Newcomerstown 50, Malvern 44
MALVERN A long road trip was worth it for Newcomerstown on Wednesday night, as the Lady Trojans returned home with their first win of the season, a 50-44 victory over Malvern in an Inter-Valley Conference match-up.
Getting the win makes that long drive easier, said Newcomerstown first year coach Tripp Hisrich, who earned his first career win at NHS. The girls played a solid game tonight, we still have a lot of things to work on. But their effort was there as it has been all year. Im really happy for them, they deserved to get a win.
Newcomerstown jumped out in front 17-10 after the opening quarter as freshman Amber Kennedy and senior Kori Conner led the way with five points each. Junior Lexi Montgomery added four points in the frame.
Malvern made a run in the second period thanks to Logan Smalley who exploded for nine points to give the Lady Hornets a 14-10 scoring edge to pull within 27-24 at intermission. Newcomerstown held on for the win with a 23-20 scoring advantage in the second half.
Junior Allie Hinton led the Lady Trojans (1-5, 1-3 IVC) with 18 points night and also pulled down eight rebounds. Conner finished with 11 points and nine rebounds while junior Kaydi Dodd tallied nine points on three, three-pointers.
Allie was solid again for us tonight as always, Hisrich said. But those threes from Kaydi were big shots, at least two of the three were answers to Malvern buckets on the other end. So they were real big in keeping them from getting any momentum going.
Malvern (3-3, 2-3 IVC) got a game-high 25 point night from Smalley while Tori McKinney had nine.
No reserve game was played.
Newcomerstown 17 10 10 13 - 50
Malvern 10 14 7 13 - 44
Dover 43, Ridgewood 32
WEST LAFAYETTE The Lady Generals fell to the Lady Tornadoes 43-32 in non-conference action on Wednesday.
Ridgewood fell behind 13-7 after the first quarter and 21-14 by halftime. A 12-10 advantage in the third period allowed the hosts to close the gap to 31-26. At one point in the fourth quarter, the Lady Generals trailed by just four but could pull no closer. Dover won the last frame, 12-6.
Ali Lusk paced Ridgewood (3-2) with nine points. Kayla Tedrick, the teams leading scorer, was held to just seven for the Lady Generals, who only shot 33 percent on the night. Kelsey Miller paced the team in rebounds with six to go with her seven points. Alaynee Wright tacked on another five tallies.
Moriah Monaco scored 21 points to go with nine rebounds to lead Dover (4-1).
Ridgewood dropped the reserve game 33-32. Amanda Lowery led the Lady Generals with 10 points.
Dover 13 8 10 12 - 43
Ridgewood 7 7 12 6 - 32
CVCA 68, Indian Valley 59
GNADENHUTTEN In a high scoring PAC-7 game on Wednesday, the Lady Braves came up on the short end as the Lady Royals won 68-59.
CVCA fired out to a 17-12 first quarter lead that they stretched to 32-23 by halftime. The Lady Royals owned the third stanza, 28-15, to go up 60-38 at the end of three. A 21-8 advantage for the Lady Braves in the final eight minutes gave the final score.
Courtney Emler lit the nets for Indian Valley with 19 points while Paige Saho cracked a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Emily Baker scored eight points and Brittani Garbrandt tacked on another five.
Cassie Wilson had her own double-double of 17 points and 16 rebounds for CVCA. Megan Foley scored 17 points and Ashley Tyna had 14.
CVCA 17 15 28 8 - 68
Indian Valley 12 11 15 21 - 59
Hiland 43, Ridgewood 25
BERLIN The Lady Hawks handed the Lady Generals their first loss of the season last Saturday, 43-25.
Things looked promising after the first quarter for Ridgewood, as the team led 10-6 at one point and eventually trailed by just one, 11-10. But a horrible second quarter of offense, courtesy of a tenacious Hawk defense, allowed Hiland to outscore the Lady Generals 12-1 during the period and go up 23-11 by halftime.
The Lady Hawks increased their lead with a 10-4 third quarter. Both teams scored 10 in the final stanza. Turnovers were a major burden for Ridgewood, as they committed 21 to just 10 for Hiland.
Kayla Tedrick led Ridgewood (3-1, 2-1 IVC) with 12 points, six rebounds, and three steals. Kelsey Miller came through with seven points to go with eight rebounds.
