NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Despite poor shooting initially, the Caldwell High Lady Redskins proved triumphant in girls' basketball action Wednesday, downing the Newcomerstown Lady Trojans by a 58-45 margin.
The Lady 'Skins used a near-perfect 22-3 second quarter scoring advantage that broke the game open.
The Lady 'Skins found themselves starring at a 14-8 deficit after the initial quarter, however, the aforementioned 22-3 second quarter scoring surge gave Caldwell a 30-17 edge heading into the half.
Anna Weisend was a big key as she pumped in 10 of her 12 points in the second frame.
Caldwell connected on 11-of-27 action shots and hit 6-of-7 shots from the charity stripe in the first half en route to its halftime lead.
The Lady Trojans on the other hand, made only 7-of-29 shots from the field in the first half along with 2-of-4 shots from the foul line.
The game proved much closer after the half despite the double-digit deficit.
Newcomerstown matched Caldwell point-for-point over the final two stanzas, but the 13-point lead proved too much.
"This game came down to the second quarter," offered Newcomerstown coach Tripp Hisrich. "We were able to stay with them for three quarters, but everything that could go wrong went wrong in the second (quarter) and a 13-point deficit was too much for us to over come.
"We played poorly on defense in the second quarter which is something that we desperately need to work on," continued the Newcomerstown boss. "Our offensive has improved, but we need to work on finishing plays and capitalizing on easy baskets."
Caldwell (2-11) placed a trio of players in double figures led by Figel with 18 points, followed by Weisend and Lexy Schell who added 12 points apiece.
Karlee Peach lead the way for the Lady Trojans (0-11) with a game-high 20 points, followed by Susannah Hall and Sam Watson who added seven and eight points, respectively.
The Trojans won the battle of the boards by a 25-13 margin behind Peach's nine rebounds, with Watson adding eight boards. Tiffany Yerian paced the Lady 'Skins with five rebounds,,with Schell grabbing four and Weisend finishing with three.
Turnovers also proved pivotal in the contest as the Lady Trojans were plagued by 22 to Caldwell's eight.
Tusky Valley 52,
Indian Valley 45
ZOARVILLE -- The final two periods proved pivotal in Wednesday's match-up between Principal Athletic Conference rivals Indian Valley and Tusky Valley, as the home standing Lady Trojans prevailed by a 52-45 margin over the Lady Braves.
Indian Valley jumped out to an early 14-7 lead after the opening quarter, however, a 14-8 second quarter showing by Tusky valley gave the Trojans a one point leads 22-21 going into the half.
Tusky Valley extended their lead in the third period behind a 14-12 scoring tilt and a subsequent 17-11 scoring advantage in the final period propelled the Lady Trojans to a key Conference victory.
Katie Shamel paved the way for the Indian Valley with a game high 18 points, followed by Emily Baker who added 13 in the losing effort.
The Trojans finished with two players in double figures, led by Mariah Horstman with 15 points, followed by Cori Morris with 10.
Both teams notched 20 rebounds in the game, Indian Valley was paced by Paige Soho with seven boards and Shamel grabbed six. The Lady Trojans were led by Sydney Gilland with seven boards and teammate's Morris and Breanna Schnegg grabbed four apiece.
East Canton 55,
CANTON -- Offense was in short supply on Saturday for the Newcomerstown High Lady Trojans in a 55-24 road loss to East Canton in Inter-Valley Conference girls' hardwood action.
The winlessLady Trojans (0-12) tallied just a bucket from Paige McMullen in the opening quarter, falling behind by a 16-2 margin.
East Canton extended its lead to 31- 7 at the intermission with a 15-5 scoring edge in the second quarter.
Newcomerstown failed to get anyone to double figures in scoring, and was led by McMullen who finished with seven markers while Susannah Hall chipped in six.
Sarah Green led East Canton with 18 points while Abby Cook tallied 12 and Kaitlyn McCullough finished with 10.