STRASBURG A strong overtime effort propelled the Lady Tigers past the visiting Lady Trojans by a 65-54 final score on Wednesday in Inter-Valley Conference action.
Strasburgs Nicki Cregan put in four points in the first quarter as Strasburg out-scored NHS by an 11-8 count for the early lead.
Newcomerstown pulled closer in the second period thanks to eight points from senior Kori Conner. The Lady Trojans used a 13-12 edge in the quarter to pull within 23-21 by halftime.
In the third quarter, Strasburgs McKenzie Colombo and Cregan each put in five points to help their team to a 36-33 lead at the end of three.
The Lady Trojans rallied in the final period to force the overtime session with a 19-16 scoring edge over the Lady Tigers. Newcomerstown junior Allie Hinton and senior Taylor Postel each finished the fourth quarter with six points for NHS.
Strasburg put the game to rest in the extra session with a 13-2 advantage over the Lady Trojans to capture the IVC win.
Colombo tallied 19 points for Strasburg while Cregan racked up 13 points and Ariel Jones contributed 11.
Hinton finished with 18 points to pace Newcomerstown (6-9, 3-7 IVC) while Conner added 12 points and Postel contributed double figure help with 10. Kaydi Dodd came through with nine points.
Led by Hintons eight boards the Lady Trojans finished with a 27-25 rebounding edge over Strasburg.
The Lady Tigers won the reserve game 42-6.
Newcomerstown 8 13 12 19 2 - 54
Strasburg 11 12 13 16 13 - 65
Hiland 65, Ridgewood 51
WEST LAFAYETTE The Lady Hawks poured it on from three-point land as they tore down the Lady Generals 65-51 on Wednesday in IVC action.
Hiland made 11 treys on their way to upping their record to 10-1 in league play and 10-6 overall. The Lady Hawks took a 15-8 first quarter lead but the Lady Generals (10-5, 7-3 IVC) made it a game as they closed the gap to 30-25 by halftime and even closer to 46-43 at the end of three periods.
Hiland pulled away in the fourth though as they built a 19-8 advantage to win going away.
Kayla Tedrick led Ridgewood with a game-high 24 points. Kelsey Miller was strong with a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds. Laura Frazee came through with eight points.
Jenica Schrock paced the Lady Hawks with 23 points, including an amazing seven three-pointers.
Hiland won the junior varsity game 35-28. The Lady Generals got 12 points from Erica Olinger and nine from Amanda Lowery.
Hiland 15 15 16 19 - 65
Ridgewood 8 17 18 8 - 51
Claymont 46, Indian Valley 45
GNADENHUTTEN The Lady Braves fell to the Lady Mustangs on a late shot in non-conference action on Monday.
Indian Valley was leading 45-44 before Claymonts Kim Simmerman hit a short jumper with 10 seconds left in the game. A last second toss at the buzzer fell short for the Lady Braves.
Jessica Knisely led Indian Valley with 15 points, including four treys. Emily Baker was right behind with 14 tallies. Paige Saho led the team with a game-high 10 rebounds.
Madison Stubbins led the Lady Mustangs with 10 points.
Indian Valley 34, Tuslaw 33
MASSILLON The Lady Braves came through with their second win of the season by knocking off the Lady Mustangs 34-33 in a PAC-7 game played January 18. The victory, which was the teams first since the beginning of the season, snapped a 12-game losing streak.
Courtney Emler was the scoring hero as she put in a layup with four seconds remaining for the winning points. She led Indian Valley (2-12, 1-11 PAC) with a game-high 12 points. Teammate Jessica Knisely came through with six tallies and Paige Saho was strong on the boards with 13 rebounds.
Haley Stanford, Abby Koons, and Brooke Ehmer each scored six points for Tuslaw (2-12, 2-9 PAC).