Indian Valley 57, Sandy Valley 44
GNADENHUTTEN -- Host Indian Valley picked up a 57-44 victory over Sandy Valley High in non-league girls basketball action on Monday night.
Trailing by a 12-10 margin after the first quarter, the Lady Braves roared back in the second period to take a 29-21 lead at the intermission with a 19-9 scoring edge.
Paige Saho and Emily Baker led Indian Valley with 14 points each in the win, followed by Courtney Mizer with 12 and Katie Shamel with 11 markers.
Shamel also pulled down 12 rebounds to lead the Lady Braves to a 29-20 edge in the rebounding battle.
Sandy Valley was paced by Sadie Bowling with a game-high 17 point effort, while Courtney Huffman chipped in with 11 and Alivia Schneider tallied nine points.
Indian Valley 54, Tuslaw 52
MASSILLON --It took a pair of extra frames, but the visiting Indian Valley Lady Braves survived to slip past the host Tuslaw High Lady Mustangs 54-52 in Principal's Athletic Conference girls' basketball action Wednesday.
The Lady Braves fell behind 15-10 the opening quarter, but shaved a pair off the deficit before halftime with a 12-10 scoring edge the second to go to the locker room on the short end of a 25-22 score. Indian Valley out scored the Lady Mustangs 14-11 the third stanza to knot the score at 36 and the teams scored 11 points each the final eight minutes to force overtime.
In the four minute overtime both team scored five points to remain tied at 52 and force a second overtime round. The Lady Braves managed two points, while holding the Lady Mustangs scoreless to escape with the 54-52 double overtime PAC victory.
Indian Valley was 19-of-70 from the field for just 27 percent, but was 5-of-22 from three point range and added 11-of-25 from the foul line. Paige Saho led the scoring charge with 16 points followed by Emily Baker and Sydney Kandray with 12 points each, while Katie Shamel also reached double digits with 11 points.
The Lady Braves hauled in 46 rebounds led by Saho with 17, dished out five assists (Baker 3) and collected 15 steals with Saho grabbing seven.
Tuslaw was 21-of-57 from the floor for 36.8 percent and tacked on 9-of-18 from the charity stripe. Mayci Sales was the only double figure scorer for the Lady Mustangs with 11 points with Chelsea Price following with nine, Bethany Koons eight and Moriah Stanford seven points. The hosts had 32 rebounds with Sales and Stanford grabbing down eight boards each. The Lady Mustangs had just one assist and collected 11 steals with Koons picking off five.
Strasburg 44, Newcomerstown 27
STRASBURG -- Visiting Newcomerstown is still searching for the elusive first win of the season, but are getting closer, as the host Strasburg Lady Tigers rolled to a 44-27 Inter-Valley Conference win Wednesday.
The host Lady Tigers out goaled the Lady Trojans 18-10, while each squad converted five free throw attempts.
Strasburg used a strong first half to run out to a 10-6 lead the opening quarter and then out scored the Lady Trojans 18-5 the second round to take a commanding 28-11 lead to the intermission. The Lady Tigers added four points to the deficit the third frame with a 13-9 scoring differential, but Newcomerstown won the final eight minutes with a 7-3 scoring advantage to provide the 44-27 final.
Newcomerstown (0-5, 0-4 IVC) hit on just 10-of-26 shots from the field for 38.4 percent and added 5-of-13 from the charity stripe. Paige McMullen paced the Lady Trojans in scoring with nine points including a pair of treys. Karlee Peach added six and Susannah Hall five points. The visitors hauled in 25 rebounds with Peach grabbing down six boards, but were guilty of 39 turnovers.
Strasburg had a pair of double digit scorers with Makenzie Magaha leading the way with 11 points and Talena Starn followed with 10.
Hiland 91, Newcomerstown 12
NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Saturday's Inter-Valley Conference match-up between perennial power Hiland High and the host Newcomerstown Lady Trojans was no contest, with the Lady Hawks rolling to a 91-12 victory.
The Lady Hawks (5-1, 3-1 IVC) soared out to a 38-0 lead after the first quarter to put the game away with Regina Hochstetler pumping in 15 of her game-high 26 points in the stanza.
The Lady Trojans (0-6, 0-5 IVC) finally got on the scoreboard in the second period with Tanisha Grewell putting up three points and Brittany Lowry connected on a pair of free throws, but the Lady Hawks still took the quarter by a 20-5 margin to lead 58-5 at the halftime break.
Lowry finished with four points to lead the limited Newcomerstown offense.
Indian Valley 48, Tusky Valley 43
GNADENHUTTEN-- Homestanding Indian Valley High picked up a 48-43 decision over rival Tusky Valley Saturday afternoon in Principals Athletic Conference action.
The Lady Trojans' jumped out to a 7-5 lead after the first quarter, but a 14-10 run to end the half by Indian Valley sent the Braves' into the break with a slim 19-17 lead.
The Lady Braves followed with a 9-4 advantage in the third quarter for a seven-point edge (28-21) entering the fourth quarter.
Tusky Valley out scored the Lady Braves by a 22-20 margin in the final quarter, but Indian Valley held on for the win.
The Lady Braves finished 16-of-35 from the field and connected on 10-of-16 from the charity stripe.
Indian Valley was paced by Sydney Kandray with 16 points and Paige Saho, Emily Baker and Katie Shamel each contributed eight.
Tusky Valley was paced by Mariah Horstman with a game high 17 point effort and Corri Moris followed with 11.
The Trojans finished the game 16-of-43 from the field and hit 10-of-13 from the foul line.
The Braves finished with a slim 25-23 rebounding edge, with Saho grabbing 13 and Shamel picking up seven. The Trojans' Horstman and Rachel Cornell both grabbed six caroms.