Claymont 53, Indian Valley 48
UHRICHSVILLE -- A difficult first period proved too much for the Indian Valley High Lady Braves to overcome as they dropped a 53-48 non-league decision at Claymont on Monday.
The Lady Mustangs got out to a 16-8 first quarter lead and took a 31-20 lead into intermission. Indian Valley cut the deficit to 39-35 heading into the final period, but Claymont rallied with an 18-9 surge in the final frame to claim the victory.
Poor shooting doomed any chance of an IV win, as they connected on just 18-of-61 action attempts and compounded their woes by committing 25 turnovers. Emily Baker paced the Lady Braves with 13 points. Katie Shamel added 11 and Paige Saho chipped in 10.
Shamel and Saho each hauled down a dozen rebounds to key a 36-26 team advantage.
Claymont finished 19-of-43 from the floor, added 14-of-22 charity tosses and won despite committing 25 turnovers.
Garaway 76, Newcomerstown 7
NEWCOMERSTOWN -- The Newcomerstown Lady Trojans continued their early-season struggles as they dropped a third consecutive Inter-Valley Conference game, falling by a 76-7 score to visiting Garway on Wednesday.
The Lady Trojans (0-2, 0-3 IVC) found themselves staring at a 25-2 deficit at the end of the initial period and watched the margin grow as the Lady Trojans were held scoreless in the second quarter, sending them into the halftime break trailing 44-2.
Garaway increase its advantage in the second half, capitalizing on an 18-4 scoring run in the third stanza and holding the Trojans to a single point in the final period.
Newcomerstown finished 3-of-19 from the field and 1-of-4 from the charity stripe with 21 rebounds and a whopping 47 turnovers.
The Lady Trojans were led by Amber Kennedy, Susannah Hall and Brittney Lowry with two point each. Karlee Peach chipped in five rebounds.
The Lady Pirates notched five players with double digits - Izzy Meese leading the way with 19 points; Kendra Miller scoring 12; Abbie Slemmer adding 11 and Lexi Beachy and Katelyn Miller both tallying 10.
Ridgewood 46, Tusky Catholic 23
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Capitalizing on a scoreless second quarter by visiting Tuscarawas Central Catholic, the Ridgewood Lady Generals built a 20-5 halftime bulge and doubled up for a 46-23 Inter-Valley Conference win on Wednesday.
Ridgewood (1-1, 1-0 IVC) jumped out to a 12-5 lead after the opening quarter and then scored eight the second round while TCC went without a point to provide the halftime edge. The Lady Generals added to the margin by outscoring the Lady Saints 11-5 to up the difference to 31-10 after three rounds.
Amanda Lowery paced the Lady Generals scoring barrage with 16 points, with Laura Frazee following closely with 14. Ridgewood grabbed off 26 rebounds with Lowery pulling down 10 and Frazee getting eight.
Rachel Sweat led TCC (0-3, 0-1 IVC) with 10 points and Gabriel Fredricks followed with nine.
Ridgewood 72, Newcomerstown 24
NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Visiting Ridgewood High jumped out to a 19-2 first quarter lead and never looked back in scoring a 72-24 victory over Newcomerstown in Inter-Valley Conference play on Saturday.
The Lady Generals (2-1, 2-0 IVC) built on their advantage with a 22-4 run in the second quarter to open a 41-6 halftime lead. RHS then outscored NHS 17-11 in the third chapter to take a 58-17 edge to the final frame.
Amanda Lowery paced Ridgewood with 20 points. Kaitlyn Finton chipped in 11; Erica Olinger and Laura Frazee both had nine and Morgan McDormen added eight.
The Lady Trojans (0-4, 0-3 IVC), who continue to search for offense, were led by Paige McMullen with nine points and Karlee Peach with eight.
Newcomerswtown was just 6-of-27 from the field and 8-of-30 at the free throw line with 10 rebounds and 21 turnovers.
Indian Valley 73, CVCA 61
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- The visiting Indian Valley Lady Braves recorded a 73-61 victory over Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy on Saturday.
The Lady Braves built upon a one-point 12-11 first quarter leads with a 21-16 run in the second period and carried a 33-27 advantage into the halftime break. Indian Valley then out scored the Lady Royals by a 40-34 margin throughout the second half to pick up the victory.
Emily Baker paced the Lady Braves with 21 points. Katie Shamel and Paige Saho added 12 points apiece and Courtney Mizer added eight.
CVCA was paced by Ashley Tyna with 29 points and Rachel Radcliff added 13.
Indian Valley finished the game 29-of-65 from the field and 11-of-25 from the charity stripe with 28 rebounds and 14 turnovers.