Kendra Schlabach and Regina Hochstetler led Hiland (4-0, 4-0 IVC) with eight points apiece.
Hiland won the reserve game, 50-27. Amanda Lowery scored 17 for the Lady Generals.
Ridgewood 10 1 4 10 25
Hiland 11 12 10 10 43
Indian Valley 53
CANTON The Lady Trojans came away with a 59-53 PAC-7 win over the Lady Braves last Saturday.
Timken rolled out to a 17-11 first quarter lead that Indian Valley cut by one with a 9-8 second quarter to trail 25-20 at halftime. The Lady Braves closed a little more with a 16-15 third quarter but the game slipped away in the fourth with the Lady Trojans winning the final period, 22-17.
Katie Shamel paced Indian Valley (1-3, 0-2 PAC) with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. Emily Baker piled on 15 points while Courtney Emler and Brittani Garbrandt each scored six.
Kiondra Hunter had 18 points for Timken.
Indian Valley won the reserve game, 59-53, as Alicia Jenkins led the way with 13 points.
Indian Valley 11 9 16 17 - 53
Timken 17 8 15 22 - 59
Newcomerstown 59, Central Catholic 51
NEW PHILADELPHIA The Lady Trojans won their second game in a row with a 59-51 Inter-Valley Conference win over host Tuscarawas Central Catholic on Saturday.
Kori Connor lit the nets on fire with a 32-point effort for Newcomerstown, including a tremendous 18-point outburst in the fourth quarter. That effort allowed the Lady Trojans to take a one-point margin at the close of three frames to the eight-point winning difference.
Newcomerstown (2-5, 2-3 IVC) jumped to an 18-6 lead the initial quarter, but the Lady Saints cut the deficit by four with a 14-10 scoring edge the second eight minutes to pull within 28-20 going into the half. TCC capitalized with a 13-6 scoring advantage in the third round to close within a single point heading to the final stanza.
Conner then poured in her 18 points and two other Lady Trojans aided the cause being a perfect 5-of-5 from the foul line as the visitors rolled up a 25-18 scoring differential to claim the victory.
Allie Hinton was second leading scorer for the Orange and Black with 12. Lexi Montgomery chipped in with six while Kaydi Dodd had five. Newcomerstown converted 25-of-53 field shots for 47 percent and added 12-of-22 from the foul line. Newcomerstown won the rebounding battle by a commanding 41-20 advantage.
TCC shot 40 percent from the floor (22-of-55) and tacked on just 2-of-6 charity tosses. Carol Contini paced the hosts with 14 points, while Briana Neidig and Madison Bonamico each tallied 11 points.
No junior varsity game was played.
Newcomerstown 18 10 6 25 - 59
Central Catholic 6 14 13 18 - 51
Indian Valley 22
GNADENHUTTEN The Lady Braves took one on the chin Monday night as they fell to the Lady Pirates, 49-22, in non-conference action.
Courtney Emler had six points while Katie Shamel finished with six rebounds to lead Indian Valley (1-6).
Anya Misko paced Garaway with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Tuslaw 52, Indian Valley 49
GNADENHUTTEN The Lady Braves gave it all they had but came up just short in a 52-40 PAC-7 loss to the Lady Mustangs on Saturday.
The score was deadlocked at 15-all after the first quarter but Indian Valley captured the second frame to go up 32-30 by halftime. Both teams scored 10 in the third quarter but Tuslaw used a 12-7 advantage in the final eight minutes to win the game.
Emily Baker led the Lady Braves (1-5, 0-4 PAC) with 14 points. Ashley Reynolds came through with 11 while Courtney Emler added 10. Emily Baker finished with seven points.
Paige Saho ripped down 14 rebounds to lead Indian Valley in that category.
Tuslaw 15 15 10 12 - 52
Indian Valley 15 17 10 7 - 49
Ridgewood 38, Malvern 17
WEST LAFAYETTE The Lady Generals scored a 38-17 IVC win over the Lady Hornets last Saturday.
The teams were tied after the first quarter but a 15-2 Ridgewood outburst in the second period, led by sophomore Emily McCoys eight points, put the game firmly in the Lady Generals control.
Ridgewood (4-2, 4-1 IVC) also got eight points from Laura Frazee while Erica Olinger added six. Alaynee Wright contributed five tallies.
Malvern (3-3, 2-3 IVC) got six points from Logan Smalley.