Girls Sectional Tournament
DOVER In the Division III Sectional, the top seed went to Ridgewood (13-5) while Harrison Central (13-5) was second.
The Lady Generals play ninth seed Sandy Valley (1-16) at 8 p.m. on Feb. 15. Seventh seed Coshocton (2-16) plays sixth seed Claymont (5-13) at 6 p.m. Feb. 15. The winners decide the sectional title at 6 p.m. Feb. 22.
In the lower bracket, Buckeye Trail (7-12) was the No. 5 seed and will play the tournaments opening game against No. 8 seed Indian Valley (2-16) on Monday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.
Newcomerstown (8-9) gained the No. 4 seed at Dover and will take on No. 2 seed Harrison Central on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m.
The Trail-Indian Valley winner place No. 3 seed Tuscarawas Valley (8-9) on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. and then that winner will take on the Newcomerstown-Harrison Central survivor in the sectional co-finals on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m.
Newcomerstown 78, Conotton Valley 69
BOWERSTON On the strength of a strong second half, the visiting Lady Trojans pocketed a 78-69 non-league win over the Lady Rockets Wednesday to even their season mark at 9-9.
Conotton Valley jettisoned to a 20-17 lead the opening quarter and both teams netted 18 the second round with the host taking the three point (38-35) lead to the locker room at halftime.
Newcomerstown came out of the break with guns blazing with Allie Hinton pouring in eight points, Kelsey McCune and Kori Conner six each and Kaydi Dodd four in the third round as the team outscored the Lady Rockets 24-16 to grab a 59-54 lead heading to the fourth quarter.
Conner hit four buckets and Hinton added five points in the final stanza as the Lady Trojans posted a 19-15 scoring edge to claim the victory.
Newcomerstown shot a blistering 54 percent from the floor (31-of-57) and cashed in at the foul line converting 13-of-22. Hinton and Conner were the big guns for the Lady Trojans with Hinton scoring 27 and Conner close behind with 26 points. McCune finished with 14 markers and Dodd tacked on seven in the winning effort.
Conotton Valley (12-5) connected on 26-of-62 field shots for 42 percent and tacked on 10-of-15 from the bonus line. Chelsea Russell paced the Lady Rockets offense with 23 points with Brynlynn Belknap and Olivia Bower adding 13 and 11 points, respectively.
The host posted a 35-30 edge in the rebounding department with Conner completing the double-double for Newcomerstown with 11 boards.
Newcomerstown 17 18 24 19 - 78
Conotton Valley 20 18 16 15 - 69
Indian Valley 44
NAVARRE The Lady Braves allowed their third quarter lead to slip away in the fourth period as they dropped a 47-44 decision to the Lady Falcons on Thursday in PAC-7 action.
The two teams were tied at 19 coming out of halftime but Indian Valley outscored their hosts 18-14 in the third period to take a 37-33 lead. But Fairless turned the tables by putting up 18 of their own points in the fourth frame while holding the Lady Braves to 11.
Emily Baker had 14 points to lead Indian Valley (3-17, 1-14 PAC) while Courtney Emler scored nine. Sydney Kandray and Paige Saho finished with six apiece.
Sam Weyandt paced Fairless (7-1, 5-9 PAC) with 13 points.
The Lady Falcons won the reserve game 51-27.
Indian Valley 12 7 14 11 - 44
Fairless 9 10 10 18 - 47
WEST LAFAYETTE The Lady Tigers rallied in the fourth quarter to come away with a 51-49 win over the Lady Generals on Wednesday in an Inter-Valley Conference game.
Strasburg led 13-12 after the first quarter but Ridgewood came back with a 13-8 effort that gave the team a 25-21 lead by halftime.
The Lady Generals bumped their lead to six points by the end of the third period by outscoring the Lady Tigers 12-10. But a 20-12 advantage in the final eight minutes earned Strasburg the win.
Kayla Tedrick had 15 points to lead Ridgewood. Ali Lusk finished with 10 pints while Laura Frazee added eight. Kelsey Miller came through with seven points and 13 rebounds while Alaynee Wright had seven points.
Nicole Cregan and Shauna Colombo had 13 points apiece for Strasburg.
The Lady Generals won the reserve game 46-37.
Strasburg 13 8 10 20 - 51
Ridgewood 12 13 12 12- 49
Indian Valley 55,
Central Catholic 36
GNADENHUTTEN The Lady Braves pounded the Lady Saints to the tune of a 55-36 win in non-conference action on Monday.
Indian Valley moved out to a 13-11 first quarter lead and then overwhelmed Central Catholic by outscoring them 33-9 over the next two quarters. The Lady Saints came back in the fourth period 16-9 to close out scoring.
Jessica Knisely scored 16 points to lead Indian Valley on offense. Holly Robinson and Emily Baker each scored nine apiece.
Gabriel Fredericks paced the Lady Saints with 15 points.
Central Catholic 23
WEST LAFAYETTE The Lady Generals had an easy time with the Lady Saints as they dispensed with their IVC counter-art 61-23 last Saturday.
Ridgewood (13-5, 9-3 IVC) led 25-12 at halftime and 46-19 as the fourth quarter began.
Kayla Tedrick had 19 points and eight rebounds while Kelsey Miller came through with 19 points and six caroms. Laura Frazee finished with a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Courtney Standiford scored 14 points and pulled in 14 rebounds to lead Central Catholic (3-14, 2-13 IVC), who had only five players on the team due to injuries.
No reserve game was played.