Lady Braves fall to Triway but win against Ridgewood

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Triway 62,

Indian Valley 35

GNADENHUTTEN -- With poor scoring second and fourth quarters, the host Indian Valley Lady Braves dropped a 62-35 decision to the visiting Triway Lady Titans Wednesday in President's Athletic Conference action.

The visiting Lady Titans jumped in front 16-10 the opening quarter, the out scored the Lady Braves 12-5 the second frame to take a 28-15 lead to the locker room at the halftime break.

Triway posted a 19-12 scoring advantage the third round to push the lead to 47-27 heading to the final stanza and the closed it out with a 15-8 scoring edge for the 62-35 final.

Indian Valley hit 14-of-36 floor shots and added 7-of-11 from the foul line. Katie Shamel paced the Lady Braves in scoring with 10 points followed by Emily Baker with eight and Courtney Emler with five markers.

The hosts five assists with Emler and Baker each dishing out a pair and five steals with Emler picking off three. The Lady Braves were guilty of 16 turnovers.

Triway connected on 23-of-45 field shots and tacked on a near-perfect 9-of-10 from the charity stripe. Sarah Herald led the Lady Titans with 21 points with Tessa Brooks and Courtney Cruise adding 12 points each. Hannah Marcum just missed double figures with nine points. The Lady Titans had just one assist and six steals with Brooks grabbing three, while committing 12 turnovers.

The Lady Titans posted a 21-19 rebounding advantage led by Sara Skeens and Marcum with five each. Shamel also paced the Lady Braves on the glass and completed the double-double with 10 boards. Paige Saho followed with seven caroms.

Indian Valley 62,

Ridgewood 48

GNADENHUTTEN -- The Lady Braves rebounded from a PAC loss to Triway earlier in the week by posting an impressive 62-48 non-league triumph over Ridgewood.

Making Saturday's win sweeter was the manner in which it was achieved.

The visiting Lady Generals stormed to a 17-12 first period lead which propelled them to a 24-19 halftime lead.

Everything changed after that as Indian Valley exploded for a 17-2 advantage in the decisive third period before posting an anticlimactic 26-22 advantage in the final stanza.

The winners got tremendous scoring efforts from a pair of players. Katie Shamel led the way with 23 points, while teammate Emily Baker tallied 21. Shamel also grabbed 10 rebounds.

The pair combined for a 16-of-25 field goal game and Baker nailed three 'treys.'

Ridgewood put three players in double figures with Amanda Lowery's 14 the top effort. Teammates Kelsey Miller and Erica Olinger finished with 12 and 10, respectively.

Strasburg 63,

Newcomerstown 28

NEWCOMERSTOWN -- A slow start proved too much to overcome for the Newcomerstown High Lady Trojans on Wednesday night, resulting in a 63-28 defeat to the visiting Strasburg High Lady Tigers in Inter-Valley Conference girls basketball action.

The Lady Tigers leaped out to a 17-3 lead after the opening quarter thanks to seven points from Stephanie Schuster, with the Lady Trojans lone bucket came on a three-pointer from senior Allie Hinton.

Hinton pulled the host Lady Trojans closer in the second stanza, converting on 7-of-8 free throws as NHS outscored Strasburg by a 9-7 margin to pull within 24-12 at the halftime break.

But Starsburg put the game away with a 16-5 scoring edge to extend the lead back out to 40-17 after three quarters of play.

Hinton finished with 18 points to pace Newcomerstown (2-15, 1-9 IVC), while Amber Kennedy and Annie Johns each finished with three points.

Strasburg (12-5, 6-4 IVC) was led by Melissa Cregan with 17 markers, with Schuster ending her night with 14 and Ariel Jones chipped in with 11 for the Lady Tigers.

Hiland 71,

Ridgewood 38

BERLIN -- It was total domination by the host Hiland Lady Hawks Wednesday as the flew past the visiting Ridgewood Lady Generals 71-38 to remain unbeaten in Inter-Valley Conference play.

The Lady Hawks jumped out to a 20-8 lead the opening frame and never looked back adding to the lead the second round with a 17-10 scoring advantage to take a commanding 37-18 lead to the locker room at the halftime intermission.

The third quarter was close with Hiland only out scoring the Lady Generals 12-10, but the Lady Hawks closed it out with a 22-10 scoring edge the final eight minutes to claim the 71-38 victory going away.

Senior 6-0 post Kelsey Miller paced the Lady Generals (8-7, 6-4 IVC) with 24 points, but was the only Ridgewood player to score in double digits with junior Laura Frazee adding six markers.

Hiland (13-2, 10-0 IVC) was led by Regina Hoestetler who matched Miller's 24-point effort. Kendra Slabaugh and Megan Beachy followed with 11 points each.

Malvern 47,

Newcomerstown 44

MALVERN -- A fourth quarter rally came up short for the Newcomerstown High Lady Trojans on Saturday in a 47-44 setback to host Malvern High in Inter-Valley Conference girls hardwood action.

Trailing by a 38-29 count entering the fourth stanza, the Lady Trojans put together a 15-9 scoring edge in the frame.

The rally was led by freshman Karlee Peach with six points and senior Allie Hinton with four, but wasn't quite good enough for the comeback win.

Hinton finished with a game-high 24 point effort, with Peach adding 11 points and senior Lexi Montgomery adding seven.

Malvern was paced by Sara Loomis with 19 points, while Kyra Wadsworth chipped in with nine and Paige Thompson tallied eight for the Lady Hornets.

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