Girls' basketball: Lady Braves suffer second loss

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Shenandoah 67,

Newcomerstown 43

NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Visiting Shenandoah high raced out to a 16-4 lead after one quarter and was never challenged in a 67-43 victory over Newcomerstown on Saturday.

The Lady Zeps (5-4) expanded their advantage to 32-18 at the half and 45-28 after three rounds before sealing the outcome with a 22-15 edge in the final frame.

Kasey King topped Shenandoah with 17 points while also reaching double figures were Taylor Arick with 14 and Blake Hall with 13. Raechel Rossiter chipped in eight markers.

The Lady Zeps had 41 rebounds, with Hall collecting 10 and Ashlee Wukelich getting seven. Wukelich also had 10 assists for the winners, who were charted with a dozen turnovers.

For Newcomerstown (2-7), Allie Hinton again carried the load with 21 tallies, with Karlee Peach collecting 11 and Amber Kennedy adding seven.

The Lady Trojans hit 10-of-53 field goal attempts and spent plenty of time at the charity stripe, hitting 20-of-32 attempts. Hinton had 11 of the 28 rebounds for NHS.

Indian Valley 66,

Manchester 60

GNADENHUTTEN -- A solid third period allowed host Indian Valley to mount a comeback which would eventually lead to a 66-60 PAC home triumph over Manchester on Saturday.

After Indian Valley posted a 16-13 advantage after one, Manchester turned the tables in the second with a 14-10 edge, allowing them to hold a slim, 27-26 lead at the half.

The Lady Braves responded with a 19-14 besting of the guests in the third, then backed that up with a narrow 21-19 margin in the fourth.

Four Indian Valley players finished in double figures with Emily Baker tallying a team high 22. Paige Saho added 15, while Katie Shamel and Courtney Emler chipped in 12 and 11, respectively.

Manchester's Alexis Unkown led all players in scoring with 25. Teammates Kayci Krzynowek and Karley Daugherty each contributed 11.

The Lady Braves made 21-of-47 field goal attempts and added 23-of-42 free throws. Manchester finished at 22-of-57 from the floor and 10-of-19 from the stripe.

Indian Valley recorded a 31-25 rebounding margin, but was charged with 25 turnovers.

Strasburg 45,

Ridgewood 36

WEST LAFAYETTE -- Visiting Strasburg High came out on top by a 45-36 final score over the Ridgewood High Lady Generals in an Inter-Valley Conference battle on Saturday night.

Leading the Lady Tigers' charge was the duo of Kristen Moore with 15 points and Megan Columbo with 14.

Ridgewood was paced by Amamda Lowery with 17 points, while Kelsey Miller chipped in with 15 for the Lady Generals.

With the loss, the Lady Generals slip to 5-3 overall and 4-2 in IVC play, while Strasburg improves to 7-2 and 5-2 in IVC action.

Indian Valley 70,

Newcomerstown 49

NEWCOMERSTOWN -- A poor scoring second quarter proved the undoing of the host Newcomestown Lady Trojans Thursday as the visiting Indian Valley Lady Braves rolled to a 70-49 non-conference victory.

The Lady Trojans played nearly even the opening quarter with the Lady Braves posting a narrow 18-17 advantage, but Newcomerstown could only muster five points, all from the foul line, the second round as Indian Valley poured in 14 points to grab a 32-22 halftime lead.

Coming out of the locker room, the Lady Braves had the hot hand the third round posting a 25-16 scoring edge to carry a commanding 57-38 lead to the final eight minutes, then out scored Newcomerstown 13-11 to provide the 70-49 final.

Indian Valley sank 23 field goals and converted 18-of-31 from the charity stripe with five players scoring in double figures led by Emily Baker with 23 points, including four buckets from beyond the three-point arc. Paige Saho followed with 16 points with Courtney Emler adding 14 and Katie Shamel 12.

The loss overshadowed a 25-point performance by Newcomerstown's Allie Hinton who nearly recorded a double-double with nine of the Lady Trojans' 23 boards. Lexi Montgomery followed with 13 points before fouling out of the contest. The hosts connected on 15-of-43 floor shots and added a near-perfect 10-of-11 from the foul line, but were guilty of 22 turnovers.

Indian Valley 65,

Sandy Valley 39

MAGNOLIA -- The Lady Brave hoops season continued to be a stellar one as Indian Valley posted a 65-39 non-league triumph over homestanding Sandy Valley.

After a 9-9 deadlock after a period, Indian Valley erupted for a 23-12 advantage in the second to carry a 32-21 lead into intermission.

Following a third period hiccup which saw the hosts chalk up a narrow, 12-7 advantage, Indian Valley "dropped the proverbial hammer" in the final frame with a 26-6 margin.

The Lady Braves finished 22-of-65 from the floor and a solid 15-of-19 from the line. Emily Baker paced the scoring with 22. Teammates Paige Saho and Courtney Emler added 16 and 11, respectively.

