Newcomerstown was defeated in its last regular season game of the year, 41-28, by Tuscarawas Central Catholic on Monday night in Inter-Valley Conference action.
The Trojans (4-16, 3-13 IVC) were down just 10-9 after one quarter of play, but fell back in the second as the Saints outscored them 14-9 in the second to build a six-point halftime lead.
Newcomerstown trimmed a point off in the third quarter to cut the lead to five, but were only managed two fourth-quarter points as the black and gold closed out the 13-point win.
Steph Felton led the Trojans with 11 points, followed by Kori Conner with eight.
Chelsea Fenton cashed in six points and pulled down a team-high six rebounds.
Hannah Patchan paced Central Catholic (12-8, 9-7 IVC) with 23 points, followed by Mary Lawless with 10 points to go with 10 rebounds. Patchan went over the 1,000 career point mark with her showing on the night as she came into the game seven points shy of her goal.
Newcomerstown hit 12-of-25 field goal attempts and was 4-of-6 from the line while the visitors were 18-of-43 from the field and 3-of-6 at the stripe.
Central Catholic won the reserve game, 49-30.
Central Catholic 41
H. Patchan 10-2-23, Lawless 4-2-10, Burnham 0-0-0, Neidig 4-0-8, Russell 0-0-0. Totals: 18-4-41.
Gibson 0-0-0, S. Felton 5-0-11, Connor 4-0-8, Fenton 2-2-6, Snyder 0-1-1 Roberts 0-0-0, C. Felton 1-0-2. Totals: 12-3-28.
Central Catholic 10 14 7 10 - 41
Newcomerstown 9 9 8 2 - 28
3-point goals: N - S. Felton 1. CC - H. Patchan 1.
Ridgewood beats Harrison Central
DOVER -- Ridgewood put the hammer down early on Harrison Central and never let up as they cruised to a 47-25 win in the Division III sectional semifinal at Dover High on Thursday.
The Generals ran their record to 13-8 and now play Buckeye Trail (13-8) in the lower-bracket sectional final on Wednesday. Game time is 8 p.m. Buckeye Trail was a 41-37 winner over number one seed Steubenville Catholic.
After posting a 15-4 first quarter lead, Ridgewood extended their cushion to 31-11 by halftime. Fifteen of those points came on 3-pointers, as the Generals were 5-of-7 from that range. A 12-5 third period gave the orange and black a 43-16 advantage heading into the final eight minutes. The Huskies won the round, 9-4, with all of their points coming in the final three minutes of play after the bench was emptied for the Generals.
Courtney Babcock led the General charge with 12 points. Steffinee Powers came through with nine points, including three treys, while Maggie Nagle and Kayla Tedrick both contributed eight for a well-balanced attack.
Nagle also pulled down six rebounds and had three steals while Tedrick got four caroms boards and three steals.
Heather May scored eight points and snagged 10 rebounds to lead Harrison Central (9-11).
McDorman 1-0-2, Babcock 4-2-12, Vaiea 2-0-4, Tedrick 3-2-4, Nagle 3-2-8, Patterson 2-0-4, Powers 3-0-9. Totals: 18-6-47.
Harrison Central 25
Thompson 0-1-1, Harrison 1-0-3, Wright 1-0-2, Shultz 1-2-5, May 4-0-8, Richards 2-2-6. Totals: 9-5-25.
Ridgewood 15 16 12 4 - 47
Harrison Central 4 7 5 9 - 25
3-point goals: R - Powers 3; Babcock 2. H - Shultz 1.
Indian Valley falls to Garaway
DOVER -- Indian Valley made a quick exit from the Division III sectional tournament as the team fell to Garaway, 38-23, on Wednesday at Dover High School.
Both teams couldn't find the bottom of the cylinder in the first quarter as it ended with a 2-2 tie. Things opened up a little bit in the second frame, but not much, with the Pirates posting a 7-4 advantage for a 9-6 halftime lead.
Garaway came out in the third quarter and took charge with a 15-11 showing, followed by a 14-6 fourth period to win going away.
Danielle Ridgeway knocked down eight points while Kallie Garbrandt added seven to lead the Braves, who finished the season at 5-16.
Kristen Troyer paced the Pirates (15-6) with 13 points while Kenzie Kaufman contributed 10.
Indian Valley was 7-of-21 from the field and 8-of-11 from the line. Garaway knocked down 13-of-28 from the floor and converted 10-of-17 free throws.
The Pirates led the boards, 19-11, with Troyer snagging six of them.
Miller 1-2-4, Kettlewell 0-1-1, Troyer 5-2-13, Seilhamer 1-0-3, Bardall 2-3-7, Kaufman 4-2-10. Totals: 13-10-38.
Indian Valley 23
McMillen 1-0-2, K. Bond 1-3-5, S. Bond 0-0-0, Henderson 0-1-1, Garbrandt 3-0-7, Ridgeway 2-4-8. Totals: 7-8-23
Indian Valley 2 4 11 6 - 23
Garaway 2 7 15 14 - 38
3-point goals: IV - Garbrandt 1. G - Seilhamer, Troyer 1.
Nc'town has opening round win
UHRICHSVILLE -- Newcomerstown posted a big 59-43 opening round win over Malvern in the Division IV sectional tournament held at Claymont High School on Saturday.
The Trojans used strong inside play and tenacious defense to come away with the victory.
Head coach Craig Hamilton said, "Our post players played very well underneath and did a good job catching the ball inside and finishing the job. And our guards were sharp in finding them. We didn't take many bad shots and got what we wanted out of most possessions."
Steph Felton was on fire for the Trojans, finishing with 28 points. Her total was well distributed throughout the game as she scored six in the first period, eight in the second, 10 in the third, and four in the fourth. Chelsea Fenton fired in 10 points while Allison Snyder knocked down eight. Kori Conner came through with seven tallies, including three free throws in the final eight minutes. Erica Roberts added four points.
"Everyone played a smart game. Steph played very strong and she got a lot of help from her teammates who worked to get her open and then fed her the ball. At halftime though we said we needed more people to step up to help with scoring and they did. I thought we ended up with a good balanced offense."
Newcomerstown (5-16) darted out to a 14-8 first quarter lead. The Trojans used a 10-6 second period to make it a 24-14 game at the half.
The orange and black continued their push in the third frame and won it by an 18-13 score. A 17-16 edge favoring Newcomerstown in the fourth quarter gave the final margin.
Jennifer Hall scored 17 points to lead Malvern (2-19) and Morgan McKinney added 14. Hall came out with two first quarter treys and added four more points in the second quarter for 10 total by halftime. But she could only score seven in the second half with five of those late in the game.
"Our defense made some great adjustments and held their guards down, especially in the second half," said Hamilton. "I also was pleased with the way we controlled the boards."
The Trojans now have their work cut out for them, as they take on number seed Hiland this Friday at 8 p.m. The game will be played at Claymont High School.
Gibson 1-0-2, Felton 12-2-28, Conner 2-3-7, Fenton 5-0-10, Snyder 4-0-8, Roberts 2-0-4. Totals: 26-5-59.
McKinney 4-5-14, Hall 6-2-17, Richards 1-0-3, James 0-1-1, Dexter 1-2-4, Mayle 1-2-4. Totals: 13-12-43.
Newcomerstown 14 10 18 17 - 59
Malvern 8 6 13 16 - 43
3-point goals: N - Felton 2. M - Hall 3; McKinney, Richards 1.