Indian Valley 48, Claymont 45

GNADENHUTTEN -- With a strong finish in the final quarter, the Indian Valley Lady Braves squeezed past the visiting Claymont Lady Mustangs 48-45 Monday.

The Lady Mustangs broke on top 9-7 the opening frame and added two points to the deficit the second round with a 25-23 scoring advantage to take a 34-30 lead to the locker room at the halftime break. Following a third quarter in which neither team could score, the Lady Braves out scored the visitors 18-11 the final eight minutes to overcome the deficit and complete the comeback for the three-point win.

Indian Valley poured in 17-of-35 field shots for 48.5 percent and added 11-of-19 from the foul line. The Lady Braves had three players score in double figures paced by Katie Shamel with 18 points. Emily Baker followed with 12 points and Paige Saho rounded out the trio with 10 markers. Shamel also had three of the eight assists and three of the seven steals. Baker also chipped in with three steals and Saho had a pair of assists. The Lady Braves collected 22 rebounds with Saho completing a double-double grabbing down 10 and Shamel adding eight boards.

Claymont made just 19-of-49 floor shots for 38.7 percent and tacked on just 5-of-14 from the bonus line. T. Sunderlin led the way with 12 points, while C. Sowers and M. Stubbins added 10 points each. The Lady Mustangs pulled down 18 rebounds led by Sunderlin with nine.

In the preliminary reserve contest, Megan Baker tallied nine points to lead the young Lady Braves to a 50-32 win over Claymont.

Ridgewood 53, Newcomerstown 13

WEST LAFAYETTE -- Still searching for that elusive first win, the Newcomerstown Lady Trojans dropped a 53-13 decision to the rival Ridgewood Lady Generals Wednesday in a Inter-Valley Conference clash.

The Lady Generals posted a narrow 7-5 lead the initial quarter, but Newcomerstown failed to score the second round, while Ridgewood poured in 16 to build a 23-5 lead going to the locker room at the half. Coming out of the break, the Lady Generals put it away essentially with a 18-2 scoring advantage the third to carry a 41-7 lead to the final eight minutes and coasted to the 53-13 victory scoring a 12-6 edge the last stanza.

Newcomerstown (0-15, 0-11 IVC) was just 6-of-31 from the field and added just 1-of-6 from the free throw line. Sam Watson, Karlee Peach and Paige McMullen scored four points each to pace the Lady Trojans. Peach also pulled down eight of Newcomerstown's 20 rebounds as the visitors committed 32 turnovers.

Ridgewood converted 19 field goal attempts and tacked on 14-of-19 from the charity stripe. Laura Frazee paced the Lady Generals with 20 points with Amanda Lowery following with 16.