Sandy Valley was limited to 17-of-40 field goal shooting and was outrebounded by IV to the tune of 35-25. Sandy Valley's cause was also derailed by the commission of 27 turnovers. Indian Valley was whistled for just 13.

Coshocton 56,

Newcomerstown 41

NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Capitalizing on a big third quarter, the visiting Coshocton Lady Redskins blew open what had been a fairly close game the first half to post a 56-41 win over the host Newcomerstown Lady Trojans on Thursday.

After Coshocton jumped to a 11-5 lead the initial quarter, the Trojans bounced back the second round for a 11-9 scoring edge to cut the difference to a 20-16 at the halftime break.

Coshocton (2-9) came out of the locker room fired up and forged a 24-10 scoring advantage to blow the game open carrying a 44-26 lead to the final eight minutes. Newcomerstown out scored the visitors 13-12 the final round to provide the 56-41 final.

The Lady Redskins out goaled Newcomerstown 21-9 and tacked on 11-of-21 from the foul line with three players scoring in double figures and another just missed. Kacey Means led the way with 16 points.

Emilee Pell followed closely with 15 and Katie Tupper added 14 points. Quantesha Carhon chipped in with nine points in the winning effort.

Newcomerstown (2-9) was 9-of-45 from the field and added 20-of-29 from the charity stripe. The Lady Trojans were led in scoring by Allie Hinton with 24 points as she was 15-of-17 from the foul line. Karlee Peach followed with nine points and pulled down 11 of the Lady Trojans' 27 rebounds. The hosts were guilty of 18 turnovers.

Tusky Valley 49,

Indian Valley 47

GNADENHUTTEN -- After falling behind early, a torrid fourth-quarter comeback attempt by the host Indian Valley Lady Braves came up just short as the Tusky Valley Lady Trojans handed the hosts just their second loss of the season with a 49-47 win Saturday afternoon.

Tusky Valley jumped out to a 10-3 lead the opening quarter, but the Lady Braves shaved two off the deficit the second round with a 13-11 scoring advantage preserving a 21-16 lead for the Lady Trojans going to the locker room at the halftime break.

The teams played even the third round with each scoring 10 points and then the Lady Braves began the comeback outscoring the visitors 21-18 the final eight minutes but came up two short as time expired preserving the 49-47 Tusky Valley victory.

Tusky Valley hit on 16-of-44 field shots and added 16-of-20 from the foul line which proved to be the difference. Katlynn Dunlap led the Lady Trojans and all scorers with 26 points with Lauren Weisgarber following with 11 counters.

Indian Valley (10-2) connected on just 9-of-38 floor shots and tacked on 14-of-20 from the charity stripe with three players scoring in double figures. Emily Baker led the way with 18 points with Courtney Emler adding 13 and Paige Saho finishing with 11 markers.

Tusky Valley also dominated the boards with a 27-29 rebounding advantage with Dunlap completing the double-double with 16 rebounds. Indian Valley was paced by Courtney Mizer with eight caroms and Saho added seven boards.

Garaway 51,

Ridgewood 35

WEST LAFAYETTE -- In a Inter-Valley Conference clash Saturday, the visiting Garaway Lady Pirates jumped out to a 29-10 first half lead and then coasted to a 51-35 victory over the homestanding Ridgewood Lady Generals.

Garaway took the early lead with a 17-8 scoring advantage the opening quarter, then added to the lead the second round taking advantage of missed shots and turnovers by Ridgewood for a 12-2 scoring edge.

"We didn't get a lot of easy shots to fall," Ridgewood coach Doug Patterson said. "We also suffered from too many turnovers."

Ridgewood (5-4, 4-3 IVC) outscored the visitors in each of the final two quarters by scores of 13-11 and 12-11, respectively.

Courtney Putt paced the Lady Pirates with 18 points followed by Anya Misko with 14 and Izzy Neese with 11 points.

Ridgewood was led by Kelsey Miller with 18 points.

In the preliminary reserve contest Garaway posted a 43-24 win over the young Lady Generals (5-2). Ridgewood was led by Kaitlyn Finton with nine points.

Sandy Valley 57,

Newcomerstown 40

NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Poor second and fourth quarters combined to send host Newcomerstown High to a 57-40 Inter-Valley Conference girls' hoops setback on Saturday at the hands of Sandy Valley.

A fairly close 12-8 deficit after one was unmatched in the second as the Lady Cardinals posted a 15-9 advantage to take a 27-17 lead into intermission.

Although the squads matched totals at 11-11 in the third, it was a 19-12 margin in the fourth which put the win into the guests' column.

Newcomerstown (2-10, 1-6 IVC) made just 13 field goals of 45 attempts and was a dismal 11-of-21 from the line. Allie Hinton paced the Lady Trojans with 17 points and teammate Karlee Peach added nine.

Hinton pulled down nine rebounds to lead in that category. The hosts were whistled for 21 turnovers.

Sandy Valley was led by Mercedes Bruding, who led all players with 22 points. Cortney Huffman added 15.

The Lady Cardinals made 24 action shots, but were just 8-of-22 from the stripe.

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