounding edge with Peach pulling down eight rebounds for NHS.

With the loss, Newcomerstown slips to 1-5 overall and 0-4 in IVC action, while Malvern improves to 4-2 overall and 3-2 in IVC play.

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Indian Valley 49, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy 47

GNADENHUTTEN -- The host Indian Valley Lady Braves remained unbeaten (6-0) and spotless in the Principal's Athletic Conference at 3-0 with a 49-47 squeeker over the Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy Wednesday.

The contest was tight throughout with CVCA posting a 15-11 lead the opening quarter, but the Lady Braves responded with a 15-12 edge the second frame for a 27-26 lead by the visitors at the half. Indian Valley gained control the third round with a 17-11 scoring edge, but CVCA wouldn't go quietly outscoring the hosts 9-6 the final eight minutes for the 49-47 final.

Indian Valley connected on 21-of-41 floor shots, including on three-pointer, and added 6-of-10 from the foul line. Paige Saho just missed a double-double leading the Lady Braves in scoring with 16 points and pulling down nine rebounds. Katie Shamel followed with 11 points, while Emily Baker and Sydney Kandray tacked on seven points each and Courtney Emler chipped in with six markers.

Cuyahoga Valley Christian was just 16-of-56 from the field and added 12-of-22 from the charity stripe. Ashley Tyna led the visitors in scoring with 21 points with LeAunna Mallard and Jellie Owen adding nine points each.

CVCA posted a 29-23 rebounding advantage with Saho leading Indian Valley and Emler adding six boards. Megan Foley pulled down nine caroms for the visitors and Tyna added seven.

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Ridgewood 59, East Knox 54 (OT)

EAST KNOX -- It took an extra four minute stanza, but the visiting Ridgewood Lady Generals survived with a 59-54 overtime win over the East Knox Lady Bulldogs Wednesday.

After the host Lady Bulldogs grabbed a 15-11 scoring edge the opening quarter, Ridgewood responded with a 18-10 scoring advantage the second round to take a 29-25 lead to the locker room for the halftime break.

The Lady Generals built the lead to 40-34 through three frames, but East Know outscored the visitors 13-8 the final eight minutes to pull even and knot the score at 48 forcing the overtime stanza.

Ridgewood dominated the extra frame with a 11-6 scoring edge to claim the 59-54 victory.

The Lady Generals hit on 19 two-point field goals and added 21-of-31 from the foul line. Senior 6-0 post Kelsey Miller led the visitors in scoring with 25 points followed by junior 6-footer Laura Frazee and 6-0 sophomore Amanda Lowery with 11 points each. Junior Emily McCoy and junior guard Erica Olinger added six markers each.

Kali Kranapple paced the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 17 points followed by Halle Schultz and Danielle Totten with 12 points each.

Indian Valley 47, Tuslaw 45

GNADENHUTTEN -- Taking advantage of the three-point arc and the foul line, the host Indian Valley Lady Braves remained unbeaten both on the year and in the Principal's Athletic Conference with a 47-45 conference win over the visiting Massillon Tuslaw Lady Mustangs Saturday afternoon.

Despite being outgoaled 19-17, the Lady Braves made up the difference with a 6-of-10 effort from beyond the three-point arc and converting 7-of-12 from the charity stripe.

Indian Valley (7-0, 4-0 PAC) jumped out to a 11-8 lead the initial quarter, but Tuslaw rebounded the second round for a 17-14 scoring edge to knot the score at 25 heading to the locker room at the halftime intermission.

The Lady Braves forged what would prove to be the winning margin in the third frame with a 15-13 scoring advantage as the two teams played even the final eight minutes to provide the 47-45 final.

Indian Valley shot an even 50 percent from the field (17-of-34) including the 6-of-10 effort from three-point range and added 7-of-12 from the foul line.

Emily Baker led the scoring charge for the Lady Braves with 16 points and Courtney Emler was close behind with 15 markers, while Brittiani Garbrandt chipped in with six points.

Katie Shamel dished out three of the IV six assists and Paige Saho picked off four of the team's steals and blocked one shot while the hosts committed nine turnovers.

The Lady Mustangs hit just 19-of-56 floor shots for 33.9 percent and tacked on just 4-of-7 from the bonus line.

Taylor Richardson paced Tuslaw with 13 points and added three assists and three steals followed by Rachel Koons with 10, Alyssa Coffman with eight and Abby Wadian with six points.

Indian Valley posted a 24-22 edge in rebounding paced by Saho with 10, while Shamel added seven. Hannah Pitman and Richardson each pulled down six boards to lead the Lady Mustangs.

In the junior varsity game, Tuslaw claimed a 38-17 victory.

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Newcomerstown 51, Tuscarawas Catholic 27

NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Winless Tusky Catholic posed no problem for host Newcomerstown High in Saturday night Inter-Valley Conference girls' hoops action as the Lady Trojans erupted for an 18-2 lead in the first period and cruised to an easy 51-27 win, their first in IVC play this season.

Newcomerstown (2-5, 1-4 IVC) backed up the opening period onslaught with a 10-8 edge in the second frame and a 10-4 advantage in the third before playing the fourth to a 13-13 draw.

Once again, Allie Hinton led the Lady Trojans in the scorebook. Her 15 points included a solid six-of-eight free throw result.

She also pulled down a team high seven rebounds. Teammate Lexi Montgomery added 10 points as the winners made 18-of-46 action attempts and 10-of-19 from the line.

For TCC, only Gabrielle Fredericks hit for double figures as she finished with 11.

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